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Posted 16 April 2020 - 01:09 PM

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/brian-dennehy-dead-actor-first-blood-cocoon-death-a-salesman-was-81-1223665

Just saw Cocoon The Return on Starz a few weeks ago.  The original was the 2nd movie I saw in theaters.  Fittingly enough, my grandparents took me to see it when I was 4.  He will be missed.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 01:14 PM

i loved Brian......great actor.  I even remember him in Western  my favorite being    The Man from Snowy River II.
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Posted 16 April 2020 - 01:26 PM

Damn it I'm a fan of Brian Dennehy! First Blood? He totally stole the film with his great performance as the hardass Sheriff. And there's many, many other roles like in Best Seller, Silverado, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Foul Play, Semi-Tough, Gorky Park, Cocoon, F.I.S.T. and many more.

RIP Brian.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 01:47 PM

Seemed like he was in everything I watched during the 80s and 90s, and I always liked him a lot.  Last time I saw him would have been in 30 Rock, as a Teamster boss.  Great actor.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 01:51 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Damn it I'm a fan of Brian Dennehy! First Blood? He totally stole the film with his great performance as the hardass Sheriff. And there's many, many other roles like in Best Seller, Silverado, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Foul Play, Semi-Tough, Gorky Park, Cocoon, F.I.S.T. and many more.

RIP Brian.

Tommy Boy as well.  Say hi to your son.  He’s missed too.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 04:03 PM

That scary scene in "First Blood" when Rambo has the blade at his neck, "Don't push it, I'll give you a war you won't beleive" the projection of fear, Brian musta thought Sly was really gonna slice him.

Rest well,sir.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 05:24 PM

Cool picture. Looks like a mountain as viewed by Ansel Adams' lens.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 05:42 PM

View Postpjbear05, on 16 April 2020 - 04:03 PM, said:

That scary scene in "First Blood" when Rambo has the blade at his neck, "Don't push it, I'll give you a war you won't beleive" the projection of fear, Brian musta thought Sly was really gonna slice him.

Rest well,sir.

Stallone got all the spotlight in that film, but Dennehy was outstanding as the self-righteous and bigoted Sheriff Teasle.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 06:27 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Damn it I'm a fan of Brian Dennehy! First Blood? He totally stole the film with his great performance as the hardass Sheriff. And there's many, many other roles like in Best Seller, Silverado, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Foul Play, Semi-Tough, Gorky Park, Cocoon, F.I.S.T. and many more.

RIP Brian.

yeah he played the dick sheriff to perfection in rambo. imo the best stallone film.

may he RIP

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:01 PM

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:01 PM

View Posttangy, on 16 April 2020 - 06:27 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Damn it I'm a fan of Brian Dennehy! First Blood? He totally stole the film with his great performance as the hardass Sheriff. And there's many, many other roles like in Best Seller, Silverado, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Foul Play, Semi-Tough, Gorky Park, Cocoon, F.I.S.T. and many more.

RIP Brian.

yeah he played the dick sheriff to perfection in rambo. imo the best stallone film.

may he RIP
Yeah he was dead on, every line delivered perfectly.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:15 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 07:01 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 16 April 2020 - 06:27 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Damn it I'm a fan of Brian Dennehy! First Blood? He totally stole the film with his great performance as the hardass Sheriff. And there's many, many other roles like in Best Seller, Silverado, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Foul Play, Semi-Tough, Gorky Park, Cocoon, F.I.S.T. and many more.

RIP Brian.

yeah he played the dick sheriff to perfection in rambo. imo the best stallone film.

may he RIP
Yeah he was dead on, every line delivered perfectly.

One of my favorite Dennehy deliveries in First Blood was "People start f***in' around with the law and all hell breaks loose."

And then there was that whole scene in the car when he and Rambo first meet.

Dennehy was also good in the tv movie "The Jericho Mile." That was the first time I saw him. I think that was a couple of years before I saw First Blood at the cinema.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:21 PM

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View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 07:01 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 16 April 2020 - 06:27 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Damn it I'm a fan of Brian Dennehy! First Blood? He totally stole the film with his great performance as the hardass Sheriff. And there's many, many other roles like in Best Seller, Silverado, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Foul Play, Semi-Tough, Gorky Park, Cocoon, F.I.S.T. and many more.

RIP Brian.

yeah he played the dick sheriff to perfection in rambo. imo the best stallone film.

may he RIP
Yeah he was dead on, every line delivered perfectly.

One of my favorite Dennehy deliveries in First Blood was "People start f***in' around with the law and all hell breaks loose."

And then there was that whole scene in the car when he and Rambo first meet.

Dennehy was also good in the tv movie "The Jericho Mile." That was the first time I saw him. I think that was a couple of years before I saw First Blood at the cinema.
There's a Dennehy line near the end that always makes me burst out laughing it's so good. It's not much of a line really it's just the timing of it is perfect in the scene. It's right at the end of this bit:



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Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:06 PM

I saw him in F/X when I was a kid. Amazing actor indeed. He had a presence you couldn't ignore. May he rest in peace.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:10 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 07:21 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 April 2020 - 07:15 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 07:01 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 16 April 2020 - 06:27 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Damn it I'm a fan of Brian Dennehy! First Blood? He totally stole the film with his great performance as the hardass Sheriff. And there's many, many other roles like in Best Seller, Silverado, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Foul Play, Semi-Tough, Gorky Park, Cocoon, F.I.S.T. and many more.

RIP Brian.

yeah he played the dick sheriff to perfection in rambo. imo the best stallone film.

may he RIP
Yeah he was dead on, every line delivered perfectly.

One of my favorite Dennehy deliveries in First Blood was "People start f***in' around with the law and all hell breaks loose."

And then there was that whole scene in the car when he and Rambo first meet.

Dennehy was also good in the tv movie "The Jericho Mile." That was the first time I saw him. I think that was a couple of years before I saw First Blood at the cinema.
There's a Dennehy line near the end that always makes me burst out laughing it's so good. It's not much of a line really it's just the timing of it is perfect in the scene. It's right at the end of this bit:



What part? When he drops his head to the floor when he's already lying there?

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:12 PM

View PostRod in Toronto, on 16 April 2020 - 08:06 PM, said:

I saw him in F/X when I was a kid. Amazing actor indeed. He had a presence you couldn't ignore. May he rest in peace.

6’ 3”, 240 lbs, and he could give you a majorly intimidating staredown.  You don’t mess with the Dennehy.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:28 PM

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View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 07:01 PM, said:

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View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Damn it I'm a fan of Brian Dennehy! First Blood? He totally stole the film with his great performance as the hardass Sheriff. And there's many, many other roles like in Best Seller, Silverado, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Foul Play, Semi-Tough, Gorky Park, Cocoon, F.I.S.T. and many more.

RIP Brian.

yeah he played the dick sheriff to perfection in rambo. imo the best stallone film.

may he RIP
Yeah he was dead on, every line delivered perfectly.

One of my favorite Dennehy deliveries in First Blood was "People start f***in' around with the law and all hell breaks loose."

And then there was that whole scene in the car when he and Rambo first meet.

Dennehy was also good in the tv movie "The Jericho Mile." That was the first time I saw him. I think that was a couple of years before I saw First Blood at the cinema.
There's a Dennehy line near the end that always makes me burst out laughing it's so good. It's not much of a line really it's just the timing of it is perfect in the scene. It's right at the end of this bit:



What part? When he drops his head to the floor when he's already lying there?
It's just "COME ON YOU CRAZY SON OF A BITCH!"

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:37 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 08:28 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 April 2020 - 08:10 PM, said:

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View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 April 2020 - 07:15 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 07:01 PM, said:

View Posttangy, on 16 April 2020 - 06:27 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Damn it I'm a fan of Brian Dennehy! First Blood? He totally stole the film with his great performance as the hardass Sheriff. And there's many, many other roles like in Best Seller, Silverado, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Foul Play, Semi-Tough, Gorky Park, Cocoon, F.I.S.T. and many more.

RIP Brian.

yeah he played the dick sheriff to perfection in rambo. imo the best stallone film.

may he RIP
Yeah he was dead on, every line delivered perfectly.

One of my favorite Dennehy deliveries in First Blood was "People start f***in' around with the law and all hell breaks loose."

And then there was that whole scene in the car when he and Rambo first meet.

Dennehy was also good in the tv movie "The Jericho Mile." That was the first time I saw him. I think that was a couple of years before I saw First Blood at the cinema.
There's a Dennehy line near the end that always makes me burst out laughing it's so good. It's not much of a line really it's just the timing of it is perfect in the scene. It's right at the end of this bit:



What part? When he drops his head to the floor when he's already lying there?
It's just "COME ON YOU CRAZY SON OF A BITCH!"

:lol: I see.

Love this whole exchange:



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Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:54 PM

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View Posttangy, on 16 April 2020 - 06:27 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Damn it I'm a fan of Brian Dennehy! First Blood? He totally stole the film with his great performance as the hardass Sheriff. And there's many, many other roles like in Best Seller, Silverado, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Foul Play, Semi-Tough, Gorky Park, Cocoon, F.I.S.T. and many more.

RIP Brian.

yeah he played the dick sheriff to perfection in rambo. imo the best stallone film.

may he RIP
Yeah he was dead on, every line delivered perfectly.

One of my favorite Dennehy deliveries in First Blood was "People start f***in' around with the law and all hell breaks loose."

And then there was that whole scene in the car when he and Rambo first meet.

Dennehy was also good in the tv movie "The Jericho Mile." That was the first time I saw him. I think that was a couple of years before I saw First Blood at the cinema.
There's a Dennehy line near the end that always makes me burst out laughing it's so good. It's not much of a line really it's just the timing of it is perfect in the scene. It's right at the end of this bit:



What part? When he drops his head to the floor when he's already lying there?
It's just "COME ON YOU CRAZY SON OF A BITCH!"

:lol: I see.

Love this whole exchange:


Yeah. Dennehy does such a good job you could quote almost any line.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 09:05 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 08:54 PM, said:

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View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 08:28 PM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 16 April 2020 - 08:10 PM, said:

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View Posttangy, on 16 April 2020 - 06:27 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 16 April 2020 - 01:26 PM, said:

Damn it I'm a fan of Brian Dennehy! First Blood? He totally stole the film with his great performance as the hardass Sheriff. And there's many, many other roles like in Best Seller, Silverado, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Foul Play, Semi-Tough, Gorky Park, Cocoon, F.I.S.T. and many more.

RIP Brian.

yeah he played the dick sheriff to perfection in rambo. imo the best stallone film.

may he RIP
Yeah he was dead on, every line delivered perfectly.

One of my favorite Dennehy deliveries in First Blood was "People start f***in' around with the law and all hell breaks loose."

And then there was that whole scene in the car when he and Rambo first meet.

Dennehy was also good in the tv movie "The Jericho Mile." That was the first time I saw him. I think that was a couple of years before I saw First Blood at the cinema.
There's a Dennehy line near the end that always makes me burst out laughing it's so good. It's not much of a line really it's just the timing of it is perfect in the scene. It's right at the end of this bit:



What part? When he drops his head to the floor when he's already lying there?
It's just "COME ON YOU CRAZY SON OF A BITCH!"

:lol: I see.

Love this whole exchange:


Yeah. Dennehy does such a good job you could quote almost any line.

How about that line he barks to Caruso after Gault dies falling out of the copter? Something like, "We were friends when your mother was still wiping your nose! But he's dead now. He's dead because of that psycho out there!"




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