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No, Paul Crewe has died.

OR

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

RIP.

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RIP Burt Reynolds

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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.
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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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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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Another urban legend bites the dust!
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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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