29 Dec 2016

Flesh and Bone (USA, 1993)

Flesh and Bone (USA, 1993). Director: Steve Kloves. Stars: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, James Caan, Gwyneth Paltrow...

Quaid plays a guy who operates a bunch of vending machines, jukeboxes, etc in rural america. At one point he checks out a cigarette machine in a warehouse filled with coin-operated machines of all sorts.

From left to right: 3 of the same bingo machine, Night Club (Bally, 1956). Then some pinballs: Fireball Classic (Bally, 1985), Doozie (Williams, 1968), Big Shot (Gottlieb, 1973), and a Target Alpha (Gottlieb, 1976)...


Bonus:
After being being ripped off by the claw crane machine (Quaid explains that the watch prize she was trying to grab is greased), Meg wanders around the various machines and amusements...

She finds a Gypsy Grandma fortune teller machine  (Genco, 1957) and gets her fortune...


Other bonus:
Brainy Betty: 10 cents to play tic-tac-toe against a live chicken! I couldn’t find any info about this particular machine, or even if the chickens were trained or it was some sort of electro-mechanical computer trick. This type of thing existed in the 60s, and apparently even into the early 90s in NYC’s Chinatown... Quaid’s advice to a curious kid: save your dimes for the jukebox....

Bird wins.

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