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In another thread someone had mentioned a recent Andy Griffith episode which portrayed Skeet Shooting - I hadn't seen a thread such as this in some time. Have any favorite movies which depict Skeet or Trap - I'll start off the discussion...

The Green Berets - John Wayne & General Westmoreland call "pull" a few times and shoot some clay birds...

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Have you ever seen Bourges Meridth ( NEED SPELL CHECK) when he was being trained to be a Aerial Machine Gunner? They had him hitting Clays from a moving Duce $ a Half with a Mod 12. I think Dane Clark was also in the movie?


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James Bond movie ( I forget which one) where he shoots from the hip and breaks the bird and states "Hmm, I guess it's not that difficult after all" (or something like that).

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"Dr. T and the Women" with Richard Gere. A VERY bad movie about a wealthy obstetrician (chick flick my wife wanted to see.) There is a scene where he and his buddies are out hitting golf balls, then trying to hit the golf balls with shotguns.
 

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The Burgess Merideth movie was historicly correct that is how arial gunners in each service where trained. They say if you look at arial photos of Yuma AZ you can find the training range that had the track and towers.

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you wn't believe this but in the animated film from Disney "Hercules" James Woods' charaerter Hades is blowing off steam by trap shooting...you see himstanding on the side of a cliff and he yells "pull" and one of his little henchmen throws a "Hercules" plate in the air and he shoots it....pretty cool...
 

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I met Bob Stack in 1998 at the Pachmyer Shooting Complex (Now Trible B) he was out shooting skeet with a friend. Bob was the 20 GA World Champion in the late 30's and is a member of the NSSA HOF. A great american!

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the "Peasant Shooting" bit in History of the World Part 1 is at the top of my list.....but then I'm twisted and love "Monty Python" and "Fawlty Towers" too.
 

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Thunderball - I think they're shooting into the ocean, right?!

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Anybody remember the excellent Who rockumentary "The Kids are Alright" from circa 1979? There is a scene where the late John Entwhistle (bass player) is seen walking thorugh his mansion collecting gold records off his walls. The next scene he is outside with a shotgun yelling "pull". A gold record would fly through the air and he would shatter it with a blast from his shotgun. As I rmemember, I think he missed the last one.

Cool scene, cool movie.

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The John Wayne clip of him Skeet shooting was shot at Ft. Benning in 1967. The Col with him was the head of the AMU at that time not Westmorland. I have shot numerous time on this range and will be there next weeked for the Zone Trap Shoot. I have suggested on numerous occasions for shooters to l look at the backgroud in this clip. All the trees have grown up and you can no longer see the main post. Its would be far easier to see a target then as it is today.

Interesting comments from all.

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In the movie "What a girl wants" a young girl goes to England to meet her father. The Father's mother speaks to the girl while shooting birds being thrown from a manual floor thrower. The sad thing is that the Grandmother hits everything BUT the bird. I suppose this was an example of the upper class shooting for sport. It's a good chick flick.
 

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Jay,
"Thunderball" with Sean Connery sounds about right. I kind of remember Rodger Moore doing a similar thing in another JB movie?


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Actually not a movie; but a few episodes on TV of Magnum P.I. showed Higgens busting a few targets on the Robin Masters estate. Did anyone ever find out who Robin Masters was. Was it Higgens?? Ed
 
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