Movie: The Silver Bullet (1985)

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Otto Vondrak
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Movie: The Silver Bullet (1985)

Post by Otto Vondrak » Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:37 am

Oh man, this movie has the best opening.

A rail worker is riding in a Fairmont speeder down the tracks late one night. He is singing the old jingle to Rheingold Beer (My beer is Rheingold, the dry beer...) (why would southerners know anything about Rheingold, a New York City beer?) and partaking in a drink or two. He stops to repair a rail defect of some kind. Something attacks him in the dark and leaves him for dead. The next morning, a freight headed up by a Seaboard System GP38 runs him over.

Let's see....

- Trains
- Speeders
- Rheingold
- SBD GP38

Sounds like the start of a great movie to me!

More info about the Silver Bullet: "Scare master Stephen King adapts his novelette "Cycle of the Werewolf" for this unusual horror outing that mixes frights with dark humor and memorably eccentric characters. The small rural town of Tarker's Mill is the setting for a series of savage murders which leave the residents frightened and confused; only young invalid Marty Coslaw (Corey Haim) seems to have an idea who--and what--the killer is. While Marty's parents are away, his drunken uncle Red (Gary Busey) gives Marty the ultimate defense against the killer stalking Tarker's Mill: a souped-up motorized wheelchair dubbed "The Silver Bullet."Megan Follows costars as Marty's sister."
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Post by Ken W2KB » Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:07 pm

Of course, from 1950 thru 1977 Rheingold was brewed in Orange, NJ just west of Newark, and served by the Lackawanna. Maybe the southerner was a DL&W fan. :wink:
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Post by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:15 am

i was going to watch that movie the other night, but decided not too

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