If you know the Auburn fan perfectly framed by the eye-drawing assets of Tara Buckman and Adrienne Barbeau in the 1981 classic “The Cannonball Run,” let us know.
h/t Ben Sherrill
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Big Sexy says
i remember the son of james garner in the movie tank, who i think was played by c. thomas howell, had an auburn poster/plaque/something on his bedroom wall in one scene. i saw that in the theater with my old man in florence, alabama, which is definitely tide country, and a lot of those old homers groaned when they saw it.
Big Sexy says
or, as the bama fans would say, when they seen it.
Ha! Check it out. It is listed in the “pop culture” section of the Auburn University wikipedia entry:
“In the 1984 Lorimar movie Tank, which starred James Garner and C. Thomas Howell, an Auburn plaque is mounted on the wall of William’s (Howell) bedroom. The movie was filmed, in part, at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, which is about 45 minutes from Auburn.”
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Charlie Williamson says
I don’t think that is Roy Tatum who played at AU in 65/68 and later worked as a stand in for Reynolds and had small parts in all of his movies. He looked like Reynolds twin except he was 7 inches taller.
All I see are two hotties in zippered tops. What Auburn T-shirt?
regarding roy tatum and the above movie titles.. roy was in both, Tank and Cannonball Run. so it is very possible that roy influenced the film company to include any auburn props.
i’ll ask roy if he was specifically a ‘stand-in’ for burt. i don’t think so. roy was in a few of burt’s movies but definitely not in all. some of burt’s movies were filmed in the georgia area and roy was living in and around atlanta at that time.
Thanks, that’d be great.