MIDNIGHT RUN THROUGH w/ George Gallo & James Urbaniak

Season 17 | Episode 12
59m | Mar 14, 2024

A podcast miniseries devoted to celebrating the 1988 contemporary classic, action buddy comedy MIDNIGHT RUN, written by George Gallo & directed by Martin Brest. Hosted by Blake Howard & Jen Johans of One Heat Minute Productions & Watch With Jen, respectively, each week, we’ll explore the film we first bonded over when we became friends in 2019 by surfing through an incredible roster of guests from journalists to novelists & beyond who love it as much as we do.

In episode twelve, we talk to the amazing writer of Midnight Run George Gallo, about Martin Brest 'film school', nixing the potential casting of Cher, choosing Yaphet Kotto to star as Mosely, filmmaking advice from Sydney Pollack, and so much more. This episode also includes James Urbaniak's beautiful performance of Charles Grodin's recollections of Midnight Run from his memoir It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here.

George Gallo

George Gallo Jr (born 1956) is an American painter, musician, filmmaker, and producer. He is best known for writing Midnight Run and 29th Street and is an accomplished painter in the style of the Pennsylvania Impressionists. In 1990, he won the Arts for the Parks award and has had three one-man exhibitions in New York City. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

James Urbaniak

James Urbaniak was born on September 17, 1963 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Oppenheimer (2023)American Splendor (2003) and The Venture Bros. (2003)

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