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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:44 PM
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Poll question: Favorite Football (American) Movie?
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:49 PM
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1. My dear OmahaBlueDog!
Hoosiers...

Oh, I loved that movie...

Great cast

Great story

Great acting

Damn.

Gene Hackman was tops.


:hi:
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:51 PM
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3. My Dear California Peggy
I love Hoosiers, with Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, and Barbara Hershey. It is a fine basketball movie, and one of the best movies about the high school sports experience.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:53 PM
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4. Oh fuck.
Man, my mind is going tonight.

First, I misread rucky's name...

And now I enter a basketball movie's name in a football movie thread...

Just shoot me now.

:rofl: :rofl:

Sorry.

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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:00 AM
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7. Such language, California Peggy
Seriously, no worries. Hoosiers is a great movie.


Sometime, you might want to check out "Rudy". I despise the Notre Dame football program, and even I find the story uplifting.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:11 AM
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10. Ha!
Seriously, no worries here as well!

I did enjoy "Rudy." But not as much as I did "Hoosiers." :P
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:07 AM
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9. You are cracking me up tonight, Penny!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:12 AM
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11. Oh boy...
OK...I earned that, my dear buck....I mean my dear rucky...:P


:rofl: :rofl:
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:49 PM
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2. I voted for Brian's Song, but I think that "Paper Lion" with
Edited on Sat Apr-25-09 11:53 PM by mykpart
Alan Alda playing George Plimpton deserves to be on the list. Would have been my second choice.
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Sheets of Easter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:54 PM
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5. Black Sunday.
The movie from the 70's about the terrorists who hijack the Goodyear blimp during the Super Bowl.
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:58 PM
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6. Based on the wildly popular novel
Bruce Dern is a great villian in that.


Another film along that line from that era was "Two Minute Warning" with, IIRC, Chuck Heston.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:06 AM
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8. Remember the Titans
In Reel Life: Early in the season, Sheryl's watching game film with coach Boone at his house. Someone throws a brick through his window, calling him "Coach coon."

In Real Life: "There wasn't a brick thrown through my window," Boone says in his DVD commentary. "It was something far more devastating to any human being than a brick could be. I guess Disney, being the family movie production company that it is, felt that to depict a toilet stool coming through your window was a bit much ... I've never gotten over that incident that particular night, because I could never understand how anybody could feel so bad about another human being as to throw a toilet commode through a window."

http://espn.go.com/page2/s/closer/020808.html">Reel Life: 'Remember the Titans'


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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:14 AM
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12. I grew up in Maryland at that time
I don't remember the real story from when I was a kid, but I remember bussing, and I remember things that kids and grownups said about bussing. I find the story of "Remember the Titans" compelling for that reason. Many people are upset that Disney did the movie and that it doesn't hit you with both barrels of hate and vulgarity. In this case, I'll disagree -- I think it's good they told the story in a way tthat parents can sit with their kids and watch together.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:16 AM
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13. Not my pick, but "The Best of Times" was decent.
Ron Shelton's first sports film, with Robin Williams and Kurt Russell. I never understood why it got such bad reviews.
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:28 AM
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14. That is a fun movie
I, too, don't understand why the critics were so hard on it.
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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:23 PM
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25. I'm with you -- going with "The Best of Times"
It's just a wonderful film. Forget the critics and go rent a copy. I watched it with my nephew, then a high school athlete who later played wide receiver at Alma (MI) College, and he thought it was swell too. So that's a couple more votes for it.
John
Side note: Our own ronnymarshall's dad played high school football at Bakersfield High -- the "bad guys" in the film.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:56 AM
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15. Other: Necessary Roughness....
:D


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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:52 AM
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17. Ran out of posting room
I thought about "Necessary Roughness", as well a very different kind of movie -- as "The Program" with James Caan
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EastTennesseeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:57 AM
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16. Rudy
Nothing compares for me.

Yes, 99.9 percent of it is the Notre Dame fan in me. (Puts on flame-proof hat)
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:55 AM
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18. The scene where the players come in and put their jerseys on Dan Devine's desk is incredible
Steele: I want Rudy to dress in my place Coach. He deserves it.
Dan Devine: Don't be ridiculous, Georgia Tech is one of the top offense teams in the country.

Dan Devine: You are an All-American and our Captain, act like it!
Steele: I believe I am.
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:57 AM
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19. Horsefeathers.
The Marx Brothers movie about college life.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:05 AM
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20. Two-Minute warning with Charlton Heston.... kidding
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 11:08 AM by JonLP24
Actually it's Any Given Sunday.
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:10 AM
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21. Realizing that you were kidding
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 11:11 AM by OmahaBlueDog
"Black Sunday" (1977) actually doesn't star Mr. Heston. It stars two other actors I enjoy very much -- Robert Shaw and Bruce Dern

You may be thinking of "Two Minute Warning" -- a sniper pic with Heston.


On edit -- and then the poster fixed it
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:44 AM
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22. Yes I got confused
I realized my error when I saw a poster upthread describe the movie Black Sunday about a stolen blimp. So I searched up Charlton Heston, realized he made well over 70 movies so I did a search of the USC Stadium on Wikipedia on saw the movie listed under the "In Popular Culture" section.
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:45 AM
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23. Any Given Sunday.
Really want to see North Dallas Forty. Varsity Blues also comes to mind, I know its not a "football" movie but it is the main story line. Also I was a high school football player in a country town when that movie came out so I may be a bit biased. Remember the Titans is very good.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:56 AM
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24. Mash
Colonel Blake: (to Spearchucker Jones at the football practice) I had another idea. I think we should have some plays. You know, usually in football you have some organized plays.
Spearchucker: I took the liberty.
Colonel Blake: Oh, you have...
Spearchucker: I drew up about seven or eight plays. I figure that's about all this bunch can handle.
Colonel Blake: Oh, these are good. These are very good. Uh, what are these little arrows here?
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