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Bruce Willis comes out fighting for Iraq’s forgotten GI heroes
The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 11/27/05 | Sarah Baxter

Posted on 11/26/2005 4:19:14 PM PST by saquin

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To: paulat

Bruce Willis ping...especially for you.


51 posted on 11/26/2005 5:39:01 PM PST by JRios1968 ("Cogito, ergo FReep": I think, therefore I FReep.)
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To: calex59

Wonder if he will enjoy a "reverse Fonda" effect


52 posted on 11/26/2005 5:41:40 PM PST by bybybill (GOD help us if the Rats win)
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To: wolf24

Mel Gibson not only made "The Passion of the Christ" but he starred in "We were soldiers", a great movie that showed the American soldier in Vietnam as something other than baby killing a**holes. They ruined it right at the end with the statement from the VC officer about how they were going to win but other than that it was a great movie by a great and God fearing man.


53 posted on 11/26/2005 5:46:05 PM PST by calex59 (Seeing the light shouldn't make you blind...)
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To: saquin

I was so pleased to hear about this. So many REAL LIFE HEROES! and hollywood couldnt give a damn about any of them, to tell THIER story. Well Bruce Willis is bringing much need attention to Michael Yon and his important work. I believe that his reports are going to define this war.


54 posted on 11/26/2005 5:54:01 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: JRios1968

You are so sweet to think of me!


55 posted on 11/26/2005 5:57:05 PM PST by paulat
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To: Sybeck1
I'll second that. I've always been a Bruce Willis fan and now I will be for life. Die Hard is my favorite Christmas movie. LOL!
56 posted on 11/26/2005 5:58:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's no coincidence that the Democrat mascot is a jackass.)
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To: All
Ladies...

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57 posted on 11/26/2005 5:59:32 PM PST by paulat
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To: saquin
Really good news. . .and kudos to Bruce for taking on the Hollywood Establishmentwhile giving a much needed 'media boost' for our Military.

Or really. . .the other way around. . .

58 posted on 11/26/2005 6:16:12 PM PST by cricket (No Freedom - No Peace)
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To: misterrob

They could BAD review all they want...I'll be the second in line..the first will be my wife...


59 posted on 11/26/2005 6:17:15 PM PST by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Democrats need to shower)
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To: saquin
Thank you Mr. Willis.

Our family rented Moonlighting episodes this weekend. I miss tv like that and it just reminded us of why we like him so much.

It's nice to know that there is still a hero or two left in that town.
60 posted on 11/26/2005 6:19:01 PM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Pharmboy
"Was originally cast as Terry Benedict in Ocean's Eleven (2001) but dropped out."
I wonder why;-)
61 posted on 11/26/2005 6:41:11 PM PST by StarfireIV (Cleverness is no substitue for true intelligence)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
>>>"Multipass..." <<<

How about "I'm a Meat Popsicle..."


>>>"Stupidest, most truly entertaining movie ever made: Fifth Element. :) "<<<


I agree, time to watch it again.

TT
62 posted on 11/26/2005 6:43:38 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: paulat
You are so sweet to think of me!

Oh, don't say that...I'll start to believe it!

63 posted on 11/26/2005 6:47:11 PM PST by JRios1968 ("Cogito, ergo FReep": I think, therefore I FReep.)
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To: saquin
Hopefully opening just in time for the 2006 mid-term elections.
64 posted on 11/26/2005 6:49:13 PM PST by Timmy
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To: saquin; All
Iraq and Afghanistan offer so much rich and wonderful material for great movies if Hollywood had just half a brain. Here is another ultra-cool true story, "You think You're Tough?".

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1516232/posts
65 posted on 11/26/2005 6:55:16 PM PST by Chgogal (Democrats cut and run, Marines don't. OR Democrats are silent and millions die. Which to use?)
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To: saquin

Thank you, Bruce Willis! This sounds like a movie that I would pay to see!


66 posted on 11/26/2005 6:55:26 PM PST by LucyJo ("I have overcome the world." "Abide in Me." (John 16:33; 15:4)
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To: LoudRepublicangirl
>>Hollywood has changed since then. All the war movies
>>back then were so pro-American and they rallied around
>>the troops.

Five years ago, I started “collecting” banned, and no longer published cartoons, and period piece films from world war two. Bugs Bunny hawking war bonds, Porky pig vs Hitler (The three little pigs), the making of a Nazi (by Walt Disney), Bugs Bunny nips the Nips. (All banned because they are politically incorrect.)

Boy things were different then. Why do we accept Hollywood's behavior now?
67 posted on 11/26/2005 6:56:33 PM PST by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: saquin

WTG Bruce, best wishes and hopes that it makes a bundle.. but screw the reviews because we know they'll be mostly biased.


68 posted on 11/26/2005 7:02:39 PM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: Sioux-san

I saw Tears of the Sun, which was a hard movie to do. It did about $60 million as I recall.


69 posted on 11/26/2005 7:03:49 PM PST by misterrob
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To: Go Gordon

I say much lower given that since 1/2 of people won't watch it given the pro-troop angle. It will also contain violent scenes which means PG-13 or R.

To make that gross you would need about 30 million people to go and see it.


70 posted on 11/26/2005 7:06:07 PM PST by misterrob
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To: forYourChildrenVote4Bush

I'll go see it only if it looks good. Otherwise I will be part of the rental sales figures.


71 posted on 11/26/2005 7:07:00 PM PST by misterrob
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To: DelphiUser

Why do we accept Hollywood's behavior now?

I don't. That's why I rarely go to the movies anymore and hardly ever rent a video or pay per view. I boycott watching award shows because I don't think too many of the recipients of those awards are really that talented(a few are but not many) I've pretty much declared my own little war on Hollywood.


72 posted on 11/26/2005 7:18:57 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: misterrob
To make that gross you would need about 30 million people to go and see it.

That's only 10% of the population of THIS country. Add on at least the Brits and Aussies and it will be well over $250 million, IMHO.

73 posted on 11/26/2005 7:26:38 PM PST by Go Gordon
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To: saquin
The 50-year-old actor said that he was in talks about a film of “these guys who do what they are asked to for very little money to defend and fight for what they consider to be freedom.

Just doing a little editing on behalf of the truth.

74 posted on 11/26/2005 9:19:18 PM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (/strike>)
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To: MoJo2001

BTTT


75 posted on 11/27/2005 5:10:55 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: misterrob

If Willis does this as a "traditional" war movie, then you probably will be right about the movie receipts -- Will probably do better in rentals. What we need to see in a movie is how successful the Coalition has been and how much they have accomplished in such a short time all things considered. The movie should also allow the Iraqi people to show their gratitude to us in this movie, something the MSM ignores. Our troops have rebuilt a country, destroyed not just by War, but first and foremost by Saddam who only cares about his palaces and rebuilding his vision of Babylon.


76 posted on 11/27/2005 6:19:12 AM PST by Sioux-san (God save the Sheeple)
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To: Sioux-san

Too hard to do in under 2 hours and with a likely cost of $120 million in production and marketing costs. The movie would have to do about $200 million (I read studios get $.55/$1 of ticket sales) to break even. The movie will likely be dismissed as propaganda.

I'd be interested in watching it but it's a huge risk to undertake.


77 posted on 11/27/2005 10:04:13 AM PST by misterrob
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To: misterrob

Maybe Bruce could enlist Michael Moore and get some of his techniques for making a cheap movie that is full of anti-American propaganda and thereby fooling many into believing it is an actual documentary...and then SLAM, Bruce's movie turns out to be pro-American propaganda that still tells more Truth about the War than Michael and his minions will ever acknowledge. Weirder things have happened. To the Lost on the Left, nothing will help them. It is that Middle group who doesn't know what to believe thanks to the MSM and the total ineptness of Bush & the Repubs at promoting anything positive.


78 posted on 11/27/2005 12:13:06 PM PST by Sioux-san (God save the Sheeple)
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To: saquin
Everyone if you're a Bruce Willis fan...

..rent Tears of the Sun...came out in 2003!

It takes place in Nigeria but mirrors Iraq in many ways....

...specific moments & quotes stand out in that movie that definitely mirror Iraq....

..and the director and Willis both state their respect & homage to the military...(Bruce plays a Navy SEAL)....and does it excellently!

Truly, a very good movie...somewhat similar in some areas to Hotel Rwanda...

It ends with the famous Edmund Burke quote....All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

Rent it!!!

79 posted on 11/27/2005 12:24:59 PM PST by Guenevere
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To: saquin; SandRat

Good stuff ~ Bump!


80 posted on 11/27/2005 12:59:35 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Sioux-san

Nah....if you want to blow stuff up it costs money.

And stuff being blown up is far more entertaining to watch!!!!!


81 posted on 11/27/2005 3:13:49 PM PST by misterrob
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Thank you, Bruce, for undertaking such a worthy project whose time is way past due. I'll be waiting in line to buy a ticket, and I bet you can count on the majority of Mel Gibson's fans as well. We're all sick to death of Hollywood.


82 posted on 11/27/2005 3:26:18 PM PST by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: saquin

If you havent visited this site you must!

http://www.michaelyon.blogspot.com/


83 posted on 11/27/2005 3:27:14 PM PST by txgirl4Bush (I Support President Bush and Operation Iraqi Freedom)
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To: saquin

Bravo Bravo to Bruce Willis and congrats to the great Michael Yon!


84 posted on 11/28/2005 5:29:43 PM PST by RDTF
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To: saquin

Cindy won't understand the success of this movie.


85 posted on 11/28/2005 5:32:55 PM PST by CheneyChick
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To: paulat

wow! Thanks for the great pics :-)


86 posted on 11/28/2005 6:14:25 PM PST by RDTF
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To: SLB

I hardly go to the movies anymore, but this is one for which I will stand in line to get tickets.


87 posted on 11/28/2005 6:18:04 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("Those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.")
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