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December 31, 2013

Episode 147: Big Gus, What's the Fuss? (1973)

Special Guest: Lloyd Kaufman

Also known as Ha-Balash Ha'Amitz Shvartz (AKA Brave Detective, Schwartz) this early film co-directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Ami Artzi has been described by Kaufman as being "more harmful to the Jews than Mein Kampf." We'll see if that's true or a slight exaggeration on this first episode of 2014.

We're joined again by Yaniv Eidelstein, who gives us the scoop on many of the cast and crew of this mad cap Israeli film.

Hava Nagila - Dick Dale

Listen / Download Now:
Visit the official Lloyd Kaufman website
Visit the official Troma website
Visit the official Yaniv Eidelstein website
Buy Big Gus, What's the Fuss? from the Troma Store
Visit the Return to Nuke 'Em High official website
Help get Return to Nuke 'Em High I & II on the big screen
Listen to our episode on An American Hippie in Israel
Here's more about American Hippie on Trailers from Hell


Check out Yaniv and Shmuel Wolf Channel 10 interview (with English subtitles)


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  2. Troma's 2009 box set "The Sexy Box" contains this as an easter egg.

    "Hidden on the Squeeze Play! special features menu is a link to the full-length Israeli comedy feature Schwartz, The Brave Detective, aka Ha-Balash Ha'Amitz Shvartz or Big Gus, What's the Fuss? (1:22:52), presented in 1.33:1 full frame (more or less) with 2.0 audio and burned-in English subtitles." THE BATTLE OF LOVE'S RETURN is an easter egg for another film in this set. (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/40370/sexy-box-the/)