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Ralph Roberts

Discussion in 'Insomnia' started by Jules3155, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Jules3155

    Jules3155 Well-Known Member

    Just finished reading Insomnia. If this book was made into a movie, who should play Ralph Roberts?
  2. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Please, don't make it into a movie. It belongs on the page.
  3. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

  4. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer B-dazzled

    Robert Redford. He's 77 and just the right age.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...William H. Macy....
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  6. Autumn Gust

    Autumn Gust Well-Known Member

    It's so funny you posted this n_n! The whole time I was reading the book I pictured Ralph Roberts as John Mahoney (Frasier's dad).
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  7. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    He was great in "Moonstruck" too.. Small but memorable role.

    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014
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  8. Jules3155

    Jules3155 Well-Known Member

    I would have never considered John Mahoney, but he would be an excellent Ralph Roberts! I was thinking maybe Clint Eastwood. Robert Redford and William H. Macy would be good choices also. Really liked the book. One of my favorites.
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  9. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    Jack Lemmon would have been great. Of course he's dead which is a deal breaker.
  10. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I actually can see Macy. I loved Ralph. Second SK book to make me cry.
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  11. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    I was picturing Ronald Reagan with gray hair but I read it in the 90's, and when I liked Reagan. Obviously he can't do it now.
  12. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

  13. Shadow_Hunter

    Shadow_Hunter Member

    On one hand I would love to see this book made to a movie but they would have to be super careful with the script. The book is perfect and I would hate if there were any changes made. As for a main lead Robert Redford and John Mahoney - fantastic choices. I can understand Clint Eastwood but I wouldn't pick him. He has all that Dirty Harry (it's a compliment!) and Ralph wasn't like that at the beginning. How about Harrison Ford? Nice, polite, charming and able to pull a stunt :D
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  14. No1FanUK

    No1FanUK Well-Known Member

    Tom Hanks
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  15. AudioArtist

    AudioArtist Well-Known Member

    I'd say let's bring back Tim Robbins for another SK movie. He's just about perfect.
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  16. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    Who was the guy on Third Rock From the Sun?

    He'd be good.
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  17. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Insomnia was the second book to make me cry.
  18. do1you9love?

    do1you9love? Happy to be here!

    John Lithgow.
  19. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    good choices! I do like John Mahoney,such a good actor on Frasier,and Moonstruck,and the bad dad in Say Anything..from the description SK had in the book,I think Ralph was kind of a tall,lanky character,I think Henry Fonda would have been great..how about Morgan Freeman if you wanted to change the book a little?
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  20. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    Ralph was one of my favorite characters..he was so smart,and brave,and understanding of his situation,yet stubborn,and when he hooked up with the little hobbit woman it was great..and the ending,man,it got me too.. ;)

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