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Posted: 8/5/2005 9:00:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 9:01:05 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]
What is your favorite film that most people have never heard of?

Mine's pretty easy.

Savior (1998)

Starring Dennis Quaid



If you haven't seen it yet, rent it.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 9:43:18 PM EDT
I really liked The Witness. Patty
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 11:38:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
What is your favorite film that most people have never heard of?

Mine's pretty easy.

Savior (1998)

Starring Dennis Quaid

images.amazon.com/images/P/0767825225.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

If you haven't seen it yet, rent it.



+1

Link Posted: 8/6/2005 12:13:31 AM EDT
"Bravo Two zero" out side of AR-15.com not many people have heard about it.
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Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:36:36 AM EDT
Glory Daze
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 3:47:24 AM EDT
The Salton Sea
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Fandango
1985

The mother of all road-trip movies. A group of recent college grads (Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, Chuck Bush) takes one last wild ride before succumbing to adult life and the draft, the altar, the ministry. It's a funny, yet surprisingly sincere film about that terrible moment we all face when we cross the boundary into adulthood. Good Costner movies are rare; this is one of his best.

Nate Grover

Link Posted: 8/6/2005 4:19:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 4:20:12 AM EDT by AKsRule]


Ya , I'm a 60's Freak
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 4:43:19 AM EDT
"Point Blank" w/ Lee Marvin. Marvin used a 4" nickeled Mod. 29 several years before Dirty Harry.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 5:15:02 AM EDT
Catch Me If You Can (1989)

The local highschool is threatened to be closed, unless they collect $200,000. The students' president Melissa struggles to collect the money, but lacks the support from her fellow students. So she accepts when car fetishist Dylan suggests to bet on him in car races against underworld king Phatman. At first everything goes well - too well ...
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 5:31:15 AM EDT
I totally agree; "Savior" great.

I also really like "Memento":

Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:20:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Power:
images.amazon.com/images/P/0790740176.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg


Fandango
1985

The mother of all road-trip movies. A group of recent college grads (Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, Chuck Bush) takes one last wild ride before succumbing to adult life and the draft, the altar, the ministry. It's a funny, yet surprisingly sincere film about that terrible moment we all face when we cross the boundary into adulthood. Good Costner movies are rare; this is one of his best.

Nate Grover





"Im not a wienie!"

"Mega-malfunction dude"

"ANGELS!"
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:32:03 AM EDT
True Romance Was a sleeper, as was RD... until Pulp Fiction came out.

Fear & loathing is anything but a sleeper, but Bill Murray's WTBR (which was actually more than one of Thomson's incoherent war stories) certainly was.

As for some of my sleepers (sorry, I never have single favorites:


Angelheart

Bad Lieutennant

Barfly

Stalingrad (from the maker of Das Boot. It's what Enemy of the Gates tried so desperately to be but failed, only from the German's side)
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:39:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/6/2005 10:47:51 AM EDT by Irish317]
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:50:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Skammy:
The Salton Sea




Dead on tweeker film.


+1
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:55:17 AM EDT
Breaking Away

Better off Dead
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 11:54:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
Breaking Away

Better off Dead



its got raisins.....you like raisins
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 11:55:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
What is your favorite film that most people have never heard of?

Mine's pretty easy.

Savior (1998)

Starring Dennis Quaid

images.amazon.com/images/P/0767825225.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

If you haven't seen it yet, rent it.



steyr.... how bout the movie your avatar is from? Officespace
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 12:07:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 12:12:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JayJay4735:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
What is your favorite film that most people have never heard of?

Mine's pretty easy.

Savior (1998)

Starring Dennis Quaid

images.amazon.com/images/P/0767825225.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

If you haven't seen it yet, rent it.



steyr.... how bout the movie your avatar is from? Officespace



Hardly a sleeper. Almost everyone knows about it.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 12:32:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Irish317:
images.amazon.com/images/P/B00008YJDK.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg



+1 that is a great movie!!


steyr.... how bout the movie your avatar is from? Officespace


Hardly a sleeper. Almost everyone knows about it.

It was a sleeper when it was in the theaters. I saw with a few friends and no one else saw it until it was on DVD.

Link Posted: 8/7/2005 9:19:31 AM EDT
Both "Savior" and "Boondock Saints" were sleepers for me. I had never heard of either until introduced to them by a friend - we seemed to have similar taste in films and introduced each other to quite a few.

Still, the first film that came to mind when I read the thread title was "Ghost and the Darkness." I was with another friend and went to a local dollar theater to catch some other movie that for some reason we didn't end up seeing (either wouldn't start for an hour, sold out - can't really remember). Neither of us had heard of it, and we figured we couldn't go wrong for a buck.

That movie was so "un-Hollywood" - from the excellent gun handling to the very un-PC (and very realistic) portrayals of both the village in general and the key characters. I still can't believe Hollywood made a movie with a Colonial Empire as the backdrop and never tried to play up any leftist political angles.

The dialogue was refreshing and "real" and the characters were equally believable.

Best deal I ever got in a theater.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 9:23:28 AM EDT
Kill Bill 1 and 2
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Link Posted: 8/7/2005 12:30:27 PM EDT
For a sleeper western I always thought "Wild Bill" was a decent movie. Portrayed the dark side a legend.

Link Posted: 8/7/2005 4:20:43 PM EDT
"Final Option"
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[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 8:20:01 AM EDT by TheCynic]
Downfall

Maybe too new to be a "sleeper," but
not many in the states have seen it.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:28:24 AM EDT
Dazed and Confused
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:44:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:52:43 AM EDT
+1 for The Salton Sea. I ran across it by accident on cable. Love the movie.





Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:00:57 PM EDT
Second-Hand Lions.

Damn movie moved me, man. It moved me.

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:06:54 PM EDT
Pitch Black

Vin Diesls first big one.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:53:04 PM EDT
Ravenous

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:05:11 PM EDT
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

I have been trying to find it on DVD for an eternity and now the only copies around are the ones going for $80 on eBay. I'm pissed.

So many good lines. "You're being kidnapped by the Light FM."
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:18:04 PM EDT
American History X
Frailty
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