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Ten weird movie references to Colorado

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We've all experienced that moment of recognition when a character in a movie suddenly makes a reference to Colorado. But which of these nods qualifies as the strangest? In an effort to find out, we visited Drew's Script-O-Rama -- and a search for Colorado, plus some investigation, turned up quirky lines delivered by the likes of Will Ferrell, Colorado's own Jessica Biel (twice!) and Paul Rudd, who opines about the difficulty of dealing coke in Fort Collins. Count down our ten favorites below.

Number 10: The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

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Nordberg: I saw Kid Minneapolis fight once. In Cincinnati.
Lt. Frank Drebin: No you're thinking of Kid New York. He fought out of Philly.
Ed Hocken: He was killed in the ring in Houston. By Tex Colorado. You know, the Arizona Assassin.
Nordberg: Yeah, from Dakota. I don't remember it was North or South.
Lt. Frank Drebin: North. South Dakota was his brother. From West Virginia.
Ed Hocken: You sure know your boxing.
Lt. Frank Drebin: All I know is never bet on the white guy.

Number 9: What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

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Grandma: Well, we missed the rally in Des Moines. If we get on the road by Friday, we'll make Colorado Springs in time to catch them. Have you ever been to Colorado?
Gilbert: No, ma'am.
Grandma: Ah. It must be wonderful.

Click to continue counting down our ten favorite weird movie references to Colorado.



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ArtBy Dez
ArtBy Dez

I'm disappointed Dumb & Dumber wasn't included- I'll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Aspen. & I expected the Rocky Mountains to be a little rockier than this. I was thinking the same thing. That John Denver's full of shit, man.

Jill Kulanko
Jill Kulanko

It would be so much better if we could just keep scrolling down to see the entire posts from Westword, rather than turning pages. SO annoying.

Scott McNulty
Scott McNulty

I can play this game too lol.. Barstow, California- Go...

Luke Henderson
Luke Henderson

This is a new low. You consider them 'references' if the word Colorado is said in a movie? Wow.

Michel Vezina
Michel Vezina

At the end of the Matrix, the room where Neo gets shot, comes back to life and discovers he indeed is "The One" is room....303

Liz Blank
Liz Blank

match point. Scar jo. "im just a struggling actress from Boulder, Colorado."

Phil Knight
Phil Knight

In the opening scene of Extract, the stoner forklift operater is wearing a Cephalic Carnage tshirt...

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Does this list include Adult XXX movies ?

If so, was it like eight years in the making ?

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I bet it was fun putting this list together.

Did you receive a little assistance or do

all the research yourself, Michael  ?

rodgersjfr
rodgersjfr

"we were somewhere near Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold"


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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