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Rocky IV (1985)

The only beer sighting in the fourth installment of the franchise is a can of Stroh’s in front of Rocky’s kid and birthday cake. He wished for no more sequels.

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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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Johnny Be Good (1988)

Anthony Michael Hall outgrows his days as ‘Rusty Griswold’ and becomes a prized college quarterback recruit. The party scene features bottles of Lone Star. The liquor store provides us with cases, a door decal, neon sign and an oversized inflatable bottle of the Texas brew. There’s also Stroh’s, Bud Light and Miller High Life and Lite neons.

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Doctor Detroit (1983)

Dan Aykroyd plays a nerdy college professor who is duped into becoming a flashy pimp and he and T.K. Carter abbeer together with cans of Budweiser in this 80’s comedy. ‘W.K.R.P. in Cincinnati’ star Howard Hesseman is spotted with a Stroh’s neon sign.

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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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Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

Nicke Nolte is a homeless man who enriches the life of Bette Midler and family in this upscale comedy. They abbeer together with a can of Michelob Light. There’s also a Stroh’s truck and a shopping cart can of Budweiser in the opening credits.

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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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Accused, The (1988)

Jodie Foster earned an Oscar for her performance as a rape victim in this disturbing drama. Kelly McGillis is her attorney and appears with Blitz, Michelob and Miller Lite neon. There are also nice Rainier, Stroh’s and Meister Brau signs and Coors bottles and neon.

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Cocktail (1988)

Tom Cruise is a flashy bartender who woos Elisabeth Shue in Jamaica after a falling out with business partner Bryan Brown in New York. Miller High Life, Lite & MGD bottles, cans and signs are spotted. There’s also a lot of tropical Red Stripe scenes, a Lowenbrau neon and a sweet Hamm’s Bear decanter on the shelf w the liquor.

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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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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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Winning (1969)

There are some fantastic vintage sightings in this Paul Newman racing drama starting with window Meister Brau and outdoor Blatz signs. Joanne Woodward and Richard Thomas (John Boy Walton) are seen with cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon and Robert Wagner is spotted with an array of bottles including Schlitz. At the race track we get a fan drinking Stroh’s and …

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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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Grumpier Old Men (1995)

Walter Matthau & Jack Lemmon return for the sequel that also includes Burgess Meredith. There are numerous Schmidt cans and a bunch of cool neon including Schlitz, guitar Budweiser and Minnesota shaped Stroh’s. We also spot rare Pig’s Eye and Weinhard’s Red signs. Super sexy seniors Sophia Loren and Ann-Margret also appear with background signage.

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Mr. Mom (1983)

Michael Keaton loses his job and becomes the title character while co-star Teri Garr returns to the workforce. In the poker table scene we spot Stroh’s, Miller Lite and a background can of Hamm’s. There’s also a supermarket six pack of High Life and Lowenbrau bottles at the park.

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Dead Pool, The (1988)

The great Clint Eastwood returns as Inspector Callahan for the fifth time in this final installment of the “Dirty Harry” franchise. There’s Corona and Guinness swag in the bar scene with Patricia Clarkson and a background bottle of St. Pauli Girl early on with a copy of the dead pool. The overdosed rock star is played by a young Jim …

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Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)

Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins become besties after years of imprisonment. The rooftop bottles of Stroh’s are provided by guard Clancy Brown who was great as ‘Viking’ in “Bad Boys” (1983).

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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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St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)

This post gives us a whole bunch of Brat Packers and neon signs. Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Emelio Estevez, Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson are all spotted with Lowenbrau bottles. We also see Miller Lite, Meister Brau, Colt 45 cans and a Budweiser dartboard. We hit the neon jackpot at the ‘Antique Restoration’ store which features vintage Weber, Andeker, Esslinger,and …

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Flashdance (1983)

What a feeling. Jennifer Beals plays a Pittsburgh welder/ exotic dancer trying to get into ballet school. A western Pennsylvania movie wouldn’t be complete without some great Iron City cans and signage. IC Light is also spotted as is Stroh’s shirt and clock and a Michelob Light tray.

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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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Terminator, The (1984)

“I’ll be back”…Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t appear with a brew but Linda Hamilton is spotted with dos muy bueno Tecate pinatas. The other sightings are mostly background stuff including Micheael Biehn with Coors tappers and various bottles during shoot out in bar scene.

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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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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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Burbs, The (1989)

Tom Hanks and Corey Feldman’s careers took different paths in the years after this cheesy comedy thriller. This sub par film does manage to deliver some nice sightings of canned Stroh’s and the more elusive Stroh’s Light.

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Deer Hunter, The (1978)

This 5 Oscar winning film (Christopher Walken Best Supporting) illustrates the impact of Viet Nam on the lives of people in a small steel town in western Pennsylvania. Rolling Rock, Iron City and Duquesne represent the Keystone State admirably. There’s a bunch of Miller High Life cans in the POW scene and during supermarket visit we get Robert DeNiro and …

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Almost Famous (2000)

Patrick Fugit plays a high school kid who tours with a 70’s band to do a story for Rolling Stone Magazine. There are some rare beers on display in Genesee Cream Ale, Black Label and Goebel and some common brands as well in Miller, Schlitz, Heineken and Pabst.

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Gung Ho (1986)

Michael Keaton is an American auto worker who must bridge cultural gaps with Gedde Watanabe and his Japanese company that just took over their plant. Multiple bottles of Iron City and Stroh’s help to ease the situation.

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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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Cobra (1986)

Sylvester Stallone is back better than ever as Lieutenant Marion ‘Cobra’ Cobretti. There are some great sightings here including Reni Santoni with a fabulous California shaped Coor’s neon. Sly doesn’t disappoint either and shows up draining a half quart and holding a giant hamburger under a King Cobra Malt Liquor sign.

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Senseless (1998)

There’s a lot going on in this post. David Spade and Jeff Garlin appear but it’s Marlon Wayans who steals the show going BTM (beer to mouth) with a Mickey’s Big Mouth. Red Dog bottles are sighted and we get two different types of plastic cups, Stroh’s and Lite.

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October Sky (1999)

Chris Cooper goes BTM (beer to mouth) with a well displayed Stroh’s in this bio drama that also stars a beerless Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Last of the Finest (1990)

We get a decent trio in Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano and Jeff Fahey with some bottles of Stroh’s and a can of Coor’s in this Los Angeles police action flick.