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RIP Robert Prosky

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PopeDirkBenedict, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Robert Prosky -- "Son, in 35 years of religious study, I have only come up with two hard incontrovertible facts: there is a God, and I'm not Him." -- died at 78.


    "Let's do it to them before they do it to us."
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Also played The Judge (the team owner) in The Natural. Absolutely oozed evil in that part ...
  3. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    He was pretty creepy in "Christine," too, with the kid who played Rodney Dangerfield's son in "Back to School," along with Alexandra Paul and the evil car that came to life to rub people out.
  4. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Who else thought he'd passed away years ago?
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Also on Hill Street Blues. Very solid character actor.
  6. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    Keith Gordon. That was the kid's name who drove Christine and got wigged out by Prosky.
  7. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Christine was the first Stephen King novel I bought.
    Movie was a let-down.
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I wish he hadn't been needed on Hill Street (replaced Robert "let's be careful out there!" Conrad when he died), but he was solid nonetheless. RIP.
  9. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Keith Gordon was great. He also starred opposite George Clooney and Robert Culp in the TV movie "Combat High."
  10. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Ernie Merriman in "Broadcast News."

  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    A harsher lie has never been spoken, you rotten bastard! :D

    I fuckin LOVE that movie. LOVE IT. I have it on my TIVO and I won't let my wife nuke it (until I get it on DVD, at least). I'll admit part of the fondness may be due to the fact it was the first R-rated movie I ever saw in the theatre (at 10, my mom rawks).

    Gordon is uncanny in it. And what's the exchange with him and Harry Dean Stanton when the leader of the shop gang is run down by Christine?

    "They had to use a shovel to scoop him up."
    "Well, isn't that what you do with shit?"
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
    Daniel: [Discussing the boring children's show] What kind of idiot kept this guy on the air of twenty-five years?
    Jonathan Lundy: Me.
    [introductions, ending with:]
    Daniel: I'm Daniel Hillard, former employee.
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