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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old October 17 2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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R.I.P. Ed Lauter

Ed Lauter, who played the father of the dead cadet in "The First Duty", has died at 74. A long time character actor, he played good guys and bad guys, appearing with stars like Burt Reynolds and Charles Bronson.

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Old October 17 2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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Re: R.I.P. Ed Lauter

Sad. He seemed to appear in every television show I watched. Good work in "The First Duty."
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Old October 17 2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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Re: R.I.P. Ed Lauter

A great character actor - his list of credits was pretty impressive. RIP.
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Old October 17 2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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Re: R.I.P. Ed Lauter

I think it's too bad he didn't play a more significant role in Trek. That scene with him apologizing for his son's mistake was just flat out great, should have been on the list among other actors who Trek likes to bring back every once in awhile.

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Old October 17 2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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Re: R.I.P. Ed Lauter

For me, he's the uppity cop from The Rocketeer. As a kid, seeing him next in a subdued role in The First Duty was a surprise. I expected him to be a hard-ass or something.
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Old October 17 2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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Great character actor who was everywhere in the 80s, 90s and 2000s.

R.I.P.---you did memorable work and we wanted to see more of it!
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Old October 17 2013, 10:41 PM   #7
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jimbotron wrote: View Post
For me, he's the uppity cop from The Rocketeer. As a kid, seeing him next in a subdued role in The First Duty was a surprise. I expected him to be a hard-ass or something.
If only Wesley confessed when he came to apologize for his son.

"What? You little shit!" *beats Wesley*
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Old October 18 2013, 01:56 PM   #8
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Remember him fondly from his A-Team episodes, two of the best!
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Old October 18 2013, 06:31 PM   #9
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Sad news.
A fine character actor and another familiar face from TV gone.
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Old October 21 2013, 04:22 PM   #10
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Remember him fondly from his A-Team episodes, two of the best!
Both of which featured Tricia O'Neil (Capt. Garrett from "Yesterday's Enterprise). I also remember Lauter from Death Wish 3 with Charles Bronson.
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Old October 21 2013, 09:17 PM   #11
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Re: R.I.P. Ed Lauter

I will always remembered him as the head prison guard/quarterback in The Longest Yard with Burt Reynolds from 1974.

"Game ball".

RIP, Mr. Lauter.
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Old October 21 2013, 10:37 PM   #12
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Re: R.I.P. Ed Lauter

He was a pretty great character actor.

The thing I most remember him from was Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise! He fit right in with those damn Alpha Betas who tormented the poor Tri-Lambs.

I also remember him as the football coach in Not Another Teen Movie.

Not the best examples from his career, but he was memorable in both of those movies.
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