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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 17 January 2018 at 6:40pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)

For some reason, I wasn't keen on too many film comedies throughout the '90s, but this is easily one of the best.  Very clever, very funny... even very touching.



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Peter Martin
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Posted: 17 January 2018 at 6:51pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Matt, neither of us gave pages of about the legal rights of drifters in real life, but your answer seemed to imply that no such authority exists or existed, which is why I jumped in.

I'll reiterate a line from my earlier post:

"For most of American history, the police enjoyed free rein to enforce or not enforce vague vagrancy laws".

So as to the legal reality (a specific point asked by Robbie) it becomes a question of when the film is set, hence my answer

Just to be clear, I'm not trying to say you're wrong and I'm right, just that I don't think there is a single answer to the either/or question, because it is a movie trope as you say, but before the 70s it was also a legal reality.

Fair enough?
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John Byrne
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THE FINAL COUNTDOWN (1980)

Last watched this one ten or twelve years ago. The U. S. S. Nimitz is warped back to December 6, 1941, just a few hundred miles from Pearl Harbor. Will they take action against the approaching Japanese fleet?

Unfortunately the ending is a foregone conclusion, but it's all earnestly played. According to the IMDb this movie was actually used as a Navy recruitment film. One can see why!

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