And Almost Starring

Episode 88 - Congo

August 2, 2022

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On the first episode of our Dog Days month, we’re breaking down who narrowly dodged starring in the Michael Crichton sci-fi/adventure Congo! Which British rom-com star turned down a role? Which Oscar-winner was Monroe Kelly originally written for? And how did John Patrick Shanley go from writing Moonstruck to this nonsense? Also – Amy Jo schools us on these so-called “talking” gorillas, and Jeff pitches the Gorilla Workout!


Congo stars Laura Linney, Ernie Hudson, Dylan Walsh, Grant Heslov, Joe Don Baker, Bruce Campbell, John Hawkes, Delroy Lindo, Joe Pantaliano, and Tim Curry; directed by Frank Marshall



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