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« on: December 13, 2006, 12:57:53 PM »

Best known as the dad in Everybody Loves Raymond.
I put this up because the news also mentioned that he was the monster in Young Frankenstein (the one correct answer I got in this week's Time Machine Movie Trivia)
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006, 01:55:45 PM »

I'll always remember him as the hook handed Mr. Moon in Yellowbeard.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 05:11:08 PM »

He was in Taxi Driver too.

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006, 05:21:49 PM »

I actually watched him in Where The Buffalo Roam this afternoon.  It was on Starz last night, so I Tivoed it.  I remember Peter most as Sheppard from Outland.  I watch reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond on occassion, but I love him in Outland.

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2006, 05:57:41 PM »

Oh Wow.  RIP, Peter.


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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2006, 08:03:46 PM »

I usta have a vhs of a movie called JOE (1970), where Peter palled a hardhat type who gets involved in the drug subculture and kills a house fulla hippies.I liked him alot as Wizard in TAXI DRIVER,one of my favorite movies. Odd-I just got outta my IOP counseling and heard a short mention about his passing.See ya in the movies,Peter.

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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2006, 08:39:31 PM »

Amazing how many entertainers that we take for granted have passed on.  "Young Frankenstein" is a favorite, though I am not as rabid a fan as a number of people I know (I swear, it is almost a cult). 

Funny thing, and I had never noticed, he was involved as a Production Manager for a film that has eluded me for years - "The Monitors."  Why does that film torment me so?

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006, 10:46:59 PM »

He was in a lot of things that people don't recall --
Anyone see "Hardcore", with George C. Scott?  Boyle had a brief, yet pivotal, sidekick role in that --
Off camera, he was an old-school hipster/jive-talking beatnik, maaannn . . .!
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2006, 08:50:14 PM »

I have a DVD of Joe I picked up at a pawn shop a few months ago. Very gritty, very dated also with an ending you can see coming a mile away, but Boyle is fantastic as the fed up working-class monster. Worth a look for his great work, also naked young Susan Sarandon as the hippie daughter of Joe's upper-crust companion into darkness.

Also great as Robert Redford's campaign manager in The Candidate. A classic film that still holds up.

Boyle was one of those character actor who could make you watch just to see a familiar face who had more than just a few kinds of characters he could play. Also good in little films like The Dream Team and the 70s violent crime film Crazy Joe, no real connection to Joe though.

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