Felony (1995)

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This week on Alcohollywood, we take on one of our more obscure listener requests – the mid-90s micro-budget action movie Felony! The film features a bevy of B-movie stars (Jeffrey Combs, Lance Henriksen, David Warner, Joe Don Baker) who shamble through this film without really knowing what they are doing! The convoluted story follows a cameraman (Combs) and a bunch of vaguely linked groups of people, all looking after a tape that might incriminate the villains somehow.

The movie takes place in a magical land where cars have a Pinto-like combustible fragility, and everyone switches their allegiances at the drop of a hat. What’s more, the citizens of a major city completely ignore car chases and shootouts, even when they’re in them! We try to untangle this mess with the help of our signature cocktail and drinking rules, so take a listen!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Greatest Tape

felony cocktail3 parts bourbon whiskey
1 part herbsaint
4 parts coconut water (pineapple flavored)
dash, honey
dash, Pechaud’s bitters
Bacardi 151
orange peel

Combine whiskey, herbsaint, coconut water, honey and bitters; stir. Cut orange peel into desired shape; soak in Bacardi 151 rum for several minutes. Garnish drink with peel and light on fire.

DRINKING RULES FOR FELONY:

  1. Whenever a car is damaged, either through accidents, gunshots or explosions
  2. Any time a character says the word ‘tape’
  3. Every time a character double-crosses another character

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Cooper (David Warner) says incredulously, “Double crossed!”

Join us next week as we get in touch with the romantic spirit for our Valentine’s Day special – this year, we’re watching Town and Country, starring Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton!

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