Hey all, Mrs Rivet and I were talkin this morning about great "guy movies" and had good food scenes in them. After I started thinking about it, here’s compiled a list of a few that are great classics and are good to to watch over and over again. What do you all think? Any additions or comments? "O Brother Where Art Thou" "Everitt, you like some gopher?" As he offers a gopher on a stick. "No thank you, Delmar...a bite of gopher would only serve to whet my appetite" Plus, the scene where they steal the pie from the window, and then Delmar puts a bill under a rock to pay for it. Classic! "Kelly's Heroes" Clint Eastwood and a cast of a dozen major characters ( Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carrol O'Connor, Donald Sutherland etcetera) make for this great humorous war movie of a band of US Army misfits hunting down looted German gold during WW2 Italy. They are fighting to take over a small Italian village and Clint finds the tank support leader (Donald Sutherland) lying back on a beach chair in the sun, relaxing in the town square. "Eight-ball! What're you doing!" Clint growls... "Hey man..." Donald responds casually, "Just catchin' some rays, eatin' a bit of cheese and drinkin' a little bit of wine" Great funny movie, plus they get away with it at the end! "The Right Stuff" Two great scenes... one where Gordo (Dennis Quaid) and his fighter pilot buddies are grilling hot dogs in the backyard when they lose attention on the grill to a flyover. The hot dogs catch on fire. Gordo spears one and holds it up to his wife, who is looking out the back door. "Hey Trudy" he says "Want a hot dog?" as he holds up a flaming blackened dog...All the guys crack up. She turns in to her friends- all their wives, and one says "They are such asses!" Got to love it! Also at the end, LBJ's great Texas BBQ celebration for all the astronauts...and they have a whole steer on a spit and all eat texas bbq and beans and stuff. Great food! “The Blue Max” At the beginning Goerge Peppard, just out of pilot school , on his way to his new unit. He’s a WW1 infantryman turned fighter-pilot. They pass a bunch of bedraggled exhausted infantrymen his eyes meet the Segeant’s. LT Peppard pulls out a bottle and tosses it to him, and the Sergeant salutes him in thanks. “That was nearly a full bottle of schanpps, Herr” says his driver. “Yes it was” Peppard replies simply, and settles back into the seat. I can empathise with that. As an infantryman I cussed those who rode (tankers and armor guys) with all my might as I watched them roll by me as I slogged through the muck and mud and heat with a winnebago on my back! “Babette’s Feast” (Edit....Okay, not a "Guy-Movie" but a foodie-movie. If you love food, then this is it. It is ALL food.) Mrs Rivet mentioned this one since it is an entire movie devoted to making a feast and its consumption. Babette is a frenchwoman from Paris who had to move to Denmark and she makes a great feast for a bunch of people, one who turns out to be a former customer of hers in her old restaurant and loved her cooking. Good stuff and lots of good food throughout the whole movie. Highlights are her making a turtle soup out whole, fresh sea turtle she can harldy lug up the Danish seashore. Also, "Quail in Sarcophagus"...tiny roasted quail wrapped in fluffy pastry dough as the main course is the highlight of the cooking and climax of the movie's dinner which involves a General of the army. Lots of good food and wine in this one.