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You'll like Cherise Wilson. Wallpaper was most certainly part of the '80's. When we moved into our new house in 1983 (the year Revenge of the Nerds would have been filmed) every room in the house was wallpapered. And there was nothing '70's about it. It was the latest in home fashion. I remember throughout the '80's when my parents wanted to repaper a room, they'd get these huge books from interior decorators filled with swatches of different patterns. I'm sorry, but you don't know the '80's if you don't think wallpaper was very much a part of that decade, andersb-36022. I looked not he full cast list on imdb. I think her name is Cherise Wilson. She is listed as "Mexican girl." I know, racist. Why imdb didn't describer as "Waterbed partner," or "Girl on waterbed," I don't know. The Van is her only credit. No, the actress I'm talking about is not Debra White (pictured). I looked through all 13 pictures and the heavy-set one who had sex with him on the waterbed in his van is not pictured. But thank you for trying, whynotwriteme. I'm telling you, she was basically a speaking extra. She had one or two lines. She did get naked, but it seemed as though on original release or on the DVD I purchased, they did something to blur out her pubic area. Specifically, Onan's sin was not getting Tamar, his sister-in-law, pregnant. Under Levirite law at the time, it was the duty of a man's brother to marry his deceased brother's widow and sire children with her. This was before things like life insurance and a female's ability to inherit property, so if a woman was widowed, she really was out-of-luck if her husband's family did not come to her aid. Once an heir is born, he could take care of his mother once he reached maturity. Onan's sin was instead of having coitus with his widowed sister-in-law, Tamar, he used her as an object of sexual gratification. He had intercourse with her but instead of giving her his speed he 'spilt it upon the ground.' Thus, he stole his brother's fortune for his own line instead of using it to take care of Tamar and raise children with her. There was a real concern in biblical times that women in Tamar's position would become prostitutes having no other form of subsistence if the Levirite law was not followed. Tamar did just that. In the end, she gained support from her deceased husband's father, Judah. Judah visited the brothel where Tamar worked, had sex with a veiled Tamar, finished inside, and Tamar became pregnant. As such, she and her progeny were taken care of by her husband's father (father-in law) because he sired her children. Hey, HarlemEagle42, yes, either way it's weird what they stated he did. But I can not speak to what's appropriate for a parent to do in order to cope with the loss of a child. I can not fathom any of my children dying before me. I have a great deal of empathy for those who have had to deal with such a loss, and I would give them a fairly wide berth to do whatever they need to do to get through the rest of their lives. Of course, if her death were brought on by him sexually abusing her and he's now using a prostitute as a surrogate for his deceased daughter, I have zero sympathy for him. And, yes, I can pretty much justify his demise in the movie. But the script is unclear. Their story would make a pretty compelling story in and of itself. And if any actress could take on that kind of a part, Judith Light would be the one. You can say that, however, it was this opening episode that got me hooked on Black Mirror. This is very insightful, roger1. Thank you. Indeed, this was the role that introduced to Sir Antony Hopkins. I've enjoyed his work ever since (including his role as The Father). I've actually thought about this, and I am glad you included Saudi Arabia at the end. That's the country I was thinking! Certain Saudis have an unlimited amount of wealth as well as a distrust/hatred of the U.S.. I could see the Saudis viewing Trump as a real commodity/source of state secrets, and whether he is or isn't - they can afford the investment of giving him asylum and an opulent lifestyle. I didn't necessarily have a problem with the Da'Vine Joy Randolph character (Mary Lamb). My issue was with her accent. It seemed as though she was attempting a some kind of a regional Massachusetts accent, and it just sounded 'off' of fake to me. I thought it was a good device to show Hunham's progressive nature. He didn't care that Mary was black, a woman, or 'the help.' He expected her to dine with him and the other boys, and he seemed genuinely interested in her as a person, no patronizing at all. I'm sure that was not the norm for New England private school teachers in the early '70's, so it went a long way toward humanizing Hunham. Sure, they could have revealed his heart in other ways through another character(s), but they chose to do so with a black, female cook who lost her son in Vietnam. Precisely, case in point when Giamatti is responding to Angus's question as to whether he'd ever been with a woman. "A white, hot passion burned in my loins," Giamatti generically replies. And then when neither Angus nor the audience believes him, Giamatti exclaims, "White hot!" as though we should all now think, "I still thought he was a vigrin, but now that he repeated 'White hot,' well, he must have been a stud." Not fresh out of arguments. I already made my point, and it's been echoed by other members of Is your name Charles? I swear everything you say reminds me of an opposing counsel (named Charles) I encountered on a case I litigated few years ago. He was easily the most insufferable person I had ever met - next to you (unless you're one and the same person.) I agree with you on the "childishly useless' score, JSCC. I've just been f|_|cking with Maxim at this point just to see how voluminous his essay will be at the briefest of comments from me. Your usage of the words "dismissed" and "denied" makes me think you're judge, MaximRecoil. However, the judges and justices I have met in person speak and write in everyday parlance when they are not on the bench or authoring judicial opinions. In any event, aside from liscarkat, it looks like your having defend your tennis racket theory against multiple other members than me. " ... maybe cut off their hands and heads." You say that as though it's the easiest, most causal thing in the world. Shooting fish in a barrel is equally remote to me. I never understood it. For example, you mentioned the fish in the barrel are dead. I never imagined someone shooting at already dead fish. Nonetheless, your response proves just how obsessed you are with this idea. You've put entirely too much thought into killing birds with tennis rackets. Also, one other thing that occurred to me - the tennis rackets that would have been available to the cast in 1963 were not the same as rackets produced in the '80's and beyond. Do you really think the wooden frame and strings could have held up against birds (as opposed to rubber balls). I think the birds would have broken the strings, and then you'd have nothing with which to bludgeon the other birds. I don't think tennis rackets are a solution for any time if posed with a situation like this, but I especially don't think rackets would have sufficed in 1963. Instead of using the idiom "shooting fish in a barrel," MaximRecoil, you should replace it with 'like swatting birds with a tennis racket.' After all, it's so obvious; everyone will understand your intent when you say it in everyday life. SPOILERS for both movies Except only the last five minutes of Network are devoted to assassinating one person. The entirety of Capricorn One is devoted to assassinating three. Wait a minute. Are you talking about Barbra Streisand and James Brolin? Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand split up in ~ 1969. I believe they officially divorced a couple of years later by the early '70's. Streisand, according to her autobiography, Call me Barbra, recalls seeing James Brolin at a 1983 awards show (her for Yentl, him for Hotel), but they didn't formally meet. She met and started dating Brolin in the late '90's. I think they wed in 2000. So in 1977, she and Elliott were through and she had yet to even meet James Brolin. She was dating and living with John Peters at the time. So, no, I don't think Elliott Gould regretted making this movie at all. Capricorn One was an excellent installment into the '70's paranoia genre, and Gould played his character admirably. That sounds like an excuse her agent would have told her to make her feel better.