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Staged parking lot punch

 
 
Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2020 04:14 am
There's a film which opens with a wimpy middle aged man walking out of a restaurant on a first date. In the dark parking lot he opens the car door for her when they're harassed by a younger, burlier menacing man (played by Burt Reynolds, I think). The wimp tries to defend, and a testy altercation ensues. The woman is scared, and the thug comes up close. Threatening. The wimp then floors him with a single punch, escorting his patently impressed date away.
Next scene we see the wimp and thug rendezvouzing an hour or so later. The thug nurses his jaw, complaining that the punch could have been softer. The wimp mutters an apology and forks out the payment for what turns out to have been a staged fight.
What film is that?
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2020 04:39 am
@freeboot,
There’s a Jason Statham film that starts out similarly. It starts in a bar though and ends up in the car park.

It’s called Wild Card and was made in 2015.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2020 06:02 am
@izzythepush,

Heat (1986)

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0093164/
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2020 07:09 am
@Region Philbis,
My son is going through a Jason Statham patch right now and I’ve seen more than I’d care to mention recently.

To be honest I wouldn’t have said anything when the OP mentioned Burt Reynolds, but then the scene described seemed so similar.

They may well have been inspired by Heat, probably were come to think of it.

Then again an accurate answer is always better than a stab in the dark.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2020 07:25 am
@izzythepush,

i haven't seen either film.

according to google, Wild Card is a remake of Heat...
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2020 07:28 am
@Region Philbis,
That’s what happens when you look stuff up.

I was very slovenly and now feel a bit daft.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2020 07:29 am
@izzythepush,

not at all.

without your input, i never would have found the answer...
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 11 Jun, 2020 07:31 am
@Region Philbis,
I suppose there’s that. Thank you.
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freeboot
 
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Reply Sun 21 Jun, 2020 08:20 am
@Region Philbis,
If anyone EVER questions your genius - move on.
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