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Liam Neeson showed up to a sandwich shop that offered him a free sandwich

Photo: Big Star Sandwich Co.

Liam Neeson cut his teeth performing in searing dramas, but pivoted to Death Wish-style action in his twilight years, having mowed through a variety of gangsters, thugs, and deadbeats in films like Taken, A Walk Among The Tombstones, Taken 2, Non-Stop, and Taken 3. His latest movie fits snugly in that lineage; it’s called Hard Powder, which stars Neeson as an “upright snowplow driver” whose “vengeful crusade sparks a turf war between a Viking gangster and a Native American mafia boss.”

Anyways, the film was originally set to film in the Canadian cities of Banff and Jasper, but was denied access by Parks Canada after they realized one of the characters was an indigenous gang leader. Now they’re filming in British Columbia, which was very exciting for a New Westminster eatery called Big Star Sandwich.


They never expected the hard-nosed actor to show up when they put up a sign reading, “Liam Neeson eats here for free,” but it seems Neeson is drawn to free sandwiches as much as his characters are trouble.

A spokesman for the shop told The Globe And Mail that “the star used the gruff voice he made famous in the Taken movies and said, ‘Where’s my sandwich?’” The article also notes that Neeson posed for photos, but didn’t eat anything. That’s a shame, too, because the shop even named a new sandwich after him.


Looks delicious, but it’s no wonder he bailed without eating: There’s no way he’d be able to leap a fence with that thing in his belly.

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