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What was your favorite movie growing up?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 4, 2011

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autie 5 years ago

As a punk kid, "The Wizard of Oz". I remember how it was a major life event when it came on that one Sunday night a year. Time itself stood still for that couple of hours.

jlzack 5 years ago

& we watched it every year!!!

KansasPerson 5 years ago

When the flying monkeys came on, my little sister ran upstairs and hid under a chair. Good times.

Terry Sexton 5 years ago

It is indeed a tough call. Maybe 'Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs' or 'The Longest Day' because I went to see that one with my dear departed auntie whom I adored. I was gonna say 'Ol Yeller' but the kid went & ....SPOILER ALERT!!!...

...shot the dog.

Julie Craig 5 years ago

He had the Hydraphobie though . . . Had to do it.

riverdrifter 5 years ago

Journey to the Center of the Earth.

Pitt_Mackeson 5 years ago

Well my parents weren't home often so I grew up on The Shining, Deliverance, Taxi Driver, and various others. I was a strange little boy.

Pitt_Mackeson 5 years ago

And Psycho. Can't forget that one.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

I ain't growed up, still in fourth grade.

You're all weird anyway, forget it.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

I'm guessing I will say the same as BABBOY

"Gone With The Wind"

Because 'Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.'

number3of5 5 years ago

Yes I do. Maybe that shows one's age.

oldvet 5 years ago

Anything sci-fi with aliens or monsters

RoeDapple 5 years ago

I was gonna say "The Last Picture Show". But never mind. weird . . .

trinity 5 years ago

The Grapes of Wrath. Talk about being a weird dad loved that movie ergo I loved it too. :)

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

Boiling Over, with Steve McQueen and Lee Van Cleef

number3of5 5 years ago

The Gay Divorcee without a doubt. I was in love with Fred Astaire.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

My dad loaded us all up into his '58 Ford station wagon and took us to the Drive-In to see "Attack of The 50 Foot Woman". Us kids didn't pay much attention to it but just by coincidence (I guess . . .) our youngest sister was born about nine months later . . .

Richard Heckler 5 years ago

There are so many favorite movies.....

Perhaps many of us are still growing up with many movies yet to be seen...

The answer to the question: perhaps there is not only one.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

My Savage bolt action .223 prefers 24.4 gr of W748 behind Nosler 55 gr ballistic tips. On a still day at 68 degrees I have fired 3 shot 100yd groups measuring 3/10" center to center.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

The Mrs was expecting our firstborn when we went to see Star Wars in '77. That kid has been a scifi enthusiast since day one.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

Our oldest tried to convince her sister she was adopted. I told her she's the one who looks like the milkman. (I worked for a dairy at the time.)

Julie Craig 5 years ago

I remember the Walt Disney World Sunday night movies. Watched all of them.

There used to be a movie version of the Nutcracker. Loved it.

Wizard of Oz and Sound of Music.

Scott Morgan 5 years ago

oh my sighhhhhhhhhhh. What great television.

somedude20 5 years ago

indiana jones raiders of the lost ark aliens ghostbusters any movie on skinemax starring kari wuhrer

RoeDapple 5 years ago

Okay, finally decided. I will dress as Darth Vader for Halloween. I bet no one else has thought of that!

Bill Lee 5 years ago

"Blue Hawaii" Elvis proved he could look good wearing anything, and the women wore almost nothing. That was a great combination for a young boy in SE KS.

somedude20 5 years ago

The Sting was much much better with The Police (I mean, Stew Copeland on drums, come on!!)

Sheryl Wiggins 5 years ago

bwahahahaha somedude, you make me laugh.

FlintlockRifle 5 years ago

From Here to Materity or Eternity, kinda get the wording wrong most of the times. Roe I have never tried this handload in my ruger #1 in 223, but it sounds like it works great in Savage , I sure like the acua-triger on my 17 cal Savage, they have it right.

Mike Hatch 5 years ago

I probably watched a lot of things as a kid that I shouldn't have. I only remember not being allowed to watch The Valley of the Dolls and Helter Skelter. Back then, not too many kids movies would show up on TV. I remember loving Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I tried watching it when it was on TV a few months ago and I couldn't make it through the whole thing. That is one downright odd movie, especially the part where the Queen is singing that weird song in her underwear and her hair in braids down to the floor. Neat to see Benny Hill in it, though.

Scott Morgan 5 years ago

ditto, still love it. Watched it at a drive in as a wee lad.

Terry Sexton 5 years ago

Based on the movies he/she/it mentioned, M_L had the longest childhood ever.

The Day the Earth Stood Still - 1951 Forrest Gump - 1994 You go, M_L! We're all kids at heart.

I loved 'The Great Race' with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood & Peter Falk. Released in 1965, I was a Central Jr. High Mustang at the time. Also 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' Released in 1967.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

Nanny Duver still haunts me. As does Miss Engleson. Tell me it was only a movie . . .

RoeDapple 5 years ago

Oh I tried plenty hard, he sure didn't like big guys who had no interest in football.

Sheryl Wiggins 5 years ago

I remember that. I was in Lawrence from my hometown in Iowa and got to go to "the show" with my friend who was on the trip with me. My Mom dropped us off and we thought we were something gettin' to see a movie in the big city.

beatrice 5 years ago

I saw Lynyrd Skynyrd in Oakland in 1977, a short time before the crash. It was The Outlaws, Santana, LS, and Peter Frampton to close it out.

What a greatly diverse line-up. Those were the days.

Terry Sexton 5 years ago

Never caught much flack from Nanny. Wrote my locker combination 300 times for him when I forgot it. I guess he was kinda ticked when the starting tackle came down on my foot during a volleyball game & broke his ankle. Hey, I was the one with the ingrown toenail. Now, Miss Engleson, that woman had issues.

RoeDapple 5 years ago

Wut we have heayah . . is a failyah . . . to communicate!

Terry Sexton 5 years ago

The Shane quote prompted me to post this AFI list of best quotes

27 is way higher on my own list.

Terry Sexton 5 years ago

well...since this didn't work, it ain't hard to find if you wanna do a search.

Terry Sexton 5 years ago

Years back I went to a convention in Orlando with this guy. He was a real horn dog, sleazeball type. You couldn't trust him not to run up the pay-per-view charges on the hotel bill, especially of the adult variety. I went to the front desk to ask if the porn channel in our room could be disabled. The clerk looked a little disgusted & said that 'regular' people porn was all they had to offer.

Scott Morgan 5 years ago

A question about one of those odd things which pass during a life without explanation. What was up with the Billy Jack movies? They were very popular, then I never heard of them again.

gccs14r 5 years ago

Patton. Saw it at the drive-in when I was just about six. Made one heck of an impression.

Julie Craig 5 years ago

Wissmo - I noticed the Billy Jack movies are on netflix. There are three.

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