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'Deliverance' actor Bill McKinney dead at 80 (Ned Beatty's nemesis)
UPI ^ | 12/2/11 | n.a

Posted on 12/02/2011 9:52:03 PM PST by DemforBush

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Bill McKinney, an American actor best known for his role in the 1972 film "Deliverance," has died of cancer, a statement on his Facebook page said...

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McKinney is probably best remembered for the infamous "Squeal like a pig" mountain man in Deliverance, but he played a lot of memorable parts. He was great as Captain "Red Legs" Terrill in The Outlaw Josey Wales. According to his bio, he was a minesweeper crewman during the Korean War, too.

RIP, Mr. McKinney.

1 posted on 12/02/2011 9:52:11 PM PST by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

The Outlaw Josey Wales is my favorite movie of all-time hands down.


2 posted on 12/02/2011 9:58:47 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: DemforBush

Liked him in Green Mile even though his role was very small.


3 posted on 12/02/2011 10:02:18 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: DemforBush

He was in Every Which Way But Loose and I think he may have had a part in High Plains Drifter, my fav Western. I will have to look now.


4 posted on 12/02/2011 10:05:34 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: DemforBush

5 posted on 12/02/2011 10:07:56 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: DemforBush

I shall play the banjo slowly.

6 posted on 12/02/2011 10:13:30 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: DemforBush

All I can say is EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! Yo hain’t nowar near Aintree. Yo dun taken a wrong turn.


7 posted on 12/02/2011 10:17:26 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason why we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: martin_fierro

That was a fascinating movie.
Burt Reynolds did his best acting.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 10:21:37 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: martin_fierro

Movie trivia: Did you know that the Deliverance kid didn’t play the banjo, but someone behind him put his arms around the kid and played?


9 posted on 12/02/2011 10:26:01 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood
I did. Not. Know that.


10 posted on 12/02/2011 10:33:10 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SevenofNine

ping


11 posted on 12/02/2011 10:33:28 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: DemforBush

RIP.


12 posted on 12/02/2011 10:34:39 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: F15Eagle

I liked McKinney in the various Clint Eastwood movies too.
However, I don’t think he was in High Plains Drifter, my second favorite Western after the Outlaw Josey Wales.


13 posted on 12/02/2011 10:44:46 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: DemforBush

The Greaseman will be crushed.


14 posted on 12/02/2011 10:51:24 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Kirkwood
More Trivia: James Dickey, the author of Deliverance, played the role of the sheriff at the end of the movie. And he was actually pretty good, too.

15 posted on 12/02/2011 10:51:26 PM PST by Krankor
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To: Free Vulcan

It’s a favorite of mine, too. So many great, quotable lines in that one. Especially John Vernon’s “Senator, there’s another old saying...don’t **** down my back and tell me it’s raining!”


16 posted on 12/02/2011 11:00:48 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Kirkwood
Where in hell are you getting your info...Nancy Pelosi?
17 posted on 12/02/2011 11:15:40 PM PST by fish hawk (3 apples have changed the world: Eve's, Newton's and Steve Job's)
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To: DemforBush

I liked him in “The Gauntlet” also.


18 posted on 12/02/2011 11:17:41 PM PST by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: DemforBush

I think he was in Bronco Billy too (????)


19 posted on 12/02/2011 11:20:05 PM PST by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: Kirkwood
More trivia: According to Burt Reynolds, McKinney really did penetrate Ned Beatty and had to be pulled off of him by the film crew. The banjo kid was apparently the progeny of this unholy alliance.
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20 posted on 12/02/2011 11:28:57 PM PST by Krankor
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To: MtnMan101

Yes, the Gauntlet. That’s one of his best roles, when Gus Malley (Sondra Locke) is taunting him and he goes nuts. The ONLY role I thought Locke was good in, BTW.


21 posted on 12/02/2011 11:31:53 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Free Vulcan

Captain Terrell in The Outlaw Josey Wales

One of my favorite movies.

22 posted on 12/03/2011 12:08:06 AM PST by Daaave ("Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie? ")
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To: martin_fierro
Billy Redden:


23 posted on 12/03/2011 12:10:40 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: fish hawk

I read an interview that Billy Redden did where he said he didn’t play banjo well enough so they had another person reach from behind to do the chords and any of the complex picking.


24 posted on 12/03/2011 12:45:01 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: F15Eagle

Nope it was Josey Wales where I saw him


25 posted on 12/03/2011 12:47:06 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Maine Mariner

Yeah my reply failed to post earlier - they ran them pretty close together a month ago or so - there are several from HPD in EWWBL but not McKinney - as you were saying


26 posted on 12/03/2011 12:51:04 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: DemforBush

27 posted on 12/03/2011 1:32:13 AM PST by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: UncleHambone

Oops! That’s Billy Redden, the young banjo player.


28 posted on 12/03/2011 1:33:41 AM PST by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: DemforBush

The odds of Appalachin hillbillies being homosexuals is about as remote as possible here

The most undeserved stereotype ever...and one yankees adore to preen over

More queers in Burlington Vermont than in all of southern Appalachia

Baring Asheville....the dyke capital of America...but they are all from somewhere else


29 posted on 12/03/2011 2:02:36 AM PST by wardaddy (Michelle, Sarah, Perry now Newt over Mitt.....that is how I've seen it and it's where we are)
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To: JaguarXKE

The Deliverance banjo kid was Robin Williams? I could have sworn it was Sean Penn.


30 posted on 12/03/2011 2:40:11 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: fish hawk
Click on the photo post #10.
States he did not play the banjo had a special shirt so another's hands actually played the banjo.
Nancy has never been that RIGHT! ! ! ! ! ! !
31 posted on 12/03/2011 3:53:38 AM PST by DeaconRed (Everything is broken: And ZERO Just fiddles & blames Bush.)
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To: DemforBush
Yea, I hate the fact that Deliverance is the role most people will talk about. I just saw the other day about a movie part he had lost out on in early 70’s because the director feared people would remember him from Deliverance.
32 posted on 12/03/2011 4:04:00 AM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: wardaddy

Spent last week in Townsend TN. Lots of real nice folks there and everyone I met had all their teeth. Stereotypes for the area seem undeserved.


33 posted on 12/03/2011 4:18:50 AM PST by crghill (Silly Mormons, God is triune.)
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To: wardaddy
Odd though, Yankees never seem to mention this upstate rural NY state story.

Four old incestuous homosexual brothers and the accusation of murder by one. Makes Deliverance look like a Walt Disney flick. Creepy.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103888/

https://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&source=hp&q=brother%27s+keeper%2Bfour+incestous+brothers&pbx=1&oq=brother%27s+keeper%2Bfour+incestous+brothers&aq=f&aqi=&aql=1&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=6739l13821l0l17238l10l10l0l0l0l1l374l2668l0.2.5.3l10l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=758cb952fb43a8f2&biw=960&bih=459

34 posted on 12/03/2011 4:35:46 AM PST by Sea Parrot (%)
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To: boop

LOL, absolutely the best !!


35 posted on 12/03/2011 4:38:21 AM PST by MtnMan101 (THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIALISUM IS THAT YOU EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY)
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To: Daaave
Don't forget Jay Cobb.
36 posted on 12/03/2011 4:52:00 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: wardaddy

Urban yankees hate rural Southern folk. Bottom line.

Went to Asheville NC to gauge weapons for a local reserve unit deploying to Iraq. What I saw downtown was unbelievable and what made it strange in addition to the freaky street people was the abundance of head shops, funky art galleries, and restaurants featuring anything but European food. Like Haight-Ashbury 1967.

The unit first sergeant was an Asheville native. When I told him what I saw off duty he said, “This used to be a decent place to live.”


37 posted on 12/03/2011 4:53:50 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: wardaddy
More queers in Burlington Vermont than in all of southern Appalachia...

I'd say there are more sodomites in just about any town in New England than there are in all of southern Appalachia. New England is the 'gay marriage capitol of America', after all... :-(

38 posted on 12/03/2011 5:02:23 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: wardaddy

Baring Asheville....the dyke capital of America...but they are all from somewhere else

I beg to differ. East Tn State University, Johnson City Tn. and they to are all from somewhere else also.


39 posted on 12/03/2011 5:08:25 AM PST by buck61
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To: Kirkwood
Yep. The American Legion used to run a square dance in Mountain City, GA, at the "Mountain City Playhouse" up until the early 1990's. It was THE thing to do on Saturday nights in the summertime and would draw locals and folks who had cabins on nearby Lake Burton, Seed and Rabun. When I was a kid we always went to Mountain City and I used to see the banjo guy from Deliverance pretty much every Saturday. Lots of folks out of the Foxfire book series were usually there, too.
40 posted on 12/03/2011 5:58:00 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Wanna keep livin' with your momma? Vote for Obama. Tired of the pain? Vote CAIN!)
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To: TigersEye

The kid reminds me of a young Ross Perot, or maybe even Ron Paul.


41 posted on 12/03/2011 7:24:43 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: JaguarXKE

He grew up to be a Robin WIlliams double.


42 posted on 12/03/2011 8:21:37 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: monkapotamus

Squeal like a pig pinggg LOL!


43 posted on 12/03/2011 9:03:18 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Voter#537; Kirkwood

I saw a video on TV that was supposed to be an “outtake” of that whole scene. It was not one of the regular movie cameras but an extra. this is what it was. the actors were on break and the kid started playing the banjo, one of the players of the movie picked up his guitar and that is where the whole thing started. The other actors around heard the music and came over to watch. They all thought it was so good (it was not in the script, supposedly) that they put it in the movie. Now if what you guys are saying, this whole televised outtake was a giant hoax. that is hard for me to believe as I saw the whole scene with my own eyes. Can’t remember what channel or show I saw this on though.


44 posted on 12/03/2011 1:17:45 PM PST by fish hawk (3 apples have changed the world: Eve's, Newton's and Steve Job's)
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To: DemforBush; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono
My day is ruined, I hear banjoes!


45 posted on 12/03/2011 1:24:04 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: fish hawk

You dreamt it because that never happened. The actor himself said it never happened.


46 posted on 12/03/2011 1:26:28 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: fish hawk

The music was dubbed in (of course) and the banjo playing was actually performed by Eric Weissberg. The kid whose hands were filmed doing the fretwork and picking is lost to history I suppose.


47 posted on 12/03/2011 1:36:04 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: patriot08

Deliverance really surprised me when I finally got around to watching it. It was a much deeper film than I was expecting. I sort of had it in my mind it was going to be a basic summer action flick or something. I was way off on that count, obviously. The ending scene in that movie gives me chills to this day.

And I agree, Burt did some of his very best acting in Deliverance!


48 posted on 12/03/2011 1:45:41 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: BallyBill

I sometimes wonder if Ned Beatty took a hit to his career because of his (in)famous scene in Deliverance. Beatty is a great actor - his cameo at the end of Network was Oscar-worthy - but I think he’ll always be primarily remembered for That Scene.


49 posted on 12/03/2011 1:48:46 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: DemforBush; BallyBill
I sometimes wonder if Ned Beatty took a hit to his career because of his (in)famous scene in Deliverance.

He was the voice of "Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear" in Pixar's Toy Story 3.

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm507744000/ch0148242

50 posted on 12/03/2011 1:55:13 PM PST by thecodont
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