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Peter Martin
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Posted: 17 August 2019 at 9:00pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Addendum: I also saw him in FUTUREWORLD, an utterly forgettable film from 1978.
This is the first film I ever saw Peter Fonda in and as a consequence this is the film that immediately comes to mind in association with him, bizarre as that may seem.
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Huge fan of his father.  Love his sister's work to a lesser extent.  Never really understood the allure of Easy Rider, a film I've tried to watch on several occasions but couldn't ever connect with, and as such I wouldn't count myself as a Peter Fonda fan.  That said, his connection via his father to the Golden Age of Hollywood and his obvious impact on counter-culture cinema to many separate and apart from his father means that I do mourn his passing.  
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Koroush Ghazi
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Posted: 18 August 2019 at 6:35pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

 Shaun Barry wrote:
...he was excellent in THE LIMEY from 20 years ago (one of the best movies he ever appeared in

I second this. I've never been a huge fan of his work, but playing a semi-parody of himself in The Limey, frequently launching into reflections of what the '60s were really like, is one of his best roles. The movie itself is also generally good, with Terence Stamp raising it well above TV movie/straight to video level.
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Rick Senger
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Posted: 18 August 2019 at 8:25pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

EASY RIDER is a flawed but interesting time capsule of the late 60s in which Fonda does some good work but Nicholson's breakthrough performance is the real star.  The drug scenes late in the movie have aged badly though the movie does have its moments and the final scene, which I didn't see coming, still packs power.   But I will always link Fonda to a clever twist ending to a 1964 Alfred Hitchcock Hour entitled "The Return of Virge Likens" which really elevated that episode. 
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John Byrne

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Posted: 19 August 2019 at 7:27am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

One of his odder roles was in a 1964 TV movie, CAROL FOR ANOTHER CHRISTMAS. Written by Rod Serling, it was a heavy-handed lecture on the dangers of nuclear war. Sterling Hayden was the Scrooge avatar, a powerful industrialist named Grudge, whose son, Marley, had been killed in battle.

Fonda was Marley, but ultimately all his screen time was cut, and he is present only as a portrait hanging on the wall.

Reminiscent of Joanne Woodward in SLEUTH.

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Brian Rhodes
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Posted: 19 August 2019 at 12:45pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply which his character was one half of a tortured romance with... Jane Fonda.

My anaconda don't want none unless I'm your dad's son, hon. 

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Clint Thompson
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Posted: 20 August 2019 at 11:56am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I've generally enjoyed him when he's popped up over the past few decades. I'll always associate him most with FUTUREWORLD and DIRTY MARY, CRAZY LARRY (one hell of a good car chase movie).
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Marc Foxx
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I had forgotten that he was also (in real life) Danny Elfman's father-in-law...
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Larry Gil
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Posted: 20 September 2019 at 7:36am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Race with the Devil , Dirty Mary , Crazy Larry two of my favourites with similar endings.
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