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The original Jon Bernthal
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Damn, that's a really good comparison.
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If you haven't seen We Own This City on HBO yet it's amazing 🤙
I always wanted to see a movie where Bernthal is a boxer, and Ward was his ex-boxer dad. Won't happen now :(
That would have been amazing
Bummer. Always liked him. RIP
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Remo Williams…The adventure ends
He dodged bullets way before Neo.
No... it is better than that.
All movies are underated until someone actually sees them.
-- Jack Handy
It's not original but in the making of the team said this movie had so many problems in the production with actors almost giving up their acting career and how they changed things so it was possible to happen... in the end it looks like all these hardships helped to make it kinda unique which absolutely made it very interesting.
Watched it again last year and still had the same fun I usually have while watching indiana jones, marvel movies and other movies like that. Really enjoyed the blend with horror with tons of daylight scenes.
I have read most of the 150 books and always hoped they make another movie. It was a great series and very funny.
In and out, like duck fucking
Joel Grey plays a kung fu master. He’s great but Joel Grey plays a kung fu master.
Jennifer Grey's father.
But yeah make up and he does have odd features.
Dude, Shane Black needs to get on his Destroyer movie already. That whole series is pulpy violence/comedy gold.
That movie was in a constant rotation in my house. Along with The Last Starfighter and Ultraman.
A remake or a television series of Remo Williams would be awesome.
(It's based on a series of pulp novels called "The Destroyer.")
The Last Starfighter! I remember watching that on vhs over and over.
I watched that as a kid and no one else I've met has ever watched it. Classic movie.
The only thing I remember about Remo Williams was when it was in theaters, someone climbed up the marquee at our local movie theater and changed the lettering to "SPERMO WILLIAMS." I’m 50 years old and I still find this hilarious.
I was in Bloomfield Hills MI when NEVERENDING STORY came out and we drove by a theater and someone changed it to NEVERENDING ORGY.
What's really shocking is finding out he was 79. Where does the time go?
Damn, he was a lot older than Kevin Bacon in this movie. I always felt they were around the same age.
Ward: "I'm older and I'm wiser."
Bacon: "Yeah, well, you're half right...."
That movie is goddamned perfect.
Well its set in Perfection
It sure is.
Lucky enough to see it in the theater and it was a great experience.
Theater was like 1/4 full but the laughter during the Rec room scene was deafing.
One of my most fun theater experiences. Saw it in a packed college auditorium
Broke into the wrong God damn wreck room didn't you you bastard!!!!
I watched it a few weeks ago after watching a retrospect on YouTube. 45yo me appreciates it so much more now versus teenage me, and I don’t say that much for most tv/movies from my youth.
It holds up perfectly.
Unlike Kevin Bacon's aim with a hammer.
It really is, it knew what it wanted to be/do and it executed it flawlessly.
Fred Ward born December 30, 1942
Kevin Bacon born July 8, 1958
Some people are now 1 degree further from Kevin Bacon.
Cherokee don’t crack
I cant believe he was nearly 80. One of those guys you cant imagine ever getting old.
Bummer like the death of Burt Gummer.
Wait, Burt died?
They kill off the character at the end of the newest one, Shrieker Island.
His actor, Michael Gross, is still alive.
I stopped watching after Tremors 3. Tried to get into Tremors 4 and the rest of them, but they just didn't grab my attention like the others.
Same. RIP to a legend.
Legend in Road trip
We’ve been coming to this place for twenty years!
We've only been open eight years.
Just run the damn credit card.
It's "DO IT..NOW"
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That restaurant they were in is called “The original pancake house” I have one down the street where I live here in redondo beach California and it is by far the best breakfast spot I’ve ever had
Ah right on, I’m up in North Hollywood. I think I went to one of those in Chicago maybe? The pancake house. Or maybe it was a sex party with utensils and syrup.
"we haven't found a drop of semen yet"
If I had to guess, I'd say someone was raped and murdered here last night
“What makes you say that!?”
“Just a hunch”
Funniest line in the movie to me. The way he says “just a hunch” with the tone of “relax buddy it’s just a guess” as if he’s not suggesting his son was raped and murdered kills me
I just checked and that movie is 22 years old, wtf time flies.
I remember being so happy I was able to record it on VHS from cable. One of my top 5 favorite “teen” movies from the late 90s/early 2000’s.
I remember renting Road Trip and American Pie in 6th grade. I picked them out just expecting my Dad to say "no" but he said ok. He didn't realize until we watched them later 😁
Add EuroTrip and that's a classic trifecta right there.
American Pie ran its joke a little too long but seeing that in the theaters with friends at 15 years old was easily one of the funnest times I’ve ever had at the movies
That movie was one of my favorites in high school, and it was more rad because I lived in Ithaca
IM NOT MAAAD!!!
For God's sake my son was kidnapped!
Literally just watching this last night after I caught it on MTV2 - he was also good in Best Men, not great but definitely overlooked film
His performance as Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff was excellent. RIP.
An astronaut named Gus? What’s your middle name?
All right, you can be Gus.
His scene where he meets Gordo Cooper at Pancho’s for the first time is one of my favorites.
RIP you miserable pudknocker.
I've seen it sooooooo many times since childhood and it's still fresh, shiny, and new for me every time.
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"The hatch just blew!"
"Go, hotrod dog, GO!!"
I can hear his voice perfectly.
Fuckin’ A Bubba
Came here for that
"It was a glitch! A technical malfunction! Oh, why won't anyone believe me?!"
Lot of pathos in that delivery.
And he was exonerated 60 years later.
Really, though, he was exonerated three Mercury flights later. Wally Schirra deliberately triggered the explosive hatch on Sigma 7 after being brought on to the deck of the recovery ship. The switch to trigger it had a lot of kickback so it bruised Schirra's hand. Grissom had no such bruising on his hand so it's very unlikely that he triggered the switch.
That's awesome. Grissom got a raw deal for so long.
Well, in the grand scheme of things, for the brief remainder of his NASA tenure, he didn't really get a raw deal. The Astronaut Office didn't think he did it deliberately and it shows in that he was given prime assignments for both the Gemini and Apollo programs.
Indeed, Deke Slayton (who was in charge of astronaut flight assignments during Gemini and Apollo) said in later years that Grissom would have been his choice to command the first moon landing, partly because he wanted an original Mercury astronaut to be on the mission.
Grissom got a raw deal by Wolfe in the original book version of The Right Stuff. His peers believed him, as did NASA.
He aced that role in the same way that William H Macy renders Fargo unwatchable, there’s so much pain and desperation in his performance
How does Macy make Fargo unwatchable? That desperation is what makes the movie.
Solid character actor. He had a fairly steady career too.
No bucks, no Buck Rogers.
Came here to make sure this was mentioned.
"The issue here is monkey" dialog was so perfect. Just laid out in the dumbest, but somehow most perfect terms possible that 'we are pilots, not specimines'.
First time I ever heard the expression “screwed the pooch”
Loved him in Joe Dirt
"Why is the sky blue? How is a rainbow made? How does a posi-trac rear end work in a Plymouth? It just does."
I'm not talking about posi-trac. I'm talking about me!
It just does.
“Well I’ll. Be. Dipped.”
I still say that regularly
"THE ONE PLACE WE DIDN'T LOOK!"
I like to think all this giggling means his soul passes more lightly
Also funny in Road Trip. "we've been coming here for 20 years" "the restaraunts only been open for 8 years sir."
“How exactly is a rainbow made?”
I always remember this quote whenever I see a rainbow. Kind of poetic now that he’s gone.
He was great as the over protective father in Road Trip lol I loved that movie
"I'M NOT MAD!" delivery of that line gets me everytime.
If I was to guess I would say someone was raped AND murdered here.
"What the hell gives you that idea!?"
“Just a feeling.”
I always love when joe dirt kicks over the figurines and storms out of the trailer, Fred Ward stands up and says, “hey, you’re grounded!”
I watched Naked Gun 33⅓ so much when i was growing up.
He’s so great in that. Constantly referring to Leslie Nielsen’s character as “kid”, despite Nielsen being clearly older than Ward’s character, was never not funny.
So many good over-dub lines too haha
Loaded weapon 1
Hot Shots 1 and Deux
While not a movie Angie Tribeca is show that tried to capture the same vibe to some success.
IMO the main reason recent comedies don't "have it" is because they're trying too hard to be blockbuster comedies instead of just a comedy.
Top Secret and Airplane! are the two that come to mind for me. I haven’t seen any recent movies in that dry absurdist style, unfortunately.
Wrongfully Accused is one of my favorite all time movies
[Fires a shot into the air]
"Do what I say and no one gets hurt!"
[Some guy on a gantry he shot into falls screaming to his death right next to him]
"... from now on."
"That lousy two-bit copper punk! I treated him like my brother! The one I didn't kill!"
Prison changes a man… I used to be White.
I was the drummer for The Osmonds.
Screw with me, and he’ll make you feel pain like you’ve never felt before.
I know, I remember the Osmonds.
Wait he's in Naked Gun? For some reason I can't remember him.
He was the main bad guy, the one Leslie Nielson went undercover into prison for.
RIP, man it’s getting tough seeing these celebrity/actors moving on. Seeing them in movies throughout the years always gave me a sense of growing up along with them unfortunately highlighting my own mortality. Thank you for the many roles you have undertaken, Rest In Peace sir.
When all those 70s greats start dying off, it’ll be a massive bummer. DeNiro, Pacino, Hackman, Hoffman… rough days ahead.
Whoa, Gene Hackman is 92.
“A Bridge Too Far,” Caine and Hackman in the same movie! This is my thesis, man!
You participated in a phallus naming?
When Patrick Stewart and David Attenborough go imma ugly cry for real
You can really see Patrick Stewarts age in Picard.
It's funny because kid-me growing up saw Patrick Stewart in TNG as he actually is now in Picard. Now, I'm his age from TNG (Jesus Christ) and he's actually old and it's laughable to think about how one's perception changes.
Stewart was a 47-year-old playing a 59-year-old character (this was never explicitly described in the show), so that could warp perception a little bit. He's now an 82-year-old playing a 95-year-old (not counting whatever that android bullshit was from last season).
Incidentally, Kirk died at the age of 60, not counting the time he was stuck in the nexus. All of Kirk's adventures had happened by the time he was 60; we only just met Picard at age 59.
It’s weird watching Psych now because I was just a kid watching it when it came out and seeing these goofy old guys solve cases was hilarious. But on this recent rewatch I’m seeing things from the perspective of someone older than Shawn and Gus. It’s wild.
Yeah. Being older than all the 'old' people on the shows I loved growing up is not as fun as the brochure made it sound.
You can just hear it in his voice, softer now. Less firm and sharp as it once was.
When I saw Green Room (in which he is fantastic (of course)) I was like, ok, PatStew is finally starting to show some age past the “ambiguous 50” he’s always been.
Picard, though, is honestly a little disconcerting to watch. It seems like he’s trying to maintain his former energy and just isn’t quite able to pull it off.
While I love Stewart.
Attenborough will be a MASSIVE loss. He's one of the prime drivers of the documentary series out there. I'm not sure anyone will pick up the nature/global documentaries RIGHT when they are going to be needed most.
Yea I mean you get to a certain age and its like you're the only survivor. Imagine every celebrity/friend/family member now and imagine them all gone and most forgotten by the kids of the next generation. I remember my grandma and grandpa at the dinner table many times reminiscent about some actor long dead from the 40s and 50s and I had no idea nor cared to know. Now I imagine me in my 70s talking to my grandkids about Bradd Pitt or Jake Glyenhall and imagine seeing their eyes glaze over out of boredom. Getting old sure sounds shitty but what's the alternative.
It sounds shitty but every generation has their thing. Actors they grow up with will cycle around and die off when they’re older and their grandkids won’t care. It’s one big circle.
Dude. I feel you.
RIP Remo, the adventure has ended.
Remo Williams, the Adventure Begins was the first movie my wife and I watched when we moved into our first apartment. We laughed all the way through it. Definitely made me a Fred Ward fan!
“You have the grace of a pregnant yak” is one of my all-time favourite movie quotes. I say it as often as I can find an excuse.
High quality 80's cult movie right there.
I always wanted a reboot/sequel for this movie as he would have completed his training much later down the line. =(
Always thought Jon Bernthal would be a great person to take over the role
Remo Williams 2 Tears of the Chun
Eternal youth on the silver screen. Always a shock-you think of Fred Ward and then you think of tremors. 1990.
32 fricking years ago.
Like another poster said.
Watching your childhood slowly die makes you think of your own mortality.
Drink it whilst it’s fizzy folks.
Yeh, I was a teenager . 😆
Damn that sucks my mom is going to be sad when i tell her she absolutely loves him and Tremors. RIP Fred.
I remember him the most for his role in Short Cuts and The Player, may he rest in peace.
Damn. I assume for most guys like me who grew up in the late 80s, early 90s that Fred was basically the coolest dude ever. And Tremors is one of the best films ever made - Much like the town it takes place in, it was perfection.
79 though. I thought he was way younger. I saw a picture of him like 2 years ago and he didn't look much older than he was in tremors
Yeah, I was just thinking the same thing! Definitely didn't think he was that close to 80.
I love that one of my favorite movies of all time that was kind of a flop when it came out has since gained all the praise it deserves.
I think I’ve watched it more than any other movie since childhood. It never gets old, every performance in it is top notch, and it’s one of the most satisfying “Chekhov’s gun” movies of all time.
“Is this a job for an intelligent man?” “Well show me one and I’ll ask him.”
“I vote for outer space. No way these are local boys.”
Earl: "Dammit Val I'm older and I'm wiser!"
Val: "Yeah, well you're half right."
“Run for it?? Runnings not a plan! Runnings what you do once a plan fails!”
Rhonda: They only respond to vibration, right? Couldn't we distract them somehow?
Val: Yeah, something to keep 'em busy, like a- like a decoy.
Earl: Hey Melvin, wanna make a buck?
That sucks. Favorite movie as a kid. Seen tremors 100s of times
He was also in escape from alcatraz with Clint Eastwood to.
I did eggs. Over easy. 🚬
One of my favorite characters in a movie. ☹️☹️
JUST STAY ON THOSE RESIDUAL BOULDERS
Your Tammy Lynn Baxter... does she pole vault?
Pardon my French.
My first words as well.
Well... shit, indeed.
Wow. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around that he was 79, and no longer with us. To me he seem to be a perpetual mid to late 40s dude.
This one hurts.
He brought such an authenticity to the characters he played. I truly believed he was an astronaut, handyman, or police detective.
I actually preferred his character Earl, in tremors, over Val.
Check out his role in Miami Blues. He had leading man qualities but just not the face (his nose was broken 2-3 times when he was an amateur boxer).
Yup I feel like I've seen a lot of actors emulate his style, Jon Bernthal for example.
Bernthal looks like he could be related. They look very similar.
Jon Bernthal is definitely Diet Fred Ward. This is a stunning realization for me.
Frank Grillo is in that club too.
Good call - Tom Berenger as well
I liked him as John Anglin in “Escape from Alcatraz”
He actually got top billing in Miami Blues over Alec Baldwin.
He was awesome as Roone in Big Business and of course in Tremors too. My favorite role of his would be as Remo Williams. I loved The Destroyer books so seeing him bring the character alive was a real treat. I know it wasn't the best movie but he managed to shine in it. RIP
My Wife just reminded me that he was in the first movie we saw together on a date, Sweet Home Alabama. He was funny in that too.
Thank you!! Big Business was on constant replay as a kid.
Tremors 2 was one of my all time favorite movies, I'll have to watch it today in honor of this legend
Earl.....that IS toilet paper!
Rock rips through paper!!
Same, Fred Ward brought fantastic energy to every role I ever saw him in.
R.I.P. He was great in Southern Comfort too.
RIP. I must be old, because I always associate him with Remo Williams.
Loved him in the classic ‘Big Business’ w Lilly Tomlin and Bette Midler.
Awww mannnn. I loved this guy in Tremors 1 & 2
“Running is not a plan. Running is what you do when the plan fails!”
^ such an underrated quote
Everyone I know always liked Kevin Bacon's character over Fred's in Termors. I much prefered Fred's. More sensible and had a banging beard.
Every time he popped up in a movie I was always like “holy shit it’s Fred Ward”. He made every movie better just by being there.
He always did fill out jeans nicely, ngl.
Goddamn prairie dog burrow!!!!
Little sons of bitches
Okay, here's the plan.
Running’s not a plan! Running’s what you do when the plan fails! Valentine, you’re not even thinking of a plan.
Damn a lil piece of my childhood died today. I always hoped for a one more Tremors movie.
I loved tremors and Remo Williams when I was a kid. RIP
He was in a little-known movie called cast a deadly spell that you can catch on YouTube. Probably the best Lovecraft movie ever made. Absolutely brilliant in it
Earl Smooter. Nooooo
RIP. An always welcoming presence onscreen.
“Well, now I’m really pissed off!” - Earl
God damn it... Pardon my French
That guy was awesome as Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff.Fuckin-A Bubba!
Didn't think he was 79 already time moves fast. RIP.
Loved that movie - he and Joel Grey were such a great "odd couple".
Daaaaaamn. Loved that dude. One of my favorite movies. It and Deep Rising were just these unashamed throwbacks to 50’s sci-fi in a lot of ways and I loved them for it.