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Donald Larsson <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 6 May 1996 09:00:07 -0600
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Kendall D'Andrade suggests:
"Perhaps there are other scenes in films where a cop character is part of a
robbery, probably almost always at a convenience store, which he stumbles
upon because he is there shopping.  I _think_ this also happens in to Harvey
Keitel's _Bad Liutenant_."
The opening of the appalling COBRA, with Stallone, includes a robbery at, I
 believe, a supermarket, rather than a convenience store.
On the other side of things, THE NIGHT OF THE COMET has the teen girl survivors
of a world disaster looking for weapons, and choosing Uzzis!
For convenience stores, there's also THELMA AND LOUISE.
If you want to extend into television, there are a lot of examples--from Lucy
and Ricky to Seinfeld, but the most interesting one might be Ruth's store
in NORTHERN EXPOSURE, which carries a remarkable range of items for the
various citizens of Cicely, Alaska.
Don Larsson, Mankato State U (MN)
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