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Tony sends a couple of thugs |to put the frighteners on Liz
The hulking striker's battling second-half display put the frighteners on promotion hopefuls MK Dons who had been cruising at 4-0 after an hour thanks to an Aaron Wilbraham hattrick and spectacular strike from Jemal Johnson.
The overall picture is that it might put the frighteners on people, if it stops one person speeding and saves one life, it will have been worthwhile.
The Frighteners," his first Hollywood foray, was less auspicious.
Jackson, who introduces the film and added back 14 minutes, says that after making ``The Frighteners,'' he was stuck with all this special-effects equipment, which is why he thought of ``Rings.
Some of his first designs "ended up being a big deal" to kids who grew up to be makeup artists and other professional frighteners, he said, so he's re-releasing some of Distortions' original catalog in limited collector's editions of 1,000.
He has since gone on to star in numerous feature films, including "Seven," "The Frighteners," "Leaving Las Vegas," "Dead Man Walking," "Toy Story," "Toy Story 2" and Stanley Kubrick's cult classic, "Full Metal Jacket.
STAFF at a Huddersfield town centre hair salon put the frighteners on customers on Saturday - but all in a good cause.
He calls up a couple of his thug chums and instructs them to put the frighteners on his missus.
e other letter puts the frighteners on over the elected mayor for the Teesside region.
Newcastle 1 Liverpool 0 SUPERSUB Ayoze Perez put the frighteners on Liverpool with the goal that sealed a FOURTH successive win for Newcastle.
SIR - As underground coal mining, which is one of the most hazardous of all occupations, formed a major part of the Welsh economy as far back as the 14th century, I'm afraid John Childs' (Letter, October 13) scare stories of fracking are little more than the green brigade's usual frighteners.

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