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Murray Refuses Breath Test in Sweden
By KARL RITTER, Associated Press Writer
Wed Aug 22, 1:53 PM
Actor Bill Murray drives a golf cart toward the ...
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Bill Murray could face a drunken driving charge after cruising through downtown Stockholm in a golf cart and refusing to take a breath test, citing U.S. law.
Police officers spotted the "Caddyshack" star early Monday in the slow-moving vehicle and noticed he smelled of alcohol when they pulled him over, said Detective-Inspector Christer Holmlund of the Stockholm police.
"He refused to blow in the (breath test) instrument, citing American legislation," Holmlund told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "So we applied the old method _ a blood test. It will take 14 days before the results are in."
Murray, who had been at a golf tournament in Sweden, signed a document admitting that he was driving under the influence, and agreed to let a police officer plead guilty for him if the case goes to court, Holmlund said.
"Then he was let go. My guess is he went back to America," Holmlund said.
He said the 56-year-old actor-comedian would only be charged if tests show his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit, which is quite low in Sweden.
A very high alcohol level could lead to a prison sentence, but Holmlund said fines were more likely.
"There were no obvious signs, like when someone is really tipsy," he said.
An e-mail to Murrays lawyer, David Nochimson, seeking comment wasnt immediately returned.
The golf cart had been on display for a week outside the downtown hotel where Murray and other VIPs attending the Scandinavian Masters golf tournament, were staying, tournament head Fredrik Nilsmark said.
Murray apparently drove the golf cart to the trendy Cafe Opera nightclub, less than a mile away, and was pulled over on his way back to the hotel.
Nilsmark said the vehicle wasn't intended for guests but added: "I don't hold any grudge against Bill Murray for borrowing our cart for a while."
Cafe Opera manager Daniel Bodahl confirmed that Murray had visited the nightclub late Sunday and said "he was a very good guest."
It isn't illegal to drive a golf cart in city traffic in Sweden, but Holmlund said it is very unusual.
"I have done this since '68 and I've never experienced anything like this," he said.
Murray was among the early cast members on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." He was nominated for an Oscar for 2003's "Lost in Translation." His screen credits also include "Groundhog Day" and "Rushmore."
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The Dude Abides!
As the story goes, a friend of a friend of mine worked on a golf course in Aspen, Colorado.
One day, Hunter S. Thompson and Bill Murray showed up to play a leisurely round of golf. They put their golf bags on a couple of carts and teed off late in the morning. Usually, a normal round of golf takes anywhere from 4.5 to 6 hours to complete. Well, seven or eight hours later, they hadn't returned. It was getting dark and the clubhouse personnel wanted to go home. They had to go out on the course and look for Thompson and Murray because they needed the carts back. They found them out there, still playing golf. lol
Is ancient, but wonderful!!!!!!!! One of my all-time favorites. Cracks me up every time I watch it. A very kind and gentle Jimmy Stewart and an 6 foot invisible rabbit as a best friend. Dialogue in that film is just great-in the way that some older films were so good at-more dialogue less action.
love...love...love the big lebowski.....
i'll come back and add more when i have more than the dude on my brain...
....International Man of Mystery. Yeah Baby!
I think you're shagedelic baby! You're switched on! You're smashing! You're shagadelic, baby!
despite his proclivity to relentless downers, he did some great stuff.
From msn: "ROME -- Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, whose depiction of alienation made him a symbol of art-house cinema with movies such as "Blow-Up" and "L'Avventura," has died, officials and news reports said Tuesday. He was 94."
From Hal: Blow up is a must see movie depicting swinging London in 1966. Drug usage, sex, fashion and the Yardbirds ( I believe the short lived Beck/Page lineup) smashing a guitar in a club like the Who. Ther is a troupe of Mimes riding around and creating instant happenings. Soundtrack is by Herbie Hancock.
He also directed Zabriskie Point to which Jerry Garcia as well as Pink Floyd, The Youngbloods and John Fahey contributed to the soundtrack!
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
Just wanted to add a few to the list that I did not see mentioned yet...
All the Hayao Miyazaki movies...
The Waterboy and of course Bob Barker in Happy Gilmore, bitch...
"... just a little nervous from the fall..."
Last night I watched Hair on a commercial-free t.v. channel, and what was extra awesome is that the film was sent in English, which is rare here. I watched it with my 9 year old daughter, who was really digging it. She was just cracking me up with her comments (had never seen a musical before) Said things like "It is really strange how all those people just break into song, and know all the words." Explaining Claud's tripping scene was a bit sticky, but we got through that. We had a long discussion after the fim about the Viet Nam war, and how the film was by people who were against the war, and how there actually were people like the characters in Hair at that time (minus the spontaneous singing, of course ;-) and then she made a comment that just blew me away. (She does tend to do that from time to time) She said "Mama, that film is actually about right now too, right? Cuz Iraq is the same as Viet Nam, a bad war." Out of the mouths of babes, or what???
I was prepared to think it was really lame, but I can't remember ever laughing so hard at a movie. Really funny, and very well done. Check it out!