There Can Be Only One — The Podcast 108: “The Club”

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TCBOO-Podcast-logoTwo movies titled The Club enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch an Australian rules football movie with heart — and a crummy ’90s prom — to see which movie should be called The Club.

The first movie is based on a popular stage production in Australia, which was then turned into a movie, and later turned into Major League in the states. That last part can’t be verified, but the plot is really close.

You have a prestigious sports program that hasn’t been great lately, so management decides to tank the season so they can get their own system in place. The players say screw that and play their hearts out. Sure, there are some differences, like that last part doesn’t happen until the end of the movie, but both movies are close enough in plot that it’s impossible to ignore the similarities.

The second movie involves a high school prom in a murder castle. Certain students are selected to join an organization where everyone kills themselves, thanks to the help of a zany demon. While Herman and Rob were not sure of what tone the movie really wanted, the comedic styling of this abomination made things somewhat entertaining. The real issue came near the end, where the movie refused to quit. Also, this was a lousy excuse to be called The Club.

This one won’t be a toughie, but are any of these movies good enough to call itself The Club? Listen if you dare.

Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring.

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Show credits:

    • Director/Producer: Robert Rau
    • Executive Producer: Jeremy White

About Robert Rau

Robert Rau
Considered a poor man's Pat Sajak, Robert is a mild mannered state employee by day, entertainer by night.

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