Burt, oh Burt

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  • Posts: 4,807
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    I agree he wasn't right for the part but he does have Connery's rugged handsomeness. Hamilton probably saw him in White Lightening and thought he could be Bond.
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    In the documentary he mentions seeing him in a TV show at the time. Don't know what one that would be, but it would have aired around 70-72. Only really know Burt from his films, of which Sharkey's Machine [about 1980ish] stood out at the time, though I've not seen it for about 30 years now! And of course when he was considered for Bond (shudder) Smokey was a few years down the line…oh, and what was that Bond parody he did, played a stuntman (that's a stretch for a former stunt man!) I think?

    Speaking of Sharkey's Machine, Going through a bit of a Burt Reynolds phase here...
    I just ordered a Blu Ray of it. I consider it to be his finest film (Bernie Casey & Henry Silva are SO good in it....).
    Another favourite one is Shamus (what a killer Goldsmith score!). I would have said Fuzz, but that not a 'Burt Reynolds' film- more of an ensemble piece.
    Malone is a lot of fun. Heat was interesting.
    I've seen 'em all, but these are the ones I actually bought.

    Reynolds fans sound off!

    Sharkeys Machine is indeed a terrific thriller! One critic stated that it has the best opening sequence since Dirty Harry!
    His two movies 'White Lightning' and 'Gator' are also worth checking out! Also Robert Aldrichs 'Hustle' is worth a look! I remember going to see 'Beverly Hills Cop', and the showing I was going to was sold out, so I went to see 'City Heat' instead, a comedy gangster thriller, where Burt teamed with Clint Eastwood. Not their finest hour!!
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Mathis1 wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    I agree he wasn't right for the part but he does have Connery's rugged handsomeness. Hamilton probably saw him in White Lightening and thought he could be Bond.
    2013-06-08-02-14-19-pm-s1m.jpg

    In the documentary he mentions seeing him in a TV show at the time. Don't know what one that would be, but it would have aired around 70-72. Only really know Burt from his films, of which Sharkey's Machine [about 1980ish] stood out at the time, though I've not seen it for about 30 years now! And of course when he was considered for Bond (shudder) Smokey was a few years down the line…oh, and what was that Bond parody he did, played a stuntman (that's a stretch for a former stunt man!) I think?

    Speaking of Sharkey's Machine, Going through a bit of a Burt Reynolds phase here...
    I just ordered a Blu Ray of it. I consider it to be his finest film (Bernie Casey & Henry Silva are SO good in it....).
    Another favourite one is Shamus (what a killer Goldsmith score!). I would have said Fuzz, but that not a 'Burt Reynolds' film- more of an ensemble piece.
    Malone is a lot of fun. Heat was interesting.
    I've seen 'em all, but these are the ones I actually bought.

    Reynolds fans sound off!

    Sharkeys Machine is indeed a terrific thriller! One critic stated that it has the best opening sequence since Dirty Harry!
    His two movies 'White Lightning' and 'Gator' are also worth checking out! Also Robert Aldrichs 'Hustle' is worth a look! I remember going to see 'Beverly Hills Cop', and the showing I was going to was sold out, so I went to see 'City Heat' instead, a comedy gangster thriller, where Burt teamed with Clint Eastwood. Not their finest hour!!
    Plus Burt suffered a major injury on set that landed him in hospital for a couple of months.
  • mattjoesmattjoes What is the BUDANAYCHUR?
    Posts: 5,164
    The bit I always remember, which I think is from Smokey and the Bandit II, is Reynolds letting someone know, very politely, that "your ass is on fire."
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,244
    Roger Moore appearing as 'Bond' in Burt's Cannonball Run movies surely pissed off the good folks at EON...
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    edited January 23 Posts: 1,046
    I have brunette tunnel vision, so...Rachel Ward. I can't remember anything else about Sharkey's Machine. Kidding, obvs - but you know what I'm saying! ;)
  • Posts: 4,807
    Venutius wrote: »
    I have brunette tunnel vision, so...Rachel Ward. I can't remember anything else about Sharkey's Machine. Kidding, obvs - but you know what I'm saying! ;)

    I absolutely do!
    Did you see'Against All Odds'?
  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    Posts: 3,636
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    I agree he wasn't right for the part but he does have Connery's rugged handsomeness. Hamilton probably saw him in White Lightening and thought he could be Bond.
    2013-06-08-02-14-19-pm-s1m.jpg

    In the documentary he mentions seeing him in a TV show at the time. Don't know what one that would be, but it would have aired around 70-72. Only really know Burt from his films, of which Sharkey's Machine [about 1980ish] stood out at the time, though I've not seen it for about 30 years now! And of course when he was considered for Bond (shudder) Smokey was a few years down the line…oh, and what was that Bond parody he did, played a stuntman (that's a stretch for a former stunt man!) I think?

    Speaking of Sharkey's Machine, Going through a bit of a Burt Reynolds phase here...
    I just ordered a Blu Ray of it. I consider it to be his finest film (Bernie Casey & Henry Silva are SO good in it....).
    Another favourite one is Shamus (what a killer Goldsmith score!). I would have said Fuzz, but that not a 'Burt Reynolds' film- more of an ensemble piece.
    Malone is a lot of fun. Heat was interesting.
    I've seen 'em all, but these are the ones I actually bought.

    Reynolds fans sound off!

    Sharkeys Machine is indeed a terrific thriller! One critic stated that it has the best opening sequence since Dirty Harry!
    His two movies 'White Lightning' and 'Gator' are also worth checking out! Also Robert Aldrichs 'Hustle' is worth a look! I remember going to see 'Beverly Hills Cop', and the showing I was going to was sold out, so I went to see 'City Heat' instead, a comedy gangster thriller, where Burt teamed with Clint Eastwood. Not their finest hour!!

    I love Sharky's Machine @Mathis1 !!!

    Bernie Casey is in it who played Felix Leiter in NSNA...😁

    I recently managed to get the Bluray on ebay for 15 quid. The novel it's based on is really good too.
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    Posts: 1,046
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    I absolutely do!
    Did you see'Against All Odds'?

    I did - and it wasn't to see Jeff Bridges or James Woods! ;)
  • edited January 23 Posts: 7,652
    Murdock wrote: »
    Even though he's not British, I'd love to have seen a Clint Eastwood Bond movie. But only if it was a one off. :P

    Where Eagles dare he Clint Eastwood starred with Richard Burton in a pretty good war spy story and it showed that he was not meant to be a good 007, now Richard Burton was bloody fantastic as Spy.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,244
    Even though it not Burt's movie alone, anyone here who hasn't seen Fuzz would do well to check it out. It's really excellent.
  • Posts: 4,807
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Even though it not Burt's movie alone, anyone here who hasn't seen Fuzz would do well to check it out. It's really excellent.

    Long time since I seen it! Afraid I dont remember much!
  • edited January 24 Posts: 4,807
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    I agree he wasn't right for the part but he does have Connery's rugged handsomeness. Hamilton probably saw him in White Lightening and thought he could be Bond.
    2013-06-08-02-14-19-pm-s1m.jpg

    In the documentary he mentions seeing him in a TV show at the time. Don't know what one that would be, but it would have aired around 70-72. Only really know Burt from his films, of which Sharkey's Machine [about 1980ish] stood out at the time, though I've not seen it for about 30 years now! And of course when he was considered for Bond (shudder) Smokey was a few years down the line…oh, and what was that Bond parody he did, played a stuntman (that's a stretch for a former stunt man!) I think?

    Speaking of Sharkey's Machine, Going through a bit of a Burt Reynolds phase here...
    I just ordered a Blu Ray of it. I consider it to be his finest film (Bernie Casey & Henry Silva are SO good in it....).
    Another favourite one is Shamus (what a killer Goldsmith score!). I would have said Fuzz, but that not a 'Burt Reynolds' film- more of an ensemble piece.
    Malone is a lot of fun. Heat was interesting.
    I've seen 'em all, but these are the ones I actually bought.

    Reynolds fans sound off!

    Sharkeys Machine is indeed a terrific thriller! One critic stated that it has the best opening sequence since Dirty Harry!
    His two movies 'White Lightning' and 'Gator' are also worth checking out! Also Robert Aldrichs 'Hustle' is worth a look! I remember going to see 'Beverly Hills Cop', and the showing I was going to was sold out, so I went to see 'City Heat' instead, a comedy gangster thriller, where Burt teamed with Clint Eastwood. Not their finest hour!!

    I love Sharky's Machine @Mathis1 !!!

    Bernie Casey is in it who played Felix Leiter in NSNA...😁

    I recently managed to get the Bluray on ebay for 15 quid. The novel it's based on is really good too.

    Yes, The Machine are a great squad. With Bernie, there was Brian Keith and the superb Charles Durning!
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    edited January 24 Posts: 17,244
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    chrisisall wrote: »
    Even though it not Burt's movie alone, anyone here who hasn't seen Fuzz would do well to check it out. It's really excellent.

    Long time since I seen it! Afraid I dont remember much!

    Kind of a precursor to Hill Street Blues a decade later. Dramedy, before that phrase was coined.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    Posts: 1,447
    Venutius wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    I absolutely do!
    Did you see'Against All Odds'?

    I did - and it wasn't to see Jeff Bridges or James Woods! ;)

    Some of "us" were there to see Jane Greer!!! :x
  • VenutiusVenutius Yorkshire
    Posts: 1,046
    I thought it was a great idea to have Jane Greer play the mother of the character she'd played in Out of the Past.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
    Posts: 17,244
    I lub dis flick.
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