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#171127 - Thu Jan 21 2010 03:41 PM Petro in the movies
petroman Offline
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I open this thread because it will be interesting do a list of movies that contains scenes with gas stations, pumps, globe, signs, etc... I would that each of you remember a movie and add at least the title.

Let's start:

Wanishing point (Chevron gas station with 2 visibles and 1 Wayne 60)
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#171129 - Thu Jan 21 2010 03:51 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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My favorite...."It's a mad,mad,mad,mad world".




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#171130 - Thu Jan 21 2010 04:02 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Cold Pizza]
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Also from "It's a MAD,MAD,MAD world".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KltCEke-dTg
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#171131 - Thu Jan 21 2010 04:09 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Bob Richards]
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Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I KINDA HAD A THREAD GOING ABOUT THIS LAST MONTH.

I ALWAYS LIKED THE 3 STOOGES IN "VIOLENT IS THE WORD FOR CURLY."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030942/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violent_Is_the_Word_for_Curly
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#171132 - Thu Jan 21 2010 04:13 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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ONE OF MY FAVE SCENES IN IT'S A MAD (4X) WORLD IS @ 5:13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2SpROYbYig
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#171135 - Thu Jan 21 2010 04:15 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
gasoildude Offline
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That one is good Doc smile
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#171136 - Thu Jan 21 2010 04:17 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
toychaser2005 Offline
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Loc: Hibbing,Minn,US
they had some great stuff in public enemies
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#171143 - Thu Jan 21 2010 05:21 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: toychaser2005]
oillease55 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 06 2002
Loc: greenville,ohio
Doc; the stooges short is one of my favorites also. one of the few times I've seen the mobil curb signs displayed different than the usual cast iron base and pipe.

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#171145 - Thu Jan 21 2010 05:25 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: oillease55]
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Loc: New Berlin,WI USA
Yeah I think we hit this a few times but it is always fun.My fav is the movie IQ with Meg Ryan.It has a old Mobil station with script tops and signage.Theres a few clips in Thunder road where a station blows up.
Joe

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#171148 - Thu Jan 21 2010 05:28 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Petroholic]
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1969's "Easyrider" had a brief scene in the beginning..


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#171159 - Thu Jan 21 2010 06:40 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Cold Pizza]
oillease55 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 06 2002
Loc: greenville,ohio
How about the brief scene in bad day at blackrock with spencer tracy and robert ryan;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;Ron , they don't show this movie often.

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#171164 - Thu Jan 21 2010 07:12 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
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Loc: Oregon
Texaco station in "Back to the Future" is pretty cool. Shows the attendants running out to take care of the customer. If only....

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#171166 - Thu Jan 21 2010 07:19 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petropumps]
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What about The Jerk-Steve Martin..."Somebody really hates these oil cans"!
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#171169 - Thu Jan 21 2010 07:58 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: SOUTHFLORIDAGAS]
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Petro pumps, that was the first thing I thought of and also the Western Auto store in that movie as well. There are a couple stations and several signs in one of the greatest movies of all time...Smokey and the Bandit.

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#171174 - Thu Jan 21 2010 08:53 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: chadrock00]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1oeRk9rlKU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-nf6ThN_dg&NR=1
As I was trying to find the scene from, I found a parody of, Faster Pussycat Kill, Kill,...LOL
Pay attention to the names in the credits.
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#171177 - Thu Jan 21 2010 09:11 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: jkyocom]
tallgye49 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 18 2006
Loc: Simi Valley, Ca, USA
From: Pearl Harbor

After Evelyn tells Rafe that she is pregnant, she walks away and leaves him standing by the gas pumps.

Dave Folck

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#171178 - Thu Jan 21 2010 09:13 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: jkyocom]
tulareone Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 07 2006
Loc: tulare, ca
petro pumps that are in the movie peralharbor--the 36 b

and the cool thing i also own them
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#171179 - Thu Jan 21 2010 09:16 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: tallgye49]
archimedes Offline
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Loc: Clarkesville, GA
"Talent for the Game" Scene occurs around mid movie where Edward James Olmos tries to convince the father of a baseball prospect to let him sign with the Angels. It has an old station/garage with a Mobil sign and two Bowser 575's done up in Phillips 66.


Edited by archimedes (Thu Jan 21 2010 09:18 PM)

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#171183 - Thu Jan 21 2010 09:25 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: tallgye49]
tallgye49 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 18 2006
Loc: Simi Valley, Ca, USA
W. W. and the Dixie Dance Kings--opening sequence Dave Folck

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#171187 - Thu Jan 21 2010 09:52 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: tallgye49]
tallgye49 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 18 2006
Loc: Simi Valley, Ca, USA
No Time for Sergeants--Will (Andy Griffith) is handcuffed to a gas pump. Dave Folck

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#171198 - Fri Jan 22 2010 12:32 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: tulareone]
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Originally Posted By: tulareone
petro pumps that are in the movie peralharbor--the 36 b

and the cool thing i also own them

& I own 2 TOPS for them that were taken Off before the movie was made ! LOL

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#171200 - Fri Jan 22 2010 01:02 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Dick Bennett]
Jack Sim Offline
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Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Recommend the Mad, Mad,etc. but be sure to get the DVD of the movie and watch the service station portion in slow motion. All kinds of doubles doing all the stuff, especially around the garage door.

For you younger guys, the "Thunder Road" movie described above is the original with Robert Mitchum, and if you ever get a chance to watch it, that is Mitchum singing the "Thunder Road" song, I believe it was the only song he ever recorded.

About 15 years ago I would sit watching old movies with the VHS recorder button in my hand and as soon as a service station came in the screen I would hit record. I have some great screens, one I remember mostly was Humphry Bogart pulling up to some visible pumps while driving the oldest truck you ever saw. Will try and find the old VHS.

Great subject, keep it going.

Jack Sim
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#171211 - Fri Jan 22 2010 07:16 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Jack Sim]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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I KNOW IN THE MOVIE "ENDLESS SUMMER" THE BOYS ARE DRIVING THRU AFRICA I THINK AND THERE'S AN OBLONG MOBIL SIGN AT A STATION IN THE SCENE. INSIGNIFICANT, BUT TRUE! LOL!
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#171217 - Fri Jan 22 2010 08:08 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
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Loc: Simi Valley, Ca, USA
Two-lane Blacktop--James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Laurie Bird and Warren Oates (G.T.O.) all meet at a gas station early in the film. Dave Folck


Edited by tallgye49 (Fri Jan 22 2010 08:19 AM)

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#171219 - Fri Jan 22 2010 08:14 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: tallgye49]
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Friday the 13th. Texaco pump at the general store in the beginning.
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#171221 - Fri Jan 22 2010 08:24 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: MetroPetro]
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Loc: Waterville,Ohio
Here is one you guys need to check out....

Two-Lane Blacktop...with James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates and Laurie Bird from 1971. Alot of U.S. 66 footage, drag racing and street racing "LA Street Racers"

The "Driver", "Mechanic", "GTO" and " The girl" racing across the USA.

It is a cult classic!

Randy


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#171222 - Fri Jan 22 2010 08:34 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Hy-Flash 72]
tallgye49 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 18 2006
Loc: Simi Valley, Ca, USA
Bonnie & Clyde--there is a scene where Clyde (Warren Beatty) meets C. W. (Michael Pollard) at a gas station Dave Folck

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#171244 - Fri Jan 22 2010 11:11 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
Old Iron Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
Here are a couple from different periods of time:

GRAPES OF WRATH.That one's an early classic ,IMO,showing some great shots of 30's and 40's stations.It was filmed in the early 40's as I remember.

WILD HOGS.I think that came out last year.It was filmed here in NM so a friend of mine helped provide some of the props.They bought some pumps from him and blew them up.They wanted to rent his Frontier sign,but he didn't want to chance damage.So, they took a pic of his and made a prop for the movie using his as a pattern

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#171255 - Fri Jan 22 2010 12:35 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Old Iron]
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Registered: Fri Jun 07 2002
Loc: Schenectady, New York USA
O Brother, Where Art Thou -- has a gas station with two visible pumps. Cool movie. John

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#171269 - Fri Jan 22 2010 02:36 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Fueluser]
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
One time my wife held me down then drugged me so I sat there in a stuper while she watched Freeky Friday and was supprised to see a Wayne Greek column pump. The whole thing was a fog but I did recall the pump. I swear I would have never watched the movie on my own. And I am not lieing THIS TIME

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#171290 - Fri Jan 22 2010 05:30 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: hillsideshortleg]
oillease55 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 06 2002
Loc: greenville,ohio
There's several Twilight Zones with pumps in them , how many can you remember ' I'll sit this one out;;;;;;;;;;;;Ron

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#171291 - Fri Jan 22 2010 05:33 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: oillease55]
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
had a twilight zone marathon the other week but i missed it.i love to see all the big stars who were young nobodies at the time.andy griffith show has lots of episodes with the pumps at wally filling station!
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#171317 - Fri Jan 22 2010 07:28 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Dick Bennett]
tallgye49 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 18 2006
Loc: Simi Valley, Ca, USA
...rumor has it that DB has all the known original 36B tops in existence...

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#171321 - Fri Jan 22 2010 07:42 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: tallgye49]
tallgye49 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 18 2006
Loc: Simi Valley, Ca, USA
American Graffiti--John Milner (played by Paul Le Mat) stops at a gas station to open the headers on his yellow deuce coupe before racing Bob Falfa (Harrison Ford) on Paradise Road. Dave Folck

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#171413 - Sat Jan 23 2010 10:06 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Jack Sim]
petroman Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 12 2008
Loc: North Italy
Great guys!!! Here below there is the list with all the titles you signaled. I updated the list with another movie. If someone find the scene with gas of some of these moves on youtube is invited to add the link.
Jack I hope you find your VHS with old movies recorded smile

Enrico

Wanishing point (Chevron gas station with 2 visibles and 1 Wayne 60)
It's a MAD,MAD,MAD world http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KltCEke-dTg
VIOLENT IS THE WORD FOR CURLY
Public Enemies
IQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSjyFvogPiM
Easyrider
Bad day at blackrock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMI3BEr1Onk
Back to the Future
The Jerk
Smokey and the Bandit
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Gas Huffin' Bad Gals!
Pearl Harbor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jylb2lM4Ic
Talent for the Game
W. W. and the Dixie Dance Kings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFpt8M7G1o8
No Time for Sergeants http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h02_JbAKm8c
Two-lane Blacktop
Thunder Road
Endless Summer
Friday the 13th.
Bonnie & Clyde
Graper Of Wrath
Wild Hogs
O brother. where art thou
Freeky Friday
Twilight Zones (in several episodes)
Andy Griffith Show (in several episodes)
Forever Young http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcNb57F7O80&feature=related
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#171432 - Sat Jan 23 2010 01:16 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
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Man Enrico I think you covered most of them there smile
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#171527 - Sun Jan 24 2010 08:29 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: gasoildude]
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Loc: North Jersey
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Station with large brontosaurus.
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#171541 - Sun Jan 24 2010 09:48 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: MetroPetro]
jkyocom Offline
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Loc: GA
The Sinclair station in Driving Miss Daisy is/was in Lithia Springs GA. about 10 miles from where I grew up in Austell.
It is almost a stones through away from
I-20 & Thorton Rd./ Camp Creek PKWY.
It may be gone now. I was in PA. the week they filmed...D'OH.
The station was already closed for biz , the came in painted , setup pumps and signs, filmed, then left.
There is only a few seconds of it in the movie.
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#171551 - Sun Jan 24 2010 10:50 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: jkyocom]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I'M PRETTY SURE WHEN FORREST GUMP WAS A YOUNG LAD AND HE AND HIS MOTHER WERE WALKING DOWN THE MAIN STREET SIDEWALK THERE WAS A QUICK GLIMPSE OF AN OLD SINCLAIR H-C BRANDED STATION IN THE BACKGROUND!
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#171553 - Sun Jan 24 2010 10:53 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
OOOOPS, DID WE COVER THE GAS STATION IN FANDANGO?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089126/

ATTENDANT: THAT CARS' INFLICTED! ('59 CADDY MISSING FRONT END SHEET METAL)
COSTNER: NAH, IT JUST NEEDS SOME ALIGNMENT HYGIENE!
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#171554 - Sun Jan 24 2010 10:58 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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AND LET'S NOT FORGET 1971'S TV MOVIE DUEL W/ DENNIS WEAVER.

THE SNAKE LADY SCENE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBSQyEET8po
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#171564 - Sun Jan 24 2010 01:39 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
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Loc: GA
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/m...55B9DCC9B778141

Maximum Overdrive...held hostage at the truckstop
CURTIS !!! don't make me a widder on my wedding day....CURTIS!!! LOL
That was Yeardly Smith ...the voice of Lisa Simpson...
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#171600 - Sun Jan 24 2010 03:58 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: jkyocom]
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Loc: VT
Ive sat here trying to think of one scene from a movie and drew a blank, and you guys came up with all of these? Jack sits in his bathrobe in front of the tube just waiting to hit the record button on his remote to record a pump? Your obsessed, OBSESSED I say!
John
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#171703 - Sun Jan 24 2010 11:00 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Vermonter]
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
How about the two pumps standing outside the restaurent in "Green Dried Tomatoes." Actually it shows pumps from many years later also, then what the building look like today. Understand it is somewhere in Alabama and has become a tourest stop.

JS
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#171792 - Mon Jan 25 2010 05:59 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Jack Sim]
Maps for the memories Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
Texaco station in "Bridges of Madison County." I believe it was in Winterset, Iowa.

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#171907 - Tue Jan 26 2010 11:52 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Maps for the memories]
petroman Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 12 2008
Loc: North Italy
Three movies added.

My Dog Skip

Avalon a scene with the trolley accident that derails and hits the pumps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b37auo3dSuM

Cars by Pixel is a wonderful movie and there is all good ingredients we like. A very orginal gas station with engine heads like roof, then 3 visibles in front of the old store and two Wayne 60 in front of the Wheel Well Motel.
Here some links for watch those scenes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7f2F1RWPWk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8jWU81xhlY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHRBJdS0FPQ&feature=related
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#172645 - Sat Jan 30 2010 09:26 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Maps for the memories]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
JUST WATCHED THE GRAPES OF WRATH. DEF AT LEAST THREE GAS STATION SCENES WITHIN ABOUT 15 MINUTES AROUND THE HOUR+/- MARK.
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#172690 - Sun Jan 31 2010 01:44 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Back to the "Bridges of Madison County." Scott Anderson of Time Passages supplied just about everyting for that Texaco station.

Jack Sim
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#172701 - Sun Jan 31 2010 07:46 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Jack Sim]
petroman Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 12 2008
Loc: North Italy
Scott Anderson of Time Passages also supplied the Sinclair station for the movie Avalon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b37auo3dSuM
During a trip across the States with friends in 1996, we visited him in Des Moines and he talked about the Texaco station and showed us pictures of him with Clint Eastwood. He was very kind inviting us to the restaurant and that evening we had lot of fun.

Enrico
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#172702 - Sun Jan 31 2010 07:50 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
YES, AVALON! I SAW A FEATURE ON THAT IN THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER MOVIE AND I'M GONNA LOOK FOR IT IN THE LIBRARY THIS WEEK. LOOKS LIKE A COOL FLICK ABOUT 3 GENERATIONS IN ONE FAMILY SPANNING MANY 20TH CENTURY YEARS.
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#172773 - Sun Jan 31 2010 01:54 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
bppierce Online   happy
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Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
Avalon looks like a good movie

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#172806 - Sun Jan 31 2010 05:26 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
oillease55 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 06 2002
Loc: greenville,ohio
Vanishing Point ; although most of the scenes were drive-bys

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#172936 - Mon Feb 01 2010 09:44 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: oillease55]
petroman Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 12 2008
Loc: North Italy
Inventing the Abbotts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ThSqKNO-zQ
This is a nice movie. Can someone let me know if the brand is a fantasy or not?
Thank you

Enrico
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#172942 - Mon Feb 01 2010 10:08 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
SODAMAMAK Offline
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Registered: Thu May 19 2005
Loc: at the country store..
Think Guy's !!! YA-ALL , are missing a few good ones!!
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#172943 - Mon Feb 01 2010 10:26 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: SODAMAMAK]
oillease55 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 06 2002
Loc: greenville,ohio
How about that evil 58 plymouth Christine. Don't ya wish our old pumps could restore themselves like that. Mine would probably just squirt old stale gas on me ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;Ron

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#173248 - Wed Feb 03 2010 02:25 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: oillease55]
Vince Prygoski Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 22 2010
Loc: Flint, MI
in the movie version of Arlo Guthrie's epic song "Alice's Restaurant," i believe there is a scene with Arlo outside a Gulf station with the older, all capital letters "GULF" signage.

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#173558 - Fri Feb 05 2010 08:06 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Vince Prygoski]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I JUST TOOK OUT FROM THE LIBRARY AND WATCHED "INVENTING THE ABBOTTS." A VERY GOOD FLICK SET IN THE 1957-60 TIME ERA. SEVERAL SCENES WITH THE SAME GAS STATION AS THE OLDER OF TWO BROTHERS WORKED THERE.

HOWEVER, I DID SPOT A GOOF OR SLIP-UP IN THE SOUND DEPT. AT ONE POINT THE YOUNGER BROTHER DOUG PULLS IN FOR GAS. HE GETS OUT OF THE CAR AND OLDER BROTHER CJ PUTS THE NOZZLE IN AND THEY HAVE A CONVERSATION. OTHER THAN THAT IT IS TOTALLY SILENT! ABSOLUTELY NO SOUND FROM THE PUMP AND NO DINGING OF A BELL AS THE GALLONS PASS THRU! LOL!

ANYWAY: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119381/
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#173618 - Fri Feb 05 2010 04:19 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
PatL Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 06 2006
Loc: Holland, PA. U.S.A.
"panic in the year zero" with ray milland. he gets gouged at the pumps for about $3.00/gal. after an ICBM hits L.A.. try to check out some episodes of "route 66". for years vanishing point was butchered by the local t.v. stations. finally saw it on fox movie channel, there is a scene when kowalski pulls up to a mobil station in the middle of desert, a young woman is jockeying M & S/wayne 80 pumps if i remember correctly. they were not script tops.

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#173828 - Sun Feb 07 2010 12:37 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Jack Sim]
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Registered: Mon Oct 26 2009
Loc: kingman az; ventura ca

"About 15 years ago I would sit watching old movies with the VHS recorder button in my hand and as soon as a service station came in the screen I would hit record. I have some great screens, one I remember mostly was Humphry Bogart pulling up to some visible pumps while driving the oldest truck you ever saw. Will try and find the old VHS"

Jack Sim[/quote]

"they drive at night" saw it lately on dvd.


Edited by mrspeedyt (Sun Feb 07 2010 12:39 AM)
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#176820 - Wed Feb 24 2010 09:10 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: mrspeedyt]
petroman Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 12 2008
Loc: North Italy
Another old gas station with a funny attendant in "Kiss me stupid"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eulD0wyI6YQ

Enrico
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#176823 - Wed Feb 24 2010 09:26 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
EXCELLENT SCENE ENRICO! NOW I WANT TO SEE THE WHOLE MOVIE. SURPRISED IT'S A B&W MOVIE FROM 1964 ...W/DINO!
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#176831 - Wed Feb 24 2010 10:40 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
spencer Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 16 2004
Loc: sumner, wa, usa
I don't know if TWISTER was said yet. I think VIC's supplied some of the petro stuff for the Mobil station.
spencer

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#311882 - Tue Mar 13 2012 02:10 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: spencer]
tallgye49 Offline
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Registered: Thu May 18 2006
Loc: Simi Valley, Ca, USA
DEUCE OF SPADES by Faith Granger. So many awesome pumps you cannot count them all.

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#355448 - Wed Sep 12 2012 06:52 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: tallgye49]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I've seen Back to the Future dozens of times, but most recently I noticed (besides the 1955 Texaco station) in the back of Biff's waxing job pick-up there looks to be a case of Quaker State motor oil.
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#355880 - Fri Sep 14 2012 06:14 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: jkyocom]
Goober's Station Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 25 2012
Loc: Louisville, Ohio
Does The Andy Griffith Show count? Theres a couple of nice Martin & Schwartz 70 pumps with steel domes where the globes go. I believe the episode was "The great Gas station robbery.?" Gooooolly Goober! smile

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#355916 - Fri Sep 14 2012 09:03 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Goober's Station]
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
I was about contacted by a man in Atlanta about restoring a computer for an A-38 done in Phillips for an upcomming Movie supposedly about Jackie Robinson. Called "42" ????? The movie guys were impatient and he contacted me too late so I never got the job.
In Driving Miss Daisy, the Sinclair Station they stopped at was in the town I lived in at the time. I was in PA at the time of the shooting ..........ARG!!!!
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#356023 - Sat Sep 15 2012 03:20 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Goober's Station]
Alex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Originally Posted By: Goober's Station
Does The Andy Griffith Show count? Theres a couple of nice Martin & Schwartz 70 pumps with steel domes where the globes go. I believe the episode was "The great Gas station robbery.?" Gooooolly Goober! smile


There were about three or four different types of pumps over the course of the series. Always selling that quality ACME brans of gasoline...
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#356024 - Sat Sep 15 2012 03:21 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Alex]
Alex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Speaking of Andy Griffith, the movie "No Time for Sergeants" was on today with Andy in it. He was handcuffed to a couple of old gas pumps in the opening scenes.
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#356028 - Sat Sep 15 2012 04:02 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Alex]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif

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#356066 - Sat Sep 15 2012 08:23 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Dick Bennett]
dodgeman60 Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 13 2007
Loc: wisconsin
dandy of a video db!!!
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#356808 - Tue Sep 18 2012 08:14 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Jack Sim]
Rust and Dust Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 10 2012
Loc: Georgia
Fried green tommatoes was filmed in juliett ga, the whole town from the film is there. it will Be open for a few years and then closed for a few years. And the fried green tomatoes there suck


Edited by Rust and Dust (Tue Sep 18 2012 08:19 PM)
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#356811 - Tue Sep 18 2012 08:20 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Rust and Dust]
Rust and Dust Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 10 2012
Loc: Georgia
Also there are several scenes in the film second hand lions shot at a sinclair station.


Edited by Rust and Dust (Tue Sep 18 2012 08:21 PM)
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#356882 - Wed Sep 19 2012 12:35 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Rust and Dust]
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
The Postman Always Rings Twice - Shell station/diner

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#356886 - Wed Sep 19 2012 01:11 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: gaspower]
Serialist Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 09 2011
Loc: oregon
back to the future


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#356888 - Wed Sep 19 2012 01:24 AM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Serialist]
Serialist Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 09 2011
Loc: oregon
bridges of madison county station - http://miraimages.photoshelter.com/image/I0000pTroXSO_6MA

while youre at it on her page search gas station and she has a few really cool pictures of stations and signage!


Edited by Serialist (Wed Sep 19 2012 01:28 AM)

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#630401 - Sun Sep 20 2015 03:49 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
petroman Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 12 2008
Loc: North Italy
Is the company Skelly?

https://youtu.be/4p9hUoGpQqA
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#630410 - Sun Sep 20 2015 05:13 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
old dog Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 21 2015
Loc: montana
Yes, A bad day at blackrock. There are many scenes of those visibles. The one scene Robert Ryan was gassing up his car and you can see the gas getting lower in the cylinder.

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#630413 - Sun Sep 20 2015 05:38 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
Stevo Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Feb 24 2011
Loc: Colorado Springs, CO
Anyone remember/know what kind of pumps were in the 1972 classic Deliverance staring Burt Reynolds and John Voight? If memory serves me right, they were filling up the international carryall just before or during the unforgettable dueling banjo scene. A true classic.....

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#630423 - Sun Sep 20 2015 06:27 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
Steven C. Online   content
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
From Jeepers Creepers Diner scene.
Note air station in foreground.
Sorry can't find better pics.


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Edited by Steve C. (Sun Sep 20 2015 06:32 PM)
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#630425 - Sun Sep 20 2015 07:08 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
Keystone Gas Man Offline
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Registered: Sat Jun 04 2011
Loc: Parkersburg, WV 26101
Theres a great movie full of gas station stuff its called
"A Slight Case of Larceny " from 1953 Starring Mickey Rooney..Two guys open a gas station and start a price war.


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Edited by Keystone Gas Man (Sun Sep 20 2015 07:26 PM)
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#630436 - Sun Sep 20 2015 08:19 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
hri_2008 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 30 2012
Loc: .
I watched the 1941 Abbott and Costello film last night called Hold That Ghost. In one scene they are gas station attendants. Nice pumps in that one.

One of my favorite service station scenes is with the Three Stooges.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWKiEm5M5fE&feature=youtu.be

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#630437 - Sun Sep 20 2015 08:21 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: Keystone Gas Man]
hri_2008 Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 30 2012
Loc: .
Originally Posted By Keystone Gas Man
Theres a great movie full of gas station stuff its called
"A Slight Case of Larceny " from 1953 Starring Mickey Rooney..Two guys open a gas station and start a price war.


I have never seen that film before. I just found it on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyJTf5Nw7_Y

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#630483 - Sun Sep 20 2015 11:00 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I am a fan of the movie "O Brother where art thou," and watch it many times. The last time I spotted a mistake in a gas station scene.

The movie takes place approximately in the mid-1930s, during the time of the building of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

After Delmar becomes a frog, Everett and Pete are driving Baby Face's car and they stop at a gas station.

The scene starts on the left side of the station where you can see the two visibles, then moves around to the front of the station. Now you can see what is on the right side of the visible. It is a 1947 ECO Model 98 Tireflator.

Jack Sim
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#630581 - Mon Sep 21 2015 06:26 PM Re: Petro in the movies [Re: petroman]
1PetroFan Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 18 2004
Loc: Bunker Hill, WV,USA
I didn't take time to review the thread in case it was already mentioned, I always liked the movie Lilies of the Field. Wayne 70 at the restaurant where Sidney Poitier eats breakfast while the Nuns go to Mass. Brady

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