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“Looks like we got us a sow here instead of a boar”
Okay, perhaps that’s not how he would want to be remembered but Bill McKinney achieved cinema immortality as one of the great movie villains when he raped Ned Beatty in Deliverance and delivered his immortal line. McKinney was a top-notch character actor who appeared in many great movies in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s and was a familiar face. He was part of Clint Eastwood’s stock company and costarred with Clint seven times. He died of cancer of the esophagus on Thursday at age 80.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
He made a generation of moviegoers afraid to go canoeing.
Bill McKinney, the actor who played one of crazed mountain men in Deliveranceand famously ordered one particularly unfortunate camper to “squeal like a pig,” died Thursday at the age of 80.
A prolific artist up until his death, McKinney »
- Tom Stockman
Bill McKinney, the actor who played one of crazed mountain men in "Deliverance" and famously ordered Ned Beatty to "squeal like a pig," died Thursday at the age of 80 of cancer of the esophagus. A prolific artist up until his death, McKinney's career included dozens of film credits (including 7 Clint Eastwood titles) and appearances on television series such as "In The Heat of the Night," "Baywatch" and "Walker, Texas Ranger." But McKinney was always associated with "Deliverance." The 1972 film, starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ronny Cox and Beatty, followed a group of men on an ill-fated river trip into the Appalachian wilderness where they are hunted down by a group of sadistic locals. McKninney, credited only as "Mountain Man," appeared in the movie's infamous rape scene. He seemed to relish the role, operating his official website under the domain www.squeallikeapig.com. »
"Bill McKinney, the actor who played one of crazed mountain men in Deliverance and famously ordered one particularly unfortunate camper to 'squeal like a pig,' died Thursday at the age of 80." Michael O'Connell for the Hollywood Reporter: "A prolific artist up until his death, McKinney's career included dozens of film credits (including 7 Clint Eastwood titles) and appearances on television series such as In the Heat of the Night, Baywatch and Walker, Texas Ranger." But as O'Connell notes, McKinney will always be remembered for his role in Deliverance as "Mountain Man" — and didn't seem to mind. His own official site is Squeal like a pig.com, where you're greeted by the "man that Leonard Maltin described in his review of the movie Deliverance as, 'one of the most terrifying film villains in history.'"
"But it was his long association with Clint Eastwood after the two costarred together in 1974's »
He made a generation of moviegoers afraid to go canoeing. Bill McKinney, the actor who played one of crazed mountain men in Deliverance and famously ordered one particularly unfortunate camper to "squeal like a pig," died Thursday at the age of 80. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths A prolific artist up until his death, McKinney's career included dozens of film credits (including 7 Clint Eastwood titles) and appearances on television series such as In The Heat of the Night, Baywatch and Walker, Texas Ranger. But McKinney was always associated with Deliverance. The 1972 film, starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ronny
- Michael O'Connell
Only in the 1970.s could Hollywood have turned its attention to the subject of racism in the deep south and come up with something so jaw-dropping in it.s political incorrectness as The Klansman. On the surface the 1974 film is a serious depiction of the bigotry and the racial confrontations that tear apart an Alabama town in the 1960.s, but watching it today The Klansman comes off at times serious, laughable, meanspirited, sleazy, and racist. I.m sure the movie wasn’t meant to be racist, but it is filled with characters mouthing so many racist beliefs and committing so many racist crimes that the movie seems to gloat gleefully in its outrageous depiction of bigotry and delivers one ham-fisted, »
- Tom Stockman
Blockbuster – the one-time giant in the home video rental business which went bankrupt last September – was bought at auction this past week by Dish Network for $320 million. According to Dish, it intends to combine its wireless technology with Blockbuster’s brand name recognition, studio relationships and digital rights to re-establish Blockbuster as a player in the direct-to-home market against Netflix and newer contenders like Amazon and a Warner Bros. online rental service to be offered on Facebook.
However this plays out long-term, the auction buy is the last page in a final chapter begun back in September when Blockbuster busted. To trot out the old cliché, it’s the – everybody now — end of an era.
The business Blockbuster used to be in seemed revolutionary in its day, though it seems almost quaint now; come Friday, some delegate from the family would trot to the neighborhood video store hoping to get »
- Bill Mesce
Movie quotes are the currency by which we pay respect to our favorite films. We grab them out of our pockets at the most appropriate, or inappropriate, times, adding our love of a movie to an advancing conversation. Sometimes these quotes are insignificant lines you and your friends hold near to your hearts but, most of the time, these lines are the ones we all know and love. David Balboa, who runs a blog called Exophrine, edited together 150 of lines and catch phrases just like that into one, cool little video. Included are such diverse films as The Princess Bride, Rocky IV, Aliens, Toy Story, Die Hard, Citizen Kane and many more. Check it out, as well as the full rundown of what's in it, after the jump. Thanks to Balboa and his Exophrine blog  for this awesome video. And here's the list of each quote, and who said it, »
- Germain Lussier
7 items from 2011
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