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Burt Reynolds dead at 82.

Discussion in 'Movies & Television' started by transmaster, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. transmaster

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    I will always remember Burt Reynolds and Sally Fields together they were a fantastic comedy duo. Get Burt, Sally, and Dom DeLuise together and you were rolling on the floor. Another one I grew up with is gone. ☹️
     
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    One of the funniest Tonight shows with Johnny Carson that ever was had Burt Reynolds, Sally Fields, and Dom DeLuise on together. They literally had Johnny Carson laughing so hard he rolled off his chair and was flat on the floor behind his desk, you could tell he was not faking it when Doc" Severinsen started over to check to see if he was OK.
     
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  3. Denten

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    RIP Burt (Mr. Bandit)

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    Cool guy...RIP Burt....:bye:

     
  5. Quadman2

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    For me, the pinnacle of his career was his role in "Deliverance".

    He had some pretty big bumps in the road of life, yet kept on rollin'. Would liked to have had the chance to sit down and have a chat with him.

    RIP Burt.

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  6. soundboy

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    A couple of weeks ago, I read an interview with Sally Fields in which she was asked about Burt mentioning that she was “the love of his life” and he would like to see her one more time. Sally’s response was that if they meet, it would be in private. I didn’t think much of it, especially in light of the news that Burt was cast in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film. I hope Burt did have a meeting with Sally.

    RIP Burt. Thank you for all the fun.
     

     

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  7. jcamero

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    I remember him from his 1st TV series, (after Gunsmoke), "Hawk", and another series, (Dan August). Yes, he put out some great movies, and will be missed.
     
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    Rest in Peace, Burt.
     
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    They recreated the Bandit Car and it was a Autograph Special.

     
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    One of the funniest movies Burt ever did which you will never see aired on TV or Netflix is “The End” (1978). With today sensibilities it is in stupendously bad taste how ever it is still a howler. It stars one of the holy trinities of comedy Burt Reynolds Sally Field, and Dom Deluise, Wendell "Sonny" Lawson (Burt Reynolds) finds out he doesn't have much longer to live so he decides to end it all. He bungles his first attempt. He wakes up in a mental institution, the scene when he wakes up is deadly funny. Here he meets Marlon Borunki (Dom Deluise) who befriends Sonny and decides to help him. With friends like this...... The rest of the move is one pratfall after another. If the story didn't have the suicide angle it would be a classic. I see the movie is available on Amazon

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    What a shame we lost another regular good guy.
    And look for the price of 1977 Firebird Trans Am's to now jump.
     
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    Had not heard of it. Thanks. Burt played many parts and did it well. To me the best characters he created were the ones where HE was part of the character.

    Remember.
     
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    I liked Gator and White Lighting
     
  14. CT_Ohio

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    I thought of those too (and they'd fit in the Movies on TV I Haven't Seen In Awhile thread). 186 acting credits on IMDb. That's a busy boy.
     
  15. ETLS

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    RIP Burt. What a load of talent and thanks for all the great TV and movies.
     
  16. Bucky Badger

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    Thanks Burt.
    RIP Sir.
     

     

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    I think one of the reasons that CB Radios were popular in the 1970's was due to Bert using one in the Smokey & the Bandits movies.
     
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    I remember CB radios taking off right after the movie as well. He was the first "cool" actor I remember as a kid. Eastwood was the tough SOB but Burt was cool. I remember wanting a 6.6 Firebird Formula worse than anything. I was taking the bus at that awkward age just before I got my license and every day we would pass right by a house with a brand new blue Firebird Formula 6.6 ... I would dream of screaming down the road in that car! That memory is forever burned into my head.

    Fond memories, may he rest in peace.
     
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    I worked in 'proximity' to theatre folks in the 90s - he was held in very high regard for all the help/encouragement/work he provided to young actors, esp at his own theatre. Apparently not many big stars (then, at least) gave much in the way of a helping hand to the up and coming. (Jackie Gleason was also highly regarding in that sense.)
    Respect.
    RIP.
     
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    R.I.P. Loved a lot of his films. Comedies and dramas
     

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