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Old 12-18-10, 10:26 PM
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Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Flipping through the channels, I see that the Golf Channel is showing Point Break movie with Keanu and Swayze. I can understand a channel having holiday programming and showing movies in place of shows but can anyone figure out why they would show such an odd choice for an movie.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Surely Keanu is a 3-wood.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

I noticed that awhile ago. I watched it for awhile because I hadn't seen it in a long time.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Why do they call it a "sandwich"? It's not made of sand, and it doesn't contain a witch. What's the deal?


Spoiler:
(And what's up with airline food?)
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

The same reason Cartoon Network shows live action shows, SyFy shows non-scifi/fantasy shows, MTV doesn't show music related shows. Basically every specialty channel is going to become a generic whatever gets ratings channel. I'm sure CNN will be playing Yogi Bear in a few years.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

The better question is why aren't more channels showing POINT BREAK?
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

They should be showing Heartbreakers --which seems to be on some cable channel every day.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Because Point Break kicks all kinds of ass, amigo.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Because the Blu-ray's out of print.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Originally Posted by bcd View Post
The better question is why aren't more channels showing POINT BREAK?
Originally Posted by Charlie Goose View Post
Because Point Break kicks all kinds of ass, amigo.
These are correct.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

yeah, ... when I found Point Break on there by chance, I stopped flipping and watched it (again). Hadn't seen it for a while. I was a little surprised to see it on the TGC. But, it did get me to tune in.

I'm an avid Golf Channel viewer and other than the South Africa Open, which is shown Live in the mornings, there isn't much in the way of golf going on now over the holidays. Lots of repeats and other summary shows. Today is it for the South African Open.

The next two weeks look really bleak for viewing golf stuff. I even relegated myself to watching CNN's Special "Downfall: The Tiger Wood Scandal" which CNN aired last night, and which is airing tonight again, if any want to see a summary show of a story that has been beat to death.

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But, you can see his half-brother wonder why Tiger hasn't spoken to him and his other half-siblings in 5 years. Or, you can see one of his porn star mistresses interviewed. And, she doesn't look like anything special.


TGC doesn't even start showing previews of the upcoming seasons for another week or so.

Can't wait for Kapalua to start up. Only 2.5 weeks now.

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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Originally Posted by bcd View Post
The better question is why aren't more channels showing POINT BREAK?
Groucho, please contact a mod about multiple accounts.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Because they can only shoe Tin Cup so many times?
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Shouldn't they at least be showing Happy Gilmore? Caddyshack? The Legend of Bagger Vance? The Dorf videos?

Maybe they can pick up Caprica and Stargate Universe.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Patrick Sawyze played golf in Donnie Darko.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

I ask why syfy is showing Wrestling all the time. I guess it fits their demographic...
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Originally Posted by Timber View Post
Because they can only show Tin Cup so many times?
Guess I was wrong as it's on again right now.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Originally Posted by astrochimp View Post
patrick sawyze played golf in donnie darko.
spoiler !!
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

I remember flipping on the Weather Channel a few months back and it was showing The Avengers (1998).
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

My guess. So many channels are owned by a single entity that when they pay to show a movie/program they spread it around the channels. Golf channel showed Point Break because parent company already paid for it so it was "free" programming, the ad revenue all profit.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Originally Posted by Vlyger View Post
I remember flipping on the Weather Channel a few months back and it was showing The Avengers (1998).
i take you havent watched the movie either
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

hey, they've got a triple feature coming up later in the week ... Analyze This, Point Break and Tin Cup.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Because it is golftastic...it is a word.
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Re: Why is the Golf Channel showing Point Break?

Point Break is, of course, awesome. But it is an odd choice. I don't think there's anything to justify it: no golfing, no mention of golf that I can recall. Hell, even something like Gary Busey bashing a dude with a 9-iron would be enough for me.

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