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Fly, The (1986)

Wacky scientist Jeff Goldblum accidentally swaps DNA with a winged insect and mayhem ensues. There’s great barroom signage including Stroh’s, Molson Export, Budweiser, Miller and a possible Tuborg Gold. We also get a couple looks at a bottle of Labatts 50 Ale…one with a broken forearm from arm wrestling match.

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Grifters, The (1990)

John Cusack is a small time conman in this drama that features generous Miller placement. High Life, Lite and Genuine Draft are all spotted. A white wigged Angelica Huston and young sailor Jeremy Piven also abbeer.

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Shakes the Clown (1991)

The Boston Globe calls it ‘The Citizen Kane of alcoholic clown movies’. Bobcat Goldthwait plays the title character and is captured with bottles of Baderbrau and various bar signs including Dos Equis. Fellow clown Adam Sandler abbeers with great neon. Florence Henderson, Julie Brown and ‘Trump fan’ Kathy Griffin all have beer cameos. We also observe 2 Budweiser, Dinkel Acker …

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Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Quentin Tarantino makes his directorial debut with this crime thriller that features Tim Roth and Randy Brooks with a Budweiser bow tie neon at the diner.

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On Any Sunday (1971)

Legendary film maker Bruce Brown directed this documentary about motorcycle racing which features Steve McQueen enjoying a post race can of Coors.

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Fools’ Parade (1971)

Great cast and great vintage Pabst Blue Ribbon items on display in this dramatic comedy set in the 1930’s. James Stewart, Strother Martin and a young Kurt Russell all abbeer (barely) with a table top quart bottle of PBR. George Kennedy is spotted with a nice neon and 2 other wall signs. We also get a few partial looks at …

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Fire Down Below (1957)

Robert Mitchum and Jack Lemmon battle for the affections of the lovely Rita Hayworth in this dramatic adventure. The boys abbeer with bottles of Carlsberg in the bar and while trapped in damaged ship. We also spot flat top cans of Schlitz, Pabst Blue Ribbon and gold Budweisers.

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Best in Show (2000)

Former ‘SCTV’ castmates Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara couple up as Terrier enthusiasts in this dog show comedy. They, and Winky, are spotted with bottles of Miller High Life, Lite and Genuine Draft.

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Dark Knight, The (2008)

Heath Ledger delivered a memorable performance as The Joker in this adventure that features a Budweiser Select neon sign and bottles of Bud. I’m not sure of those green bottles.

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Bobby Deerfield (1977)

Al Pacino plays an American race car driver who falls in love with a dying woman while racing in Europe. The lone brew sighting in this dramatic romance is a background Walliser Bier sign in the bar.

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Rocky Balboa (2006)

Sylvester Stallone is back, again, in the role that made him famous. The punchy pugilist bellies up to the bar with a well displayed bottle of Rolling Rock. There are also Budweiser and Coors Light signs and a cooler with bottles including Heineken.

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Bus Stop (1956)

Marilyn Monroe stars as a saloon singer who’s hounded by cowboy Don Murray in this romantic comedy. Neither appear with a brew but we do spot a background, partial Schlitz billboard which would be a beauty if shown in its entirety.

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Night and the City (1950)

London is the back drop for this story of a grifter who tries to be a big time wrestling promoter. At Piccadilly Circus we spot a ‘Guinness is Good For You’ sign. We also see what I believe to be a Mann’s Brown Ale sign on the side of a double decker bus.

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Pocket Money (1972)

Paul Newman’s a cowboy who gets caught up in a shady Mexican cattle deal. Nicely displayed cans of Olympia are seen early. While south of the border, we spot an old school Corona bottle, cases of Carta Blanca and Lee Marvin with a bottle of the aforementioned cerveza. The boys abbeer together with a cattle car case of Tecate. Wayne …

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Blacula (1972)

Vonetta McGee drains a can of Coors in a darkroom for the lone beer sighing in this classic 70’s ‘Blaxploitation’ film.

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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Matt Dillon and his crew of junkies, including Heather Graham, rob pharmacies to get their fix. Bottles of Miller High Life are the brew of choice in this destructive drama.

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Stakeout (1987)

Richard Dreyfuss and Emelio Estevez star but don’t abbeer in any of the Budweiser and Bud Light scenes in this action comedy. There’s also a Coors pool table light.

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Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Paul Newman plays boxer Rocky Graziano in this bio-pic that captured 2 Oscars. There are great stacks of Schlitz, Hamm’s, Budweiser, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Goetz Pale cases. There’s also a row of neon signs that include Rheingold, Ruppert Knickerbocker, Schaefer and a partial Bud.

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Wanderers, The (1979)

Ken Wahl (tv’s ‘Wiseguy’) and Dolph Sweet ( tv’s ‘Gimme a Break’) star in this early 60’s New York neighborhood gang drama. There’s a great Schaefer neon and bottle and a subtle Miller High Life neon.

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Shaft (2000)

Samuel L. Jackson takes on the role that Richard Roundtree made famous in the 70’s. There are bottles of Heineken and NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor abbeers with a background case. Christian Bale is spotted with a San Miguel neon and unknown bottles.

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Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation (2008)

Harland Williams, who was great in “There’s Something About Mary”, stars in this ill advised sequel to the 1984 Tom Hanks classic. We spot bottles of Miller Lite, Coors Light, Budweiser and Greg Pitt with a Grandville. There’s also a great Bud Light bowling pin neon with Danny Jacobs.

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Sniper (1993)

Billy Zane is a sharp shooter on a mission to take out a rebel leader in the jungles of Cenrtal America. We spot cases and outdoor signs for the local Panama brews Balboa and Atlas.

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Super Fly (1972)

Ron O’Neal plays a New York cocaine dealer lookin’ to make a big score before retiring. We spot Ballentine, Schaefer and Miller neon signs and cans of Budweiser and High Life.

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Harper (1966)

Paul Newman is a private eye hired to find a kidnapped husband in this action drama. He abbeers with Shelley Winters and a bottle of Lowenbrau and with Robert Wagner and a fake brand. There are also alley cases of Budweiser and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

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Christine (1983)

Keith Gordon, who played Rodney Danngerfield’s son in “Back to School”, is a nerd who buys a possessed car in this adaptation of the Stephen King novel. He and John Stockwell abbeer with cans of the fake brand Southern Cross.

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Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)

Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden and Kim Hunter all captured Oscars for their performances in this New Orleans drama based on the screen play by Tennessee Williams. Marlon Brando delivers a memorable performance as ‘Stanley Kowalski’ and abbeers in many scenes with the fake brand Sweney’s.

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Dom Hemingway (2013)

A mutton chopped Jude Law abbeers with an array of tappers including Foster’s and also an unknown yellow labeled bottle in this criminal comedy.

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Undercover Brother (2002)

This Eddie Griffin action comedy features bottles of Miller Genuine Draft and also a billboard en Espanol. I’m not sure of the brand they’re drinking on the couch.

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Private Navy of Sgt. O’Farrell, The (1968)

The Pabst Blue Ribbon sightings are glorious in this World War II comedy. Bob Hope lifts troop morale by procuring cans of PBR that were entombed in a ship sunk by a Japanese submarine. Other stars with brew include funny woman Phyllis Diller, Dick Sargent (the 2nd Darren on ‘Bewitched’), William Christopher (Fr. Mulcahy from M*A*S*H), Japanese character actor Mako …

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Verdict, The (1982)

Paul Newman plays a lawyer who takes on a medical malpractice case in this griping drama that was nominated for 5 Oscars. He abbeers with Schaefer and Miller High Life neon signs and bottles and cans of Budweiser. Jack Warden is also spotted with brew.

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Drive, He Said (1971)

Jack Nicholson directed this comedy/drama that features the googly eyed Karen Black with fuzzy background supermarket six packs of Miller High Life cans and Old English bottles.

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Homer and Eddie (1989)

Whoopi Goldberg and Jim Belushi team up for this forgettable comedy that features some good Miller signage. We also get a cooler shot with bottles of MGD and Lite with Anne Ramsey who you may remember from “Throw Mama From the Train”.

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Last House on the Left (1972)

David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Jeramie Rain kidnap and brutally attack two tenny boppers who are in town buying weed for a concert. There are plenty of cans of the New York brew Rheingold to be seen.

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Night Moves (1975)

Gene Hackman plays a private detective who stumbles upon a murder in this thriller that features a Miller High Life can and plastic cups.

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Guru, The (2002)

Bollywood lover Jimi Mistry joins buddies Emil Marwa and Ajay Naidu in New York in this comedy that features stacks of Budweiser cases, numerous bottle scenes and a great look at a 40 ounce.

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Wildcats (1986)

It’s all about the signs in this comedy that finds Goldie Hawn coaching an inner city high school football team. At the restaurant we spot 3 Mexican neons Cerveza Lite, Cerveza Coors and Cerveza Bud. In the bar there’s a Coors pool table light.

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Renegades (1989)

Kiefer Sutherland is an undercover cop who allies himself with a Native American and abbeers with a Coors neon. There’s also a shiny green can of Genesee Cream Ale and an unknown mystery bottle on the table.

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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Eddie Murphy doesn’t appear with a brew in this sequel to the 1984 hit but we do spy “Mad About You” star Paul Reiser with a couple bottles of Budweiser.

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Gimme Shelter (1970)

This documentary chronicles the Rolling Stones free concert at the Altamont Speedway in California in Dec 6, 1969. The Hells Angels are spotted with numerous cans of Hamm’s and a can of Buckhorn with Grace Slick in background. The Jefferson Airplane songstress is also seen onstage (her back anyway) with a can of Budweiser and Michael Lang who was the …

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October Sky (1999)

Chris Cooper goes BTM (beer to mouth) with a beautifully displayed bottle of Stroh’s in this bio-drama about Homer Hickam, a coal miner’s son who takes up rocketry.

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Kicking & Screaming (2005)

This soccer comedy earns a ‘yellow card’ for weak script, performances and beer placement. Will Ferrell and Robert DuVall abbeer with backyard barbeque Amstels(?). There’s also a Miller High Life neon and side views of a Foster’s bottle.

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Forces of Nature (1999)

Stars Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck have minimal beer scenes including a background Miller Lite neon in this romantic comedy. Richard Schiff abbeers with a Miller Genuine Draft and we also spot bottles of Foster’s and a possible Lowenbrau.

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Murphy’s Romance (1985)

Sally Field and James Garner share cans of Miller Lite in this romantic comedy. A young Corey Haim is spotted under a hat and a Coors Light neon. There’s also Miller High Life cans and cases and Budweiser bow tie neon and foil sign.

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Run All Night (2015)

Liam Neeson is a mobster whose loyalties are tested in this action drama. He abbeers at a New York Rangers game with a Zamboni adorned in Bud Light logos. There’s also Budweiser, Natural Light, Miller Lite and Pabst Blue Ribbon neon. We also spot a Stella Artois chalk board and a case of Miller 64.

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Something to Talk About (1995)

The wide smiled Julia Roberts abbeers with a bottle of Budweiser and Kyra Sedgwick in this forgettable romantic comedy. The King of Beers is also spotted in a background bar scene.

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Big Town, The (1987)

This dice shootin’ drama stars Matt Dillon and Tommy Lee Jones and features some excellent vintage signage. Bar wall signs include 2 Carling Black Label, a nice Miller High Life bottle in a bucket and an outstanding Iroquois cash register sign. There is also top notch neon with Meister Brau, Grain Belt and a partial Ballentine Ale. Old Style neon …

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Let’s Be Cops (2014)

Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr.pose as police officers with a taste for Budweiser in this wannabe cop comedy. The King of Beers is seen in 12 and 40 oz. bottles and 24 oz. cans. There’s also a Michelob Dry neon.

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Hard Rain (1998)

Morgan Freeman bellies up to the bar with a bottle of Miller Genuine Draft in this armored car heist thriller. We also spot the neck of a Miller Lite as well.

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Bounce (2000)

Ben Affleck abbeers with a guy who’s enjoying a bottle of Tecate for the lone brew sighting in this airplane ticket switching drama.

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They Live By Night (1948)

Farley Granger and Howard DaSilva are escaped convicts on the run in this crime drama. We get a couple good looks at a rare can of the Los Angeles brew, Acme. Thanks to BCCA legends Rawley Douglas and Don Hardy for spotting this gem.

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Starman (1984)

Jeff Bridges comes from outer space to fall in love with Karen Allen and abbeer with Michelob Light, Miller High Life and Lite neon signs. Charles Martin Smith, who I’ll always love as ‘Toad’ in “American Grafitti”, is spotted enjoying a can of Old Milwaukee. There’s also a cooler scene containing Budweiser and Busch cans and we get a partial …

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Do the Right Thing (1989)

Spike Lee wrote and directed this racially charged Brooklyn dramatic comedy. He and Danny Aiello abbeer with Miller Genuine Draft, Lite and Colt 45 neons. Ossie Davis has a few beer scenes including a rare sighting of green cans of Ballentine Ale.