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Mon, Aug 19, 2019 10:14 PM

Live Poll: The Show-Me State Movies

The Show-Me State is the official nickname of Missouri. There are several stories concerning the origin of the "Show-Me" slogan. The most widely known story gives credit to Missouri's U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver for coining the phrase in 1899. During a speech in Philadelphia, he said: "I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me." The phrase is now used to describe the character of Missourians; not gullible, conservative, and unwilling to believe without adequate evidence (source: statesymbolsusa.org). Missouri became the 24th state of the United States of America in 1821.

These movies have a connection with Missouri. They are (partially) filmed there or it's a topic in the story. Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Missouri?

My list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048637802/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/1Qc5mFfO-u0/

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri - it's a great movie!

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My vote:
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

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I liked 3 billboards right up to the ending. It was like they had no idea how to finish it off.

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I guess that it was up to us to guess: Would they do it or wouldn't they?

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Oh, no!  You forgot Roadhouse, which was set in Jasper, Missouri!  :O  :)

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Thanks, added and asked for a re-push. I left one spot open.

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That's great.  :)
Image result for roadhouse pain dont hurt gif

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The Show-Me State Movies
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