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What was the film ?

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Lighthouse
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Am trying to remember the name of a film/movie. It starred an actor who was big into martial arts. He was in jail, and escaped by getting hooked up to a passing aircraft. Anyone any ideas ?

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warlock
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How about more specifics. Hooked up with what? What kind of aircraft? Thunderball the James Bond film had some of what you're looking for. But, he was not martial arts. Have a Vodka and narrow it down somewhat. Many movies have some of what you're looking for but, not all.

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Lighthouse
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Actually having a vodka (or 3 at the moment)
Not James Bond. (can't stand that character)
I never saw the entire film, just a clip. Aircraft was small, Cessna'ish, flying at about 120 knots.
He had got out of the high security prison itself, and then strung a length of wire up between 2 points, connected back to him. I think he may have been in the sea.
Was someone big, like Van Damme, or Seagal. A few years ago.

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warlock
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Okay, will work on it. If anything comes to mind for you post it. I like James Bond by the way only Sean Connery.

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Lighthouse
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Has been doin' my head in for ages. Would like to see the whole film.

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warlock
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This is a tough one. Didn't give up yet though. Still cognizant here (only beer). I might give up but, not easily.

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Lighthouse
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I have faith in you, young Grasshopper :)

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warlock
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Older than you but, not wiser.

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Lighthouse
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Verily I say, the pen is mightier than the sword. If I thrust this quill into your noble body, would you bleed ? (or not)

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warlock
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Quite handily because of the blood thinners I am required to take.

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Lighthouse
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Ah, the Warfarin ! I hope no rats bite you.

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warlock
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No, the Plavix. But, have to get evaluated soon might change. Also, no update on your movie request.

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Lighthouse
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Right,
http://www.drugs.com/drug-inte.....311-0.html

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warlock
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Yes, Will find out later this month if I stay on the Plavix or not. Poor choices as a youngster did not help. But, no regrets. Still smoke and drink. Did have my carotid artery fixed, and stents in my leg.

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SarahJames
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I know an old one with Charles Bronson and a man hanging on a helicopter when trying to get someone out of jail.
Doesn't help, I presume?

Haven't been watching any new ones for the past 10 years or so, so I don't know any Steven Seagal (he's worse even than James Bond LOL).

@ warlock - Sean Connery is good in any role, even makes James Bond watchable <LOL>.

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Lighthouse
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Thanks Sarah, but wasn't Charlie.

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Scott
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Lighthouse
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Thanks Scott. May very well be that one.

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Scott
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That film had one bona fide star, Dennis Rodman.





Love him or hate her, he was one of the greatest rebounders in NBA history.

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Ted16
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LH I very vaguely remember a Chuck Norris film with him in jail but cannot remember much else.

Or is this one of your puzzles for us LOL

German GP today hope it's a good un.

Ted :)

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Scott
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ABA = Anyone but Alonso

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Lighthouse
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Agree, ABA,

Not one of my puzzles. It was just a short clip I saw a long time ago. And thought I'd like to watch the film.

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SarahJames
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@ Ted - this one?


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Scott
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This? yikes......


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Lighthouse
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Don't want no spoilers. Will borrow it free from the library. If they don't have it in, they will get it. The French go nuts for martial arts films.

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warlock
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@LH,If that's not the film you are thinking of it looks like it is worth watching.

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SarahJames
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Makes me wonder ...
I always like the bad guy lots and lots better than the good one :P

Mickey Rourke is a lot more entertaining than that Van Damme guy with his ultra serious look.

Same goes for the oldies. Carradine's style is so much more gracefull than Chuck's.
Apart from the fact that the always make the bad guy miss a million opportunities to kill the good guy ...



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Ted16
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Sarah, I think that was the one but the old memory ain't what it used to be:) I really liked David Carridine in the TV series Kung Fu and have got his tape on Tai Chi although not that good as he was not a trained Martial Artist. I have a really good one by a Tai Chi Australian Master.

I was lucky to study Tai Chi under a Chinese Master (Yang Style) for a couple of years. He was incredible. He would stand on one leg and ask us to try to push him over. None of us ever did and we had some big chaps in the group. It was something called rooting he explained if I remember right.

Scott Alonso is on Pole. :)

Ted

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SarahJames
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My dad used to call it coming to ground :)
Couldn't push him over either, but that was more a Calimero situation <LOL>.

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Scott
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I'd like to put him on a pole alright.
Impaling comes to mind.

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vistamike
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My old mate Vlad was good at that

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Ted16
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Mike you beat me to it.LOL

Scott what on earth have you got against Fernando LOL

Ted

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Scott
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His behavior towards teammates, particularly Lewis and Felipe.
No questioning his talent, but to put it politely, he is a d-bag.

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Ted16
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LOL Problem is it is no longer a sport for gentlemen. Think Schumacher, Senna RIP, Prost, etc. Must admit not all winners are so ruthless, but so many are.
Seems par for the course these days.

Ted

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Lighthouse
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Nice to see the 20 second penalty.

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Ted16
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LOL Wonder if you had seen it yet. I suppose rules are rules but slightly harsh. He went over the line but the only advantage I could see was being able to as by going wide it must take longer to get back on track. Smart of Jenson to spot it though and I hold no candle for Vettel.

Has anyone told Scott Alonso won. LOL

Ted

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Lighthouse
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Last evening :) (I saw it). and probably Scott has gone into retreat.

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ProstheticHead
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Sounds like something from the old Milk Tray adverts.

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vistamike
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Nah!


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Lighthouse
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And why would anyone ever open up a chain called Wimpys ? Think about it :)

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vistamike
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But they did not last, like Whendy's

Anyway, back on topic for those who can't remember...


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Lighthouse
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Don't need to play it, I remember,
A finger of fudge is all you need to give your kid fillings.

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Scott
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ABA tomorrow in Hungary.

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Lighthouse
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Well the 1st 2 on the grid ain't bad.
And a Manxman and an American of Italian descent ?

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