Escape from New York

August 15, 2020


In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. When the US president crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake’s mission (and his life) unless he succeeds!

Craig is joined by guest co-host Brendan Agnew (@BLCAgnew on twitter) as they discuss dystopian futures, Brendan’s COVID scare, why save the president and the movie “Escape from New York” on this week’s Matinee Heroes!!

This week’s episode is sponsored by Matinee Heroes presents CastOFF!

The season finale of CastOFF is set!

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Show Notes

  • 1:13

    Craig and guest co-host Brendan Agnew discuss his COVID scare and teaching in the time of corona.
    PS – He and his family tested negative, thankfully.

  • 7:41

    Craig and Brendan discuss “Escape from New York”

  • 32:28


  • 47:41

    Double Feature

  • 50:00

    Final Thoughts

  • 52:43

    A preview of next week’s episode “The Hunt for Red October”

Next week, Craig and Alan celebrate Craig’s birthday with one of his favorite movies “The Hunt for Red October”

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