Billiards Scenes and Ads

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While none of the films or television episodes below qualify as true “billiards movies,” they all have noteworthy billiards scenes.  I have also included at the bottom any noteworthy television commercials that feature billiards. Links to those billiards scenes are included if possible.

  1. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  2. Roughneck Lover (1925)
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  3. Laurel & Hardy – “Brats” (1930)
  4. Six of a Kind (1934)
  5. Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938)
  6. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
  7. Pinnochio (1940)
  8. The 3 Stooges – “I’ll Never Heil Again” (1941)
  9. Follow the Boys (1944)
  10. Killer McCoy (1947)
  11. A Place in the Sun (1951)
  12. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  13. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
  14. To Tell the Truth – w/Willie Mosconi (1958)
  15. The Flintstones – “At the Races” (1960)
  16. The Music Man (1962)
  17. The Spiral Road (1962)
  18. Lonely are the Brave (1962)
  19. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  20. Vivre Sa Vie (France, 1962)
  21. The Beverly Hillbillies – “Elly’s First Date” (1962)Robin and the 7 Hoods
  22. Irma La Douce (1963)
  23. A Shot in the Dark (1964)
  24. Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
  25. Goldfinger (1964)
  26. Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
  27. Trials of O’Brien (1965)
  28. The Skull (UK, 1965)
  29. The Family Jewels (1965)
  30. Hazel – “Hazel’s Free Enterprise” (1966)
  31. The Night of the Grizzly (1966)
  32. I’ve Got a Secret (with Jean Balukas, 1966)
  33. Wild Angels (1966)
  34. Coogan’s Bluff (1968)
  35. Skidoo (1968)
  36. Take the Money and Run (1969)
  37. Star Trek – “Requiem for Methusaleh” (1969)
  38. There Was a Crooked Man (1970)
  39. Le Cercle Rouge (France, 1970)
  40. The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)
  41. The Last Picture Show (1971)
  42. Hammer (1972)
  43. Silent Running (1972)unholy_rollers_poster_01
  44. Unholy Rollers (1972)
  45. Live and Let Die (1973)
  46. The Benny Hill Show – “Spot Black” (1973)
  47. Steelyard Blues (1973)
  48. Shamus (1973)
  49. Sleuth (1973)
  50. Cinderella Liberty (1973)
  51. Mean Streets (1973)
  52. Buster and Billie (1974)
  53. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
  54. Gone with the West (1975)
  55. Fantozzi (Italy, 1975)
  56. Velvet Smooth (1976)
  57. The Devil’s Playground (1976)
  58. Scum (1977)
  59. The Cat from Outer Space (1978)
  60. The Incredible Hulk – “The Waterfront Story” (1978)
  61. Columbo – “How to Dial a Murder” (1978)
  62. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  63. Agatha (1979)
  64. Fast Break (1979)
  65. Heaven’s Gate (1980)
  66. Force: Five (1981)
  67. Forty Deuce (1982)
  68. Rumble Fish (1983)
  69. Brother from Another Planet (1984)
  70. Amadeus (1984)
  71. Meantime (1984)
  72. Racing With the Moon (1984)
  73. Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

    Ninja Holocaust

    Ninja Holocaust

  74. Miami Vice – “The Great McCarthy” (1985)
  75. Ninja Holocaust (Hong Kong, 1985)
  76. Kingpin (New Zealand, 1985)
  77. Code of Silence (1985)
  78. Blue Velvet (1986)
  79. Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary (1986)
  80. Opera do Malandro (Brazil, 1986)
  81. Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
  82. And God Created Woman (1988)
  83. The Accused (1988)
  84. Mystic Pizza (1988)
  85. Bull Durham (1988)
  86. The Great Outdoors (1988)
  87. Moonlighting – “The Color of Maddie” (1988)
  88. Festa (Brazil, 1989)
  89. MacGyver – “The Challenge” (1989)
  90. Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)
  91. Road House (1989)
  92. Hard to Kill (1990)Muzi v Nadeji
  93. Lambada (1990)
  94. The Krays (1990)
  95. Out for Justice (1991)
  96. Red Dwarf – “White Hole” (1991)
  97. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
  98. F/X 2 (1991)
  99. Breathing Fire (1991)
  100. Muzi v Nadeji (Czech Republic, 1991)
  101. Boomerang (1992)
  102. Diggstown (1992)
  103. Sesame Street – “Episode 2981” (1992)
  104. Eyes Wide Shut (1992)
  105. Carlito’s Way (1993)
  106. Tombstone (1993)
  107. Deadfall (1993)
  108. Groundhog Day (deleted scene, 1993)
  109. Scorned (1994)
  110. Dead Presidents (1995)
  111. Star Trek: Voyager – “The Cloud” (1995)
  112. Under the Gun (1995)
  113. Sauda (India, 1995)
  114. The American President (1995)
  115. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
  116. Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure (1995)
  117. Rumble in the Bronx (1995)

    Seinfeld - The Doll

    Seinfeld – “The Doll”

  118. Trainspotting (1996)
  119. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
  120. Drew Carey Show – “The Devil, You Say” (1996)
  121. Seinfeld – “The Doll” (1996)
  122. Friends – “The One with the Flashback” (1996)
  123. Rush Hour (1998)
  124. The General (1998)
  125. In Too Deep (1999)
  126. Boondock Saints (1999)
  127. Titus (1999)
  128. Die Bad (2000)
  129. Bedazzled (2000)
  130. Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
  131. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
  132. Oz – “Dream a Little Dream of Me” (2002)
  133. Femme Fatale (2002)
  134. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
  135. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
  136. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  137. Alfie (2004)
  138. Pimp My Ride – “Sara’s S10 Chevy” (2005)
  139. Three Times (Taiwan, 2005)
  140. The Departed (2006)
  141. Gangster High (South Korea, 2006)
  142. The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – Episode Unknown (2008)
  143. Zombie Strippers (2008)
  144. The Dark Knight (2008)
  145. Supernatural – “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (2008)
  146. Jack Said (UK, 2009)
  147. Black Dynamite (2009)
  148. Watchmen (2009)
  149. The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret – “The Snooker Player, the Black Canadian, the Turkish Terrorist, and the Peanut” (2010)
  150. Boardwalk Empire – “The Ivory Tower” (2010)
  151. Family Guy – “Partial Terms of Endearment” (2010)
  152. Mittal V/S Mittal (India, 2010)

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    Silent Running

  153. Tyrannosaur (UK, 2011)
  154. The Family (2011)
  155. Trouble with the Curve (2012)
  156. White Collar – “Stealing Home” (2012)
  157. The Iceman (2012)
  158. T.I. and Tiny – “Season 2, Episode 6” (2012)
  159. Alcatraz – “Webb Porter” (2012)
  160. The Purge (2013)
  161. We’ve Got Balls (2013)
  162. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
  163. The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (Hugh Jackman, 2014)
  164. Discovery of Love – “You Like Han Yeo-reum?” (South Korea, 2014)
  165. Death Parade – “Death March” (Japan, 2015)
  166. Outrageous Acts of Science – “Fact or Fake” (2015)
  167. The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (Jude Law, 2015)
  168. Mississippi Men – “Know When to Fold ‘Em” (2015)
  169. Narcos – “La Catedral” (2015)
  170. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Lindsay Graham, 2016)
  171. The Walking Dead – “Hearts Still Beating” (2016)
  172. No Offence – “Episode 2.3” (UK, 2017)
  173. Shades of Blue – “Daddy’s Girl” (2017)
  174. Real Marigold Hotel – Season 2, Episode 4 (UK, 2017)

Television Commercials Featuring Billiards

  1. Aurora – Skittle Pool (1970)
  2. Miller Lite Beer (“Even Win When You’re Just Showing Off,” 1978)
  3. Miller Lite Beer (“Practice, Practice, Practice,” 1980)
  4. Tuborg Gold (“Ray Reardon,” 1980)Lite Beer - Billiards Ad
  5. M&Ms (“Snooker,” 1980)
  6. Advanced Telecom Services (?)
  7. TDK Video Cassettes (“Pool,” ?)
  8. Miller High Life (“Pool Hall,” ?)
  9. Carling Black Label (early 1980s)
  10. Parker Bros. – Nerf Pool (1980s)
  11. Sprite (“Pool Hall,” 1980s)
  12. Cadbury – Mr. Parrot Mini Eggs (1990s)
  13. Fox Sports – NHL (1990)
  14. 7-Up (1990)
  15. Levi’s Jeans (“Pool Hall,” 1991)
  16. IBM – OS2 (“Snooker,” 1992)
  17. Anheuser Busch – Budweiser (“Ginger or Mary Ann?,” 1993)
  18. Levi’s 501 Jeans (1994)
  19. Levi’s Dockers (mid-1990s)Skittle Pool - ad
  20. 1-800 CALL ATT (“Pool Hall,” 1997)
  21. Mazda (Japan, 1998)
  22. GlaxoSmithKline – Contac (Japan, 1998)
  23. Viking Cues (“Pool Sharks,” 1998)
  24. Budweiser Light (“Chicken Pool,” 1998)
  25. Anheuser Busch – Budweiser (1999)
  26. 10-10-321 (1999)
  27. Hitachi – Rotary Shaver (Japan, 1999)
  28. Prodent Toothpaste (“Snooker,” Netherlands, 2000)
  29. Kraft – Melke Chocolate (“Billiards,” Norway, 2000)
  30. Dentyne – Ice (“Pool,” 2001)
  31. Rolling Rock (“Rock, Paper, Scissors,” 2002)
  32. Amstel Beer (Netherlands, 2002)
  33. 1-800 Collect (feat. Mr. T, 2002)
  34. Radio Shack (feat. Ving Rhames and Vanessa Williams, 2003)
  35. Hanes (2004)
  36. P&G – Bounty Paper Towels (“Pool Balls,” 2004)
  37. Reebok (“Allen Iverson – I am what I am,” 2004)Baltimor ketchup - billiards
  38. Treasure Island (“Dance Off,” 2005)
  39. Ketchup Baltimor Tomatnyi (Russia, 2006)
  40. Wisconsin Lottery (“Money Comb,” 2006)
  41. Stargate SG-1 (2006)
  42. Guinness Beer (“Table,” 2007)
  43. Guinness Beer (“Cue,” 2007)
  44. Guinness Beer (“Felt,” 2007)
  45. Miss Paris (Japan, 2007)
  46. Crown Royal Whiskey (2008)
  47. Condom vs AIDS PSA (2008)
  48. Dos Equis Beer (“Snooker,” 2008)
  49. Griffin Foods – Skof Snacks (“Straightjacket Snooker,” New Zealand, 2009)
  50. K3 Herbal Incense (2010)
  51. Acura (2010)
  52. Cream Silk (2010)
  53. Anheuser Busch – Budweiser (Ireland/UK, 2010)
  54. Anheuser Busch – Budweiser (“Poolball,” Argentina, 2011)
  55. Ford Explorer (2011)
  56. Mother Energy (2012)
  57. McDonalds – Spicy Chicken McBites (2012)
  58. Roshan (“Pool Hall,” Afghanistan, 2012)Pistachios - ad
  59. Carling (“Trick Shot,” UK, 2013)
  60. John Smith’s (2013)
  61. Microsoft Windows Phone (“Pool Hall,” 2013)
  62. NC Education Lottery (?)
  63. Chrysler (2014)
  64. Wonderful Pistachios (“Playing Billiards,” 2014)
  65. Kraftig Beer (“Pool,” 2014?)
  66. Infiniti – Q50 Eau Rouge (2014)
  67. Plavix (2014)
  68. H&M – Modern Essentials (“Pool,” 2015)
  69. VIP Frenchie (“IPBL,” India, 2015)
  70. Schick – Hydro 5 (“Pool Date,” 2015)
  71. OSK Investment Bank (“Snooker,” 2015)
  72. Jack in the Box – Spicy Nacho Chicken Sandwich (“Pool Hall,” 2015)
  73. Rolex (2017)

Print Advertisements Featuring Billiards

  1. Fehr Brewing Company (1914)
  2. Imperial Underwear (1917)Maidenform Chansonette Bra.dateTBD
  3. Camel (1933)
  4. Teacher’s Scotch Whiskey (1939)
  5. Young & Rubicam (1941)
  6. Camel (1949)
  7. Maidenform – Chansonette Bra (1960s?)
  8. Miller (1960)
  9. Budweiser (1963)
  10. 7Up (1963)
  11. Pepsi (1964)
  12. Jim Beam (1964)
  13. Miller Beer (1965)
  14. 7Up (1965)
  15. Jim Beam (1964)
  16. Worsted Tex (1966)
  17. Goodyear (1966)
  18. Vaseline Hair Tonic (1966)
  19. Pandora Knitwear (1967)
  20. Command Hair Products (1969)
  21. Michelob (1972)seagrams-7-1987
  22. J&B Scotch (1973)
  23. Camel (1974)
  24. Aramis Cologne (1976)
  25. Cuervo Gold (1977)
  26. Maidenform (1981)
  27. More Cigarettes (1983)
  28. Benson & Hedges (1984)
  29. Seagram’s 7 (1987)
  30. Camel (1989)
  31. Optalgin (1990s?)
  32. Diner’s Club (India, 1999)
  33. Camel (“Billiards,” 1992)
  34. Kahlua (1992)
  35. Martini & Rossi (1994)
  36. Basic Cigarettes (1996)
  37. Beefeater Gin (1997)
  38. Jack Daniel (2000s?)
  39. Worldwide Fund for Nature (Japan, 2000)
  40. Meister Rostung (Germany, 2000)Camel Lights
  41. Camel (2000)
  42. Centralcer Beer (Portugal, 2000)
  43. Chivas Regal (2001)
  44. MasterCard (2001)
  45. Dorada (Spain, 2001)
  46. Guinness (“Pool Table,” South Africa, 2002)
  47. Captain Morgan (2003)
  48. Corona (Japan, 2004)
  49. Finnish Church Gathering (Finland, 2004)
  50. Fabi (Italy, 2004)
  51. Arcus (Sweden, 2005)
  52. Camel (2005)
  53. Sony Xplod Pitstop (India, 2006)
  54. Ricard (Belgium, 2006)
  55. Icehouse (2006)
  56. Skoal (2007)
  57. Drunk Driving PSA (Australia, 2007)
  58. Memac Oglivy & Mather (2008)
  59. Sisal (Italy, 2009)
  60. USA Gold (2010)
  61. Lucky Strike (2010)
  62. Ford Transit (Mexico, 2011)
  63. Prudence (Brazil, 2012)
  64. Equinox (2013)
  65. Newport Mint (2015)
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2 thoughts on “Billiards Scenes and Ads

  1. Robert J Rasmussen

    You could split my previous e-mail left about The Player, placing the first paragraph here. Of course, that’s not why I’m writing. You spelled Billy Wilder’s entertaining Irma la Douce as Irma la Douche, which sounds like a feminine hygiene product.

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  2. Hans de wilde

    I collect allready over 25 years billiard scenes in movies..
    My list contains more than 4600 titels
    Of at least 75 % of those titels i poses digitale or the poster or lobby cards or the scène captures or the Total scène digitalized.
    In My billiard collection i posses at least over 500 dvd’s of movies and slot of original lobby cards or posters with billiard scenes
    Interesting, send me a mail

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