Sam 'Mayday' Malone = a personage from TV-series 'Cheers' (played by Ted Danson, who had received two Golden Globe awards and two Emmys as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for this role). A recovering alcoholic and womanizer. There are some cues:
Sam: "I need a little help, here, because I don't have that much experience saying 'no' to women."
Rebecca: "How could you take advantage of a lonely, older woman like that?" -- Sam: "Ohhh, when the lights go out, everybody is the same age."
Sam: "OK, I admit it. I'm not a sad guy, I'm a happy, horny guy."

Year after year Kevin keep mentioning this character... " 'Gumshoes', where my character was sort of a Ted Danson womanizing private eye." (05.95) -- " 'Aspen' featured Sorbo in a role that he laughingly calls 'Sam Malone on skis'." (08.97) -- "Kevin Sorbo [about Dylan/Beka romance]: I think that's not a good thing to do. Do you get 'Cheers' here [in the UK]? It's like Sam getting it on with Rebecca." (10.01)








Barney Miller = TV police comedy series. The captain of a city police station Barney Miller (Hal Linden) was overworked, but always wise and friendly. The show was changed during the course of its run: at the beginning there were one-liners and quirkiness, by the end the dialogue became wittier and the characterization much more subtle.









Aspen = Aspen, Colorado, founded as a silver mining town has grown into a world renowned winter sports resort. It is located high in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 7,815 feet, centered in the Roaring Fork Valley of the White River National Forest, with four great mountains to ski (Aspen, Buttermilk, Snowmass and Aspen Highlands). "...There are few towns on the Earth so forked between nature and human artifice."
Kevin Sorbo: "My favorite skiing location would probably be Aspen." (
answering for H:TLJ's Forum, June 1996)











Casablanca (1942) - Romantic melodrama
Director Michael Curtiz - Screenwriters Julius and Philip Epstein
Stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Sophisticated and intriguing film from Hollywood's Golden Age. A war time love story with many twists has much humour but also is a tear jerker.
It is World War II. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) is an expatriate American, allegedly apolitical owner of a nightclub in Vichy-controlled Casablanca. And there comes Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman), the woman who left him the day the Nazis rolled into Paris. Rick's former lover is a member of the Resistance. And her husband Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) is Reich enemy number one, cornered in Casablanca. Destiny takes the form of the letters of transit (guaranteeing safe passage to whomever bears them) - they just might be Rick's only ticket out of town. He must decide whether to escape with his long-lost love, or to let Victor reach safety with the woman.
The numerous quotes from the movie have started to live their own lives. From Ilsa's "Play It for me, Sam" to Rick's "I stick my neck out for nobody".


18.11.99 New York Post: "The last episode of H:TLJ ends with a scene reminiscent of the final frames of "Casablanca" in which saloon-keeper Rick and French police chief Renault are seen from above strolling off into the darkness."

In my opinion, another H:TLJ episode bears far more similarity to this movie - "Heedless Hearts".







The Philadelphia Story (1940) - Romantic comedy
Director George Cukor - Screenwriter Donald Ogden Stewart
Stars Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart
An intelligent, sophisticated, classic film emphasizes how the rich upper class have become blinded to the simple joys of life.
Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a self-willed young aristocratic heiress, is on the verge of a second marriage. She has divorced her playboyish husband C. K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) and become involved with a self-made and pompous business tycoon. The plot thickens when her irresponsible ex-husband appears on the eve of the wedding, with intentions to keep her shielded from an overly-ambitious tabloid newshound Macauley Connor (James Stewart). Under the circumstances Tracy is forced to look at herself closely, and she doesn't like what she sees.







The Way We Were (1973) - Romantic drama
Director Sydney Pollack - Screenwriter Arthur Laurents
Stars Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford
The story is set just before, during and after the Second World War, a time of unparalleled American political radicalism. Katie Morosky (Streisand), a Jewish left-wing student is drawn to an apolitical Hubbell Gardner (Redford), whose glibness and All American good looks anger and attract Katie. They are helped along by a certain common ground in their aspiration as writers. Romance eventually blossoms, bringing dinners, walks in the park, horse and cart rides - the usual stuff, until eventually Hubbell sells his book to Hollywood...








Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - Stylized western
Paul Newman as Butch, Robert Redford as Sundance
This film is a mishmash of good, bad and brilliant, a great example of talented people willing to take chances. The story is based on fact: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were real train robbers.









Jeremiah Johnson (1972) - Drama, Western, Epic
Director Sydney Pollack - Screenwriters Edward Anhalt, John Milius
Robert Redford stars as the title character, a deserter from the Mexican War who flees civilization for the wilderness in the 1840s. He meets up with a real mountain man Bear Claw (Will Geer) who teaches him pretty much everything he needs to know to survive challenges from nature and the local Indians.









The Godfather (1972) - Gangster saga
Director Francis Ford Coppola - Screenwriters Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola
Stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino
The film portrayed the gangster figure as a tragic hero, giving piercing sociological study of violence, power, honor and obligation, corruption, justice and crime in America in the middle of the XXth century.
The Vito Corleone's line "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse" has acquired legendary status.









Joe Montana = Actor, Athlete. Montana's grace under pressure, combined with his blonde, ice-blue-eyed looks, and decent, laid-back personality, made him the quarterback of the eighties on the team of the eighties.











Animal House (1978) - Comedy

A movie that just about every college kid had seen that summer... The story takes place at Faber College in 1962. Dean Vernon Wormer is allied with the snobbish, wealthy Omega House against Delta House, the worst fraternity on campus, which had waged a war against taste, soberness, decencies, grades and just about everything else! It is the Dean's goal to get the Deltas thrown out of school Since Deltas know they're going to get thrown out of college anyway, they decide to have a toga party.
Dean Vernon Wormer: Who dropped a whole truckload of fizzies into the swim meet? Who delivered the medical school cadavers to the alumni dinner? Every Halloween, the trees are filled with underwear. Every spring, the toilets explode
Greg: You're talking about Delta, sir.



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