AFI Salutes Tom Hanks on USA

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  1. Chuck C

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    I caught AFI's wonderful tribute to Tom Hanks. The show was very heart-felt and everything was appropriate. No one deserves such a great award more than Tom. Anyone else catch this program and care to comment?
     
  2. Morgan Jolley

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    At the local theaters, they always run those dumb "Movie Facts" things before movies and one of them has a quote from Tom Hanks where he says something to the effect of "I've made a bunch of films and I can honestly say about 5 of them are good." While he's right, the good ones are some of the best ones ever made.
     
  3. Ralph Summa

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    I started watching this as filler before throwing in a DVD and ended up watching it all. I got sucked in thanks to Steve Martin and it got better throughout. Moving finale with two members of Easy Company and three cast members from SPR.
    I can't believe that they left out Bachelor Party! [​IMG]
     
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    Not to mention The Burbs and The Money Pit, two of my all time favorite comedies. They did show quick clips of those films though, including Bachelor Party.
    I also liked that they got Jim Lovell to speak as well.
     
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    Great show. Not too serious, not too silly. Not only a great actor of our generation, but who makes us feel better about going to the movies? A good guy, solid, engaging roles, entertaining films.

    Chris
     
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    I missed the Bachelor Party clip!
    I didn't miss Elizabeth Perkins' dress though. [​IMG]
     
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    I really liked Tom Hanks in this. He looked like a genuine nice guy.

    I loved when Jim Lovell came out. The look on Tom's face was priceless. He even mouthed "Oh, My God!" when they announced him.

    Truly a classy kinda star.
     
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    I like Hanks and think he's a good actor. But did he really deserve this over DeNiro, Pacino, Kietel or Hackman. Come on!
     
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    I really wanted to watch this but I was in Vegas. Will USA rerun the award show again? Thanks.
     
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    I taped it Saturday night - I think there are several opportunities coming up. It's a great show - wonderful opening speech by Steve Martin...
    [​IMG]
     
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    I missed this, but I have to ask, does Hanks need a lifetime achievement award now? It's not like he just turned 65.
     
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    They just reran this this AM 10 - 12.
    Im sure it will come up again.
    Also up was nside the actors studio with Hanks
    Im sure all of this is for Road to
    Perdition
     

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