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RIP Karl Malden

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by OTD, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. OTD

    OTD Active Member

  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Re: He left home without them

    Ouch. This one hurts.

    In addition to the AMEX commercials, so many distinctive roles.

    Jimmy Piersal's dad in Fear Strikes Out.
    Gus in The Sting II.
    Herb Brooks in that Miracle on Ice movie soon after the 1980 Olympics.
    General Bradley in Patton
    Shooter in The Cincinnati Kid
    Father Barry in On the Waterfront

    Just to name a few. I'm sure I am missing some good ones.

  3. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Re: He left home without them

    That Miracle On Ice movie was on a couple weeks ago. I don't remember seeing that before. It looked like there was lots of actual game footage in there.
  4. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Re: He left home without them

    I haven't seen it in years, but if memory serves, it was one of the worst jobs ever of mixing in actual game footage with actors. They would show grainy footage of the actual games and then do a horrible job of cutting to Karl Malden on the bench--filmed in some place that didn't capture the feel of the real footage. I don't know how soon after the Olympics the movie came out, but it seemed like a rush to capitalize.
  5. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Re: He left home without them

    Age 97. I have to admit I thought he was already dead.
  6. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    Re: He left home without them

    Yeah, very tight shots of the bench, and of the "parents" in the stands, and wide shots of all else.

    According to IMDB, released 3/1/81

    EDIT: A further check shows that Jerry Houser, who also played "Killer" Carlson in Slapshot, was also in this movie!
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Re: He left home without them

    Loved "Birdman of Alcatraz." RIP.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    MSNBC reporting....

    Liked him in Streets of San Francisco, but was even more impressed when I finally saw On The Waterfront, Patton and his earlier works....

    "He's got it. The Kid has the ACE!"

    (LA TIMES) BRENTWOOD -- Academy Award and Emmy winning actor Karl Malden died today. He was 97.

    Malden, who starred in the 1970s TV series "The Streets of San Francisco" and was the longtime American Express traveler's check spokesman, warning travelers to not leave home without it.

    Malden's family informed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences of his death on Wednesday. Malden served as the academy's president from 1989-92.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Granted, this thread title doesn't tell you what it is, but ... sort of a d_b

  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Re: He left home without them

    "The Streets of San Francisco" with some kid named Michael Douglas as his sidekick. Quinn Martin weeps.
  11. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    He had been in frail health for a long time. I did a piece on Budd Schulberg and the 50th anniversary of On the Waterfront and he couldn't make it out to the screening because the end looked imminent ... that was early 2004.

    RIP Father Barry

  12. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    That would be a cool piece to read, friend. For whom was it written?
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