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    Default OT: Favorite Movie

    #1: War Games (1983)
    #2: Jaws (1975)



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    I liked "The Sting". Taught me a lot about how cons work. I was in my late teens at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danlb View Post
    I liked "The Sting". Taught me a lot about how cons work. I was in my late teens at the time.

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    Agreed - expect for the late teen part . I like Butch Cassidy a bit better.

    For me (coming from a millennial - although I hate being called it):

    1. Ben Hur
    2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    3. Dr. Strangelove
    4. October Sky
    5. The Right Stuff

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    For me the top place has gotta be "caddyshack" probably followed by "groundhog day" - but then i'm a bit of a Bill Murray fan...

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    The Quiet Man with John Wayne. One of the few he wasn't a soldier or cowboy. We were sitting in Cong Ireland in a pub & an old guy joined us I I couldn't understand a word but my wife could & he was telling her about being an extra in the movie. We were in the same pub that was in the movie & didn't look much different.
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    The Sting is good, but I like the laid back survival attitude in the anarchic Pocket Money with Newman and Marvin.

    And Casablanca.
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    Yes, Sting, Real Genius, Groundhog Day. All favs. And many more....... JR
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    1) Flight of the Phoenix.
    2) The African Queen.
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    there is no best anything. I have no favorite anything.

    having said that: The Hustler, with Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason, stood out for me because absolutely nobody in that picture was a sympathetic "square" citizen. they were much more like grown ups I knew.

    The Usual Suspects, because of the ending.

    The second Flight of the Phoenix, just for that line: "you're telling me a man who learns how to fly doesn't know how to dream?"

    The Lafayette Escadrille. Clint Eastwood and David Janssen as scrawny teenage boys. The Chief from Get Smart as a French Colonel, explaining baseball to a French Lieutenant.

    The Deep. first time I noticed Nick Nolte, Lou Gosset, Robert Reed. Jacqueline Bissete sparked off the wet T-shirt contest in that movie.

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