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Medium Cool (1969)

A reported gets personally involved in the chaos surrounding the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. We spot a hippie with a can of Miller High Life, black militants with a sixer of Budweiser and an outdoor Old Style sign.

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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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Primal Fear (1996)

Richard Gere unravels the story behind an altar boy accused of killing a priest in this crime drama. He’s spotted with bottles of Negra Modelo & Bud Light and an outdoor Old Style sign. ‘Fargo’ star Frances McDormand abbeers and ‘Frasier’ star John Mahoney is seen with foreground bottles of the Chinese brew Tsingtao.

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Monkey Hu$tle, The (1976)

A new highway threatens a Chicago neighborhood and it’s up to Yaphet Kotto and the well dressed Rudy Ray Moore to save the day. They both abbeer with a nicely displayed can of Old Style.

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Fugitive, The (1993)

Harrison Ford chugs a bottle of Budweiser while pursuing the one armed man who framed him for his wifes murder. He also abbeers with a Miller neon and outdoor Special Export and Old Style signs.

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Nothing in Common (1986)

Tom Hanks puts his successful advertising career on hold to reunite and share a bottle of Budweiser with his ailing father Jackie Gleason. We spot Miller High Life and Bud Light tappers, bottles of Old Style, Guinness and Miller Lite, a Bud truck, and a Special Export case.

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Road House (1989)

Patrick Swayze and Sam Elliot team up to tame a rowdy bar with a bunch of Miller High Life, Genuine Draft and Lite bottles, cans, signs and tappers. There’s also a nice Colt 45 neon, and Old Style menu board, a guy in a Rainier tank top and a couple gettin’ busy in the store room with background cases of …

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Breakfast Club, The (1985)

“Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?” We don’t spot any “Brat-Packers” with a brew in this classic 80’s comedy/drama directed by John Hughes but we do see Paul Gleason and John Kapelos enjoying a few cans of Old Style on a Saturday afternoon at Shermer High School.

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Mystic River (2003)

Sean Penn (Best Actor) & Tim Robbins (Best Supporting) both won Oscars in this Boston drama that features bottles and signs of local brew Samuel Adams, Sam Light, IPA & Cherry Wheat. Kevin Bacon abbeers with 30 packs of Busch. Laurence Fishburne, Miller High Life, MGD & Lite, Bud Dry, Old Style are seen as well..

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Above the Law (1988)

Steven Seagal is a Chicago cop who uncovers C.I.A. wrong doings under the glow of some great neon signs including Old Style Light, Stroh’s and Special Export. Pam Grier co-stars and there’s a great Old Style truck and Miller High Life and Lite bottles with Michael Rooker.

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Class (1983)

Prep schooler Andrew McCarthy has an affair with his roomie’s, Rob Lowe, mother who is played by the lovely Jacqueline Bisset. Old Style is well represented with bottles, cans, a sign, tappers and a pitcher. John Cusack and Alan Ruck (Cameron from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”) appear at the poker table.

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Color of Money, The (1986)

Paul Newman revives his role as ‘Fast Eddie’ Felson in this sequel to the legendary billiards film “The Hustler”. Tom Cruise is his slick shooting protege who enjoys bottles of Budweiser. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is the girlfriend and is spotted with plastic Bud cups. We also spy the whole crew together with outdoor Old Style and Stroh’s signs.

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Midnight Run (1988)

Robert DeNiro & Charles Grodin are on the run from the mob, bounty hunters and the FBI in this action comedy. We get a great Lone Star neon and plenty of other signage including Budweiser, Schlitz and Old Style. There’s also an oversized Foster’s bottle behind the bar.

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Judgment Night (1993)

Budweiser fueled Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jeremy Piven run into trouble after witnessing a murder while on a guy’s night out. Emilio Estevez and Denis Leary duke it out in front of an excellent Old Style sign and stacks of cases.

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Rent-a-Cop (1987)

Burt Reynolds and Liza Minnelli are together at last in this Chicago based action comedy. Moosehead and Budweiser bottles are abundant and we also get Old Style & Miller Lite tappers and a Corona sign. Last but certainly not least, we spy “The Bandit” with Richard Masur and an excellent Rheingold neon.

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Brewster’s Millions (1985)

Richard Pryor is a minor league baseball player who must spend a large inheritance in order to receive an even bigger one. He appears with Pearl, Miller Lite and Old Style lighted signs and a bottle of High Life. John Candy co-stars and opens a Stroh’s with his teeth.

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Field of Dreams (1989)

‘If you build it they will come’. Kevin Costner is an Iowa farmer who turns his cornfield into a baseball field. James Earl Jones co-stars and they pair are spotted with Miller Lite cups at a Fenway Park concession stand and a Molson Golden six pack in hotel room. Old Style and Old Style Light neons are seen next to …

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Used Cars (1980)

Underappreciated comedy featuring Kurt Russell as a slick used car salesman who’s trying to make it to the U.S. Senate. There’s generous Coors bottle and can placement. We also get a Schlitz neon sign and an Old Style sponsored Green Bay Packers team picture. Jack Warden appears and so do Michael McKean & David L. Lander aka ‘Lenny & Squiggy’ …

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Only the Lonely (1991)

John Candy is a Chicago cop who lives with his mom, Maureen O’Hara, while courting Ally Sheedy in this romantic comedy. There’s good neon here including Special Export and Special Ex Light. The highlight though is the lovebirds enjoying their own private fireworks show with an Old Style under the exploding scoreboard at Comiskey Park which also happens to have …

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Hardball (2001)

Keanu Reeves plays a beer guzzin’ gambler who, in order to get a loan from a friend, agrees to coach a Chicago little league team in the Cabrini Green housing projects. The ‘Matrix’ star goes BTM (beer to mouth) with both Old Style cans and Samuel Adams bottles and there’s some good neon including Heineken and Dos Equis. HBO actor …

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Bad Boys (1983)

Sean Penn stars but doesn’t appear with beer in this gritty teen drama. Ally Sheedy is spotted leaving Walgreens with a great Genaric Beer window sign and Esai Morales appears with a background Old Style sign.

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Old School (2003)

Excellent movie, cast and beer placement. Will Ferrell shines in Pabst shirt with Old Style can on top of the ‘Red Dragon’. He also appears with an array of cans that 70’s can collectors will remember. Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson and Jeremy Piven also contribute and we get Patrick “Blue” Cranshaw with a can of Corona.

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Sixteen Candles (1984)

Suburban Chicago is the setting for this John Hughes directed high school romantic comedy. Anthony Michael Hall and John Cusack appear with an excellent ‘Beer-a-myd’ constructed of Special Export, Blatz and Old Style & O.S.Light cans. A neck braced Joan Cusack is also spotted in one of the many Old Style scenes.

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Weird Science (1985)

Big haired 80’s hottie Kelly LeBrock steals the show in front of Michelob mirror and Old Stlye sign. We also get a good shot of an Old Styler with a photograph of a young Anthony Michael Hall.

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Blues Brothers, The (1980)

Joliet Jake and Elwood star in the Grand-Daddy of ’em all with 16 different brands documented. There’s excellent neon sightings including rare Rhinelander and Huber and we get the boys both going BTM (beer to mouth) with bottles of St Pauli Girl. A great Drewry’s sign is spied at Aretha Franklin’s soul food restaurant and we see 2 extremely scarce …

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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.