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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:34 PM
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Loungers - if they remade It's a wonderful life today - who should play the lead/etc?
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The Original Cast:

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Stewart George Bailey
Donna Reed Mary Hatch
Lionel Barrymore Henry F. Potter
Thomas Mitchell Uncle Billy Bailey
Henry Travers Clarence
Beulah Bondi Ma Bailey
Frank Faylen Ernie Bishop
Ward Bond Bert
Gloria Grahame Violet Bick
H.B. Warner Mr. Gower
Frank Albertson Sam Wainwright

(easy to cut and paste, no need to include all :)

George Bailey
Mary Hatch
Henry F. Potter
Uncle Billy Bailey
Ma Bailey
Ernie Bishop
Violet Bick
Mr. Gower
Sam Wainwright
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  -Loungers - if they remade It's a wonderful life today - who should play the lead/etc? The Straight Story  Nov-28-11 07:34 PM   #0 
  - Tom Hanks or even Jeff Bridges and/or Tommy Lee Jones for George Bailey  riderinthestorm   Nov-28-11 07:57 PM   #1 
  - Aren't your Georges WAAAAAAAY too old for your Marys? nt  valerief   Nov-28-11 08:18 PM   #3 
  - LOL!! Yeah, probably.  riderinthestorm   Nov-28-11 08:33 PM   #4 
  - Was just going to say Hanks as Bailey!  bigwillq   Nov-29-11 10:36 AM   #8 
  - Here's a start  valerief   Nov-28-11 08:07 PM   #2 
  - If you're going that route then I think Chris Matthews HAS to play Uncle Billy.  Gidney N Cloyd   Nov-29-11 10:27 AM   #7 
  - Yes, that's a better choice! nt  valerief   Nov-29-11 11:47 AM   #9 
  - Except Uncle Billy had very few lines  Kennah   Nov-29-11 10:54 PM   #10 
     - But they'd all be gold.  Gidney N Cloyd   Nov-30-11 12:16 PM   #14 
  - LOL. Like your cast list...  Rhiannon12866   Dec-02-11 02:37 AM   #34 
  - How about ...  Kennah   Nov-28-11 08:47 PM   #5 
  - And Bradley Cooper as Harry Bailey  Kennah   Nov-28-11 08:53 PM   #6 
  - +1 to your list, especially Morgan Freeman and Teri Hatcher (nt)  The Straight Story   Dec-01-11 10:48 AM   #22 
  - I mostly like 'em all, especially George.  GoCubsGo   Dec-01-11 02:51 PM   #29 
  - Bruno Ganz as George Bailey  Tom Ripley   Nov-30-11 09:53 AM   #11 
  - How about Mike Myers plays them all?  geardaddy   Nov-30-11 09:56 AM   #12 
  - Charlie Sheen and Pam Anderson as George and Mary  edbermac   Nov-30-11 11:40 AM   #13 
  - It was remade in 1977 as "It Happened One Christmas" (a reference to yet ANOTHER Capra film)...  MiddleFingerMom   Nov-30-11 12:39 PM   #15 
  - Nicholas Cage - George Bailey  BrendaBrick   Nov-30-11 04:49 PM   #16 
  - How about swapping Asner and Walken?  Kennah   Nov-30-11 09:52 PM   #19 
     - Hmmm.  BrendaBrick   Dec-01-11 04:43 AM   #20 
  - I'd like to categorically discourage remaking It's a Wonderful Life. n/t  Chan790   Nov-30-11 05:28 PM   #17 
  - I agree, Chan...but...  Demoiselle   Nov-30-11 07:18 PM   #18 
     - Matt n/t  Earth Bound Misfit   Dec-01-11 10:01 AM   #21 
        - Matt! Oh geez am I an idiot. It's amazing I didn't suggest Vic Damone!  Demoiselle   Dec-01-11 11:53 AM   #23 
           - ...or Johnny  Earth Bound Misfit   Dec-02-11 01:10 AM   #32 
  - Clive Owen as George Bailey, Kelsey Grammer as Potter  charlie and algernon   Dec-01-11 12:03 PM   #24 
  - How about a Curb Your Enthusiasm version?  geardaddy   Dec-01-11 12:21 PM   #25 
  - Good one!  BrendaBrick   Dec-01-11 03:13 PM   #30 
  - ...if they remade It's a wonderful life today ...  Iggo   Dec-01-11 01:50 PM   #26 
  - I dunno, some of the ideas here I think would be pretty cool  The Straight Story   Dec-01-11 02:00 PM   #27 
  - Here's a cast for a comedy version:  Gidney N Cloyd   Dec-01-11 02:36 PM   #28 
  - SNL's: It's A Wonderful Life Lost Ending w/Dana Carvey  BrendaBrick   Dec-01-11 03:25 PM   #31 
  - My own cast of DU lounge lizards in their "IAWL" roles...  pacalo   Dec-02-11 02:28 AM   #33 

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