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 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

http://www.tmz.com/2013/07/22/dennis-farina-dead-law-and-order-star-dies-at-69/

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

That's astonishing. Just yesterday I happened to catch the last 45 mins of MIDNIGHT RUN on TV (where Farina plays a mafia boss), and was wondering "what happened to that guy? I haven't seen him in anything for ages!"

Great character actor.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

"Is this moron number one? Put moron number two on the phone."

His performance in Midnight Run was a classic.


R.I P.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Wonderful character actor. Seen him in a million things it seems. R.I.P
@ ANZALDIMAN- LMAO! Yeah great memories.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

De Gemini now Farina? This is a bad week. Good actor.

Was most impressed when I first Farina in the mid-80s cop show about the 60s Chicago cop Mike Torello on the trail of that hoodlum, Ray Luca - the one that used the song "Runaway" by Del Shannon as a theme - which was perfect for it. Crime Story, thats it.


Probably a contender for the quotes thread!

They have a stand-off or kidnap situation or something where he has to let the hoodlum drive off but before he does he leans up to the car window and says:-

"....when this is over, I'm gonna find what you love the most...and I'm gonna kill it. Your mother...your father...your dog... don't matter what it is.....it's dead..."

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Sucking news. If I may be selfish for a moment, I thoroughly enjoyed his performances... very natural and sly.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

The most recent of his I saw was "The Grand", fun film! It seems I've seen him in countless other stuff, some of it good, most of it bad though (Striking Distance being a guilty pleasure). Will miss his always reliable character work, R.I.P.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   Donna   (Member)

Such sad news.

Positively loved his work.....especially The Midnight Run.

RIP, Dennis Farina

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Farina and Gandolfini, both great in GET SHORTY.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   David Kessler   (Member)

he was absolutely best in get Shorty...the first movie i saw him in was Manhunter. He often played cops as i understand it that his former work was as an officer of the law too...
May he rest in peace and will forever be missed

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 2:47 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

He often played cops as i understand it that his former work was as an officer of the law too...

He was a Chicago police officer for over a decade or so. He originally started out as a consultant on Michael Mann's movies, starting with Thief. Mann gave him small roles, and then he gradually moved into acting full time.

Great, underrated actor. Loved him on the show Crime Story. Always brought good presence to the things he was in.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

Terrible and shocking loss. Condolences to his family. He'll always
be Mike Torello of "Crime Story".

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Thought he was best as Karen Sisco's father in Out of Sight -- clever with suitor Michael Keaton, sweet and funny with Jennifer Lopez as her father. Probably my favorite Farina role.

Francis mentioned Striking Distance...a guilty pleasure of mine too, and I think Farina was a lot of fun in that one too. Such a unique, charismatic presence.

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"I.e., e.g., fuck you!"

I'll miss that guy...enlivened any movie with his tough guy presence.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 3:24 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

According to a write-up, he was indeed a police officer for 18 years (!) before turning to acting. Surprising, yet it makes sense.

I thought his stint as a detective on Law & Order was overdue.

 
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