Nov 17, 2010

Earl's Favorite Film Scenes: Volume VII

Thanks for all your kind words and thoughts yesterday.  Sammi is hanging in there, but she's lost even more mobility. Not sure where this is going so let's go for something a little lighter today.
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The big fight scene from Grosse Point Blank.


Three things I wanna mention about this particular clip:

1. I remember seeing this in the theater with a group of friends.  When they started fighting, I immediately nudged my friend next to me and said "Kickboxing...sport of the future" from Say Anything.  I think a lot of people in the audience were thinking the same thing.

2. The man that Cusack is fighting is Benny "The Jet" Urquidez.  A real-life martial arts champion.  Maybe one of the most famous of all-time.  He won over 200 bouts with no losses in full contact karate, and he held six different world titles in five weight divisions for over 24 years!  So yeah...in reality he would have kicked Johnny Boy's ass!

3. I love me some 2 Tone ska, and The Beat, or The English Beat if you prefer, are one of my favorites.  I always loved the song "Mirror in the Bathroom", but now when I hear it I can't help but think of this scene. Amazing the things that a good soundtrack to a good movie can do with your head.

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Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. This is my 999th post.  Wow!

12 comments:

Avitable said...

I love this movie. My favorite scene is when "Pressure" is playing and he's staring at the baby.

Now I want to go watch this.

Slyde said...

"A group of friends"?????


screw you... what has our relationship come to when you cant even utter my name anymore?

sniff...

B.E. Earl said...

Avitable - Yeah, I love that scene too, but I don't think it was available for embedding.

Slyde - Actually, I don't believe that I saw this film with you. The "group of friends" consisted of folks who had boobs. Unless you tagged along...

sybil law said...

I LOVE that movie!!
Now I wanna watch it, too.

sybil law said...

Oh! And more prayers for Sammi.
xo

Mrs. Hall said...

Dang, missed yesterday's post. Hugs to you and gentle pettin's to Sami.

annabelle said...

Such a great movie.

Sorry about your kitty, it's never easy when a member of the family is in bad health.

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - I wish it were on Netflix Instant. I'd watch it right now.

Holly - Thanks!

Annabelle - You too!

Slyde said...

wrong wrong and wrong..

we in fact DID see it together. Im not sure if we saw it with anyone else... dave maybe.

B.E. Earl said...

Slyde - This is one time that your super movie attending memory is dead wrong. I'll email you why.

marty mankins said...

Wild.. I thought the same thing when I saw Cusack in the fight scene.

B.E. Earl said...

Marty - See? :)