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A MOVIE TO MAKE AMERICA PROUD (Malkin on Willis' movie)
Michelle Malkin ^ | 11-27-05 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 11/27/2005 7:49:10 PM PST by STARWISE

The Sunday Times of London follows up on Bruce Willis' plans to make a film about the heroes of Deuce Four, based on the reporting of embedded journalist/blogger extraordinaire Michael Yon:

ANGERED by negative portrayals of the conflict in Iraq, Bruce Willis, the Hollywood star, is to make a pro-war film in which American soldiers will be depicted as brave fighters for freedom and democracy.

It will be based on the exploits of the heavily decorated members of Deuce Four, the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry, which has spent the past year battling insurgents in the northern Iraqi town of Mosul.

Willis attended Deuce Four’s homecoming ball this month in Seattle, Washington, where the soldiers are on leave, along with Stephen Eads, the producer of Armageddon and The Sixth Sense.

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”.

Unlike many Hollywood stars Willis supports the war and recently offered a $1m (about £583,000) bounty for the capture of any of Al-Qaeda’s most wanted leaders such as Osama Bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri or Abu Musab al- Zarqawi, its commander in Iraq. Willis visited the war zone with his rock and blues band, the Accelerators, in 2003.

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KEYWORDS: brucewillis; deucefour; hollyright; iraq; lovesthetroops; malkin; michaelyon; michellemalkin; movie; troopsupport
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“I am baffled to understand why the things I saw happening in Iraq are not being reported,” he told MSNBC, the American news channel.

He is expected to base the film on the writings of the independent blogger Michael Yon, a former special forces green beret who was embedded with Deuce Four and sent regular dispatches about their heroics.

Yon was at the soldiers’ ball with Willis, who got to know him through his internet war reports on www.michaelyon.blogspot.com. “What he is doing is something the American media and maybe the world media isn’t doing,” the actor said, “and that’s telling the truth about what’s happening in the war in Iraq.”

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Transcript of Willis' appearance with Yon on MSNBC - halfway down the transcript

God love ya, Bruce! You've been unashamedly a true friend and supporter of our great armed forces (as opposed to your ex's new husband).


1 posted on 11/27/2005 7:49:10 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

Ready ticket here, Bruce!


2 posted on 11/27/2005 7:50:52 PM PST by Rocko (this post kills fascists...and communists)
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To: STARWISE

Good for him! I've never been a huge fan-- but God bless Bruce.


3 posted on 11/27/2005 7:51:46 PM PST by Fudd Fan (God bless President Bush! (Proud member of the Water Bucket Brigade - MOOSEMUSS!)
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To: Fudd Fan

I've already bought my ticket!


4 posted on 11/27/2005 7:55:33 PM PST by ozoneliar
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To: STARWISE

I've been waiting for something like this for YEARS. The elites will either be confounded by the success of this movie, or just wring their hands that the "Republicans" and the "extreme right wing" have taken over the country. Clueless clods. Most of us are proud of our fighting forces and understand what we're up against. I don't normally go to the movies any more, except when my son begs (he's really interested in seeing "Narnia"). I'll go to this.


5 posted on 11/27/2005 7:56:31 PM PST by redpoll (redpoll)
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To: Fudd Fan
I've never been a huge fan

Me neither, but I am now. Anyone in Hollyweird who will support the troops is going to kill their career in that cesspool of idiots. I will go watch Bruce in any movie he makes from now on because he isn't afraid to put his career (or his money) ahead of his convictions.

6 posted on 11/27/2005 7:57:59 PM PST by Carling (http://www.marriedadults.com/howarddeanscreamaudio141jq.mp3)
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To: STARWISE

I can honestly say that I've never been a big Bruce Willis fan until I read stories like these.

God bless you, Mr. Willis, and thank you for really supporting the troops instead of simply paying lip-service.


7 posted on 11/27/2005 7:58:12 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Inertia: It's not just for breakfast anymore.)
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To: STARWISE

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Sacrifice begets Sacrifice.


MEL's -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1085111/posts


...just for the LOVE of it.

.


8 posted on 11/27/2005 7:58:58 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Fudd Fan

I had a major crush on Willis in his first TV show, with Cybil Shephard...

I also like his movies with Danny Glover...except I can't/won't watch Danny Glover anymore...

Talk about a leftie....Glover is a really outspoken leftist!!


9 posted on 11/27/2005 8:00:18 PM PST by Txsleuth (9/11NEVER FORGET-NEVER SURRENDER, Sam Johnson, a REAL hero!)
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To: STARWISE

There are a million stories like these. Unfortunately, the MSM prefers stories that taint the mission or lean toward helping al Qaeda. Not that they truly want to help al Qaeda, but if Bush is against al Qaeda in Iraq how can they feel the same way, they ask themselves. I saw so much disgust amongst our service members and our coalition partners at the way the war was portrayed while I was in Iraq. The MSM has a template for its coverage. They refuse to let the facts get in the way. It's disgusting. Apparently the fact that there could be bad consequences if we fail in Iraq has never entered the minds of these folks.


10 posted on 11/27/2005 8:00:40 PM PST by elhombrelibre (MSM: de facto allies of America's enemies.)
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To: STARWISE

Yessss.....FINALLY!! I'll be seeing this one more than once!


11 posted on 11/27/2005 8:01:30 PM PST by amutr22 (....not ANOTHER clinton!)
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To: STARWISE
Willis is the real deal!! I want a ticket now!

“What he is doing is something the American media and maybe the world media isn’t doing,” the actor said, “and that’s telling the truth about what’s happening in the war in Iraq.”

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

12 posted on 11/27/2005 8:01:40 PM PST by bray (Merry Christ-x)
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To: STARWISE
It will be a huge hit. We will flock to see it in droves. The last time I went to the movie theatre sans grandchildren was to see Blackhawk Down.

I salute Bruce Willis, a man who regrets never having worn the uniform but one who can do more out of uniform for the grunt than most of us ever could do in uniform.

Do it Bruce!

13 posted on 11/27/2005 8:04:20 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: STARWISE

I'm not a movie lover, period, but I love Armageddon!


14 posted on 11/27/2005 8:05:04 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: STARWISE

I've rather enjoyed Bruce Willis movies.


15 posted on 11/27/2005 8:05:52 PM PST by Firefigher NC (Volunteer firefighters- standing tall, serving proud in the tradition of Ben Franklin.)
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To: STARWISE
 

Well, I'll be buying 100 tickets to distribute to high school seniors.

 

 

16 posted on 11/27/2005 8:05:57 PM PST by HawaiianGecko (Facts are neither debatable nor open to "I have a right to this opinion" nonsense.)
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To: STARWISE

Mr. Willis, I will be first in line.

God bless you.


17 posted on 11/27/2005 8:06:01 PM PST by mplsconservative
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To: STARWISE

Bumpity bump - FReepers need to get together and make this a FReeper gathering/event!


18 posted on 11/27/2005 8:07:22 PM PST by Enterprise (The modern Democrat Party - a toxic stew of mental illness, cultism, and organized crime.)
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To: Txsleuth

Movies with Danny Glover? Are you thinking of Mel Gibson?


19 posted on 11/27/2005 8:07:36 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Win the war. Confirm the judges. Cut the taxes. Control the spending. Secure the border.)
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To: Enterprise

And if FReepers make it a FReeper gathering, invite Michelle Malkin.


20 posted on 11/27/2005 8:08:37 PM PST by Enterprise (The modern Democrat Party - a toxic stew of mental illness, cultism, and organized crime.)
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To: STARWISE

OMFG..What glorius pictures! Where did you get them??!


21 posted on 11/27/2005 8:09:02 PM PST by Windsong (FighterPilot)
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To: STARWISE

I will definitely break my boycott of Hollywood to go see this movie!

Bravo, Mr. Willis! You rock!


22 posted on 11/27/2005 8:09:58 PM PST by Theresawithanh (You'll get me to stop posting on FR when you wrench my laptop from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: STARWISE
THANKS, MOVIE BUMP...hopefully; Made like Mel Gibson's "We Were Soldires" :D
23 posted on 11/27/2005 8:11:26 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: redpoll

If more people like Bruce, Mel Gibson, etc., stood up to the Hollywood 'elite ruling class' I think they would he stunned by the boxoffice they would attract. I don't want to be lectured when I go to a movie or watch Television and highly resent it when I am... I think Mayer, Warner, etc., all had the right idea when they controlled what their talent said to the press. They knew the public wanted mystery when they go to the movies.


24 posted on 11/27/2005 8:11:32 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Dang...you are right...it WAS Mel Gibson's movies.

I guess I just showed my ignorance about movies, didn't I?

Oh, well---I still won't go to Danny Glover movies...LOL

But, if Mel wants to make a movie w/o Glover, I might see it also...

Thanks for correcting my stupid mistake.


25 posted on 11/27/2005 8:12:06 PM PST by Txsleuth (9/11NEVER FORGET-NEVER SURRENDER, Sam Johnson, a REAL hero!)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

He did make his last Die Hard movie with Glover.


26 posted on 11/27/2005 8:12:30 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: STARWISE

JUST DO IT !

MAKE AMERICA AND OUR SOLDIERS PROUD.
27 posted on 11/27/2005 8:13:13 PM PST by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gultch.)
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To: Txsleuth
"Talk about a leftie....Glover is a really outspoken leftist!!"

Danny really is too old for that $hit.

28 posted on 11/27/2005 8:13:25 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

That was Samuel L. Jackson !


29 posted on 11/27/2005 8:13:58 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: STARWISE

One of my favorite Hollywood men!


30 posted on 11/27/2005 8:14:02 PM PST by Libertina (Puget Sound FReepers 2005 Annual Christmas Party Saturday December 3rd!)
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To: STARWISE

31 posted on 11/27/2005 8:14:48 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: sionnsar

ping.....Deuce Four is stationed at Ft. Lewis, right?


32 posted on 11/27/2005 8:15:00 PM PST by goodnesswins (We would have WON in Vietnam, without Dim interference.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Hmmm... I haven't watched it in a long time, sorry, I would have sworn it was Glover (who I detest). Wonder how Gibson feels about him these days?


33 posted on 11/27/2005 8:15:18 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: STARWISE
Bruce....someone who recognizes a real hero and doesnt try to equate his life as a "role model" with theirs.

A stark difference from many celebrities
34 posted on 11/27/2005 8:15:53 PM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: HawaiianGecko; Enterprise; Jim Robinson
OH WOW!! What a wonderful idea!!

I agree about making it FReeper event when it opens .. just flood those theaters .. what say you, Jim?

35 posted on 11/27/2005 8:16:10 PM PST by STARWISE (The liberals and terrorists belong to the same club: THE HATE AND DESTROY AMERICA CLUB.)
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To: Libertina

I absolutely love Morgan Freeman.. please don't tell me he's joined Glover and others on the dark side. I would be very disappointed. He has always struck me as a real Southern Gentleman (and a great actor).


36 posted on 11/27/2005 8:18:08 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Windsong

Just a search for images of bruce willis iraq ;).


37 posted on 11/27/2005 8:19:36 PM PST by STARWISE (The liberals and terrorists belong to the same club: THE HATE AND DESTROY AMERICA CLUB.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

"Wonder how Gibson feels about him these days?"

See post #28 for an answer to that one. ;-)


38 posted on 11/27/2005 8:20:06 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: STARWISE

Bump. Betcha Hollwood won't whine about its box office the week it opens.


39 posted on 11/27/2005 8:21:28 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: Arizona Carolyn

I'm afraid even Mr. Freeman has his foot on the moonbat line... not completely all the way, but uncomfortably close. He hasn't reached BelafonteMoonbatLand... yet (not even Danny G. has reached that point).


40 posted on 11/27/2005 8:22:02 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: STARWISE

Yup, cant wait, haven't been in movies in years...


41 posted on 11/27/2005 8:22:44 PM PST by Flavius (Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

That's too bad, I do like him, Glover has definitely gone to the dark side and I'd say he's close to giving Belafonte a run for him money.


42 posted on 11/27/2005 8:25:35 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: STARWISE

Wow- I am definitely going to see this movie


43 posted on 11/27/2005 8:25:59 PM PST by KCRW
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To: STARWISE

We do have rules here, ya know!

44 posted on 11/27/2005 8:26:02 PM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: STARWISE

He does not fit in. To be intellectual, to be anti-establishment, rebellious, and a “free out of the box” thinker you need to say what everyone else in Hollywood says, Bruce.

Bruce, I hope you realize, Fahrenheit 9-11 was a top notch award-winning documentary, you won’t get $hit! Not for making a movie like this.

Red6


45 posted on 11/27/2005 8:26:52 PM PST by Red6
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To: STARWISE

rules are rules...pics


46 posted on 11/27/2005 8:29:28 PM PST by chasio649
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To: STARWISE

nevermind.... ;)


47 posted on 11/27/2005 8:29:53 PM PST by chasio649
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To: Arizona Carolyn

He did?


48 posted on 11/27/2005 8:30:16 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Win the war. Confirm the judges. Cut the taxes. Control the spending. Secure the border.)
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To: StarCMC; Mama_Bear; LadyX; Texas Termite; Brad's Gramma; armymarinemom; Lancey Howard; Enchante; ...

Pingaling.


49 posted on 11/27/2005 8:31:56 PM PST by STARWISE (The liberals and terrorists belong to the same club: THE HATE AND DESTROY AMERICA CLUB.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

From imdb:

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis .... John McClane
Jeremy Irons .... Simon Gruber
Samuel L. Jackson .... Zeus Carver
Graham Greene .... Joe Lambert
Colleen Camp .... Connie Kowalski


50 posted on 11/27/2005 8:33:20 PM PST by Choose Ye This Day (Win the war. Confirm the judges. Cut the taxes. Control the spending. Secure the border.)
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