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 Post subject: The Bandit has died
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:43 pm 
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RIP Burt Reynolds

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/burt-reynolds-dead-deliverance-boogie-nights-star-was-82-831093

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 Post subject: Re: The Bandit has died
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:51 pm 
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No, Paul Crewe has died.

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Lewis, from Deliverance. "WHERE'S THE LAW, DREW!"

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 Post subject: Re: The Bandit has died
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:12 pm 
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Cardiac arrest. RIP Burt. "Deliverance" was my favorite movie of his. :(

I wonder what Sally Field will say. Burt always said that she was the love of his life.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bandit has died
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My mother-in-law was at FSU with him when he was their QB. She didn't know him personally but had mutual friends and mutual, um, "acquaintances" :green wink: . She heard some stories. He, uh, well, let's say he did very well at a school which was, only a couple of years before he arrived, all female. In fact, if you look up the timeline history of FSU on their school website, you find this:
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1953: Burt Reynolds—Miami high school football star and future actor—favors FSU over Miami University, swayed by Coach Nugent telling him, “There are 14 girls for every guy.”
Florida State advertises this. :shock: :lol: 8)

As a pre-teen and early teen at the time, "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Cannonball Run" (and II) were classics for me. That whole gang of actors were from a generation and a lifestyle that won't, for better or worse, ever happen again.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bandit has died
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RIP Burt Reynolds


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 Post subject: Re: The Bandit has died
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PeteRasche wrote:

As a pre-teen and early teen at the time, "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Cannonball Run" (and II) were classics for me. That whole gang of actors were from a generation and a lifestyle that won't, for better or worse, ever happen again.

RIP.


This.

First big name actor I remember, although SATB is my second movie going memory, Godfather II on Christmas, of course, being the first! :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Bandit has died
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 Post subject: Re: The Bandit has died
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I’m still awed/stunned that the compound fracture Reynolds suffered in Deliverance was real. Still makes me clench my teeth.

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 Post subject: Re: The Bandit has died
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TUPF wrote:
I’m still awed/stunned that the compound fracture Reynolds suffered in Deliverance was real. Still makes me clench my teeth.
Actually, that's filed under "urban legends." The bone we saw sticking out of his wet suit was a pork bone they got from a butcher shop (the butcher broke it for him, to make it look like a human leg bone).

What Reynolds actually broke was his coccyx. He went over a waterfall, got driven to the bottom, and was shot out like a torpedo, ending up about 65 yards downstream. Somewhere in there, his tailbone was sacrificed.


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 Post subject: Re: The Bandit has died
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Another urban legend bites the dust!

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 Post subject: Re: The Bandit has died
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TUPF wrote:
Another urban legend bites the dust!
Another interesting aside: according to Reynolds, the actor who played Drew (Ronny Cox) actually threw up when he first saw the fake compound fracture.


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