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    cheekyboy
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    The longest day

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    Another vote for Heat.

    Best casting would go to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

    But as that is only really two (albeit perfect) main characters and you wanted a wealth of superstars I would go for the Great Escape as the best assembled cast.

    Blues Brothers was a good shout though.

    A couple…

    Dead Man’s Shoes
    The Business

    Premier Icon woody21
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    Longest Day gets my vote – useless fact Richard Todd met himself in the film (he played Major Howard in the film and was the battalion commander who made contact with Major Howard in 1944 – there is a scene of this in the film)

    Vanishing point.

    athgray
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    Gosford Park
    The Harry Potter series
    Batman The Dark Knight

    weare138
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    I met a D-day veteran who got in between Richard Todd and a German bullet.

    edlong
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    Great to see a few votes for 12 Angry Men, I was thinking it was one of those old films that’s slipping out of the collective consciousness – no one I know has seen it.

    Musician-wise, hard to argue with Blues Brothers really. Bit sad though these days, seems like every time I watch it there’s more that aren’t with us anymore (Duck Dunn passed quite recently I think).

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    Where Eagles Dare +1
    LA Confidential +1

    12 Angry Men +1
    North by Northwest +1 (anything with James Mason in it really)

    stgeorge
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    many great casts in poor films but here are a few

    Great Escape
    Towering Inferno
    Poseidon Adventure…original
    the godfather 1&2
    Heat
    Magnificent Seven
    The Vikings
    Some like it Hot
    Angels with dirty faces
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Richard Lesters Three Musketeers
    Prisoner of Zenda 1937

    Not sure I’ld agree with all of them being poor films.

    Junkyard
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    Great to see a few votes for 12 Angry Men, I was thinking it was one of those old films that’s slipping out of the collective consciousness – no one I know has seen it.

    You might want to ask us our age πŸ˜‰

    Are we talking about the best cast, as in the best ensemble of actors, or the best cast as in the best casting of actors to roles!? Apologies if this has already been answered….

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    Glengarry Glenn Ross

    banks
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    Once upon a time in the west – ftw

    Mad max 4 may trump it though

    Also, the most recent batman.

    O brother where art thou

    coogan
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    Unforgiven. Eastwood? Freeman? Hackman? Harris? Awesome stuff.

    Heat for sure. Inception had a great line up and Goodfellas had an awesome cast.

    CaptJon
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    [insert porn film for cheap laughs]

    boltonjon
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    Leon

    KickAss

    Highlander (A Frenchman pretending to be Scottish, a Scotsman trying to be Egyptian and an American trying to be a Russian – and it all works brilliantly!)

    And yes – Blues Brothers gets my vote too πŸ™‚

    camo16
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    Total. STW. Fail. πŸ™„

    The correct answer is:

    andypaul99
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    Philadelphia- Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. Perfect.

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    Best superstar cast?

    How about Humphrey Bogart, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, James Cagney, Joan Crawford, Vincent Price, Barbara Stanwyk… plus Steve Martin & Rachel Ward

    ell_tell
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    Heat. Al Pacino and De Niro plus a bit of Kilmer

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    I can’t fault:

    Animal Kingdom
    Take Shelter
    or
    The Artist

    in respects of the cast.

    [or in anything else IMHO]

    fasthaggis
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    AmΓ©lie
    True Romance
    Pulp Fiction
    New York I love You
    Leon
    Fifth Element (apart from the talentless Lee Evans )
    Notting Hill

    willard
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    Fargo
    No Country for Old Men
    Alien
    Ocean’s 11 (the orignal version)
    The Longest Day

    Crag
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    The Goonies was pretty much cast perfectly.

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    How you can suggest True Romance and Pulp Fiction, but omit Reservoir Dogs, I do not know!

    Harvey Keitel …
    Tim Roth
    Michael Madsen …
    Chris Penn …
    Steve Buscemi
    Lawrence Tierney
    Edward Bunker
    Steven Wright

    Anyone said Deer Hunter?
    or State of Grace – Penn, Oldman and Ed Harris.

    fasthaggis
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    How you can suggest True Romance and Pulp Fiction, but omit Reservoir Dogs, I do not know!

    Didn’t want to make it a Tarantino fest πŸ˜‰

    camo16
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    Tarantino, Smarantino!

    Continue this idle chat as long as you like – the answer’s still…

    Premier Icon DezB
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    The man knows how to put a great cast together! (As well as a brilliant soundtrack)
    See also Django Unchained
    Death Proof (ooh, that cast! πŸ˜‰ )

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    Love, Honour & Obey.

    ell_tell
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    Actually, in terms of casting actors to roles I can’t think of many who would’ve done a better job than Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris and Naomi Watts in A History of Violence

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    Anyone said Deer Hunter?

    Yep. πŸ˜€

    Forgot Ice Cold In Alex & North By Northwest though.

    Surely it has to be Mama Mia….

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    Surely it has to be Mama Mia….

    Do you know, er cough, you can make a pretty solid argument for that. Maybe not best film ever, but number of Oscar etc award winners onscreen, having fun… yep

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