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Arlington Road was a good flick (IMO).  Even with Mr. Sarandon.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Topete [mailto:dtopete(--nospam--at)gfdseng.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 1:53 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: OT: SE's in movies and TV
> 
> I think Arlington Road is with Tim Robbins who plots some 
> attack on some building in DC.  Never saw it.  IMDB doesn't 
> give much either.
> 
>  
> 
> David A. Topete, SE
> 
> Structural Engineer
> 
> ________________________________
> 
> From: Gerard Madden, SE [mailto:gmse4603(--nospam--at)gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 11:46 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: OT: SE's in movies and TV
> 
>  
> 
> Well you could throw in the Brit Soldiers from The Bridge on 
> the River Kwai then too I suppose if that's the criteria .... 
> I'm not sure that because one was in charge of building 
> something in the movie they are "a structural engineer". But 
> from the IMDB descript, it sounds like he was at least a 
> Civil Engineer.... if he was planning the path and 
> everything. Haven't seen the movie, the reviews don't make me 
> want to either :-) 
> 
> In Towering Inferno, they say to McQueen "This is <insert 
> name> who is a Structural Engineer and he says..."
> 
> Dave, Is Arlington Road the one where Mr. Sarandon's a psycho 
> or is that the one where Jeff Bridges is in the IRA blowing 
> up everything... 
> 
> -g
> 
> On 1/10/07, Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc> wrote:
> 
> Gerard Madden, SE wrote: 
> 
> Is that the first occurrence of a Structural Engineer in film or TV? 
> 
> THIS <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039927/>  is the oldest 
> film depiction of a structural engineer (bridge engineer AND 
> constructor) that I recall ever seeing.
> 
> John Wayne, Structural Engineer. Not bad.
> 


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