It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and that means it’s time for the BIGGEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR!!! Alas, we have no consumer wares to peddle to you, at rock-bottom prices.
So, The Nighthawks decided that they would ring in the holiday with a retrospective of the Christmas films of Shane Black. Shane served as writer for the two movies in Episode 19.
The first is the best buddy-cop action comedy of all time: Lethal Weapon. Followed that up with the criminally overlooked, and oft underrated THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT.
Black was, at one point, the highest-paid writer in Hollywood, due in no small part to the success of LETHAL WEAPON and by a huge payday for THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT. Later, Shane would try his hand at directing, but that’s another story for another day…