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View Poll Results: Best film directed by Ron Howard?
Splash (1984)
1
1.82%
Cocoon (1985)
0
0%
Willow (1988)
4
7.27%
Parenthood (1989)
5
9.09%
Backdraft (1991)
7
12.73%
Apollo 13 (1995)
24
43.64%
Ransom (1996)
3
5.45%
Edtv (1999)
1
1.82%
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
8
14.55%
Other (please specify)
2
3.64%
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Weekly Poll (7/11/04): Best Ron Howard directed film?

Old 07-12-04, 12:25 AM
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Weekly Poll (7/11/04): Best Ron Howard directed film?

Best film directed by Ron Howard?


Other films to consider:

Grand Theft Auto (1977)
Night Shift (1982)
Gung Ho (1986)
Far and Away (1992)
The Paper (1994)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
The Missing (2003)



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Man!!! That's a really tough one. I went with Apollo 13, but could have picked a handful of the others as well.
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I've seen almost all of those except for EdTv and A Beautiful Mind. I'd have to say Apollo 13.
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I'm no fan of Howard but Backdraft was a decent flick. It's too bad he doesn't know how to use non-whites in non-bad guy roles.
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Parenthood.

Never been much of a fan of Apollo 13.
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Went with Apollo 13 but have a soft spot for Willow. Enjoyable movies both.
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Best Directed movie: Apollo 13. My favorite from the list: Splash.
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Apollo 13.

However, his best work might just be television's Arrested Development.
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Originally posted by Red Dog
However, his best work might just be television's Arrested Development.
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Apollo 13, closely followed by backdraft.
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Originally posted by Giantrobo
I'm no fan of Howard but Backdraft was a decent flick. It's too bad he doesn't know how to use non-whites in non-bad guy roles.
Spoilered in case people haven't seen the movies . . .

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Of the movies that I can think of with "bad guys", the bad guy in:
- Backdraft was Scott Glenn,
- Splash was Eugene Levy (if you can consider him a "bad guy" in that movie),
- Willow was Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, and Pat Roach,
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Jim Carrey (although, admittedly, he was playing a green guy, but that isn't really Howard's fault ), and
- Ransom was Gary Sinise (with a trio of 3 white guys under him)

Of the other ones that I've seen (which is most of them) there weren't really any bad guys.

So I'm a little confused as to who you're thinking of when you make that statement (not being hostile here, just genuinely curious)?
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I like a lot of his movies but I had to vote Apollo 13
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talemyn, how quickly you forgot
Spoiler:
Snoop Dogg as "Jive Pimp," the saboteur responsible for the disaster in Apollo 13
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Originally posted by Groucho
talemyn, how quickly you forgot
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Snoop Dogg as "Jive Pimp," the saboteur responsible for the disaster in Apollo 13
I always forget about that! Must be some kind of mental block or something.
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The best most respectable one is Apollo 13, which I really like, but I voted other, because my favorite is Night Shift.

Oh, and I forgot about Parenthood. That's great as well.

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Apollo 13 was alright, but what ruined it for me was every male character's haircut. God I hate crew cuts.
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Backdraft. He had to direct a Baldwin ferchrisakes!

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