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Thinking about a 30-year-old movie

Was watching a bit of “The Natural.”

Have lost count of the number of times I have spent a few minutes with part of that 1984 film.

I enjoy it, obviously. It features my favorite Wilford Brimley performance — yes, even incuding “China Syndrome.” But I always have a question.

What are the chances the injuries right fielder Bump Bailey sustained when running through that flimsy outfield fence would have been fatal?

But as they used to say on “MST3K,” it's just a show — and a fantasy-laced one, at that. I should really just relax.

Which actor was born in Spokane?

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It's sort of a trick question.

One fairly hard movie trivia question

In 1962's “Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation,” the title character played by Jimmy Stewart has something in common with Lewis and Clark.

Can you name it?

Reader challenge

Identify the Spokane connection to a Tom Cruise movie that features high school football.

True or false

When a movie character played by Edward G. Robinson said “Where's your messiah now?” he was addressing some people who spend most of the summer complaining that it's not hot enough.

Movie trivia

What did Leo Farnsworth purchase for $67 million in 1978's Heaven Can Wait”?

Today’s movie trivia question

In what film does the character played by Bill Murray refer to a guy as “Lee Harvey”?

Sounds local, but it’s not

In what film noir classic is reference made to the Lilac Court Apartments?

What’s the Spokane connection?

This is a bit obscure. But those with an encyclopedic recall of everything in The Slice Blog over the last couple of years will have a leg up.

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Northwest flavored movie trivia question

An actress who appeared in both “Double Indemnity” and “Going My Way” lived for a time in both Oregon and Washington.

Name her.

Friday Slice quiz

In “No Time for Sergeants,” country boy Will Stockdale is brought to town to be sent off with a group of recently drafted young men. What is the name of that town?

A) Hot Coffee, Mississippi. B) Colville, Washington. C) Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. D) Cabot Cove, Maine. E) Callville, Georgia. F) Hooterville, Iowa. G) Nutbush, Tennessee. H) Kingman, Arizona.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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