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Old 05-15-17, 11:36 AM
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Re: RIP - Powers Boothe

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Man, that's like punching God in the face.

I first became a fan as a boy watching his Phillip Marlowe PI series in the early days of HBO.
And he was an awesome bad guy on 24.
That's where I first remember him as well -- those early days of HBO.

He was only 68? Wow. I thought he was older than that.

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Old 05-15-17, 01:23 PM
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I'll echo the same sentiments by saying he elevated every film in which he appeared, at least while he was on screen. Loved him in "Extreme Prejudice" and "Tombstone", among many others. The man had that Texas swagger, full of piss and bravado.
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Old 05-15-17, 01:47 PM
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That's where I first remember him as well -- those early days of HBO.

He was only 68? Wow. I thought he was older than that.
Booth was one of those guys who always looked like he was in his early 40s even when he was in his early 30s. He was kind of ageless for awhile, honestly.
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Old 05-15-17, 02:02 PM
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My first exposure was seeing his Jim Jones TV movie in school. Stays with me to this day. Great actor with a great career.
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Old 05-15-17, 03:04 PM
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EXTREME PREJUDICE could have been unbelievably silly, but the great cast and Hill's efficient, no-nonsense direction really elevated the contrived story and made it work, esp. Nolte and Boothe as former HS football team members/buddies now on opposite sides of the law. I'll never forget Boothe's Cash Bailey in his dirty white suit and Panama hat trying to justify his drug dealing to Nolte's rock-ribbed Texas Ranger: "They want the stuff. They like it," and just drawing the vowels out. Just perfect delivery. Still one of my favorite Hill movies.
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Old 05-15-17, 04:33 PM
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He was also great in Southern Comfort





Yes, he was "power"ful in that film. Kind of akin to the Burt Reynolds Deliverance role, but without Reynolds's wussing out when he broke his leg.
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Old 05-15-17, 04:46 PM
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Yep, huge fan of Extreme Prejudice and Southern Comfort as a kid. Great screen presence.
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Red Dawn was my intro and what an intro it was. great actor. sad loss...
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Old 05-15-17, 07:54 PM
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Let's not forget his other roles in The Emerald Forest, U-Turn & Frailty.
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Old 05-15-17, 08:16 PM
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RIP

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
I first became a fan as a boy watching his Phillip Marlowe PI series in the early days of HBO.
Yeah, the old Philip Marlowe, Private Eye series on HBO is what I still remember him the most from. It's a shame that show didn't have higher production values (it was just standard '80s TV level for the most part) because Powers Boothe was an outstanding Philip Marlowe (and given how many great actors have played that role over the years, that's saying a lot).

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I have Southern Comfort on bluray. Not sure why exactly, but something attracted me. I better get on that shit...
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Yeah, the old Philip Marlowe, Private Eye series on HBO is what I still remember him the most from. It's a shame that show didn't have higher production values (it was just standard '80s TV level for the most part) because Powers Boothe was an outstanding Philip Marlowe (and given how many great actors have played that role over the years, that's saying a lot).

I remember loving that show, but don't remembering a lot about it. Is it streaming anywhere?
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Old 05-15-17, 10:50 PM
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Re: RIP - Powers Boothe

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RIP



Yeah, the old Philip Marlowe, Private Eye series on HBO is what I still remember him the most from. It's a shame that show didn't have higher production values (it was just standard '80s TV level for the most part) because Powers Boothe was an outstanding Philip Marlowe (and given how many great actors have played that role over the years, that's saying a lot).

I'm just like Oldboy ... I don't really remember anything other than loving it.

I started to say that title sequence had a James Bond feel to it ... Then I saw Maurice Binder's name!
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Old 05-15-17, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
I'll never forget Boothe's Cash Bailey in his dirty white suit and Panama hat trying to justify his drug dealing to Nolte's rock-ribbed Texas Ranger: "They want the stuff. They like it," and just drawing the vowels out. Just perfect delivery. Still one of my favorite Hill movies.
Here's that famous dirty white suit.

https://www.yourprops.com/Powers-Boo...-YP806943.html
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Old 05-17-17, 01:58 AM
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Old 05-17-17, 09:35 AM
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He was awesome.

It's beyond time for a decent region 1 version of Extreme Prejudice.
Coincidentally I just received my Extreme Prejudice import Blu-ray from Japan yesterday.

After having long run-out of patience for a North American release, I caved and bought it. I was very impressed! The picture quality and sound are stellar. It's basically just the movie with the trailer as the only extra.

It's all-region, auto-plays (no commercials at the beginning) but does have a Japanese language menu with audio options, scene access. I can't read it but it's simple to navigate. The movie defaults to Japanese subtitles but they can be easily removed.

..and it opens with the original Tr-Star studio horse logo!
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Old 05-17-17, 04:12 PM
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Question: Was his name really Powers?
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Old 05-17-17, 08:02 PM
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Nice memorium to Boothe at the end of the Agents of Shield season finale. I'm not the type to root for bad guys, but his portrayal made you sympathetic to his character towards the end of that story arc. That's acting.

R.I.P., Mr. Boothe.
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Old 05-18-17, 12:27 AM
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I started to say that title sequence had a James Bond feel to it ... Then I saw Maurice Binder's name!
Also noticed the director was Peter Hunt who happened to direct On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
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Old 05-21-17, 05:43 PM
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"He's been pickeling his prick in the cun+ brine of another," Cy Toliver.
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