We go back, way back, with our third YAFCast film. All the way back to the 80s, in fact. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper is a fertile man in a sterile world, and it his mission – nay; his obligation - to impregnate all of womankind. This is Hell Comes to Frogtown.
Here’s the IMDB description;
Sam Hell is a prisoner of the female faction who took over the US after nuclear war. Mutants thrive in the wasteland while humans face possible extinction due to infertility. Bomb strapped to his crotch, Hell is forced to rescue a group of fertile women from a harem ran by an evil mutant gang.
Time to get tenuous;
The first film I’m going to link to Hell Comes to Frogtown is Walking Tall. I could do this by starting with Shanna Lynn, one of the stunt actors in Frogtown, also did some stunt driving in 2 Fast 2 Furious, a film whose second unit Assistant Director, Ty Arnold, also worked on Transporter 2. Scott Dale an uncredited actor and stunt driver for Transporter 2, performed stunts for the brilliant Zombieland, which featured a cameo appearance by Bill Murray. A number of other actors were offered cameo parts as zombies, including Dwayne Johnson, who played the main character, Chris Vaughn, in Walking Tall.
However, I’m lazy, and that’s a lot of research to do, so, instead, I’ll just say that the role of Sam Hell in Hell Comes to Frogtown was played by Roddy Piper, better known as professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, and that another professional wrestler who turned actor is The Rock, also known as Dwayne Johnson, who starred in Walking Tall.
Walking Tall stars Johnny Knoxville as Dwayne Johnson’s best friend, but Knoxville is, of course, better known for putting his life in danger as part of the Jackass crew. Jackass is, quite possibly, the best way to describe what Thomas Wilson’s character, Biff, in Back to the Future is. Back to the Future also stars Christopher Lloyd as Emmett Brown, but Lloyd is also known for his role as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family alongside Anjelica Huston. Anjelica Huston was involved with Jack Nicholson who starred alongside Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men. Tom Cruise has had more starring roles than Yaz’s had hot dinners, but for the sake of this link, he played Ray Ferrier in the modern remake of War of the Worlds. One of Ray’s neighbors was played by Amy Ryan, and though this isn’t a huge role in the film, it’s enough to link us to next week’s film due to the fact that Amy Ryan plays Eileen in Yaz’s second choice, Dan in Real Life.