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Bruce Willis to Make Pro-American Movie About Iraq War
The National Ledger ^ | 11-27-05 | CK Rairden

Posted on 11/26/2005 11:26:00 PM PST by Coastal

Hollywood A-lister Bruce Willis is set to buck the Hollywood trend of running from the heroics of the American troops in Iraq and is set to make a pro-war film about the American soldier.

In the film, American soldiers will be accurately depicted as the brave fighters for freedom and democracy that they are, according to a report in the Sunday Times UK.

The patriotic actor recently put his money where his mouth is - offering up a million dollar bounty on the heads of Islamofascists Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri or Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americansoldier; brucewillis; deucefour; hollywood; hollywoodright; iraq; iraqwar; oif; oraq; promilitary; terrorism; wot
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1 posted on 11/26/2005 11:26:02 PM PST by Coastal
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To: Coastal
That certainly is a niche that hasn't been addressed by Hollywood.
2 posted on 11/26/2005 11:27:28 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Coastal

Expect a "Passion of the Christ" blockbuster that will leave Hollywood experts aghast at the low and peasant-like tastes of the American public.


3 posted on 11/26/2005 11:30:34 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Coastal

Good for Bruce.

It'll be nice to be able to see a new movie again.


4 posted on 11/26/2005 11:30:45 PM PST by RWR8189 (George Allen 2008)
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To: Coastal
I've often wondered about that. By my rough count, there are about 5 movies about Bosnia, one movie about Somalia, a few about the Gulf War, none about Panama, one about Grenada, a few dozen about Vietnam, 15 about Korea, and 205,159 movies about World War II.

There's money to be made there. Just like Fox News, stepping in to fill a conservative vacuum in a liberal media world, you'd figure that at some point the allure of making money would be enough for Hollywood to crank out a few good war movies.

5 posted on 11/26/2005 11:36:05 PM PST by Steel Wolf (* No sleep till Baghdad! *)
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To: Coastal

All Right Bruce!!

Can I be an extra?

Wolf


6 posted on 11/26/2005 11:36:13 PM PST by RunningWolf (tag line limbo)
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To: Coastal
It will be nice to go to a movie again. 'Passion...' was the last one for me.

If Bruce does it right, this will be one of the highest grossing films in history.

And the libs won't understand. They will call it a 'tantrum'.

7 posted on 11/26/2005 11:36:37 PM PST by technomage
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To: highlander_UW

Hence I predict he will rake in millions as did "The Passion".


8 posted on 11/26/2005 11:38:16 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: Coastal
I am so there. I'll even buy popcorn.
9 posted on 11/26/2005 11:38:25 PM PST by MrNatural ("...You want the truth!?...")
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To: Coastal

Good for him. Too bad he numbers among the few hollywood people with any balls and cares about his country. The rest of the ignorant pampered "actors" don't like the U.S. because we have so much while others have so little. They, of course, don't count because they are different and special. urp


10 posted on 11/26/2005 11:44:52 PM PST by Octar
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To: coconutt2000

beat me too it.



11 posted on 11/26/2005 11:45:11 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Steel Wolf
" one about Grenada "

Well, there is one made about Grenada, well, sort of.
HeartBreak Ridge ( Clint Eastwood ) was loosely based on what happened in Grenada.
12 posted on 11/26/2005 11:46:33 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: MrNatural
I am so there. I'll even buy popcorn.

Are you kidding? You better take out a second mortgage to buy that popcorn, Mr Natural.

:)

13 posted on 11/26/2005 11:46:45 PM PST by writer33 (Rush Limbaugh walks in the footsteps of giants: George Washington, Thomas Paine and Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Coastal

I would take a run at it just because it's Bruce Willis and it would be quite nice to see that perspective just once more before I die.


14 posted on 11/26/2005 11:47:59 PM PST by stevem
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To: technomage
If Bruce does it right, this will be one of the highest grossing films in history.

Why make it one? There are enough stories out there right now to make a stack of great movies. The stories of some of the Special Forces teams in Afghanistan would make a dozen good blockbusters. Iraq too, if you could keep the politics out of it and just make good movies.

If any Hollywood producer out there wants to become obscenely rich with little risk, other than to your reputation as a die hard liberal, please let me know. Submit to that spark of shameless greed within you, and let's make some movies that America will enjoy watching.

15 posted on 11/26/2005 11:48:55 PM PST by Steel Wolf (* No sleep till Baghdad! *)
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To: Coastal

Oceans 12 had Bruce depicted as an idiot and all the cool actors were brilliant. Bruce was acting as an idiot within an enclave of the some of the most left wing actors in Hollywood... that was how they made him out to be and he was acting that way for good reason, for more than just the sake of the script, the cheap laugh, etc.... But now it is different and he ain't acting.


16 posted on 11/26/2005 11:49:36 PM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Coastal

Amen Bruce ..Amen.... glad my wife loves ya pal.


17 posted on 11/26/2005 11:50:38 PM PST by wardaddy
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To: Coastal

Who`s directing the film? Before I consider breaking my 10 year absence from any movie theater, I want to get more info.

I will predict the film is boycotted by antiwar folks, and there will be antiwar protesters screaming inside the theater while the movie is playing.

Anyone want to take me up on this?


18 posted on 11/26/2005 11:50:55 PM PST by Peace will be here soon ((Liberal definition of looting: "Self-help Humanitarian Aid."))
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To: RWR8189

Agreed. It's about time.


19 posted on 11/26/2005 11:51:41 PM PST by Coastal
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To: coconutt2000
My first thought was about "The Passion" as well. Willis' pro-military film will rake in hundreds of millions while Hollywood scratches its collective head. The media will portray it as dangerous, DUmmies will picket theaters, and the American people will flock to it.

The movie industry could end their slump immediately if they would tell those true stories that Americans are eager to hear. Instead, Hollywood gives us Syriana, Fahrenheit 911, and Jarhead. It's like they want to lose millions.

20 posted on 11/26/2005 11:51:55 PM PST by inkling
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To: Coastal

It is a sad time in World. When you have one guy to tell the truth about Jesus. And one guy to tell the truth about our brave men and women of the Military fighting for their lives for our Freedom.


21 posted on 11/26/2005 11:53:46 PM PST by Brimack34 (I HATE MSM)
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To: highlander_UW
That certainly is a niche that hasn't been addressed by Hollywood.

Yes, and Bush has failed to use the bully pulpit to challenge Hollywood to patriotic behavior.

22 posted on 11/26/2005 11:54:11 PM PST by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington (Dream Ticket: Cheney/Rice '08)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness
Heartbreak Ridge is what I was thinking of. It's still very popular with the military, even among the new kids that haven't actually heard of Grenada because they weren't alive for it.

I tell you, there's nothing that'll make you feel older than hearing one of your soldiers tell you that she just graduated from high school last year. A lot of these young troops that know nothing about other wars are now experts in this one.

23 posted on 11/26/2005 11:57:56 PM PST by Steel Wolf (* No sleep till Baghdad! *)
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To: Coastal
Bruce Willis is that rare legend in Hollywood - unabashedly pro-American. He's made a lot of money and didn't need to make this movie. More power to him!

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie.Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

24 posted on 11/27/2005 12:00:16 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Coastal

YEAH BRUCE! go man go!


25 posted on 11/27/2005 12:11:45 AM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: Steel Wolf
there's nothing that'll make you feel older than hearing one of your soldiers tell you that she just graduated from high school last year.

What's as bad is, when they can make a computer dance as well as you can, and it took you several years to do it, and they come out like it's no big thing...

Ah, progress...

I've had to wire half the hooches for Internet and Xbox. Whatever happened to a game of poker?

26 posted on 11/27/2005 12:12:32 AM PST by Old Sarge (In a Hole in the Ground, there Lived a Fobbit...)
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To: Peace will be here soon

I think Mr. Willis knows the right players to direct the project.


27 posted on 11/27/2005 12:13:00 AM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: Steel Wolf
I saw that movie about 2 weeks ago, and that movie ( at least for me, has not gotten old to watch ) .
Clint Eastwood's character had a bunch of goof brains, and slackhards to deal with, not to mention a egotistical commander that hated him.
It was inspiring to watch how " OLD GUNNY " ( I think that is what his character's name was ) took those guys, and molded them into not only honorable Marines, but, a top notch recon unit.
By the way, my nephew ( US Marine ) was in Iraq last year, and part of this year, and was in the battle of Falljah, and I got the truth about Iraq, more then I would ever gotten from the stinking rotten MSM.
28 posted on 11/27/2005 12:14:00 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Brimack34

> It is a sad time in World. When you have one guy to tell the truth about Jesus. And one guy to tell the truth about our brave men and women of the Military fighting for their lives for our Freedom.

One guy for the truth is stronger than thousands of trembling elitist liars.

All the sweeter the victory and the consternation of the insulated looney left.


29 posted on 11/27/2005 12:16:10 AM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: VictoryGal
" I think Mr. Willis knows the right players to direct the project. " ..

And Bruce knows those WHOM not to direct this movie.
It would be great to see both Bruce and Mel Gibson make a movie together someday.
30 posted on 11/27/2005 12:17:24 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: VictoryGal
I was thinking the same thing.
With the right message, and the TRUTH, one person can effect for the good many of thousands, and millions more than a thousand of stinking rotten Liberal/MSM/Democrat/Hollywood lying hypocrite loser elitist.
31 posted on 11/27/2005 12:22:46 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Coastal
There is TON's of outstanding "real life" material available to script writers. There are so many unsung hero's in this war, they could make a 100 movies and still only scratch the surface. Once the American people see their kids through the eyes of an honest film director and script writer, they'll be begging for more.

I'm really surprised that Mel Gibson hasn't already brought something to the market. Maybe he just hasn't found the right script yet.

The real question is which one of the pro-Moore/pro-terrorist Hollywood icon's will clamor to play the hero? Hollywood will boil with envy if the film is successful.

SFS

32 posted on 11/27/2005 1:18:34 AM PST by Steel and Fire and Stone
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To: BunnySlippers

"Hence I predict he will rake in millions as did "The Passion".

Yes, he will, because he will address a huge need which has been largely ignored by the MSM in this nation. We are a strong and proud people..We are smart, industrious and over all, good. We know that the abuse of individuals through isolation from others, constant browbeating, and the taking away of individual freedom and hope is devastating. So is abuse of one's nation, using these same tactics. People who do not have the time to read, study and keep up because of job and family responsibilities can learn a lot through a well done movie. We will all support Bruce Willis in this. God bless him! He seems to be a great American.



34 posted on 11/27/2005 2:04:37 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Coastal; All
FINALLY!!

How many YEARS have we had to wait for some positive, Pro-American messages from Hollywood?

And how long did it take Hollywood to step up to the fight for WW2?

Not terribly long, as far as I can tell.

We live in truly evil times, and we have a long battle still to fight\.  Not all of our enemies are overseas.

Thank GOD for Bruce Willis and the few brave souls in Hollywood who dare to buck the Leftist, anti-American status quo.

I hope that Mr. Willis will make a BILLION dollars from his movie venture....perhaps that will encourage some of the COWARDS in Hollyweird to follow his lead.

Full Steam Ahead, Mr. Willis!  WOOO HOOO!!

 

 

35 posted on 11/27/2005 2:07:30 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Wolfgang_Blitzkrieg

"I will predict the film is boycotted by antiwar folks, and there will be antiwar protesters screaming inside the theater while the movie is playing."

"You're right. Big Cindy, the Ditch Witch, will show up at a theatre and lead a protest. Some libs with high degrees of inflammation will throw eggs at the screen."

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If this becomes the pattern, one might also expect groups of citizens with different views to show up and crack open a few industrial-size cans of whoop-ass on said disruptors, and heave them head first into some nearby dumpsters. Call them "TOTT Volunteers" (Take Out The Trash)


36 posted on 11/27/2005 2:19:40 AM PST by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: Coastal
I am absolutely for an honest and patriotic portrayal of the American soldier. And I am hoping that any moral and patriotic general staff officers we have remaining will be able to shake off the influence of the social engineers that are attempting to destroy our armed forces by using them as social laboratories.

I speak specifically of (1.) the male-female soldier fraternization and promiscuity in the ranks. I also speak of (2.) women in combat areas, especially where our military deliberately and knowingly placing mothers with children at home in places where they can be in the line of fire, as is happening in Iraq.

The things I have mentioned are indicators of what the nation we love and defend is becoming. Bruce Willis' films are seen around the world. I have seen them being shown in China. The world's people get their ideas of what America is (and is becoming) from Hollywood films. Okay, people around the world see the roles Bruce Willis plays, and says, "That's what Americans are like." So Bruce Willis, in their eyes, will be promoting the good soldier that defends the America that is the creeps that they see in Mr. Willis' other Hollywood roles.

Just one very real way to think about all of this. I love America, and I hope that the world would see our Nation as being GOOD. When I am on a bus in Shanghai, and see the Chinese staring at many of the weirdos from America that somehow have enough money to travel there, I am embarrassed. When I tune in to Voice of America on short wave radio overseas, I don't wonder that Asians believe that ALL Americans are Acid Rock and Rap music fans. VOA has ended virtually all symphonic and folk music from its programming, and then claims to represent what America IS to foreign audiences. Hence, to foreigners, we are all Rappers! Foreign TV is full of Sex In The City and Desperate Housewives type programming from America. So hundreds of millions of foreigners believe that America is all about those kinds of situations.

Thank you, Mr. Willis, for any attempt to portray the good and right in the American military, and God bless our young people who do have their lives on the line for the USA and OUR interests. AND let's be GOOD and RIGHT, and let's let the world see GOOD and RIGHT in all aspects of American life and society. AND let's ask Mr. Willis to portray the GOOD and RIGHT in other film roles as well.
37 posted on 11/27/2005 2:51:01 AM PST by Free Baptist
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To: BunnySlippers

The "Passion" was only partial truth, and implied some UN-truths as well.


38 posted on 11/27/2005 2:52:33 AM PST by Free Baptist
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To: Coastal
I am not a war movie buff. However, I will go see this if for no other reason than to send Hollyweird a message. We'll even get the popcorn and $4 cokes.
39 posted on 11/27/2005 2:59:24 AM PST by Samwise (The media is "stuck on stupid.")
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To: Coastal

staring MEL GIBSON as President Bush


40 posted on 11/27/2005 3:07:04 AM PST by janetjanet998
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To: Coastal

It will be a blockbuster and get 0 nominations from the Academy of Motion Pictures.


41 posted on 11/27/2005 4:05:18 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Coastal

clap clap clap for Bruce.

Semper Fi'
JarheadFromFlorida


42 posted on 11/27/2005 4:09:27 AM PST by Buffettfan
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To: inkling
Why should they make any decent movies the heartland wants to see? Thay receive millions in taxpayer subsidies, as much or maybe more than the cotton industry (which is akin to Big Tobacco.)

As long as they are getting tax dollars, they will continue to spill forth crap.

43 posted on 11/27/2005 4:14:29 AM PST by Maigrey (1-800-pryrwrr. Just a ring away... In Honor of Texas Cowboy. Your legacy shall live on in us....)
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To: Coastal

No more Streisand party invites for Bruce Willis.


44 posted on 11/27/2005 4:14:32 AM PST by hershey
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To: Old Sarge
They can play Texas Hold'em with their buds back home. 8-)

And prayers for you, Sarge. Keep your head down.

45 posted on 11/27/2005 4:16:19 AM PST by Maigrey (1-800-pryrwrr. Just a ring away... In Honor of Texas Cowboy. Your legacy shall live on in us....)
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To: Semper Paratus
It will be a blockbuster and get 0 nominations from the Academy of Motion Pictures.

Ever since 'American Beauty', such awards are meaningless. But even before then , I've been skeptical about people who invent awards to give to themselves. At any rate, Bravo Bruce! I'll see the movie and buy video.

46 posted on 11/27/2005 4:17:00 AM PST by SolutionsOnly
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To: Peace will be here soon
I will predict the film is boycotted by antiwar folks, and there will be antiwar protesters screaming inside the theater while the movie is playing.

Let 'em scream. It exposes them for what they are, and that's a good thing.

I remember that a lot of leftists tried their very best to stop "The Passion."

47 posted on 11/27/2005 4:24:41 AM PST by alnick
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To: Peace will be here soon
I will predict the film is boycotted by antiwar folks, and there will be antiwar protesters screaming inside the theater while the movie is playing.

My stepfather and some friends of his went to see a new war film (a long time ago) that was being touted as "anti-war". They showed up and the theater was full of hippies and flower children, all ready to sing the praises of the new "anti-war" film.

Then the screen was filled with an American flag, and George C. Scott gave the opening speech of the film. Stoned silence reigned in the theater. The "anti-war" film was 'Patton'. Oops.

(George C. Scott refused to accept his academy award for his performance. It really was supposed to be an anti-war film).

48 posted on 11/27/2005 4:37:47 AM PST by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: Coastal
If you read "The Punisher's Ball" (which Willis attended), about one-third down the page on this site, you can see the movie coming and the unit and people it will likely be about. Also seems likely that the author [Yon] would be portrayed.

www.michaelyon.blogspot.com

49 posted on 11/27/2005 4:41:50 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet
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To: Coastal

Go Bruce!


50 posted on 11/27/2005 4:59:16 AM PST by RAY (John Roberts, Chief Justice, The U.S. Supreme Court -- good move!)
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