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Love Story (1970)

Harvard hockey player Ryan O’Neal falls for terminally ill Ali MacGraw in this drama that won an Oscar and was nominated for 6 more. Tommy Lee Jones makes his film debut with O’Neal and dorm room cans of Schlitz.

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Coming to America (1988)

This classic 80’s comedy features Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall with Schlitz and Budweiser bow tie neons as they search for Akeem’s queen. There are also Bud and Bud stadium sigms at the St. John’s vs Marist basketball game played at Madison Square Garden.

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Right Stuff, The (1983)

Dennis Quaid and Fred Ward star in this story about the Mercury 7 space program. These astronauts unwind with bottles of Schlitz, ‘The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous’. There are also Lone Star plastic cups and a blurry, up close case of the Texas brew.

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Blackboard Jungle, The (1955)

This gritty drama was nominated for 4 Oscars and features Glenn Ford as an inner city High School teacher trying to make a difference. He abbeers with a small Schlitz sign and we also spot punks drinking unknown brands of 40’s.

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Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Otto Preminger directed this crime drama that was nominated for 7 Oscars. James Stewart abbeers in a few scenes with rare bottles of Bosch. We also spot a nice six pack of cans of the brew from Houghton, Michigan under the bar. Finally, flat top cans of Schlitz and Blatz are observed in the garbage can at the end of …

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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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Fire Down Below (1957)

Robert Mitchum and Jack Lemmon battle for the affections of the lovely Rita Hayworth in this dramatic adventure. The boys abbeer with bottles of Carlsberg in the bar and while trapped in damaged ship. We also spot flat top cans of Schlitz, Pabst Blue Ribbon and gold Budweisers.

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Bus Stop (1956)

Marilyn Monroe stars as a saloon singer who’s hounded by cowboy Don Murray in this romantic comedy. Neither appear with a brew but we do spot a background, partial Schlitz billboard which would be a beauty if shown in its entirety.

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Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Paul Newman plays boxer Rocky Graziano in this bio-pic that captured 2 Oscars. There are great stacks of Schlitz, Hamm’s, Budweiser, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Goetz Pale cases. There’s also a row of neon signs that include Rheingold, Ruppert Knickerbocker, Schaefer and a partial Bud.

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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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Car Wash (1976)

This 70’s comedy takes a look at a day in the life of a Los Angeles car wash and it’s employees. Comedian George Carlin and Tracy Reed abbeer with a can of Coors and there’s also a Schlitz neon sign spotted behind a group of workers.

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Hell or High Water (2016)

Ben Foster and Chris Pine are Lone Star drinking brothers who go on a crime spree to save the family ranch. Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham are Shiner Bock drinking lawmen on their tails. There’s also an outdoor Schlitz sign and an indoor Pabst Blue Ribbon Sign.

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Sheba, Baby (1975)

Voluptuous private eye Pam Grier travels from Chicago to Louisville to help her father who’s being squeezed by mobsters. We spot cans of Schlitz and Schlitz Malt Liquor and some unknown bottles in the office.

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WUSA (1970)

Paul Newman works at a radio station that’s the focal point of a right-wing conspiracy in this drama featuring some great New Orleans brews. He, Joanne Woodward and Cloris Leachman abbeer with Jax cans and multiple signs. We get a peek at other cool bar signs including Dixie, Schlitz and Budweiser. “Psycho” star Anthony Perkins is spotted with 3 different …

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Human Tornado, The (1976)

I’m not sure about that blue can Rudy Ray Moore is holding but he looks so fly I had to include it. We also get a few good looks at Schlitz six packs and a tapper in this hilarious 70’s blaxploitation flick.

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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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Boys of Company C, The (1978)

This war drama follows a group of young soldiers as they prepare for Viet Nam. Kids place cans of Budweiser and Schlitz on road to be flattened by tanks. There’s also another Bud scene.

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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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Heat, The (2013)

Sandra Bullock is a stuffy FBI agent and Melissa McCarthy is a mouthy Boston cop in this action comedy. Highlights include a Narragansett chalkboard and bottle, Budweiser dart backboard, Miller High Life pool table light and Molson Ice neon. Funnyman Bill Burr abbeers with a bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

James Stewart stars in this holiday classic that features a Schlitz neon sign in the window of ‘Martini’s’ and ‘Nick’s’. There’s also a nice round, indoor sign from “The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous”.

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Lonely are the Brave (1962)

Kirk Douglas plays a cowboy who goes to the city to get imprisoned in order to spring his friend. There is great bar room stuff on display including cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon, Carta Blanca, Burgermeiser, Coors and Budweiser. There are also Carta Blanca signs and sixers. Carroll O’Conner (aka Archie Bunker) abbeers in between Schlitz and Burgermeister neon.

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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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Blue Thunder (1983)

Don’t blink or you’ll miss Daniel Stern ascending the stairs with a six pack of Schlitz half quarts in this tale of a police helicopter with sinister capabilities.

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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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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Oliver Stone nabbed an Oscar for ‘Best Director’ for this bio-drama about Ron Kovic who was paralyzed in the Viet Nam war. Tom Cruise stars and is spotted with bottles of Miller High Life and Carta Blanca. Willem Dafoe and Tom Sizemore abbeer with fuzzy bottles of what I believe to be San Miguel.

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Double Jeopardy (1999)

Ashley Judd is spotted with a partial bottle of Dixie and Tommy Lee Jones abbeers with Red Dog and Miller High Life. There’s also a Dixie tapper and background neon including MGD, Pabst Blue Ribbon & Schlitz.

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Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977)

William Devane takes over as manager of the Bears in this sequel that provides us with lots of Budweiser, a can of Schlitz and a Coors neon. The late great Clifton James goes BTM (beer to mouth) with The King of Beers.

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Officer and a Gentleman, An (1982)

Wannabe Navy pilot Richard Gere must earn his wings in this drama/romance that won 2 Oscars and features Schlitz cans, bottles, a neon sign and bar light. Robert Loggia plays his salty father and abbeers with bottles of Rainier and San Miguel.

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Walk the Line (2005)

Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon is June Carter Cash in this musical bio-drama. There are a few Budweiser scenes including an elevator six pack and a nice vintage case. Schlitz bottles are plentiful and we spot a couple Falstaffs as well.

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Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

Soft rocker James Taylor is ‘The Driver’ and late Beach Boy Dennis Wilson is ‘The Mechanic’ who drag race their way across the country. There outdoor Schlitz, Bud and Falstaff bar signs and a great Pearl billboard in a field. Warren Oates, who’ll I’ll always love as Sgt. Hulka in “Stripes”, plays G.T.O.. There’s also nice indoor Budweiser and Schlitz …

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Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)

Sterling Hayden stars in this double crossing heist film that was nominated for 4 Oscars. James Whitmore, who you may remember as ‘Brooks’ from “The Shawshank Redemption”, abbeers with two different Pabst Blue Ribbon signs. There are also stacks of Schlitz & Miller cases and a High Life small sign and partial neon.

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Death Wish (1974)

There’s no sign of Charles Bronson with a brew in this vigilante classic but we do see Jeff Goldblum make his film debut as “Freak #1” buying cans of Schlitz at the supermarket.

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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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Get on Up (2013)

Chadwick Boseman plays ‘The Godfather of Soul’ in this musical bio-drama that features vintage Pabst Blue Ribbon and Schlitz cans and bottles. There’s also a Budweiser neon and a fantastic Old South metal sign. Dan Aykroyd and Craig Robinson also abbeer.

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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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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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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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Are You Here (2013)

Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis star with a wide array of brews in this comedy drama. There’s a Bud and Bud Light sixer and twelver plus a bunch of Pabst Blue Ribbon bottles. The bar scene gives us some good signage including PBR, Coors Light, Schlitz, and a Yuengling pool table light and neon.

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Wedding Singer, The (1998)

Adam Sandler & Drew Barrymore star in this romantic comedy alongside green bottles of Heineken. There’s also some nice neon including Heineken, Miller Lite, Schlitz and an old timer ‘moon walking’ under the glow of Amstel Light.

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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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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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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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Blue Velvet (1986)

Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern and a helium inhaling Dennis Hopper star in this bizarre drama. There are strong Heineken and Pabst Blue Ribbon sightings and a bottle of Schlitz among a cluttered table.

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Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)

If you blinked you probably missed the fantastic 1940’s Rainier billboard in this World War II drama that captured 7 Academy Awards including ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Actor’ for Fredric March. Harold Russell, who lost both hands, earned ‘Best Supporting’ and an ‘Honorary Award’ for his courage and bringing hope to fellow vets. They and Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy & …

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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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Slap Shot (1977)

This is the Holy Grail of all hockey movies. Paul Newman plays the aging, leisure suit wearing player/coach of the minor league Charlestown Chiefs. There’s lots of Stroh’s bottles & cans and Budweiser and Schlitz cans as well. We also spot cans, bottles and a partial Schmidt’s of Philadelphia neon sign. Thanks to my sister Katheryn for taking me to …

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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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White Lightning (1973)

Burt Reynolds is an ex-con who teams up with The Feds to bust a moonshiner who killed his brother. We spot two Lone Star signs and Burt cruisin’ chicks with a can of the Texas brew. He later dukes it out with Bo Hopkins among a pile of Schlitz cases.

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Blow Out (1981)

John Travolta plays a movie sound guy who accidentally records an event that gets him into trouble. There are bottles of Negra Modelo and Michelob and bar signs including Rolling Rock, Schlitz and Heineken. There are also 2 great neon signs of Philadelphia favorites Schmidt’s & Ortlieb’s.

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Marathon Man (1976)

“Is it safe?”….Laurence Olivier earned an Oscar nomination for his role as a Nazi dentist turned diamond enthusiast. There’s a background liquor store Bud neon sign during opening car chase and Dustin Hoffman’s neighbors from across the street are spotted with a can of Schlitz.

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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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Bullitt (1968)

Steve McQueen stars in this action adventure that features a great car chase and 3 varieties of beer. There’s a well placed Carta Blanca bottle in the apartment, a Kirin sign at the store, and if you blinked you probably missed the Schlitz truck passing by.

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Physical Evidence (1989)

Burt Reynolds plays a suspended cop accused of murder in this box office disaster. There are cans and shot up bottles of Budweiser and a nice Busch neon. We also spot an outdoor Schlitz sign and a great ‘Say Bull’ Schlitz Malt Liquor neon. Finally, we get Burt with a rare background Iroquois coaster shaped poster.

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My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Marisa Tomei earned a ‘Best Supporting Actress’ Oscar for her performance in this comedy. Joe Pesci also stars and is seen with Miller Lite & Genuine Draft bottles and neon signs. Ralph Macchio appears with store front Michelob and Budweiser neon. There’s also an outdoor Schlitz sign and a High Life pool table light.

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Beer League (2006)

Artie Lange stars as an unemployed loafer who spends his time playing softball and drinking which is good work if you can get it. Lots to see here including multiple Yuengling and Grolsch bottles and signs. There’s also a couple different Broolyn Brewery labels and cases of Stoudt’s Gold. Finally, we spy Schlitz and Pabst Blue Ribbon bar lights.

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J.F.K. (1991)

Conspiracy theories swirl about Joe Pesci’s eyebrows in this Oliver Stone historical drama. In the New Orleans bar scene there’s a Schlitz sign and we get subtle looks at two local brews…..a bottle of Dixie and a fuzzy Jax sign. Tommy Lee Jones & Kevin Bacon appear with bottles of Budweiser.