Six Degrees of Action: Short Circuit/Robocop
One is a family friendly comedy from the 1980’s. The other is one of the most violent films of the 1980’s
But they are united with Six Degrees of Action…
Short Circuit was a big hit in 1986. The film about an experimental robot who is electrocuted and “comes to life” starred Steve Guttenberg (a man who still wishes it was the 1980’s), Ally Sheedy and Fisher Stevens.
1. Undisputed – Fisher Stevens would also star as James “Ratbag” Kroycek in the 2002 film, Undisputed that also starred Ving Rames and Wesley Snipes.
2. Drop Zone – Snipes would play Pete Nessip opposite Gary Busey in one of the many skydiving movies of the 1990’s, Drop Zone.
3. Bulletproof – Who can forget Gary Busey as Frank McBain in Bulletproof? You know the movie where he escapes certain death by rolling away on a giant wooden spool? In Bulletproof, Busey is joined by such luminaries as L.Q. Jones, Henry Silva, William Smith, Juan Fernandez and R.G. Armstrong.
4. Predator – R.G. Armstrong plays General Phillips in what may possibly be my favorite Arnold movie of all time, Predator. It was a movie that featured two future governors and the one and the only Carl Weathers.
5. Action Jackson – Carl Weathers’ was the top dog in Action Jackson. Not only did he have the opportunity to star in a major motion picture, he had the opportunity to work with two lovely ladies, Vanity and Sharon Stone.
6. Total Recall – You may be asking yourself, why didn’t you just go from Predator to Total Recall instead of taking the Action Jackson detour… my answer to you is, the feature is called 6 Degrees of Action and I really like to talk about Action Jackson. Anyway, Sharon Stone joins Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall as does Ronny Cox.
And we all know Ronny Cox was evil OCP executive Dick Jones in Robocop…