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We're a small group of film fans dedicated to celebrating the cinematic art of exploding helicopters. You may not have noticed before, but helicopters in films have a curious tendency to blow-up. Often in bizarre circumstances.

For too long, this phenomenon has remained undocumented, under-researched and unappreciated. But we’re determined to change that.

We're attempting to catalogue every chopper fireball that’s been captured on celluloid. We want to eulogise those films which show innovative, imaginative and ingenious helicopter explosions. As well as point the finger at those directors who dishonour the genre with poorly executed whirlybird conflagrations.

As the world’s only scholars of helicopter explosions in film, we take our work seriously. We make no apology for the irreverent approach we may take to the rest of movie.

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  • Exploding Helicopter - Colossal
    Exploding Helicopter - Colossal “She’s the monster, I’m the robot.” Will is joined by Nick Rehak from French Toast Sunday to review the romantic comedy, meets Japanese kaiju movie, meets dark relationship drama, Colossal (2017). They try to work what sort of film it is, and then look at a rare ‘slap-sticky’ exploding helicopter. Show notes Colossal (2017) Directed by: Nacho Vigalondo Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudekis, Dan Stevens Plot: Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon. Episode 88.
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  • Exploding Helicopter - Dragon Wars
    Exploding Helicopter - Dragon Wars “Aren’t you going to congratulate me – it’s my 20th birthday.” It’s a very special episode of Exploding Helicopter as we take a look at Dragon Wars (2007), the film with most helicopter explosions in cinematic history. To help us look at this piece film history we’re joined by Nick Rehak from French Toast Sunday. Show notes Dragon Wars (2007) Director: Hyung-rae Shim Cast: Jason Behr, Amanda Brooks, Robert Forster Plot: Once every 500 years, ancient mythical creatures come to Earth to wreak havoc and destruction. This time they must be stopped. Episode 85.
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  • Exploding Helicopter - Codename Wild Geese
    Exploding Helicopter - Codename Wild Geese “We’re only screaming to scare them.” When you think of the great directors of Italian cinema you think of Fellini, Pasolini, Visconti, Antonioni, Rosselini and other people whose names end in ‘I’. But on this show we’re celebrating one of the unsung heroes of Italian cinema – Antonio Margheriti. We’re joined by Matt Poirier from DTV Connoisseur to review the film and we discuss the eclectic cast, and it’s unusual and spectacular special effects Show notes Codename: Wild Geese (1984) Plot: A team of mercenaries go to the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia to overthrow a dictator who is also major opium manufacturer. Cast: Lewis Collins, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Van Cleef and Klaus Kinski. Episode 84.
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  • Exploding Helicopter - Amerigeddon
    Exploding Helicopter - Amerigeddon “You know, when I was your age – I was a tough son of a biscuit eater - just like you.” On this show, Exploding Helicopter takes a deep dive into the bonkers conspiracy thriller Amerigeddon (2016). After the United Nations engineers a military takeover over of the USA - yes, the same United Nations that struggles to organise a drinks reception in a wine bar – it’s up to one, lone, Texan family to lead the fight back. To help review the film Will is joined by Nick Rehak from French Toast Sunday. They discuss the insane plot, some strange cameos, plus a truly unique exploding helicopter. Show notes Amerigeddon (2016) Plot: A global organisation aligned with the United Nations disables the United States' power grid and institutes Martial Law. Can a dedicated family of patriots save America and reclaim its freedom. Stars: Dina Meyer, Diane Ladd, AnnaLynne McCord
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  • Exploding Helicopter - Dreamcatcher
    Exploding Helicopter - Dreamcatcher “Oo-be-dooby-do, where are you?” On this show Will is joined by Nick Rehak from French Toast Sunday to review the bonkers Stephen King adaptation, DREAMCATCHER (2003). They try to work just what the hell is going on in the plot, why Morgan Freeman has been dressed as an owl, before taking a look at the film’s exploding helicopter action. Show notes Dreamcatcher (2003) Director: Lawrence Kasdan Starring: Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Tom Sizemore, Donnie Wahlberg, Thomas Jane and Morgan Freeman Plot: Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.
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  • Exploding Helicopter - The Domino Principle
    Exploding Helicopter - The Domino Principle “Salami, cheese, pickles in a barrel.” On this show Will is joined by Todd Liebenow from the Forgotten Filmcast to review the Seventies conspiracy thriller The Domino Principle (1977). They try and work out who’s out to get them while taking a look at an exciting exploding helicopter. Show notes The Domino Principle (1977) Director: Stanley Kramer Cast: Gene Hackman, Richard Widmark, Eli Wallach, Candice Bergen Plot summary: A Vietnam War veteran, imprisoned for murder, is offered his freedom if he accepts to undertake a contract killing for a shady organisation.
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  • Exploding Helicopter - Takers
    Exploding Helicopter - Takers “Nice house. Cool view. Great scotch.” Heist films follow a largely identical template. A group of misfit individuals are brought together to execute a seemingly fool-proof plan, only for the whole enterprise to go disastrously wrong. So, given the plot of TAKERS (2010), it seemed only fitting that Exploding Helicopter regulars Will and Dara teamed up with Barry and Jairo from The True Bromance Podcast to discuss this masterpiece of cinema. Episode 79. Show notes Takers (2010) Directed by John Luessenhop Starring: Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Michael Ealy, TI, Chris Brown, Zoe Saldana, Hayden Christensen Plot: A seasoned team of bank robbers successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. But then a former member of their team is released from prison and convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to pulling off the grand heist, a reckless police officer inches closer to apprehending the criminals.
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  • Exploding Helicopter - Golgo 13 The Professional
    Exploding Helicopter - Golgo 13 The Professional "I've waited so long for you to pull my trigger." On this show we're looking at a historic film. GOLGO 13: THE PROFESSIONAL (1983) is the very first animation to incorporate CGI. Not only that, the groundbreaking specials effects are used to explode a helicopter. Amazing! Who thought Exploding Helicopter podcast could be so educational? To review this epoch marking event we're joined by Nick Rehak from French Toast Sunday. Episode 78. Show notes Golgo 13: The Professional (1983) Directed by Osamu Dezaki Plot: After killing the son of a powerful oil tycoon, an assassin-for-hire becomes the target of American soldiers and superhuman killers. Stars: Tetsurô Sagawa, Gorô Naya, Toshiko Fujita
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  • Exploding Helicopter - The Lego Movie
    Exploding Helicopter - The Lego Movie “Release the copper choppers.” On this episode we venture into the world of animated exploding helicopter action when we review The Lego Movie (2014). We’re joined by Nick Rehak from French Toast Sunday to discuss the film’s blend of comedy, action and social critique. And, of course, we look at the rare animated exploding helicopter action. Episode 76.
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  • Exploding Helicopter - You Only Live Twice
    Exploding Helicopter - You Only Live Twice “Japanese proverb say, bird never make nest in bare tree.” On this show Will is joined by Richard Kirkham from Kirkham A Movie A Day to review You Only Live Twice (1967). They discuss the film’s highs (and many lows), and examine the first fully formed appearance of Blofeld in the Bond universe. They also take a look at the film’s outstanding aerial helicopter battle as 007 fights four Spectre choppers in the iconic ‘Little Nellie’. Episode 75 Show notes You Only Live Twice (1967) Director: Lewis Gilbert Cast: Sean Connery, Tetsurô Tanba, and Donald Pleasance Plot: Agent 007 and the Japanese Secret Service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.
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