Walter Hill Tournament

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Welcome to my Walter Hill Tournament.
    Walter Hill is, in my opinion, one of our most underrated directors. Known mostly for action flicks like 48 Hrs. and Extreme Prejudice, he occasionally tries his hand at something different: the beloved Crossroads and the Richard Pryor comedy Brewster's Millions. Sure, he's made a few clunkers, but more often than not, he delivers the goods.
    The final match is now underway.
    The List
    Crossroads (1986)
    The Driver (1978)
    Extreme Prejudice (1987)
    48 Hrs. (1982)***
    Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
    Hard Times (1975)
    Johnny Handsome (1989)
    Last Man Standing (1996)
    The Long Riders (1980)***
    Red Heat (1988)
    Southern Comfort (1981)
    Streets of Fire (1984)
    Trespass (1992)
    Undisputed (2002)
    The Warriors (1979)
    Wild Bill (1995)
     
  2. Jay E

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    Another 48 Hrs.
    Brewster's Million's
    Supernova

    same picks as you Steve
     
  3. Elizabeth S

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    Supernova
    Red Heat
    Brewster's Millions
     
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    Walter who? [​IMG]
    I'll vote for Brewster's Millions as a piece o' poop.
    Souther Comfort is a pretty decent flick!
     
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    I'd Bump
    The Driver
    Supernova
    Undisputed
     
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    Brewster's Millions
    Crossroads
    Undisputed
     
  8. Jim_K

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    Another 48 Hrs.
    Brewster's Millions
    Supernova
     
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    Looks like Supernova, Brewster's Million's, and Another 48 Hrs. are in the running for elimination. Keep the votes coming. [​IMG]
     
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    "Another 48 HRS"
    "Brewster's Millions"
    "Supernova"

    I will gladly participate in this tourney. Walter Hill is a great filmmaker, and I hope he gets an Academy Award soon. I think he should get one for Lifetime Achievement...When your hit-to-clunker ratio is 16:3, you gotta be doing something right.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Come out to play-ee-ay!
     
  12. SteveGon

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    This tourney will start Monday morning so keep the votes coming! [​IMG]
    Rob, some of Hill's films can be had fairly cheap - I just picked up Southern Comfort and The Long Riders for $9.99 each at Wal-Mart. Got The Warriors for under twenty bucks at Best Buy. Check 'em out! Unfortunately, you'll want to avoid the MAR releases of Extreme Prejudice and Johnny Handsome. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like Another 48 Hrs., Brewster's Millions, and Supernova will sit this one out.
    Here we go...
    Round 1 - Bracket 1
    Last Man Standing vs. Extreme Prejudice
    Round 1 - Bracket 2
    The Long Riders vs. Wild Bill
    Round 1 - Bracket 3
    The Driver vs. Hard Times
    Round 1 - Bracket 4
    Undisputed vs. Trespass
     
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    Extreme Prejudice-One of my top 3 Hill films
    The Long Riders
    Hard Times
    Trespass
     
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    Mega-abstain
     
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    Hard Times
     
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    Extreme Prejudice
    The Long Riders (one of the best Westerns released in the past 25 years, IMHO)
    The Driver
    Abstain (haven't seen Undisputed)
     
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    abstain x4
     
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    abstain
    The Long Riders
    Hard Times
    abstain
     
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    Extreme Prejudice
    The Long Riders
    Hard Times
    abstain - No Undisputed
     

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