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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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54 (1998)

Studio 54 is place to be and be seen in late 70’s New York. Ryan Phillippe plays a bartender and abbeers with Salma Hayek and bottles of Lowenbrau and Miller High Life. He’s also spotted with Breckin Meyer and bottles of Heineken and a case of High Life. Mike Myers portrays club co-owner Steve Rubell and is in frame with …

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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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Boiler Room (2000)

This dramatic thriller features Giovanni Ribisi, Scott Caan and Ben Affleck with bottles of Miller High Life, Icehouse and Budweiser. We also spot Vin Diesel with a can of Miller Lite in front of a TV that’s rolling “Wall Street” with Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas. In the bar we spy a Foster’s sign and a Rolling Rock six pack.

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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Paul Newman is doing a two year sentence at a rural prison but refuses to conform. The only beer sighting is a fake brand in the beginning while he’s decapitating parking meters.

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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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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Paul Newman plays a drifter who returns home after an unsuccessful stint in Hollywood in this southern drama. He abbeers with unlit Coors and Hamm’s liquor store neon signs. Ed Begley is ‘Boss Finley’, the local politician who is spotted with background Budweiser signs.

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Flatliners (1990)

A mulletted Kevin Bacon and William Baldwin are medical students flirting with near death experiences. They abbeer with a Miller Lite six pack and a Budweiser bow tie neon. Julia Roberts, Oliver Platt and ‘The Bacon-ator’ are also spotted with a High Life clock sign.

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Network (1976)

“I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take this anymore”. This newscast drama won 4 Oscars and features Robert DuVall and Wesley Addy at lunch with a well placed bottle of Heineken.

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Blind Side, The (2009)

This bio-drama stars Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher who goes from homeless to first round NFL draft pick of the Baltimore Ravens. We spot the big man draining a ’40’ of Olde English 800.

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Falcon and the Snowman, The (1985)

Sean Penn and Timothy Hutton are the title characters in this espionage thriller. There are numerous Lowenbrau and Lowenbrau Dark sightings to go along with a few Miller High Life and Budweiser scenes. Richard Masur, Pat Tingle and Dorian Harewood offer supporting beer roles.

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Agency (1980)

I don’t know what kind of film they used to make this picture but DVD quality is not great. Anyhoo…in this advertising drama we spot a bearded ‘Six Million Dollar Man’, Lee Majors, with Miller neon and bottles of High Life. Unfortunately Robert Mitchum does not abbeer with brew.

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Grifters, The (1990)

John Cusack is a small time conman in this drama that features generous Miller placement. High Life, Lite and Genuine Draft are all spotted. A white wigged Angelica Huston and young sailor Jeremy Piven also abbeer.

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Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Quentin Tarantino makes his directorial debut with this crime thriller that features Tim Roth and Randy Brooks with a Budweiser bow tie neon at the diner.

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Bobby Deerfield (1977)

Al Pacino plays an American race car driver who falls in love with a dying woman while racing in Europe. The lone brew sighting in this dramatic romance is a background Walliser Bier sign in the bar.

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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Matt Dillon and his crew of junkies, including Heather Graham, rob pharmacies to get their fix. Bottles of Miller High Life are the brew of choice in this destructive drama.

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Wanderers, The (1979)

Ken Wahl (tv’s ‘Wiseguy’) and Dolph Sweet ( tv’s ‘Gimme a Break’) star in this early 60’s New York neighborhood gang drama. There’s a great Schaefer neon and bottle and a subtle Miller High Life neon.

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Her (2013)

Joaquin Phoenix plays a lonely writer who develops a relationship with his female computer operating system. He’s spotted with a bottle of a fake brand.

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Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)

Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden and Kim Hunter all captured Oscars for their performances in this New Orleans drama based on the screen play by Tennessee Williams. Marlon Brando delivers a memorable performance as ‘Stanley Kowalski’ and abbeers in many scenes with the fake brand Sweney’s.

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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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October Sky (1999)

Chris Cooper goes BTM (beer to mouth) with a beautifully displayed bottle of Stroh’s in this bio-drama about Homer Hickam, a coal miner’s son who takes up rocketry.

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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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Bounce (2000)

Ben Affleck abbeers with a guy who’s enjoying a bottle of Tecate for the lone brew sighting in this airplane ticket switching drama.

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They Live By Night (1948)

Farley Granger and Howard DaSilva are escaped convicts on the run in this crime drama. We get a couple good looks at a rare can of the Los Angeles brew, Acme. Thanks to BCCA legends Rawley Douglas and Don Hardy for spotting this gem.

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Do the Right Thing (1989)

Spike Lee wrote and directed this racially charged Brooklyn dramatic comedy. He and Danny Aiello abbeer with Miller Genuine Draft, Lite and Colt 45 neons. Ossie Davis has a few beer scenes including a rare sighting of green cans of Ballentine Ale.

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Havoc (2005)

Anne Hathaway and Bijou Phillips are suburban Los Angeles girls who get caught up with a Latino street gang. There are plenty of Aviles 40’s and cans of Brockman, both of which are fake brands.

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Lucky You (2007)

Eric Bana tries to win a poker tournament in Las Vegas while battling personal problems in this romantic drama. Budweiser bottles are the beer of choice. Robert Duvall also abbeers with a bathroom bottle of Dos Equis and Omar Benson Miller enjoys a Corona on the felt.

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Town, The (2010)

This Boston crime drama starring Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner and the lovely Blake Lively features plenty of Budweiser and Bud Light. There are multiple bottles, outdoor signage, neon and a Bud Light bar tray holding Bud coasters.

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Longest Ride, The (2015)

Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson star in this romantic rodeo drama. There are two different kinds of Budweiser bottles and multiple Bud Light plastic cups and 16 oz. aluminum bottles.

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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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City by the Sea (2002)

Robert DeNiro plays a cop whose son becomes a murderer in this crime drama. We get a few good looks at bottles of Miller High Life including the Oscar winner going BTM (beer to mouth).

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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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Rated X (2000)

Charlie Sheen and Emelio Estevez star in this bio-drama about the Mitchell Brothers and their San Francisco porn empire. Together they abbeer with bottles and cans of several fake brands.

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Empire (2002)

John Leguizamo plays a South Bronx drug dealer who turns his back on his roots. There are numerous Carlsberg sightings and a six pack of Molson Canadian. Denise Richards abbeers with one of the two mystery brews.

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Great Smokey Roadblock (1978)

Henry Fonda steals his repossessed truck to help former girlfriend Eileen Brennan smuggle hookers across the border. They abbeer together with a can of Miller High Life. Young stars Susan Sarandon and Robert Englund are spotted with a bottle of Miller Lite.

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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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Founder, The (2016)

Michael Keaton portrays fast food pioneer Ray Kroc in this McBio-Drama. He goes BTM (beer to mouth) with a well displayed bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon while first wife Laura Dern observes.

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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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Moonstruck (1987)

This romantic comedy captured 3 Oscars including ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for Olympia Dukakis who abbeers with “Frasier” star John Mahoney under a Budweiser bow tie neon.

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Best Man Holiday, The (2013)

College friends Taye Diggs and Terrence Howard reunite after 15 years in this dramatic comedy. They reminisce over bottles of Stella Artois and Budweiser. There’s great neon at The Oyster House in New Orleans including a Bud Light alligator and a Michelob crayfish.

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Clean and Sober (1988)

Michael Keaton is an addict who gets clean but not before being spotted draining a bottle of Amstel and a can of Budweiser in this drama.

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Thunder Road (1958)

Until I can get better pics, these grainy shots of Robert Mitchum drinking a bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon are gonna hafta do.

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Few Good Men, A (1992)

“YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE BREW-TH”. Tom Cruise is a military lawyer who abbeers with Kevin Bacon and a bottle of Carlsberg and with J.T. Walsh and a can of Budweiser. I’d like to order a ‘Code Red’ on director Rob Reiner who couldn’t work Jack Nicholson or Demi Moore into a beer scene.

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Menace II Society (1993)

Tyrin Turner and Larenz Tate star in this urban drama that features a ‘Beers on Film’ record 5 varieties of “Forties”…Olde English 800, St Ides, Colt 45, Coors and Coors Light. There’s also Budweiser and Corona neon and an array of six packs in the liquor store cooler. Thanks to Aaron Johnson of Janesville WI for this one.

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Blood Simple (1984)

This thrilling crime drama features 13 different brews and the film debut of Frances McDormand. Beers include a giant Heineken bottle, cases of Budweiser, Michelob, Miller High Life & Lite, and bottles of Pearl, Warsteiner and Lowenbrau.

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Big Chill, The (1983)

This drama features a great cast and beer sightings and was nominated for 3 Oscars including ‘Best Picture’. Tom Berenger and JoBeth Williams abbeer together with a shopping cart sixer of Miller High Life. Jeff Goldblum and Glenn Close dine with bottles of the Chinese brew Tsingtao. Finally, Lowenbrau bottles are seen with William Hurt, Meg Tilly & Mary Kay …

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Kill List (2011)

Michael Smiley goes BTM (beer to mouth) with a bottle of Budweiser in this crime drama that also features a brand I don’t recognize, possibly foreign.

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Colors (1988)

Sean Penn and Robert DuVall are cops in the middle of gang infested 80’s Los Angeles. There are all sorts of brews on display including bottles of Budweiser, Corona, Lowenbrau & Chihauhua and cans of Tecate, Coors, Miller High Life, Bud, Olde English 800 and Meister Brau.

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Spring Breakers (2012)

College hotties Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson find trouble on spring break in the form of James Franco. There’s lots of beach brews including Natural Light, Bud Light, Busch and Rolling Rock. We also spy a rare jug of Mississippi Mud and a Shock Top neon.

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Broadcast News (1987)

Television reporter Albert Brooks and producer Holly Hunter abbeer together with well displayed cans of Budweiser in this dramatic comedy.

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Godfather: Part II, The (1974)

This epic sequel racked up 6 Oscars including one for ‘Best Picture’. The lone beer scene is a bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon with Michael V. Gazzo. We also get Al Pacino with his back turned in frame with the same brew.

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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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Striptease (1996)

Demi Moore is a stripper who gets into trouble after a Congressman becomes smitten with her. Molson Ice bottles, a tapper and table menu cards are all spotted. A Foster’s sign and Courage tapper are seen as well. Finally, Burt Reynolds abbeers in one of the several Presidente neon scenes.

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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.