Jump to content
DVDVR Message Board
West Newbury Bad Boy

Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82

Recommended Posts

Well this sucks

I feel like I am the only Stroker Ace fan in the world

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recently re-watched the episode of Archer he was on. It still astounds me how funny and charismatic that man was with just his voice. 

Also, I watched this movie like a hundred times on HBO.   God he was awesome.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I loved his appearance on My Name Is Earl

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Burt was a huge part of my youth because HBO showed ALL of his movies on a loop.

I didn't just how many movies of his I have seen until I was scrolling his IMDB

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Cliff Hanger said:

Gotta fire up Saints Row 3 and take him out to party and kill zombies tonight.

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, RIPPA said:

Well this sucks

I feel like I am the only Stroker Ace fan in the world

 

No sir you are not. I loved that movie as a kid and I probably would still enjoy it today. I watched it as much as I watched Back to the Future, the Goonies, and Ghostbusters. I still remember the Stroker Ace song from the end and constantly reference the "fastest chicken in the south."

Sadly, Burt Reynolds passing away is one of those deaths where I realize the person was even still alive. I mean, he has been through some shit. It wasn't even 10 years ago that he had quadruple or quintuple bypass surgery and he still made it to now.

RIP. Dude made some damn good movies and played some of incredibly iconic characters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Watching that preview of Stroker Ace makes me wonder wtf my parents were thinking of letting me watch that as much as they did.

Then again, they also let me watch stuff like Eddie Murphy's Raw.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, odessasteps said:

Ready to watch all those Cannonball run bloopers. 

I got you fam

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Craig H said:

Watching that preview of Stroker Ace makes me wonder wtf my parents were thinking of letting me watch that as much as they did.

Then again, they also let me watch stuff like Eddie Murphy's Raw.

You think that's weird? I watched fucking Striptease with my folks and will forever remember Burt coming out covered in vaseline. 

IIRC this is one of the funniest episodes of Dinner for Five ever

RIP

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And lest we forget.... 

Damn it.  I was positive I'd made @RIPPA review Mania X.    I wanted to see the internal debate in his head as to which particular brand of whiskey Burt is hammered on in this clip.   

My guess is Johnnie Walker Gold. 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My mom LLLLLOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEESSSSS Smokey and the Bandit and the Cannonball Run movies.  Burt Reynolds was the epitome of the charismatic movie star.  I don't know if he could act, but I also don't care.  I know when he was driving around in a cool car, I wanted to hang out with him.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As a 5-year-old with a metric ton of Matchbox/Hot Wheels/Corgi cars and like-minded friends, Smokey & The Bandit was like Citizen Kane to us. Just the greatest movie ever made. The stunt work still holds up, and it's amazing watching Burt just glide through the damn thing because it's right in his cinematic sweet spot.

Northbound and down. RIP Burt.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...