all time favorite films. How can you not love a flick about an alien drug dealer in Houston who gets people high on heroin then sucks endorphins out of their brains?! Dolph plays a tough cop who does things his own way teamed up with a square, rule abiding FBI agent. Together they mix it up with former decathlete Matthias Hues as the alien drug dealer through karate, gunplay, car chases and lots and lots of explosions set to Jan Hammer's awesome synth score.
After director Bruce Malmuth burned through half the budget of football star Brian Bosworth's film debut, Stone Cold, in just weeks, Baxley was called into finish the shoot. What started as an attempt to be more than the typical one man army action flicks of the day, Heart of Stone was the story of a family man forced into going undercover to bring down the biker gang that killed his father. There was a wife and kids and Malmuth spent 4 weeks shooting character scenes. When said scenes weren't matching up and the budget dwindling, production was halted, Malmuth got the boot and Baxley came in to shoot stunts and explosions. Already over budget and behind schedule, the family subplot was cut out and Stone Cold, a ridiculously fun if not intellectually challenging action cult classic, was born. In the flick, Bosworth plays a macho yet funny cop who has a pet lizard and goes up against sneering and scary biker baddies Lance Henriksen and William Forsythe. The flick struggled upon release but ended up one of the top selling titles on VHS for the year.
cool little flick that blends genres, complete with aliens fighting space prologue, Michael Biehn introspectively questioning the meaning of life and then using a flame thrower.
From there, Baxley has directed volumes of television episodes, movies and mini-series including several based on the works of Stephen King. Looking forward to hearing about his incredible career and working with Carl.