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Hollywood Takes on the Left (a right wing movie with right wing Hollywood actors and producers)
Weekly Standard ^ | August 4, 2008 | Stephen F. Hayes

Posted on 08/04/2008 10:42:46 PM PDT by reaganixonbush

Hollywood Takes on the Left David Zucker, the director who brought us 'Airplane!' and 'The Naked Gun,' turns his sights on anti-Americanism. by Stephen F. Hayes 08/11/2008

David Zucker is sitting in a high-backed director's chair with his name on it. (I'd always assumed they were just used for effect in movies, but here one was.) Zucker is looking at a monitor showing the inside of an empty New York City subway station. It's actually just a set--a stunning replica of a subway station--and it sits 15 feet to Zucker's right.

The first assistant director breaks the silence.

"Action!"

The set jumps to life. Two young men--both terrorists--enter the station. They are surprised to see a security checkpoint manned by two NYPD officers. "I'll need to see your bag, please," says one of the officers. The lead terrorist glances nervously at his friend and swings his backpack down from his shoulder to present it to the cops. Just as the officer pulls on the zipper, however, a small army of ACLU lawyers marches up to the policemen with a stop-search order. The cops look at each other and shrug their shoulders. "This says we can't search their bags."

The young men are relieved. They smile fiendishly as they walk toward the crowded platform. As the lead terrorist once again slips the backpack over his shoulder, he mutters his appreciation.

"Thank Allah for the ACLU."

Zucker's latest movie, An American Carol, is unlike anything that has ever come out of Hollywood. It is a frontal attack on the excesses of the American left from several prominent members of a growing class of Hollywood conservatives. Until now, conservatives in Hollywood have always been too few and too worried about a backlash to do anything serious to challenge the left-wing status quo.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anamericancarol; conservativeactors; hollywood; hollywoodright; zucker
Produced by Airplane's David Zucker, with every major conservative actor under the sun. Some actors in it, I never thought would be conservative.
1 posted on 08/04/2008 10:42:46 PM PDT by reaganixonbush
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To: reaganixonbush

Interesting. Wouldn’t be sweet if this movie shatters some box office records.


2 posted on 08/04/2008 10:52:02 PM PDT by A message
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To: reaganixonbush

Missing Gary Sinise, Bruce Willis, there’s probably plenty of others.

But I’ll definitely see this when it’s out.


3 posted on 08/04/2008 10:53:57 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: reaganixonbush
Tom O'Malley, president of Vivendi Entertainment, though, dismisses claims that Hollywood is hostile to conservative ideas and suggests that conservatives simply haven't been as interested in making movies. "How come there aren't more socialists on Wall Street?"

There are plenty of socialists on Wall Street. Some of them even get elected to the United States Senate.

4 posted on 08/04/2008 10:55:41 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: reaganixonbush

Some years ago I was a protester along with several others in the Los Angeles area. A lady with a scarf and sun glasses was also a protester. We would hear funny voices coming from her as we used our signs to get passing motorists to honk their horns. It turns out she was a voice artist, and some of the characters she did were recognizable cartoon characters. She did not want her identity known, but did know of another person in her field sympathetic to conservatives. She was very concerned that she not be known to have attended our rally/protest. Glad to see a new generation if Hollyweird.


5 posted on 08/04/2008 10:57:09 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: karnage

(( ping ))


6 posted on 08/04/2008 11:03:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: bajabaja

Yeah, a bunch of us protested the Oscars and we’ve done a couple protests at illegal alien centers, and we’ve definitely run across some in the business. But they’re very very quiet about it.


7 posted on 08/04/2008 11:08:17 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Now here at the Rock we have two rules. Rule #1 obey all rules. Rule #2 no writing on the walls...)
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To: bajabaja

I live in Hollywood, and an “on/off” mbr of the Hollywood GOP. There were mbrs that I met that I couldn’t even believe were that high up in the food chain (we’re talking about execs who greenlight projects), but just like Fight Club, “never talk about Fight Club”. When you’re a minority, you tend to keep your mouths shut and your ears open due to the “tolerant” ones.


8 posted on 08/04/2008 11:09:53 PM PDT by max americana
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To: reaganixonbush

Ooo Nikki Deloach.


9 posted on 08/04/2008 11:10:26 PM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: reaganixonbush
Looks to be a great movie.

Plot

Michael Malone (Kevin Farley), a parody of Michael Moore, doesn't support the holiday of the Fourth of July. He doesn't believe that it should be celebrated. He then gets shown the error of his ways through the visits of three ghosts akin to A Christmas Carol.

Cast


10 posted on 08/04/2008 11:10:43 PM PDT by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: reaganixonbush
Nick Rivers up!


11 posted on 08/04/2008 11:17:18 PM PDT by BBell
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To: reaganixonbush
It seems funny... but why revealed the jokes already? Big part of Zucker’s type of comedy is the surprise...
12 posted on 08/04/2008 11:18:34 PM PDT by paudio (Like it or not, 'conservatism' is a word with many meanings. Yours may be different from mine.)
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To: Syncro; lilycicero
Until Trey & Matt come up with a sequel to Team America, this'll have to do.

Lily, there's a very long article attached to this. I read the 1st 1/2, would you please read the 2nd?

13 posted on 08/04/2008 11:44:39 PM PDT by 4woodenboats ( MEJA is FUBAR DefendOurMarines.org DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: reaganixonbush
From the article:

Zucker and Friedman poked fun of the know-nothing culture of antiwar protests. During a rally at Columbia University, students chant: "Peace Now, We Don't Care How!" Some of their protest signs are ones you'd find at any antiwar rally. Some are not. "9/11 Was an Inside Job," "Kick Army Recruiters Off Campus!" "End Violence--War Is Not the Answer!" "End Disease--Medicine Is Not the Answer!" "It's Too Dark Outside, The Sun Is Not the Answer!" "Overpopulation--Gay Marriage Is the Answer!"

I'm thinking that alot of libby-lib's heads are going to explode. Oh, darn.

14 posted on 08/04/2008 11:46:41 PM PDT by Shelayne (Tagline on recess--just like Congress.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Thanks for the ping. This movie is definitely worth the complete support of everyone at FR.


15 posted on 08/04/2008 11:51:27 PM PDT by karnage
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To: Shelayne
alot = a lot

Sheesh.

16 posted on 08/04/2008 11:52:39 PM PDT by Shelayne (Tagline on recess--just like Congress.)
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To: reaganixonbush
"I try to talk to my friends on the left and they just don't get it. Most of them have never even heard of Sayyid Qutb. How can you have an intellectual discussion about the war we're in without knowing who Sayyid Qutb is?"

Exactly.

This country has become SO ignorant.

Anyone who doesn't know about Qutbism should be ashamed to show his face, after 7 years of war.... (of course, we have one presidential candidate who might know too much of Sayyid Qutb!)

17 posted on 08/04/2008 11:58:14 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: reaganixonbush

Oh goody! I look forward to this! Yay! Note that David Zucker also made EXCELLENT political ads for the Conservative cause during the mid-term elections!


18 posted on 08/05/2008 12:10:03 AM PDT by SolidWood (Obamarxislamism, the threat to our Republic!)
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To: A message

It’s quite possible..Republicans are hungry for a movie that doesn’t shove LeftoPervist Defeatocrap self loathing down their throats, and Lefgfties are going to want to see how they are being portrayed, when there are no HollyPerv fake jew Mafia freaks running the show.


19 posted on 08/05/2008 12:17:25 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: DGHoodini
The best thing: timing of the film's release--October 3

Finally after a long time of largely abstaining from cinema I can bring my whole family to the movies again.

20 posted on 08/05/2008 12:25:12 AM PDT by SolidWood (Obamarxislamism, the threat to our Republic!)
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To: reaganixonbush

Great read. Thanks for posting it. I haven’t been to a movie in years and years, but I just might go see this one. I’m a big fan of the two “Airplane” movies, and “the Naked Gun” movies to a lesser extent. That this movie will be specifically poking fun at the left gives me reason enough to see it, not to mention supporting the few conservatives in the business, which are often treated like diseased lepers by most of the communists that have taken over Hollywood and churn out stinker after stinker all in an effort to promote their idiotic agenda.


21 posted on 08/05/2008 12:28:30 AM PDT by smedley64 (UHbUHmUH- The incoherent candidate.)
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To: Allegra; Pookie; SandRat; jveritas

Heads-up for some FRiends


22 posted on 08/05/2008 12:41:58 AM PDT by SolidWood (Obamarxislamism, the threat to our Republic!)
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To: reaganixonbush
AWESOME!!
23 posted on 08/05/2008 12:49:47 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (Just say NObama!)
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To: A message; reaganixonbush; SolidWood
Interesting. Wouldn’t be sweet if this movie shatters some box office records.

I'd love that. Especially since all of Hollywood's recent anti-war movies have tanked.

24 posted on 08/05/2008 12:54:49 AM PDT by Allegra (Goodness me, goodness me, industrial disease...)
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To: SolidWood
The best thing: timing of the film's release--October 3

I hope it's still in theaters when I come home in November. I'll happily pay top dollar to see that one and to support it.

25 posted on 08/05/2008 12:59:20 AM PDT by Allegra (Goodness me, goodness me, industrial disease...)
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To: Allegra

Doesn’t the armed forces still get first run movie privileges for on base theaters? You could possibly see it before any of us. :)


26 posted on 08/05/2008 1:34:08 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: DGHoodini
Doesn’t the armed forces still get first run movie privileges for on base theaters? You could possibly see it before any of us. :)

When I lived in Italy as a teenager (military brat), we did.

In the war zones...not so much. We can get $3 bootleg DVDs of first runs, but I want to make sure I pay to see this one so the movie producers reap the benefits. If it DOES pop up on our base theater, I'll be there with bells on! :)

27 posted on 08/05/2008 1:59:08 AM PDT by Allegra (Goodness me, goodness me, industrial disease...)
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To: reaganixonbush

**Some actors in it, I never thought would be conservative.**

Ahhhhh! I’m so glad to see that “I’m not the only one!!”
Not only are some actors Conservative, we’re also FREEPERS. For the longest time I thought I was only one of a few.
Episode 4 ... Hollywood— A New Hope ??


28 posted on 08/05/2008 2:53:54 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I'll never vote for a LIBERAL ... even if they Do have an (R) after their name.)
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To: reaganixonbush
An American Carol (2008)
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Overview

Director:
David Zucker
Writers:
Myrna Sokoloff (written by)
David Zucker (written by)
Release Date:
3 October 2008 (USA) more
Genre:
Comedy more
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Production Notes/Status:
Status:
Completed
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Status Updated:
13 May 2008
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kevin P. Farley ... Michael Malone

Kelsey Grammer

Robert Davi ... Aziz
other cast:

Jon Voight

Dennis Hopper

James Woods

Leslie Nielsen

Kevin Sorbo ... George Mulrooney
Camille Grammer ... Parent #1 - Dancer

Geoffrey Arend ... Mohammed

Cameron Goodman ... Ted Kennedy's Asistant

Jesse Heiman ... Young Michael Malone

Steve Monroe ... Passenger #2

Nikki Deloach ... Lily

Nadine Ellis ... Parent #1
Travis Schuldt ... Josh

Scott Bailey ... Celebrity
Bill O'Reilly ... Himself

Jillian Murray ... Heather
Mary Hart ... Herself

Allen Lee Haff ... Security Guard

Meggan Anderson ... Redhead Student

Julian Berlin ... Beverly
Trace Adkins ... The Spirit of Christmas Future

Shanna Olson ... Starlet

Courtney Fleming ... Protester

Kristen De Luca ... Hottie / Starlet

Atticus Shaffer ... Timmy

Simone Bargetze ... Zombie

Pleasant Wayne ... Military Wife

Sabine Varnes ... Cuban Nurse

Anna Osceola ... Molly Duncan

Oliver Muirhead ... Neville Chamberlain

Sammy Sheik ... Fayed

Arlo Hemphill ... Waiter

Joey Luthman ... Boy Scout (as Joey Wagner Luthman)
Ryan Van de Kamp Buchanan ... CSI Lab Technician

Marcy Goldman ... Professor

Chriss Anglin ... John F. Kennedy

Wolfgang J. Weber ... WWII Navy Seal Ghost

Carlton Wilborn ... Parent #4

Taylor Mills ... Hero Group Girl

Brian F. Durkin ... Soldier

Fred Travalena ... Jimmy Carter

Robert Pierce ... Minister #1

Benton Jennings ... Adolf Hitler
Coco Leigh ... Nun

Hannah Cowley ... Bling

Simone Lotter ... Beautiful Starlet

Adalia Braydon ... Military Wife

Sean Rogers ... Sexy Guy

Caleb Campbell ... Naval Officer

Marlies Pinto ... Trophy Model

Kaleigh Kennedy ... Becca

Tyler Strother ... Boy scout

Cocoa Brown ... Security Guard #1

Cristy Joy Slavis ... College Student

Christy Williams ... Student Dancer

Deanna Webb ... Ted Kennedys Girlfriend

David M. Tran ... College Student

Serdar Kalsin ... Ahmed
Lu Parker ... TV Reporter

Tyler Jacob Moore ... Marty Goode

Randall Bosley ... Mussolini

F. Lee Reynolds ... NY Subway Cop

Kelly Frazier ... Mom w / Baby

Bill Posley ... Mose

Christopher Jenkins Holmes ... Student
Joanna Repsold ... Herself

Dana Lyn Baron ... 1940s Speaker

Brent Lydic ... Wounded Soldier

Mell Flynn ... Protester 1

Spencer Knowles ... Groom's Man #1

Fabrizio Villasanta ... U.S. Army Soldier

Susan Brock ... On-air tv reporter
Blane Savage ... Parent #5
Pete Ilarius ... Hero
Tyler Farrell ... Civil War Soldier
Vicki Browne ... Rosie O'Connell
Peter F. Tegan ... Stagehand
Holly Sherman ... Protester

Oren Rehany ... Terrorist on Bicycle

Jenna Vogeler ... Tiny Tina

Brandon Alter ... Afghan Prisoner #1

Rebekah Crane ... Girlscout
Chrisanne Eastwood ... Hippie #1

Stefán Mávi ... College Student

Jack Kelly ... Protestor #2

Steve Spiro ... Doctor

Laura Fremont ... Parent #3

Anthony Marciona ... Professor D
Marc Oka ... Parent #7
Steve Monvoisin ... College Student
Cheryl Baxter ... Parent #2
Jerry Trent ... Dancer / Singer Professor
Jimmy Fisher ... Singer #1
Durrell Nelson ... Chaplin
Bobbie Bates ... Professor #5 (uncredited)

Darren Dowler ... Businessman at Luncheon (uncredited)

Katie Gill ... Rehearsal actress (uncredited)

Brian Jones ... Student (uncredited)

Scott C. Roe ... Revolutionary War Soldier (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

29 posted on 08/05/2008 3:42:03 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: 4woodenboats
Lily, there's a very long article attached to this. I read the 1st 1/2, would you please read the 2nd?

Oh good you got the impression that I can read. My post usually are bump, ????, or WOW. I am hooked on phonics bound.

30 posted on 08/05/2008 7:27:35 AM PDT by lilycicero (How ya doin?)
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To: 4woodenboats; All; Jim Robinson
Until Trey & Matt come up with a sequel to Team America, this'll have to do.

Heh, that's the last movie I saw in a theater. And my son has it on DVD.

I just may go see this one at the movie house.

There is also another great movie coming out, Whiskey for my men, Beer for my horses

Toby Kieth, Willie Nelson, The Nuge.

Here is the Video, the first link is a trailer for the movie.

Hay Jim, a couple of good movies coming out!

31 posted on 08/05/2008 11:01:48 AM PDT by Syncro (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Syncro
I used to have it on DVD, but loaned it out, never to be seen again. I can't even find one to buy now, much less rent.

I'll check your video link tonight, thanks. The title sure sounds promising ~ if it was a lib flick they'd probably substitute Date Rape Drug for Beer in the title.

32 posted on 08/05/2008 2:59:30 PM PDT by 4woodenboats ( MEJA is FUBAR DefendOurMarines.org DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: sneakers

bttt


33 posted on 08/05/2008 3:23:35 PM PDT by sneakers (Liberty is the answer to the human condition.)
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To: gwilhelm56

I live in Hollywood and know some people in the industry, so pls. watch your 6 and keep your head low.


34 posted on 08/05/2008 11:26:00 PM PDT by reaganixonbush
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To: raybbr

Mary Hart??

This explains it. I saw the ET Christmas interview (don’t ask me how, my GF watches it) and she was GENUINELY happy to meet the First Couple Bush, and was very nice to Laura Bush. I have heard the underground rumors that she’s a Republican, and it’s starting to look that way.

Kevin Sorbo is in it as well? Thanks for the roll call.


35 posted on 08/05/2008 11:28:29 PM PDT by reaganixonbush
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To: 4woodenboats

**Until Trey & Matt come up with a sequel to Team America, this’ll have to do.**

Anyone who can put a “Suicide Bomb Belt” on Michael Moore is OK in MY BOOK.!!


36 posted on 08/06/2008 9:30:31 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I'll never vote for a LIBERAL ... even if they Do have an (R) after their name.)
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To: reaganixonbush

** ...so pls. watch your 6 and keep your head low.**

I have a tiedyed tshirt and a SUBARU, so I SHOULD be able to sneak past the “Guards”


37 posted on 08/06/2008 9:32:52 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I'll never vote for a LIBERAL ... even if they Do have an (R) after their name.)
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To: gwilhelm56

Subaru??

Wrong. You should drive a Prius with an Obama sticker. I live close by the Crossroads of the World, and the parking lot is still riddled with Kerry_Edwards stickers.(placing more attention of them voting for losers).


38 posted on 08/06/2008 10:32:42 PM PDT by reaganixonbush
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To: reaganixonbush

** ...riddled with Kerry_Edwards stickers.**

While we have a few of those left, also ... My County went NADER everytime he runs.

At Present, I live in Ithaca, NY ...FREEPER tag “CITY OF EVIL” and Subaru (Volvo being close second)is the vehicle of choice of the so “so enlightened” who still believe MARX was a MODERATE!


39 posted on 08/07/2008 3:18:47 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (I'll never vote for a LIBERAL ... even if they Do have an (R) after their name.)
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