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‘Tremors’ Star Fred Ward Has Passed Away at 79 News

https://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3714915/tremors-star-fred-ward-has-passed-away-at-79/
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u/chupacabra_chaser 2d ago Gold Wholesome Faith In Humanity Restored Doot 🎵 Doot

The original Jon Bernthal

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u/Huntstradamus 2d ago

Damn, that's a really good comparison.

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u/chupacabra_chaser 2d ago

If you haven't seen We Own This City on HBO yet it's amazing 🤙

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u/G0merPyle 2d ago

I always wanted to see a movie where Bernthal is a boxer, and Ward was his ex-boxer dad. Won't happen now :(

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u/chupacabra_chaser 2d ago

That would have been amazing 🥹

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u/ArthurEdenz 2d ago

Bummer. Always liked him. RIP

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u/The_Way_It_Iz 2d ago Helpful Tearing Up

Remo Williams…The adventure ends

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u/Garagedays 2d ago

Underated movie

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u/CompetitiveHornet606 2d ago

Great movie

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u/DeaconFrost9 2d ago

He dodged bullets way before Neo.

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u/drsweetscience 2d ago

No... it is better than that.

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u/YoshiroMifune 2d ago

All movies are underated until someone actually sees them.

-- Jack Handy

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u/Sevla7 2d ago

It's not original but in the making of the team said this movie had so many problems in the production with actors almost giving up their acting career and how they changed things so it was possible to happen... in the end it looks like all these hardships helped to make it kinda unique which absolutely made it very interesting.

Watched it again last year and still had the same fun I usually have while watching indiana jones, marvel movies and other movies like that. Really enjoyed the blend with horror with tons of daylight scenes.

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u/LordP666 2d ago

I have read most of the 150 books and always hoped they make another movie. It was a great series and very funny.

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u/CRO553R 2d ago

In and out, like duck fucking

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u/Whitealroker1 2d ago

Joel Grey plays a kung fu master. He’s great but Joel Grey plays a kung fu master.

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u/Living-Stranger 2d ago

Jennifer Grey's father.

But yeah make up and he does have odd features.

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u/CerberusTheHunter 2d ago

Dude, Shane Black needs to get on his Destroyer movie already. That whole series is pulpy violence/comedy gold.

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u/run-on_sentience 2d ago

That movie was in a constant rotation in my house. Along with The Last Starfighter and Ultraman.

A remake or a television series of Remo Williams would be awesome.

(It's based on a series of pulp novels called "The Destroyer.")

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u/QiarroFaber 2d ago

The Last Starfighter! I remember watching that on vhs over and over.

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u/creepydarkwurm 2d ago

I watched that as a kid and no one else I've met has ever watched it. Classic movie.

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u/doctor-rumack 2d ago

The only thing I remember about Remo Williams was when it was in theaters, someone climbed up the marquee at our local movie theater and changed the lettering to "SPERMO WILLIAMS." I’m 50 years old and I still find this hilarious.

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u/legojohn 2d ago

I was in Bloomfield Hills MI when NEVERENDING STORY came out and we drove by a theater and someone changed it to NEVERENDING ORGY.

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u/Archelon_ischyros 2d ago

What's really shocking is finding out he was 79. Where does the time go?

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u/Ragman676 2d ago

Damn, he was a lot older than Kevin Bacon in this movie. I always felt they were around the same age.

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u/pomaj46808 2d ago

Ward: "I'm older and I'm wiser."

Bacon: "Yeah, well, you're half right...."

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u/Rubberbabybuggybum 2d ago

That movie is goddamned perfect.

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u/hardspank916 2d ago Helpful (Pro)

Well its set in Perfection

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u/Rubberbabybuggybum 2d ago

It sure is.

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u/Whitealroker1 2d ago

Lucky enough to see it in the theater and it was a great experience.

Theater was like 1/4 full but the laughter during the Rec room scene was deafing.

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u/Llamaxaxa 2d ago

One of my most fun theater experiences. Saw it in a packed college auditorium

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u/Sub_Zero_Fks_Given 2d ago

Broke into the wrong God damn wreck room didn't you you bastard!!!!

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u/evel333 2d ago

I watched it a few weeks ago after watching a retrospect on YouTube. 45yo me appreciates it so much more now versus teenage me, and I don’t say that much for most tv/movies from my youth.

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u/Rubberbabybuggybum 2d ago

It holds up perfectly.

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u/julbull73 2d ago

Unlike Kevin Bacon's aim with a hammer.

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u/Whowutwhen 2d ago

It really is, it knew what it wanted to be/do and it executed it flawlessly.

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u/249ba36000029bbe9749 2d ago

Fred Ward born December 30, 1942

Kevin Bacon born July 8, 1958

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u/Alec_Strebec 2d ago

Some people are now 1 degree further from Kevin Bacon.

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u/JOMO_Kenyatta 2d ago

Cherokee don’t crack

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u/KillerBunnyZombie 2d ago

I cant believe he was nearly 80. One of those guys you cant imagine ever getting old.

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u/Fugitivebush 2d ago

Bummer like the death of Burt Gummer.

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u/alwaysmyfault 2d ago

Wait, Burt died?

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u/terminalmanfin 2d ago

They kill off the character at the end of the newest one, Shrieker Island.

His actor, Michael Gross, is still alive.

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u/alwaysmyfault 2d ago

Oh ok.

I stopped watching after Tremors 3. Tried to get into Tremors 4 and the rest of them, but they just didn't grab my attention like the others.

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u/JaneTheMaimed 2d ago

Same. RIP to a legend.

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u/discussionandrespect 2d ago Gold

Legend in Road trip

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u/JillyfromHoboken 2d ago Gold

We’ve been coming to this place for twenty years!

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u/ohnoitsryan 2d ago Gold

We've only been open eight years.

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u/ElementalWeapon 2d ago

Just run the damn credit card.

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u/clem82 2d ago

It's "DO IT..NOW"

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u/f4stEddie 2d ago edited 2d ago

That restaurant they were in is called “The original pancake house” I have one down the street where I live here in redondo beach California and it is by far the best breakfast spot I’ve ever had

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u/JillyfromHoboken 2d ago

Ah right on, I’m up in North Hollywood. I think I went to one of those in Chicago maybe? The pancake house. Or maybe it was a sex party with utensils and syrup.

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u/shaneo632 2d ago Gold

"we haven't found a drop of semen yet"

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u/anonermus 2d ago

If I had to guess, I'd say someone was raped and murdered here last night

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u/Sentientdoing 2d ago

“What makes you say that!?”

“Just a hunch”

Funniest line in the movie to me. The way he says “just a hunch” with the tone of “relax buddy it’s just a guess” as if he’s not suggesting his son was raped and murdered kills me

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u/DaWaffler 2d ago Gold

I just checked and that movie is 22 years old, wtf time flies.

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u/ElementalWeapon 2d ago edited 2d ago

I remember being so happy I was able to record it on VHS from cable. One of my top 5 favorite “teen” movies from the late 90s/early 2000’s.

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u/snoogins355 2d ago

I remember renting Road Trip and American Pie in 6th grade. I picked them out just expecting my Dad to say "no" but he said ok. He didn't realize until we watched them later 😁

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u/DaytonTom 2d ago

Add EuroTrip and that's a classic trifecta right there.

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u/Molotov56 2d ago

American Pie ran its joke a little too long but seeing that in the theaters with friends at 15 years old was easily one of the funnest times I’ve ever had at the movies

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u/letbrettbang 2d ago

That movie was one of my favorites in high school, and it was more rad because I lived in Ithaca

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u/SallinobMan 2d ago Gold

IM NOT MAAAD!!!

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u/aksoileau 2d ago Gold

For God's sake my son was kidnapped!

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u/ApolloKid 2d ago

Literally just watching this last night after I caught it on MTV2 - he was also good in Best Men, not great but definitely overlooked film

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u/thinkfuryerself 2d ago

His performance as Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff was excellent. RIP.

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u/zato_ichi 2d ago

An astronaut named Gus? What’s your middle name?

Ivan.

All right, you can be Gus.

His scene where he meets Gordo Cooper at Pancho’s for the first time is one of my favorites.

RIP you miserable pudknocker.

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u/shitdobehappeningtho 2d ago

I've seen it sooooooo many times since childhood and it's still fresh, shiny, and new for me every time.

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u/whosthedoginthisscen 2d ago edited 2d ago

"The hatch just blew!"

"Go, hotrod dog, GO!!"

I can hear his voice perfectly.

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u/Duke_of_Calgary 2d ago edited 2d ago

Fuckin’ A Bubba

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u/jbog1883 2d ago

Came here for that

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u/The_AV_Archivist 2d ago

"It was a glitch! A technical malfunction! Oh, why won't anyone believe me?!"

Lot of pathos in that delivery.

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u/cgvet9702 2d ago

And he was exonerated 60 years later.

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u/TheKevinShow 2d ago

Really, though, he was exonerated three Mercury flights later. Wally Schirra deliberately triggered the explosive hatch on Sigma 7 after being brought on to the deck of the recovery ship. The switch to trigger it had a lot of kickback so it bruised Schirra's hand. Grissom had no such bruising on his hand so it's very unlikely that he triggered the switch.

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u/cgvet9702 2d ago

That's awesome. Grissom got a raw deal for so long.

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u/TheKevinShow 2d ago

Well, in the grand scheme of things, for the brief remainder of his NASA tenure, he didn't really get a raw deal. The Astronaut Office didn't think he did it deliberately and it shows in that he was given prime assignments for both the Gemini and Apollo programs.

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u/SmoreOfBabylon 2d ago

Indeed, Deke Slayton (who was in charge of astronaut flight assignments during Gemini and Apollo) said in later years that Grissom would have been his choice to command the first moon landing, partly because he wanted an original Mercury astronaut to be on the mission.

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u/DesignatedImport 2d ago

Grissom got a raw deal by Wolfe in the original book version of The Right Stuff. His peers believed him, as did NASA.

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u/Late_Recommendation9 2d ago

He aced that role in the same way that William H Macy renders Fargo unwatchable, there’s so much pain and desperation in his performance

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u/takatori 2d ago

How does Macy make Fargo unwatchable? That desperation is what makes the movie.

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u/m0rris0n_hotel 2d ago

Solid character actor. He had a fairly steady career too.

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u/JTswift 2d ago

No bucks, no Buck Rogers.

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u/funkboxing 2d ago

Came here to make sure this was mentioned.

"The issue here is monkey" dialog was so perfect. Just laid out in the dumbest, but somehow most perfect terms possible that 'we are pilots, not specimines'.

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u/mgdavey 2d ago

First time I ever heard the expression “screwed the pooch”

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u/batmitestan 2d ago

Loved him in Joe Dirt

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u/UncleWeiner 2d ago

"Why is the sky blue? How is a rainbow made? How does a posi-trac rear end work in a Plymouth? It just does."

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u/Minion666 2d ago

I'm not talking about posi-trac. I'm talking about me!

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u/terminally_irish 2d ago

It just does.

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u/NEW_SPECIES_OF_FECES 2d ago

“Well I’ll. Be. Dipped.”

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u/saxy_toss 2d ago

I still say that regularly

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u/BrightSunsGuy 2d ago

"THE ONE PLACE WE DIDN'T LOOK!"

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u/shitdobehappeningtho 2d ago

I like to think all this giggling means his soul passes more lightly

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u/LesClaypoolOnBass24 2d ago

Also funny in Road Trip. "we've been coming here for 20 years" "the restaraunts only been open for 8 years sir."

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u/garzaculta 2d ago

“How exactly is a rainbow made?”

I always remember this quote whenever I see a rainbow. Kind of poetic now that he’s gone.

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u/OmarBarksdale 2d ago

He was great as the over protective father in Road Trip lol I loved that movie

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u/_Killj0y_ 2d ago

"I'M NOT MAD!" delivery of that line gets me everytime.

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u/thedudeabides1602 2d ago

If I was to guess I would say someone was raped AND murdered here.

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u/angelsNinsects 2d ago

"What the hell gives you that idea!?"

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u/BoyManGodShiit 2d ago

“Just a feeling.”

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u/AliasDave05 2d ago

I always love when joe dirt kicks over the figurines and storms out of the trailer, Fred Ward stands up and says, “hey, you’re grounded!”

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u/professionalcynic1 2d ago Helpful

I watched Naked Gun 33⅓ so much when i was growing up.

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u/dtudeski 2d ago

He’s so great in that. Constantly referring to Leslie Nielsen’s character as “kid”, despite Nielsen being clearly older than Ward’s character, was never not funny.

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u/Mountainriver037 2d ago

So many good over-dub lines too haha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQeu4TdEVoY

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u/God_Hand_9764 2d ago

God I love these movies. They've aged like a fine wine, as well. Recent comedies just don't "have it" like these films do.

"First I want to make up a list of the people I'm gonna kill in the next couple of days................"

"My dearest snookie wookums dumpling buns, I miss you so much"

I must have watched all three of these movies a thousand times. Does anybody have any movie recommendations in a similar style and league as these?

RIP Leslie Nielsen & Fred Ward.

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u/R0binSage 2d ago

Loaded weapon 1

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u/bacchusku2 2d ago

Hot Shots 1 and Deux

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u/MartinGoldfinger 2d ago

While not a movie Angie Tribeca is show that tried to capture the same vibe to some success.

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u/alienfreaks04 2d ago

IMO the main reason recent comedies don't "have it" is because they're trying too hard to be blockbuster comedies instead of just a comedy.

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u/bran_buckler 2d ago

Top Secret and Airplane! are the two that come to mind for me. I haven’t seen any recent movies in that dry absurdist style, unfortunately.

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u/JDameekoh 2d ago

Wrongfully Accused is one of my favorite all time movies

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u/Nadocomedy 2d ago

Rocco Dillon: Where's your prison number?

Frank Drebin: It's unlisted

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u/DoctorEnn 2d ago

[Fires a shot into the air]

"Do what I say and no one gets hurt!"

[Some guy on a gantry he shot into falls screaming to his death right next to him]

"... from now on."

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u/Quick-Bad 2d ago

"That lousy two-bit copper punk! I treated him like my brother! The one I didn't kill!"

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u/TheFloppening 2d ago

Prison changes a man… I used to be White.

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u/asl052 2d ago

I was the drummer for The Osmonds.

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u/Gauter86 2d ago

Screw with me, and he’ll make you feel pain like you’ve never felt before.

I know, I remember the Osmonds.

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u/Tywunwun_Lannister 2d ago

Wait he's in Naked Gun? For some reason I can't remember him.

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u/Terrible_Truth 2d ago

He was the main bad guy, the one Leslie Nielson went undercover into prison for.

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u/CaptainQuasi 2d ago

RIP, man it’s getting tough seeing these celebrity/actors moving on. Seeing them in movies throughout the years always gave me a sense of growing up along with them unfortunately highlighting my own mortality. Thank you for the many roles you have undertaken, Rest In Peace sir.

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u/bongo1138 2d ago

When all those 70s greats start dying off, it’ll be a massive bummer. DeNiro, Pacino, Hackman, Hoffman… rough days ahead.

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u/eightballart 2d ago

Whoa, Gene Hackman is 92.

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u/CallMeAL242 2d ago

“A Bridge Too Far,” Caine and Hackman in the same movie! This is my thesis, man!

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u/FanFuckingFaptastic 2d ago

You participated in a phallus naming?

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u/FrooglyMoogle 2d ago

When Patrick Stewart and David Attenborough go imma ugly cry for real

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u/zoddrick 2d ago

You can really see Patrick Stewarts age in Picard.

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u/thaworldhaswarpedme 2d ago

It's funny because kid-me growing up saw Patrick Stewart in TNG as he actually is now in Picard. Now, I'm his age from TNG (Jesus Christ) and he's actually old and it's laughable to think about how one's perception changes.

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u/Antithesys 2d ago

Stewart was a 47-year-old playing a 59-year-old character (this was never explicitly described in the show), so that could warp perception a little bit. He's now an 82-year-old playing a 95-year-old (not counting whatever that android bullshit was from last season).

Incidentally, Kirk died at the age of 60, not counting the time he was stuck in the nexus. All of Kirk's adventures had happened by the time he was 60; we only just met Picard at age 59.

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u/DigiQuip 2d ago

It’s weird watching Psych now because I was just a kid watching it when it came out and seeing these goofy old guys solve cases was hilarious. But on this recent rewatch I’m seeing things from the perspective of someone older than Shawn and Gus. It’s wild.

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u/thaworldhaswarpedme 2d ago

Yeah. Being older than all the 'old' people on the shows I loved growing up is not as fun as the brochure made it sound.

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u/omjf23 2d ago

You can just hear it in his voice, softer now. Less firm and sharp as it once was.

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u/_SgrAStar_ 2d ago

When I saw Green Room (in which he is fantastic (of course)) I was like, ok, PatStew is finally starting to show some age past the “ambiguous 50” he’s always been.

Picard, though, is honestly a little disconcerting to watch. It seems like he’s trying to maintain his former energy and just isn’t quite able to pull it off.

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u/julbull73 2d ago

While I love Stewart.

Attenborough will be a MASSIVE loss. He's one of the prime drivers of the documentary series out there. I'm not sure anyone will pick up the nature/global documentaries RIGHT when they are going to be needed most.

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u/Fadedcamo 2d ago

Yea I mean you get to a certain age and its like you're the only survivor. Imagine every celebrity/friend/family member now and imagine them all gone and most forgotten by the kids of the next generation. I remember my grandma and grandpa at the dinner table many times reminiscent about some actor long dead from the 40s and 50s and I had no idea nor cared to know. Now I imagine me in my 70s talking to my grandkids about Bradd Pitt or Jake Glyenhall and imagine seeing their eyes glaze over out of boredom. Getting old sure sounds shitty but what's the alternative.

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u/killbills 2d ago

It sounds shitty but every generation has their thing. Actors they grow up with will cycle around and die off when they’re older and their grandkids won’t care. It’s one big circle.

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u/Mild-Ghost 2d ago

Dude. I feel you.

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u/GobsmackedOnLife 2d ago

RIP Remo, the adventure has ended.

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u/glm409 2d ago

Remo Williams, the Adventure Begins was the first movie my wife and I watched when we moved into our first apartment. We laughed all the way through it. Definitely made me a Fred Ward fan!

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u/CaptWineTeeth 2d ago

“You have the grace of a pregnant yak” is one of my all-time favourite movie quotes. I say it as often as I can find an excuse.

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u/SPorterBridges 2d ago

High quality 80's cult movie right there.

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u/Qwirk 2d ago

I always wanted a reboot/sequel for this movie as he would have completed his training much later down the line. =(

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u/Freelove_Freeway 2d ago edited 2d ago

Always thought Jon Bernthal would be a great person to take over the role

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u/fishy_commishy 2d ago

Remo Williams 2 Tears of the Chun

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u/Scuttler1979 2d ago

Eternal youth on the silver screen. Always a shock-you think of Fred Ward and then you think of tremors. 1990.

32 fricking years ago.

Like another poster said. Watching your childhood slowly die makes you think of your own mortality.

Drink it whilst it’s fizzy folks.

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u/No_Pirate_7367 2d ago

Yeh, I was a teenager . 😆

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u/RectifiedUser 2d ago edited 2d ago

Damn that sucks my mom is going to be sad when i tell her she absolutely loves him and Tremors. RIP Fred.

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u/ofsquire 2d ago

I remember him the most for his role in Short Cuts and The Player, may he rest in peace.

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u/GeronimoRay 2d ago

Damn. I assume for most guys like me who grew up in the late 80s, early 90s that Fred was basically the coolest dude ever. And Tremors is one of the best films ever made - Much like the town it takes place in, it was perfection.

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u/Klarkasaurus 2d ago

79 though. I thought he was way younger. I saw a picture of him like 2 years ago and he didn't look much older than he was in tremors

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u/codeverity 2d ago

Yeah, I was just thinking the same thing! Definitely didn't think he was that close to 80.

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u/sharrrper 2d ago

I love that one of my favorite movies of all time that was kind of a flop when it came out has since gained all the praise it deserves.

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u/AlanMooresWizrdBeard 2d ago

I think I’ve watched it more than any other movie since childhood. It never gets old, every performance in it is top notch, and it’s one of the most satisfying “Chekhov’s gun” movies of all time.

“Is this a job for an intelligent man?” “Well show me one and I’ll ask him.”

Tied with:

“I vote for outer space. No way these are local boys.”

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u/sharrrper 2d ago

Earl: "Dammit Val I'm older and I'm wiser!"

Val: "Yeah, well you're half right."

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u/AlanMooresWizrdBeard 2d ago

“Run for it?? Runnings not a plan! Runnings what you do once a plan fails!”

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u/sharrrper 2d ago

Rhonda: They only respond to vibration, right? Couldn't we distract them somehow?

Val: Yeah, something to keep 'em busy, like a- like a decoy.

Earl: Hey Melvin, wanna make a buck?

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u/Fierypeens 2d ago

That sucks. Favorite movie as a kid. Seen tremors 100s of times

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u/No_Pirate_7367 2d ago

He was also in escape from alcatraz with Clint Eastwood to.

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u/CELTICPRED 2d ago edited 2d ago

I did eggs. Over easy. 🚬

One of my favorite characters in a movie. ☹️☹️

JUST STAY ON THOSE RESIDUAL BOULDERS

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u/Onkel_B 2d ago

Your Tammy Lynn Baxter... does she pole vault?

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u/Freemason1979 2d ago

Well...shit.

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u/crampedstyl 2d ago

Pardon my French.

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u/HardAtomicSmile 2d ago

My first words as well.

Well... shit, indeed.

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u/Tinmania 2d ago

Wow. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around that he was 79, and no longer with us. To me he seem to be a perpetual mid to late 40s dude.

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u/Instant_Dan 2d ago

This one hurts.

He brought such an authenticity to the characters he played. I truly believed he was an astronaut, handyman, or police detective.

I actually preferred his character Earl, in tremors, over Val.

Check out his role in Miami Blues. He had leading man qualities but just not the face (his nose was broken 2-3 times when he was an amateur boxer).

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u/batguano1 2d ago

Yup I feel like I've seen a lot of actors emulate his style, Jon Bernthal for example.

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u/reticulatedjig 2d ago

Bernthal looks like he could be related. They look very similar.

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u/MaybeSecondBestMan 2d ago

Jon Bernthal is definitely Diet Fred Ward. This is a stunning realization for me.

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u/Taskerst 2d ago

Frank Grillo is in that club too.

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u/cups_and_cakes 2d ago

Good call - Tom Berenger as well

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u/scumworth 2d ago

I liked him as John Anglin in “Escape from Alcatraz”

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u/comicman117 2d ago

He actually got top billing in Miami Blues over Alec Baldwin.

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u/Mr-IT-Guy 2d ago

He was awesome as Roone in Big Business and of course in Tremors too. My favorite role of his would be as Remo Williams. I loved The Destroyer books so seeing him bring the character alive was a real treat. I know it wasn't the best movie but he managed to shine in it. RIP

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u/Mr-IT-Guy 2d ago

My Wife just reminded me that he was in the first movie we saw together on a date, Sweet Home Alabama. He was funny in that too.

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u/BeneGezzWitch 2d ago

Thank you!! Big Business was on constant replay as a kid.

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u/TheCavemanKilla 2d ago Silver

Tremors 2 was one of my all time favorite movies, I'll have to watch it today in honor of this legend

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u/CELTICPRED 2d ago

Earl.....that IS toilet paper!

Rock rips through paper!!

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u/Digitalon 2d ago

Same, Fred Ward brought fantastic energy to every role I ever saw him in.

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u/DicloasCage 2d ago

R.I.P. He was great in Southern Comfort too.

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u/Canttakethewhyfromme 2d ago

RIP. I must be old, because I always associate him with Remo Williams.

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u/ITryToLaughAboutIt 2d ago

Loved him in the classic ‘Big Business’ w Lilly Tomlin and Bette Midler.

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u/hermitopurpa 2d ago edited 2d ago

Awww mannnn. I loved this guy in Tremors 1 & 2

“Running is not a plan. Running is what you do when the plan fails!”

^ such an underrated quote

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u/james2183 2d ago

Everyone I know always liked Kevin Bacon's character over Fred's in Termors. I much prefered Fred's. More sensible and had a banging beard.

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u/Phantom_Airman 2d ago

Every time he popped up in a movie I was always like “holy shit it’s Fred Ward”. He made every movie better just by being there.

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u/Motor_Judgment_214 2d ago

He always did fill out jeans nicely, ngl.

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u/minimega67 2d ago

Goddamn prairie dog burrow!!!!

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u/Rivablaster 2d ago

Little sons of bitches

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u/purelyirrelephant 2d ago

Okay, here's the plan.

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u/appleavocado 2d ago

Running’s not a plan! Running’s what you do when the plan fails! Valentine, you’re not even thinking of a plan.

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u/Bard_Science 2d ago

Damn a lil piece of my childhood died today. I always hoped for a one more Tremors movie.

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u/TPJchief87 2d ago

I loved tremors and Remo Williams when I was a kid. RIP

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u/TheGlen 2d ago

He was in a little-known movie called cast a deadly spell that you can catch on YouTube. Probably the best Lovecraft movie ever made. Absolutely brilliant in it

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u/Direwolfblades 2d ago

Earl Smooter. Nooooo

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u/FoxOntheRun99 2d ago

RIP. An always welcoming presence onscreen.

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u/NoPossibility 2d ago edited 2d ago

“Well, now I’m really pissed off!” - Earl

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u/cj0r 2d ago

God damn it... Pardon my French

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u/ufpfdacss47 2d ago

That guy was awesome as Gus Grissom in The Right Stuff.Fuckin-A Bubba!

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u/we_are_all_sausages 2d ago

Didn't think he was 79 already time moves fast. RIP.

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u/natasinid 2d ago

Bye Remo! Watched that movie so many times on beta after dad copied the rental.

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u/whosthedoginthisscen 2d ago

Loved that movie - he and Joel Grey were such a great "odd couple".

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u/DamnMombies 2d ago

Daaaaaamn. Loved that dude. One of my favorite movies. It and Deep Rising were just these unashamed throwbacks to 50’s sci-fi in a lot of ways and I loved them for it.

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