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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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Way Way Back, The (2013)

Steve Carell stars in this summertime ‘dramody’ that features many Pabst Blue Ribbon and Schlitz scenes. Maya Rudolph and Rob Corddry both abbeer with half quart cans of PBR. There are also bottles and a six pack of ‘The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous’. “The Office” star is also spotted with what I believe is a fake brand.

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Blood Simple (1984)

This thrilling crime drama features 13 different brews and the film debut of Frances McDormand. Beers include a giant Heineken bottle, cases of Budweiser, Michelob, Miller High Life & Lite, and bottles of Pearl, Warsteiner and Lowenbrau.

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Neighbors (2014)

Seth Rogen are Rose Byrne are a quiet couple with a baby and Zac Efron is the hard partying frat boy neighbor. There is all sorts of Pabst Blue Ribbon stuff including bottles, 2 sizes of cans, cases, pint glasses and a trucker hat. Old Milwaukee cans and cases are spotted and there’s also a Colt 45 forty oz..

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Pineapple Express (2008)

Stoner Seth Rogen watches Ed Begley Jr. drain a can of Newcastle Brown Ale in this action comedy. Rosie Perez and Gary Cole are spotted with cans of Old Milwaukee.

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Blown Away (1994)

Jeff Bridges and his father Lloyd star in this Boston Bomb Squad adventure that features Guinness bottles, signs and a t-shirt. Tommy Lee Jones plays the escaped bomber and abbeers between Stroh’s Light and Pabst Blue Ribbon neons. There’s also plenty of Budweiser and a nice array of neon signs including Harp, Old Milwaukee, Bud Light and a ‘Say Bull’ …

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Best of Times, The (1986)

Kurt Russell & Robin Williams try to redeem themselves decades after a devastating high school football loss. The boys abbeer together with cans of Stroh’s and bottles of Coors. Character actor M. Emmet Walsh is spotted with Schlitz Light, Stroh’s Light and Old Milwaukee cans. There’s also a Heineken sign, a Budweiser pool table light and Stroh’s tapper and neon.

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Something Wild (1986)

Melanie Griffith ‘kidnaps’ Jeff Daniels for the weekend and everything’s fine until they run into her ex, Ray Liotta. There is lots to see here including a great Michelob Classic Dark truck and Lowenbrau bottles and neon. The liquor store cooler gives us a peek at cans of Black Label, Miller High Life & Lite, Schlitz & Schlitz Malt Liquor …

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Forrest Gump (1993)

This comedic drama won 6 Oscars including ‘Best Picture’ and a ‘Best Actor’ for Tom Hanks. There’s a bunch of Budweiser spotted in the Viet Nam scenes and cases of Falstaff as well. When they get back to the city we see Forrest and Lt. Dan crossing the street with background Stroh’s, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz neons. In the bar …

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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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Ladies Man, The (2000)

Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Tim Meadows brings his amorous character to the big screen. There’s a lot to see here including Comiskey Park score board Miller ads. We also spot Old Milwaukee cans & neon and Pabst Blue Ribbon tappers, sconces and neon. There’s also Magnum, Red Dog and nice vintage Meister Brau sign. Billy Dee Williams appears in …

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Foxes (1980)

Jodie Foster and Cherie Currie (lead vocalist for girl group ‘The Runaways’) are teens confronted with the realities of drinking, drugs and sex in late 70’s Los Angeles. Randy Quaid co-stars and is seen with Pabst Blue Ribbon & Olympia cans while Sally Kellerman appears with a Budweiser. There’s also Coors & Old Milwaukee signs and a guitar solo Heineken.

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Risky Business (1983)

Suburban Chicago is the backdrop as Rebecca De Mornay turns Tom Cruise’s parents house into a bordello. Curtis Armstrong (Booger from ‘Revenge of the Nerds’), Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers) and Joe Pantoliano (‘Guido the Killer Pimp’) round out the cast and appear with cans of Schlitz and Old Milwaukee. There’s also a great beer can collection on bedroom shelf that …

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Bachelor Party (1984)

I saw this classic comedy at the Golf Mill Theater in Niles, IL in high school ’84…I think we snuck in bottles of Stroh’s. Anyhoo, Tom Hanks and former ‘T.J. Hooker’ star Adrian Zmed appear alongside plenty of Old Milwaukee and Schlitz cans. There’s also a Bud neon. Sexy 80’s vixen Tawny Kitaen is also spotted with a brew in …

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American Beer (1996)

There are plenty of good sightings in this tale of four Canadians who road trip to the States. Old Milwaukee, Coors, Budweiser, Olympia and Busch cans are all spotted. There’s also a couple of Heineken appearances and finally we spy Rainier, Miller Genuine Draft and Bud Light pool table lights.

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Stand Up Guys (2012)

Al Pacino and Christopher Walken co-star as aging crooks who get the old gang back together in this crime comedy. There’s a bevy of cool bar room signs including Old Milwaukee, Miller and Pabst. We also get a beautiful Budweiser Clydesdale sign. If that wasn’t enough, legend Billy Dee Williams appears in a painting pitching his trademark Colt 45.

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Cannonball Run, The (1981)

There’s an excellent ensemble cast in this zany cross country road race. We get Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise flying under the influence and former Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw and stuttering country crooner Mel Tillis driving with open containers. Finally, we spot legendary ‘Rat Packer’ Dean Martin in a head lock with a background Old Milwaukee sign.

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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

This is the story of the rise of Los Angeles gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A.. Old Milwaukee cans and St Ides 40’s are spotted throughout. O’Shea Jackson Jr. nails the portrayal of his father Ice Cube and Paul Giamatti is convincing as the sleazy promoter.

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Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

Adams College is the setting as Louis, Gilbert, Booger, Poindexter and company get even with bullying fraternity jocks. There are some excellent brands sighted including Dutch Treat, Kingsbury, Meister Brau and Brown Derby.

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American Buffalo (1996)

In this tale of a rare coin in a junk store, we are treated to two different Miller High Life six packs…bottles and half quart cans. Dennis Franz also appears with MGD and Lite. The gem though is the tricky red Old Milwaukee rubber mat with Dustin Hoffman.