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Stone Cold – The Best Movie You Never Saw

November 8, 2019


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(I want you to hit me as hard as you can) ♪ Energetic music ♪ ♪ ♪ The Best Movie You Never Saw Hey everybody, it’s Chris Bumbray for JoBlo.com Here again with a video edition
of ‘The Best Movie You Never Saw’ And this week we’re gonna talk about a movie
I remember catching on cable back in the day.. Stone Cold A 1991 actioner, starring former
football player Brian The Boz Bosworth. Now, first the primer, The Boz was a famous
college football player back in the day. Known for his wild antics on the field, something
which carried over into his short-lived NFL career. He played for the Seattle Seahawks for two years,
before wrecking his knee and ending his NFL career. Now, his outspoken personality and
rock star style made him a bit of an icon. So even if his NFL career was considered something
of a buzz, given all the hype surrounding him, Hollywood still came a-knocking. Back in his era action flicks were king. Arguably, there were
three tiers of action movies: On top of the heap there were the Sylvester Stallone,
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis movies. Just below them were the Jean-Claude
Van Damme and Steven Seagal films. Formerly, those ranks were bolstered
by Chuck Norris and Charles Bronson. But both saw their respective box offices plummet,
opening the doors for new entrees into the B-list. And on the third tier where the DTV action stars, like Lorenzo Lamas and Jeff Wincott,
who never really broke though. In the early 90’s a lot of guys
tried to break into the second tier, including Jeff Speakman with the Perfect Weapon, Mark Dacascos, who you may have all seen
in John Wick Chapter 3 Parabellum with a movie, called Only the Strong. And infamously, Andrew Dice Clay
with the Adventures of Ford Fairlane. “Now, get the fuck outta here.” Arguably, The Boz had one of the stronger vehicles,
being the classic undercover cop type thriller. In which he plays a cop on the edge. And let me tell you, there are no other
kinds in 80’s and 90’s action movies. In it he infiltrates a terrorist biker gang,
led by Lance Henriksen’s messianic villain Chains. Now, Bosworth is actually fairly
well-cast as far as these things go. I mean, he looks like a rock and roller
with his double frosted mullet and bruiser physique. I mean, I actually kinda
believe him as a biker in this. I’m not sure if more polished guy,
like Van Damme could’ve pulled it off. And Seagal?
Nah, there’s just no chance. (Faintly)
I’m a cop.. (Breathing heavily) My wife and family were murdered. Dolph Lundgren? Maybe, the Boz nails it.
He looks like he parties hard. And it meshes well with this world, only bested by, maybe, Charlie Sheen in his similar underrated flick, called
Beyond The Law, that hit cable around that time. Now, I’m not gonna pretend this is anything
other than a by-the-numbers goofy action flick. In fact, with a less talented cast and crew,
this might’ve been really bad. And sure enough, co-stars William Forsythe
and Lance Henriksen have both gone on record, talking about what a mess the original script was. To quote Forsythe: “Oh yeah. Worst script ever written. We had no script. Madness. I just actually
saw Lance Henriksen recently and we laughed, because.. basically, I don’t think there was one line
from the script that was actually said in the movie. We made up our parts, which is why,
I think, it has this cult life.” “Lance and I, we’re shocked to this
day, because we were making this film, you know, well, we really didn’t have
anything in it other than what we were doing. It’s shocking, when I go to a conventions, how many
people come up to me and talk to me about this film. So it’s something of a cult movie.” Now, the original director was,
apparently, sacked in favor of Craig R. Baxley. Who previously directed
“I Come In Peace” with Dolph Lundgren, and gave Henriksen and Forsythe
some much needed leeway. To quote Henriksen: “So I knew a new director was coming in,
and I met him in the lobby right after plane. And I said, “Hi, I’m Lance and blah-blah-blah.” And I said, “We’re really in trouble, man.” And at the risk of being fired, I said to him,
“You can’t do what this guy wrote. Because what he had written, every line that I had,
was Biblical, I mean right out of the Bible.” And I said, “Wait a minute. The minute I open
my mouth, the audience is gonna lean back and go, “I’m not listening to this jerk.”” “So anyway,” I said. “We’re gonna have to improvise
it all. I don’t wanna change the narrative or the scenes that have to happen. But everything I have to say, well,
we just can’t say it. We have to create it.” Now, the movie earns its place in this
column on the merits of its villains. Stone Cold has two great ones. First, there’s William Forsythe
as the muscle-bound baddie Ice, who has it in for Bosworth from the start. And as this quote suggests, he made
up most of his lines, including great off-the-cuff ones. Like when he tells Bosworth he looks like
a grown-up version of Bamm-Bamm from the Flintstones. This is what makes the movie what it is. Even better is Lance Henriksen,
who takes what could’ve been a road to bad guy role and turns him into a cultish charismatic leader. He mercilessly chews the scenery and like Forsythe
plays fast and loose with his dialogue. “His head is all fucked up.”
(Laughs) These two are impeccable playing off of each other
and part of me wishes Forsythe had been the hero against Henriksen the baddie. “You want to know what my fear is, bro? My fear is that this boy Stone has got you
wrapped around his little finger, that’s my fear. We have a lot at stake. I’m afraid that when we wake up tomorrow,
he’s gonna be in on everything, you know.” “Then I’ll chop his arms and legs off and
I’ll weld him into a steel tank and drop him in the bayou. (Chuckles softly) So fuck you, man, the Whip’s mine.” Would’ve been nifty,
although The Boz does just fine. Now to give you an idea of Bosworth’s persona,
here’s a cliche but fun moment from the film. Which serves as the introduction to his character. (Thump!) (Glass shatters, crash, screams) “What have you got to say
for yourself this time?” “You got to clean up on Aisle 4.” ♪ Rock music ♪ This is where the movie excels. Action! This one is hardcore R-rated wall-to-wall carnage with the climax, that rivals
the most action-packed movies of the era. We even got a motorcycle taking out a chopper. And there’s also a creepy-ass moment, where Lance Henriksen uses his bike
wheels to take off crony’s fingers. I mean, this part gave me nightmares when
I was a kid and totally offended my parents, who were shocked that they were allowing me
to watch such a violent movie in the first place. But alas, I was 10 years old
and couldn’t be talked out of these things. Really though, Stone Cold
in it’s own way is a thing of beauty. Is it a good movie? No. Is it a fun one? Definitely. Too bad the movie tanked at the box office, earning a paltry 9.1 million
against its 25 million dollar budget. Now for a bit of trivia, check out the list of producers
and note the presence of Michael Douglas. And that’s right, it’s The Michael Douglas with his company The Stone Group named
after Romancing the Stone behind the financing. They had more success the same
year with the same studio, Sony when they put out
Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Double Impact. So suffice to say, you really have to watch
Stone Cold with your tongue firmly in its cheek. It’s a film of its era,
but in that regard it’s a heck of a lot of fun. Especially, if late 80’s – early 90’s
R-rated action is your cup of tea. For JoBlo.com, I’m Chris Bumbray. ♪ ♪ (Thud) ♪ Rock music ♪ Written & Narrated
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100 Comments

  • Reply PsiClone 414 June 23, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    BESTOFTHEBEST

  • Reply Ernest Thompson June 23, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    GFBD!!!!

  • Reply thepayne78 June 23, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    I totally forgot about Beyond the Law that was a great flick.

  • Reply SpaceMonkey 907 June 24, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Sound on this vid is crap

  • Reply Daniel D June 24, 2019 at 1:01 am

    This is why most of today’s movies suck…You hardly ever get a motorcycle movie anymore.

  • Reply Jack Torrance June 24, 2019 at 1:15 am

    And right watching your Excellent critique of this movie, I find it playing on a channel right below you!!!! Making popcorn now!!!!

  • Reply The Chesire Cat June 24, 2019 at 9:59 am

    And now we know how wrestler Steve Austin got the whole "Stone Cold" Steve Austin gimmick name from.

  • Reply onemorebrando June 24, 2019 at 10:10 am

    This movie is very much like Cobra

  • Reply Christopher Moltisanti June 24, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Speak for yourself this movie is a classic.

  • Reply JustinHuman June 24, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    The Riff-Trax version is better.

  • Reply Shawn Singletary June 24, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Possibly my favorite movie of that time

  • Reply Doug0101 June 24, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    I had vivid memory of a scene where a biker gang leader shooting two cops in crates. I was wondering if this was that movie and turns out it was.

  • Reply Beau Morris June 24, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Lance is always my Fave….

  • Reply ino592002 June 25, 2019 at 1:07 am

    This was a really good film, now granted I was in 8th grade when it came out but I kind of looked at it like biker version of a New Jack City

  • Reply Francisco Diaz June 25, 2019 at 2:34 am

    This movie was the sh!t

  • Reply Corky DeLarge June 25, 2019 at 2:47 am

    If ya'll wanna see Stone Cold now, gimme a hell yeah!🍺🍻🍺

  • Reply catburglar82 June 25, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Nice. Saw this as a kid too. Immediate nostalgia ensued. They just don't make em like this anymore.
    Dumb but fun.

  • Reply Cat M June 25, 2019 at 4:38 am

    0m52s = Duke?!!

  • Reply Graham Collins June 25, 2019 at 7:50 am

    The best movie you never saw videos are absolutey brilliant! Im gonna buy stone cold now 🕶

  • Reply Nikola Petrović June 25, 2019 at 10:08 am

    I watched this on VHS years ago.

  • Reply reductio1000 June 25, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    i never thought a pretty lady was SOMETHING you gave away.

  • Reply KillSwitchNY June 25, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Is the guy on thr right Les Gold from Hardcore Pawn?

  • Reply Richard Branham June 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Great Video. Great work. Even though Seen this movie many times. Actually own it on DVD. Lance Henriksen plays an awesome bad guy and William Forsythe is great as well. This is definitely the best movie "The Boz" did during his film career. Non stop Action and excitement. If you haven't seen it, definitely worth a look.

  • Reply Jack Mack June 25, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    I really like this film. Saw it in theaters. I followed Boz's career for a few years after this, mostly straight to cable fare. Craig R. Baxley started as a stuntman before directing many eps of A-TEAM. (Btw, I Come In Peace is one of my favorites with Dolph Lundgren.) I always thought that this film paired well with Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man.

  • Reply Garett Anderson June 25, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    I've seen it, about fifty times I've seen it.

  • Reply WolfThornn Holtzklau June 25, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    Gonna track it down now. Thanks.

  • Reply Ronnie J Dio June 26, 2019 at 12:22 am

    Great film

  • Reply Gantinx Gantinx June 26, 2019 at 1:01 am

    So glad you reminded me of this movie and Ford Fairlaine!!!!

  • Reply mrawdog June 26, 2019 at 1:37 am

    the perfect weapon was such a good movie though, i still remember the opening scene when he is doing some karate shit to the music "i got the power" lol good times

  • Reply gregory valdivieso June 26, 2019 at 5:54 am

    YES…….

  • Reply David Gibson June 26, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Seen it Loved it

  • Reply Rob Christian June 26, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Saw it a few times… The Boz!!

  • Reply Ralph 328 Chauncey St. June 26, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Great flick but like the original Hitcher,Bachelor Party,Fast Times,Clockwork Orange,Boys Next Door and I Spit on Your Grave we would cut school,rent these movies and watch them over and over and over!
    I remember my mom getting a $400 dollar late fee,because I kept some of these movies. Luckily my homeboy's lil sister worked at that video store!
    Nothing like a new lease on life! LOL

  • Reply JV Harbin June 27, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Ford Fairlane was a good movie

  • Reply obi wan June 27, 2019 at 5:23 am

    I saw it back in jr high, so nice try!

  • Reply BigDaddy June 27, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Lol seen this sooooo many fucking times and it’s still awesome

  • Reply canderia June 27, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Seen it many times. My problem with it is that it kinda takes a dive after William Forsythe dies.

  • Reply LoneWolfOne June 27, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Or what about Beyond the Law with Charlie Sheen? I think that ones even better.

  • Reply ABoyd1852 June 27, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Seen it about 50 times. Loved this movie.

    This movie also really made me want to ride a motorcycle thru a courthouse. Looks fun.

  • Reply Skaarxiong1 June 27, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    seen it back in the days when it was on VHS. same with Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, 1989 Punisheep…i mean, Punisher. there used tobe this thing on cable call "movies for guys who likes movies" they show nothing but testosterone movies and it was awesome. now, all we have are fags in spandex and wuss in power suit.

  • Reply Junjie ZEROCOOL June 28, 2019 at 4:42 am

    I saw this

  • Reply Fred Miller Jr June 28, 2019 at 6:39 am

    I watched it repeatedly on late night cable TV back in the 90s.

  • Reply Smith Wesson June 28, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Saw this on VHS back in school, not my choice. It was a great movie for that party, and we all enjoyed it. Always remembered it. But try to search for it, and you will always find some wrestling crap with Steve Austin instead. This review was spot on!

  • Reply smackedinthejaw June 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Awesome 90s movie. I love the part where Chains is telling Stone about his 'colours' and what happens if they hit the ground…even in a fight.

  • Reply jeff stroud June 28, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    seen it a few times one of my oldies but goodies

  • Reply Billy William June 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Looks like Brock Lesnar…

  • Reply Romeo M June 29, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Keanu’s jump into the bus is the worst jump ever in a movie. Shit was pathetic

  • Reply Penguin Pie June 29, 2019 at 5:52 am

    4:49 can we take a second to recognize the amazing talent of william forscythe. god damned versatile actor. he's always able to add something to make a movie better. every film he's in seems to turn out for the better.

  • Reply Captain Ireland June 29, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Take one more step and Mississippi buuurrrnnnssss watched this on vhs as a teen fucking loved it still do watched the boz doc on espn hes still a cool fothermucker

  • Reply MrAdammassacre June 29, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    William Forsythe is always badass! classic cult movie!

  • Reply Christopher Huff June 29, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Seen it about 50 times

  • Reply Olivier Pelletier June 30, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Seriously, that guy looks exactly like Duke Nukem

  • Reply Mario M June 30, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Perfect cable movie. Bosworth had a future in cinema, he was good.

  • Reply jedihusker June 30, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    I don't get it. I love this movie!

  • Reply Marcin Jechorek June 30, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Dont fuck with me – great movie

  • Reply Challah Bread July 1, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Before B-Movie Bingo became a hipster nightmare world, they played this in a packed theater in Portland. Now that was a fucking blast.

  • Reply DOMINOSMOFO July 1, 2019 at 4:18 am

    God forgives, the brotherhood doesn't.

  • Reply Shadowman4710 July 1, 2019 at 4:26 am

    Yeah, I remember seeing this one on cable a couple of times in the 90's. Henrickson and Forsythe really do make the film what it is…a reasonably enjoyable action film that you don't want to think about too much.

  • Reply Tom Jones July 1, 2019 at 6:55 am

    CRACK THE WHIP

  • Reply splatinum July 1, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Lance Henriksen like you've never seen him before. or since.

  • Reply Lovejoy72 PhD July 2, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Weren’t his knee, it was those girly shoulders of his that ended his career. I remember that era of the Hawks well.

  • Reply Comic Book Guy July 2, 2019 at 6:07 am

    "Six-Pack! The whole hall of hostages are yours!!"

    Six immediately gets shot to Swiss cheese

  • Reply TheOriginal GGHarasser July 2, 2019 at 10:01 am

    basically Duke Nukem.

  • Reply MondoJohnny July 2, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    This is one of those movies where half the cast is really good and the other half is really awful. The movie could have used more action and fun. They tried to make it this serious crime drama when it should have been an absurd schlock fest action movie. The end result is really confused.

  • Reply Blah Anger July 2, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Don't you mean fixing the shadow?

  • Reply JL B July 3, 2019 at 4:40 am

    ha! one of the biker characters is also in start of the Terminator 2 movie.. the biker whom the Terminator takes his motorcycle and clothes from 🙂

  • Reply Larry Kenobi July 3, 2019 at 7:06 am

    I absolutely LOVED this movie when I was a kid. Beyond the Law as well.

  • Reply Eddie Byrne July 3, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Dude I seen this years ago on VHS , good movie

  • Reply steal threaded July 3, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Bought this when I was a kid marked down at blockbuster. Wore it out. Awesome movie. Bosworth should have been a bigger action star.

  • Reply Ryan o'sullivan July 4, 2019 at 12:19 am

    I’ve seen it

  • Reply raksh9 July 4, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Ohhh this movie! It's all kinds of post-80s cool. Julie Strain sighting at 6.09.

  • Reply DJZATARRA3422 July 4, 2019 at 6:15 am

    I've always saw that sitting there on the shelf at a local mom and pop video rental joint, though I never thought of renting it on VHS but it wouldn't hurt to watch it now these days. I didn't rent it cause I didn't know who that guy was on the VHS cover at the time. But now I do recall the mullet look..

  • Reply Engineering Reality July 4, 2019 at 7:05 am

    5 star movie. This is when America was great.

  • Reply Smells like teen Hitler July 4, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Bullshit never saw it. 12 years old. Still remember a lot about it.

    Good vid

  • Reply Mr October July 4, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    I saw this too. Is this channel aimed at ten year olds?

  • Reply RitchieTheBrit July 5, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    'Go watch this film!'
    'Lance Henriksen? Count me in!'
    Close with Henriksens death.
    'Wow. I'm done.'

  • Reply Euan Smith July 5, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I saw this at the cinema when it came out and quite enjoyed it. The scene with Boz making the smoothy really made me laugh.

  • Reply Deplorable Dave July 5, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Saw it. Twice. LOVED IT!

  • Reply Beatrice Karau July 6, 2019 at 2:02 am

    LOVE IT! Got it on DVD up on the Biker Movie shelf! Good review!

  • Reply Rehd66 July 6, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Beyond The Law is a great movie

  • Reply James L July 6, 2019 at 3:16 am

    This was a great action film that deserved to do better. I think of it often. Surprised Boz didn't do have a better movie career. Probably due to bad management.

  • Reply steezyfetus July 7, 2019 at 5:14 am

    very misleading title

  • Reply anjelgiofu July 8, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Audio is out of whack, my man. Way, way too much focus on the lower frequencies.

  • Reply Joe July 12, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Guy on the right side of the thumbnail looks like Lester Gold from that pawn shop show.

  • Reply Siderite Zackwehdex July 15, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I remember the movie because one scene only: the hero finally meets face to face with the villain, who launches into one of the classic villain speeches, so Henriksen starts "welcome to my…" and Bosworth just shoots him. Seeing the video with the villain crawling on the floor, I think I've either misremembered or there are two versions, but either way, that scene made Stone Cold stick in my memory, albeit badly.

  • Reply Richard Falcon July 17, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    There was an Australian flick from the 70s called STONE, same premise. The villain was future Mad Max co-star Hugh Keyes Byrne. Best known as ToeCutter and Imorten Joe.

  • Reply Patrick McSwain July 18, 2019 at 6:20 am

    I seent it, couple of times. "Crack the Whip!"

  • Reply Vegan Rican1 July 18, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Hell yea you taking me back with this series, love this movie.

  • Reply Micpoulsen July 21, 2019 at 9:33 am

    I'm stll waiting for "The Best Movie You Never Saw" to actually be a movie I haven't seen 🙂

  • Reply littleteethkeith August 14, 2019 at 2:06 am

    I saw this movie at the theater.

  • Reply littleteethkeith August 14, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Oh yeah that chopper pilot is Mac’s dad from Always Sunny.

  • Reply Lee Holstein August 15, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    You forgot "The Diceman's" Brainsmasher A Love Story

  • Reply Jesse Swarbrick August 15, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Legend has it that Brian Bosworth would walk his pet mullet 3 times a day

  • Reply Spiritbro77 August 16, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Saw it…

  • Reply daniel280456 August 21, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Seen it !

  • Reply Brian McGrath August 27, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Fun fact: my entire family and I were paid as extras for this movie ($35 each), and we got paid an extra $50 for use of the van.

  • Reply Spud of Wisdom September 1, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Own it.. classic

  • Reply Walter White September 6, 2019 at 11:04 am

    I use to watch this my old man all the time. Great flick!!!

  • Reply Aj Curran September 23, 2019 at 1:43 am

    Chains-ice-poker-mudfish 🤘

  • Reply Fellipe October 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    This film is so fucking badass, classic 90 at its best!

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