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Round #12 - Stallone knocking off questions like a speed bag!

Hey folks, Harry here... this set of questions depresses me. Turns out Rocky drinks a beer that I absolutely despise. Real horse piss. I can't stand it. I suppose I understand... but dammit, we need to get that pug to Austin so he can experience the greater glory of Shiner Boch. Well - On with the questions...

1. Dear Sly, did you ever talked in the past with Arnold about movie-projects you could do together ? Thanks in advance ... with kindest regards. Stephan Kamieth - Frankfurt/Germany.
The idea of working with Arnold came up twice - one was with John Hughes, and it was about a pair of neighbors that were determined to destroy one another with their back-and-forth everyday vendettas. It was based on an incident that actually happened with me and a neighbor named Vin Scully, the voice of the Dodgers. That didn’t work out. The second was about a pair of undercover cops that had to go into the world of femme fatales - by dressing in wigs and dresses - to expose a serial killer. Can you imagine us two mugs trying to pass ourselves off as even semi-attractive women? You’d be better off drawing a face on the south end of a north-bound bulldog.
2. Dear Mr. Stallone, Long time ago I read that you have the movie rights for several of Wilbur Smith's novels. Is there any chance of seeing those movies starred, directed or produced by you? Best Regards, Geir Gundersen Bergen, Norway
The book that I optioned was called THE LEOPARD HUNTS IN DARKNESS, which dealt with a conservationist whose area is being invaded by rebels trained by Russians. Unfortunately, I think the story has been told in many different incarnations.
3. Hey Sly, I remember about three years ago when I first heard about a new Rocky movie, and millions of rumors were running about. Would you be willing to tell us what kind of plot points were rewritten/taken out for the latest Rocky movie, "Rocky Balboa"? It'd be interesting to see if any of those old rumors I heard were true! Thanks! Mac Fort Wayne, IN
In the original draft, Rocky was still running Mickey’s gym for mainly underprivileged youths from his neighborhood, and Adrian was very much alive and part of his life. Rocky’s son was in the Air Force, and Paulie, a negative, two-fisted, dipsomaniac - a season that never changed. Rocky was losing the gym and begins a process of trying to raise money. Since the banks turn him down, he begins to fight. This is basically the George Foreman story. It was not very emotional, but more of a plot film. So I decided to raise the stakes by dropping Rocky to his lowest ebb ever by having him lose Adrian; thus the film became a journey about rebuilding one’s life when the most precious element has been painfully taken away.
4. Sly- In day 4 of the AICN Q+A, you mentioned that you shouldn't stretch out and waste the audience's time and patience. Honestly, i don't believe the fans feel that way. When you branch out with quality directors like Norman Jewison (F.I.S.T.), John Huston (Victory) or James Mangold (Copland), the end product speaks for itself. The problem seems to be when you work with hired hand directors that don't have the experience to steer the ship. You're a very underrated actor that isn't served by high concept vehicles with music video/tv commercial directors. Don't you believe it is the quality of project that audiences may be turned off by rather than any perceived typecasting? Clint Eastwood was once pigeonholed the same way, but now people are eating their words. Isn't it your turn? Respectfully, Desmond Boston, MA
Yeah, I think you’re absolutely right. If a film concept is of great interest and hopefully emotionally charged, rather than just a visual bonanza, the audience will accept any stereotypical actor in his role if he’s willing to submerge himself in the character, dispensing all previous vanity. By vanity, I mean an actor begins to rely on certain tricks and angles and dialogue manipulation to make them more appealing, which is simply not honest. I certainly have been guilty of this, and COP LAND was the first film where I completely dispersed with all tricks… and now in ROCKY BALBOA. It’s true what you said about music video directors, no matter how great the cast or the project, a bad captain will run the ship onto a reef.
5. hope its not too late, i just have one question and i need it answered by tomorrow. i am throwing a rocky party to celebrate rocky balboa's release and i need to know what kind of beer rocky would drink so i can buy it for the party! Ron
No question about it, Rocky drinks Rolling Rock, especially in the “pony” bottles, which are the small bottles.
6. Hey Sly, My question is how is the casting going on Rambo IV. There have been rumors of people such as Vinnie Jones and Mathew Fox. So can you confirm if anyone is on board or some people you are looking at. Thank!! And I'm looking forward to both the return of Rambo and Rocky Balboa. Tyler Ft. Wayne, IN
Unfortunately, I can’t comment at this time on the actors, but there are several parts that are still up for grabs because I’ve been so involved with promoting ROCKY BALBOA. By the way, there were several mentions in the comments about Thailand and how RAMBO IV will “damage” the delicate tourist trade and become an eco-bandit of sorts. Thanks. The movie isn’t about attacking Thailand or strafing or fragging or napalming their water buffalo. It’s about a journey into Burma - which you should Google, and check out Karen atrocities, or go to FreeBurmaRangers.Org, and you’ll get the gist of what the movie is about.
7. Question: I'm sure you never realized that "Demolition Man" would become such an underground cult favorite to the generation that is now in their late 20's, early 30's. To the extent that I hear quotes from that movie off and on from various people all the time, and my best friend uses the line "Enhance your calm" on her children all the time! I would like to ask whether you have any interesting or funny stories to tell from the set, and even stories about working with Sandra Bullock, Wesley Snipes, Dennis Leary, etc. There seemed to be such a great comradery and sense of fun among all the actors. Plus, do you think there will ever be a DVD special edition of this movie put out, with various making-of documentaries? Thanks, and I've been enjoying the Rounds!! S.D. Moore Dallas, Texas
There was a real brotherhood among the actors, and it was a challenge doing one-liners with Dennis Leary - he’s pretty amazing. But this may not come under the “fun” category… the most daring stunt I ever performed, when I really felt my life was in jeopardy and there was no way out, was when they put me in the cryogenic tank and began to fill it with a liquid that felt like warm Dippity-do (or a hair gel of your choice). The lid was locked on in such a way that it could not be flung open quickly if the “gel” covered your mouth. So standing next to the cryo-cell was a 280 lb. Samoan with a fire ax, in case it was necessary to bust open the thick resin glass. But the fact is an ax would never have made a dent in the surface. So I’m grateful to this day that I was not killed by a careless amount of hair tonic.
8. The opening forty minutes of FIRST BLOOD are so memorable, in large part, because of the intense and skillful performances of you, Brian Dennehy, Jack Starrett, and the other actors portraying the small-town police force (including the young David Caruso). These guys really go after you in a way that has seldom been seen on screen and here the film strongly establishes Rambo as a sympathetic character who has truly been backed into a corner. In your mind, how was the realism of these sequences achieved? Were you social with the other actors on-set, or did you deliberately keep your distance from them? Jonathan Hertzberg
It was an abundance of testosterone on that set, coupled with good actors, most of whom are genuinely moody. So when the time came to perform, they simply cut loose and everyone went into alpha-mutt mode and good things happened.
9. Hi Mr. Stallone, Years ago you made a cameo appearance in the movie "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn", which came to my attention after Roger Ebert gave it zero stars and called it one of the worst movies ever made. What I am wondering is, how did they get you to participate? My impressions from the movie are that the cameos are a result of favors being called in, more than people actually wanting to be there. Also, do you remember anything about your brief association with the project? Thanks! Robert
No, I was tricked by my agent, who was also Joe Eszterhas’ agent; Joe was threatening to leave the agency. I didn’t know this fact. So I was told by this agent, who was actually head of William Morris at that time, that Arnold and Bruce had committed to play the other two parts and would love to grind it out with me. I said, “Sure, I’m in,” like an idiot, trusting this man. Going on his word, I showed up on the set at about 7:30 only to find the other two parts were being played by Jackie Chan and Whoopi Goldberg. I think that’s the night my hair began falling out from stress. I was deceived to keep Joe a client at the agency. Now Joe’s a friend, and I don’t blame him for this, but I was delivered underhandedly.
10. Had anyone on the cast or crew of Shade ever actually played poker? Chris Beavers
No, I have the attention span - or half the attention span - of a mayfly, which I think only lives for eighteen hours… so me playing poker is about as appealing as gargling with Drano, but I learned. The other actor, Stuart Townsend, actually learned to deal wonderfully, and that’s all I recall.

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  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Damn you Ultimate Edition DVD

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Arriving after I already have one (or two) versions of the movie already. You fail because I refuse to buy you anymore.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Yo happy birthday Harry!

    by Darth Thoth

    Great read as always. The movie is a week away. I can't wait. Just to underscore what most have been saying- this Q&A feature is great. I've grown so much respect and admiration for Sly. Also, I hope AICN can pull this off again in the future with other personalities. This has been simply great. And lastly, to all your Texas folks... and Texans fans... wow, you should have never passed on Vince Young. My goodness. The Texans' brass should be run out of town much like the brass for my NY Knicks. Peace.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:27 a.m. CST

    You just made the cut Harry

    by proper

    Sandra Bullock never looked better than in Demolition man.Arnie and Sly should of made this film together http://tinyurl.com/ybdspa

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Sly and Arnold were gonna be in White Chicks?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Don't hate me 'cause you ain't me!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:34 a.m. CST

    More on Tango & Cash PLEASE.

    by dregmobile

    Stories on set, possible sequel ... anything. In the TOP 5 best buddy/cop movies fo shizzle. <br> <br> But anyway, these are great.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Sylvester Stallone answered my question!

    by Cotton McKnight

    Mine is the Alan Smithee one, and I KNEW there was an interesting story behind all those cameos. I didn't believe that Sly would willingly and knowingly get involved with a project like that, there had to be some trickery or hollywood favors being called in. Thanks for answering that!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:49 a.m. CST

    I wondered how dangerous the cryo liquid was

    by antonphd

    I remember watching that a couple months ago again and wondering what the liquid was made of that it wasn't too dangerous to use. Wow.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:59 a.m. CST

    The hits keep coming!

    by BillEmic

    Man, I love showing up at AICN religiously every night at 12am-3am, just to read these Q&A sessions. This is truly the best thing AICN has ever done. I think these questions reveal once and for all how underrated Stallone is. Sure, Arnold a lot of "big hits", but Stallone has the more esoteric, lesser known movies that really stand the test of time. I'm talking about Night Hawks, Demolition Man, F.I.S.T., etc. It's clear that there are a lot of love for these movies and for good reason. I can't wait for Rocky Balboa. Yoe, Poe!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 2:01 a.m. CST

    fubar

    by lakersfan2death

    fucked up beyond all recognition

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Demolition Man!!

    by colematthews

    On two separate occasions, I have mentioned this Stallone Q&A to friends of mine who don't frequent this site, and both times, the first thing they said had to do with Demolition Man. The movie may be horrible, but there is definitely some kind of underground cult of True Believers.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 2:15 a.m. CST

    I say "What's your boggle?" from time to time

    by BitterMan23

    Demolition Man is a confusingly paced (the snipes v stallone fight 40 min in is more of a climax than the actual one) but solid action comedy. and bullock never looked cuter. love to see a special edition, or even just a re-release in an amaray case so i can get rid of the infernal snapper...

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Does Lipton Brisk Ice Tea make a cameo in Rocky Balboa?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    It'd be awesome if it was just randomly sitting on a table at Rocky's house or somewhere in the movie.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Haha! Sly said 'Fraggin'

    by Cyberfury

    COOL

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Sly and Arnold: Together at Last

    by WatchtheWatcher

    Okay, I have a pitch for Sly for the long-awaited team up movie: "The U.P.S. vs. the Federal Express"-- Sly and Arnold representing the two title entities, in a madcap race to outdo one another delivering packages. <Arnold> Ah'll be bahk... I have some more packages for you in the trahck. <Sly> 'Ey, yo! [incoherent] Sign here. Come on! That has comedy gold written all over it! :)

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 3:35 a.m. CST

    who cares about the beer, Harry?

    by Frijole

    That's your lead-in? A sad, baseless lament about "Rocky's" beer choice? Listen, Mr. Uber-geek, Rolling Rock is from Latrobe, PENSYLVANIA. Read: same state as the main character is from. Read: regionalistic fan-favorite choices abound. Same as your vote-cast for that nasty, bitter swill euphemistically called "bock" beer, Shiner. Ugh. Call us all back once you've had a real man's beer. Hopefully Austin has one or two decent shops where a lad can find a hearty, 8.6 ABV Duvell from Belgium. Or, perhaps, 'cause it's out this time of year, a sixer of Great Divide's Hibernation Ale. Sorry to turn this into "Epicurious" all the sudden, but to bitch, even fecetiously about a FICTIONAL CHARACTER'S choice of fermented beverage... well, it' gets up the dander of this ol' Stroker Ace. Tell me this: the choice of beverage concerns you more than the fact that in EVERY SINGLE Rocky movie, not ONE punch gets slipped? I mean, every single punch thrown either lands with a sound like a 20-lb sack of wet cement being dropped off a 10-story building or gets ducked under with a sound like a comet blew past your ear at mach 900. Be a man and drink real mens' beer and not feebly attempt to garner a chuckle by finding such a lame fault when so many others are worth greater scrutiny despite our collective suspension of disbelief. Shiner sucks any ol' how.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Harry get your shit together please

    by NachoNegro

    This is without any doubt the best thing ever on this site - Sly you deserve serious plaudits for doing this. But you know what? Harry is screwing it up. Harry why do you insist on picking the most asinine, childish, foolish questions? "Who suffered more, Rocky or Christ?"???????? I mean what the fuck is wrong with you Harry? A jokes a joke, but grow up. You are supposed to be editing these questions, so FUCKING EDIT THEM. There are a million and one legitimate questions - don't waste precious Stallone bandwidth with bullshit.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Demolition Man

    by antonphd

    George Bush. He has single handedly made us all think a little bit more about Demolition Man than as a funny cool sci-fi action flick. Plus it's got Stallone being about as appealing as ever, funny funny ass shit like non-fluid transfer sex, Sandra Bullock saying she's going to go blow the guy they are after, Sly giving up trying to explain it to her, Denis Leary being funny as shit and going off about playboy and hamburgers, the 3 seashells, the violation of the verbal morality law, Wesley Snipes gleefully pronouncing the brave new world a bunch of pussies, Wesley Snipes being froze and his head kicked off(not because i don't like him, but you just gotta love the look on his face), the foam spray when the car crashes, Wesly finding the 'laser gun', the rat burger, Taco Bell winning the food franchise wars, Sandra Bullocks ass kicking scene being explained by saying she watched Jackie Chan movies, the eye ball pen, knitting sweaters, the crazy fucking list of shit Wesley learns, 'hurting people isn't a good thing, well, sometimes it is, but not when it's a bunch of people looking for something to eat', 'you really licked his ass', the look of total suprise on Bush's face when Stallone and Wesley don't do what he tells them to do... like a spoiled kid who's parents actually say 'no' to something, 'pick a hair color', the chick talking on the video phone topless... and Stallone just shaking his head cause the whole place is so fucking crazy that's just on more thing, hands shakes, bunji jump from the helicopter, 'jeffery dalmer?! i love that guy!', 'prepare to be judged'... oops. See, great movie. My favorite action movie by Stallone followed by Tango and Cash... purely for the 'Rambo is a pussy' line.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Judge Dredd - CGI

    by antonphd

    I think that a hard core 3D Animated Judge Dredd film with Stallone's likeness and voice acting for Dredd would kick fucking ass.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Stallone, mate...

    by Seph_J

    ...I never said you were going to go 'strafing or fragging or napalming their water buffalo'. Thanks. I explained that I can understand why Thailand might be reluctant to be assiciated with a RAMBO movie, which will almost certainly involve guns and people blowing shit up. And, I assume, a fair amount of danger. Maybe you do look at the talkbacks... but do you actually READ them? The plot might involve an journey into Burma, or a trek up Everest, or an underwater dive to Atlantis for all I know. Im sure Thailand doesn't give a rats-ass either... they know how stupid people are in general (especially Americans) and how the slightest mention of Thailand in a RAMBO film could be damaging to them. Tell me im wrong. Please.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Xingu

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    brazilian black beer at its finest...best beer ever. <P> love this feature btw...keeps me coming back to the site...and did i hear someone say Bruce is next? if so, sweet!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 4:48 a.m. CST

    11 Rocky Balboa clips + 11 min. behind the scenes

    by eatlightning

    Check out 11 clips from Rocky Balboa! http://tinyurl.com/y53bzz or go to: www.stallonezone.com to find them in the forum!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Shiner Boch

    by Rev

    Are you sure he shouldn't drink "Bush" or "Cours"? How about "Mickeylobe"? Or maybe he should try Shiner Bock

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Demolition Man has fans? And they actually quote it?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    How sad.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Shiner Bock is COMPLETE ASS!

    by Frijole

    Harry, you have great taste in barely legal asain girls, schizophrenic taste in movies, and TERRIBLE FUCKING TASTE IN BEER! I'd like to know what Sly thinks of some of the impersonations and parodies that have been done of him over the years. Or if he knows about Henry Rollins ( I believe it was) and his friends working for hours and hours trying to work on that pained Sly expression where his lower lip creeps down almost to his chin.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Someone actually asked about Shade!

    by KenKRK

    I know most probably didn't care for it, but I always liked it. Even though he was hardly in the movie, Stallone had a really commanding presence.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Rolling Rock Is Most Likely Lower In Carbs and Calories

    by tonagan

    And why the pony size was probably specified. Rocky needs to stay in shape.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Yo eatlightning...

    by abominate

    ...thanks for the link, you made my day. Those clips are fantastic. I like the grittiness of it, and the tension between Rocky and son, plus Paulie's trouble reconciling with how poorly he treated his sister. Sly looks and sounds great. This will rule.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:37 a.m. CST

    I read somewhere that Die Hard 4...

    by abominate

    ...trailer will play with Eragon, which I guess opens in a couple days? That right?

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:40 a.m. CST

    I live in Texas and HATE Shiner Bock

    by Doctor_Sin

    I am more of a Red Stripe, Tsing Tao, Sapporo kind of guy.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Hey Yack:

    by Ricky Henderson

    Yeah, I'm down for hanging out sometime. Sorry you missed the Oliver Stone thing. Jacob Burns does a ton of cool stuff. Nice to see that a movie theater for grownups exists up here in Westchester, ya know? I think Sherm may actually be from the area too. Maybe I'm nuts, but I think I remember him talking about Yonkers in one of his posts. On a scale of 1-10, how devestated are you that the Mets let "two time tommy john surgery winner" Victor Zombrano go?

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Rolling Rock's not low-carb/calories

    by ErnieAnderson

    It IS, however, a Pennsylvania institution. However, it's been losing steam of late because Anheuser Busch took them over.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Sly & Arnie Vs The Rock & Vin Diesel

    by Cyberfury

    That's it. That's about all I got.. Maybe I should paint my windows black..

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Sly should direct an Eastwood biopic.

    by Cyberfury

    Starring Hugh Jackman as Clint ofcourse. The man looks just like a younger Clint. That's it. That's all I got... Call my agent.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Hugh doing his Clint impression

    by Cyberfury

    http://www.angelfire.com/ultra/shirtless4ever/hughjackman.jpg Yes. Remember people You heard it here first. One moment, Micheal Bay on the phone...

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:04 a.m. CST

    KEEP THEM COMING

    by THE KNIGHT

    He must come back again to promote RAMBO!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:04 a.m. CST

    yuengling

    by blotter

    Wouldn't Rocky drink Yuengling?????

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Lower in Carb/Calories than Shiner Bock

    by tonagan

    That's what I was implying. And there's always Rolling Rock Green Light.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Rolling Rock

    by zacdilone

    When I lived in Scotland, one night I was feeling homesick for Pennsylvania. I headed out with a friend to a local pub, where I usually enjoyed some Bass Pale Ale or McEwan's lager (since British Ales and Lagers far surpass anything America has to offer). As I walked up to the barman to order my drink, I noticed bottles of Rolling Rock in the cooler behind him. I almost cried. So of course that's what I ordered. Did it taste as good as what I usually ordered? Of course not. But I enjoyed it far more than anything else that pub could've offered that night...because it was the taste of my home state. Such is the power of the Rock.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:15 a.m. CST

    "You most likely know it as myanmar...

    by blotter

    ...but it will always be Burma to me."

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Rolling Rock

    by blahblahman

    Sad to say it's not produced in Latrobe any longer. Another victim of Anheuser-Busch. Surprised he didn't say Yuengling. It's produced a fair bit closer to Philly and is the oldest brewery in America...allegedly.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:45 a.m. CST

    RR nor Shiner can hold a candle to Grolsch

    by Cyberfury

    Grolsch baby! ..oh wait you yanks just import that Heineken piss from us? Damn dirty shame..

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:50 a.m. CST

    oh wait, you do have Grolsch

    by Cyberfury

    A powerful brand that knows no equal. The unique Swingtop bottle, a glassblower's masterpiece. http://www.grolsch.com/defaultcom.htm

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Sly never answered my question

    by The guy

    I sent this one in a few days ago, but you never answered it. Can you tell us about that softcore porn film you did in the 70's?? How did you get cast in that? Was the sex real??

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:59 a.m. CST

    All things considered

    by blahblahman

    Rocky could be swigging PBR or Genesee Cream Ale. I guess Rolling Rock doesn't sound so bad afterall.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:15 a.m. CST

    This is sad...

    by KabutoKoji

    To think that if only Rocky's choice of beer would've been Medalla, he would've beaten Mason Dixon easily...

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Yuengling is, indeed, the greatest beer...

    by keyserSOZE

    i'm from Pennsylvania and now living in Texas, and i'd KILL to get Yuengling down here instead of Shiner. nothing against Shiner, but Yuengling...wow. it's good stuff.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Medalla

    by blotter

    Voted best light beer of 2005!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Shouldn't Rocky dring IRON CITY?

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Rolling Rock isn't that great, but is a definite improvement to the Bud/Coors/Michelob set. Maybe he should dring MICKEYS tall boys!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Yes to the $1 PBR!

    by Frijole

    Several good bars in New Orleans still rock the $1 Pabst... as do several on the FL and AL Gulf Coast. As far as CHEAP beer goes, PBR can't be beat.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Hahahaha...

    by Frijole

    I'm sure there's plenty more we agree on, man... But at least now we have a touchstone for common ground. Hahah!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Let the healing begin!

    by blahblahman

    Makes me want a beer.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Sega/Fox to make ALIEN video games! What about RAMBO?!

    by JDanielP

    http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=4989

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Here here.

    by blahblahman

    Though, I've only just begun adding my 2 cents, I've lurked quite a bit and this can be a rather hostile place. Either way, the Stallone Q&A has been a boon. It'll be interesting to see if anyone else will take the plunge in the future.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Neighbour film with Arnie and Sly

    by kwisatzhaderach

    This could have been great fun, 2 musclemen trying to wage war against each other. Then again, it could have been like Jingle All The Way. If only I had known the annoying brat in that would play Anakin Skywalker. Sigh.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 10:34 a.m. CST

    YackBacker

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    And let us not forget the great AICN TB unifier that is Don Murphy and his stooge PharteGodd (may he rest in peace). So, HOORAY Stallone, HOORAY beer, and HOORAY the TUADMAHS (Talkbackers United Against Don Murphy and His Stooges)!<P>Ride now! And fear no darkness!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 10:40 a.m. CST

    i have started a beer war

    by lilgorgor

    awesome. but now my rocky party will succeed with ROLLING ROCK IN PONY BOTTLES

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Harry, let's go to Fado for lunch

    by Doctor_Sin

    It's halfway between where I work and where you live (Alamo Drafthouse). You need a nice black-and-tan to get you going.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Kalik Gold...

    by idahomer

    Awesome beer of the Bahamas.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 11:32 a.m. CST

    mmm beer

    by Bloo

    now being as that I'm from Kansas I'm more of a Kansas City brewery drinker myself, but I have a lot of friends that insist that Coors Light is the greatest beer ever made...fools<p>now funny story about PBR, when I was in college, on Sunday you can't buy beer in Kansas so myself and 3 other buddies jumped into my car (Pontiac Sunfire if anyone cares) and headed to the Nebraska border (with the comment about 4 drunks in a car on a sunday night are the most likely to see a UFO) we bought a 30-stone of Coors Light, and a 24 of MGD...(god we had bad taste in beer) and my friend Shane was like "we need some more" and they only had PBR so he bought a 30 stone of that. we each had one, and that was it, we couldn't give that crap away. Drunk poor colelge students wouldn't drink it...great memories

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Yo, Sly

    by Binkysguy

    "I'm looking for the next Robert Mitchum or Steve McQueen, and they don't exist," he says. "All these young actors are tough in, like, 'The O.C.' They're watching the Super Bowl at Frederic Fekkai [salon], getting highlights and a manicure. What happened to beer and chips and scratching your balls?" Look no further, man. I'm right here in Texas about an hour north of Harry. I'm an actor and an ex-marine. I'd be happy to whup some ass with John Rambo!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 11:39 a.m. CST

    and who could forget the ultimate TB unifier...

    by Frijole

    the Demon, Dave DeFalco vs. Juggfuckler. Anyhoo, didn't know I'd start such a nice discourse on beer this morning. Hmm... maybe some of us should start a site called "Ain't it Cool Brews." Sorry... I'll go stand in the corner now.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Arnold and Sly movie ideas

    by ptindy

    You have two of the biggest action movie stars of the 80's and that is the best ideas anyone could come up with???????????? I agree the last two rounds, the questions have sucked. And Harry picking the question last round about "taking shower with Kurt Russell"! Harry can't you disguise your personal fantasy questions better than that!!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 12:07 p.m. CST

    STALLONE WATCHES THE WATCHMEN

    by ImJustSaying

    Hey Sly, I'm loving the answers, and I'm really glad you were able to make Rocky Balboa. It's the movie with the most buzz right now, I'd say (I work in an office and everyone is talking about it). Congrats. I heard you read the talkbacks, so I hope this suggestion finds you. If I were you, if you have time while prepping for Rambo, I'd hunt don't Zack Snyder (you can probably go through harry if you need to) and ask him about playing The Comedian in WATCHMEN. People would go nuts, I believe it's a perfect role for you, and probably wouldn't tie you up too much (he's only in a couple flashback scenes). If you haven't read the graphic novel, you really ought to, I get a feeling you'd enjoy it, and it's an easy, interesting read. The role needs someone with your imposing presence, and someone who isn't afraid to go a little crazy. After knocking Balboa out of the park and gettin Rambo back off the ground, this would be a hell of a move. Anyways, good luck, Sly, glad to see you everywhere again.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Worst beer ever?

    by zacdilone

    That award would go to Drury's, which my fraternity brothers and I referred to as a "beer-flavored drink." I'd be curious what other beers TBers would mention as tasting better when they came out than when they went in.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Drewry's...I mean

    by zacdilone

    Of course, piss spelled any other way is still piss.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 12:39 p.m. CST

    ImJustSayin

    by decypher44

    Damn, that is a great idea. I can really see Sly as The Comedian! Arnold as Doc Manhatten?

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Sorry for the "Arnold for Manhattan"

    by decypher44

    The look would be good, but the acting? Ouch! And Bad beer? St Ides, Zima, Lucky, Michelob Ultra.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1 p.m. CST

    remind me to stay the fuck away from "olde english"

    by Ricky Henderson

    When I feel like getting drunk and I'm on a budget, I reach for Doctor Migillicutty's (sp?). Or Mad Dog. Malt liquor just wrecks me and from my personal experience makes me talk like characters from "The Wire" and vandalize things. I miss college damnit.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Why isn't anyone...

    by abominate

    ...discussing the ten clips that have been posted? They're killer!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Peter Boyle is dead!

    by kinghenryVIII

    Passed away at the age of 71. No more Young Frankenstien. You will be missed!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Peter Boyle? Noooooooo!

    by Ricky Henderson

    Peter Boyle is puttin' on the ritz with the man upstairs. Sad day.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Rambo: "Do you know who the f*** I am??"

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Please have that line in the movie. Thanks.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 1:52 p.m. CST

    BTW Stallone was obviously busy during Round 12

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Hence the "knocking off of questions like a speed bag."<BR><BR> Even though he refuses to run for mayor because of the endless handshaking and waving, he's probably having to do it temporarily for these few weeks left in the promotional tour.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Stallone getting pissed by seeing

    by veritasses

    Jackie Chan and Whoopi instead of Arnold and Bruce at 7:30 in the morning. That's some funny imagery.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Rocky and Beer, Rocky and Beer, Rocky and Beer

    by MC Vamp

    These are the best Q&A's in the history of AICN. My respect and admiration of the Ol' Stallion grows with each installment. As for beer, well...Shiner was such a disappointment. It tastes like the bland Michelob Bock with a piece of driftwood dropped in the glass and set out on the porch to marinate for a week. Rolling Rock is like Coors squeezed out of a sweaty sock. Most good imports bury Shiner utterly, but beer snobs be damned, America has some great beers too...Sierra Nevada Pale, Firestone Double Barrel, Stone IPA, Rogue Dead Guy, Fat Tire, Sam Adams Black, Arrogant Bastard, Pete's Wicked, and Gorden Biersch. If you're strapped for cash and MUST, MUST go cheap, the Champagne of Beers, Miller High Life goes a long way if you really need a cheapo buzz that won't piss off your tongue. That said, I do enjoy a nice Budvar/Czechvar, Urquell, or Amstel Light from time to time, so imports can be fun...

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Now when is RoboCop 4 coming out?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Why do Behind Enemy Lines 2, Save the Last Dance 2, and Species 3 exist but not it? I'm getting tired of waiting.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Oh, Chimay is great, too...

    by MC Vamp

    But that doesn't really qualify as "beer," that's more like "heaven."

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Face/Off was originall y going to be Arnold and Sly

    by CTU Mole

    That would have been the greatest thing ever put to film.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Beer joke explained: Pony is to Italian Stallion...

    by Some Dude

    ... as Rolling Rock is to Rocky.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:02 p.m. CST

    I thought Arnold looked good as a woman

    by CherryValance

    Remember when he went to that place to have the baby in Junior? I thought he looked nice. Anywho, Desmond's question was a great one. And Vin Scully was in one of the Rockys right? I can't imagine a war between those two. Unless Carl Weathers teamed up with Vin. Then you'd have a stew goin'.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:04 p.m. CST

    "Contra" as Schwarzenegger/Stallone vehicle.

    by Some Dude

    It would be perfect. But would it have to be called "Super Probotector" for our sensitive friends in the UK? BTW, chaps, when is your release date for "Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles"? Snickers.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Yack

    by Bloo

    I had a similar expirence with olde english in college, I actually had a friend...in fact same one that bought the PBR...but he used to drink 2 40s of Olde E after doing his heavy metal radio show in college during our drinking marathons...now how's this for nasty we sat down one night to watch some movies, i know Austin Powers and I know what you did last summer were two of them, he drinks a 2 liter of Purple Passiona nd then about a 40 and a half of Olde E...I thought he was going to croak

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Some Bloke

    by proper

    I used the US title but this was what it was called here http://tinyurl.com/yllfff =>.Can't defend TMHT,though the youth that were brainwashed by that franchise have grown up so violent that they needn't bothered anyway =>.Step up the quality control on the questions H,challenge Mr Stallone,FIST,Paradise alley questions etc,you know the ones he asked for..Eye of the tiger Harry.Sorry to hear about Peter Boyle,he makes me laugh in Everybody Loves Raymond each morning =<.

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Proper: How peculiar.

    by Some Dude

    In the UK the SNES version of Contra was called Super Probotector. Why would the sequel to, ahem, Cryzor be called Super Probotector rather than Super Cryzor? Thanks for the info about the "original."

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Shiner

    by medsar

    These insults to Shiner have forced me to register at AICN. I remember many a night back at Rice, drinking a 50 cent cup of Shiner at Valhalla beneath the chemistry lecture hall. Surely, there can be no better beer. All must learn to appreciate the mighty Shiner Boch!

  • Dec. 13, 2006, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Now that many others have mentioned it..

    by ewokstew

    I will to. Who cares if he doesn't drink Shiner? Jeez, Harry, lighten the @#$% up.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Some Dude

    by proper

    Kool mate,BTW It's called Gryzor =>,I only ever saw the arcade original anyway though the home coversions of the day held the Gryzor title.Rush 'N' Attack being retitled Green Beret was another Konami title that had to be changed too,in the old days blah blah blah........ => Take it EZ maaan.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 7 a.m. CST

    SLY HAS A BEER AND CHEETS ON RICHARD GERE

    by Zarles

    And it was that Rolling Rock pisswater, too. Blech.

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Rambo Cricket has a Shiner Boch....

    by Mel Garga

    and cheats death!!!

  • Dec. 14, 2006, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Shiner Boch

    by johnnykool

    ...should be named Shitter Boch. That stuff tastes like the sweat dripping off a mule's balls. BLARF!

  • Nov. 2, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    have you ever tried, spam guy, stabbing your eyes

    by just pillow talk

    with a very blunt instrument? try and get back to all of us.