Pretty in Podcast covers the 1983 New Zealand film Savage Islands, better known as Nate and Hayes, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O’Keefe and Jenny Seagrove. It was written by David Odell, based on a story by Lloyd Phillips, Rob Whitehouse and David Odell. It was, at one point, given a rewrite by John Hughes. And, if this film seems like very un-John Hughes film, there’s a very, very good reason for that . . .
Tag: John Hughes
A look into the product placement in Mr. Mom. For this episode I’m going to do something a little different and talk specifically about one man, Robert Kovoloff. His name doesn’t appear in the credits for Mr Mom, nor does it appear in almost any of the hundreds of films that he was involved with. In fact his IMDB page lists seven films. Robert Kovoloff worked in promotions, or Product placement and Mr. Mom was a movie made at the height of Kolovoff’s success and may have included more successful product placements than any other film under his influence.
Mr. Mom is available from Shout Factory and probably a bunch of other places.
NOTE: This is a revised version of an earlier version. If you’re one of the rare few who listened to the original version, skip ahead to 13:00 to hear the revised material.
Part of Pretty in Podcast’s sub-series inspired by the works of John Hughes. The Joy of Sex led me down a worm hole of a larger story that needed to be broken up into a few parts. This part is the John Hughes part, which involves a remarkable cast of characters, including Penny Marshall, John Belushi, Michael Eisner, and Dan Greenburg. National Lampoon’s The Joy of Sex was to be Penny Marshall’s directorial debut, and was the last movie John Belushi was negotiating to star in. Had Belushi not died, this could have also been John Hughes’ first produced script.
Special Guest star: Sarah Innis from Dress Code Cracker: The Podcast as Penny Marshall. Sadly, without a Brooklyn accent.