Episodes of Cage Dive
06: Having not learned his Rumble Fish lesson, our hero spends six months with uncle Frank making The Cotton Club. Cage plays trumpet player Richard Gere's brother with gangster ambitions. The shoot was miserable, and the movie is interesting to talk about. Ha ha! Join Bryan and Desmond as they reckon with this movie.
.: 41:54 :: 29 August 2023 :.
05: This week on the show, Bryan and Desmond both watch 1984's Racing with the Moon for the first time. This one sees Nicolas Cage playing support to Sean Penn as he tries to woo the "rich girl" before they both ship off to join the Marines ahead of World War II. On top of Penn, there's more recurrences in the Cageverse like an appearance by Crispin Glover, concern about going off to war, and abortion is a subplot! The 80s were wild, y'all!
.: 1:03:49 :: 11 July 2023 :.
04: Well, Nicolas Cage didn't have fun filming it, and Bryan and Desmond didn't have fun watching it. But they enjoyed talking about it - among other diversions and tangents. Next stop on the Cage Dive is Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish. There's a huge amount of talent involved in this one, but it's an art film that finds a pretentious rut and stays there. We have a fun time talking about it, nonetheless.
.: 41:49 :: 26 May 2023 :.
03: This episode, Bryan and Desmond dissect the first credited role to Nicolas Cage: Valley Girl. From having no lines to being the male lead from one role to the next, Cage plays a punk rocker from downtown Hollywood who falls for a girl from the Valley. Shenanigans ensue.
.: 1:14:20 :: 30 April 2023 :.
02: We're back, and it's Desmond's turn to interview Bryan about his Nic Cage fandom before they dive into a meaty review of Nicolas Coppola's feature film debut. Now, not even being Uncle Frank's nephew can guarantee a glorious film debut because, while the film is pretty widely considered a classic, our subject barely appears on-screen and utters zero lines. But why? Listen to our review of Fast Times at Ridgemont High to find out!
.: 1:05:57 :: 04 April 2023 :.
01: In this inaugural episode, Bryan first interviews co-host Desmond about his Nic Cage fandom before the two settle into a review of the failed 1981 TV pilot featuring the first film work of Nic Cage (nee Coppola): The Best of Times. It's got comedy, singing, dancing, Jackie Mason, and dramatic monologues? And in case this all wasn't weird enough, it also features the first film work of heartthrob Crispin Glover!
.: 48:06 :: 26 March 2023 :.