Skip to comments.'Airplane!' Director Eyes Michael Moore - (new conservative comedy blasting Michael Moore)
Posted on 07/23/2008 11:36:33 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The comedy director who gave us such immortal movie lines as Oh stewardess, I speak jive and Dont call me Shirley is now leveling his sights at documentary filmmaker Michael Moore.
David Zucker, the director and writer who helped create Airplane! and The Naked Gun franchise has called on Hollywoods tiny but tightly knit Republican A-list crowd to help him make a broad yet unusually right-leaning political satire titled An American Carol.
The low-budget indie co-stars Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer with Oscar-winner Jon Voight, cinema icon Dennis Hopper, model-heiress Paris Hilton and frequent Zucker stooge Leslie Nielsen in minor roles. Release is planned sometime by years end; the director suggested Friday, Sept. 12, to coincide with the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Zucker and his associates have been keeping the film under fairly tight wraps for months. When hyping the usual casting updates to showbiz trades, those associated with the production would only describe the movie as a spoof of A Christmas Carol and contemporary American culture, avoiding any mention of its political perspective.
Zucker had, however, mentioned the project to a handful of reporters and talk radio hosts, telling one columnist at the Wisconsin State Journal, It outdoes any movie I have ever done in tasteless, offensive, un-PC humor.
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I love David Zucker. He’s one of five conservatives left in Hollywood.
where do i get tix!!!!
I haven’t been to a movie in many years but that may change now....
Don’t look for him or anybody connected with this movie anywhere near the red carpet enterance to the Oscars.
Well, Michael Moore’s about as big as an airplane.
He also made a humorous campaign ad in 2004.
Dennis Hopper, a conservative? Great cast, and a must see!
kelsey grammer is my 2nd favorite actor on the planet. i will definitely see this film when it comes out.
Yep. Dennis Hopper’s been a conservative for the past 20+ years. After he cleaned up from his substance abuse problems.
I think he was already a conservative by the time he made Colors about LA gang wars.
It was an absolutely hilarious spoof on Kerry's constant flip-flopping.
Excellent. I recall my first Hopper sighting in Easy Rider at the neighborhood theater.
I think Kelsey plays the president in this movie “Swing vote” that is coming out soon. The uncharismatic Kevin Costner plays a guy whose one vote will decide the whole election. Hard to believe the movie won’t tilt to the left but I would hope with Kelsey in it the film will be balanced. Not that I plan to see it anyway.
Paris Hilton is on our side? That’s not good, unless she is willing to spend millions on a 527 perhaps.
I never was a Dennis Hopper fan til I found out he was a conservative. Robert Duvall is another.
Skeet surfing has been my favorite sport ever since.
"How do we know you're not Mel Torme?"
sounds like a must-see.
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