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« Reply #450 on: May 08, 2021, 11:53:51 AM »
Actress Tawny Kitaen was found dead at her home in Newport Beach yesterday afternoon (Friday).  Cause of death unknown. She had appeared in "Bachelor Party" (1984), "Witchboard" (1986), "Three of Hearts" (1993), was a regular on the syndicated sitcom "The New WKRP in Cincinnati" (1991-93) and had appeared in the two 80s Whitesnake rock music videos "Here I Go Again" and "Is it Love" (1987).  This is a picture of us taken at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2017.

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« Reply #451 on: May 08, 2021, 02:01:50 PM »
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Actress Tawny Kitaen was found dead at her home in Newport Beach yesterday afternoon (Friday).  Cause of death unknown. She had appeared in "Bachelor Party" (1984), "Witchboard" (1986), "Three of Hearts" (1993), was a regular on the syndicated sitcom "The New WKRP in Cincinnati" (1991-93) and had appeared in the two 80s Whitesnake rock music videos "Here I Go Again" and "Is it Love" (1987).  This is a picture of us taken at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2017.

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Other trivia:
* she was married to MLB player Chuck Finley (this I knew as a life-long Cleveland Indians fan), though they divorced when Finley filed domestic assault charges against her
* she was born in San Diego
* she had an affair w/OJ Simpson while he was still married
* she's also on the album covers for Ratt's debut self-titled album as well as their "Out of the Cellar" album (she was dating the Ratt guitarist at the time)
* she guest-starred in the "Seinfeld" episode 'The Nose Job,' playing Jerry's beautiful but dim actress girlfriend

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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #452 on: May 18, 2021, 12:14:03 PM »
RIP actor Charles Grodin: co-star of one of the best 1980's movies MIDNIGHT RUN, as well as (IMO) the funniest Muppet film THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER (which is almost as loaded with quality jokes as "The Simpsons" monorail episode).  He was also in stuff like THE HEARTBREAK KID, HEAVEN CAN WAIT, the family film BEETHOVEN, and a myriad of others.  His deadpan humor was definitely my jam, and the way he brought out De Niro's humor in MIDNIGHT RUN is outstanding: the chemistry of those two makes MIDNIGHT RUN the CASABLANCA of buddy comedies!
Grodin died of bone marrow cancer


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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #453 on: May 18, 2021, 01:00:24 PM »
Oh jeez, I just watched the Dino De Laurentiis version of “King Kong” (1976) on Blu-ray last week.
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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #454 on: May 18, 2021, 01:22:46 PM »
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RIP actor Charles Grodin: co-star of one of the best 1980's movies MIDNIGHT RUN, as well as (IMO) the funniest Muppet film THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER (which is almost as loaded with quality jokes as "The Simpsons" monorail episode).  He was also in stuff like THE HEARTBREAK KID, HEAVEN CAN WAIT, the family film BEETHOVEN, and a myriad of others.  His deadpan humor was definitely my jam, and the way he brought out De Niro's humor in MIDNIGHT RUN is outstanding: the chemistry of those two makes MIDNIGHT RUN the CASABLANCA of buddy comedies!
Grodin died of bone marrow cancer
I saw Midnight Run in the theater (I'm an old lady).  LOVED IT!!!  Whenever I see it on network tv, I watch it, and lately they've been running it on cable.

RIP Charles Grodin!!! 
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Re: In Memoriam
« Reply #455 on: May 18, 2021, 02:15:54 PM »
The original "Heartbreak Kid" is one of the funniest movies ever made. The scene between Grodin and Eddie Albert when he tells him he's married is pure gold.

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« Reply #456 on: May 18, 2021, 05:26:58 PM »
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I saw Midnight Run in the theater (I'm an old lady).  LOVED IT!!!  Whenever I see it on network tv, I watch it, and lately they've been running it on cable.

RIP Charles Grodin!!!
That film is such a legit _great_ film: director Marin Brest went from BEVERLY HILLS COP in the early 80's to MIDNIGHT RUN in the late 80's and those two films are genre-defining R-rated action films.  And what makes both of them damned-near perfect is the casting top-to-bottom from the stars to the co-stars.  With MIDNIGHT RUN the chemistry between bounty hunter De Niro and his criminal Grodin (an accountant who embezzled money from the mob & donated a lot of it to charity while slipping bail after getting caught) is so freaking solid!  Not only do you have those to juggernauts, but the film also starred:
* Yaphet Koto (from ALIEN) as an FBI agent trying to bring Grodin's character in on Federal charges
* John Ashton (Taggert, the older cop from BEVERLY HILLS COP) as a rival bounty hunter
* Dennis Farina (from GET SHORTY, MANHUNTER, and a slew of other cop/mob movies) as the Chicago mob boss out to assassinate Grodin
* Joey Pantoliano (Cypher from THE MATRIX, Ralph from "The Sopranos" among a TON of amazing roles) as the bail bondsman who hires De Niro

It's almost a murderer's row of incredible character actors!  MIDNIGHT RUN is a film that if I see it playing somewhere (especially on cable, where the R-rated buddy comedy/action film doesn't lose its edge) I will absolutely drop what I'm doing and watch it the rest of the way, regardless of where the film is!

Sorry; I too saw MIDNIGHT RUN in theaters back when I was in middle school and I've always loved that film that brings the action set-pieces, comedy, and legit drama (for ex, De Niro coming to terms with his ex-wife and teenage daughter whom he left).  Such a great film: the type of film they don't make so much anymore

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« Reply #457 on: May 20, 2021, 06:41:48 PM »
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« Reply #458 on: May 28, 2021, 06:25:34 PM »
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« Reply #459 on: June 07, 2021, 08:02:30 AM »
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RIP actor Charles Grodin: co-star of one of the best 1980's movies MIDNIGHT RUN, as well as (IMO) the funniest Muppet film THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER (which is almost as loaded with quality jokes as "The Simpsons" monorail episode).  He was also in stuff like THE HEARTBREAK KID, HEAVEN CAN WAIT, the family film BEETHOVEN, and a myriad of others.  His deadpan humor was definitely my jam, and the way he brought out De Niro's humor in MIDNIGHT RUN is outstanding: the chemistry of those two makes MIDNIGHT RUN the CASABLANCA of buddy comedies!
Grodin died of bone marrow cancer

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« Reply #460 on: June 07, 2021, 08:05:24 AM »
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That film is such a legit _great_ film: director Marin Brest went from BEVERLY HILLS COP in the early 80's to MIDNIGHT RUN in the late 80's and those two films are genre-defining R-rated action films.  And what makes both of them damned-near perfect is the casting top-to-bottom from the stars to the co-stars.  With MIDNIGHT RUN the chemistry between bounty hunter De Niro and his criminal Grodin (an accountant who embezzled money from the mob & donated a lot of it to charity while slipping bail after getting caught) is so freaking solid!  Not only do you have those to juggernauts, but the film also starred:
* Yaphet Koto (from ALIEN) as an FBI agent trying to bring Grodin's character in on Federal charges
* John Ashton (Taggert, the older cop from BEVERLY HILLS COP) as a rival bounty hunter
* Dennis Farina (from GET SHORTY, MANHUNTER, and a slew of other cop/mob movies) as the Chicago mob boss out to assassinate Grodin
* Joey Pantoliano (Cypher from THE MATRIX, Ralph from "The Sopranos" among a TON of amazing roles) as the bail bondsman who hires De Niro

It's almost a murderer's row of incredible character actors!  MIDNIGHT RUN is a film that if I see it playing somewhere (especially on cable, where the R-rated buddy comedy/action film doesn't lose its edge) I will absolutely drop what I'm doing and watch it the rest of the way, regardless of where the film is!

Sorry; I too saw MIDNIGHT RUN in theaters back when I was in middle school and I've always loved that film that brings the action set-pieces, comedy, and legit drama (for ex, De Niro coming to terms with his ex-wife and teenage daughter whom he left).  Such a great film: the type of film they don't make so much anymore

and a great Danny Elfman soundtrack too
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« Reply #461 on: June 08, 2021, 09:36:19 AM »
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and a great Danny Elfman soundtrack too
YES!  It really is a wonderful score: kinda atypical of what most people think of Danny Elfman style with the bluesy guitar & horns!

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« Reply #462 on: June 19, 2021, 11:44:57 PM »
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« Reply #463 on: June 21, 2021, 05:30:27 PM »
Joanne Linville.

She played a Romulan commander in “Star Trek" (TOS)

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