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Old 06-13-2017, 06:49 AM
 
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Yeah, all that inbreeding makes for some strange people.
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Old 06-17-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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I do love that movie. I tubed the Chattooga many times in my youth, and the movie portrayal was not that far off from reality. We had a couple of unsettling encounters with the locals, and a friend of mine was badly beaten, laid unconscious on his kayak and pushed back out into the current to drown. They clearly resented the presence of outsiders.
I don't have the answer, OP, but I am puzzled by anyone who loves this rotten movie. I guess the same people who loved Prince of Tides and The Kite Runner. I simply don't get it and never will.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:44 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myhnAZFR1po
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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I don't have the answer, OP, but I am puzzled by anyone who loves this rotten movie. I guess the same people who loved Prince of Tides and The Kite Runner. I simply don't get it and never will.
Uh...I did my own research (?) and answered my own question.


The arrow went through the front of the mountain man, clear through and was sticking out his back. He was shot from the front, by Jon Voight. You have to look closely to see the arrow pointing skyward out the back of the guy as he falls to the ground, simultaneously shooting into the rocky ground.


I've never seen the other two you mentioned.


I first saw the movie in the theatre on Christmas Eve. My then boyfriend was an archer. I doubt either of us knew what the movie was about. I for sure didn't. Just something about bows and arrows. lol. For its time, it was completely shocking. It was the first (and probably last) time nobody spoke a word as we exited the theatre. The entire audience was dead silent. It was hard to process what we had seen. Not exactly your typical Christmas Eve fluffy feelings.


In your honor, picklejuice, I shall watch it again today.


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It's one of those songs that you know on the very first chord what movie it comes from. Love it!
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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After watching that scene I would be shaking like that too considering that it was a fair shot to make and if you miss you are dead. It does look like Voight shot him through with the razor tipped arrow and it took the guy a bit to fall down.

I think it is great movie from a time when many were just so so.
It is timeless in that one scene that horrifies every man out there.
The "Squeal like a pig" line is every bit as famous as "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning".

It was funny this time I was kayaking with a guy through a marsh and I said to him "Did I just hear banjos?" He knew the reference but the funny part was he was gay. All I could think of was "Why did I say that?" When I got home my wife thought it was hilarious.
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Old 06-18-2017, 01:11 PM
 
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Truly one of the all time great American movies.

Works on so many levels, and to this day it still resonates with the public conscience ("squeal, squeal like a pig" as a man joke). Also forever stereotyped those who lived in very rural areas in the backwoods of the south.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBgxdROTTrE
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Old 06-18-2017, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Bloomington, IL
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After watching that scene I would be shaking like that too considering that it was a fair shot to make and if you miss you are dead. It does look like Voight shot him through with the razor tipped arrow and it took the guy a bit to fall down.

I think it is great movie from a time when many were just so so.
It is timeless in that one scene that horrifies every man out there.
The "Squeal like a pig" line is every bit as famous as "I love the smell of Napalm in the morning".

It was funny this time I was kayaking with a guy through a marsh and I said to him "Did I just hear banjos?" He knew the reference but the funny part was he was gay. All I could think of was "Why did I say that?" When I got home my wife thought it was hilarious.
Gay people can still be raped,. You know that, right?
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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Gay people can still be raped,. You know that, right?

AH Yeah I know that. I was more worried for myself giving my gay friend an idea... My wife thought it was funny because she thought I might have been giving him a suggestion for a reenactment!

Deliverance was a good movie.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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AH Yeah I know that. I was more worried for myself giving my gay friend an idea... My wife thought it was funny because she thought I might have been giving him a suggestion for a reenactment!

Deliverance was a good movie.
Really? And they say rednecks are in the south?
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