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The Film Crew: Giant of Marathon

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After MST3K but before RiffTrax, there was…. The Film Crew! This short-lived but hilarious four-episode project featured our own Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett as three basement-dwelling working stiffs tasked with reviewing movies for their insane boss.

Before Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Arnold “The Governator” Schwarzenegger there was Steve “The Bodybuilder Referenced in One Rocky Horror Picture Show Song” Reeves. Mr. Reeves was famous for playing Hercules, but in Giant of Marathon he plays the much less impressive muscle-dude Phillipides, mythical hero of the Battle of Marathon. Yes, he fought a bunch of guys in a gas station NAHH we kid!

This is a sword and sandals epic of a type much beloved by Italy in the 1950s, where Mr. Reeves spend much time pumped, oiled, and glistening for the Euro-camera while saying words occasionally. If you’re a fan of sexy classical babes and shirtless dudes in tiny skirts (NOT MIKE, KEVIN AND BILL, DO NOT FEAR), then the Film Crew has just the riff for you. Um, this one.

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Average: 9.4 (66 votes)

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Movie Decade

Release date

February 12, 2016


80 minutes