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    Bourbon in the Movies

    I was watching "The Hustler" the other night. During the scene where Fast Eddie (Paul Newman) is playing "Minnesota Fats" (Jackie Gleeson) they take a break and order for drinks. Fast Eddie requested J.T.S. Brown...a brand I had tried just recently - too weak for my liking but not terrible. I am wondering if there are other references to bourbons in the movies that may come to mind?
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    In the 1st Spiderman movie, Willi Dafoe, who ends up being the Gremlin, is shown drinking some Makers Mark!

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    I do recall the Maker's in the Spiderman Movie, but was it the first movie or the second one or both?

    I'm not sure if I'm remembering the right movie, but it was a major movie I saw in the past year or so, I'm thinking it may have been the latest Batman movie, where there was a bottle of Blanton's on a rich man's (Bruce Wayne's?) cocktail bar. Anyone remember what movie this was? Maybe it was Crash?

    Edit - Found this on IMDb entry for Spiderman 2:

    Director Trademark: [Sam Raimi] [drink] the alcohol "Maker's Mark" appears in most of Raimi's movies
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    On a related note, see: The Top 10 Movies To Drink Bourbon To...

    http://bluekitchen.net/top10bourbonmovies.html
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    Aaahhhhh, thank you for asking! In one of my favorite movies of all time there is a classic all be it crude bourbon line, Leaving Las Vegas. Nicholas Cage's character says to Elizabeth Shue's character... I will not post it here due to the crudeness of it, but you can find it on imdb.com.

    Also in Pulp Fiction when Uma Thurman's character is ordering "a $5 shake" John Travolta's character replies "That's a shake, that's milk and ice cream? You don't put BOURBON in it or nothing?" CLASSSSSSSIC!!!!
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    That Leaving Las Vegas quote is an all-time classic.
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    I know that the Makers Mark was in the 1st Spiderman movie for sure because William Dafoe was in it and he was the one drinking it. The 2nd Spiderman movie had that Octavious character that resembled an octopus and was played by another actor, not William Dafoe.

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    You guys might also be interested in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbutler
    You guys might also be interested in this thread.
    Sorry Jim, should have known there'd already be a thread about it!
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    That post is two years old. I think Jim meant it as a tip on how to find even more info.

    My contribution would be the stunning "Lonely are the brave" (1962), starring Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands and Walter Matthau.

    There is a scene in a bar with Kirk Douglas down on his luck, ordering a full bottle of Old Charter. The lighting is a bit hazy and I do not possess the expertise to identify the bottling.
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