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 Posted:   Aug 19, 2019 - 11:03 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

LOVE AND A .45 follows "Watty Watts" (Gil Bellows), who has made a living out of robbing convenience stores. But after one of these jobs turned into murder by his partner, the psychopath "Billy Mack Black" (Rory Cochrane), he is on the run with his fiancée "Starlene Cheatham" (Renée Zellweger) and with both Billy Mack, the police, and some loan-sharks on his trail. Peter Fonda and Ann Wedgeworth play Starlene's parents in the film, "Vergil and Thaylene Cheatham."

One of Vergil Cheatham’s lines is "I'm hip about time." This was one of Peter Fonda's few lines in EASY RIDER. In another call-back to that film, in a dining room scene with Starlene's parents, Peter Fonda's motorcycle's gas tank (American Flag design) from EASY RIDER has been made into a lamp, and is on a table behind Watty and Starlene.

This 1994 crime drama was written and directed by C.M. Talkington. The Epic Records CD contained only rock and pop songs, with none of Tom Verlaine's score.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2019 - 11:17 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In the made-for-cable thriller DON’T LOOK BACK, drug addict “Jesse Parish” (Eric Stoltz) thinks he's found the answer to all his problems in the form of a briefcase full of money. However, the money isn't his, and stealing it from right under the nose of a gang's hitman (Peter Fonda) isn't a good idea. With his new wealth, Jesse heads home to the coastal region where he grew up. There he meets up with childhood friends, but the bad guys are hot in his trail, so now everyone's in danger.

Geoff Murphy directed the film, which debuted on 13 July 1996 on HBO. J. Steven Soles provided the unreleased score.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2019 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Kurt Russell reprised his character of “Snake Plissken” from ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) in the sequel ESCAPE FROM L.A. This time, Snake is once again called in by the United States Government to recover a potential doomsday device from dystopian rock 'n' roll Los Angeles circa 2013, after a catastrophic earthquake has made it an autonomous island where undesirables are deported. Peter Fonda is “Pipeline,” a long-board surfer living solely for the big rides on post-earthquake tsunamis.

Kurt Russell and Peter Fonda in ESCAPE FROM L.A.


John Carpenter directed the 1996 release, and co-scored it with Shirley Walker. Milan released the soundtrack CD, while Lava/Atlantic Records released a separate song album. La-La Land issued an expanded version of the score in 2014.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2019 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Peter Fonda had his best lead role in nearly 20 years, since 1979’s WANDA NEVADA, and received an Oscar nomination for his performance in ULEE’S GOLD. Ostensibly, the 1997 drama was about a third-generation beekeeper struggling to make a living in the Florida panhandle, “Ulee” (short for Ulysses) is raising two granddaughters and is worried about the older girl, who's started dating. He has plenty to worry about.

His son, “Jimmy” (Tom Wood), is imprisoned for robbery, and his daughter-in-law, “Helen” (Christine Dunford), has abandoned the family. Ulee's own wife died years ago, a grievous blow from which he has yet to recover. Misfortune has followed misfortune, and Ulee asks nothing more from life but to see his grandchildren grow up safely.

Jessica Biel, Peter Fonda, and Vanessa Zima in ULEE’S GOLD



The unspoken story is about a son who comes to terms with his quiet, stern father by essentially playing him on screen. Jane Fonda needed a movie to get straight with Dad, and she got one with ON GOLDEN POND. Peter Fonda has ULEE’S GOLD.

Henry Fonda had been an amateur beekeeper for a period during his acting career. Peter wore his father's watch throughout filming as a good-luck charm.

Victor Nunez wrote and directed the film. Charles Engstrom’s score was released by Rykodisc. Peter Fonda lost the Best Actor Oscar to Jack Nicholson for AS GOOD AS IT GETS. Fonda did, however, win the Best Actor Golden Globe Award.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2019 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Jack Bender's made-for-television film THE TEMPEST is an adaption of Shakespeare's play "The Tempest". Writer James S. Henerson transports the plot from medieval Italy to Mississippi during the time of the American Civil War. He includes the slavery problem and the role of revenge in wartime.

Prospero, re-named “Gideon Prosper” (Peter Fonda) is not the Duke of Milan but a landowner in Mississippi. He learns voodoo magic from the female slave “Mambo Azaleigh” (Donzaleigh Abernathy). He saves her son “Ariel” (Harold Perrineau), who thus accompanies him into his exile. The island is not situated on the sea but in a swamp near the banks of the Mississippi. There lives an alligator hunter, a so-called "Gator Man" (John Pyper-Ferguson), who later tries to rape Prospero's daughter “Miranda” (Katherine Heigl).

During the Civil War, Ariel wants to join the Union troops to help fight against slavery. Prospero does not care about the war. He is only interested in his personal revenge on his brother “Antony” (John Glover). When Antony and his bookkeeper “Willi Gonzo” (Dennis Redfield) try to cross the river, Prospero raises a storm. The Union soldier “Frederick Allen” (Eddie Mills) gets lost in the swamp and finally comes to the island. He and Miranda fall in love with each other but Prospero won't accept that.

Katherine Heigl and Peter Fonda in THE TEMPEST



Terence Blanchard’s score for the film has not had a release. THE TEMPEST was originally broadcast on NBC on 13 December 1998. Peter Fonda received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. He lost to Stanley Tucci for WINCHELL.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2019 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In Steven Soderbergh's THE LIMEY, Terence Stamp plays “Wilson,” a brutal British thug, just out of prison, who flies to Los Angeles. Wilson's looking to serve payback to the party responsible for the death of his estranged daughter, and all the signs point to his daughter's last lover, a record producer named “Terry Valentine” (Peter Fonda). He's someone who "took the whole '60s Zeitgeist thing and ran with it," as he's described to Wilson.

Living in a multimillion-dollar house that offers a prime view of the smog, Valentine is a guy who exploited a decade and hasn't stopped his manipulations since, only looking forward to the next deal and the next younger girlfriend. His latest deity (Amelia Heinle) - or is she a Muse? - tells him he's "not specific enough to be a person. You're more like a vibe."

Peter Fonda in THE LIMEY



Ann-Margret shot scenes with Peter Fonda, as his ex-wife. These scenes were not used in the completed film, as director Soderbergh felt he had already established Fonda's creepiness adequately.

The 1999 crime thriller’s score by Cliff Martinez and Danny Saber shared the Flash Cut Records CD release with a number of songs.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2019 - 8:33 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Country music star Dwight Yoakam was the creative force behind the 2001 western SOUTH OF HEAVEN, WEST OF HELL. In the film, "Valentine Casey" (Yoakam), a Marshal in the Arizona territory, receives a surprise visit from his outlaw adoptive father (Luke Askew) on Christmas Eve 1907. Bridget Fonda co-stars as beautiful but troubled “Adalyne Dunfries.” Billy Bob Thornton (“Brig. Smalls”), Peter Fonda (“Shoshonee Bill”), and rocker Warren Zevon (“Babcock”) all turn up as eccentrics in cameos.

In addition to co-starring in the $4 million film, Yoakam also directed it, wrote the screenplay, and created the musical score. Reportedly, the film was only released in 9 theaters and grossed just $30,000. Yoakam's soundtrack was released by Reprise Records.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2019 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Not to be confused with the 2000 theatrical film of the same name, 2005’s SUPERNOVA is a three-hour mini-series that originally aired on the Hallmark TV channel. It stars Peter Fonda as a Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist who discovers that we have somehow miscalculated the age of the sun, and that the sun is a lot older than we initially thought. So old in fact, that it is about to go supernova and explode, destroying the entire solar system.

In the meantime, a secret American government agent, "Lisa Delgado" (Tia Carrere) is trying to get to the bottom of Fonda's disappearance, and one of his fellow scientists, "Dr. Chris Richardson" (Luke Perry), becomes involved in the investigation.

John Harrison directed this sci-fi thriller. Irwin Fisch provided the unreleased score.

Tia Carrere, Luke Perry, and Peter Fonda in SUPERNOVA (2005)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2019 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

When motorcycle rider “Johnny Blaze” (Nicolas Cage) sells his soul to “Mephistopheles” (Peter Fonda) to save his father's life, he is transformed into the GHOST RIDER, the Devil's own bounty hunter, and is sent to hunt down sinners.

Perhaps it was preordained that Peter Fonda would appear in this film. In 1975, Marvel released a series of Topps trading cards that featured various superheroes and villains saying some phrase. The Ghost Rider card said "Peter Fonda Look Out!" in reference to EASY RIDER.

Nicolas Cage and Peter Fonda in GHOST RIDER



This 2007 film was written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Christopher Young’s score was released by Varese Sarabande.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2019 - 11:48 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Flat broke cattle rancher “Dan Evans” (Christian Bale) keeps his head low when faced with a hostile land grab, inviting the scorn of his son (Logan Lerman). When notorious robber “Ben Wade” (Russell Crowe) rides into town with all guns blazing, it gets everyone's attention, not least Evans who, after Wade is arrested, offers to put him on the 3:10 TO YUMA for $200 to feed his family. Peter Fonda plays bounty hunter “Byron McElroy” in the film.

Warned about the pain of surgery, Byron McElroy tells “Doc Potter” (Alan Tudyk) that it's not the first time he's been shot. In real-life, Peter Fonda accidentally shot himself in the stomach when he was ten.

In a deleted scene (included on the DVD), Ben Wade tells Byron McElroy, "I heard that your boss, Al Pinkerton, got an infection from biting his own tongue, and he died last month. Is that true?" Famed detective Allan Pinkerton did die from an infected bite on his tongue, on July 1, 1884. This would place the events of the movie as occurring in August, 1884.

Peter Fonda in 3:10 TO YUMA



James Mangold directed this 2007 remake of the original 1957 Glenn Ford - Van Heflin film. Marco Beltrami’s score was released by Lions Gate. An expanded CD was issued by La-La Land in 2015.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2019 - 12:21 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In the late 1870's, a woman (Victoria Pratt) hires an anthropologist/adventurer (Rick Schroder) to track down her husband (Peter Fonda), who has disappeared in Alaska. To find him, they will have to make a JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH.

This made-for-cable film was one of three adaptations of JOURNEY to be released in 2008, and was the first one out of the gate, being aired on the ION Network on 27 January 2008. Brendan Fraser’s big-budget 3D theatrical version came out in mid-July, but was preceded by a direct-to-video knock-off in early July.

Peter Fonda in JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH



Fonda’s film was directed by T.J. Scott and had an unreleased score by Ella Louise Allaire, René Dupéré, and Martin Lord Ferguson.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2019 - 12:43 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

THE BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY finds the MacManus brothers, “Connor” (Sean Patrick Flanery) and “Murphy” (Norman Reedus), living with their father (Billy Connolly) for the last 8 years on a sheep farm deep in isolated Ireland. One day their uncle tells them that they have been framed for the murder of a Bostonian Catholic priest. The boys must return to Boston to not only clear their names but find the men who framed them. Peter Fonda plays a longtime enemy of the MacManuses, “The Roman.”

Director Troy Duffy and Peter Fonda at an event for THE BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY



Troy Duffy wrote and directed this 2009 sequel to the 1999 original THE BOONDOCK SAINTS. Jeff Danna’s score for the film was released on a private label CD available exclusively at Hot Topic stores.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2019 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Politics and faith come to a head when “Abner Beech” (Billy Campbell) and his few friends argue against the actions of Abraham Lincoln, calling the Civil War a travesty. Against slavery, Beech holds fast to his conviction that war is not the answer to the country’s problems. He reveals to neighbor “Avery” (Peter Fonda) that he is strictly anti-war and is a COPPERHEAD, a term used for those who oppose the ongoing conflict. The debate escalates to an all-out fight in his Upstate New York hometown when his neighbors, led by “Jee Hagadorn” (Angus MacFadyen), turn against him.

Peter Fonda in COPPERHEAD



Ron Maxwell directed this 2013 release. Laurent Eyquem’s score was released by Varese Sarabande.


 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2019 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I've always loved this scene with Fonda from THE LIMEY (1999)

It pleases me to see this mentioned so early in the thread. Its one of my very favorite movies.

When motorcycle rider “Johnny Blaze” (Nicolas Cage) sells his soul to “Mephistopheles” (Peter Fonda) to save his father's life, he is transformed into the GHOST RIDER, the Devil's own bounty hunter, and is sent to hunt down sinners.

Not a good movie but Fonda's casting was terrific.

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2019 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I've always loved this scene with Fonda from THE LIMEY (1999)

It pleases me to see this mentioned so early in the thread. Its one of my very favorite movies.


Mine, too.

Fonda's (and Stamp's) casting in The Limey was a confluence of actor and character, because Peter Fonda, like his character Terry Valentine, was a 1960s "veteran." I don't know much about Fonda as to whether he cashed in on his "Sixties" fame, but we know that Valentine was a big sell out. Fonda playing him makes the role all the more believable--the rot of the "counterculture dream", and all that. Thirty years after Easy Rider and the audience also would have been well aware of just how dead the Sixties were because they'd be reminded of it every time Fonda is on screen. I hate that word "gravitas", but Fonda and Stamp have it in spades for this film.

Anyway, I had even more of this nonsense written, but deleted it. I wish I could have expressed myself better here. frown

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2019 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

A congressman from Louisiana, “Colin Pryce” (Nicolas Cage) is one of the few in local government to care about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, trying to find a path to community regeneration after financial and ecological ruin come to claim his homeland. When a passionate speech about the disaster makes it to headline news, Colin is propped up by his consultants, “Frank Legrand” (Wendell Pierce) and “Kate Haber” (Sarah Paulson), who want him to run for a Senate seat, boosted by stellar publicity and uncompromised idealism.

While supported by his wife, “Deborah” (Connie Nielsen), Colin’s quest for higher office is cut short by the discovery of an affair with the wife of local fisherman, which effectively destroys his reputation and marriage. He also must deal with the influence of his father, former mayor “Rayne Pryce” (Peter Fonda), who criticizes his son’s weakness. Believing in a second shot at leadership, if he is to be THE RUNNER, Colin will be forced to tunnel through layers of depression and humiliation to see the light again.

Peter Fonda in THE RUNNER



This was Fonda’s second film with Nicolas Cage. Austin Stark wrote and directed this 2015 drama. The score by The Newton Brothers was released as a download by Lakeshore Records.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2019 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

As an actor, Peter Fonda never approached the talent of his father, nor, arguably, even his sister. But with two films of the latter 1960s, he was on the front lines of redefining Hollywood. The first was THE WILD ANGELS (1966), which refocused exploitation filmmaking away from beach pictures and rock band musicals and toward the more action-oriented and violence-filled movies that would populate the 1970s. Fonda himself would appear in a number of such films: RACE WITH THE DEVIL, FIGHTING MAD, OUTLAW BLUES.

The second film was, of course, EASY RIDER (1969), which opened in the U.S. just a month before the Manson killings--two events that, as recently examined in Quentin Tarentino’s ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD, would change filmmaking profoundly. The dying studio system, with mixed success, began ceding creative control to a new generation of filmmakers—Hopper, Scorsese, Coppola, Bogdanovich, Lucas, Jaglom, Forman, Demme…and Fonda. But even as the revolution was in its formative stages, other filmmakers— Friedkin, Spielberg, soon to be joined by Lucas—were sowing the seeds of franchise filmmaking that would put the studios back in control.

I’m not sure how Fonda saw his role in the changes that did occur. He gave primary credit to Dennis Hopper for EASY RIDER, saying “Dennis changed the way movies were made in Hollywood. I was blessed by his passion and friendship.” But if Hopper was the soul behind the change, Fonda was its face. For that, he was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1601 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on October 22, 2003. Farewell, Peter.













Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, and Peter Fonda in “Hawaii Five-0” (2011)



 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2019 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/peter-fonda-dead-star-of-easy-rider-ulees-gold-dies-at-79-1203305078/


He died of cancer. I wondered if there was a connection with his drug consumption.
I never enjoyed his acting skill and was merely a fashion and youth movement icon and a product of his time.
I found his father Henry to be a real good actor.



(Member), why the thumbs down sign? Because you're sad that he's dead or because you disapproved of his lifestyle?



I not only disapprove his lifestyle but also thinks his acting is over-rated.
His father Henry was a real good actor and you could watch his films over and over.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2019 - 1:49 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/peter-fonda-dead-star-of-easy-rider-ulees-gold-dies-at-79-1203305078/


He died of cancer. I wondered if there was a connection with his drug consumption.
I never enjoyed his acting skill and was merely a fashion and youth movement icon and a product of his time.
I found his father Henry to be a real good actor.



(Member), why the thumbs down sign? Because you're sad that he's dead or because you disapproved of his lifestyle?



I not only disapprove his lifestyle but also thinks his acting is over-rated.
His father Henry was a real good actor and you could watch his films over and over.


(Member) - You missed out the bit where I said that I have no idea if there was a connection between his death from cancer and his drug consumption, and that I remarked that he was 79! Allow me to repeat that I knew many many people who neither took drugs, nor smoked or drank, and who died of cancer WAY before the age of 79. Sometimes you just get the short straw.

Going to the gym, eating healthy foods and doing everything "right" is a good idea, but it will never stop anybody dying young. I sincerely hope that you are an exception, Thomas.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2019 - 3:28 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)




I not only disapprove his lifestyle but also thinks his acting is over-rated.
His father Henry was a real good actor and you could watch his films over and over.


(Member) - You missed out the bit where I said that I have no idea if there was a connection between his death from cancer and his drug consumption, and that I remarked that he was 79! Allow me to repeat that I knew many many people who neither took drugs, nor smoked or drank, and who died of cancer WAY before the age of 79. Sometimes you just get the short straw.


The people who die young because of cancer are mostly people who eats industrial food and consum medecine from the pharmaceutical industry as well as their parents.
When I was young in the XXth century, cancer was for old people only.

Anyway, back to the topic, Peter Fonda is no good actor but a trend of the sixties.

 
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