Dennis Farina dead at 69

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  1. PKerr

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  2. Admiral2

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    My faves were Crime Story and Law and Order.
     
  3. Captaindemotion

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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.
     
  4. Saga

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    agreed. he was excellent in Crime Story.
     
  5. SantaEddie74

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    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is5ofSHZWTM[/yt]

    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.
     
  6. auntiehill

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    Such a shame. 69 is too young.
     
  7. Bah Humbug

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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.
     
  8. Kirby

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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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    This is one of my favorite scenes from Crime Story (4:56) [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQS16P2m2Lc[/yt]
     
  10. SantaEddie74

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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.
     
  11. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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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.
    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_MSg8CyvEM[/yt]
     
  12. Harvey

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    Re: R.I.P. Dennis Farina (LAw and Order, Midnight Run)

    Wow. Totally unexpected. He was a solid character actor who appeared in too many memorable movies to name.
     
  13. auntiehill

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    Re: R.I.P. Dennis Farina (LAw and Order, Midnight Run)

    There's already a thread for this, HERE.
     
  14. Karl Shoottheglass

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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....
     
  15. bigdaddy

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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.
     
  16. Santa Cat

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    Definitely :(. He was one hell of an actor and he'll truly be missed. RIP Mr. Farina.
     
  17. Keith1701

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    He was a great actor. I loved watching him in Law and Order. He will be missed. My prayers go out to the family.
     
  18. Enterprise is Great

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    This sucks. RIP.
     
  19. Gaith

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    Was recently enjoying him on Luck. I wish they'd been able to continue that show; heck, I'd have happily accepted highly stylized, hand-drawn animation race segments if that would've kept it going without endangering more horses... :(


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  20. Davros

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    A fine actor that will be greatly missed. RIP.