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The July 2019 Six Degrees of Separation by Movie Title Quiz

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We did our first Six Degrees of Separation Quiz for the December 2017/January 2018 after my son, Christian gave me the idea for this quiz. He was listening to a podcast and the hosts were playing 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon. After exhausting our vast knowledge of Kevin Bacon films, we spent part of the evening connecting other actors to one another through movies and their co-stars.

If you’ve never played before, the game is based on the theory that any two people on Earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart.

This month is a challenging quiz. Actors will be connected to each other by a personal connection such as spouse, ex-spouse, sibling or parent/child and/or by a movie they were both in that included a location in its title. We’ve included a list of movies. Not all of them will be used and some may be used more than once. You have to come up with the actors on your own.

 Here is an example:

 Lucy Liu and Kurt Russell

Lucy Liu is in Chicago with Catherine Zeta Jones who is married to Michael Douglas who is in The China Syndrome with Jane Fonda who is the sister of Peter Fonda who is in Escape from Los Angeles with Kurt Russell

The answers will be posted at the end of this issue: Next Month in This Awful Awesome Life – August 2019. It’s possible you may have different answers. Remember the connections must be personal ones and/or movies with a location in their title and you should get there in as few moves as possible.

Find the Six Degrees of Separation for:

Harry Connick Jr. and Gretchen Mol

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jackie Earle Haley

Keanu Reeves and Don Cheadle

Sean Connery and Frances McDormand

Kerry Washington and Maria Conchita Alonso

Sandra Bullock and Benicio Del Toro

Antonio Banderas and Viola Davis

Sean Connery and Jamie Foxx

Reese Witherspoon and David Thewlis

Chris Farley and Will Smith

Movies with a location in the title:

Beverly Hills Ninja

Beverly Hills Cop

Moscow on the Hudson

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Miami Vice


Sleepless in Seattle

Gangs of New York

Philadelphia Stars

Pearl Harbor

The Philadelphia Story

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Laurel Canyon

Mystery Alaska

3:10 to Yuma


Memphis Belle

Sweet Home Alabama

My Own Private Idaho

The Prince of Egypt

Big Trouble in Little China

Escape from Los Angeles

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The China Syndrome

The Russia House

Seven Years in Tibet

  A Passage to India

Good Morning Vietnam

The Last King of Scotland

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

The Bad News Bears go to Japan

From Russia with Love

The Boys from Brazil

Berlin, I Love You


Nights in Rodanthe

The Tailor of Panama

In Bruges


Hotel Rwanda

Hollywood Nights




Creativity Never goes on Vacation by Tanya Bashor of Gypsy Artistry

July 2019 in Pictures