29 Dec 2016

The Hunter (USA, 1980)

The Hunter (USA, 1980). Director: Buzz Kulik. Stars: Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach, Kathryn Harrold, LeVar Burton...

McQueen’s final movie. He plays Ralph ‘Papa’ Thorson, a real-life bounty hunter who wrote the book the movie was based upon. It’s got some humor in it... McQueen plays a terrible driver, going against his famous car driving skills.

Anyway, he walks into a bar looking for a bail jumper and we can spot a couple of pinball machines... a Toledo (Williams, 1975) on the left and a Royal Flush (Gottlieb, 1976) on the right:

McQueen’s walking into the bar apparently was enough of an event to warrant the man on the left’s interrupting of his game of Toledo...

The bartendress goes to warn the bail jumper (LeVar Burton), who is repairing a Gottlieb wedgehead in a back room... a Strange World (Gottlieb, 1978):

Or shall we say, attempts to repair... it becomes a running joke in the movie when LeVar’s always starting repairs of stuff... a TV, a toaster oven, etc... but never finishes them.

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