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  • Summer City

    0 0%
  • Mad Max

    0 0%
  • Tim

    0 0%
  • Attack Force Z

    0 0%
  • Gallipoli

    0 0%
  • Mad Max 2

    2 25.00%
  • The Year of Living Dangerously

    0 0%
  • The Bounty

    0 0%
  • The River

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  • Mrs Soffel

    0 0%
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    0 0%
  • Lethal Weapon

    2 25.00%
  • Tequila Sunrise

    0 0%
  • Lethal Weapn 2

    0 0%
  • Bird on a Wire

    0 0%
  • Air America

    0 0%
  • Hamlet

    1 12.50%
  • Lethal Weapon 3

    0 0%
  • Forever Young

    0 0%
  • The Man Without a Face

    0 0%
  • Maverick

    1 12.50%
  • Braveheart

    1 12.50%
  • Pocahontas

    0 0%
  • Ransom

    0 0%
  • Conspiracy Theory

    0 0%
  • Lethal Weapon 4

    0 0%
  • Payback

    1 12.50%
  • The Million Dollar Hotel

    0 0%
  • Chicken Run

    0 0%
  • The Patriot

    0 0%
  • What Women Want

    0 0%
  • We Were soldiers

    0 0%
  • Signs

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  • The Singing Detective

    0 0%
  • Edge of Darkness

    0 0%
  • The Beaver

    0 0%
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    0 0%
  • Machete Kills

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  • The Expendables 3

    0 0%
  • Blood Father

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  • Daddy's Home 2

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  1. #11
    Which time? The anti-semetic time or the n-word rant? I've managed to be very, very drunk and not come out with a racist slur. It will only come out when you're drunk if it's a part of your language and the drink takes the edge off your self-restraint.

    Hands up who can drink without being racist?

  2. #12
    Gibson's portrayal of Hamlet was actually very good. I'd rate this above Lethal Weapon and Mad Max given these were mostly action based - but we have Shakespeare to thank for the material rather than Shane Black.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogg Thang View Post
    Which time? The anti-semetic time or the n-word rant? I've managed to be very, very drunk and not come out with a racist slur. It will only come out when you're drunk if it's a part of your language and the drink takes the edge off your self-restraint.

    Hands up who can drink without being racist?
    I didn't realise he had that many rants (off to Google)

  4. #14
    Yep. At least two that I know of (might be just the two). One was when he was arrested for drunk driving - that was the anti-semetic one and was definitely drunk for that one. The other one was a pretty awful one at his wife/ex-wife? on an answering machine, I think. That's where the n-word came out. It's not even just that word - it was in a very unpleasant context.

  5. #15
    Despite his anti semetic remarks and using the word nigger, he might not necessarily be racist. But I think people have different definitions of racism is.

    When I was around twenty years old I had two friends who regularly told racist jokes, regularly used the word nigger and, well, generally looked down on people of colour. The three of us would hang out at a video game shop which at some point, hired a fella called John who was of Indian ancestry. As we hung out in the game shop we became friendly with John, and after some time would go to his house to drink, play games and hang out with. Now my two friends would call him a 'Paki' behind his back and continued with their racist jokes but what I noticed is that they never actually treated him differently. They laughed at his jokes, they ate his food, they treated him like any other human being. It's as if their idea of people of colour (which for both my friends, was inherited from their racist fathers) didn't match up with their experience (ie the reality) of people of colour.

    To me, those two friends weren't really racist. I believe they believed they were racist, and a lot of other people would regard them as racist too, but racism to me is action, it's not thoughts or opinions or words.

  6. #16
    Yeah a lot of people would just call that racist if they did that now. And words are actions.

  7. #17
    I went for Maverick. Never heard of the film until I met the bloke.
    Really enjoyed it the many times I have now seen it!. Lethal Weapon may be a better film in many ways but I can't think of Mel acting on his own in it.

    Only thing I'm not so keen on is watching poor Jodie Foster be the love interest but she is a great character in it and has some of the best lines!

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