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Six Degrees Movie Connection Game: Thunderdome!

by Dave Umbricht

Two men enter, one man leaves (or woman, of course).

And with that, I announce the First Forgotten Flix Six Degrees Tournament!

Each week you will be invited to submit your entries of the fastest or most creative links between two actors/actresses/characters to an independent judging panel, that will be known as The Star Chamber going forward.

Each week you will receive a score.  The person with the highest cumulative score after the 11 week tournament (June 27-September 5) will be given a prize so spectacular that members of The Star Chamber may want to keep it for themselves.

However, here’s the catch:

We need at least ten entrants in order to make it worth it.  So take the next few weeks to start recruiting your friends and family and email me at Dave@forgottenflix.com to enter.

Since we have a few more weeks of warm ups, Thunderdome had me thinking about actors who got beaten to hell in the finales of 80’s action movies.

So take us from Mel Gibson (Lethal Weapon 1 was brutal) to Bruce Willis (John McClain vs. the guy from The Money Pit).

Bruce Willis in Die Hard (1988)

Bruce Willis in Die Hard (1988)

to

Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon (1987)

Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon (1987)

Dave Umbricht loves his family, movies and the NBA (in that order). His unexplainable, genetic attraction to movies flourished in the early ’80s thanks to Siskel and Ebert. It’s also believed Dave was the only 8-year-old to know of My Dinner with Andre, even though he didn’t see it until he was 28. In the ’90s he wrote three awful screenplays, including next summer’s Cowboys and Aliens (or at least a script with the same title). He still can’t dunk a basketball.

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About Dave Umbricht

Dave Umbricht is a self proclaimed "guy who knows a couple of things". However, he has never claimed to know them well. Genetically predisposed to love movies, at age ten he felt really cool being the only fourth grader who knew of the film "My Dinner with Andre", thanks to Siskel & Ebert. For the next twenty years he pretended to have seen the movie until he finally watched it at age 28 and understood what all the fuss was about. He attempted to watch all of the films on Ebert's Great Movies list by age 40. He failed.

6 comments for “Six Degrees Movie Connection Game: Thunderdome!

  1. June 6, 2011 at 7:21 am

    I’m sure there’s a more direct route, but this’ll do:

    Mel Gibson was a voice in Pocahontas, as was Christian Bale (who apparently has to be in all films about her), who was in the Batman movies with Gary Oldman, who chewed scenery in the company of Mr Willis in the Fifth Element.

    How’s that?

    • June 10, 2011 at 8:25 am

      Very nice Daniel! I don’t remember, but did Mr. Bale sound like he’d gargled with gravel in that one too? 😉

  2. Mags
    June 6, 2011 at 10:06 am

    ooh get you with your animation know-how, dan! (it’s ok, we know each other 😉 )

    I got a shorter one: Mel GIbson was in Man Without a Face with Nick Stahl, who I believe got a delicate part of his anatomy shot off by Bruce Willis in Sin City?

  3. June 6, 2011 at 11:38 am

    DAMN IT.

  4. June 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Oooh! Oooh! Bruce Willis was in The Expendables with Jet Li and Jet Li was in Lethal Weapon 4 wth Mel Gibson!

    • June 10, 2011 at 8:25 am

      Sweeeeet! Well played Russell! 🙂

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