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We Gotta Get Outta This Place - The Escape Movies Tournament


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#1 of 499 SteveGon

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Posted January 10 2003 - 01:21 PM

Welcome to my Escape Movies Tournament


I love a good escape movie, whether it's convicts trying to bust out of prison or prisoners of war trying to tunnel their way to freedom. And so we have this tourney. Posted Image

The tournament is now over. Go away. Posted Image


The List
    [*][*]Assault on Precinct 13[*]The Bridge on the River Kwai[*]Chicken Run[*]Cool Hand Luke[*]Cube[*]The Deer Hunter[*]The Defiant Ones[*]Escape from Alcatraz[*]Escape from L.A.[*]Escape from New York[*]From Dusk Till Dawn[*]The Fugitive[*]Grand Illusion[*]The Great Escape******[*]The Killing Fields[*]Logan's Run[*]Midnight Express[*]O Brother, Where Art Thou?[*]One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest[*]101 Dalmatians (1961)[*]Papillon[*]The Poseidon Adventure[*]Runaway Train[*]The Running Man[*]The Shawshank Redemption[*]Stalag 17[*]Stir Crazy[*]The Terminator[*]THX 1138[*]Toy Story[*]Toy Story 2[*]Tron



Wild Cards
    [*][*]Aliens[*]Dawn of the Dead[*]Deliverance[*]Evil Dead 2[*]First Blood[*]Gladiator[*]The Matrix[*]Misery[*]Night of the Living Dead (1990)[*]Panic Room[*]The Planet of the Apes (1968)[*]Spartacus[*]Star Wars[*]The Truman Show[*]12 Monkeys[*]The Wizard of Oz


#2 of 499 ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 10 2003 - 01:29 PM

Nominate:
Midnight Express
The Great Escape
Escape from Alcatraz
Toy Story 2

#3 of 499 Jan H

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Posted January 10 2003 - 01:34 PM

Cool.

Nominate:



Stalag 17
The Defiant Ones

Second:

The Great Escape

#4 of 499 SteveGon

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Posted January 10 2003 - 01:39 PM

Some suggestions:

Brute Force
Down By Law
Grand Illusion
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Kanal
Le Trou


Oh, and Chicken Run. Posted Image

#5 of 499 george kaplan

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Posted January 10 2003 - 01:44 PM

I'll third:

The Great Escape

second:

Stalag 17
Toy Story 2
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#6 of 499 Bill J

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Posted January 10 2003 - 01:46 PM

Third:
Stalag 17

#7 of 499 george kaplan

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Posted January 10 2003 - 01:52 PM

I'll nominate:

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Cool Hand Luke
The Fugitive
Stir Crazy

I wanted to nominate The Bridge on the River Kwai, but ran out, and figured that one was a shoe-in for someone else to nominate.
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#8 of 499 ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 10 2003 - 01:53 PM

Second:
Stir Crazy

#9 of 499 ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 10 2003 - 01:57 PM

Ack, I forgot about The Killing Fields. Someone nominate it!

#10 of 499 Andrew_Sch

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Posted January 10 2003 - 02:29 PM

Nominate:
Bridge on the River Kwai

Second:
Grand Illusion
"Old theatres are irreplaceable. They could never be duplicated at today's costs - but more importantly, their spirit could not be duplicated because they remind us of a day when going to the show was a more glorious and escapist experience. I think a town's old theatres are the sanctuary of...

#11 of 499 Jim_K

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Posted January 10 2003 - 02:45 PM

Second
Bridge on the River Kwai
Cool Hand Luke
The Fugitive


Third
Grand Illusion

I'll have to think of some nominations
Death before Streaming!


#12 of 499 Jim_K

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Posted January 10 2003 - 02:54 PM

Nominate:

Papillon
The Deer Hunter
Runaway Train
Plague Dogs

Death before Streaming!


#13 of 499 Travis Olson

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Posted January 10 2003 - 03:14 PM

Nominate:

Escape From New York
Escape From LA

Third:

The Fugitive

#14 of 499 ChuckDeLa

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Posted January 10 2003 - 03:17 PM

Second:
Papillon
Runaway Train

#15 of 499 Richard Kim

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Posted January 10 2003 - 03:22 PM

I nominate:

The Shawshank Redemption

third:

Bridge On The River Kwai

#16 of 499 SteveGon

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Posted January 10 2003 - 05:20 PM

Updated.

Andrew and Jim, Grand Illusion was just a suggestion on my part. But since it's fairly well known, I went ahead and put it on the list. Posted Image

#17 of 499 Dome Vongvises

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Posted January 10 2003 - 05:29 PM

Nominate list
The Cube
2nd list
Shawshank Redemption
Escape from New York
3rd list
Cool Hand Luke

Remind me never to be born in the middle of nowhere for my next lifetime. Friday's at the Ville suck!!! Posted Image

#18 of 499 ErikG

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Posted January 10 2003 - 05:30 PM

Second:

Escape From Alcatraz

Third:

Escape From New York
The Shawshank Redemption
Stir Crazy
No shirt
No shoes
NOO dice!

#19 of 499 Bill J

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Posted January 10 2003 - 05:56 PM

Nominate:
The Killing Fields

#20 of 499 John Thomas

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Posted January 10 2003 - 06:17 PM

Would you consider O Brother, Where Art Thou??

Another suggestion is The Count of Monte Cristo.