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Old July 22 2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Dennis Farina dead at 69

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/22/showbi...html?hpt=hp_t2

Absolutely loved him in Midnight Run and Snatch.

Rest in peace.
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Old July 22 2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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My faves were Crime Story and Law and Order.
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Old July 22 2013, 07:30 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear of it. Fantastically watchable tough guy, his credibility enhanced by his real-life career as a policeman. He will be missed. RIP.
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Old July 22 2013, 07:34 PM   #4
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Admiral2 wrote: View Post
My faves were Crime Story and Law and Order.
agreed. he was excellent in Crime Story.
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Old July 22 2013, 08:33 PM   #5
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One of the standout crime and police dramas of my formative years. Gorgeous show. Excellent cast. Superb writing. Evocative atmosphere. And Dennis Farina was a significant part of what made all of those work so well for the two short years that the show was on the air.

A series - and a lead actor - who both went before their time.
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Old July 22 2013, 08:37 PM   #6
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Such a shame. 69 is too young.
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Old July 22 2013, 09:08 PM   #7
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We lost a good one today. Lots of others lately but this one is like a punch to the gut for me. I've been rewatching Crime Story lately and Mike Torello was my favorite character of his. Rest in peace Mr. Farina.
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Old July 22 2013, 09:15 PM   #8
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Such sad news RIP Mr. Farina... He was a great actor in both comedy and drama; very distinctive voice, and from I've heard, an all around great guy. I loved him in Midnight Run and Big Trouble (a very funny movie based on a book by Dave Barry about idiots with a bomb that ended up on an airplane. Sadly it was scheduled to open right after 911, so it ended up being a straight to video release).
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Old July 22 2013, 09:41 PM   #9
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This is one of my favorite scenes from Crime Story (4:56)
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Old July 22 2013, 09:49 PM   #10
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The same people who made Miami Vice produced Crime Story and there were stylistic similarities between the two, but the Farina series was a whole lot better, more atmospheric and more interestingly written.
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Old July 22 2013, 10:45 PM   #11
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R.I.P. Dennis Farina (LAw and Order, Midnight Run)

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On eof my favorite character actors. Midnight Run is one of my favorite films, and it's no small part to his role in that film.
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Old July 22 2013, 10:47 PM   #12
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Wow. Totally unexpected. He was a solid character actor who appeared in too many memorable movies to name.
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There's already a thread for this, HERE.
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Old July 22 2013, 11:06 PM   #14
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This makes two featured players from GET SHORTY passing away in a handful of weeks. James Gandolfini, and now Dennis Farina. And with two of his three fellow ''Sweathogs'' similarly passing on in the same year, I wouldn't blame Travolta for thinking death comes in twos instead of threes....
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Old July 22 2013, 11:11 PM   #15
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I couldn't stand him on Law and Order, don't know if it was his acting or the writing, but he will be missed.
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