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  1. GeorgeStGeorge

    Name that Flick

    "Daughter." "Did you do it?" "Yes." "What did it cost?" "...Everything." "You understand, boy, you're about to take the full force of a star. It'll kill you." "Only if I die." "Yes. That's what... killing you means." George
  2. GeorgeStGeorge

    Movie Mash-Up

    Correct. George
  3. GeorgeStGeorge

    Name that Flick

    Having seen Bohemian Rhapsody recently, I conclude "A Night at the Opera." George
  4. GeorgeStGeorge

    TV Show Mash-Up

    Is (C) Animaniacs? George
  5. GeorgeStGeorge

    Movie Mash-Up

    It's something, but not a Kingsman movie. It is a straight action film (not a "funny" action film like Kingsman). The line "There's never been a terrorist attack on American soil" was included in trailers for the movie, but was left out of theatrical release because it sounded too much like an invitation or dare. The attack on members of the Royal Family at the beginning of the film was inspired by a similar true-life attempt to kidnap Princess Anne on March 20, 1974. She was in her car when a man shot her guard and driver, then she was subsequently helped by a passerby who attacked the criminal and saved her. The satellite attack-watching sequence features rather emotional, thinly scored music by James Horner, but the music is, in fact, taken quite directly from the slow movement of Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony. It's only for about half a minute that Horner does this, and he blends it into his own stuff, but that one little part is a very direct, uncredited grab. In the film, the raid on the terrorist camp is carried out by the S.A.S. However, in the book, it is carried out by French special forces. The name of Paddy O'Neil, the I.R.A. spokesman played by Richard Harris, is taken from the name used by the I.R.A. organization to sign all statements originating from them, P. O'Neil. George
  6. GeorgeStGeorge

    Name that Flick

    I'm not sure I could name a Marx Brothers movie, other than the two Raf already guessed. George
  7. GeorgeStGeorge

    Name that Flick

    Sounds like a Mel Brooks film, but I don't recognize it. George
  8. GeorgeStGeorge

    Name that Flick

    No idea. George
  9. GeorgeStGeorge

    TV Show Mash-Up

    It is, indeed. Tim Hutton plays a man who lost a daughter due to insurance company malfeasance and decides to take revenge on "big guys" taking advantage of "little guys." He hires four ex-criminals to help him. I realize that there are literally hundreds of different shows out there available to watch, but I highly recommend watching at least a few episodes. George
  10. GeorgeStGeorge

    Movie Mash-Up

    The line "There's never been a terrorist attack on American soil" was included in trailers for the movie, but was left out of theatrical release because it sounded too much like an invitation or dare. The attack on members of the Royal Family at the beginning of the film was inspired by a similar true-life attempt to kidnap Princess Anne on March 20, 1974. She was in her car when a man shot her guard and driver, then she was subsequently helped by a passerby who attacked the criminal and saved her. The satellite attack-watching sequence features rather emotional, thinly scored music by James Horner, but the music is, in fact, taken quite directly from the slow movement of Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony. It's only for about half a minute that Horner does this, and he blends it into his own stuff, but that one little part is a very direct, uncredited grab. George
  11. GeorgeStGeorge

    TV Show Mash-Up

    Two episodes, "The Boys' Night Out Job" and "The Girls' Night Out Job," were shot simultaneously. The show supposedly takes place in Boston, but was shot in Portland. In the final season, the show moves to Portland. In one episode, the main characters go to a "dress-as-your-favorite-detective" party. The leader, played by Tim Hutton, dresses as Ellery Queen, a detective whom his father (Jim Hutton) played on a TV show about 35 years earlier. The main characters are a Hitter, a Hacker, a Grifter, a Thief, and the Brains. When the actress playing the Grifter got pregnant, Jeri Ryan joined the group (as another grifter). She was introduced in "The Girls' Night Out Job." Regardless of its title, this TNT show does not feature a fulcrum. George
  12. GeorgeStGeorge

    Movie Mash-Up

    Interestingly, it was the motorcycle with sidecar that gave it away. (If it wasn't a Batman movie, it COULD have been one of the Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello beach movies -- I think "Eric von Zipper" had such a conveyance.) Then, the "Kitayna….Alisoff"/former Miss America became clear. And the "Bluebeard, Morgan, and Quetch" names did have a Penguin-y feel to them. I remember the bomb scene, but forgot that one of the places Batman tried to toss the bomb had nuns (Salvation Army?) playing "Bringing in the Sheaves." I vaguely remember the "bang the shoe" scene, which also helped confirm my guess. Some stuff that WW didn't address: Alfred was originally Alfred Beagle, getting the Pennyworth surname by the 1950s. The "Broadway Bates" copy must be Penguin, whose full name is Oswald CHESTERFIELD Cobblepot. The "Every one of them has a mother" line sounds typically Adam West-y when referring to villains. ("Poor, deluded child" was used many times for female felons.) I'm not sure about the boat reference, though the Bat-boat does appear. I do not remember Jack Lalanne in the film, at all. George
  13. GeorgeStGeorge

    Movie Mash-Up

    "Batman" (60s version)? George
  14. GeorgeStGeorge

    Triple Movie Links Game

    Presumed Innocent Bonnie Bedelia Die Hard George
  15. GeorgeStGeorge

    Name that Actor/Actress (or Role)

    Not getting it yet... George
  16. GeorgeStGeorge

    TV Show Mash-Up

    Two episodes, "The Boys' Night Out Job" and "The Girls' Night Out Job," were shot simultaneously. The show supposedly takes place in Boston, but was shot in Portland. In the final season, the show moves to Portland. In one episode, the main characters go to a "dress-as-your-favorite-detective" party. The leader, played by Tim Hutton, dresses as Ellery Queen, a detective whom his father (Jim Hutton) played on a TV show about 35 years earlier. The main characters are a Hitter, a Hacker, a Grifter, a Thief, and the Brains. George
  17. GeorgeStGeorge

    Movie Mash-Up

    Not getting this one, at all. George
  18. GeorgeStGeorge

    Super Hero TV

    Gotham starts tonight. George
  19. GeorgeStGeorge

    Super Hero TV

    Gotham starts up again this week (in the US). WW mentioned "Titans," presumably the DCUniverseOnline (or whatever) streaming Titans show. I heard from my comic shop manager that it is EXTREMELY violent, with a lot of explicit language, as well. Not my cup of tea, to be sure. If WW has seen it, I would be interested in his take. George
  20. GeorgeStGeorge

    Your fave Christmas music

    Although "Sleigh Ride" is perhaps Leroy Anderson's most famous piece, I really love his "Christmas Festival" (band arrangement, of course): A Christmas Festival George
  21. GeorgeStGeorge

    TV Show Mash-Up

    Two episodes, "The Boys' Night Out Job" and "The Girls' Night Out Job," were shot simultaneously. The show supposedly takes place in Boston, but was shot in Portland. In the final season, the show moves to Portland. In one episode, the main characters go to a "dress-as-your-favorite-detective" party. The leader dresses as a detective whom his (the actor's) father played on a TV show about 35 years earlier. The main characters are a Hitter, a Hacker, a Grifter, a Thief, and the Brains. George
  22. GeorgeStGeorge

    Name that Actor/Actress (or Role)

    Need more clues, Raf. George
  23. GeorgeStGeorge

    Movie Mash-Up

    It is still WW's turn. George
  24. GeorgeStGeorge

    Triple Movie Links Game

    Ralph Macchio The Outsiders Rob Lowe George
  25. GeorgeStGeorge

    TV Show Mash-Up

    OK. Time to move this on. I'm assuming Grace's movie clue was for "Gone with the Wind." I used this show a couple of years ago, but as part of a "guess how many of these shows you can name" set. Here are some individual clues: Two episodes, "The Boys' Night Out Job" and "The Girls' Night Out Job," were shot simultaneously. The show supposedly takes place in Boston, but was shot in Portland. In the final season, the show moves to Portland. In one episode, the main characters go to a "dress-as-your-favorite-detective" party. The leader dresses as a detective whom his (the actor's) father played on a TV show about 35 years earlier. George
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