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 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Such terrible news. I'm a colossal Frasier fan. An incomprehensible loss to the arts. It was always a dream to one day see him on stage.

 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

He and Olympia Dukakis were positively brilliant in their one scene together in Moonstruck. A pairing of New York stage actors among others that hit it oh so right in that flick.

 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Shit, man...I loved Mahoney in pretty much everything.

 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Damn, he was great in Frasier, and in other things i saw him in. And a Lancashire lad, too! RIP that man.

 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Wait...Mahoney was only 52 when he first started on Frasier?!

 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 11:46 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

John Mahoney had a small role in the 1985 Chuck Norris police film CODE OF SILENCE. Andrew Davis directed the film. David Michael Frank's score was released on a LP by Easy Street, but has not been reissued on CD.

 Posted:   Feb 5, 2018 - 11:54 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In the 1986 film THE MANHATTAN PROJECT, Mahoney played "Lieutenant Colonel Conroy," who takes "Paul Stephens" (Christopher Collet) into custody at a science fair, after the boy's atomic bomb science project goes missing. Marshall Brickman directed and co-wrote the film. Philippe Sarde's score was issued by Varese Sarabande at the time of the film's release. Varese re-issued the recording in 2010.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 12:12 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Sad news indeed. 77 is too early to go in this day and age. Like DeputyRiley, I'm also a huge FRASIER fan, but have also enjoyed his other smaller and bigger roles over the years.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

TIN MEN told the story of a hustler, "BB" (Richard Dreyfus,) and a loser, "Tilley" (Danny DeVito), both in the aluminum-siding business whose lives converge after they meet in a car accident. John Mahoney plays BB's partner, "Moe Adams," considered the best “tin man” in the business. Barry Levinson directed the 1987 comedy-drama. The film had an unreleased score consisting of period songs from the 1963 era, original music from the group Fine Young Cannibals, and background music by David Steele and Andy Cox.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 12:29 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In the romantic comedy MOONSTRUCK, John Mahoney plays "Perry," a regular at the Grand Ticino restaurant, where the characters often meet. Mahoney later acknowledged that his role in this film got him widespread attention, helping him get cast in the TV series "Frasier." Norman Jewison directed the 1987 film. Dick Hyman composed the background score and adapted the opera and classical selections that peppered the soundtrack.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 12:35 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Mahoney co-starred as the Head of American Services, "Jimmy R. Williams," at the U.S. Embassy in Paris in the 1988 Harrison Ford thriller FRANTIC, which was directed by Roman Polanski. An expanded version of Ennio Morricone's score was released by Film Score Monthly in 2011.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

BETRAYED follows an FBI agent (Debra Winger) posing as a combine driver who becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer (Tom Berenger) who is suspected of being a white supremacist. John Mahoney co-stars as one of the farmer's friends, "Shorty." Costa-Gavras directed this 1988 thriller. Bill Conti's score was released by Varese Sarabande.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 12:51 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

EIGHT MEN OUT was a dramatization of the "Black Sox" scandal, when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series. John Cusack starred as George 'Buck' Weaver, the only player who did not receive money. Nevertheless, he was later banned from baseball with the others for knowing about the fix but not reporting it. John Mahoney played White Sox manager “Kid" Gleason. John Sayles directed the 1988 film. His usual composer, Mason Daring, had his score released by Varese Sarabande.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 1:10 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

SAY ANYTHING... takes place in Seattle, where Lakewood High School valedictorian "Diane Court" (Ione Skye) tells her indifferent classmates that the future is optimistic, but frightening. Diane’s intelligence has alienated her from her peers, and her wealthy, divorced father, "James Court" (John Mahoney), is her only friend.

The film was originally conceived by executive producer James L. Brooks, when he observed a young woman and her father walking in New York City. The man attentively guided the girl across the street, and Brooks wondered what might happen if the man was concealing a villainous secret life. Brooks had met writer-director Cameron Crowe in the mid-1980s, and after following the young man’s journalism career, as well as his screenwriting debuts FAST TIME AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982) and its follow-up, THE WILD LIFE (1984), he had Crowe write a ninety-page novella before outlining the screenplay. SAY ANYTHING... marked Crowe’s feature film directorial debut. To develop the script, Crowe conducted interviews with young people, spent time with his grandmother at a nursing home, and met Brooks weekly to develop the character “James Court.”

None of the film's music score by Richard Gibbs and Anne Dudley made it on to the song-track album released by WTG Records. Seattle would later be the backdrop for "Fraiser," on which Mahoney and a fellow cast-mate from SAY ANTHING..., Bebe Neuwirth, would appear.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

The very last Broadway Show I went to in New York before I left the city, was Craig Lucas's 'PRELUDE TO A KISS'. The two male stars were so ideally suited to playing off each other; the great comedic talents of Alan Tudyk and John Mahoney. It was a magical show!
Also, if you ever want to see the 'scary' side of John Mahoney, catch his 'Jekyll & Hyde' performance in the 90's film, 'Primal Fear'.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Such a shame. He was great in everything. He just fit like a glove.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Yes. I think his best work may have been in Say Anything.... He killed me in that performance in a manner similar to Jack Lemmon's in Glengarry. I'm especially thinking of when the truth comes out.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 10:04 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

H.E.L.P. was a television series that appeared on ABC in 1990. The initials stood for the Harlem Eastside Lifesaving Program, an experimental unit of New York City cops, firefighters and paramedics working together under a single command. John Mahoney starred as the leader, "Captain Patrick Meacham." Also appearing in this Dick Wolf production were David Caruso as police officer "Frank Sordoni," Lance Edwards as medic "Mike Pappas," and Wesley Snipes as officer "Lou Barton."

H.E.L.P. debuted on Saturday nights at 8 PM as a mid-season replacement for the failed sitcom "LIving Dolls" and the canceled (after six seasons) "Mr. Belvedere." The show's biggest competition was probably "Cops" on Fox and "Alf" on NBC, but it was enough to do the show in. H.E.L.P. lasted only six episodes.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 10:27 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In 1990's LOVE HURTS, unhappily divorced "Paul Weaver" (Jeff Daniels) goes home for his sister's wedding only to find his ex-wife (Cynthia Sikes) and his kids staying with his folks (John Mahoney and Cloris Leachman). Bud Yorkin directed this comedy-drama (his last film), which did not get a U.S. theatrical release. Burt Bacharach provided the unreleased score.

 Posted:   Feb 6, 2018 - 10:54 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Sean Connery starred as expatriate British publisher "Scott Blair," who unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia in THE RUSSIA HOUSE. John Mahoney portrayed a Central Intelligence Agency operative named “Brady” in the film. He took the role because of a lengthy interrogation scene he had with Sean Connery’s character. But after learning that his character had been severely trimmed from the script, Mahoney briefly considered dropping out. Fred Schepisi directed the 1990 thriller. Jerry Goldsmith's score was released by MCA. An expanded edition was issued by Quartet in late 2017.

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