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Allison Parsons
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Since the majority of us work at movie theaters, I'm curious to know if any of you have actually been in a major studio movie. (home movies, porn, or the combo of the two do not count)

As for me, thats a negative. I was on a morning news program talking about last years MTV VMA's and that was enough for me.

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Aaron Sisemore
Flaming Ribs beat Reeses Peanut Butter Cups any day!

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Myself, my mother, my brothers and several friends of mine have gratuitous screen time in the film 'P.K. & The Kid'.


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Phil Hill
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Myself? I personally have been in several movies... not to be discussed here on FT. [Wink]

But, I did get my son and many of his High School friends at that time in the film called "The Beastmaster" that was filmed in Simi Valley CA where we lived at that time. Also they were in "Poltergeist" as extras. The house for that film was also in Simi and is still there..but the graves and pool were ..ummm "corrected" and returned back to "normal"... [Smile]

I since have moved on to producing, directing, and filming ....Ummm "educational" films. [Wink]

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Mike Olpin
Chop Chop!

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Phil, don't be shy! I'll bet you're this one !

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Phil Hill
I love my cootie bug

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Well Mike, I ***don't*** "monkey around" when it comes to my professional calling! HA! [Razz] [Wink] [Big Grin]

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John Pytlak
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I played a protective father of a teenage girl going on a date with her boyfriend in his "new" (1953?) Hudson automobile in a Kodak demo that was shot five years ago to compare 35mm film and digital cinema at Cine Expo and other conferences:


I also was in a short documentary about the history of color control films that aired on the Sundance Channel starting last December.

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Mitchell Dvoskin
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I was an extra in the independent film Unsavory Characters. I got on screen credit as an Associate Producer for generally helping out and letting them film a scene in my house.

Unsavory Characters

Word to the wise, never let a film crew in your home. What a mess they made, but it was a lot of fun.


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Richard Greco
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I was an extra in the downtown scene of The Punisher (2004) when the money was falling to the ground.

I was also there during the filming of Ocean's Eleven at the dog track, but never got any screen time.

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Leo Enticknap
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No feature films, but I have appeared as a 'talking head' in two nationally broadcast TV documentaries. The last one was on the 1926 general strike and I had a fight to the death with the producer to try and keep the usual corny archive cliches out of it. I was there to make the point that because of censorship issues, the national newsreels hardly covered the strike at all, with the result that almost all the surviving footage is home movies. They wanted a tracking shot of me carrying a pile of rusty cans through a vault, opening the can containing our general strike home movie (original 9.5 reversal, shot by an off-duty policeman) and then a shot of it running through a projector. I eventually had to give in on the rusty cans, but told them that if they thought I was going to let a million plus TV viewers think that we projected original elements, then they had another think coming. Besides, the original is diacetate and badly shrunk. In the end they used a shot of me running our 16mm viewing copy on a Steenbeck, which was not as bad.

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James R. Hammonds, Jr
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I was an extra in Rushmore

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John Pytlak
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My late father has two or three full-screen closeups as a cheering fan in the final baseball game of Robert Redford's "The Natural". He was almost 80 years old when those scenes were shot in Buffalo's old War Memorial Stadium. [Cool]

Dad even tried out for the speaking role as the owner of the ice cream shop where Robert Redford and Glenn Close get together again.

Kind of [Cool] for Dad to have been in a movie about baseball, as his cousin Frank Pytlak was a major league catcher for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox during the 1930's and 1940's when "The Natural" takes place:


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Jeff Leyland
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When visiting my grandparents back in the summer of 1982. My sister, grandfather, and myself were all unpaid extras in the Janet Daily "Foxfire Light". The movie starred Leslie Neilson, Tippi Hedren, Barry Van Dyke, Faye Grant, and Burton Gilliam. The movie only played in a handful of theatres. I only saw it in one video store in Overland Park, Kansas back in the early '90's.

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Dave Williams
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my brother co-starred with Keifer Sutherland in "Promised Land" until half way through shooting my brother broke his leg after falling off of the basketball bleachers, forcing a recast of his role and reshooting of his scenes.

As for me, I was on the set of "Dumb and Dumber" during several of the scenes and even got a few of my friends in as extras.

I have never been IN a movie, but have been on the news a few times.

OH Well


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Fred Georges
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"Chain Reaction" Keanu Reeves / Morgan Freeman. At the start as a professor is lecturing you'll see 35mm slides projected from 2 750 xenographic Xenon slide projectors with mechanical fade modules. That's me sitting directly to the left of them running the show. I got into it with the soundman when they blimped (strangled more like it) the projector's power supplys which caused them to overheat & shut down. I yelled at Andy Davies (The Director) that my machines meant more to me than the two days I'd be on this shoot. Off came the blimps & we finished in one long day. He thanked me at the end of the days shooting & I made it into the final cut. Hooray for Hollywood! [Big Grin]

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Paul Mayer
Oh get out of it Melvin, before it pulls you under!

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Not in any major films, though my name is in the credits for one.

Only been in TV news interviews as a: Showscan projectionist, spacecraft controller, CAP SAR mission air operations officer.

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