Kevin Pollak's Amazing Stories about the Making of "A Few Good Men" | The Rich Eisen Show | 12/11/19


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  • 9ER Since89
    9ER Since89  1 weeks back

    Love his hat and shirt

    • Ben Geiger
      Ben Geiger  1 weeks back

      Who’s gonna do it?!! You??!! You Lt Weinberg??!

      Weinberg:..I have no responsibilities in this case what so ever...sir...😐

      • The Boxer
        The Boxer  1 weeks back

        Kevin Pollak is a great actor, humble and well-spoken.

        • lookbovine
          lookbovine  1 weeks back

          It’s a story written by Sorkin. Sorkin said the line was meant to imply anti-Semitism. Those are the facts about this fictional story — deal with them.

          • Walter White
            Walter White  1 weeks back


            • MikanMini99
              MikanMini99  1 weeks back

              You have to admit that it's pretty funny that both Kevin Pollak and Aaron Sorkin are Jewish.

              • Ron Harris
                Ron Harris  1 weeks back

                Sitted? No

                • Tito Puente
                  Tito Puente  2 weeks back

                  Anyone who sits that far above their guests has a really small cock.

                  • MGRIFF
                    MGRIFF  2 weeks back

                    Ah Kevin Pollak, successfully balancing on the edge of obscurity for 30 years.

                    • Douglas Ducote_
                      Douglas Ducote_  2 weeks back

                      George Costanza was almost Lt Weinberg..... 😵😵😵😵🤪

                      • Christopher Manella
                        Christopher Manella  2 weeks back

                        As a Marine, my favorite movie of all time.

                        • Christopher Manella
                          Christopher Manella  2 weeks back

                          Gregg O'Neill you’re very welcome.

                        • Gregg O'Neill
                          Gregg O'Neill  2 weeks back

                          My favorite too, thanks for your service. I love how nobody is really incorrect in their thinking, but maybe too rigid in their thinking? It's really just a great story.

                      • duane jessup
                        duane jessup  2 weeks back

                        Jessup couldn't be anti from what Jessups originate from which was Hebrew.

                        • bawhite125
                          bawhite125  2 weeks back

                          AFGM is my courtroom jam.

                          • Christopher Russell Goodall

                            Great interview! American interviewers that I’ve seen always talk over their guest or feel the need to constantly interject comments but Rich just let Kevin talk, making for a very interesting interview.

                            • James Wynn
                              James Wynn  2 weeks back

                              What's your opinion of what went wrong. Please make a video

                              • StrnFn9099
                                StrnFn9099  2 weeks back

                                Not for 1 second did I ever consider that comment in that move to be anti-Jewish. People have lost their minds.

                                • the alaskan
                                  the alaskan  2 weeks back

                                  @Bo Hunter someone always got to get political from videos and can't bitch and moan about even this

                                • Bo Hunter
                                  Bo Hunter  2 weeks back

                                  StrnFn9099 You can thank the fucking PC and SJW crowd for that.

                              • stone rose
                                stone rose  3 weeks back

                                is rich a giant or is pollack very small

                                • Igotasemi Yo
                                  Igotasemi Yo  3 weeks back

                                  I love how Jews are the underdog, most mistreated religion and yet, they run the world 😂😂😂the tortoise people, it’s a marathon and they are dominating lmao go Jesus!!! (Jewish, btw)

                                  • bjfdog
                                    bjfdog  3 weeks back

                                    I see Big Microphones-Are-Us is still open.

                                    • James Rawlins
                                      James Rawlins  3 weeks back

                                      Surprisingly Tom Hulce, who played Mozart in Amadeus, was in the original production as Kaffee (Tom Cruise's part) and Stephen Lang (who played Ike Clanton - the "cowardly" bad guy in Tombstone, was Jessup (Jack Nicholson's part). Three other West Wing alums (Bradley Whitford, Timothy Busfield and Joshua Molina) also did parts during the original run

                                      • Guy Murray
                                        Guy Murray  3 weeks back

                                        His regular voice is a perfect impression of Christopher Walken.

                                        • Robby Mulvany
                                          Robby Mulvany  1 weeks back

                                          its not, though

                                        • Rodrick Evans
                                          Rodrick Evans  2 weeks back

                                          Guy Murray: He should have done Walken's voice saying, "I killed Natalie Wood."

                                        • Incog Nito
                                          Incog Nito  2 weeks back

                                          I thought, huh? But you're right. You can hear Walken's cadence in Pollak's voice. Do you think that is from doing so many Walken impressions? Anyway, good catch!

                                      • Metal Boy
                                        Metal Boy  3 weeks back

                                        It's like every opportunity to give a shout-out "Hey everybody, I'm Jewish. Just sayin..." And so, what? We're all very happy for you? If it means moving along Kevin, then yes; I am very happy for you!'

                                        • Dead Leg Media
                                          Dead Leg Media  3 weeks back

                                          The remote drop list!!! I’m not alone with that

                                          • Thdxbll3
                                            Thdxbll3  3 weeks back

                                            The reason there was no original programming in the summer in the 90s is cuz people went outside.

                                            • Dana Lawton
                                              Dana Lawton  3 weeks back

                                              And Jack was worth every penny of the $5 Million he was paid for his 10 days.

                                              • Phil
                                                Phil  1 weeks back

                                                His performance made the movie. Without it, it is just another courtroom drama.

                                              • steve conn
                                                steve conn  2 weeks back

                                                Guy is very shrewd about his movie deals, what he makes off the back-end, etc.

                                              • Jubal Calif
                                                Jubal Calif  2 weeks back

                                                I agree 100 per cent !!

                                            • Frank Stoeffler
                                              Frank Stoeffler  3 weeks back

                                              I really liked watching this interview. Mr. Pollak is one of my favorite actors mostly for his work on the sitcom, Mom. Loved his character. The movie, play, etc. called a Few Good Men is a strange... no, a very strange tale where both sides are right and both sides are wrong. It really is defined in the lines between Pollak and Morre in "Why do you like them?" etc. One of the best... if not the best Rob "Meathead" ever made.. yeah, I said it... Meathead. Sue me. lol

                                              • Luis Santiago
                                                Luis Santiago  3 weeks back

                                                I never registered the Lt. Weinberg line as anti-semitic, I thought it was more of you college p***y hiding behind your books and degrees while real men fought and died, you also should have been impressed he remembered your name. I also never felt that there was anything wrong with peer discipline, (not ordered by higher ups) to square a troop away. Lives depend on being squared away.

                                                • Patrick Doran
                                                  Patrick Doran  3 weeks back

                                                  Me, too. Never thought of it that way.

                                              • gonzotolkien
                                                gonzotolkien  3 weeks back

                                                Is it weird I like Kevin Pollak more now that I know he's a niners fan?

                                                • DasGoldenBoy
                                                  DasGoldenBoy  3 weeks back

                                                  Glad to hear him say that about the "You, Lt. Weinberg?" line.

                                                  • Billy Jack
                                                    Billy Jack  4 weeks back

                                                    Talk about paranoia. I never saw the Colonels remark as anti semitic. He picked the Lieutenant out as the other man defending the soldiers. Get over it.

                                                    • lookbovine
                                                      lookbovine  1 weeks back

                                                      Billy Jack It’s a story written by Sorkin. Sorkin said the line was meant to imply anti-Semitism. Those are the facts about this fictional story — deal with them.

                                                  • mike davis
                                                    mike davis  4 weeks back

                                                    I never thought of the " You Lt Weinberg?", partially because I had not caught the name of the character until now.
                                                    I still do not see it as a race thing.
                                                    I saw it as Nicholson addressing Lt Caffrey, and then his co-council.

                                                    The racist/anti-semetic bit seems a little much.
                                                    If the co-council's name was Jones, White, or Smith, I see the line still working.

                                                    • lookbovine
                                                      lookbovine  1 weeks back

                                                      Jeffrey Hutchins This ‘lens of the world’ was made by a writer who intended the line to be taken as anti-Semitic. If you interpret it as intended you are not more sensitive, you are more observant, and in this case would be correct.

                                                    • Joseph Weston
                                                      Joseph Weston  3 weeks back

                                                      Antonio Torino — I think learning has always been hard for these trogdolytes

                                                    • Antonio Torino
                                                      Antonio Torino  3 weeks back

                                                      Can not be a "race" thing anyway. Being Jew, or Chinese, or Caucasian, or native American, or black has nothing to do with "race". The race is HUMAN! What you are talking about is about ethnicity. There is a difference. Learn it!

                                                    • Tom O'Rion
                                                      Tom O'Rion  3 weeks back

                                                      @Joseph Weston Oh, my god, how ultra-sensitive the Jews are! This absurd anti-Semitic card is played ad infinitum. Get a life, and stop being so anti-Gentile.

                                                    • Jeffrey Hutchins
                                                      Jeffrey Hutchins  3 weeks back

                                                      @Joseph Weston Well my Mother's maiden name was Rosenkranz . Pretty Jewish isn't it ? I grew up in and around synagogues. Because Judaism is passed down by Matrilineality. I got to tell you. I never picked up on that line being anything near antisemitic. It was just a line in a movie.

                                                      I believe that it has nothing to do with the viewers Surname. But rather the lens with which you view the world. I see how that line could be perceived as an antisemitic one, but that was not my first inclination upon hearing it. It certainly was not the inclination in a living room full of Jews watching it on VHS. We would have has some words about it, if it had. But to your point we are also not Hasidic so my family does not walk around dressed in a Shtreimel and Tzitzit, wearing Payot. So the antisemitism does not hit us as hard ergo we would not be that sensitive to that particular line.

                                                  • Plato Bach
                                                    Plato Bach  4 weeks back

                                                    I’ve noticed a lot of people in the ‘comments section’ stating that they never saw the “... you, Lt Weinberg...” comment as anti-Semitic. When I first saw the movie, that was the impression I had. Jessup (Nicholson) had not interacted with Weinberg (Pollak) in a meaningful manner prior to that. He saw Kareem (Cruise’s character) as his nemesis. Why else would he single out Weinberg, and not Galloway (Moore), who was defending the other accused Marine. The sneer that Nicholson put into the line said “anti-Semitic” to me. But then, that was my impression and, ultimately, impressions are inherently personal.

                                                    • Artoo Defive
                                                      Artoo Defive  3 weeks back

                                                      Aaron Sorkin’s Jewish. It’s a very subtle line but I’m pretty sure it was meant just as Pollak says here.

                                                  • Dennis Admiraal
                                                    Dennis Admiraal  4 weeks back


                                                    • qqq aaa
                                                      qqq aaa  4 weeks back

                                                      Guy sounds a prick

                                                      • Tatonka Smith
                                                        Tatonka Smith  4 weeks back

                                                        I saw the Weinberg line as making fun of a pudgy Naval officer, not racist.

                                                        • tellurye
                                                          tellurye  4 weeks back

                                                          Heres a novel idea - why not ask Aaron Sororkin, ya know who wrote the damn thing? He couldnt ask Demi Moore's character because there werent women in THOSE roles in the military during that time.

                                                          • lookbovine
                                                            lookbovine  1 weeks back

                                                            tellurye I guess he confirms it was meant to come across as anti-Semitic in the DVD commentary. Case closed.

                                                        • tellurye
                                                          tellurye  4 weeks back

                                                          I didnt take it as antisemitic - I took it as weinberg, you little wuss, you wouldnt be able to be a marine etc.

                                                          • Old Corps Marine
                                                            Old Corps Marine  3 weeks back

                                                            tellurye wow, a major and a vet from way back. I worked for a major in the fleet (S-3 training and ops). He said one day in a section meeting that if it were up to him, we’d all be carrying M60’s. Truly old breed, what a hardass. You’re right about the VA, definitely FUBAR. Thanks for your kind words.....

                                                          • tellurye
                                                            tellurye  3 weeks back

                                                            @Old Corps Marine LOL well this slimy civilian thanks you for serving, and that's not a throw away. The way we treat our veterans is appalling. Recently buried my father in law - Major in the marines. Over 20 yrs of service WW2, Korea, and Vietnam. Hooo-rah! And the medical care he received was a friggin joke and disgrace. Im sure you go to the VA center, and are greeted by Laquisha extending her elongated, lacquered fingernail telling you to "hold" because she is talking to "her little boo" on the phone instead of doing her job. Its amazing how the most selfless of people (veterans) are being treated by the most selfish. So I thank you, and everyone, and wish you the best in 2020.

                                                          • Old Corps Marine
                                                            Old Corps Marine  3 weeks back

                                                            tellurye that’s exactly right. Generally speaking, we marines aren’t prejudice. The process of becoming a marine destroys prejudice and social barriers through common hardship. The process also puts in place a disdain for “non-marines”. The term “slimy civilian” was in common use when I was there.

                                                          • Mercator Jubio
                                                            Mercator Jubio  3 weeks back

                                                            yeah, like "whine-berg"

                                                        • Al Swearengen
                                                          Al Swearengen  4 weeks back

                                                          The guy behind the desk is the king of forced laughter.

                                                          • why soserious
                                                            why soserious  4 weeks back

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                                                            • whatsyurprob ?
                                                              whatsyurprob ?  4 weeks back

                                                              Who is, Jack Nickelson, really? I wonder, is there anyone out there who's ever looked into his bloodline? Same goes for Pollack, or any other actor.

                                                              Their starts, where & why, are common knowledge due to tv, but we all by now know what a 'PROGRAM' is, right?

                                                              What haven't we been told, and those answers are only in the bloodline. There's quite a bit to be learned about any current person when you know where they come from.

                                                              • whatsyurprob ?
                                                                whatsyurprob ?  1 weeks back

                                                                @lookbovine I'm talking about the TRUE beginnings of some people -- How & Why they really got their starts.

                                                                Clear enough for you?

                                                              • lookbovine
                                                                lookbovine  1 weeks back

                                                                whatsyurprob ? Your “blood” is not where you came from.

                                                            • intsoccersuperstar1
                                                              intsoccersuperstar1  4 weeks back

                                                              Rich how come your logo is you in a suit running but you never wear a suit?

                                                              • 3rdEyeWide
                                                                3rdEyeWide  4 weeks back

                                                                I never read Jessup as being anti-semitic, but if that is true it kind of spoils a part of the strength of the movie as it would go aways to painting Jessup as a black hat wearing, mustache twirling villain - not the fully fleshed out, complex character that was my reading of him. A big part of the appeal and power of his soliquay is that he NEARLY provides a morally believable justification for his actions.

                                                                • Mark Nicolussi
                                                                  Mark Nicolussi  4 weeks back

                                                                  I always took that 'who's going to do it - you Lt Weinberg?' as antisemitic - or at least a reference to a stereotype.

                                                                  • Agent Knight
                                                                    Agent Knight  4 weeks back

                                                                    I would have thought the same that Jack was aloof and unapproachable. Good to hear he isn't. Hollywood legend!

                                                                    • Jack Secret
                                                                      Jack Secret  4 weeks back

                                                                      Geezus, even Jimmy Fallon thinks Eisen's cackling is exagerated. Pollack's suggestion about his character's ethnicity being a thing is out of left field too. What?!?

                                                                      • Truthseeker1515
                                                                        Truthseeker1515  4 weeks back

                                                                        Wow, I was not even aware Lieutenant Weinberg was jewish in the movie...I remember a scene when Kaffee and Weinberg take a stroll and he talks about his wife and the baby. I thought the colonel was referring to his cosy DC family life, not religion....maybe I missed something.

                                                                        • Lost in the Clouds
                                                                          Lost in the Clouds  4 weeks back

                                                                          “I didn’t kill my wife.” “You can’t handle the truth!” LOL

                                                                          • Dennis Admiraal
                                                                            Dennis Admiraal  4 weeks back

                                                                            I GOT LAKERS TICKETS FOR LIFE! I CAN'T HANDLE THE GREED? LOL FUCH THE TRUTH!!

                                                                        • TheWonderStraw
                                                                          TheWonderStraw  4 weeks back

                                                                          oof probably the worst Nicholson impression @ 4:24
                                                                          and after the story about how good he is at impressions. Dont get me wrong, Kevin Pollack is a good impressionist too. He was probably too into telling the story to give a good impression