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Take the Money and Run (1969)

Woody Allen wrote, directed and stars in this comedy as bungling criminal Virgil Starkwell. He abbeers with several background neons including Olympia, Hamm’s, Budweiser and a partial Burgermeister ‘Burgie’ sign.

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Macon County Line (1974)

Max Baer Jr., who you may remember as ‘Jethro’ from “The Beverly Hillbillies”, plays a vengeful sheriff in this action drama. He abbeers with a bottle of Schlitz, ‘The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous’. Alan and Jesse Vint are the wrongly accused brothers who are spotted with background Olympia, Coors and Schlitz neon.

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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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Motel Hell (1980)

Rory Calhoun plays a twisted farmer who kidnaps travelers and buries them up to their necks to prep them for sausagification. Nancy Parsons (Beulah Balbricker from “Porky’s”) is his sister and partner in crime. Together they abbeer with well displayed cans of Olympia in several scenes.

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Beyond the Law (1993)

Charlie Sheen in an undercover cop who infiltrates Michael Madsen’s murderous motorcycle gang. There’s great bar stuff including 2 different Lone Star signs, a Miller Lite ‘Texas’ and MGD cactus neons. Coors bottles and cans are plentiful and we also spy cans of Olympia and Stroh’s.

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Duets (2000)

Huey Lewis and Paul Giamatti are karaoke singers in this musical drama that features some great signs. There’s great neon including Lone Star, Rolling Rock, Coors, Carlsberg, Fosters and Gwyneth Paltrow with a Sol. Bottles of Santa Fe are well displayed and there’s a fantastic Grain Belt sign with “The News” front man. We also spot a small Olympia wall …

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Zabriskie Point (1970)

Mark Frechette stars in this portrait of life in America in the 1960’s. At the store we see Pabst Blue Ribbon, Country Club and Schmidt’s of Philadelphia signs. There’s also great Olympia and Lucky neons, a kid in an Oly t-shirt and two hidden Eastside Old Tap signs.

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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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Bridges of Madison County, The (1995)

There are plenty of bottles of Rainier visible as bridge photographer Clint Eastwood woos the affections of housewife Meryl Streep. The love birds are also spotted canoodling with bottles of Schlitz under the glow of an Olympia neon sign at the bar which also features beautiful Blatz and Budweiser Clydesdales signs.

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McQ (1974)

John Wayne, “The Duke”, plays a Seattle cop investigating his friends murder and department corruption. In the bar scene he is spotted with Miller High Life tappers and a bottle of Olympia.

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Promised Land (2012)

Lots to see here. Matt Damon, Frances McDormand and John Krasinski star with some great Pennsylvania brews in this drama. Duquesne, DuBois Export, Rolling Rock, Yuengling, Victory, Penn Brewing and Iron City, IC Light and IC Golden bottles and/or signs are spotted. Budweiser & Bud Light, Busch, Natural Light, Stella Artois a Pabst Blue Ribbon also abbeer.

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Corvette Summer (1978)

Mark Hamill trades in his X-Wing Fighter for a beat up Corvette in his first film after “Star Wars”. He abbeers with love interest Annie Potts in several Olympia scenes. Veteran character actor Eugene Roche is spotted with a case and background plastic Oly mugs.

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Oh, God (1977)

Late country music star John Denver gives us a heavenly look at an 8 oz. ‘Little Oly’ can of Olympia in this comedy that also features the lovely Teri Garr.

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American Graffiti (1973)

George Lucas wrote and directed this comedy drama that was nominated for 5 Oscars. Charles Martin Smith plays ‘Toad’ and is spotted with an Olympia neon sign as he tries to get someone to buy liquor for him. There are also a couple Coors signs inside the store.

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Milk (2008)

Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay elected official. Apparently Coors wasn’t on board because we see bottles dumped, cases trashed, tappers discarded and bottle caps defaced. James Franco also abbeers with a bottle of Budweiser and a can of Olympia. There’s also a Schlitz in the opening credits.

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Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)

Jane Fonda and George Segal are the title characters who find themselves unemployed, in debt and turning to armed robbery. Coors cans, bottles and neon are present. At the liquor store there is more window neon including Olympia, Tuborg, Miller & Schlitz.

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Over the Edge (1979)

Matt Dillon stars in this tale of trouble making suburban Colorado teens. The opening credits give us a Coors 40 oz. and later there are cans of Olympia, Budweiser and Busch as well. Miller High Life and Schlitz are spotted in store cooler.

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Airport 1975 (1974)

It’s a boilermaker at 35,000 feet for silver screen legend Myrna Loy as she combines a 7 oz.’Litty Oly’ and a mini bottle of Jim Beam.

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Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)

Bill Murray portrays ‘gonzo’ journalist Hunter S. Thompson and Peter Boyle plays his lawyer, Lazlo, in this bio-comedy. Lots of beer here including bottles of Heineken at Super Bowl VI and cans of Olympia and Budweiser while on the 1972 campaign trail.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

This mental health drama nabbed 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Actor & Actress. Involuntary patient ‘R.P. McMurphy’ convinces guard Scatman Crothers to allow an Olympia fueled party and mayhem ensues. Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd and Will Sampson are fellow patients and are spotted with Oly. Louisa Moritz, one of the many Bill Cosby accusers, also abbeers. Thanks to the Olympia …

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Graduate, The (1967)

Recent college grad Dustin Hoffman finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter in this drama that earned director Mike Nichols an Oscar. We get a great close-up of Dusty with a can of Olympia and we spy Coors flat tops in the pool and at the cafe.

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Switchblade Sisters (1975)

Robbie Lee is the leader of an inner city all girls gang, ‘The Jezabels’, and is challenged by newcomer Joanne Nail in this cult classic. There are multiple scenes with many well displayed cans of Olympia and Coors.

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Gauntlet, The (1977)

Clint Eastwood is a cop who must escort prostitute Sondara Locke to Phoenix to testify in a mob trial but the odds are against them. The only beer sighting with the one time real life couple is a background Olympia neon sign.

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Cinderella Liberty (1973)

James Caan plays a lonely Navy sailor on liberty who falls for a hooker and becomes a father figure to her son. Beers of the Pacific Northwest are well displayed and include multiple Blitz Weinhard bottles and cans. There’s also Olympia, Blitz and a super rare Brew 66 neon sign. Thanks to BCCA member and beer legend Dave Unwin for …

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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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Bronco Billy (1980)

‘Beers on Film All-Time Great’ Clint Eastwood delivers the goods again with multiple Olympia & Dos Equis bottles and other Oly signs. Former flame Sondra Locke and Scatman Crothers appear with brew and we also spot a beautiful Schlitz sign with the hook handed Bill McKinney who you may remember as the rapist hillbilly in “Deliverance”.

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Hustle (1975)

This is a great post. In the opening credits we spot a kid wearing a crochet Olympia can hat. Then, beer legend Burt Reynolds is seen with two different Oly signs. Finally Robert Englund, who you may remember as ‘Freddy Kruger’, appears in front of a cooler with half quart six packs of Oly, Schlitz,and 102. Tuborg and Harp sixers …

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Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Jack Nicholson stars with the googly eyed Karen Black in this memorable drama. The Lucky Lager cans are plentiful and well displayed in multiple scenes including Jack going BTM (beer to mouth) on three separate occasions. Sally Struthers (Gloria from “All in the Family”) appears in the strip poker scene with an unknown bottled brew. There’s also Coors and Olympia …

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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

I hate to see Susan George go but I love to watch her walk away towards an Olympia neon sign. There’s also a Coor’s but unfortunately no sign of co-star Peter Fonda with a brew.

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Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)

Sissy Spacek stars as legendary country singer Loretta Lynn in this rags to riches story. Tommy Lee Jones co-stars and is spotted with Olympia and Miller High Life bottles. Beverly D’Angelo plays a bandaged Patsy Cline who drinks a Pabst Blue Ribbon with a straw.

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Hollywood Knights, The (1980)

Former ‘Nanny’ star Fran Drescher appears with a dashboard Pabst Blue Ribbon and an early arriving Robert Wuhl in this car cruising comedy set in 1965 Beverly Hills. Love birds Tony Danza and Michelle Pfeiffer are spotted in one of the many Olympia stubby bottle scenes. We also spy a can of Schlitz.

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Every Which Way But Loose (1978)

The legendary Clint Eastwood stars as Plilo Beddoe, a bare knuckle prize fighter who delivers some knockout beer placements in this fantastic post. There’s a rare Bohemia and Tuborg Gold sign, Coors cans bottles and signage, and Olympia Budweiser & Schlitz cans. The highlight though is Clint and regular cast mate Geoffrey Lewis going BTM (beer to mouth) with Olympia …

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Any Which Way You Can (1980)

The great Clint Eastwood returns as Philo Beddoe in this bare knuckle prize fighting sequel. Frequent cast mates Geoffrey Lewis and Sondra Locke appear with cans and bottles of Olympia and a rare Olympia Gold. There’s plenty of Michelob and Budweiser and Clyde the orangutan is seen draining brews.

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China Syndrome, The (1979)

Jane Fonda is a reporter with a big turtle and a fridge full of Olympia cans who discovers safety hazards and cover ups at a nuclear power plant. Jack Lemmon and Wilford Brimley are plant employees who unwind under the glow of Oly neon.

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Big Wednesday (1978)

Jan-Michael Vincent stars in this epic surfing drama that features an excellent cast and beer sightings. The toothy Gary Busey, William Katt (Greatest American Hero) and Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger) all appear with plentiful cans of Olympia. JMV is also spotted in an awesome Schlitz shirt.

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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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Play Misty For Me (1971)

Clint Eastwood plays a disc jockey who’s being stalked by a kooky Jessica Walter in this thrilling drama. Green Heineken bottles are ample and we also get Clint with his more familiar Olympia in the early bar scene.

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Enforcer, The (1976)

The bullet ridden Olympia bottles are brought to you by The People’s Revolutionary Strikeforce…Power to the People. We also spot a couple Heineken ads while Inspector ‘Dirty Harry’ Callahan is shooting up the liquor store and what I believe to be a Budweiser floppy hat at the Giants game.

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Magnum Force (1973)

Clint Eastwood is back as Inspector ‘Dirty Harry’ Callahan and this time he’s busting up a ring of vigilante cops. Early on we get Clint with a can of Schlitz but then it’s all about the Olympia. There’s plenty of cans and Adele Yoshioka appears with a well displayed six pack.

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Deadpool (2016)

Ryan Reynolds stars as the wise cracking hero in this action comedy. There’s a nice six pack of Olympia cans and some good bar signage including Budweiser, Coors Michelob and a Miller High Life pool table light.

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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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Coming Home (1978)

Jane Fonda falls in love with injured Viet Nam vet Jon Voight but is still married to soldier Bruce Dern in this war drama. There’s a nice array of clearly placed brews including Carta Blanca and Michelob bottles & Budweiser and Olympia cans. A youthful Jonathan Banks also appears.

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Running Scared (1986)

Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines star as Chicago cops on the trail of a drug dealer. There’s good neon here including Moosehead, Natty Light, Killians and Oly. We also get plenty of Stroh’s cans and a Stroh’s Light tapper. Finally, there’s a sweet “This Bud’s For You” ad on Wrigley Field sign.

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Stand By Me (1986)

Horror writer Stephen King shows us a different side with this tale of childhood friends growing up in the Pacific Northwest. Kiefer Sutherland, River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton all appear with a nice Blitz neon sign. Rainier bottles are plenty and there’s a tricky Olympia fish sign at the market. Bar scene provides clear Pabst and Miller signage.

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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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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

Clint Eastwood is a bank robber who gets his old gang of George Kennedy and Geoffrey Lewis back together for a brazen new heist. They pick up young Jeff Bridges and lots of Olympia along the way. Look for Catherine Bach, the original ‘Daisy Duke’, with a six pack.

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Eiger Sanction, The (1975)

Clint Eastwood and George Kennedy pick up the award for ‘Most Scenic Six Pack’ with an Olympia sixer atop the “Totem Pole” in Monument Valley. There are also a couple foreign mystery beers in the very beginning and near the end of this mountaineering adventure. Thanks to beverage expert Michael Waters for identifying the beer at the hotel as the …

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48 Hrs. (1982)

Nick Nolte is a gruff cop who’s teamed up with slick convict Eddie Murphy in this unlikely buddy film. The scene at ‘Torchy’s’ provides us a nice array of sightings that includes an Olympia neon, a Michelob bar light and Lone Star bottles. Eddie: “Where’s you get all this money?”…Redneck: “Tax refund”…Eddie: “Bullshit you’re too fucking stupid to have a …

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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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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.

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Going Ape! (1981)

Danny DeVito appears with multiple orangutans and plenty of ‘Oly’ in this sappy family comedy that also stars a beerless Tony Danza. The short lived Olympia Gold shows up in six pack form as well.

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Fan, The (1996)

‘Beers on Film’ mainstay Robert DeNiro plays an over zealous fan who picks star baseball player Wesley Snipes as the target of his affections. Olympia neon sign and plentiful MGD bottles and cans are spotted. Benecio Del Toro also appears with a bath room Red Dog bottle.