If you're like us, you immediately perk up when you're watching a movie and you hear a reference to Denver -- something that's happening more and more often these days. So, in the tradition of not one but two 2012 roundups of weird movie references to Colorado, we present ten mentions of the Mile High City cited on the indispensable IMDB website, featuring posters from flicks that include some of Hollywood's biggest smashes (like Old School), with a handful of obscurities thrown in. Count down our top ten below.
See also: Ten Weird Movie References to Colorado
Number 10: Red Dawn (1984)
Quote: You think you're tough for eating beans every day? There's half a million scarecrows in Denver who'd give anything for one mouthful of what you got. Number 9: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Quote: Remember a few years ago when we were at a saloon in Denver? We got to talking to some gambler that night, and he told us about an Indian. A full-blooded Indian, except he called himself by an English name. Sir... somebody. Continue to keep counting down our collection of ten weird movie references to Denver. Number 8: The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Quote: Again our top story of the hour. Domain air flight number nine out of Denver has crashed. A representative of that airline is going to make a statement shortly. Now, there is no confirmation, but all ninety nine passengers and crew members are believed dead. Number 7: Vanishing Point (1971)
Quote: Apparently this speed maniac you've been chasing all over your territory is a former professional road racer named Kowalski, K-O-W-A-L-S-K-I, repeat Kowalski. First name unknown, other particulars also unknown. All we do know is that he's employed as a car delivery driver by an agency in Denver. He's presently driving a Dodge Challenger, Colorado licence plate OA-5599. This is not a stolen car; he's driving it to San Francisco for delivery due Monday. Continue to keep counting down our collection of ten weird movie references to Denver. Number 6: They Live (1988)
Quote: Denver, Colorado. I worked there for ten years and things just seemed to dry up. They lost fourteen banks in one week. So, well... Number 5: BASEketball (1998)
Quote: So, if the Beers beat Detroit and Denver beats Atlanta in the American Southwestern Division East Northern, then Milwaukee goes to the Denslow Cup, unless Baltimore can upset Buffalo and Charlotte ties Toronto, then Oakland would play LA and Pittsburgh in a blind choice round robin. And if no clear winner emerges from all of this, a two-man sack race will be held on consecutive Sundays until a champion can be crowned. Continue to keep counting down our collection of ten weird movie references to Denver. Number 4: Armageddon (1988)
Quote: So, when the rogue comet hit the asteroid belt, it sent shrapnel right for us. For the next 15 days, the Earth's in a shooting gallery. Even if the asteroid itself hits the water, it's still hitting land. It'll flash boil millions of galleons of sea water and slam into the ocean bedrock. Now if it's a Pacific Ocean impact, which we think it will be, it'll create a tidal wave 3 miles high, travel at a thousand miles an hour, covering California, and washing up in Denver. Number 3: Transcendence (2014
Quote: They say there's power in Boston. Some phone service in Denver. But things are far from what they were. Maybe it was all inevitable. Continue to keep counting down our collection of ten weird movie references to Denver. Number 2: Wedding Crashers (2005)
Quote: Yeah, you earned them flying to Denver to meet your whore. Number 1: Old School (2003)
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Quote: Denver? The sunshine state? Gorgeous!
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