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Latest podcast episodes about De Palma

Another Kind of Distance: A Spider-Man, Time Travel, Twin Peaks, Film, Grant Morrison and Nostalgia Podcast
Hollywood Studios Year-by-Year – Paramount – 1941: THE LADY EVE & REACHING FOR THE SUN + FEAR & MOVIEGOING IN TORONTO: THE HUDUSCKER PROXY (1994) & FEMME FATALE (2002)

Another Kind of Distance: A Spider-Man, Time Travel, Twin Peaks, Film, Grant Morrison and Nostalgia Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 83:35


A tonally disparate pair of great films for Paramount 1941: Preston Sturges' The Lady Eve, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, one of the greatest movies ever made, according to Elise; and a real rarity, William Wellman's Reaching for the Sun, starring some important Sturges actors: Joel McCrea, Ellen Drew, and Eddie Bracken. We interrogate the strange central relationship in The Lady Eve, examining its sadistic, maternal, narcissistic, you-name-it qualities, and Sturges' masterful blending of comedy tropes, melodrama structure, and painful personal psychology. Then we turn to the interesting mixture of "universal" (20th century Western) gender tropes and modern modifications of them in Wellman's tale of a man torn between urban opportunity and Thoreauvian freedom. Then, in our Fear and Moviegoing in Toronto segment, we briefly discuss the Coen brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) and its curious misunderstandings of Capra, and Brian De Palma's brilliant Femme Fatale and its channeling of Lynch and Verhoeven, but with De Palma's peculiar mixture of sweetness and satire.  Time Codes: 0h 01m 00s:      THE LADY EVE [dir. Preston Sturges] 0h 46m 28s:      REACHING FOR THE SUN [dir. WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] 1h 14m 35s:      FEAR & MOVIEGOING IN TORONTO: THE HUDUSCKER PROXY (1994) by Joel and Ethan Coen & FEMME FATALE (2002) by Brian DePalma   Studio Film Capsules provided by The Paramount Story by John Douglas Eames Additional studio information from: The Hollywood Story by Joel W. Finler                                     +++ * Marvel at our meticulously ridiculous Complete Viewing Schedule for the 2020s * Intro Song: “Sunday” by Jean Goldkette Orchestra with the Keller Sisters (courtesy of The Internet Archive) * Read Elise's latest film piece on Preston Sturges, Unfaithfully Yours, and the Narrative role of comedic scapegoating. * Check out Dave's new Robert Benchley blog – an attempt to annotate and reflect upon as many of the master humorist's 2000+ pieces as he can locate – Benchley Data: A Wayward Annotation Project!  Follow us on Twitter at @therebuggy Write to us at therebuggy@gmail.com   We now have a Discord server - just drop us a line if you'd like to join!   

The Schlock and Awe Podcast
S&A De Palma 2.5 Who Am I Today?: Split & Raising Cain W/ Matt Bledsloe & Robb Antequera

The Schlock and Awe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 192:34


This week on final Brian De Palma episode, Lindsay is joined by two big personalities for a Multiple Personality episode.  It's a Double of M. Night Shyamalan's Split (2016) & De Palma's Raising Cain (1992).   Both directors are perfect for dealing with this insane material.  Both are very visually conscious and let James McAvoy and John Lithgow really go for gold. Also Lindsay and Robb find Hot Dogs hilarious.   Listen to Film Feast Here Listen You Could've Been a Bloodfist Movie Here Follow Film Feast on Twitter @filmfeastpod Follow Film Feast on Instagram @filmfeast/ Follow Matt on Twitter @mattbled87   Follow You Could've Been a Bloodfist Movie on Twitter @BloodfistPod Follow Robb on Twitter @TheCineDrunkie   Follow Schlock & Awe on Twitter @schlockandawe1 Follow Schlock & Awe on Instagram @schlockandawe1/ Follow Lindsay on Twitter @readandgeek Follow Lindsay on Letterboxd @ReadandGeek/   Say Hi schlockandawemovies@gmail.com   If you like the show please Rate & Review S&A on Apple Podcasts & Spotify   Original Music Composed and Performed by Anthony King    

PENDENTE: Rubrica su Cinema, letteratura, fumetto ed esperienze culturali

Una rubrica in cui esprimo la mia personalissima opinione su film che, pur non essendo necessariamente capolavori o film iconici, hanno lasciato qualcosa al pubblico. Terzo appuntamento con l'IMF e le missioni apparentemente impossibili. Stavolta qualcosa è cambiato. Anzi! Ethan Hunt è cambiato. Si è ritirato, si è innamorato e sembra felice. Ma l'azione lo richiama e presto si scontrerà con un nuovo pericoloso avversario che potrebbe persino minacciare i suoi affetti più cari. J.J. Abrams è al timone e il terzo "Missione: Impossible" abbandona i toni tamarri di Woo e quelli più "sofisticati" di De Palma e anzi cerca di offrire al pubblico un film d'azione adatto a tutti, avvincente al punto giusto e divertente. Il risultato è un titolo d'intrattenimento onesto e piacevole da guardare.

Radio Mallorca
Entrevista con Tòfol Castanyer, padrino 8ª Ser Runner Sa Murada de Palma

Radio Mallorca

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 18:11


Tira Bilhete
#126 - Carrie (1976)

Tira Bilhete

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 44:39


Somos todos fãs de Carrie neste podcast, filme que é uma boa maneira de meter as inseguranças do liceu no ciclo dedicado à vingança, de seu nome AI É?? Sobretudo quando o baile de finalistas acaba com um balde de sangue suíno. De softporn a terror sobrenatural, esta adaptação que o tio De Palma fez do livro do Stephen King tem de tudo. E é uma história muito bem filmada e representada. Dizemos nós, claro.

Un murciano encabronao y David Santos. Los audios.
David Santos - ENTREVISTA a VITO DE PALMA Candidato a Diputado de FRATELLI d´ITALIA (21-9-2022)

Un murciano encabronao y David Santos. Los audios.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 57:51


David Santos - ENTREVISTA a VITO DE PALMA Candidato a Diputado de FRATELLI d´ITALIA (21-9-2022) ================================== DATOS PARA EL CROWDFUNDING para EQUIPO-F : ENTIDAD: ING TITULAR: QUIPO F CUENTA: ES34 1465 0100 9417 5070 9106 C ÓDIGO SWIFT: INGDESMM ================================== Más contenido inédito en: https://www.es-tv.es https://www.patreon.com/user?u=40527138 Nº de cuenta ES75 3018 5746 3520 3462 2213 Bizum 696339508 o 650325992 Conviértete en miembro de este canal para disfrutar de ventajas: https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-un-murciano-encabronao-david-santos-los-audios_sq_f11099064_1.html Canales de U.M.E.: Raúl U.M.E. Canal 2 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu2EXhylsBpu7U4vmWofOZw/join **** ¡NUEVO CANAL! **** Cosicas de Raúl https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcI-hGhdAqWBsgd8uxgZYUA/join **** ¡NUEVO CANAL! (OTRO....) **** Raúl Viva España https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk9v0XuIIntX4DrHWVh8gDg Un murciano encabronao 3 U.M.E. (Defunto) Un murciano encabronao (Defunto) Canales de David Santos: David Santos: https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidSantosVlog David Santos directos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9tKe5zFEb6BHVuaYH7qzTw/featured davidsantos_oficial https://www.twitch.tv/davidsantos_oficial/

The Videostore Junkies
Queue Tips - 9/23/22 - What to Watch on Streaming This Weekend

The Videostore Junkies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 21:59


Check it out guys, we're short staffed this week and things got a little weird. Bill is bringing De Palma and I am bringing de Problematic people.

Can I Say Something?
#147 - Barbarian/Pearl/Summer Movie Wager Results

Can I Say Something?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 83:00


On todays show we'll be discussing, with spoilers for everything involved, what we've been watching including Zach Cregger's directorial debut Barbarian, Baz Luhrmann's Elvis, ongoing TV show's She-Hulk, House Of The Dragon, and Rings Of Power and much much more… What Damian's Been Watching: House Of The Dragon, Rings Of Power, She-Hulk, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, Elvis, Barbarian, Pearl. A24 movies De Palma and The Humans. What Damian's Been Reading: Patrick Rothfuss's The Name Of The Wind, The Wise Man's Fear, and The Talisman by Stephen King. What Derick's Been Watching: Spider-Man: No Way Home (More Fun Version), She-Hulk, Rings of Power, Pinnochio, Lightyear, Beast, The Dog Who Stopped the War What Derick's Been Listening to: John Williams Live at the Hollywood Bowl Write into the show at bisickle@gmail.com, @bisickle on Twitter. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Rate and review it on Apple Podcasts. Tell a friend, family member, or stranger. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/damian-j-sherman/support

Cross Border Podcasts
Episode 439 - Winslow Swan

Cross Border Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 45:05


Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Swan was always interested in fear and horror. He grew up on a dose of tv shows like Night Gallery and Darkroom as well as The CBS Radio Mystery Theater. His favorite directors were (and still are) Hitchcock, DePalma, Carpenter, and William Castle. Swan worked in broadcasting starting at the age of 16. Graduating High School he went to join the circus for one season, returning to broadcasting where he announced, wrote and produced commercials. Swan has called himself the most famous person that no one has ever heard of with tongue in cheek. Dabbling in television, movies, and the stage, he claims to have fulfilled most of his childhood dreams. He did not write his first novel until 2007 and it took four years to complete. Since then, he has written 18 and continues to write. Winslow Swan currently lives in the North Georgia Mountains with his five dogs. ************************************************ For More Information Visit our Website: https://www.crossborderinterviews.ca/ ©2022

The Schlock and Awe Podcast
De Palma 2.4 Just Accept the Damn Mission: Sneakers & Mission Impossible (1996) W/ Ryan Gowland

The Schlock and Awe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 216:05


This week on a very special De Palma S&A; Lindsay is joined by The New World Pictures Host Ryan Gowland.   As they hang from a precarious wire with a Double of Phil Alden Robinson's Sneakers (1992) and Brian De Palma's Mission Impossible (1996).  This Double is a masterclass in a certain kind of Movie Start Driven Blockbuster.  And that MI Score will always be perfection. Listen to The New World Pictures Here Follow New World Pictures on Twitter @TheNewWorldPod Follow New World Pictures on Instagram @newworldpicturespodcast/    Follow Schlock & Awe on Twitter @schlockandawe1 Follow Schlock & Awe on Instagram @schlockandawe1/ Follow Lindsay on Twitter @readandgeek Follow Lindsay on Letterboxd @ReadandGeek/   Say Hi schlockandawemovies@gmail.com   If you like the show please Rate & Review S&A on Apple Podcasts & Spotify   Original Music Composed and Performed by Anthony King  

PENDENTE: Rubrica su Cinema, letteratura, fumetto ed esperienze culturali

Una rubrica in cui esprimo la mia personalissima opinione su film che, pur non essendo necessariamente capolavori o film iconici, hanno lasciato qualcosa al pubblico. Partiamo con una piccola rassegna all'interno di codesta rubrica dedicata alla saga "cugina" di 007 ovvero quella di "Mission: Impossible". Controparte americana di James Bond, Ethan Hunt è una superspia sempre pronta a fare tutto il necessario per salvare il mondo. Per introdurci al suo mondo fatto di maschere (letteralmente), messaggi esplosivi (letteralmente) e inganni, giunge il buon vecchio Brian De Palma. De Palma dirige un thriller in apparenza contorto ma molto divertente e sempre piacevole da guardare.

The Perch Podcast
For The Podcast (FTP) '22 -- Vinny DePalma

The Perch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 58:01


Julia en la onda
Catalina Cladera celebra los datos turísticos de Palma Mallorca: "Hemos alcanzado el pleno empleo"

Julia en la onda

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 19:50


La presidenta del Consell Insular de Mallorca analiza en 'Julia en la Onda' un verano "increíble" para la isla. 

Julia en la onda
José Hila, alcalde de Palma de Mallorca: "La pandemia demostró que no podemos vivir de un solo sector"

Julia en la onda

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 16:12


El alcalde de Palma de Mallorca repasa en 'Julia en la Onda' cómo ha sido la temporada de verano en la ciudad.

Travelling - La 1ere
Scarface, Brian de Palma, 1983

Travelling - La 1ere

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 56:14


Scarface, sorti en 1983, est un film de Brian de Palma avec comme toile de fond le trafic de drogue, lʹascension dʹun petit malfrat, et les réfugiés cubains en Floride. Dans le rôle principal, Al Pacino qui incarne Tony Montana, jeune homme réfugié aux Etats-Unis, dévoré dʹambition, qui va devenir un patron de la drogue. Tony Montana est Scarface, le balafré, réplique de celui dʹHoward Hawks, sorti en 1932. Mais le remake de Brian de Palma offre un tout autre éclairage sur lʹAmérique des années 80. Ce nʹest plus le temps de la prohibition, mais le temps des malfrats de droit communs cubains, lâchés par Castro sur les USA. Scarface choque à sa sortie et ne rencontre pas le succès escompté. Le public et la critique ne pardonnent pas à De Palma de dénaturer un classique du cinéma. Encore moins à son scénariste Oliver Stone dʹavoir transformé le gangster inspiré dʹAl Capone en un clown violent, le nez plein de cocaïne. Ajoutez à cela une esthétique très assumée, où le rouge sang et le blanc neige de la drogue se fondent dans des décors très colorés, floridiens, des dialogues crus, un langage attrapé dans la rue, le mot fuck répétés plus dʹune centaine de fois, la passion des armes à feu, la drogue à gogo, et on peut imaginer que le film nʹest pas du goût de tout le monde. Mais nous allons vous raconter tout ça. Nous avons comme référence un livre sur Al Pacino de Karina Longworth, Anatomie dʹun acteur, un autre sur Brian de Palma et ses entretiens avec Samuel Blumenfeld. Nous avons des archives, des anecdotes, des extraits pour compléter notre narration. Il ne nous reste plus quʹà embarquer sur un bateau depuis Cuba, et à nous installer en Floride pour monter notre empire de la drogue. REFERENCES Samuel Blumenfeld et Laurent Vachaud, Brian de Palma, entretiens, GM, 2019 Karina Longworth, Al Pacino, Anatomie dʹun acteur, cahiers du cinéma, 2013. le making of du film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cbigPPWQBY Leonardo Gandini, Brian de Palma, Du Thriller psychanalytique au pur film dʹaction, la carrière éclectique dʹun réalisateur toujours controversé, Gremese, Rome, 2002 Luc Lagier, Les mille yeux de Brian de Palma, Cahiers du cinéma, auteurs, Editions Dark Star 2003 Brian de Palma on Scarface https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuCqcvORq5Y

Gruesome: Horrific True Crime
Jeannette DePalma

Gruesome: Horrific True Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 75:32


It's been 50 years since Jeannette DePalma was believed to have runaway. When when her body was discovered on the top of a 40 foot steep hill, theories began to run wild. Coni takes you through this puzzling case that has more theories than evidence. Thank you Let's Make Art for sponsoring this episode! Head to zen.ai/gruesomeart for 20% off your first order! Thank you Magic Spoon for sponsoring this episode! Don't take our word for it, try it yourself. Head to http://magicspoon.com/gruesome and use promo code GRUESOME for $5 off. Want to advertise on a podcast like ours? Head to: https://zen.ai/gruesome Visit https://zen.ai/gruesome2 today to learn more about locum tenens and see if it's right for you.

Mercado Abierto
El aceite de palma amenaza con dormir al 'dragón' malasio

Mercado Abierto

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 3:25


Un país que espera en la casilla de salida a la sombra de la todopoderosa china y para la que el aceite de palma es lo que el petróleo para los países de Oriente Medio allá por principios del siglo XX

Le Disque classique du jour
Sixteen Seasons - Alessandro Quarta, Dino De Palma, Gianna Fratta

Le Disque classique du jour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 14:13


durée : 00:14:13 - Le Disque classique du jour du jeudi 08 septembre 2022 - Redécouvertes dans la seconde moitié du XXe siècle, Les Quatre Saisons de Vivaldi ont connu une telle notoriété qu'elles sont devenues un modèle d'inspiration pour d'autres œuvres sur le plan thématique ou instrumental, et souvent composées dans le but d'être présentées avec l'original.

The Turnbuckle Tavern
Broken VCR #33: Body Double (1984)

The Turnbuckle Tavern

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 121:48


Brian De Palma's 1984 erotic thriller is on the table this week. We discuss the erotic thriller genre, accusations of misogyny against De Palma's film work, violence and De Palma, as well as his fight against the studio and how Body Double acted as a defiant response to critics and the Hollywood establishment's opinions on him. There is a lot to shoot the shit about on this one! Follow theturnbuckletavern.com for all your Tavern needs!

After The Kid Goes Down

Matt & Nicole watch their seventh listener recommendation of the season, Blow Out. Thanks to Twitter listener @brrrriioo for the recommendation! If you have a film you want to recommend, message us on any of our socials. Links and stuff:Twitter: kidgoesdownPODInstagram: afterthekidgoesdownTik Tok: @kidgoesdownpodMerch: Click Here!!!Mixed Breed Brewing: check out their website Or follow them on instagram (mixedbreedbrewing) Mention us there for 5% off your bill!!!!All our links

The Movie Crew Podcast
Ep. 317 - Carrie (1976)

The Movie Crew Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 94:30


Episode 317: The Crew's plugging it up while watching Brian De Palma's Carrie. This is the first published Stephen King book and the first film adaptation of his work. De Palma moves this story along quickly but doesn't skip on character development. The cinematography and music perfectly communicate the loneliness of Carrie to the audience. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie earned Oscar nominations for their terrific performances. The Crew discusses… If you like our music intro, head over to Soundcloud and hear more amazing music from aquariusweapon. Aquariusweapon can also be found on YouTube. Contact: moviecrewpod@gmail.com

Pablo Munoz Iturrieta
0125 - Elecciones en ITALIA: Fratelli D'Italia - con Vito de Palma

Pablo Munoz Iturrieta

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 82:28


Entrevista a Vito de Palma, famoso comentarista de fútbol en ESPN, candidato en Sudamérica a la cámara para el Parlamento de Italia por Fratelli d'Italia. Ver en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt_utgDqnQE Cursos: https://pablomunoziturrieta.com/cursos/ Donar y/o apoyar mensualmente: https://pablomunoziturrieta.com/apoyo/ / https://www.patreon.com/PabloMunozIturrieta Comprar mis libros: https://pablomunoziturrieta.com/2021/09/01/donde-comprar-mis-libros/ Te invito a seguirme en estos sitios: ✅ Website: https://pablomunoziturrieta.com/acerca/ ✅ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pablomunoziturrieta/ ✅ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pablomunoziturrieta/ ✅ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PMunozIturrieta ✅ Youtube: http://youtube.com/c/pablomunoziturrieta ✅ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/pablomunoziturrieta ✅ Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/c-1506665 ✅ Canal de Telegram: https://t.me/PabloMunozIturrieta ✅ Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pablo-munoz-iturrieta/id1530397605 ✅ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1WPZVBwj2QAwUjelfSePUT © Pablo Muñoz Iturrieta 2022

10 Million Journey
#276: Bali Special | Nuria de Palma -Deep dive into Astrology, What Stars tell Us About Ourselves

10 Million Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 68:47


Nuria is an Astrologiest and she  helps people create energy alignment in life and business by weaving together her skills gained from half a decade with astrology. She helps people to remember who they are, connect with their soul, their purpose and their unique energy signature, and create a magical life that is in alignment with their true-self. She is passionate about helping others create energy alignment in life and business and learn to work in a way that is sustainable, aligned and supportive to their long term goals and soul purpose.   This Episode is brought to you by REG45.   Reg45 makes selling on Amazon easy for small businesses. I know from my experience, that once you hit a certain revenue threshold in your Amazon Business, it is very hard to keep growing. This is where Reg45 comes in. Their 45 Day PPC regimen package will get your Amazon advertising healthy and optimized for your specific product requirements, whether you are launching, growing or in the profit phase.   For the listeners of 10 Million Journey, they are offering a Free audit of your Amazon Advertising Campaigns (regular price $250), all you have to do is go to  https://www.reg45agency.com/ sign up for a free product analysis and mention 10 Million Journey.   This Episode is brought to you by Seller Candy.   Any amazon Seller will tell you that Seller Central sucks, it is difficult to use and once stuff breaks getting hold of amazon reps will take all of your free time. Seller Candy solves all of that. They act as an extension of your team, handling every type of case that occurs in Seller Central. They also offer services like reimbursements and customer service. So you can focus on growing your business, and they will take care of the rest.   To get $100 off your first month just go to  https://sellercandy.com/, select their service and use the code ANATOLY at checkout.   Today we will be diving deep to Astrology and talk about what the planets tell us about ourselves. Nuria's Recommendations:  Physchomagic: Alejandro Jodorowsky https://www.amazon.com/Psychomagic-Transformative-Power-Shamanic-Psychotherapy/dp/159477336X Mia Astral : https://miastral.com/ Teal Swan: https://tealswan.com/resources/articles/parts-work-what-is-parts-work-and-how-to-do-it-r387/ Connect with Nuria: Website: https://www.astralwoman.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nuriadepalma/ Links for Nuria: https://linktr.ee/AstralWoman     Want to sit down with Anatoly 1 on 1? Even though I keep saying I AM NOT A GURU, many of you ask to sit down and pick my brain. I have decided to do a 1h HELP calls. There are 2 purposes: 1st to support you in your journey and second also to be able to break even on the production of this podcast (each episode editing, marketing, guest research etc takes about $60 - $150 to produce). Now you can schedule 1h with me, and we can talk about launching products, hiring, product research, keywords, mindset, how I did an Ironman or anything at all. Link is here: https://calendly.com/anatolyspektor/anatoly-connsulting-1h?month=2022-08   ANATOLY's TOOLS:   Product Development: Helim10 - I use it for  Product Research, Keyword tracking and Listing Optimization . SPECIAL DEAL: Get 50% your first month or 10% every month: http://bit.ly/CORNERSIIH10 Pickfu - I use it for split testing all of my products and for validation ideas . SPECIAL DEAL: First split test 50% 0ff  https://www.pickfu.com/10mj   Trademarking: Trademark Angels - For all my trademarking needs. SPECIAL: Mention Anatoly and 10MJ podcast and get 10% Off your trademark.   Fiverr -  I hire my 3dMockup person and images label designer here on Fiverr - http://bit.ly/10mjFIVERR Upwork - I hire people long term on Upwork - upwork.com Loom.com - for creating SOP's, I record everything on Loom and give to my VA's Keepa.com - to track historical data such as prices   ANATOLY's  3 Favorite  Business Books: DotCom Secrets by Russel Brunson - I think this is a must read for every online entrepreneurs - http://bit.ly/10MJDotCom 4 hours work week by Tim Ferriss - This book changed my life and made me become an entrepreneur - http://bit.ly/10MJ4WW The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino - Old book but it goes to the core of selling -  http://bit.ly/10MJGREATSM   DISCLAIMER: Some Links are affiliate, it costs you nothing, but helps to keep this podcast on the float   Have questions? Go to https://www.10millionjourney.com   Follow us on: Instagram: @10millionjourney Twitter: @10miljourney

The Schlock and Awe Podcast
De Palma 2.3 The Witch and the Fatale: Satanic Panic & Femme Fatale W/ Patrick Bromley

The Schlock and Awe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 62:56


This week on S&A Lindsay is joined by Editor 'n' Chief and Host of F This Movie Patrick Bromley.  The First Podcast I ever listened to by the way.  Not only is this a Brian De Palma Episode but also we look at the amazing Rebecca Romijn, with a Double of Chelsea Stardust's Satanic Panic (2019) & De Palma's Femme Fatale (2002).  Both are peak Romijn. This is a Double of female archetypes: The Witch and the Fatale.  And both movies are amazing at weaving the influences into these movies.   Listen & Read  F This Movie Here Follow F This Movie on Twitter @fthismovie Follow F This Movie on Instagram @fthismovie/ Follow Patrick on Twitter @patrickbromley   Follow Schlock & Awe on Twitter @schlockandawe1 Follow Schlock & Awe on Instagram @schlockandawe1/ Follow Lindsay on Twitter @readandgeek Follow Lindsay on Letterboxd @ReadandGeek/   Say Hi schlockandawemovies@gmail.com   If you like the show please Rate & Review S&A on Apple Podcasts & Spotify   Original Music Composed and Performed by Anthony King    

Tequila, She Wrote
Jeannette DePalma

Tequila, She Wrote

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 32:58


Welcome to another episode and another ride on the Hot Mess Express. Grab a fall cocktail with us and listen to the details of Jeannette's case. Jeannette went missing only to be discovered murdered. This is another unsolved case that could still be solved. Listen and share so maybe this case could be solved one day. Socials: Instagram- tequilashewrote Tiktok- tequilashewrote Facebook- tequila, she wrote Twitter- tequilashewrote Patreon- tequilashewrote Email- tequilashewrote@gmail.com Resources: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Jeannette_DePalma https://weirdnj.com/weird-news/jeannette-depalma/ https://allthatsinteresting.com/jeannette-depalma https://www.thedailybeast.com/new-jersey-student-jeanette-depalma-murder-has-links-to-witchcraft-devil-worship-and-a-serial-killer?ref=scroll --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tequilashewrote/support

The Letterboxd Show
Four Favorites with Karen Han: Bonghive, Ping Pong, DePalma and Michael Shannon

The Letterboxd Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 66:27 Very Popular


Bonghive, rise! We have cinema disease and Karen Han has the cure. The cultural critic, scriptwriter and Bong Joon-ho expert joins hosts Slim and Gemma to talk about her four Letterboxd favs: Phantom of the Paradise, Take Shelter, Ping Pong and The Host. Karen's new book, Bong Joon-ho: Dissident Cinema, is out in November from Abrams Books and Little White Lies. You can upgrade to Pro/Patron at 20% off the normal price using this special URL: https://letterboxd.com/pro/redeem/paradise/. Upgrade to Pro/Patron to get rid of ads, customize your streaming services, view a customized stats page just for your own account, and much more. That URL automatically adds our special discount code “Paradise” to get 20% off upgrading. You can also add that word manually into the Enter Code section on the bottom left of our Pro page if you want, no big deal. Also: Karen recalls the dawn of the #Bonghive, we discuss the sexual energy of songwriter Paul Williams, why rock operas should come back, the Meatloaf of it all, why one of Slim's favorite pastimes is reading Letterboxd reviews aloud, living in the mystery, Jeff Nichols' superlative relationship skills, Gemma's rage at ambiguous sci-fi endings, cooking manga, and Michael Shannon, step on us, please. Use the code ‘PARADISE' for an exclusive 20% discount on Pro and Patron memberships in the week of this episode's release. Credits: This episode was recorded in Auckland, Los Angeles and Pennsylvania, and edited by Slim. Facts by Jack. Booker: Brian Formo. Transcript by Sophie Shin. Theme: ‘Vampiros Dancoteque' by Moniker. Lists and links: The Letterboxd list of films mentioned; Anxiety-Inducing Cinema list by Jack; Simon Ramshaw's They aren't films; they're experiences list; Essential Depressioncore list by Obsolete; Kermit chats to Paul Williams, Karen's first #Bonghive tweet. Reviews of Nope by Karen Han; Phantom of the Paradise by COBRARocky and feat. dante from the dmc series; Take Shelter by Lauren and Lucy; Ping Pong by Dan P and Ali; The Host by Hollie and Oppie.

Full Cast And Crew
131. Brian DePalma's 'Blow Out' (1981)

Full Cast And Crew

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 61:33


In this episode, we revisit Brian DePalma's 1981 thriller 'Blow Out', which reunited the director with his 'Carrie' supporting actor John Travolta, who, fives years later, was post-'Saturday Night Fever', 'Grease' and 'Urban Cowboy' and was now one of Hollywood's biggest stars. 'Blow Out' was one of DePalma's most personal films, stemming from his obsessions with the Kennedy Assassination, voyeurism, filmmaking, Hitchcock, and Garrett Brown's new filmmaking invention, the Steadicam.  Shot in his hometown of Philadelphia among locations he was intimately familiar with. Topics in the episode:  DePalma's flirtations with directing 'Prince of the City' and 'Flashdance'.  His Hitchcock revelations.  How his small conspiracy film took on larger proportions with the arrival of an unexpected star.  The layers and layers of meta meaning in 'Blow Out'. A revisionist take on 'The Conversation'.  Appreciating 'Blow Up'.  Siskel & Ebert, Pauline Kael, and MORE!

Murder & Mediumship
Was Jeannette DePalma a Ritualistic Sacrifice (Part 2)

Murder & Mediumship

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 23:14


In September of 1972 as Satanic Panic swept the USA, the body of a 16-year-old girl, Jeannette DePalma, was found on top of a cliff called, "Devil's Teeth." Was she murdered as part of an occult/satan worshipping ritual? And if that's not what happened, then who killed Jeannette DePalma?Grab a Personal Tarot Reading Book a Private ReadingJoin Patreon Here!!!Sources:All That's Interesting - Jeannette DePalmaTrue New Jersey - Jeannette DePalmaWeird NJ - Jeannette DePalmaDeath on the Devil's Teeth by Jesse P. Pollack & Mark Moran

The Schlock and Awe Podcast
S&A De Palma Series 2.2 More than the Cocaine: Scareface (1983) & Velvet Goldmine W/ Carmelita Veldez McKoy

The Schlock and Awe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 179:54


As we continue on with S&A's Brian De Palma Series; Lindsay is joined by the amazing Carmelita Valdez McKoy.  And it is a real Pop Song of a Double, with De Palma's Scarface (1983) & Todd Haynes' Velvet Goldmine (1998).  Two movies that look at identity, success and so much cocaine.  I mean you would not believe the cocaine. Listen to Carmelita on Cobwebs & Film Feast Podcasts Follow Carmelita on Twitter @CarmelitaSays Follow Carmelita on Letterboxd @CarmelitaSays/   Follow Schlock & Awe on Twitter @schlockandawe1 Follow Schlock & Awe on Instagram @schlockandawe1/ Follow Lindsay on Twitter @readandgeek Follow Lindsay on Letterboxd @ReadandGeek/   Say Hi schlockandawemovies@gmail.com   If you like the show please Rate & Review S&A on Apple Podcasts & Spotify   Original Music Composed and Performed by Anthony King

The Broadway Hat Podcast
Ep. 92- Dan De Palma

The Broadway Hat Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 40:07


The Rangers might be welcoming back a familiar face? Jimmy Vesey is rumored to be returning to the Blueshirts. The hockey world will turn its attention to the World Junior Championship this week. The Rangers will have 7 prospects playing in the tournament. Will Cuylle, Brennan Othmann, and Dylan Garand will all represent Team Canada. Brett Berard will represent Team USA, Adam Sykora will represent Slovakia, Jaroslav Chmelar will represent the Czech Republic, and Kalle Väisänen will represent Finland. To help break down Dylan Garand, one of the players partaking in the World Junior and the Rangers top goalie prospect, we are joined by Kamloops Blazers Goalie Coach Dan De Palma. Dan has coached Garand the past few seasons and helped him win the CHL goalie of the year award this season. He shares some great insight into the top prospects game and why we might have another future star in net in New York!

The Thomas FreeMe Tv & Podcast Show
Aryan Warriors (cont) Part 4 with Frank DePalma

The Thomas FreeMe Tv & Podcast Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 47:56


To support this channel all links are in the description of the channel. Any thumbnails you like or would like to have on any type of merchandise, reach out to me or search for your favorite thumbnail here.. www.streamlabs.com/freemepodcast/merch $freemepodcast (cashapp) Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVMA7h_JAx3pyY52-OoI4Q/join Please support at www.cominghomecoalition.com 501c NONPROFIT In 1975 Frank Depalma was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pissing his sentencing judge off. 10 years for a property damage charge. Frank ended up serving 42 years in prison and 22 of those years was spent on solitary confinement. Frank killed a man defending his life in prison. In the start of this multi part discussion we delve into why Frank even went to prison and the lessons a father teaches his boy that could end up in a life of chaos and complete retaliation. Come witness the effects long prison sentences and long stays in solitary have on the mind and spirit. This is part 4 of that discussion and Frank and I get into the beginnings of a deadly Nevada State Prison Aryan gang called the Aryan Warriors. #constitution #rights #breakingnews #news #education #mental #podcast #educationalpodcast #justice #court #crime #criminal #crimepodcast #truecrime #truecrimepodcast #truedetectives #law #attorney #state #florida #thethomasfreemeshow #freemepodcast #community #politics #america #usa #talkradio @iheartradio @applepodcasts @spotify @pandora @googlepodcasts @stitcher @spotify @tunein @spotifypromote @spotifypodcasts @spotifynews @spotifystatus @spotifyuk @spotifyusa @spotifycharts @spotifycares @spotifypromo2 @spotifypromote7 #thethomasfreemeshow #trendingvideos #fypapp #fyptiktok #podcastenglish #podcastflow #podcastandchill #podcastsaboutlife #podcaststolistento #podcasttofallasleepto #podcastsforselfimprovement #podcastsaboutselflove #podcastseducational #podcaststruecrime #podcastsaboutpsychology #truecrimestories #truecrimedocumentary #truecrimepodcast #truecrimeyoutubers #*youtube*22# #youtubechannel #topvideo #topvideosonyoutube #followme #crimepatrol #podcasttruehorrostories #prisonbreak #prisondocumentary --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thethomasfreemepodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thethomasfreemepodcast/support

Murder & Mediumship
Was Jeanette DePalma a Ritualistic Sacrifice?

Murder & Mediumship

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 30:39


In September of 1972 as Satanic Panic swept the USA, the body of a 16-year-old girl, Jeannette DePalma, was found on top of a cliff called, "Devil's Teeth." Was she murdered as part of an occult/satan worshipping ritual? And if that's not what happened, then who killed Jeannette DePalma?Grab a Personal Tarot Reading Book a Private ReadingJoin Patreon Here!!!Sources:All That's Interesting - Jeannette DePalmaTrue New Jersey - Jeannette DePalmaWeird NJ - Jeannette DePalmaDeath on the Devil's Teeth by Jesse P. Pollack & Mark Moran

Free Me
Aryan Warriors (cont) Part 4 with Frank DePalma

Free Me

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 47:53


To support this channel all links are in the description of the channel. Any thumbnails you like or would like to have on any type of merchandise, reach out to me or search for your favorite thumbnail here.. www.streamlabs.com/freemepodcast/merch $freemepodcast (cashapp) Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVMA7h_JAx3pyY52-OoI4Q/join Please support at www.cominghomecoalition.com 501c NONPROFIT In 1975 Frank Depalma was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pissing his sentencing judge off. 10 years for a property damage charge. Frank ended up serving 42 years in prison and 22 of those years was spent on solitary confinement. Frank killed a man defending his life in prison. In the start of this multi part discussion we delve into why Frank even went to prison and the lessons a father teaches his boy that could end up in a life of chaos and complete retaliation. Come witness the effects long prison sentences and long stays in solitary have on the mind and spirit. This is part 4 of that discussion and Frank and I get into the beginnings of a deadly Nevada State Prison Aryan gang called the Aryan Warriors. #constitution #rights #breakingnews #news #education #mental #podcast #educationalpodcast #justice #court #crime #criminal #crimepodcast #truecrime #truecrimepodcast #truedetectives #law #attorney #state #florida #thethomasfreemeshow #freemepodcast #community #politics #america #usa #talkradio @iheartradio @applepodcasts @spotify @pandora @googlepodcasts @stitcher @spotify @tunein @spotifypromote @spotifypodcasts @spotifynews @spotifystatus @spotifyuk @spotifyusa @spotifycharts @spotifycares @spotifypromo2 @spotifypromote7 #thethomasfreemeshow #trendingvideos #fypapp #fyptiktok #podcastenglish #podcastflow #podcastandchill #podcastsaboutlife #podcaststolistento #podcasttofallasleepto #podcastsforselfimprovement #podcastsaboutselflove #podcastseducational #podcaststruecrime #podcastsaboutpsychology #truecrimestories #truecrimedocumentary #truecrimepodcast #truecrimeyoutubers #*youtube*22# #youtubechannel #topvideo #topvideosonyoutube #followme #crimepatrol #podcasttruehorrostories #prisonbreak #prisondocumentary --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thethomasfreemepodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thethomasfreemepodcast/support

The Thomas FreeMe Tv & Podcast Show
Aryan Warriors: A story by Frank Depalma

The Thomas FreeMe Tv & Podcast Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 59:38


To support this channel all links are in the description of the channel. Any thumbnails you like or would like to have on any type of merchandise, reach out to me or search for your favorite thumbnail here.. www.streamlabs.com/freemepodcast/merch $freemepodcast (cashapp) Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVMA7h_JAx3pyY52-OoI4Q/join Please support at www.cominghomecoalition.com 501c NONPROFIT In 1975 Frank Depalma was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pissing his sentencing judge off. 10 years for a property damage charge. Frank ended up serving 42 years in prison and 22 of those years was spent on solitary confinement. Frank killed a man defending his life in prison. In the start of this multi part discussion we delve into why Frank even went to prison and the lessons a father teaches his boy that could end up in a life of chaos and complete retaliation. Come witness the effects long prison sentences and long stays in solitary have on the mind and spirit. This is part 3 of that discussion and Frank and I get into the beginnings of a deadly Nevada State Prison Aryan gang called the Aryan Warriors. #constitution #rights #breakingnews #news #education #mental #podcast #educationalpodcast #justice #court #crime #criminal #crimepodcast #truecrime #truecrimepodcast #truedetectives #law #attorney #state #florida #thethomasfreemeshow #freemepodcast #community #politics #america #usa #talkradio @iheartradio @applepodcasts @spotify @pandora @googlepodcasts @stitcher @spotify @tunein @spotifypromote @spotifypodcasts @spotifynews @spotifystatus @spotifyuk @spotifyusa @spotifycharts @spotifycares @spotifypromo2 @spotifypromote7 #thethomasfreemeshow #trendingvideos #fypapp #fyptiktok #podcastenglish #podcastflow #podcastandchill #podcastsaboutlife #podcaststolistento #podcasttofallasleepto #podcastsforselfimprovement #podcastsaboutselflove #podcastseducational #podcaststruecrime #podcastsaboutpsychology #truecrimestories #truecrimedocumentary #truecrimepodcast #truecrimeyoutubers #*youtube*22# #youtubechannel #topvideo #topvideosonyoutube #followme #crimepatrol #podcasttruehorrostories #prisonbreak #prisondocumentary #endracism #racism #prisontales #hate #blacklivesmatter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thethomasfreemepodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thethomasfreemepodcast/support

Free Me
Aryan Warriors: A story by Frank Depalma

Free Me

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 59:35


To support this channel all links are in the description of the channel. Any thumbnails you like or would like to have on any type of merchandise, reach out to me or search for your favorite thumbnail here.. www.streamlabs.com/freemepodcast/merch $freemepodcast (cashapp) Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVMA7h_JAx3pyY52-OoI4Q/join Please support at www.cominghomecoalition.com 501c NONPROFIT In 1975 Frank Depalma was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pissing his sentencing judge off. 10 years for a property damage charge. Frank ended up serving 42 years in prison and 22 of those years was spent on solitary confinement. Frank killed a man defending his life in prison. In the start of this multi part discussion we delve into why Frank even went to prison and the lessons a father teaches his boy that could end up in a life of chaos and complete retaliation. Come witness the effects long prison sentences and long stays in solitary have on the mind and spirit. This is part 3 of that discussion and Frank and I get into the beginnings of a deadly Nevada State Prison Aryan gang called the Aryan Warriors. #constitution #rights #breakingnews #news #education #mental #podcast #educationalpodcast #justice #court #crime #criminal #crimepodcast #truecrime #truecrimepodcast #truedetectives #law #attorney #state #florida #thethomasfreemeshow #freemepodcast #community #politics #america #usa #talkradio @iheartradio @applepodcasts @spotify @pandora @googlepodcasts @stitcher @spotify @tunein @spotifypromote @spotifypodcasts @spotifynews @spotifystatus @spotifyuk @spotifyusa @spotifycharts @spotifycares @spotifypromo2 @spotifypromote7 #thethomasfreemeshow #trendingvideos #fypapp #fyptiktok #podcastenglish #podcastflow #podcastandchill #podcastsaboutlife #podcaststolistento #podcasttofallasleepto #podcastsforselfimprovement #podcastsaboutselflove #podcastseducational #podcaststruecrime #podcastsaboutpsychology #truecrimestories #truecrimedocumentary #truecrimepodcast #truecrimeyoutubers #*youtube*22# #youtubechannel #topvideo #topvideosonyoutube #followme #crimepatrol #podcasttruehorrostories #prisonbreak #prisondocumentary #endracism #racism #prisontales #hate #blacklivesmatter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thethomasfreemepodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thethomasfreemepodcast/support

The Schlock and Awe Podcast
De Palma Series 2.1 Are You Watching Closely?: Sisters & The Prestige W/Mark

The Schlock and Awe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 172:54


On S&A we head back into Part 2 of our series of Brian De Palma.  And this week Lindsay is joined by Film Feast regular Mark Wanner has they disjoin from each other in a Double of De Palma's Sisters (1972) & Christopher Nolan's The Prestige. Are you watching closely? Listen to Mark on Film Feast Here Follow Mark on Twitter @The_Shape14 Follow Mark on Letterboxd @m_wanner14/   Follow Schlock & Awe on Twitter @schlockandawe1 Follow Schlock & Awe on Instagram @schlockandawe1/ Follow Lindsay on Twitter @readandgeek   Say Hi schlockandawemovies@gmail.com   If you like the show please Rate & Review S&A on Apple Podcasts & Spotify   Original Music Composed and Performed by Anthony King

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#393 - Films that Defined Their Decades: The 1970s (Part I) - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 124:49


Breaking Down the Gates: Defining the 70s  (Part I) On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I continue our examination of the films that defined their respective genres. This week we discuss - arguably (Mr. Ramos's opinion) - the single greatest decade in Cinema . . . The 1970s. The 1970s was an incredibly creative, ground-breaking, and overpowering period of filmmaking that brought us names as important as Spielberg, DePalma, Coppola, Friedkin, Bogdanovich, Ashby, and - of course - Scorsese. These filmmakers, and the names of others who fallen through the cracks, are profiled on this episode (as well as it's sequel). It's not necessarily "The Best of the 1970s" but more importantly, the films that tell us the most about the Decade. It's a fun ride. Join us for it.  Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Our Continued Love & Thanks.   

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#394 - Films that Defined Their Decades: The 1970s (Part II) - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 116:25


Breaking Down the Gates: Defining the 70s (Part II)  The Second Half of an earlier episode where Mr. Chavez & I discuss ten films (and a short list of Honorable Menitons) that defined the 1970s as a decade. All the usual names: Scorsese, Coppola, Spielberg, Friedkin, DePalma, Lumet, etc. are found throughout the episode. Take a listen and see if these (remaining Top 5 and The Honorable Mentions) are on your list. Thanks for the continued support. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. 

Midnight Train Podcast
Crazy Sting Operations

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 140:13


www.patreon.com/accidentaldads for bonus content and to support the show AND The Save The Music Foundation!   Top police stings   A sting operation is a deceitful operation used by law enforcement to apprehend criminals in the act of trying to commit a crime. In order to obtain proof of a suspect's misconduct, a typical sting involves an undercover law enforcement officer, investigator, or cooperative member of the public acting as a criminal partner or prospective victim and cooperating with a suspect's activities. Journalists for the mass media occasionally use sting operations to film and disseminate footage of illegal conduct.   Sting procedures are prevalent in many nations, including the United States, but are prohibited in others, like Sweden and France. Certain sting operations are prohibited, such as those carried out in the Philippines where it is against the law for police enforcement to act as drug traffickers in order to catch purchasers of illegal substances.   Examples   Offering free sports or airline tickets to lure fugitives out of hiding. Deploying a bait car (also called a honey trap) to catch a car thief Setting up a seemingly vulnerable honeypot computer to lure and gain information about hackers Arranging for someone under the legal drinking age to ask an adult to buy an alcoholic beverage or tobacco products for them Passing off weapons or explosives (whether fake or real), to a would-be terrorist Posing as: someone who is seeking illegal drugs, contraband, or child pornography, to catch a supplier (or as a supplier to catch a customer) a child in a chat room to identify a potential online child predator a potential customer of illegal prostitution, or as a prostitute to catch a would-be customer a hitman to catch customers and solicitors of murder-for-hire; or as a customer to catch a hitman a spectator of an illegal dogfighting ring a documentary film crew to lure a pirate to the country where a crime was committed.   Whether sting operations constitute entrapment raises ethical questions. Law enforcement might have to be careful not to incite someone who wouldn't have otherwise committed a crime to do so. Additionally, while conducting such operations, the police frequently commit the same crimes, like purchasing or selling narcotics, enticing prostitutes, etc. The defendant may raise the entrapment defense in common law jurisdictions.   Contrary to common belief, however, laws against entrapment do not forbid undercover police personnel from pretending to be criminals or deny that they are police officers. Entrapment is normally only a defense when suspects are coerced into confessing to a crime they probably would not have otherwise committed. However, the legal meaning of this coercion differs widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Entrapment might be used as a defense, for instance, if undercover agents forced a possible suspect to manufacture illicit narcotics in order to sell them. Entrapment has often not taken place if a suspect is already producing narcotics and authorities pretend as purchasers to apprehend them.   Operation Entebbe The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commandos successfully carried out Operation Entebbe or Operation Thunderbolt, a counterterrorism hostage-rescue mission, at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976. A week earlier, on June 27, two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - External Operations (PFLP-EO) (who had previously split from the PFLP of George Habash) and two members of the German Revolutionary Cells hijacked an Air France Airbus A300 jet airliner carrying 248 passengers. The declared goal of the hijackers was to trade the hostages for the release of 13 detainees in four other countries and the release of 40 Palestinian terrorists and related prisoners who were detained in Israel. The flight, which had left Tel Aviv for Paris, was rerouted after a stopover in Athens through Benghazi to Entebbe, the country of Uganda's principal airport. The ruler Idi Amin, who had been made aware of the hijacking from the start[10], encouraged the hijackers and personally greeted them. The hijackers confined all Israelis and a few non-Israeli Jews into a separate room after transferring all captives from the plane to a deserted airport facility.  148 captives who were not Israelis were freed and taken to Paris over the course of the next two days. Ninety-four passengers—mostly Israelis—and the 12-person Air France crew were held captive and threatened with execution.  Based on information from the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, the IDF took action. If the demands for the release of the prisoners were not granted, the hijackers threatened to murder the hostages. The preparation of the rescue effort was prompted by this threat. These strategies included getting ready for armed opposition from the Uganda Army. It was a nighttime operation. For the rescue mission, Israeli transport planes flew 100 commandos to Uganda over a distance of 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles). The operation took 90 minutes to complete after a week of planning. Out of the 106 captives still held, 102 were freed, and three were murdered. In a hospital, the second captive was later slain. Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, the unit leader, was one of the five injured Israeli commandos. Netanyahu was Benjamin Netanyahu's elder sibling and the future Israeli prime minister. Eleven Soviet-built MiG-17s and MiG-21s of the Ugandan air force were destroyed, and all five hijackers and forty-five Ugandan troops were killed. Idi Amin gave the command to attack and kill Kenyans living in Uganda after the operation because Kenyan sources supported Israel. 245 Kenyans in Uganda were killed as a consequence, and 3,000 left the nation. In honor of Yonatan Netanyahu, the commander of the force, Operation Entebbe, which had the military codename Operation Thunderbolt, is occasionally referred to retroactively as Operation Jonathan.   Operation Valkyrie Senior Nazi military officers and Adolf Hitler convened in the Wolf's Lair in Rastenburg, Eastern Prussia, on July 20, 1944. Hitler's body was discovered scattered across the table as the Nazi military chiefs sat down to plan troop deployments on the Eastern Front when an explosion burst through the steamy meeting room. With the Führer's death, the Nazi threat to Europe could have been lifted. or so it seems at first.   Claus von Stauffenberg and his accomplices believed they had turned the course of World War II and maybe saved thousands of extra lives for a brief period of time in history. The July Plot, also known as Operation Valkyrie, was the most famous attempt to have Hitler killed, although it was ultimately unsuccessful for a variety of reasons, some of which are still unknown to this day. The July Plot Is Hatched Many Germans, including some of the country's top military figures, had begun to lose faith in Germany's ability to win the war by the summer of 1944. Hitler was widely held responsible for ruining Germany. The Wolfsschanze was one of Hitler's military headquarters. A number of prominent politicians and senior military figures devised a plan to murder the Führer by detonating a bomb at a conference there in order to spark political unification and a coup. Operation Valkyrie was the name of the strategy. The plan was that after Hitler's death, the military would assert that the murder was the result of a Nazi Party coup attempt, and the Reserve Army would take significant buildings in Berlin and detain senior Nazi figures. Carl Friedrich Goerdeler would become Germany's new chancellor, and Ludwig Beck would become its first president. The new administration wanted to negotiate a peaceful conclusion to the war, ideally with benefits for Germany. The main conspirators' motives varied, according to Philipp Freiherr Von Boeselager, one of the last remaining participants in the July Plot. Many of them only saw it as a means of avoiding military defeat, while others hoped to at least partially restore some of the nation's morals. They chose Claus von Stauffenberg, a young colonel in the German army, to carry out the assassination. Despite not being a member of the Nazi party in the traditional sense, Stauffenberg was a devoted German patriot. In the end, he came to think that if Germany was to be saved, it was his patriotic duty to expel Adolf Hitler. Hitler, though, had experienced assassination attempts before. Assassination attempts against Hitler had been more frequent since his spectacular ascent to the top of Germany's political scene in the late 1930s. Hitler, who was becoming more and more paranoid, frequently altered his plans without warning and at the last minute. What Went Wrong Stauffenberg entered the bunker at Wolfsschanze on July 20, 1944. The conference was planned to take place in a concrete, windowless subterranean bunker that was closed off by a large steel door. By making sure it happened within one of these facilities, the detonation would be confined and anyone nearby the explosive device would die quickly from the shrapnel. The conference was moved to an above-ground wooden bunker with better air circulation on July 20 due to the oppressively hot weather, according to Pierre Galante's Operation Valkyrie: The German Generals' Plot Against Hitler. Numerous windows, a wooden table, and other beautiful furniture were all present in the area, which meant that the potential explosion would be much diminished since the energy of the blast would be absorbed and diffused. Stauffenberg was aware that this was the case, but he nonetheless proceeded, assuming that two explosives would be sufficient to destroy the room and kill everyone within. Stauffenberg excused himself when he arrived, saying that he needed to change his clothing, and went to a private room. The two explosives needed to be armed and primed. However, he only had time to arm one of the two devices due to an unexpected phone call and a quick knock at his door. Thus, the possibility of a greater blast was cut in half. Stauffenberg realized that in order to cause any kind of harm, the explosive device needed to be placed as near to Hitler as possible. He was able to get a seat as near to Hitler as possible with only one other person between them by claiming that his hearing was impaired due to his wounds. Placing the bag as near to Hitler as possible, Stauffenberg then left the room pretending to take a personal call. The briefcase was accidentally shifted to the opposite side of a large wooden leg that was supporting the meeting room table as another official was taking a seat. The Aftermath Panic broke out after the device exploded at precisely 12:42 pm. Twenty individuals were hurt, including three cops who subsequently died from their injuries, and a stenographer was instantaneously murdered. Stauffenberg and his assistant Werner von Haeften leapt into a staff car and bluffed their way past three different military checkpoints to flee the mayhem at the Wolfsschanze complex because they believed that Hitler was indeed dead. Hitler, however, along with everyone else who was protected by the large wooden table leg, only suffered a few minor cuts and an eardrum perforation. He had fully torn-up pants, and the Nazi leadership would subsequently utilize pictures of them in a propaganda effort. Ian Kershaw, a historian, claims that during the explosion, contradictory news concerning Hitler's fate came. In spite of the disarray, the Reserve Army started detaining senior Nazi officials in Berlin. The entire scheme, however, was eventually thwarted by delays, unclear communication, and the announcement that Hitler was still alive. The conspirators were all given the death penalty in a hastily called court martial the same evening by General Friedrich Fromm. In the courtyard of the Bendlerblock, a makeshift firing squad murdered Stauffenberg, von Haeften, Olbricht, and another officer, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, while Ludwig Beck committed himself. At Berlin's Plötzensee jail, Berthold Stauffenberg was gently strangled while the incident was being recorded for Hitler to see. Hitler's life was ultimately saved that day by a number of interrelated reasons, but the conspirators were right that Germany was headed for disaster. Less than a year later, the Nazi leader and his closest advisers committed suicide. Operation Iceman Ever wonder what its like working undercover with an alleged murderer? Well, let's just say it's not hard to get a stuffy nose around this case… In fact, serial killer Richard Kuklinski's preferred method of murder involved using a nasal spray bottle to spritz cyanide into the faces of his victims. As a result, undercover agent Dominick Polifrone was never more on guard than during the 18 months he spent building a case against the so-called Iceman. “No matter where I went with him, I wore this leather jacket with a pocket sewn inside containing a small-caliber weapon,” recalls Polifrone, who gained his target's confidence and taped dozens of their conversations. “I knew that I was somewhere on his hit list. If he'd pulled out that nasal spray, I'd have to protect myself.” The streetwise New Jersey officer acquired enough proof before Kuklinski had suspicions, preventing that situation from occurring. Finally, the enormous 6-foot-4 gangland killer was apprehended thanks to his evidence. “I've met hundreds of bad guys, but Kuklinski was a totally different type of individual,” he tells The Post. “He was coldhearted — ice-cold like the devil. He had no remorse about anything.”  Kuklinski was captured by Polifrone in a combined operation between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the office of the New Jersey attorney general. The criminal, who was a leading suspect in the murder of a mobster whose body was found two years after his disappearance, was posing as a respectable businessman residing in suburban Dumont, New Jersey. The reason the medical examiners discovered ice in the muscle tissue was because Kuklinski, who earned his notoriety for frequently freezing the bodies of his victims and then defrosting them, erred that time. Police made an indirect connection between the deceased man and Kuklinski, who was charged with a number of previous homicides.  “We had to get something nobody knew,” recalls Polifrone. The sting only appears briefly on screen in the film. In order to gain Kuklinski's trust, Polifrone, a resident of Hackensack, New Jersey, pretended to be a "bad person" for a whole year and a half. They met in parks and rest areas along highways and discussed the horrific killings Kuklinski had carried out, including a Mafia hit in Detroit for which he was paid $65,000. Additionally, there were "statement killings." To put a dead canary in the mouth of a victim as a warning to other victims, one mafia leader paid him extra. Another occasion, Kuklinski made light of the fact that he saw a gang member consume an entire cheeseburger laced with cyanide before passing away while joking with Polifrone. Recalls the cop: “He told me that cyanide normally works real quick and easy, but that ‘this guy has the constitution of a God damn ox, and is just eating and eating.  “He said he almost ate the whole burger and then, bam, he's down!” Polifrone knew exactly how to play his role. “I laughed, of course,” he shrugs. “That's what bad guys do.”  Paradoxically, Kuklinski was a committed family man. He led a Jekyll-and-Hyde existence.  “He never socialized, gambled or messed around with other women,” adds Polifrone. “He lived for his wife and kids.” One minute he'd be repairing his daughters' toys, the next, dismembering a body with a chain saw and stuffing it into an oil drum. “He would come home and completely shut off this murderous component and seek security and love from his family,” says “Iceman” director Vromen. “He fulfilled the need to provide for them by killing.” Polifrone finally nailed Kuklinski after tricking him into buying what he thought was pure cyanide. A team of feds and ATF officers arrested him in December 1986. Twenty-eight years later, he reflects on the man who died, apparently of natural causes, in Trenton Prison in 2006 at age 70. Eyebrows were raised because he was due to appear as a witness at the trial of a Gambino family underboss. “I hope he died a slow death because of what he did to families and individuals,” concludes Polifrone. “He had no mercy. And if it was foul play, that's OK with me.” So let's talk about some controversial sting operations you may or may not have heard of.   ACORN Sting   Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is known as ACORN. ACORN was a group of neighborhood-based organizations in the US that supported low- and middle-income families. They also offered details on affordable housing and voter registration. James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, two young conservative activists, published recordings that had been edited with care in 2009. The two pretended to be a pimp and a prostitute before using a hidden camera to get unflattering answers from ACORN workers that seemed to give them advice on how to hide their prostitution business and avoid paying taxes.The plea for assistance in obtaining funding for a brothel didn't appear to deter the ACORN employees either. This sparked a national debate and led to a reduction in financing from public and private sources. ACORN declared on March 22, 2010, that it was disbanding and shutting all of its connected state chapters as a result of declining funding. Interesting fact: On January 25, 2010, James O'Keefe and three other people were detained on felony charges for allegedly tampering with the phones at Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu's office in New Orleans. O'Keefe stated that he was looking into claims that Landrieu's staff had dismissed constituent phone calls over the health care issue. O'Keefe recorded the action as they pretended to be telephone repairmen.In the end, they were accused with breaking into a government building under false pretenses, a misdemeanor. Following his admission of guilt, O'Keefe received a three-year probationary period, 100 hours of community service, and a $1,500 fine.   Operation West End The largest undercover news story in Indian journalism has been described like this. In order to expose the alleged culture of bribery inside the Indian Ministry of Defense, a well-known newspaper from India by the name of Tehelka—which translates as "sensation" in Hindi—started its first significant undercover operation, "Operation West End" in 2001. Two reporters from the publication pretended to be London-based armaments dealers from a fake firm. In the undercover film, numerous politicians and defense officials are shown discussing and accepting bribes in exchange for assisting them in obtaining government contracts, including Bangaru Laxman, secretary of the ruling BJP party. Laxman and Military Minister George Fernandes (shown above) resigned following the release of the tapes, and a number of other defense ministry employees were placed on administrative leave.   Interesting Fact: Instead of initially acting on the evidence from the sting operation, the Indian government accused the newspaper of fabricating the allegations. The main financial backers of Tehelka were made targets of investigations, and the newspaper company was almost ruined. In 2003, Tehelka was re-launched as a weekly newspaper, and was funded by faithful subscribers and other well-wishers. In 2007, Tehelka shifted to a regular magazine format.   Senator Larry Craig On June 11, 2007, an undercover police officer conducting a sting operation targeting males cruising for sex at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport detained Idaho Senator Larry Craig. Sgt. Dave Karsnia, the arresting officer, claimed that just after noon, the suspect entered a restroom and shut the door. Craig then moved into the stall next to him and propped his suitcase up against the stall door's front. By obscuring the front view, this is frequently done in an effort to hide sexual activity. Several minutes later, the officer claimed to have noticed Craig looking into his stall through a gap, tapping his right foot repeatedly, then moving it till it brushed Karsnia's. Craig then passed his hand under the stall divider into Karsnia's stall with his palm up and guided it along the divider toward the front of the stall three times. Karsnia then waved his badge back, to which the senator responded, “No!” The senator pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and paid a fine, but changed his mind after word of his arrest later became public. Craig claimed he just had a “wide stance”, and he only pleaded guilty to avoid a spectacle.An appeals court rejected his request to change his mind about entering a guilty plea. Craig completed his time in the Senate but was unable to have his case dismissed by the Senate Ethics Committee. Craig departed office on January 3, 2009, having not to run for reelection in 2008. Fascinating Fact: Soon after Craig was arrested, the men's room started to resemble a tourist destination, with people coming to seek directions and take photographs. Even restroom tissue may be purchased on eBay. Listen to the conversation between Senator Craig and Sgt. Karsnia immediately following the arrest here.   7 Sarah Ferguson was victimized by Mazher Mahmood, a reporter for the tabloid daily "News of the World," in May 2010. In order to set up a meeting with Ferguson, Mahmood pretended to be a wealthy international businessman. The Duchess, who was discreetly recorded throughout the encounter, offered to connect the "tycoon" with Prince Andrew's influential inner circle. "500,000 pounds when you can, to me, open doors," Sarah Ferguson is heard saying on the video. She may also be seen removing a briefcase that is holding $40,000 in cash. After the event was reported, Ferguson's spokesman claimed she was both "devastated" and "regretful." She said that she had been drinking before asking for the money and was "in the gutter at that point" in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Mazher Mahmood, the guy who pretended to be the tycoon, is referred to as the "Fake Sheikh" and has conned several famous people. No one is certain if that is his true name or what his real history is since he likes to make things as mysterious as possible. The journalist denies ever allowing his face to appear in any of his pieces and claims to have received several death threats. He also avoids public appearances.   Bait Cars The Minneapolis Police Department employed the first bait cars in the 1990s. The largest bait car fleet in North America is now situated in Surrey, British Columbia, which is widely regarded as the continent's "auto theft capital." The cars are carefully modified, equipped with GPS tracking equipment, audio/video surveillance, and an engine-disabling remote control. It has helped to lower car theft by 47% when it was introduced in Surrey, British Columbia, in 2004. In one of the more contentious bait vehicle stings, a lady was murdered nearly instantaneously after a robber driving a bait car drove into her in Dallas, Texas, in 2008. To resolve the litigation, $245,000 was given to the victim's family. Fact: The key to determining whether police are utilizing a bait car improperly and would result in entrapment is if they left it in a way that would tempt someone who would not ordinarily commit a crime. Here, you can view one of the more eye-catching (to put it mildly) bait vehicle stings. Many others will undoubtedly have the same thoughts as I had. “Where the heck was the kill switch?”   Marion Barry A well-known politician and former mayor of Washington, D.C., Marion Barry. Police were going to conduct an undercover narcotics transaction with former Virgin Islands official Charles Lewis on December 22, 1988, but they were turned back when they discovered Mayor Marion Barry was in Lewis's hotel room. This prompted a grand jury inquiry into potential mayor meddling in the narcotics probe. Barry testified for three hours in front of the grand jury before telling reporters he had done nothing wrong. Then, on January 18, 1990, Barry was arrested in a Washington, D.C. hotel after using crack cocaine in a room with his former girlfriend, who had turned informant for the FBI. This was the result of a sting operation put up by the FBI and D.C. Police. Barry said the now-famous phrase, "Bitch set me up," which has come to be linked with him. Following his arrest and subsequent trial, Barry made the decision not to run for mayor again. He was charged with 14 charges by a grand jury, including suspected grand jury perjury. The mayor could have spent 26 years in prison if found guilty on all 14 counts. Barry was only given a six-month prison term after the jury found him guilty of using cocaine. Barry campaigned for municipal council after being let out of prison. He garnered 70% of the vote due to his widespread popularity and the perception held by many that Marion Barry was the target of a political witch hunt by the government. Then, in 1995, Barry won a fourth term as mayor of Washington, D.C. Barry is currently back in his position on the D.C. city council. Regardless of your opinion on Marion Barry, you have to respect his perseverance and drive to help the people of Washington, D.C. The aforementioned occurrence is only a small portion of his remarkable life. A documentary titled "The Nine Lives of Marion Barry" was produced by HBO.    Joran Van der Sloot Dutch national Joran Van der Sloot is a key suspect in the case of Natalee Holloway, who vanished on May 30, 2005, while traveling to Aruba to celebrate her high school graduation. On March 29, 2010, Van der Sloot got in touch with Beth Twitty Holloway's mother's attorney John Q. Kelly, reviving the case. Van der Sloot promised to provide details about Holloway's demise and the whereabouts of her remains in exchange for a total of $250,000 with a $25,000 down payment. After Kelly and Twitty made contact with Alabama law enforcement, the FBI launched a sting operation. On May 10, Van der Sloot accepted a wire transfer of $15,000 to his Dutch bank account along with an additional cash payment of $10,000. He drove Kelly to the location of Holloway's remains in exchange for the cash. He indicated a home, saying that his father had assisted in burying the body in the foundation. The home had not yet been constructed when Holloway vanished, therefore this turned out to be untrue. Later, Van der Sloot informed Kelly through email that the entire incident was a fraud. At this point, police might have detained Van der Sloot for wire fraud and extortion, but they chose to wait while they worked to establish a case of murder against him. Van der Sloot was not only let free, he was also given permission to depart Aruba and travel to Bogotá, Colombia, and then Lima, Peru, with the money he had made from the operation. He met Stephany Flores Ramirez, a 21-year-old University of Lima business student, in a casino hotel in the city. Ramirez and Van der Sloot are seen entering a hotel room together on security footage, but only Van der Sloot is seen exiting. On June 2, Ramirez was discovered dead in the hotel room that Van der Sloot had booked, her neck broken and she had been battered to death. On May 30, 2010, precisely five years after Natalee Holloway vanished, Ramirez passed away. A person arrested Van der Sloot He admitted to the murder on June 3 and June 7. Fascinating fact: Van der Sloot is presently detained at Peru's Miguel Castro jail, where murder charges have been brought. He apparently now claims that if he is permitted to move to a jail in Aruba, he would tell the whereabouts of Natalee Holloway's remains.   Perverted Justice Stings Perverted-Justice is a group that uses volunteers to masquerade as juveniles online, often between the ages of 10-15, and wait for an adult to message or email the decoy back. If the topic becomes sexual, they won't actively reject it or support it. Then, in order to set up a meeting, they will attempt to identify the males by acquiring their phone numbers and other information. The group then provides law enforcement with the information. Additionally, Perverted-Justice has worked with the American reality show "To Catch a Predator." In Murphy, Texas, one of the more contentious instances took place in 2006. Louis Conradt (seen above), a district attorney in Texas, pretended to be a 19-year-old college student and had sexually explicit internet conversations with a person he thought was a 13-year-old kid. They hired an actress to portray the youngster on the phone when Conradt demanded images of the boy's genitalia. Conradt stopped returning phone calls and instant messages, so police and the reality program decided to conduct a search warrant operation at his residence. A gunshot was heard as the police entered the scene to make an arrest. Conradt was inside with a self-inflicted wound when they arrived, and he eventually passed away at a hospital. 23 people were taken into custody for online solicitation of minors as a consequence of the sting operation in Murphy, Texas. Due to inadequate evidence, none of the 23 instances were prosecuted as of June 2007. Conradt's family launched a $105 million lawsuit against Dateline's To Catch a Predator series. The dispute was ultimately resolved outside of court. All next episodes' development was halted by the network in 2008. Rachel Hoffman On February 22, 2007, a traffic stop in Tallahassee, Florida, resulted in Rachel Hoffman being found in possession of 25 grams of marijuana. Then, on April 17, 2008, police searched her flat and found 4 ecstasy tablets and 151.7 grams of marijuana. Police allegedly threatened to put her in jail unless she worked as an undercover informant for them, according to her account. She was then dispatched untrained to an undercover gathering to purchase a weapon and a significant quantity of narcotics from two alleged drug traffickers. The suspects relocated the drug purchase while she was there. When she departed the buy place in the car with the two suspects, the police officers who were keeping an eye on the sting lost sight of her. The identical gun she was intended to purchase was used to kill her by the two suspects while they were in motion. Two days later, her corpse was discovered close to Perry, Florida. One of the murder suspects was convicted of first-degree murder and given a life sentence without the possibility of parole on December 17, 2009, which would have been Rachel Hoffman's 25th birthday. Trial for the second murder suspect is set for October 2010. Interesting Fact: On May 7, 2009, a law called “Rachel's Law” was passed by the Florida State Senate. Rachel's Law requires law enforcement agencies to (a) provide special training for officers who recruit confidential informants, (b) instruct informants that reduced sentences may not be provided in exchange for their work, and (c) permit informants to request a lawyer if they want one.    Mr. Big The Royal Canadian Mounted Police created Mr. Big, sometimes known as "the Canadian method," in the early 1990s in response to unsolved killings. It is employed in Canada and Australia, but many other nations, like the United States and England, view it as entrapment. The technique works something like this: An undercover police unit poses as members of a fictitious gang, into which the suspect is inducted. The suspect is invited to participate in a series of criminal activities (all faked by the police). In addition, the “gang members” build a personal relationship with the suspect, by drinking together and other social activities. After some time, the gang boss, Mr. Big, is presented to him. The police have a fresh interest in the first crime, and the suspect is instructed to provide the gang with further information. They clarify that Mr. Big might be able to affect the course of the police investigation, but only if he confesses to the full extent of the crime. He is also warned that if he conceals any other previous offenses, the gang could decide against working with him in the future since he would be a burden. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are shown in the picture above carrying the hats of the four officers who were killed in Edmonton, Canada, in 2005 at a memorial service. Two of the men serving prison sentences for the murders made confessions to Mr. Big operatives.Interesting Fact: In British Columbia, the technique has been used over 180 times, and, in 80% of the cases, it resulted in either a confession or the elimination of the suspect from suspicion. However, cases of false confessions and wrongful convictions have recently come to the public's attention, and many are starting to question the controversial technique. In 2007, a documentary was made, called Mr. Big, that was very critical of the procedure.   You can't talk about undercover operations without talking about the mob. Here are five badasses who infiltrated the mob.   In law enforcement, working as an undercover officer carries the high risk of discovery by criminal suspects, leading to violence, torture and death. But the rewards can be huge, with wire recordings and eyewitness testimony that can result in arrests and convictions. A trained officer knows how to strategize, win the confidence of their targets and get them to reveal what's needed to build a case to take to trial. It requires an unusual kind of person, able to work under stress, stay focused, pull off the character he or she is playing and be prepared to tell many lies. What follows here is a list of five remarkable individuals whose undercover operations, despite real dangers, resulted in the convictions of leaders and associates of organized crime, over almost a century. This list leaves out many other famous undercover officers, whom we would like to recognize in the future. Perhaps because of the gravity of the investigations, and the financial resources required, all of these undercover officers worked for agencies of the U.S. government. MICHAEL MALONE Mike Malone worked undercover for the Treasury Department's Intelligence Unit. In the late 1920s, he infiltrated Al Capone's Chicago Outfit and helped convict the crime boss of tax evasion. Michael Malone had all the makings of an undercover agent who would successfully infiltrate Al Capone's Chicago gang for nearly two years. Malone, whose parents came over from Ireland, grew up in New Jersey and meshed well with its European immigrants, eventually learning to speak Gaelic, Italian, Yiddish and Greek. With his “black Irish” dark hair and skin, he resembled someone from southern Europe. After finessing his way into Capone's inner circle in 1929, Malone proved invaluable to his superiors in the Treasury Department pursuing a tax evasion case against the Chicago crime boss. Despite the danger, Malone kept an iron will. Blowing his cover would have proved fatal. But given his skills, it didn't happen. While Malone kept up the charade, he delivered information that proved incriminating not only for Capone, but for his top enforcer, Frank Nitti (aka Nitto). Malone remained disguised within Capone's bootlegging band even for a time after the feds filed tax charges against Capone, Nitti and Capone's brother, Ralph, in 1931. When Capone's jury trial commenced, and the Treasury Department removed Malone from his undercover job, the agent gained a bit of respect from the embarrassed gang chief himself. In the Chicago courthouse, Malone happened to enter an elevator where Capone stood with his defense lawyers. “The only thing that fooled me was your looks,” Capone is said as to have remarked to Malone. “You look like a Wop. You took your chances, and I took mine. I lost.” From 1929 to 1931, Malone fed intelligence about Capone that would culminate in the historic conviction of the nation's most notorious Mob boss. His fascinating story began after his service in World War I. With law enforcement his career goal, Malone joined the Treasury Department's Intelligence Unit later known as the “T-Men.” Early on, in the 1920s, Malone appreciated how donning disguises brought him closer to the suspects. He posed in everyman roles such as garbage man and shoe shiner. Elmer Irey, chief of the Intelligence Unit, had worked with undercover agent Malone on Prohibition cases. Once, Irey enlisted Malone to smash a West Coast version of “Rum Row,” rumrunners selling contraband Canadian liquor from ships off the coast of San Francisco. Malone posed as gangster from Chicago in hiding, with money to invest in illegal booze. He devised a nighttime sting operation. Agents posing as bootleggers drove speedboats out to the booze-laden mother ship and, after money changed hands, Malone fired off a flare, signaling the U.S. Coast Guard, which boarded the mother ship and arrested the astonished bootleggers. President Herbert Hoover entered office in March 1929, a few weeks following the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, where seven men associated with Capone's bitter rival in bootlegging, George “Bugs” Moran, died in gunfire. Hoover conferred with Irey and urged him to compile a team of special agents to “get Capone” on tax charges. Meanwhile, another team of Prohibition Unit agents in Chicago, headed by Eliot Ness, would attack Capone on violations of federal liquor laws under the Volstead Act. Irey appointed Special Agent Frank Wilson, Malone and several others to the get Capone team. Meanwhile, a group of wealthy business executives in Chicago, called the Secret Six, donated large sums of money for expenses to assist the feds in getting Capone. Malone used their largess to purchase some expensive clothing to look the part of a well-heeled hoodlum that Capone would envy. Malone set about infiltrating Capone's underworld at its core – the Lexington Hotel, where the boss and his men lived. Wearing a fancy suit, purple shirt and white hat, Malone sat in the lobby, reading newspapers for days on end. He spoke in an Italian accent, introduced himself as “Mike Lepito,” met Capone men playing craps and played the part of a mobster. He mailed letters to friends in Philadelphia, who wrote back. Capone's guys broke into his room, noted his pricey checkered suits and silk underwear. They opened his mail from Philadelphia, read the letters written, impressively, in underworld lingo they understood. They informed Capone. Finally, Capone sent a cohort down to the lobby to ask “Lepito” about his business in town. “Keeping quiet,” Malone replied in his Italian inflection. In the coming days, over drinks, Malone told the guy he was on the lam for burglary in Philadelphia. That got Malone invitations to play poker and trade gossip with the gang, then dinner at their hangout, the New Florence, and then to attend the birthday party Capone planned for Frank Nitti at the Lexington. Malone met Capone at Nitti's party. The secret agent's new acquaintances included big-shot hoods Nitti, “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn, Jake “Greasy Thumb” Guzik, Paul “The Waiter” Ricca, Murray “The Camel” Humphreys and Sam “Golf Bag” Hunt. Malone was in. He discreetly phoned Wilson about what he'd overheard within the gang. Wilson and his aides traced signatures on bank checks while pursuing tax evasion cases against Nitti and Guzik. A federal court in Chicago convicted Guzik, who got a five-year sentence. But Nitti skipped town. Malone, assigned to find him, followed Nitti's wife to an apartment building in Berwyn, Illinois. There, the cops nabbed Nitti, later sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion. Then the police pinched Al himself following his 1931 indictment on tax charges. “Mike Lepito” was there at the Lexington when Al Capone arrived back, triumphant about his release on $50,000 bail. Malone listened and reported to Wilson about Capone's scheme to bribe and fix the jury in his favor. The feds moved quickly and a judge created a new list of jurors. Malone then reported Capone's plot to hire five gunman from New York to kill four federal officials in Chicago – including Wilson. With safety measures in place, Capone ordered the gunmen to leave town. Capone's trial, after a judge refused to plea bargain with the Mob boss, started in October 1931. Four days afterward, Malone finally gave up the act. The news spread fast to Capone and his men. Malone had heard that Phil D'Andrea, Capone's bodyguard, planned to bring a concealed gun into the courthouse. Malone and another agent frisked and disarmed D'Andrea, and had him arrested. A jury Capone could not fix found the boss guilty on 22 criminal counts. The judge gave him 11 years in the federal pen and a $50,000 fine, plus court costs. Months later, in early 1932, the Intelligence Unit had Malone, Irey, Wilson and Special Agent A. P. Madden probe the kidnapping of aviator Charles Lindbergh's son. The team's persistence paid off within two years, with the capture (and conviction) of suspect Bruno Hauptman, who still had some of the marked currency the agents convinced Lindbergh to use as ransom money. Malone had other notable cases. In 1933, Irey assigned him to find fugitive New York gangster Waxey Gordon, wanted for tax evasion. Malone located Gordon in a remote cottage in the Catskill Mountains. Special Prosecutor Thomas Dewey took the case, and the court put Waxey away for 10 years. A year later, Malone infiltrated Louisiana Governor Huey “Kingfish” Long's crooked crew. After Long's assassination, the IRS won a tax fraud conviction against Malone's target, Long's close aide, Seymour Weiss. In his last undercover operation before his death, the Intelligence Unit gave Malone a large amount of cash and a Cadillac to use in Miami Beach, disguised as a rich syndicate man. He found and reported what the agency wanted – details of a coast-to-coast illegal abortion ring. After Malone's death in 1960, Wilson described him to a news reporter as “the best undercover agent we ever had.” JOSEPH PISTONE Joe Pistone is one of the FBI's most celebrated undercover agents. Using the name Donnie Brasco, he infiltrated the New York Mafia and helped produce 200 indictments. Courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In New York City during the mid-1970s, the FBI investigated a rash of truck hijackings happening each day. The agency assigned agent Joseph “Joe” Pistone to go undercover for six months to find out where the Mob-connected thieves took the stolen cargo. His adopted name was “Donnie Brasco.” He was so effective as a wiseguy that the FBI let him keep it up. No one knew how far the investigation would lead, or what it would mean for Pistone, who started as an agent in 1969. His experience would eventually prompt the mobsters in New York to put out a $500,000 contract for his murder, but it never happened. In the end, the evidence and trial testimony he provided in the 1980s produced 200 indictments of Mob associates and more than 100 convictions. His work decimated the Bonannos, one of New York's five major crime families. Pistone's journey while undercover, impersonating a mobbed-up jewel thief, would last an incredible five years, from 1976 to 1981, during which he penetrated the upper levels of the Bonnano organization. No FBI agent had made it inside the Mob like that. The agency beforehand had to rely on informants. Pistone took a class to learn about jewelry to make his affectation believable. In Brooklyn and Manhattan, he roamed bars and restaurants frequented by Mob types. He communicated using the street smarts he absorbed growing up as a working-class Italian-American kid in Paterson, New Jersey, where he went to Italian social clubs and encountered local hoods. Years in, he had the Bonanno circle so convinced that it moved to have him a “made” man shortly before the FBI ended his assignment. At first he befriended low-level mobsters. He wore a wire to record conversations, and committed to memory names and license plates since taking notes would obviously raise red flags. By 1976, he'd won the trust of important Bonnano members, notably family soldier Benjamin “Lefty Guns” Ruggiero, said to have killed 26 people, and capo Dominick “Sonny Black” Napolitano. Ruggerio recommended him so that he could join the clan. Pistone's Mob activities centered in New York and Florida, taking him away from his wife and young daughters for extended times. Pistone even had to vacation with his demanding cohorts. He moved his family members out of state for their protection. As “Donnie Brasco,” Pistone helped Ruggerio transfer stolen goods and sell guns. He engaged in loansharking, extortion and illegal gambling. Once, while pretending to be an expert in burglar alarms, angry Mob associates intent on committing burglaries demanded he reveal the name of a mobster who would vouch for him. The FBI used an informant to quell their suspicions. In the 1997 film Donnie Brasco, undercover agent Joe Pistone is played by Johnny Depp, left. Al Pacino, right, plays Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero. In 1981, the situation intensified again when the crime family commanded him to kill an adversary. The FBI pulled him out of the sting. It was time to start making cases, and for him to testify in open court as himself. Starting in 1982, Pistone's testimony over the next several years in racketeering cases sent more than 100 mobsters to long prison terms. Prosecutors considered him crucial to convicting 21 defendants in the “Pizza Connection” case of pizzerias used to traffic in heroin and launder money for the Sicilian Mafia. Pistone went into hiding and later retired from the FBI, unscathed, in 1986. In the 1990s, Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano, former underboss for the Gambino family who turned FBI informant, said the embarrassment from the “Brasco” case drove bosses in New York's crime families to suspend the Bonanno group from its board of directors. But Pistone couldn't stay retired. In 1992, at age 53, he requested reinstatement with the FBI, which agreed only if he would enter the agency's strict training class, lasting 16 weeks at its base in Quantico, Virginia. Pistone endured the rigorous course alongside recruits in their 20s. He passed and the FBI rehired him, at least until the mandatory retirement age of 57. Pistone's 1988 book on his undercover experiences, Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia, was a bestseller. Based on the book, actor Johnny Depp portrayed Pistone in the 1997 feature film Donnie Brasco, with Al Pacino as Ruggerio. JACK GARCIA Jack Garcia was an FBI undercover agent of Cuban descent who convinced members of the Italian-American Mafia that he was Italian. He took part in more than 100 undercover investigations over a 26-year career. Before he succeeded in infiltrating New York's Gambino crime family, FBI agent Joaquin “Jack” Garcia had to go school. That is, the FBI's “mob school,” where he received an education in how to hit the ground running with veteran mobsters. His teacher was special agent Nat Parisi. First off, Parisi said, do not carry a wallet – wiseguys carry wads of currency, often bound by the kind of rubber band grocery stores use to keep broccoli together. Also, correctly pronouncing Italian food matters – as Tony Soprano might say, those long pasta shells are not “manicotti,” but “manicote.” Another valuable lesson he learned is that his Mob brethren loved compliments – his favorite one: “Where did you get those nice threads? You look like a million dollars.” In his 26-year career as an FBI agent, Garcia took part in more than 100 undercover investigations, from Miami to New York, Atlantic City and Los Angeles, targeting mobsters, drug traffickers and corrupt politicians and cops. He participated in the highest number of undercover cases in FBI history. In many of his capers, he impersonated a mobster, using the name “Jack Falcone” (in honor of the Italian judge Giovanni Falcone, killed by the Sicilian Mafia in the 1990s). As a backstory, he told his Mob marks about having a Sicilian pedigree (actually he's a native of Havana and grew up in the Bronx) with an expertise in stealing and fencing stolen goods, with jewelry as his specialty. Sometimes, he had to run several undercover roles at once. He took advantage of his fluency in Spanish and Italian, being careful not to mix things up when the phone rang. In the early 2000s, the FBI chose Garcia for what would be the most fruitful infiltration of an organized crime family since Joe Pistone's in the 1970s. While undercover as “Jack Falcone” with the Gambino's family's chapter in Westchester County, New York, for two years, he flashed cash, Rolex watches, diamond rings, flat-screen TVs and other supposed stolen property (items seized in other FBI cases). Much of the cash he held went to pay for expensive dinners – mobsters, he said, are notoriously cheap when the check comes. He gained 80 pounds over the two years. One mobster in particular who liked his money and goods, and would become his almost daily companion, was Gambino capo Gregory DePalma. An “old school” hood who in 2003 finished serving 70 months for racketeering, DePalma right away threatened violence and extorted owners of Westchester-area construction firms, strip joints, restaurants and other businesses. Garcia said he witnessed DePalma commit a crime almost every day. The FBI had Garcia pose as a wiseguy seeking to invest in a topless bar in the Bronx. Garcia's inquiries led him to meet DePalma in 2003. By providing stolen property for DePalma to sell for cash, Garcia convinced him that “Jack Falcone” was an experienced jewelry thief and fencer from Miami. When Garcia hung out with DePalma over the two-year period, he wore a body wire, and the FBI planted bugging devices at DePalma's hangouts. Garcia gave DePalma a cell phone that the talkative mob capo used prodigiously, not knowing the FBI had bugged it. The operation yielded 5,000 hours of recorded conversations used to implicate DePalma and other Gambino men in racketeering. In 2005, DePalma planned to honor “Falcone” by rendering him “made” within the Gambino family. In a recorded conversation, Garcia as “Falcone” replied to DePalma, “I'm honored for that,” he said, in the tape later used in court. “I will never let you down either.” But it wasn't to be. After Garcia witnessed a Gambino soldier beat another member with a crystal candlestick, the FBI shut down the undercover operation. (Garcia and Pistone are the only law enforcement officers ever nominated to be “made.”) Garcia's efforts inside the Gambino crew paid off big time. The evidence he delivered for the FBI resulted in the arrest of 32 Gambino members and associates, including DePalma, Gambino boss Arnold “Zeke” Squitieri and underboss Anthony “The Genius” Megale. DePalma went to trial in 2006. Garcia, who retired from the FBI two months before the trial started, agreed to testify in federal court in Manhattan. The jury found DePalma guilty on 27 counts, and the judge gave the 74-year-old a 12-year prison term. Like Pistone, Garcia's undercover career is chronicled in a memoir, Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family. KIKI CAMARENA Kiki Camarena was an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Mexico. After contributing information that led to major drug busts, he was tortured and murdered by drug cartel bosses in 1985. Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, the late Drug Enforcement Administration agent assigned to investigate drug trafficking in Guadalajara, Mexico, in the 1980s, is famous as one of the most heroic DEA agents ever. But he is more well-known in death than in life. His torture-murder in Mexico in 1985 took place at the hands of drug cartel bosses with the complicity of high-level Mexican government officials, law enforcement and, allegedly, the CIA. At the time, the Reagan administration was secretly training and supplying Central American guerilla fighters, known as the “Contras,” against the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. The U.S. government allegedly granted the cartel bosses free rein to traffic drugs – to the point of using CIA-recruited American pilots to fly cocaine into the United States to sell for cash so the cartel could make donations to buy more weaponry for the Contras. Camarena, born in Mexicali, Mexico, in 1947, moved with his impoverished family to Calexico, California. He served as a firefighter in Calexico, and with a strong desire for police work, joined the Imperial County Sheriff's Department, moving up to its narcotics task force. The experience led to his career in the DEA starting in 1975. Assigned to the DEA office in the “narco paradise” of Guadalajara in 1980, Camarena was a convincing undercover officer with his appearance and ability to speak Spanish and barrio “street” language to fit in with the drug underworld. His target was the powerful Guadalajara drug cartel (which later evolved into the Sinaloa cartel). In the early 1980s, in what he called “Operation Padrino,” Camarena arranged for U.S. agents to seize international bank accounts held by wealthy cartel drug lords. He developed evidence of major marijuana plantations in the Mexican state of Zacatecas, based on informants and overflights in a plane flown by his DEA pilot, Alfredo Zavala Avelar. In November 1984, from his background work, Mexican federal police and the DEA raided enormous pot-growing operations on a ranch in Zacatecas that employed thousands of field hands. The task force confiscated 20 tons of marijuana, burned the crop and made 177 arrests. The bust cost cartel figure Rafael Caro Quintero about $50 million. Caro Quintero believed his operation had the protection of the Mexican army, and the CIA, since he owned a farm used to train the U.S.-backed Contras. He vowed revenge against Camarena. Meanwhile, a DEA force organized by Camarena seized a large cache of cocaine shipped by cartel boss Miguel Felix Gallardo's operation to New Mexico and Texas. Gallardo also believed he had CIA and Mexican official protection. During the fall of 1984, Quintero held meetings with top cartel traffickers Gallardo, Ernesto “Don Neto” Fonseco Carrillo and Ruben Zuno Arce. Also present, thanks to rampant corruption bought by the Guadalajara cartel, were Mexico's minister of domestic affairs and DFA chief Manuel Bartlett Diaz, plus Mexico's defense minister, the head of Mexico's Interpol office and the governor of the state of Jalisco. The agenda was to kidnap Camarena and get him to reveal his informants and other information. Zuno Arce gave the order. Fonseca only intended to scare and release him, but Quintero wanted to kill the DEA man. On February 7, 1985, Quintero and Gallardo directed their henchmen to kidnap Camarena off a street in Guadalajara. As the agent walked from the U.S. consulate to meet his wife for lunch, they forced him at gunpoint into a car and drove him to a residence used for cartel rendezvous. They bound and blindfolded him, turned on a tape recorder and questioned him, during which he was severely beaten and tortured. The lead interrogator was the crooked head of the secret police in Guadalajara, Sergio Espino Verdin. The cartel men wanted to know what Camarena knew about them, their dealings with Mexican officials and the CIA's involvement in drug trafficking. The gangsters also brought in and beat up Zavala, Camarena's pilot. Both men died about two days later, angering Fonseco, who told Quintero not to kill Camarena. Camarena's wife reported him missing and Washington launched what would be the largest manhunt in the history of the DEA. The cartel had the two men's bodies buried, then dug up and relocated to a farm in another state, where Mexican police found them in early March. During his funeral a week later, Camarena's family interred his ashes in Calexico. His slaying triggered an international incident. U.S. officials ordered all cars from Mexico at the border searched, effectively closing it. The investigation revealed the CIA connection, leading to bitter clashes between CIA and DEA agents. A federal court in Los Angeles charged 22 defendants in the murders of Camarena and Zavala. Under pressure, Mexican authorities acted, arresting 13 men. Mexican courts convicted Fonseco, Quintero and Espino, and sentenced each to 40 years, although Quintero won early release on a technicality in 2013. U.S. officials are still seeking Quintero to face federal charges. Mexican police arrested Gallardo in 1989, and he received 40 years. A court in Los Angeles found Zuno Arce guilty in the murders in 1990, sentenced him to two life terms in prison, where he died in 2012. In Camarena's honor, in 1985 the National Family Partnership started the National Red Ribbon Campaign, a volunteer anti-drug use and education effort that urges youths to recite a pledge to refrain from drugs, and celebrates “Red Ribbon Week” on drug awareness each October. Camarena's is featured as a character, played by actor Michael Pena, in a chapter of the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico, about on his actions with the DEA. JAY DOBYNS Jay Dobyns went undercover with the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang for 20 months in Arizona on behalf of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. His work led to 16 arrests. For Jay Dobyns, fitting in with the infamous biker gang the Hells Angels for almost two years meant adhering to his undercover alter ego, Jay “Bird” Davis, to the point of obsession. To maintain his cover, he had to divert his mind away from his wife and kids. And it all would be worth it – at least that's what he thought at the time. Dobyns had hit on his best clandestine ruse yet while in Arizona in 2001, after 15 years of service as an undercover special agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. While working undercover cases in the late 1980s for the ATF, he'd been injured twice – from a gunshot wound to the back from a suspect in Tucson and when gunrunners hit him with a car during an attempted getaway in Chicago. He took part in investigations of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Other undercover roles of his ended in the arrests of a Mexican drug boss and members of the Aryan Brotherhood gang. Altogether, he served in more than 500 undercover operations disguised as a hitman and Mob debt collector. He infiltrated organized crime groups and gangs engaged in drug and arms smuggling. In 2001, to gather intelligence as “Davis” for the ATF in northern Arizona, Dobyns worked in the Bullhead City area, posing as a gun seller and an enforcer for a nonexistent collections agency. But his operation was interrupted in 2002 with the now-famous riot and shootout among members of the Angels and a competing biker gang, the Mongols, at the Harrah's casino in nearby Laughlin, Nevada, during the annual River Run motorcycle rally. Two Angels and one Mongol died and dozens of people were injured. The ATF brass soon redirected him to penetrate the dangerous Hells Angels club. Dobyns certainly had the physical part down with his beard and six-foot, one-inch frame he used as an all-conference football player for the University of Arizona. Later, an Angels member would apply tattoos covering his upper arms. Dobyns teamed with another ATF agent, two other undercover officers and a pair of paid informants. The idea was to create a fake biker gang with the aid of one of the informants who once served in a motorcycle gang based in Tijuana, Mexico. The gangster informant and Dobyns would run the gang, called the Solo Angeles, promote it as a pro-Hells Angels crew and request to join the Angels as a “nomad” chapter. The ATF named the setup “Operation Black Biscuit.” As a convincer, Dobyns and his fellow agent feigned an execution of a Mongol member, tying up an agent, placing cow's brains and bloody Mongol clothing on him and taking a photo. Based on the picture, the Angels took the bait and let them hang out and ride with them. They trusted him so much they offered to make him a member of the Angels' Skull Valley Chapter. He was the first law enforcement officer to infiltrate the Angels. His undercover penetration of the Angels lasted more than 20 months, one of the longest ever for the ATF. His work ended with 16 arrests from the Angels gang. But the criminal case, amid problems between the ATF and Justice Department lawyers, fell through in federal court. Federal prosecutors blamed the ATF, saying the agency did not reveal evidence from informants. In 2006, the feds dropped racketeering enterprise charges – the most serious — against all but four of 42 Angels charged in the Laughlin riot. Dobyns' battle with his own employer, the ATF, soon began. He filed suit in federal court against the agency alleging it did not protect him while he was on duty. He won a $373,000 settlement in 2007. The next year, Dobyns's wife and two kids barely escaped after someone firebombed the family home in Tucson. The ATF investigated Dobyns himself as a suspect in the arson. Investigators cleared him. In 2014, the year he retired after 27 years with the ATF, he filed another suit, for $17.2 million, saying the ATF failed to safeguard his family amid death threats. A judge awarded him $173,000. During an appeal, the judge voided the monetary judgment, but recommended discipline for ATF personnel and barred seven Justice Department attorneys from the case. He ordered a special master to investigate government actions in the case, and possible misconduct by the feds in the arson investigation. But the judge died of cancer. The special master in a report said that the first case was fair enough and required no further probe into the federal government. A new judge accepted the recommendation. Dobyns has authored two books, one on his undercover experiences, another on his travails with the ATF. These days, he delivers lectures on his life to audiences at universities and law enforcement associations nationwide. And now some of our infamous quick hitters:   Donald Duck decoy   Police in Fort Lee, New Jersey used a Donald Duck costume as a decoy to catch drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians. Drivers who didn't stop for the cartoon duck were ticketed. One woman, Karen Haigh, fought her $230 ticket.   "They told me that I was getting a ticket for not stopping for a duck," she told Eyewitness News. "But it scared me. I'm a woman. This huge duck scared me."  Coco the Clown   These old clips from the show COPS show a strange undercover police sting, and proves the adage that clowns are usually scary or just creepy. One cop dressed up as Coco the Clown, an outfit that kind of resembles John Wayne Gacy, to catch women working as sex workers. Spoiler: he pretty much sprays all of them with silly string and the whole thing is sad to watch. Amish woman   At least one cop from the Pulaski Township Police Department in Pennsylvania dressed up as an Amish woman in an attempt to catch a sexual predator. Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township Police Department wandered the streets for two months in 2014 after police were tipped off that a predator was masturbating in front of children, according to the Associated Press. He posted on the department's Facebook page, “Hey friends, sometimes being a police officer means going undercover and doing what you have to do to catch the bad guy. Now that our investigation is complete I'll share with you this photo! Back in January we had an individual preying on Amish children walking home from school. The male individual was pulling up to the children and getting out of his car and masturbating in front of them. Although we did not apprehend the individual we believe he was caught in another county. I wanted to share with you that we will use all means available to try and protect our children. That includes dressing up as an Amish woman to attempt to apprehend a pervert! Thanks goes out to the Neshannock police and New Wilmington police in assistance with the investigation! Sincerely, Sergeant Chad Adams.”   Sadly, the sting didn't work, but police believe it is because the culprit moved into another county.   DVD Prize sting   Police in Phoenix, Arizona set up a sting to catch people with outstanding warrants, mostly DUIs, in 2002. The people were told they won a DVD player. People thought they were showing up to pick up their prize. Instead, they walked right into their own arrest. Watch as these suspects went from excited to shocked to sad. Panhandling trick   In 2015, undercover cops in California posed as panhandlers to ticket distracted drivers. They stood on the side of the road, posed as panhandlers and holding signs that identified them as police officers. The pieces of cardboard they were holding also stated that they were looking for seatbelt and cellphone violations. For those drivers who weren't paying attention

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Filmed Obscura
Ep. 32: Passion

Filmed Obscura

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 106:17


You saw that right friends!  Chris and Justin are back to De Palma.  For the second episode of July, the boys are discussing Brian De Palma's return to form with Passion.  It's sexy, it's thrilling, it's uber De Palma...in a great way.  So put on your American Giallo hats, grab your beverages, and get ready for a fun, stylish, mind-bending film that's worth every minute.  You won't be disappointed.  

Blood & Barrels
ep.61 - Connie DePalma

Blood & Barrels

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 46:17


This week we are talking about the murder of Connie DePalam in Bridgman, MI.  Why would someone brutally beat this beloved woman to death with a shovel?  Was this crime committed by someone she knew, or was there another motive?  Grab a beverage and join us as we enjoy beer from Tapistry Brewing, and dive into the details of this case!Follow Us On All The ThingsFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/bloodandbarrelsInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/bloodandbarrelsTwitter - https://twitter.com/bloodbarrelspodSupport Us – Rate & ReviewIf you enjoy the show, one of the best ways you can show your support, which is completely free, is to rate and review us on your favorite podcast platform.Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blood-barrels/id1574380306Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/57j8QbqAz8mdzjqaYXK2I1?si=f51295c1576d4bcbSee More About Us & Find Blood & Barrels MerchWebsite - https://bloodandbarrels.comMerch - https://bloodandbarrels.com/merch/#!/allJoin The Family!Additional Episodes Available For Blood & Barrels Patreon Family Members!Join the family for as little as $1 a month!Support the show

La Brújula
José Hila, alcalde de Palma: "No queremos batir récords de turistas, sino fomentar gasto turístico"

La Brújula

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 24:01


El alcalde de Palma, José Hila, habla en 'La Brújula' sobre cómo se está acabando en la isla con el turismo de "borrachera".

Horror Movie Survival Guide
The Fury - "Power of the Human Mind!"

Horror Movie Survival Guide

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 46:18


THE FURY - "Power of the Human Mind!"This week we cover the De Palma directorial follow up to CARRIE (1976) featuring another telekinetic teen ---THE FURY (1978). This film has a stacked cast lead by Kirk Douglas, Amy Irving & John Cassavetes. We get into the nitty gritty details & discuss the similarities with Firestarter, Carrie, Scanners and The Fury. So much telekinetic lore overlaps in these powerhouse films. We hope you enjoy this conversation! Support the show

Watch This With Rick Ramos
#390 - New Hollywood - WatchThis W/RickRamos

Watch This With Rick Ramos

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 165:47


Easy Drugs & Raging Egos: New Hollywood & the Auteur Era On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Mr. Chavez & I take a look at Ted Demme & Richard LaGravenese's IFC Documentary, A Decade Under the Influence and Kenneth Bowser's Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood.  It's a great time for a couple of cinema nerds to look at one of the greatest periods in the history of cinema. We look at the big names and the legacy of the 70s that continues to fascinate us 30+ years later. This week we talk the usual names: DePalma, Coppola, Spielberg, Bogdanovich, Schrader, and many more including - of course - Scorsese. It's a whole lot of fun. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Questions, Comments, Complaints, & Suggestions can be directed to gondoramos@yahoo.com. Our Continued Thanks for Your Love and Support.   

Les Nuits de France Culture
Une promenade musicale au cœur des années 70 avec "Phantom of the Paradise" de Brian De Palma

Les Nuits de France Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 20:58


durée : 00:20:58 - Les Nuits de France Culture - En l'an 2000, Philippe Langlois proposait aux auditeurs de "Carnet de notes" de revisiter la magistrale BO de "Phantom of the Paradise", signée par Paul Williams et George Aliceson Tipton pour Brian De Palma, vingt-cinq ans plus tôt. Au mois de février 1975, sortait sur les écrans français Phantom of the Paradise, réalisé par Brian De Palma.  * Ce film ouvrait une période qui verra fleurir des films musicaux "rock", dits "Opéra Rock". Inspiré par le roman de Gaston Leroux, Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, Brian De Palma abordait là, pour la première fois, le genre fantastique.  De Palma fit appel à Paul Williams pour composer la musique de ce film (et à George Aliceson Tipton pour les instrumentaux additionnels), mais aussi pour y tenir le rôle de Swan, personnage central de cette histoire faustienne. Chanteur, auteur, acteur à de multiples occasions, compositeur de tubes qui firent le tour du monde dans les années 60/70 et de nombreuses musiques de films, Paul Williams, avec Phantom of the Paradise, trouvait l'occasion de démontrer l'étendue de son talent en proposant en quelque sorte un voyage musical passant par tous les genres de la musique populaire des années 50 aux années 70.  En l'an 2000 sur France Culture, Philippe Langlois proposait aux auditeurs de Carnet de notes de revisiter la magistrale BO de Phantom of the Paradise, signée par Paul Williams pour De Palma, vingt-cinq ans plus tôt.  Avec la musique de Paul Williams pour le film "Phantom of the Paradise" de Brian De Palma et les instrumentaux additionnels de George Aliceson Tipton. Par Philippe Langlois Réalisation : Gilles Mardirossian Carnet de notes - "Phantom of the Paradise" de Brian De Palma (1ère diffusion : 14/06/2000) Indexation web : Sandrine England, Documentation Sonore de Radio France Archive INA-Radio France

Free Me
Welcome home Frank DePalma: Part one of a multi part discussion (video on spotify)

Free Me

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 34:22


Google: FreeMe Podcast for all listening platforms. www.cominghomecoalition.com A 501c NONPROFIT Any thumbnails you like or would like to have on any type of merchandise, reach out to me or search for your favorite thumbnail here.. www.streamlabs.com/freemepodcast/merch $freemepodcast (cashapp) Join this channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVMA7h_JAx3pyY52-OoI4Q/join Please support at www.cominghomecoalition.com In 1975 Frank Depalma was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pissing his sentencing judge off. 10 years for a property damage charge. Frank ended up serving 42 years in prison and 22 of those years was spent on solitary confinement. Frank killed a man defending his life in prison. In the start of this multi part discussion we delve into why Frank even went to prison and the lessons a father teaches his boy that could end up in a life of chaos and complete retaliation. Come witness the effects long prison sentences and long stays in solitary have on the mind and spirit. #wethepeople #rights #florida #house #representatives @House of Representatives @Senate Democrats @Prison Documentaries @Supreme Court Bar Association #corruption #constitution #rights #breakingnews #news #education #mental #podcast #educationalpodcast #justice #court #crime #criminal #crimepodcast #truecrime #truecrimepodcast #truedetectives #law #attorney #state #florida #thethomasfreemeshow #freemepodcast #community #politics #america #usa #talkradio @iheartradio @applepodcasts @spotify @pandora @googlepodcasts @stitcher @spotify @tunein @spotifypromote @spotifypodcasts @spotifynews @spotifystatus @spotifyuk @spotifyusa @spotifycharts @spotifycares @spotifypromo2 @spotifypromote7 #thethomasfreemeshow #trendingvideos #fypapp #fyptiktok #podcastenglish #podcastflow #podcastandchill #podcastsaboutlife #podcaststolistento #podcasttofallasleepto #podcastsforselfimprovement #podcastsaboutselflove #podcastseducational #podcaststruecrime #podcastsaboutpsychology #truecrimestories #truecrimedocumentary #truecrimepodcast #truecrimeyoutubers #*youtube*22# #youtubechannel #topvideo #topvideosonyoutube #followme #crimepatrol #podcasttruehorrostories #prisonbreak #prisondocumentary --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thethomasfreemepodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thethomasfreemepodcast/support

At Home With Roby
Michael DePalma & Emmanuel Boakye

At Home With Roby

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 34:40


Michael DePalma, President of The Bridge Foundation, and Emmanuel Boakye join Trent and Patrick on “At Home with Roby”.  The Bridge Foundation was established in 2003 to promote friendship and the exchange of ideas among some of Charlotte's young professionals.  Each year, members of the group award one Mecklenburg County senior with a $20,000 scholarship.  Emmanuel Boakye, 2022 recipient of the scholarship, joins the conversation to share his story.  Originally from Ghana, West Africa, Emmanuel moved to America in 2016 at the age of 11.  He is a recent graduate of West Charlotte High School and will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology this fall.  To combine his love of computers and fascination with the human brain, Emmanuel plans to major in Micro Electronics with a minor in Neuroscience.  Tune in to meet him and learn more about his impressive plans and goals for the future.  You will be blown away! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Unsolved America
Episode 45: Unsolved Murder: Jeannette DePalma

Unsolved America

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 18:40


This week Andy through the dart and it landed on New Jersey! Join us while we discuss the mysterious death of Jeannette DePalma. A teenager whose body was found at the Devil's Teeth six weeks after she went missing. Let's Investigate!!

Scaring is Sharing
#82 – The Fury / Body Double

Scaring is Sharing

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 53:28


On this week's episode we talk about a run-in with Michael Shannon before we Double Fist a duo of De Palma with The Fury and Body Double. We'd love to hear from you! Send your terrorgrams to scaringissharing@gmail.com. Also, check out all the other awesome shows coming at you from the Planet Ant/Planet Ant Podcast multiverse! Find out more at https://scaring-is-sharing.pinecast.co Send us your feedback online: https://pinecast.com/feedback/scaring-is-sharing/7942c3b8-3b27-4a1d-910b-2df00148953d This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Horrific Heartland
Killed by the Occult? The Unsolved Story of Jeanette Depalma

Horrific Heartland

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 36:33


In September of 1972 a dog returned from the woods with a stick in it's mouth. But it wasn't a stick. It was the arm of missing teenager Jeanette Depalma. Jeanette, a 16 year old from a small town in New Jersey, had been reported missing weeks prior by her mother. But who killed Jeanette? Was it a local coven of witches? Or was it the Satanic teens she tried to minister to? Tune in as Aimee tells Aly about the sad and bizarre case of Jeanette Depalma on Horrific Heartland. Facebook: Horrific Heartland Discussion GroupInstagram: horrificheartlandpodcast TikTok: horrificheartlandpodcasthorrificheartland@gmail.comSources: NJ.com Dailybeast.comFacebook.com/JusticeforJeanettedepalma