August 10, 2023

EP. 325 — Hangman

PA_L, JA_ON, & J_NE play detective while breaking down the 2017 serial killer mystery Hangman starring Al Pacino, Karl Urban, & Brittany Snow. This is a movie where a killer teases his crimes via the children’s game Hangman, yet the cops NOT ONCE TRY TO SOLVE THE HANGMAN PUZZLE! In their best Pacino southern accents, the HDTGM crew ask: Why does Brittany Snow have unlimited crime scene access? Why did the killer write in Latin? Was Al Pacino the eviction man? Would Bosch have solved this case instantly?! The only thing that makes sense in this movie is June’s analysis of Brittany Snow’s hair… put a bun on ‘er!


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Paul Scheer [00:00:00] It’s a goddamn children’s game played by a killer. We saw Hangman. So you know what that means.   Music [00:00:18] [Intro Song]   Paul Scheer [00:00:26] Hello, people of Earth and welcome to How Did This Get Made? I’m your tall John Scheer, and this is the podcast where we talk about movies that are so bad they are actually great, better than great, they are fantastic and this is no exception. The 2017 film Hangmen, starring Al Pacino, the ninth time he has played a cop. It’s the lowest ranking cop movie of his on Rotten Tomatoes with below 40%. The movie is simple. There is a serial killer out there who is killing people and also leaving clues to a game of hangman. But who is it? Doesn’t make a difference. It won’t be something you can figure out. Here to break down the movie are my two costar, Jason Mantzoukas and June Diane Raphael. How are you both?   Jason Mantzoukas [00:01:15] I’ll be honest, Paul, ge

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