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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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Mechanic, The (1972)

This is the heart warming tale of an aging hit man who takes a young killer under his wing. Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent are both spotted with cans of Coors and JMV abbeers with beautiful Hamm’s and Miller High Life signs. We also spy the “Death Wish” star with a Lucky neon outside the bar.

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Candidate, The (1972)

Robert Redford has no chance of winning an election for U.S. Senator so he bucks the establishment along the way. Peter Boyle co-stars and they both abbeer with bottles and cans of Hamm’s.

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Panic in Year Zero! (1962)

Ray Milland heads for the hills with his family after a nuclear bomb destroys Los Angeles. There’s a Hamm’s neon sign and a 12 ounce Budweiser can at the diner. We also spot half quart cans of ‘The King of Beers’ including a scene with Frankie Avalon (I think).

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Easy Rider (1969)

Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper motorcycle across country in this classic hippie drama. There are nice outdoor signs include 2 different Budweisers, Hamms, Busch Bavarian, Schlitz and a football helmeted Jack Nicholson with a Pabst Blue Ribbon. We also spot Bud cans and a Miller High Life calendar in the redneck diner and fuzzy, out of focus Jax paper cups …

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Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)

Alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby plays an ambulance driver in this 70’s comedy. He goes BTM (beer to mouth) with bottles of Anchor Steam and abbeers with Hamm’s and Schlitz bar signs. There’s also a great revolving, illuminated oversized Coors can with some kind of psychedelic image on the back.

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Rose, The (1979)

Bette Midler plays a rock star struggling with the pressures of her career and personal life. Hamm’s shows up strong with bottles, a can and neon trifecta. There are also 2 different Schlitz signs, Schaefer and Michelob bottles, Budweiser cans and a Molson sign.

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Coyote Ugly (2000)

Piper Parabo gets a job at a New York City bar that features annoying hotties and plenty of Miller products. High Life, Lite, Genuine Draft, Red Dog and Ice House are all spotted. John Goodman is her protective father and abbeers with a bottle of Foster’s Lager. There’s also nice Hamm’s and Schaefer neon on the front window.

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Woman Under the Influence, A (1974)

Gena Rowlands was nominated for an Oscar for ‘Best Actress’ in this boozy drama. There are multiple scenes containing cans of Hamm’s including Peter Falk corrupting 3 small children with the brew from ‘The Land of Sky Blue Waters’. We also spot Pabst Blue Ribbon, Coors and Hamm’s neon.

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Kalifornia (1993)

Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis abbeer together in several of the many Lucky Lager scenes in this serial killer thriller. David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes are also spotted as are Pabst Blue Ribbon bottles, cans and neon. Hamm’s product’s include cans, bottles, neon and 2 different looks at the Hamm’s Bear.

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High Fidelity (2000)

This entertaining comedy/drama/romance/music gives us some good beer moments. Record store owner John Cusack goes BTM (beer to mouth) with a can of Hamm’s, Jack Black is spied with a Dos Equis and former ‘Cosby’ kid Lisa Bonet “Heads for the Mountains” with a bottle of Busch. Carlsberg, Heineken and Miller Lite also appear with Joan Cusack, Sara Gilbert and …

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La Bamba (1987)

Lou Diamond Phillips stars as doomed 50’s teen rocker Ritchie Valens in this bio-drama that features plenty of Miller High Life. Esai Morales co-stars with numerous bottles and a great flat top can. The boys abbeer together with bottles of Carta Blanca while in Tijuana. There’s also a Budweiser bow tie neon and coffee shop sign.

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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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Frailty (2001)

The late, great Bill Paxton (1955-2017) plays a murderous religious fanatic with a fondness for cans of Hamm’s in this crime drama.

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Mask (1985)

Eric Stoltz plays the facially deformed ‘Rocky Dennis’ in this gripping drama. Cher, Sam Elliot and Schlitz co-star with bottles, cans, cases, six packs and lit and unlit neon signs. There’s also Hamm’s and Miller Lite neon in the bar scene.

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Cocktail (1988)

Tom Cruise is a flashy bartender who woos Elisabeth Shue in Jamaica after a falling out with business partner Bryan Brown in New York. Miller High Life, Lite & MGD bottles, cans and signs are spotted. There’s also a lot of tropical Red Stripe scenes, a Lowenbrau neon and a sweet Hamm’s Bear decanter on the shelf w the liquor.

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Walken abbeer together under a Schlitz neon sign in this bio-crime drama. There’s also a Pabst Blue Ribbon neon and a partial Hamm’s sign.

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Indian Runner, The (1991)

Viggo Mortensen is a Viet Nam vet who has trouble adjusting to civilian life with his cop brother David Morse in this critically acclaimed drama. There is excellent bar signage to be seen. We spot 7 different Storz (Omaha, Nebraska’s finest) signs, 2 Hamm’s, 2 Miller High Life, an Old Milwaukee and 2 Schlitz, one of which is a beautiful …

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Scarecrow (1973)

Gene Hackman is a brawling ex-con who teams up with homeless ex-sailor Al Pacino to head east. There are excellent vintage Pabst Blue Ribbon items on display including bottles, cans, cases, tappers and both indoor and outdoor signage. There’s also Coors cans, a neon sign and a fuzzy Hamm’s tray.

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Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson are the title characters in this film based on the 70’s TV series. There are a couple nice Miller High Life signs and a few bottles with Vince Vaughn and Jason Bateman. Snoop Dogg plays ‘Huggy Bear’ and is spotted with a great Mickeys sign and we get a guy with a random Hamm’s half …

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Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

Burt Reynolds stars in this 70’s classic that sees him and Jerry Reed bootleggin’ a truck load of Coors. There are plenty of other brands on display including Budweiser, Schlitz & Schlitz Light and Michelob. We also spot a Hamm’s ball tap being used a gear shifter. Buford T. Justice, portrayed beautifully by the great Jackie Gleason, is spotted kicking …

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Mean Streets (1973)

Martin Scorsese directed this gritty New York drama starring Robert DeNiro and Harvey Keitel. There’s great Pabst Blue Ribbon lights, signs, cases and a tapper. We also get a pool table Budweiser, a dashboard Rheingold and stacked cases including Hamm’s. David Carradine appears under PBR sign and IMDB lists his character name as ‘Drunk’.

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Birds, The (1963)

Rod Taylor & Tippi Hedren flee flocks of ferocious fowl in front of an unlit Lucky Lager neon sign in this Alfred Hitchcock classic. The vintage beer placement continues with Schlitz and Hamm’s six packs, signs, and a tapper.

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Bucktown (1975)

Pam Grier can show up at my door with a six pack of Falstaff anytime. Former N.F.L. star Fred “The Hammer” Williamson co-stars and has to deal with red neck cops as he tries to re-open his late brothers night club. There’s plenty of Schlitz bottles and signage to go along with solid Budweiser and Hamm’s placement.

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Mr. Mom (1983)

Michael Keaton loses his job and becomes the title character while co-star Teri Garr returns to the workforce. In the poker table scene we spot Stroh’s, Miller Lite and a background can of Hamm’s. There’s also a supermarket six pack of High Life and Lowenbrau bottles at the park.

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Cincinnati Kid, The (1965)

Steve McQueen is an up and coming poker player trying to prove himself in a high stakes game. The opening credits give us an outdoor Schlitz sign. Colorful, vintage Hamm’s bottles are seen during the cock fighting scene and the lovely Ann-Margret is in frame with what I believe to be bottles of Burgermeister.

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Cujo (1983)

In this Stephen King thriller, a rabid St. Bernard named ‘Cujo’ terrorizes a small town. Ed Lauter (“Longest Yard”) and Mills Watson (“Up in Smoke”) are spotted with cans of Olympia, Hamm’s and Budweiser before being mauled by the title character.

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Pearl Harbor (2001)

December 7, 1941…A date which will live in infamy. We got our revenge. Vintage bottles of Hamm’s and Miller High Life are seen.

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Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

Clint Eastwood plays a hard nosed Marine at odds with his superiors, his wife and his platoon which he leads into action in Grenada. Lot’s of brands on display here including Budweiser, Beck’s, Schlitz and Schaefer to name a few plus we get Clint going BTM (beer to mouth) with a can of Tecate.

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Death Proof (2007)

Quentin Tarantino wrote, directed and appears in the thrilling adventures of ‘Stuntman Mike’, played by Kurt Russell, who uses his cars to terrorize hotties. There’s excellent neon on display here including Shiner Bock, Dos Equis, Hamm’s, Blatz, Schlitz, Tecate, Corona, Pabst a ‘Hot Chili Cold Bud’ and more.

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Convoy (1978)

C.W. McCall’s hit song of the same name is the basis for this late 70’s action drama. Kris Kristofferson leads Burt Young (Pauly from “Rocky”) and other truckers against evil sheriff played brilliantly by the late great Ernest Borgnine. Heavy Pabst Blue Ribbon placement including a great truck, cans and pool table light. Ali MacGraw appears with a crystal clear …

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Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)

This outstanding post features Ellen Burstyn with 3 different Olympia signs in bar scene and Hamm’s and Burgie six pack ads at the liquor store. Kris Kristofferson and Harvey Keitel both appear with beer in hand and we get a nice blue Oly truck. This film led to TV series “Alice” that starred Vic Tayback who is also in this …

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Seems Like Old Times (1980)

Wrongfully accused bank robber Chevy Chase seeks help from his ex-wife Goldie Hawn in this romantic comedy. We get the former ‘Laugh-In’ beauty with an outstanding Olympia six pack and the former Saturday Night Live funny man appears with some cans of Hamm’s.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Sean Penn, and his Colt 45 t-shirt, gives a memorable performance as ‘Spicoli’ in this classic 80’s teen comedy. He also drains a Hamm’s in Jefferson’s car and pulls bongs in his bedroom with background Lone Star bottles. Thankfully for Judge Reinhold there wasn’t a beer in frame during his ‘Phoebe Cates’ fantasy scene.

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Stripes (1981)

“Lighten up Frances”. Bill Murray and Harold Ramis star as the Army’s newest and oldest recruits. There’s plenty of clear Schlitz sightings and we get Pabst and Hamm’s neon. ‘Dewey Oxburger’ remains one of my favorite characters in cinema history.

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Call Northside 777 (1948)

Late 1940’s Chicago is the backdrop for this James Stewart drama that features some outstanding indoor and outdoor signs. Schlitz, Kingsbury, Hamm’s, Ruppert and Budweiser are all represented. We’re also treated to a great Fox DeLuxe neon and cash register bar back. If that wasn’t enough, we’re graced with appearances from the ultra rare Nectar Beer on three different signs. …

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Misfits, The (1961)

This is an excellent, five star addition to ‘Beers on Film’. There’s major star power and absolutely fantastic beer sightings. Clark Gable appears with a Hamm’s neon and Eli Wallach is spied under a beautiful and rare Regal Select neon. Not to be outdone, Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift are spotted in a huge pile of vintage cans including Coors, …

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Out on a Limb (1992)

John C. Reilly has a couple nice moments with Bud neon and Hamm’s….I believe that’s a crushed Hamm’s Light with Matthew Broderick.