Out Cold is like someone spliced Caddyshack and Mallrats. In principle, that sounds awesome, right?
Well, unfortunately, that's more in terms of concept—a group of shiftless park rats bumming around their place of work—and the presence of a London brother. In Out Cold, it's Jason, rather than Jeremy.
I guess there's slightly more to it. They do have to save their fledgling ski resort from an evil corporate stooge, John Majors (played by the legendary Lee Majors, how clever). And there's a baffling love triangle that makes less than a semblance of sense.
If this sounds too harsh, I apologize. After all, this wonderful film does contain a polar bear licking salt off someone's balls; that same someone having sex with a whirlpool jet; and a mechanical bull appearing to climax during a rough ride. I'd say the 90s were a lawless time, but this came out in 2001.
Lingering Questions – The Double Turn Podcast breaks a snowboard like it's a table, and then we discuss whether or not there is actual comedy in this movie. (29:48)
The "King of the Mountain" Trivia Challenge – We hear from our brothers in beer at Hop Nation USA, and then Mayor McCheese challenges the field to trivia about the movie. (44:22)
Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week and next up: We continue "Hops and Jingle Bell Flops" with a a video game quest that echoed a familiar pursuit of my own childhood 8-Bit Christmas! (51:47)
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