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Dead Presidents (1995)

Larenz Tate is a Viet Nam vet who resorts to crime to support his family. He, Keith David and Chris Tucker are spotted under a pool room Schaefer sign. While in ‘Nam the boys enjoy bottles of ’33’ and local women. Freddy Rodriguez appears in one of the several scenes involving cases of Budweiser. There are also subtle Ballentine and …

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May 31 Happy Beer-thday Clint Eastwood

See Clint Eastwood’s beer scenes from 22 different films including “The Eiger Sanction”, “Play Misty For Me”, “Every Which Way But Loose”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, “Pink Cadillac”, “The Enforcer”, “Blood Work”, “Trouble w the Curve”, “Space Cowboys”, “Bronco Billy”, “Coogan’s Bluff”, and “Thunderbolt & Lightfoot” to name a few.

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Earthquake (1974)

There’s some great stuff in this 70’s ensemble cast disaster film. George Kennedy, Richard Roundtree and Walter Matthau are spotted with excellent bar room signage that includes Eastside Old Tap, Hamm’s, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Budweiser, Miller and Ballentine Ale. Former child evangelist Marjoe Gortner abbeers with a background Country Club Malt Liquor sign and a Coors neon.

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42 (2013)

Chadwick Boseman stars as the legendary, color barrier breaking, Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson. There is excellent stadium signage on display at Ebbets Field with left field Ballentine, right field Schaefer and foul line Budweiser. We also get Hudepohl in RF and an epic Heirloom sign in LF of Cincinnati’s Crosley Field.

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Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight, The (1971)

This Mafia comedy includes a young Robert DeNiro who appears with Ballentine and Miller neon signs. Herve Villechaize, who you may remember as “Tatoo” from ‘Fantasy Island’, is seen living the High Life and there are cans of Schaefer at the table with thugs.

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Midnight Cowboy (1969)

This gritty Dustin Hoffman Jon Voight drama captured 3 Oscars including Best Picture. There’s a great Lone Star truck in the opening credits and plenty of bottles to be seen including Budweiser, Knickerbocker and a rare appearance by Stegmaier. We also spot a can of Ballentine as Ratso loads up with food.

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Taxi Driver (1976)

Robert DeNiro plays Travis Bickle, an unstable Viet Nam vet whose decent into madness is fueled in part by Budweiser and Schaefer. There are cans of both brews and several liquor store neon signs including New York favorite Ballentine.

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Woodstock (1970)

‘3 Days of Peace & Music’ with a few beer sightings sprinkled in. In the opening scene we see a local old timer with Schaefer and Schlitz background neons. We also see a hippie drinking a can of Schaefer and Country Joe McDonald sharing the stage with a can of Ballentine. There are some other cans I can’t ID including …

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Wrong Man, The (1956)

Alfred Hitchcock directed Henry Fonda in this true story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal. There’s great vintage supermarket signage on display including Ballentine, Rheingold, Budweiser and Schaefer neons. We also spy a couple rare Krueger signs. Thanks to BCCA member and beer legend Steve Adydan for another superb contribution.

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Saturday Night Fever (1977)

This disco dancing blockbuster starring John Travolta, and the Bee Gee’s soundtrack, was larger than life back in ’77. Ballentine and Schaefer cans appear in multiple scenes and we get a great Rheingold neon sign. You’ll be thrilled to know I saw this in the theater when I was 9 with my hockey buddy who conned his sweet but gullible …

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Lilith (1964)

Warren Beatty plays a Korean War vet who returns home to Maryland and finds work at a sanitarium for the wealthy. The well displayed, upside down Ballentine flat top cans are outstanding.

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton play an aging, boozy couple who use Sandy Dennis and George Segal to torment each other. There’s some excellent vintage signage on display here. Narragansett, Krueger, Lowenbrau and Heineken bar signs are all spotted as is an outdoor Ballentine . We also get a great Piel’s neon and a sunburst style wall sign.

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Coogan’s Bluff (1968)

‘Beers on Film’ Hall of Famer Clint Eastwood does it again with another excellent post. This time he’s an Arizona lawman who heads to New York to escort a fugitive. There’s some beautiful Ballentine and Piels neon on display and we get what I believe are 2 types of Burgermeister cans displayed behind the bar.

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French Connection, The (1971)

Gene Hackman picked up an Oscar for Best Actor and partner Roy Scheider was nominated for Best Supporting as they break up an international heroin ring in this drama that also won Best Picture. The duo is spotted enjoying cans of New York favorite Rheingold. There’s also signage including a great Schaefer, two nice Ballentine’s and a Miller High Life …

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Bronx Tale, A (1993)

Straight laced bus driver Robert DeNiro is worried local gangster Chazz Palminteri is influencing his son Lillo Brancato. There is excellent vintage neon in this 60’s drama including Ballentine, Schaefer, Rheingold and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Budweiser is featured in the biker bar room brawl scene. “Now you’s can’t leave”.

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St. Vincent (2014)

Bill Murray stars alongside some good background signage. We get some rarities including a Pabst Extra Light, Amstel and a nice Ballentine in this dramatic comedy.

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Super Fly (1972)

Ron O’Neal plays a cocaine dealer trying to do one more big deal before getting out of business with some well displayed cans of Budweiser and Miller High Life. We also get some fuzzy, vintage Schaefer and Ballentine neon sighs.