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    Favorite sport themed / inspired movies

    I have seen two of my favorites this week, so here is a list of the ones I think are good.

    1) The Natural (best baseball movie ever)
    2) Rocky III (my favorite out of the franchise)
    3) American Flyers ( no matter how many times I see it, I still like seeing the brother train and race in "The Hell of the West")
    4) For the love of the game
    5) Dodgeball : a true underdog story (even have a cameo by an admitted cheater of a cyclist)
    6) Fever Pitch (yes a romantic comedy, but I still like it, Jimmy Fallon played the neurotic Red Sox fan well)
    7) Field of dreams (because if you build it they will come)
    8) Rocky
    9) Rocky II
    10) Brewsters Millions (Richard Pryor as a minor league pitcher who has to blow $30 million to inherit $300 million)

    That's my top 10 list.
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    Le Mans, maybe American Flyers, generally not into them though.
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    The Roaring Road starring Wallace Reid, Director General, Cecil B. De Mille.



    The Big Wheel starring Mickey Rooney



    The Fast and the Furious starring John Ireland, produced by Roger Corman



    Hot Rod Girl



    Grand Prix starring James Garner, Eva Marie Saint and Toshiro Mifune.

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    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    rudy but football is the only sport i like to watch

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    1) Field of Dreams - And I'm not a fan of baseball
    2) Breaking Away - Do I have to explain this on Bikeforums? I hope not!
    3) Touching the Void - a very well done documentary about a mountain climbing accident in Peru in the late 1980s. I used to be into this stuff . . . big time.
    4) Without Limits - About legendary runner Steve Prefontaine. The better of the two 'Pre' movies that came out that year.

    Editing this based on Wordbiker's post down lower. And these are not in any particular order.
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    remember the titans
    dodgeball
    a league of their own
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeguyinvenice View Post
    10) Brewsters Millions (Richard Pryor as a minor league pitcher who has to blow $30 million to inherit $300 million)
    What about "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings" which has Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    I'll second Breaking Away...but not as a #2 choice. It's #1 all the way.

    I'll also nominate all the Collective MTB videos (The Collective, Roam, Seasons) as well as one outside of my realm: Step Into Liquid, a surf movie directed by Dana Brown, son of legendary filmmaker Bruce Brown. Add to that the On Any Sunday films for the motorcycle realm, and Aspen Extreme for pure cheese yet great entertainment in the ski realm. OK, I'll even give a nod to Prefontaine and Chariots of Fire...though mainly because I'm a Vangelis fan.
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    Downhill Racer; Redford, Hackman. Skiing
    Walk Dont Run; Carey Grant. 1964 Olympics
    Tall Story; Anthony Perkins, Jane Fonda, Ray Walston. Basket Ball
    The Horseman; Omar Sharif. Buzkashi
    And #1 = Chariots of Fire. 1924 Olympics

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    Bull Durham - baseball; Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins
    Bang the Drum Slowly - baseball melodrama; Robert DeNiro, Michael Moriarty, Vince Gardenia
    Raging Bull - boxing; Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty
    Night and the City 1950 top notch film noir with wrestling side story; Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Mike Magurski, Herbert Lom
    The Hustler - Pool; Paul Newman, George C. Scott
    Cincinnati Kid - Poker; Steve McQueen, Edward G Robinson, Joan Blondell
    Black Stallion - Horse Racing -it is all about the horse, also with Mickey Rooney. Super photography.
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    I'll toss in Cool Runnings, because John Candy,

    but, as a child of the 80's, I can't believe I left out The Sandlot. Probably #1 for me right there.
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    Come on, don't lie. You all popped a tear watching Brian's Song.

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    The only acceptable answer to this question: Point Break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Cowbell View Post
    The only acceptable answer to this question: Point Break.
    PB was the first one that came to mind. But The Big Lebowski trumps everything.

    You see Simon, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    rudy but football is the only sport i like to watch
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    Bingo Long's Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings
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    as much as THe Big Lebowski is my dude mecca, I wouldn't consider it sporting themed or inspired. ok, so they bowl in it, but that's not the point/plot of the movie.
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