Brainwaves: Ask the Brain 3.0
It has been far too long since I took the opportunity to answer some of the questions we receive here at the site from action movie fanatics from literally around the world.
I’ll cut this preamble short and get right into the questions…
1. Was Lou Ferrigno’s voice dubbed in 1985’s The Adventures of Hercules?
I really wanted to start this answer by asking this person a question of my own… that would be, “Are you hard of hearing?” But I certainly don’t want to insult the loyal readers of Bulletproof Action, nor do I want it to appear I am making light of the legendary Lou Ferrigno.
So to simply answer the question, yes I can say with all certainty that Mr. Ferrigno’s voice was in fact dubbed in The Adventures of Hercules, not to mention the 1983 original.
2. What class does Karl Thomasson teach in The Substitute 2: School’s Out?
Sending me a trick question, eh? Karl Thomasson (played by Treat Williams) doesn’t teach a class in The Substitute 2: School’s Out. But under his alias Mr. Frank Perakowski, he teaches history. The same class that Thomasson’s brother taught before he was killed by a street gang known as The Brotherhood that is running amok in and around Lenthrop High School.
One of the most memorable scenes in the movie takes place in Mr. Perakowski’s history class where he teaches the students about the interesting history of the yo-yo. The result… broken glass and orange soda everywhere! That scene has future Scene of the Week written all over it and is one of the reasons I think Treat Williams was the superior substitute over Tom Berenger.
3. You claim to be a Charles Bronson fan, do you know the lyrics to the song the girls sing on the bus in the Charles Bronson classic, Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects?
I am a huge fan of Charles Bronson and may or not have a room dedicated to him in my home. But in the interest of full disclosure, I do not know all the words to the song that the girls sing on the bus in Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects.
But I am not one to ever shy away from doing a little movie research and I don’t need an excuse to re-watch a Charles Bronson film, so I popped Kinjite into the Blu-ray player and here are the lyrics…
P is for party!
A is for alright!
R is for rowdy!
T is for tonight!
Y is for you!
And YOU know what to do!
I said Paaaaaarty!
Don’t let your mama know!
Or she won’t let you go!
Hey! Hey! Hey!
4. What muscle car did Cam have in Tracers?
First, let me say I’m glad I’m not the only action movie fan to have watched the Taylor Lautner actioner, Tracers. I was beginning to think the only people who watched that movie were me and a bunch of Twilight fans. But to answer your question, the muscle car that Cam (Taylor Lautner) inherited from his father and a muscle car he has dreams of one day restoring was a 1967 Pontiac GTO.
Unfortunately, when Cam is up past his eyeballs in debt to the Chinese Mafia, they repossess the car and to pour salt in the wound, they have it restored and start cruising the streets in style.
If you have any other questions concerning vehicles in movies, may I suggest you check out the extremely comprehensive Internet Movie Cars Database.
5. What were all the words used by Bruce Lee in No Retreat, No Surrender?
Is this another trick question or does someone else in the world other than Matt Spector believe that Bruce Lee was actually in the 1986 movie No Retreat, No Surrender?
Bruce Lee sadly passed away in 1973. 13 years prior to the release of No Retreat, No Surrender. And while I know Game of Death was released after Bruce’s death, that was thanks to pre-existing footage. So the total words used by Bruce Lee in No Retreat, No Surrender add up to zero.
If you were asking about the “Ghost of Bruce Lee” character in the movie, I will wait for the Kino Lorber Blu-ray release of No Retreat, No Surrender later this year to transcribe all his words of wisdom.