Filmmaker Joe Indusi joins Mike and Jim as they discuss 1991’s Oscar, starring Sylvester Stallone and a relatively unknown actress at the time—Marissa Tomei.
While Oscar is, in fact, a celluloid zero, that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything redeeming about it. On the contrary, this film spurs discussions around the importance of taking risks in life (just as Stallone did in this film), experiences with overbearing fathers, and cases of mistaken identity.
Perhaps the most interesting aspects of this discussion have nothing to do with the film itself, but Joe’s non-sequitur stories about who he’s met working out in Hollywood Gyms. Listen to the end to find out what Joe, Robert Klein, Fabio, and Minnie Driver all have in common.
This episode of the Celluloid Zeroes podcast is brought to you by Mike Carlon’s Novel Slippery People. You can purchase Slippery People in Paperback or e-Book format at Amazon.com. Enjoy the show.