Friday, March 26, 2021

Film Friday: The Elliptical 100 (6)


Time to get some exercise, so you can wear that polka dot bikini in the summer.

Based on actual events.

Directed by Hugh Hudson.

Released in 1981. 

-  Vangelis won an Oscar for Best Original Score.  

Based on a book by Eliot Asinof.

Directed by John Sayles.

Released in 1988.

-  John Cusack and Charlie Sheen were cast because of their baseball skills.

Directed by Robert Clouse.

Released in 1973.

-  Bruce Lee's last completed film before his death at 32. 

Based on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Directed by Penny Marshall.

Released in 1992.

-    Marshall wanted Demi Moore for the part of Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis), but she was pregnant.

Directed by John Avildsen.

Released in 1976.

-  An acquaintance of Brett Alan's, Susan Sarandon, auditioned for the role of Adrian.    

If I could save only one:  Rocky

Last week's answer:  Rocky

This week's question:  There will be five movies next week.  Which organization is featured in all five? 


Jon:  4

Brett Alan:  3

Note:  There has been a query about prizes.  The winner will get a PWE of cards from his / her chosen sport.  There will also be points for the top three finishers: 3 for first, 2 for second, and 1 for third.  I plan on having occasional auctions for people to bid on prizes with their accumulated points. 

If a non-collector wins, I'll find a different prize to send.        


  1. Nothing against Demi Moore, but I'm glad she wasn't available. Geena Davis was great in that. Eight Men Out is another favorite of mine--John Sayles made some terrific films.

    I'll say the organization is the United States Air Force.

    1. Yeah, it seems like a weird choice. Demi was good at sexy (Disclosure, Indecent Proposal), but this role wasn't really about that.

  2. Enter the Dragon is my favorite from this list. If you're a Bruce Lee fan, you might like this show called The Warrior on HBO Max. It's kind of like Bruce Lee meets Peaky Blinders.

    Jon & Brett have this contest pretty much locked down... but I'm a huge Star Wars fan, so I'll throw out a guess this week: The Galactic Empire.

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    1. I considered Major League. But I figured two baseball movies was enough.

  4. The baseball films are the ones I've seen here, though I probably saw at least part of Rocky way back when.

    I'll guess the NYPD will be featured in the next post.

  5. Sports and romantic comedies are the two genres I usually steer clear of. That being said, Rocky was, and still is, really great. I don't think I consider Enter the Dragon to be a sports film.

    I'll guess the FBI.

    1. Yeah, it might be more of a crime film. But it's centered around a martial arts tournament.