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Praying With Anger/Wide Awake is episode 40 focusing on the movies of the same name, as part of the Pod Night Shyamacast miniseries covering the filmography of M. Night Shyamalan.


In the debut episode of the newly rebranded ‘Blank Check’, Griffin and David look to another director of supersized ego and skill: M. Night Shyamalan. Similar to their investigation of George Lucas’ Star Wars, the hosts aim to discover where exactly in Shyamalan’s filmography did this artist lose touch with his unique vision and become the “twist” guy?

Starting with 1992’s Praying with Anger (set in India and filmed while he was still a student at NYU), as well as, his first major-motion picture Wide Awake, join the hosts as they try to understand how these early attempts would affect his future films and the recurring themes Shyamalan would continue to explore.[1]

Milestones and Ephemera[]

  • Wide Awake features future guest and BC social media manager Marie Bardi as an extra!

Performance Review[]

Actor Character Griffin's Rating David's Rating
Joseph Cross Joshua Beal 👍 👎
Timothy Reifsnyder Dave O'Hara 👍 👍
Dana Delany Mrs. Beal 👍 👍
Denis Leary Mr. Beal 👎 👎
Robert Loggia Grandpa Beal 👍 👍
Rosie O'Donnell Sister Terry 👍 👎
Camryn Manheim Sister Sophia 👍 👎
Julia Stiles Neena Beal 👍 👍
Dan Lauria Father Peters 👍 👍

Ben's tiebreaker: 👎