Saturday Double Feature: Homefront (2013) and…

Saturday on the blog means Saturday Double Feature, right? Remember, the basic idea here is to take a movie that is out in theaters now, and pair it up with another movie from the 1980s or before. Sometimes the connection will be obvious, and sometimes it’ll be a little less so, but that’s part of the fun.

Passing up some of the bigger openings this week, when I looked at the trailer and plot description for this week’s Homefront I was immediately reminded of a movie straight from 1976. First, though, let’s take a look at that Homefront plot:

“Hoping to escape from his troubled past, former DEA agent Phil Broker (Jason Statham) moves to a seemingly quiet backwater town in the bayou with his daughter. However, he finds anything but quiet there, for the town is riddled with drugs and violence. When Gator Bodine (James Franco), a sociopathic druglord, puts the newcomer and his young daughter in harm’s way, Broker is forced back into action to save her and their home.”

and here’s the trailer:

So, what was that movie that popped into my head? Well, given that there’s a character called Gator, an ex-DEA agent, and the bayou setting, well I just had to pair it with this:

Oh, and just for the record, and for those who enjoy that kind of thing, Gator is actually a sequel to an earlier Burt Reynolds vehicle, the perhaps better-known White Lightning:

So, do you have any other ideas for pairing films with Homefront? if so, let me know below. And also let me know of any other upcoming movies you’d like to see “double featured”. Consider it, if you will, your chance to challenge me to come up with an interesting pair.

Until next time, Happy Viewing!

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