Two new movies on the way in 2015!
Get ready for Bus 657 and Extraction!
In honor of the Sochi Games, PopWatch is taking a look back at a few of our favorite Winter Olympics-themed movies. First up: The Cutting Edge, the classic 1992 “hockey player meets figure skater” romantic comedy. We talked to star D.B. Sweeney — who played cocky ex-hockey star Doug Dorsey, opposite Moira Kelly’s snooty ice queen Kate Moseley — about the making of the film, the impossible physics of its climactic bounce-spin-throw (the “Pamchenko”), and its truly wretched sequels. Toe pick!
THERE’S A NEW SPORTS MOVIE OUT called ‘‘Underdogs.’’ It’s a low-budget high school football melodrama, shot in less than month in Canton, Ohio. The actor D.B. Sweeney plays the hard-ass coach who, as expected, turns the losing program around and, in the rebuilding process, gets to say things like, ‘‘If you look good, you feel good and you play good.’’
D.B. Sweeney’s career has spanned 30 years. He has had memorable roles in the films “Memphis Belle”, “Eight Men Out”, “Gardens of Stone” and “The Cutting Edge”, along with too many television appearances to even mention, including his recurring role on “@ And A Half Men”. He sits down with This Weekend At The Movies to discuss his new film, “Underdogs”.
On Sept. 2, 1988, ‘Eight Men Out’ hit the silver screen, portraying the 1919 Black Sox team which intentionally lost the World Series for money, resulting in eight of their players receiving lifetime bans. Twenty-five years later the film still resonates in MLB as suspensions are being delivered and fought in the Biogenesis doping scandal.
The John Sayles directed film highlights the corruption and cheating with baseball in 1919. A theme still relevant in 2013.
A little bit of Hollywood was in Rogers County Sunday, when film and television actor D.B. Sweeney made a stop in Claremore to spend time with the men and women at the Claremore Veteran’s Center.
On his way to Chicago, Sweeney decided to stop in Claremore with his friend Webster Whinnery, a stuntman/actor, and the brother of Dr. Michael Whinnery, physician at the veterans center, making possible an “under the radar” stop in Claremore.
My latest movie Underdogs is screening this weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona.