RMFC Exhibition Match: In Honor of Boss Mongo

 

Brendan was one of the coolest characters I’ve ever been blessed to know. He was also one of the all-time great Ricochet members. His humor and unique insight into the world around us will be sorely missed. In honor of him I’d like to posit this question: Who is the coolest movie character you wish you could know in real life? 

Nothing on the line here. Just for kicks and giggles. 

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  1. Arahant Member
    Arahant
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    Capt. Daniel Gregg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-X00-BoG9o

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  2. Ekosj Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Capt. Daniel Gregg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-X00-BoG9o

    Excellent choice!    An under-appreciated film.

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  3. navyjag Coolidge
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    Col. Nicholson (Bridge on the River Kwai).

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  4. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    Gandalf.

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  5. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    Actually, Jesus, from Passion of the Christ. But I already know Him.

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  6. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    Capt. Daniel Gregg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-X00-BoG9o

    I thought that was The Ghost and Mrs. Muir as soon as I saw the picture.  Can’t say if I ever saw the movie, but I remember the TV show.

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  7. Flicker Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    Mr. Bean.

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  8. Arahant Member
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):
    I thought that was The Ghost and Mrs. Muir as soon as I saw the picture.  Can’t say if I ever saw the movie, but I remember the TV show.

    The movie was much better.

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  9. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    Buckaroo Banzai:  surgeon, scientist, martial artist, lead singer for the Hong Kong Cavaliers.  What more could you want?

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  10. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    It’s a tie. Tony Stark and Minerva McGonagall. 

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  11. Barfly Member
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    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Gandalf.

    The one in the novels, not the one in Jackass’s films.

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  12. Barfly Member
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    @Barfly

    I’d like to be Jason Bourne. Intellect, skill, and no baggage.

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  13. Ekosj Member
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    Mr Kesuke Miyagi

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=mr+miyagi+lessons+lessons+come+together&t=brave&iar=videos&iax=videos&ia=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D9dZGWSRsvn8

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  14. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
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    Goose. 

     

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  15. Franco Member
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    @Franco

    Trying to stay within the boundaries of “cool” not role models.

    When I was an adolescent it was James Bond (Connery)

    I have a special place for Jack Nicholson as RP McMurphy in One Flew Over… but Nicholson is always a “cool” character.

    William Holden in Stalag 17…

    Clint Eastwood in just about everything..

    But Gran Torino and Unforgiven are good 
    Im realizing that as I’m writing this is they all have a very cynical, jaded, detached view of the world. But isn’t that the definition of cool?

    RIP Boss Mongo

     

     

     

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  16. dajoho Member
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  17. Seawriter Contributor
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    It’s a tossup, but both are from the movie Gettysburg – Joshua Chamberlain or John Buford. Both cut from the Boss Mongo mold.

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  18. Jim Chase Member
    Jim Chase
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    A few come to mind:

    George M. Cohan ( Yankee Doodle Dandy )

    Rocky Balboa 

    Yoda

     

     

     

     

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  19. EDISONPARKS Member
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    Steve McQueen : 30 ans après sa mort tragique, la star est toujours  présente... - Purepeople

    Steve McQueen

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  20. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
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    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):

    Steve McQueen : 30 ans après sa mort tragique, la star est toujoursprésente... - Purepeople

    Steve McQueen

    Bullet would be a great choice.

     

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  21. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
    Eustace C. Scrubb
    @EustaceCScrubb

    Owen (Sam Rockwell) in The Way Way Back.

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  22. Franco Member
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    EDISONPARKS (View Comment):

    Steve McQueen : 30 ans après sa mort tragique, la star est toujoursprésente... - Purepeople

    Steve McQueen

    Quintessential Cool. I forgot about him.

    The Great Escape.

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  23. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    Inigo Montoya, of course, but I assume that the Princess Bride exclusion applies, as usual.

    So I’ll say Han Solo.

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  24. Phil Turmel Coolidge
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    Captain Jack Aubrey from Master and Commander.

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  25. She Reagan
    She
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    Rick.

    (Exceptions be damned.)

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  26. Vince Guerra Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    Inigo Montoya, of course, but I assume that the Princess Bride exclusion applies, as usual.

    So I’ll say Han Solo.

    Anything goes on an exhibition match. 

     

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  27. Doug Watt Moderator
    Doug Watt
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    It wasn’t so much the chase scene in Bullitt that appeals to this old guy who is too old for fence jumping contests. This scene does:

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  28. The Scarecrow Thatcher
    The Scarecrow
    @TheScarecrow

    If I could have a drink with Boss Mongo and a character from a movie, I think we would both enjoy the company of Capt. Augustus McCrae . . . as long as we are on his side of the bar. RIP Boss.

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  29. Vince Guerra Member
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    Franco (View Comment):
    Trying to stay within the boundaries of “cool” not role models.

    I approach it as someone who I’d like to go on a roadtrip with. Or, someone I wouldn’t mind staying at my place once in a while. They’ve got to be interesting, fun to be around, and elevate the day somehow.

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  30. Chris Oler Coolidge
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    @ChrisO

    Snake Plisken…though I heard he was dead.

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