The Robert Loggia Memorial Blog

Here it is, Poopers! Over a week in the making, the Robert Loggia Memorial Blog!!

Good morning Loyal Subscribers and welcome to The Robert Loggia Memorial Blog…loved this fucking guy (well, at least this guy’s acting) so sad to hear he passed away last evening. Let’s take a look back at his sixty year career…

1956: Somebody Up There Likes Me (Frankie Peppo)…His first film credit (although actually not credited for his role, thanks Wikipedia)…this movie stars Paul Newman as boxer Rocky Graziano so it’s probably pretty good, although judging by the movie poster it looks just as much a love story as boxing movie…directed by Robert Wise, who really energized Star Trek: The Motion Picture…

1957: The Garment Jungle (Tulio Renata)…Hard hitting detective story that delves into the nefarious dry cleaning industry…

1958: Cop Hater (Detective Steve Carelli)…Great fucking movie title and maybe Steve Carell’s parents really enjoyed Loggia’s character…

1958: The Lost Missile (Dr. David Loring)…Thought this would be a military movie but judging by the poster it’s a sci-fi flick…”The thing that came from outer hell…to burn the world alive!” exclaims the poster…outer hell is always a real fucking bitch to deal with…

1965: The Greatest Story Ever Told (Joseph)…I am assuming that Loggia must have participated in the Korean Conflict…or maybe The Lost Missile was as terrible as the poster made it look and it took him seven years to find another job…fucking father of Jesus though is quite the way to return though…

1966: The Three Sisters (Solyony)…Based on a play by Chekhov…Anton not Pavel…I had to act out a scene by Chekhov in the acting class I took at Plattsburgh and I had no idea what the fucking instructor wanted me to do, seemed very over-complicated…

1966: Elfego Baca: Six Gun Law (Elfego Baca)…Don’t even think about fucking with Elfego Baca!! I guess Elfego Baca was a real person and this was originally a nine-part mini-series that was cut down to a movie…”And the legend was that like ‘el gato’, the cat. Nine lives had Elfego Baca” That was the theme song’s tag line and it doesn’t seem like it can possibly rhyme…

1969: Che! (Faustino Morales)…Didn’t they just make a movie about Che Guevara? I guess the story need to be re-told…this one had the regal Omar Sharif in the title roll…

1974: Two Missionaries (Marches Gonzaga)…Wikipedia notes he was billed as Roberto Loggia for this Italian movie…looks like a terrible buddy comedy movie, maybe this was the blueprint for the Farley/Perry disaster, ‘Almost Heroes’…

1977: First Love (John March)…”Why doesn’t anyone tell you there’s a difference between making love and being in love?” asks this movie’s poster…this looks like some old school soft-core shit, I probably would have wanked to this if I was born ten years earlier…

1977: Raid on Entebbe (Yigal Allon)…Another true life military joint…this one deals with Idi Amin and stars Charles Bronson so this has some bad-ass potential…patiently waiting for a Loggia movie I have actually seen…

1977: Speedtrap (Spillano)…”Crazy for speed and driving for revenge!”…this one stars Bubby Nagle and Joe Don Baker (the crooked cop from Fletch!!)…I hate speed traps when I am driving, I always think I am going to get pulled over no matter how fast I am going, fuckers…

1978: The Revenge of The Pink Panther (Al Marchione)…Loggia lands in the classic Peter Sellers’ version of the iconic character…I only say it’s classic because that is what I have read, don’t think I have ever seen a Pink Panther movie (Sellers or Martin)…I do remember the pink panther cartoon appearing in insulation commercials back in the 80’s though…maybe I shouldn’t be the one writing this Loggia Remembered Blog…

1980: The Ninth Configuration (Lt. Bennish)…You might know this better as its alternate title, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane”, ok maybe not…directed by Exorcist dude William Peter Blatty and the film ‘blurs the line between the sane and insane’…sounds like you would have to be insane to watch this movie…

DERIC BOOBIE: My brother in boobyness has arrived and will now join me as we patiently wait for a movie we have actually seen…

1980: Flatfoot in Egypt (Barns)…Loggia dips his toe back into the Italian comedy scene…big dude is swinging a fucking alligator on the poster for this one…

1981: S.O.B. (Herb Maskowitz)…Another Blake Edwards joint and one I had never heard of until now…judging by this poster for very good reason…

1982: An Officer and a Gentleman (Byron Mayo)…YES! Finally a movie that I have seen…my mom was a big fan of this Richard Gere/Debra Winger weeper…maybe Richard Gere will come and carry me away during my bachelor party tonight…actually that would be really weird…

1982: Trail of the Pink Panther (Bruno Langois)…Another Panther film but the chameleon-esque Loggia steps into a new character…the Pretty Lady is rocking the new Bieber joint…

1983: Psycho II (Dr. Bill Raymond)…A glint of recognition from Deric Boobie when I mention this movie…assuming he played Norman’s shrink and meets an untimely demise…

1983: Curse of the Pink Panther (Bruno Langois)…Wow, they wrung this franchise dry…

1983: Scarface (Frank Lopez)…Definitely one of his iconic roles as he and Pacino still give this movie unnerving energy…so great in that you can take him serious but still poke fun at the performance…

1985: Prizzi’s Honor (Eduardo Prizzi)…I guess I was a bit too young to watch this one but I definitely remember seeing previews for it on HBO…

1985: Jagged Edge (Sam Ransom)…Loggia earns a supporting actor nomination in this Jeff Bridges/Glenn Close courtroom thriller…this is probably a great Sunday afternoon movie…

1986: Armed and Dangerous (Michael Carlino)…Nice! Mother fucking John Candy/Eugene Levy buddy cop caper…both boobie brothers unite in approval…

1986: That’s Life! (Father Baragone)…Wikipedia failing  to give me any information about this project…let’s move on…

1987: Over the Top (Jason Cutler)…Another classic role as he plays a thorn in Lincoln Hawk’s side throughout this classic arm wrestling flick…he really layed on the asshole for this role and it was fucking great…

1987: Hot Pursuit (Mac MacClaren)…Super hot streak developing for Loggia as we have another Randy Boobie pre-teen special…John Cusack cashing in his Say Anything heartthrob status…

1987: The Believers (Lt. Sean McTaggert)…This satanic cult movie scared the poop out of 12 year old Randy Boobie as the Golden Era of Loggia continues…

1987: Amazon Women on the Moon (Gen. McCormick)…This flick was great plus it had boobies!!

1988: Big (Mr. MacMillan)…This dude seemed like the greatest CEO ever…if only there were real MacMillan’s…the piano scene is classic

1990: Opportunity Knocks (Milt)…Dana Carvey, it once was so good…

1991: Necessary Roughness (Coach Wally Rig)…Someone needed to help Hector Elizondo get Texas State football back on the map and Loggia was the perfect fit for the temperamental Rig…

1996: Independence Day (General William Grey)… The yin to Bill Pullman’s yang…safe to say the aliens might have triumphed if not for the steely leadership of General Grey…too bad he’ll miss out on the sequels and my crazy spin-off idea of Loggia and Brent Spiner’s characters teaming up for a sci-fi version of CSI…

1997: Holy Man (John McBainbridge)…If you are a comedian you should not have asked Loggia to co-star in your 90’s movie…this time Eddie Murphy’s career starts to spiral in the toilet…

1998: Wide Awake (Grandpa Beal)…Never heard of this M. Night Shamalongadingdong movie…

2002: Master of Disguise (No Character Listed)…Wow, Loggia even appears in Carvey’s big attempt at reclaiming his comic throne…is it just inevitable that we will have a Wayne’s World re-union movie at some point?

2004: The Sopranos (Feech La Manna)…Loggia makes a short stay in the Sopranos universe but made quite an impression since he wouldn’t laugh at Tony’s stupid jokes…unfortunately for Feech, this tipped Tony off that he was looking at another Richie Aprile situation so he had him shipped back to jail (never keep a bunch of flat-screens in your garage if you are on probation!)…love this fucking show, still my favorite!

-Loggia has continued to appear in shit over the last decade but noting noteworthy (feel free to comment if I have left anything out)…thanks for the memories, Loggia! And thanks for reading, Loyal Poop Subscribers!