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Old 12-09-03, 04:05 PM
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Film Fans Break Movie-Watching Record

http://www.nbc4.tv/entertainment/269...012092003&ts=H


Group Sits Through 66.5 Hours Of Movies

POSTED: 12:54 p.m. EST December 9, 2003

A group of film fanatics in New York have broken the Guinness record for non-stop movie watching, with a time of 66 hours and 30 minutes.

The group started by watching "Die Hard" and finished 35 movies later watching "Die Hard With a Vengeance," breaking the old record of 66 hours and 17 minutes.

Only 11 of the original 20 in the group finished the endurance feat, which ended on Monday morning.

Participants had to watch without diverting their eyes from the screen or falling asleep.

There were some brief bathroom breaks along the way.


I usually get bored after watching just one movie!

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A line in a book is the only fame these wackos are going to get. I guess their parents didn't pay enough attention to them in childhood.
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The same group also holds the record for longest time without sexual contact.
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Originally posted by Groucho
The same group also holds the record for longest time without sexual contact.
Hey, then I should be given honorable mention!

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thats just plain awful....

imagine watching 66 hours of movies and having to end it with die hard with a vengeance?

I would feel so cheated.
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Hey I like Die Hard: WaV

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In the Netherlands they will try to break the record, 70 hours of movie-watching.
They will start on December 14th and end on December 17th.

These are the movies which will be shown:
Underworld Sunday, December 14, 2003 12:00:00
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Sunday, December 14, 2003 2:06:00
KOPPS Sunday, December 14, 2003 4:11:00
The Killing Sunday, December 14, 2003 5:56:00
Abre los Ojos Sunday, December 14, 2003 7:26:00
Following Sunday, December 14, 2003 9:28:00
Shaolin Soccer Sunday, December 14, 2003 10:52:00
Alien: Directors Cut Sunday, December 14, 2003 12:22:00
Aliens Sunday, December 14, 2003 2:23:00
Alien 3 Sunday, December 14, 2003 4:55:00
Alien: Resurrection Sunday, December 14, 2003 6:54:00
Alex & Emma Sunday, December 14, 2003 8:48:00
ABBA: The Movie Sunday, December 14, 2003 10:39:00
Better than Chocolate Monday, December 15, 2003 12:20:00
Terminator 3 Monday, December 15, 2003 2:00:00
24 Hour Party People Monday, December 15, 2003 4:04:00
Platoon Monday, December 15, 2003 6:06:00
Duplex Monday, December 15, 2003 8:11:00
Silence of the Lambs Monday, December 15, 2003 10:03:00
Anger Management Monday, December 15, 2003 12:06:00
Re-animator Monday, December 15, 2003 1:57:00
Shade Monday, December 15, 2003 3:38:00
From Dusk Till Dawn Monday, December 15, 2003 5:24:00
Plan 9 From Outer Space Monday, December 15, 2003 7:17:00
The Apartment Monday, December 15, 2003 8:51:00
The Usual Suspects Monday, December 15, 2003 11:01:00
Liever Verliefd Tuesday, December 16, 2003 12:52:00
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Tuesday, December 16, 2003 2:36:00
Spirited Away Tuesday, December 16, 2003 4:20:00
Kill Bill Vol 1 Tuesday, December 16, 2003 6:30:00
Scary Movie 3 Tuesday, December 16, 2003 8:36:00
Donnie Darko Tuesday, December 16, 2003 10:06:00
Mambo Italiano Tuesday, December 16, 2003 12:04:00
Stir of Echoes Tuesday, December 16, 2003 1:47:00
Verrassingsfilm Tuesday, December 16, 2003 3:31:00
Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Tuesday, December 16, 2003 5:10:00
Pulp Fiction Tuesday, December 16, 2003 7:27:00
Nói Albinói Tuesday, December 16, 2003 10:06:00
Freddy vs. Jason Tuesday, December 16, 2003 11:40:00
My Boss's Daughter Wednesday, December 17, 2003 1:32:00
A Man Apart Wednesday, December 17, 2003 3:02:00
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Wednesday, December 17, 2003 4:37:00
Bulletproof Monk Wednesday, December 17, 2003 6:38:00

If they don't have enough, they also can continue with the LOTR Trilogy ;-)
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ABBA: the Movie? what the heck
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Originally posted by joeydaninja
ABBA: the Movie? what the heck
It's directed by Lasse Hallstrom
See link
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You can sleep later and the sores on your ass will heal. THIS is getting your name in a book!!!!!!
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Wait: They are going from Amélie/Pulp Fiction to My Boss' Daughter/A Man Apart/ Charlie's Angels 2/Bulletproof Monk?

Wow. And I thought some of the choices I made in movie watching were brave.
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki7
You can sleep later and the sores on your ass will heal.
Who are you, Michael Jackson?
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That's a killer list. All the Alien movies in a row. Plan 9, My Boss's daughter. Ouch.
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Re: Film Fans Break Movie-Watching Record

Originally posted by mrpayroll
Participants had to watch without diverting their eyes from the screen or falling asleep.
I wonder how strict this rule was? I could understand not sitting there playing a Gameboy or reading a book, but are you allowed to turn away for a few seconds to get a kink out of your neck? Or if someone farts, natural reflex is to turn and see who dealt it.
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I wouldn't have even made it thru the first Die Hard
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Freddy vs. Jason Tuesday, December 16, 2003 11:40:00
My Boss's Daughter Wednesday, December 17, 2003 1:32:00
A Man Apart Wednesday, December 17, 2003 3:02:00
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Wednesday, December 17, 2003 4:37:00
Bulletproof Monk Wednesday, December 17, 2003 6:38:00

Ok, whoever chose these at the end is obviously a sadist, or doesn't want the record broken.
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They 'only' need to see 8 more movies.
At this moment they are watching a surprise-movie (a sneak-preview). Not sure what movie it is.
Several hours ago, there were still 23 people left. No too bad as there were 92 people who started this record attempt.

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