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Verdict, The (1982)

Paul Newman plays a lawyer who takes on a medical malpractice case in this griping drama that was nominated for 5 Oscars. He abbeers with Schaefer and Miller High Life neon signs and bottles and cans of Budweiser. Jack Warden is also spotted with brew.

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Far From Heaven (2002)

Julianne Moore stars in this romantic drama that gives us a nice bar room Schaefer sign, a bottle of Budweiser and a Miller High Life sign.

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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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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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Drop, The (2014)

There are an impressive 18 brands on display (or partial display) in this James Gandolfini crime drama. Bottles of Heineken Light, Stella Artois, Dos Equis and Newcastle Brown Ale are sighted. There are 7 neons including Stroh’s, Schlitz and Yuengling. We also spy a Corona football, a Guinness tapper, a Schaefer sign and an oversized Budweiser bottle light.

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Death Wish 3 (1985)

Charles Bronson is back as ‘Paul Kersey’ for the third installment in this vigilante series. He abbeers with Martin Balsam and a Moosehead case, with multiple bottles of Michelob and while holding an ice cream bar with side Schaefer and Miller High Life neons. Ed Lauter is spotted with a great Budweiser case and a partial Old Style can. Finally, …

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Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

Robert DeNiro plays a Yankees catcher with a terminal illness in this sports drama. Miller High Life is front and center and there’s great outfield stadium signage including Schaefer and Rheingold.

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Live and Let Die (1973)

Roger Moore makes his debut as ‘James Bond’ in this adventure that takes him to New Orleans. Local brew Jax is represented with signs and coasters. There are also bottles of Budweiser and a fuzzy Schaefer neon at the ‘Fillet of Soul’.

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Joe (1970)

Peter Boyle stars as the title character and abbeers with bottles of Schlitz and Rheingold, a Miller High Life half quart and a Heineken sign. A topless Susan Sarandon shows some side boob with a background Schaefer quart or 40 oz..

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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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Annie Hall (1977)

Woody Allen earned ‘Best Director’ and Diane Keaton captured ‘Best Actress’ for this romantic comedy that also won ‘Best Picture’. Neither star abbeers with a brew but we do get childhood Woody at the beach with Schaefer, Rheingold and Budweiser neon signs.

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Invincible (2006)

Mark Wahlberg stars in the true story of Vince Papale, a bartender who makes the Philadelphia Eagles as a walk on. There’s lots of good stuff here…Yuengling case and bottles, Schaefer tray, Rheingold sign and a cooler with Bud, PBR, Schlitz and Rolling Rock. Elizabeth Banks co-stars and is seen with some great tappers including Miller, Schmidt’s and Michelob.

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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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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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Serpico (1973)

Al Pacino was nominated for a ‘Best Actor’ Oscar in this true story of a New York cop who blew the whistle on police corruption only to be ostracized by his brethren. Miller High life is the beer of choice and we also see New York favorites Rheingold and Schaefer neons. Kenneth McMillan, who you may remember as ‘The Baron’ …

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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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Paradise Alley (1978)

Sylvester Stallone wrote, directed and stars in this 1940’s Hell’s Kitchen drama that features an extremely rare piece of beer memorabilia. A 24 inch Lemp Charger (big round metal tray) circa 1917 is spotted on the wall with Sly and Armand Assante. This gem was spotted by eagle eyed BCCA member and St. Louis beer legend Mark Madden. There’s also …

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Road Trip (2000)

This college comedy gives us good shots of Breckin Meyer and DJ Qualls with bottles of Samuel Adams. The highlights though are the vintage Schaefer and Andeker signs spotted with Seann William Scott.

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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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Working Girl (1988)

There’s five nice brands on display in this Melanie Griffith romantic comedy that also features Alec Baldwin with a Miller sign. The title character goes BTM (beer to mouth) with a can of Coors Light and is seen with a colorful Heineken sign. There’s a background Schaefer sign behind Joan Cusack and we spy a Michelob neon.

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Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1967)

There’s some good vintage stuff in this Harvey Keitel drama. A highway Schlitz ‘Real Gusto’ billboard starts us off. At the bar table scene we get bottles of Genesee Ale and Budweiser along with a nice hanging Bud light. There’s also background Schaefer sign and bottle.

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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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Quiz Show (1994)

Robert Redford directed this drama based on crooked 50’s game shows. We get a nice Budweiser TV commercial and Schaefer neon sign in the opening credits and an old man drinking a vintage bottle of Rheingold a few minutes later.

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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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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.