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Peter Falk Dead at 83

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:18 am    Post subject: Peter Falk Dead at 83 Reply with quote

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43526826/ns/today-entertainment/

A real loss. Even if the movie itself sucked, Falk was always worth watching. My favorite performance of his remains his womens-wrestling manager in 1981's wonderfully entertaining ...All the Marbles, which was directed by Robert Aldrich, who was also responsible for another superlative sports comedy, 1973's The Longest Yard with Burt Reynolds. And here's the trailer for Marbles...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2yKz7_FpK0


...which contains my favorite line in the movie:

"You're a lousy lover, you're a lousy manager!"
"Now that really hurts -- I am not a lousy manager."

RIP, pal.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loved him in Murder By Death.

And he was obviously amazing as Columbo. The programme itself occasionally whiffs of dated cheese, but he gives a genuinely brilliant performance in it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even in flat-out calamities like Big Trouble and The Cheap Detective he miraculously managed to rise above the material.
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