#5 of 5. Grandpa was played by Peter Falk, best known as the Emmy-award-winning title homicide detective in the TV series Columbo (1968–2003).
#4 of 5. Rob Reiner had to fight off other directors make the film, including Francois Truffaut and Robert Redford. Reiner prevailed thanks in part to financial support from Norman Lear, creator of All in the Family.
#3 of 5. The movie — released this week in 1987 (31 years ago!) — is #88 on The American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest film love stories.
#2 of 5. The movie — released 31 years ago today — was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2016, being deemed as “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”
#1 of 5. The movie — released this week in 1987 (31 years ago!) — was based William Goldman’s 1973 book. Goldman adapted it into the screenplay himself. This meme is adapted from one I saw online. The four more which follow are original to me.
Plus, “ET-The Extraterrestrial” would be abbreviated ET-TE.
Jamie Farr, now the oldest surviving member of the M*A*S*H cast at 84, is one of only two cast members to have actually served in Korea (U.S. Army; the other was Alan Alda, now 82, who served in the U.S. Army Reserve). Update: A friend on Facebook saw this post and replied, “You can add … See the Meme
Dorothy: “How can you talk, if you haven’t got a brain?” Scarecrow: “I don’t know. But, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t they?” Dorothy: “Yes. I guess, you’re right.” Sure enough!
It … could … work! Bonus: all that alcohol from his copious martini consumption will ensure full combustion. Just a little thought that came to me when looking at the output on the system on our house….
HAL became operational on 12 January 1992 at the HAL Laboratories in Urbana, Illinois, as production number 3. Yep: it’s HAL’s birthday. 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: The Year We Make Contact are available on Amazon DVD. Both are awesome. Addendum: a reader on Facebook pointed me to this lovely takeoff, which I hadn’t seen … See the Meme