Quaid In Full

Quaid In Full

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Every Dennis Quaid property, ranked.


S03E01: Dreamscape
Oct 22 • 37 min
QIF returns for what is probably the ur-Quaidiest season in the line-up, and we kick off the mid-to-late-'80s portion of Dennis Quaid's c.v. with Dreamscape, featuring a roguish semi-retired clairvoyant's journey into political dream disinformation.…
S02E12: Bill On His Own
Sep 10 • 30 min
Bill manipulated us pretty effectively back in Episode 7 of this season; how well did the sequel do? This superfluous — and anticlimactically un-Quaidish — follow-up relies a great deal on how much viewers enjoy mid-'80s Helen Hunt; the harmonica; the…
S02E11: The Right Stuff
Sep 3 • 48 min
The Right Stuff launches our scoring into the stratosphere along with the Mercury 7, and our conversation orbits our late grandfathers, poppy-fields movies, witty takedowns of bureaucracy, Mrs. Grissom agonistes, flaming wienies, when critics willfully…
S02E10: Jaws 3D
Aug 27 • 47 min
Finally, one you've heard of! …Unfortunately. 1983's third sequel to the classic Jaws features a mother/baby murder team, shark science a third-grader could debunk, dubious canoodling, the Texan-est Red Sox fan in film history, and 17 different…
S02E09: Tough Enough
Aug 20 • 33 min
No, not the Fabulous T-Birds song — it's a 1983 cornpone Rocky featuring Dennis Quaid's cartoonishly bad boxing, not nearly enough Pam Grier, and the rare Warren Oates character we wanted to see more of. Why didn't we see the Battling Burger Chefs? Was…
S02E08: Johnny Belinda
Aug 13 • 46 min
Peevish social-services pinko John-Boy Walton befriends a young Deaf woman in Ruraltania…but doesn't fall in love with her until she's home-invaded by her rapist, Dennis Quaid, whose biological clock gets his head blown off. This was a TV movie, you guys.…
S02E07: Bill
Aug 7 • 38 min
The 1981 TV movie that netted Mickey Rooney an Emmy AND a Globe, Bill is a lot better than we expected: not too much Afterschool Special speechifying about mainstreaming (the movie), and not too much cringing (us). But it's not perfect — character…
S02E06: Stripes
Jul 31 • 25 min
Or, "Wait, What?" …Dennis Quaid is allegedly in Stripes, for like three seconds, because at the time he was married to the main character's love interest, but we didn't see him, and we had a pretty hard time seeing why this was a foundational comedy-head…
S02E05: The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia
Jul 24 • 39 min
No, it doesn't really have anything to do with the song — but there's a LOT of singing, and when Dennis Quaid's doing it, it's not half bad! When Kristy McNichol's doing it, it's…a LOT of singing! There's also a lot of feathered hair, inappropriate…
S02E04: Caveman
Jul 17 • 33 min
Is Caveman as bad as you've heard? Well, aside from Shelley Long, and a bit of business with the world's first fried egg…yes. Yes, it is. Ringo Starr's prehistoric journey to love features the invention of fire, mildewy dinosaur costumes, "Thus Spake…
S02E03: All Night Long
Jul 10 • 43 min
Rewrites for Barbra Streisand + Gene Hackman and Dennis Quaid forming the hypotenuse of a father-son love triangle + weirdly loud shoes + DQ doing a Grape Ape imitation = All Night Long, a strangely static sex farce that somehow inspired us to compare it…
S02E02: G.O.R.P.
Jul 3 • 50 min
Declare your independence from competent directing with 1980's G.O.R.P, an interminable Wet Hot Animal House Meatballs farce that confused Jeb and angered Sarah. Can a movie with a fairly clever Dracula runner, Altman-esque montages, and Dennis Quaid's…
S02E01: The Long Riders
Jun 26 • 39 min
QIF finally returns with a new co-host, Jeb Lund, and a look at The Long Riders, Walter Hill's 1980 take on 19th-century bandits the Cole-Younger gang — most noteworthy for the stunt-casting of real-life sets of brothers as various related parties,…
S01E09: Breaking Away
Nov 8, 2019 • 17 min
QIF's first season comes to a close with the first truly Quaidy property on the man's c.v. — 1979's Breaking Away, a minor classic I had trouble reviewing, because I've seen it so many times, it's like a family member. Old friends, new beginnings, the…
S01E08: Amateur Night At The Dixie Bar And Grill
Nov 1, 2019 • 11 min
It's another TV movie as we enter the homestretch of QIF's first season: Amateur Night At The Dixie Bar And Grill, a surprisingly watchable Nashville knockoff starring not just Dennis Quaid but Don Johnson, Pinky Tuscadero, Isaiah Edwards from Little…
S01E07: Are You In The House Alone?
Oct 25, 2019 • 15 min
A uninteresting and deeply problematic TV movie with a horror-movie shell and an Afterschool Special center, Are You In The House Alone? introduces me to the concept of the Un-Quaidy Valley — and introduces the rest of the world to David Keith. Schoolyard…
S01E06: The Seniors
Oct 18, 2019 • 11 min
Time Out London called it a "satire of sorts" — but what exactly is college-sex-clinic proto-Risky Business romp The Seniors satirizing — capitalism? women's lib? shaggin' wagons? What it's not doing is holding my interest very well, but if you'd like to…
S01E05: Our Winning Season
Oct 11, 2019 • 10 min
Quaid returns to period pieces in Our Winning Season, not that you'd necessarily know from the production. This failed attempt to combine a Porky's-esque sex farce with a high-school-sports roman a clef AND the blight of Vietnam isn't so much bad as…
S01E04: Baretta S04E04, “The Sky Is Falling”
Oct 4, 2019 • 31 min
It's the most expensive, least worth-it Baretta episode in history: Season 4, Episode 4, "The Sky Is Falling," which stars Barry Miller as a beset teenage prostitute, Dennis Quaid as his pimp, and a lot of '70s ideas about who's considered a victim. Oh,…
S01E03: September 30, 1955
Sep 27, 2019 • 9 min
I'm completing the DQ-early-roles 1970s-contemplate-the-1950s trilogy with September 30, 1955, an achingly adolescent meditation on how the death of James Dean allowed John Boy Walton to feel his own losses…or something. James Bridges's (The Paper Chase,…
S01E02: I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
Sep 20, 2019 • 11 min
It's Dennis Quaid's first role…with actual lines! Still not a full wardrobe, though, as he's shirtless — but how does a pitcher named Shark fit into 1976 mental-illness drama I Never Promised You A Rose Garden? An Apollo 13 reunion, Kenickie in beads, and…
S01E01: Crazy Mama
Sep 13, 2019 • 7 min
It's Dennis Quaid's first role: 1975's Crazy Mama, a Julie Corman/Jonathan Demme outlaw-action drive-in joint that's quite charming, thanks in part to 1) Ann Sothern and 2) Quaid not wearing drawers under his bellman rig. What's going on with this…
Episode 0: Welcome to the Quaid In Full podcast!
Aug 18, 2019 • 1 min
Quaid In Full: the podcast that ranks and reviews every single thing Mr. Dennis Quaid has ever done in front of a camera, in chronological order. Coming soon!