OK then - top three Gene Hackman movies - in NO order

Mississippi Burning
Crimson Tide
The French Connection
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  • Posts: 9,834
    French Connection. All it needs really
  • Posts: 1,268
    Superman The Movie
    French Connection
    Crimson Tide
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!
    Posts: 13,951
    Superman The Movie
    The French Connection
    The Quick And The Dead... don't hate me. :(
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
    Posts: 9,832
    The French Connection
    Hoosiers
    The Replacements
    (#2 and #3, really don't hate me) :D
  • TripAcesTripAces twitter: @eyeonbond / column: eyeonbond.com
    Posts: 1,995
    Young Frankenstein
    The French Connection
    Get Shorty
    (If YF doesn't count: then add The Firm)
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe S.A.R.A.H.
    edited February 2015 Posts: 8,730
    1. The French Connection (1971)
    2. Narrow Margin (1990)
    3. Night Moves (1975)

    4. Bat*21 (1988)
    5. Mississippi Burning (1988)
    6. Company Business (1991)
    7. The Conversation (1974)
    8. Uncommon Valour (1983)
    9. Unforgiven (1992)
    10. The Package (1989)
    11. Runaway Jury (2003)
    12. The French Connection 2 (1975)
    13. Enemy Of The State (1998)
    14. Crimson Tide (1995)
    15. No Way Out (1987)
    16. Target (1985)
    17. The Chamber (1996)
    18. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
    19. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
    20. Heist (2001)
    21. The Quick And The Dead (1995)
    22. The Poseiden Adventure (1972)
    23. The Birdcage (1996)
    24. Wyatt Earp (1994)
    25. Downhill Racer (1969)
    26. Welcome To Mooseport (2004)
  • bondjamesbondjames Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first.
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    Great actor. I'm afraid I've not seen the French Connection (before my time......shameful I know......I must watch it).

    1. Crimson Tide
    "Mr Hunter. I've made a decision. I'm Captain of this boat. NOW SHUT THE F#$K UP!"

    2. The Firm
    "I used to Caddie for young lawyers off from work on weekdays... and their wives. I'd look at those long tan legs and just knew I had to be a lawyer. The wives had long tan legs, too."

    3. No Way Out (so good here that he actually reprised the role some years later with a twist in "Absolute Power", another one of my favourites).
  • Crimson Tide
    Mississippi Burning
    Unforgiven


    @MajorDSmythe I don't see Royal Tennenbaums in your list.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe S.A.R.A.H.
    Posts: 8,730
    I haven't seen The Royal Tennenbaums.
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    No Way Out is a great thriller IMHO, good old fashioned story telling, strong performances , love it
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    bondjames wrote: »
    Great actor. I'm afraid I've not seen the French Connection (before my time......shameful I know......I must watch it).

    1. Crimson Tide
    "Mr Hunter. I've made a decision. I'm Captain of this boat. NOW SHUT THE F#$K UP!"

    2. The Firm
    "I used to Caddie for young lawyers off from work on weekdays... and their wives. I'd look at those long tan legs and just knew I had to be a lawyer. The wives had long tan legs, too."

    3. No Way Out (so good here that he actually reprised the role some years later with a twist in "Absolute Power", another one of my favourites).

    You HAVE to watch the French Connection, make some time, you won't regret it.

  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 14,583
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Superman The Movie
    The French Connection
    The Quick And The Dead... don't hate me. :(

    That'd be MY list too.
  • Agent007391Agent007391 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
    Posts: 7,071
    Superman II
    Superman: The Movie
    Enemy of the State
  • TripAcesTripAces twitter: @eyeonbond / column: eyeonbond.com
    Posts: 1,995
    patb wrote: »
    No Way Out is a great thriller IMHO, good old fashioned story telling, strong performances , love it

    Will Patton deserved a Best Supporting Actor nom for that; a shame he didn't get it.

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    Yes, I thought he would go on to be a major star based on that performace
  • DrShatterhandDrShatterhand Garden of Death, Bristol
    Posts: 780
    Bonny and Clyde
    The French Connection
    The Royal Tennebaums
  • Posts: 5,005
    French Connection
    The Conversation
    Under Fire
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Vampire State Building
    Posts: 22,976
    Mississippi Burning
    Unforgiven
    The Royal Tennenbaums
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    Mississippi Burning is such a powerful movie that I don't actually enjoy it (if that makes sense), but GH's performance is near perfect: the flirting in the hairdressers, the chemistry with DeFoe, the brutalilty of the barbers chair scene, just wonderful stuff. Powerhouse acting at it's very best
  • Posts: 532
    The French Connection
    Unforgiven
    Mississippi Burning
  • ThomasCrown76ThomasCrown76 Augusta, ks
    Posts: 757
    Great actor. Wished he hadn't quit when he did
  • GoldenballGoldenball United States
    edited April 2015 Posts: 74
    Bonnie and Clyde
    The French Connection
    The Conversation
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 1,426
    Can't believe not one person has listed French Connection 2

    Prefer it to the original

    One of his greatest performances. His 'cold turkey' scene is riveting and harrowing.
  • Posts: 1,073
    French Connection 2 is that rare breed. A sequel as good as the first!
    John Frankenheimar delivers a very different style to William Friedkins documentary approach, but its a splendid follow up with a thrilling foot chase finale that puts even Bourne to shame!
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 1,426
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    French Connection 2 is that rare breed. A sequel as good as the first!
    John Frankenheimar delivers a very different style to William Friedkins documentary approach, but its a splendid follow up with a thrilling foot chase finale that puts even Bourne to shame!

    That final chase is just so gripping!

    Great film that uses the 'stranger in a strange land' theme very well.

    The film also makes great use of the Marseille locations.
  • Posts: 9,401
    Superman 2
    The Bird Cage
    Heartbreakers
  • Campbell2Campbell2 Epsilon Rho Rho house, Bending State University
    Posts: 299
    French Connection 2
    French Connection 1
    and French Connection 2 again
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 1,426
    Campbell2 wrote: »
    French Connection 2
    French Connection 1
    and French Connection 2 again

    Ha Ha! Couldn't have put it better myself!

  • edited July 2016 Posts: 12
    Scarecrow (Gene's striptease amuses Al Pacino and an audience)
    The Conversation (Don't flush the toilet)
    No Way Out (Enemies closer to Home)

    The last two, both in the Spy mould.
  • stagstag In the thick of it!
    Posts: 925
    The French Connection
    Unforgiven
    Mississippi Burning
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