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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Movie stuff that's fake

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Gene from Tampa
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Tampa, FL

Live! From God's Waiting Room ....
Oct 6th, 2017 10:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

Women wanting to have sex with Steven Seagal - but then again when they do it he stays fully clothed.

Check out "Contract to Kill". There is a love scene—and, OMG, what a love scene. His fully dressed body is lowered over a naked woman like a drawbridge. He doesn’t even take off his glasses.



Oct 6th, 2017 11:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

"But in the westerns, horses are seemingly like Jeeps."

I dunno, man... Mongo can knock out a horse with one punch.

They don't seem so tough to me.


New York City

Oct 6th, 2017 10:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

This one drives me nuts and I see varitaions of this all the time in movies and TV shows. The bad guy is chasing and/or attacking the the good guy. They fight or struggle and good guy gets the advantage, knocks bad guy down, stuns him, maybe even knocks him out.

Now here's where it goes off the rails for me. If I'm the good guy, I'm gonna make dang sure Mr. Bad can't just recover and try to do me harm again. I'll kill him or seriously injure him or tie him up or lock him up...something! But nooo...instead good guy turns his back or just continues running/escaping, etc. Bad guy gets back up and it's another 10 minutes worth of popcorn...but Arrrrggghhh!

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Broke Down

in the Brassicas
Oct 7th, 2017 03:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

^Following on with the 'being nice to bad guys' theme: The number of times you see someone put an arm lock on somebody's straight elbow and they get thrown. Just like in training! But in a real situation with someone trying to do you serious harm, if you get a joint lock on the nasty person then it's going to be a break, not a nice controlled takedown (which is actually quite hard to do in a real situation anyway). It's very rare this is shown. I did notice one a while ago in an episode of Jessica Jones- she doesn't mess about!

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Bakersfield, CA

Getting old is not for sissies!
Oct 7th, 2017 07:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

Who else has noticed that nearly every movie helicopter sounds like an old piston engine powered Bell 47, regardless of the fact that most have been turbine powered for decades?

Bell 47



Hold my beer,..I'm gonna try someth'in
Oct 7th, 2017 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Just about every western,..

Always wondered why (since I was a young kid actually) why,. when the Indians were circling the wagons,.. why didn't they just shoot the horses?,. easier/bigger target.

Also,..1800's ,.. bright white/straight teeth,.. on just about everybody.


New York City

Oct 7th, 2017 01:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Mythbusters did some episodes where they nailed some of the common movie foolishness.

Don't try this at home but in one episode they go after the old radio in the bathtub trick. Wanna electrocute someone? Just toss a plugged in radio/hairdryer/toaster in the tub while they are taking a bath. Doesn't work...not that I'm gonna try it.

They also busted some common movie car crash stunts and of course a whole lot of watching things get blowed up real good.


Glendale, NY

Oct 7th, 2017 01:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Women Special Agents: FBI, DHS, etc. Walking around in high heels/stilettos. Yet they have to run after the bad guys, etc??????? Similarly to TJ re middle income cops, etc, living in huge homes, as I posted in another thread, middle income heroes/military wearing 5K - 10K watches.
Oh, one of the latest episodes of Hawaii Five-0. The task force members were in a stuck in a cabin, in the middle of the woods surrounded by a huge forest fire. Then comes Steve McGarrett in a helicopter lowering straps to put under and around the cabin, then lift and fly it over the trees to safety. Hmmm, dislodging it from the plumbing and other pipes, AND for a helicopter to even carry that weight???? As I said about the show, I watch it for the scenery.

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State of Jefferson

Oct 7th, 2017 02:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

And cowboys of the late 1800s with Cats Paw rubber heels and soles on their boots.

And pointy toes... and the extreme tapered heel.

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 06:25 PM, Oct 7th, 2017)

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Oct 7th, 2017 03:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

"and of course the main reason why I don't go to the movies anymore....I'm not giving these sunsabitches any more of my money!... "

I wish. My wife likes to occasionally like to go to the movies. :^(

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numb, yes...comfortable? Not so much
Oct 7th, 2017 04:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

If the detective needs info on anyone or anything, just type on a computer for 3 seconds, and every specific thing you want & need pops right up. I wanna know what search engine they use, cuz it sure ain't Google

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State of Jefferson

Oct 7th, 2017 04:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Distinct gear shifts with a slush box.

V8 engine sound in a Euro pea popper or three cylinder diesel.

My wife and I go out to see a movie about every 6-8 years.

Movies suck and I don't care for yellow dyed cocoanut oil on my popcorn. Not to mention it is not the popcorn of yesteryear and the prices are obscene. That and watered down drinks.

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 06:28 PM, Oct 7th, 2017)

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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Oct 7th, 2017 06:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

Any movie with Tom Cruse.


Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Oct 11th, 2017 03:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

If only a fraction of what transpires on Hawaii 5-0 were real, we would have martial law, cops not knowing what to do, and people running about...

The other one that is for show and show only is the good guy or guys and gals walking in line in their toughest stance, and a huge explosion goes off behind them.. Shrapnel??... who me worry??!!!!



pronounced mish-ka
Oct 11th, 2017 06:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Typical heist movie:

"we're going to need a Boeing 747 , a haldron collider and a sperm sample from the Pope"

" I know just the guy for that"

(furiously types away at the laptop)

edited to add: every motorcycle rider bobbing and weaving and doing wheelies in every gear.

(This message was last edited by myshka at 08:42 PM, Oct 11th, 2017)

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Whitehorse Canada

I don't get out much
Oct 11th, 2017 07:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

How about the concealed ramp that makes a vehicle flip?

Only the bad guys vehicle bursts into flames when crashed.

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Southern Calif

Oct 12th, 2017 03:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Distinctive "shuck-shuck" sound of a shell being jacked on a pump shotgun. Everybody in the frame shot freezes, raises their hands.

Camera pans over to the guy behind them, holding the double barreled shotgun (?), which inexplicably made the pump acton sound. (And he's not even the guy from Police Academy who does all the oral sound effects!)

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Southern Calif

Oct 12th, 2017 03:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Female victim fleeing the deadly slasher, manages to flatten him with the ol' frying pan to the head move(clang!).
And then LEAVES THE KNIFE BEHIND with him, before she continues running through the dark woods (away from the highway, of course).


Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Oct 12th, 2017 06:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Next time you watch "Gladiator", watch for the golden chariot that flips over and you can see the compressed gas can device that makes it flip.

I don't think they ever noticed the flub.

The others are the cop cars at full bore with a tiny engine that sounds like an LS-3 with open pipes...

(This message was last edited by jay1vinton at 08:27 PM, Oct 12th, 2017)

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