Oct. 7, 2022

BONUS - "The Best of Times" (1986) with J.B. Huffman from "Manly Movies" Podcast


Do you ever find yourself reminiscing about the past and remembering something you would love to go back and change, a mistake that haunts you on a regular basis. Well that is what this 80’s flick is all about, a man who for 13 years has regretted dropping the ball in a High School Football game and holds himself responsible for the town he lives in being in the doldrums ever since. So fire up the green rocket, put on your white cleats, and get ready to bring the town of Taft out of the bowels of lethargy as Tim Williams and guest co-host, J.B. Huffman, discuss “The Best of Times” from 1986 on this special forgotten 80’s flick episode of the 80’s Flick Flashback Podcast!

Here are some additional behind the scenes trivia we were unable to cover in this episode:

  • The date of the football game, November 15, 1972, was actually a Wednesday. Most Varsity High School football games are played on Fridays or Saturday (if the field did not have lights).
  • Robin Williams later commented that hiring Roger Spottiswoode as a director, a Canadian that was not extremely familiar with American football, may have been a mistake.


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