Countdown Productions

Countdown Productions Independent film production company, founded by Andrew C Schwabe back in 1990 and long dormant until AD 2012! In Andrew's youth, he spent a considerable amount of time with Mr.

David C. Snyder doing independent films. From the history of that relationship comes a new alliance.

10/20/2021

Humphrey Bogart's lifts he wore during his scenes with Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca, 1942.

Bogart was 5 ft 8 (173cm) and Ingrid Bergman was 5 foot 9 (175cm) .

10/18/2021

Filming the train crash scene from "Back to the Future 3," 1980s

December…
09/30/2021

December…

His story is only beginning. #TheBookOfBobaFett, an all-new Original Series, starts streaming December 29 on Disney+.

Do you agree with this list of the best war films of all time ? What is missing ?
09/09/2021
The 20 Greatest War Films Of All Time

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08/29/2021
The 20 Best Westerns Of All Time

Do you agree with these top westerns ? How many have you seen ?

Since the earliest days of cinema, westerns have been one of Hollywood's favorite genres. 1908's "The Great Train Robbery" was one of the most successful early films, while 1939's "Stagecoach" kicked off a golden age of westerns that lasted until the mid-20th century, making stars out of actors like

☑️ may the force be with you
08/18/2021
English Dub Trailer

☑️ may the force be with you

Reimagine the galaxy with Star Wars: Visions, an Original Series featuring stories from seven visionary Japanese anime studios, streaming September 22 on Disney Plus.

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10 Hilarious Star Wars Rip-Off Movies That Are Best For Drunken Evenings!

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George Lucas’ 1977 space opera Star Wars shattered every box office record and unleashed a vast array of hype beyond fans' comprehension at the time. In fact...

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06/17/2021

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Malcolm McDowell turns 78 years-old today!
His iconic role as Alex DeLarge in ‘A Clockwork Orange’ still remains unique!

06/14/2021

Good boy, Jonesie!

Why Did Amazon Pay Nearly $9 Billion for MGM Studios?
05/27/2021
Why Did Amazon Pay Nearly $9 Billion for MGM Studios?

Why Did Amazon Pay Nearly $9 Billion for MGM Studios?

Amazon acquires the major Hollywood studio behind films such as "James Bond," "Rocky," and "The Pink Panther." Read what the deal means for the future of movies and about Amazon's entertainment ambitions.

05/18/2021

Danny Trejo, on "Runaway Train" (1985): "I walked on that movie set as a drug counselor. I was helping this kid I was counseling. He called me up and said, 'Hey, there's a lot of blow down here.' It was 1985, and co***ne was running rampant in the movie industry. It was crazy. You'd walk into production and there'd be lines on the table. He just asked me to come down and support him, because that's what I did. I still do it. I'm going over on an intervention right now to one of our Hollywood actors. I went onto this movie set, and he was a PA, and I thought it was cute. I had never been on a movie set in my life. All these guys were dressed up as inmates, and they were all trying to act tough. They all had these fake tattoos. I kept smearing these tattoos. I had to say, 'Oh s**t, I'm sorry. That stuff smears.' This guy asked me if I wanted to be in a movie, and I said, 'What do I gotta do?' And he said, 'Do you want to be an extra?' And I said, 'An extra what?' And he said, 'Can you act like a convict?' I thought it was the funniest thing I had ever heard. I'd been in every penitentiary in the state. I looked at him and I said, 'Well, I'll give it a shot.' He gave me a blue shirt, and I took off my shirt, and I have that big tattoo on my chest. He said 'Leave your shirt off."'Then this other guy comes over and says, 'Hey, you're Danny Trejo. I saw you win the lightweight and welterweight title up in San Quentin'" And I go, 'Yeah. You're Eddie Bunker.' I had been in prison with him. And he was a writer. We started talking, and he asked, 'Are you still boxing?' And I go, 'Well, I still train.' And he said, 'Do you want a job? We need someone to train one of the actors how to box.' And I said, 'I got a job. They're going to give me 15 bucks for acting like a convict. What's this pay?' He said, 'It pays $320 a day.' So I said, 'How bad do you want this guy beat up? S**t, for 320 bucks' And he goes, 'No, you have to be really careful, this actor's really high-strung. He's already socked a couple of people.' I said, 'For $320, man, give him a stick. I'll fight Godzilla for 320 bucks.' I started training Eric Roberts how to box. Eric wanted to learn how to box, and I think he was scared of me, so he'd do whatever I told him to do. Andrey Konchalovskiy, the director, saw that he would do whatever I told him to do. I guess Andrey had some problems with it. So Andrey comes over and hires me. He says, 'You be in the movie. You fight Eric in the movie.' And that's where it started." (IMDb)

Happy Birthday, Danny Trejo!

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