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Rabbit, Run (1970)

James Caan ditches his wife and family looking for greener pastures but soon finds other problems in this drama. We get some rare looks at the Reading, PA beer ‘Sunshine’. There’s background bottles, a nice lighted sign and a building (brewery?) with huge painted wall.

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Godfather, The (1972)

Mario Puzo wrote and Francis Ford Coppola directed this mafia classic that won 3 Oscars including Best Picture & Actor (Marlon Brando). James Caan delivers a garbage can beat down in front of a beautiful yellow Rheingold truck and Al Pacino is spotted with a nice background bottle of the New York brew.

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Cinderella Liberty (1973)

James Caan plays a lonely Navy sailor on liberty who falls for a hooker and becomes a father figure to her son. Beers of the Pacific Northwest are well displayed and include multiple Blitz Weinhard bottles and cans. There’s also Olympia, Blitz and a super rare Brew 66 neon sign. Thanks to BCCA member and beer legend Dave Unwin for …

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Brian’s Song (1971)

James Caan stars as doomed Chicago Bear Brian Piccolo in this manly tear jerker. Billy Dee Williams co-stars as teammate and bestie Gale Sayers. The Brown Derby cans in the hospital are outstanding. Bernie Casey and his epic afro are also sighted.