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  • This might be fun...**IF** The Boys of Summer was made into a movie/TV series...

    ...who would you want to portray who? I think Denzel Washington would probably make a good Jackie Robinson or Joe Black.

    What say you?

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    I'd suggest Lionel Barrymore in full Mr. Potter mode (from "It's A Wonderful Life") as O'Malley, but Barrymore is long dead...

    So instead I'll suggest Shirley Stoler, the woman who played the brutal, obese, female Nazi commandant that Giancarlo Giannini had to have sex with on pain of death (in Lina Wertmuller's "The Seven Beauties")... Her resemblance to O'Malley is uncanny... All she'd need is a fat cigar in a long cigarette holder (an O'Malley trademark) and a pair of tiny glasses submerged in her head (another O'Malley trademark) and she could pass for his doppelganger... But sadly she's dead, too... So...

    Perhaps the filmmakers can devise a special greedy bionic slob... Some sort of special effects monster... Or replicate O'Malley through some kind of newfangled animation process...

    He always did look a bit like a cartoon caricature of what he actually was.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by JOVE23 View Post
      ...who would you want to portray who? I think Denzel Washington would probably make a good Jackie Robinson or Joe Black.

      What say you?
      Denzel Washington would be to old to play a ballplayer.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ralph Zig Tyko
        Sidney Greenstreet would play the fat slob [not you, Bruce] O'Malley.
        No, no! Shirley Stoler, I tell you!

        She and O'Malley were practically separated at birth!

        Look at that face - just add tiny glasses and cigar in holder:
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        • #5
          O'Malley's breasts were bigger................
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          • #6
            Originally posted by penncentralpete View Post
            O'Malley's breasts were bigger................
            That's a small detail...

            She could bulk up for the role... Like DeNiro bulked up to play Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull... Or get implants - like Mariel Hemingway did to play Dorothy Stratten in Star 80.


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            • #7
              Forrest Whitaker as Campy.
              Dennis Haslett as Newk
              Tom Hanks as Clem Labine
              Peter Scolari as Vin Scully
              Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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              • #8
                How about his fat pal, O'Malley ass kisser, Tom LaSorda?
                Last edited by Let's Go Mets!; 12-17-2008, 03:57 PM.
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                • #9
                  Anyone remember the TV series Brooklyn Bridge? It aired in the early 90s. When the Braves were in the World Series there was a promo where the grandfather said to a 6/7 year old kid "some will never forgave the Braves for leaving Boston" the kids asked "how about the Dodgers for leaving Brooklyn" he responded "THAT we will never forgive".
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Let's Go Mets! View Post
                    How about his fat pal, O'Malley ass kisser, Tom LaSorda?
                    Something stumpy and sluglike that leaves a slimy trail as it wriggles across the ground in the shadow of O’Malley’s belly... It will need a ravenous, suction-cup mouth... It should be a horrible livid color because it has “Dodger blue” fluid running though its veins, rather than actual blood...

                    I think some animators might be necessary.

                    Or we could cast Dom Deluise if we decide to go live-action... I'm open to either choice, though I prefer the first.
                    Last edited by Mongoose; 12-17-2008, 06:06 PM.


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                    • #11
                      Maybe a young Al Pacino as Sal Maglie?



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