World, do you remember Sean Connery? He’s a retired Scottish actor who, before he gave it all up, was the swingingest James Bond ever, Indiana Jones’ dad, a jaunty immortal in “Highlander,” King Agamemnon in Terry Gilliam’s cult classic “Time Bandits,” a red speedoed sci-fi hero in “Zardoz,” and – AND – a Victorian-era master thief on a steam engine in, you guessed it, “The Great Train Robbery.”
Which apparently, in 1979 Durango, you could’ve seen after you got out of a showing of “The Deer Hunter.” Nothing says super fun before a classy train robbery than a brooding, Robert De Niro war drama.
Bonus fact: “The Great Train Robbery” was based on Michael Crichton’s boo. He also created “Jurassic Park,” the TV show “E.R.,” and “Westworld.”
Patty TempletonDGO Staff Writer