Monday, October 28, 2002

The New York Times says today, The family of Richard Harris will remember him at a small private funeral in London before scattering his ashes in the Bahamas, where he had a home, the actor's agent said Saturday.

He is remembered as the roistering star of "This Sporting Life,'' "A Man Called Horse,'' and two Harry Potter films.

There were better films he made that will probably not be mentioned in all the tributes you read about the Irish actor who died over the weekend at the age of 72.

I'll mention two:
The Molly Maguires and
Juggernaut.

The Mollys is an underrated film about the infiltration of the Irish band of insurgents who terrorized Pennsylvania mining companies in the late 19th century in order to improve working conditions. Harris played the Irish immigrant who betrays Sean Connery (fresh out his James Bond straight-jacket and performing brilliantly) and his men.

Juggernaut, lost in the hype surrounding the moronic Poseidon Adventure that came out the year before, was an excellent thriller that featured Harris as a bomb specialist called in to defuse a device planted inside a huge liner.

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