Wow, just wow.
This is just silly. Not only is The Color of Money one of the least exceptional Martin Scorsese movie that is not named Bringing Out The Dead, but it stars Tom Cruise in one of his cliché roles -- you know, he's the best misunderstood young fighter pilot ever, and all he needs is a mentor/love interest -- or he's the best misunderstood young bartender ever, and all he needs is a mentor and love interest -- or he's the best misunderstood high school kid running a brothel ever, and all he needs is a mentor/love interest . . . well, you get the drift. In fact, I would argue that the only exceptional thing about the movie is Paul Newman.
As someone pointed out, though, this result may be indicative of a flaw in the design of the poll, namely that, a long time ago, I made the decision to let people vote more than once. Because clearly, not a lot of people would choose The Color of Money over Casino, Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, or even The Departed -- not by this margin, anyway.
Anyway, one more tidbit for the road: They filmed part of Cape Fear right near where I lived in Florida. Not that that's unusual, but in one scene, towards the end, they're driving in a car, and pass a sign that says "Welcome to Parkland" or something of the sort. That sign was on Riverside Drive, on the border of Coral Springs and Parkland, just north of Wiles Road, but before you get to Holmberg. It was right down the street from my brother's elementary school, and more importantly, right after one would cross under the road formerly known as the Sawgrass Expressway -- which had the best road sign ever, featuring this guy:
I miss that goofy frog.
Anyway, there is a new poll up, but as an experiment, voting is limited to "once per day." Vote here.