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R.I.P. Rutger

By Patrick Van Roy On July 24th, 2019

It’s with great sadness that we report Rutger Hauer has died at the age of 75. Variety confirms the actor passed away on July 19 following a “short illness”, and that funeral was held on July 24. Hauer is best known to audiences for his iconic role in Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner, in which the Dutch actor portrayed the defiant Replicant Roy Batty across from Harrison Ford. Hauer’s “tears in the rain” speech is an instantly recognizable film moment that helped kick off a whole new era for science-fiction, steampunk, and noir.

One of the best movies ever made.

39 Responses to “R.I.P. Rutger”

  1. Overhyped mediocrity of a filum. Likewise with Rutger, a half decent, hardly groundbreaking actor.

    He was great in Rocky IV though.

  2. best quote EVER!


  3. alright everyone lets change the script…..

    What’s your favorite movie….?

    Paul you start

  4. My Fave filum of all time is The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.

  5. And this is bloody tremendous. I’m sure I’ve posted it before but it deserves a second outing:


  6. the top spaghetti western… not bad.

    My favorite…. A Lion in Winter…


  7. I have four.

    Passport to Pimlico
    Dog Day Afternoon
    The Elephant Man
    The Lives of Others.

  8. yes that piece has made the rounds…. it is worth hearing

  9. don’t know the last one Colm, but Dog Day is a masterpiece.

  10. Possibly second but certainly in my top three, The Long Good Friday.

    If you’ve never seen it do yourself a favour and watch the classic Brit gangster flick, (with Pierce Brosnan as the most handsome IRA man ever), immediately:


  11. The last one is a German film, set in East Germany during Comminist rule. About the emotional impact on one man of being a domestic spy on local citizens. It’s a brilliant film.

  12. is it in english Colm?

    Saw it Paul great film a rare gem that actually got played over here before the big british film/tv invasion.

  13. The Outlaw Josie Wales…followed by Cool Hand Luke!

  14. taken off here boss…..

  15. know any songs….. rose of alabamy…

  16. Three kinds of suns in Kansas. Sunshine, sun flowers, and sons a bitches…

    Just back from Denver. Caught part of the heat wave with over 100 up there, but it got cooler and nicer. Liberal lot!

  17. Stop in the wacky tobaccy shops?

  18. Never did. (No thanks, I’m a Republican, lol!) But they are all over the place.

  19. did you see the sun rise on the face of the rockies ?

  20. Yes Patrick. Beautiful, and so cool in the morning, about 55 degrees.

  21. that is one of the favorites sites burned into my soul. I did sometime stationed at Lowry AFB when it was in operation and watching those mountains change colors as the sun rises just stunning.

  22. Patrick.

    //One of the best movies ever made.//

    100% agree with you there Patrick.

    I was really sad to hear the news about Rutger today. I love many of his films, especially Blade Runner. Time to die. RIP mate.

  23. Patrick Van Roy,
    //taken off here boss…..//

    Not today boy…

  24. lol

  25. I’ve got so many favourite films it’s hard to list them all.
    I agree with the choices of many of the others have posted here.

    What about Sexy Beast. That’s a great film.

  26. Sexy Beast was fun… good filler.

  27. I’ll tell ya what… I was forced to go see a chic flick. Monica, me and two other couples. The ladies picked the movie. It was “Boys on the side” I had absolutely no interest in seeing it.

    If you get the chance watch it, it was great.


  28. Some suggestions from my favourite list:

    The Quiet Man

    In Bruges

    Star Wars


    Schindler’s List

    Saving Private Ryan

    The Wind That Shakes The Barley

    Kelly’s Heroes

    Land & Freedom

    American Psycho

  29. One of my favorite films of a lifetime was ” Raging Bull “. Terrifyingly realistic portrait of a troubled soul plying a brutal trade.

  30. some very notable films there Paul…… we could do several posts just on John Wayne 2 films I never miss is the Quiet Man around St Paddy’s day and Donovan’s Reef around Christmas

    North by Northwest



    Lawrence of Arabia

    Bram Stoker Dracula (1992)

    having my coffee…. more will come to me

  31. good film Phantom….. I have to add keeping with that Cinderella Man

  32. Superb filum Phantom.

    Not a big fan of Wayne at all Pat but Maureen O’Hara is an absolute joy to watch her ply her trade. I did like this touch by Ford in Rio Grande though:


  33. “Cinderella Man” was a great film. It’ll make you cry when his ship comes in, in the depression era.

    Many great films on boxing, where one man is in pure competition with another man, as courageous gladiators. ” The Fighter “, how great was that.

    If anyone has not seen “Raging Bull”, I do recommend it. It is so realistic, you’ll think that someone snuck a camera in Jake Lamotta’s house, or that you are watching a film of actual fights.


  34. BTW, for Christmas it has to be Jimmy Stewart.

  35. Yes

    And ” Casablanca “, etc. Very great films that just because we’ve seen them a thousand times does not make them stop being great films.

  36. Bogey is another one I could write a boatload on…..

    Here ya go Paul


  37. And of course:


  38. oh god paint your wagon…….

  39. Kind Hearts and Coronets.
    The Third Man.
    Breaker Morant.
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Big Lebowski
    High Noon
    The Seventh Seal