1989 rolls along on Out of Touchstone, as two Toms return to the studio, giving both Mike and Chad multiple opportunities to mix up their names. First up, Tom Hanks learns the perils of dog ownership in TURNER & HOOCH, and the hosts learn that criminals are dumb. Then we come to the surprising drama AN INNOCENT MAN, featuring a stoic Tom Selleck and a wonderful F. Murray Abraham navigating the prison system. Oh, and we also learn that cops are dumb too.
The summer of 1989 brings two ensemble films beautifully shot on location...with severely mixed results. First up, Chad and Mike look at DISORGANIZED CRIME, in which a stellar cast is undermined by a very uneven script. But at least we get to see Al Bundy curse! Finally, we discuss one of the best films produced by Touchstone Pictures, the Oscar-winning DEAD POETS SOCIETY. Mike gets the chance to continually gush over the film, while Chad has to fight back his own cynicism. Seize the day!
We've come to 1989 on Out of Touchstone, beginning with a couple of Martins going over the top with mixed results. First up is THREE FUGITIVES, which features Martin Short aggravating both Nick Nolte and the viewing audience as a bumbling crook lacking parental guidance. Then we end with NEW YORK STORIES, as revered auteur Martin Scorsese plays to his strengths in one of three short films celebrating his beloved hometown, joined by fellow cinematic titans Woody Allen and Francis Ford Coppola.