Episode 6: The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) & The Cable Guy (1996)

The summer wind’s been blowin’ in and they TOOK MY THUMB! On Episode 6 of ERITFM we are joined by the stupendous Leslie Moore to talk about one of the goofiest – and very best – Eric Roberts performances in 1984’s THE POPE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE, as well as his blink-and-you’ll-miss-it part in 1996’s dark comedy THE CABLE GUY. Sacred cows are slaughtered left and right, and we pitch the idea of a great Eric Roberts-themed prank show. It’ll be the talk around the water-cooler all week so DON’T MISS OUT!

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Check out much more of Leslie’s work over at http://popshifter.com/, as well as her writing on Hannibal and many other topics at Rue Morgue, Everything is Scary and modernhorrors.com. And, of course, check her out on Twitter @popshifter.

Lots of great ERIC ROBERTS news on this week’s ROBERTS REPORT, including talk about:

Currently missing a release date is the film WRONG NUMBER directed by AnnaRose King which is “A comedic romance about two people who “meet” on a wrong number phone call at a pivotal moment in their lives.” Written by and starring Rectify’s Abigail Spencer and – of course – ERIC ROBERTS as.. dad! Yes. Dad.

We also discuss the FAST AND THE FURIOUS meets PAINTBALL action-sports-drama #SPEEDBALL, which may or may not ever actually get made. Don’t take MY word for it, though. Here’s the director describing it:

And last, but not least, Martin Kove revealed an upcoming screening of the supernatural-western SIX GUN SAVIOR featuring Eric Roberts as THE DEVIL.


Music for this episode:

Break #1 – “Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra

Break #2 – “Somebody To Love” by Jim Carrey

Break #3 – “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand” by Primitive Radio Gods

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