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Secretive Hollywood Conservative Group Hosts Screening for Fred Thompson (Exclusive)
hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 5/2/2014 | Paul Bond

Posted on 05/06/2014 6:01:38 AM PDT by rktman

Friends of Abe, a private group of conservatives in Hollywood's TV and film industry, hosted an evening with actor and former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles Thursday night, The Hollywood Reporter learned Friday.

Thompson screened for 50 members of the group his upcoming film, Persecuted, about a Christian televangelist who is framed for murder by government operatives because he refuses to bow to the will of a powerful U.S. senator. The filmmakers call it a "religious thriller."

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: conservativism
Hmmmm. Notice the mention of the irs delaying the groups 501(c)(3) status. Odd eh? Nah.
1 posted on 05/06/2014 6:01:38 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Religious thriller? Must be a one-of-a-kind category. I’m still waiting for a religious comedy.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 6:04:32 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: rktman

I certainly hope he isn’t thinking of muddying up the Presidential Candidate waters for 2016. I pretty much counted him out 8 years ago, and much more so with his “reverse mortgage” commercials.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 6:05:01 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: rktman

“Conservative” is relative these days I suppose


4 posted on 05/06/2014 6:05:12 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: rktman

You know the other day when I read the article with Rob Schneider I wonered how long it would be until some actors with conservative values would have the balls to throw down the gauntlet and say Hollywood is not just for liberals and bam there it is...


5 posted on 05/06/2014 6:05:42 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: pepsionice

“The Blues Brothers”?


6 posted on 05/06/2014 6:07:06 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Gaffer
Fred, what a disappointment you were !
7 posted on 05/06/2014 6:07:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Gaffer
I certainly hope he isn’t thinking of muddying up the Presidential Candidate waters for 2016. I pretty much counted him out 8 years ago, and much more so with his “reverse mortgage” commercials.

Agree 100%. I was a "Fredhead" back in 2008, and he just never put his heart into it. His time has passed.

8 posted on 05/06/2014 6:08:50 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Gaffer

Not to mention pimping the national popular vote.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 6:11:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Night Hides Not

A disappointment, and he seemed to me to just waste the contributed money his hopeful constituents gave him. His heart just wasn’t in it and he diverted contributions that could be been better spent elsewhere.


10 posted on 05/06/2014 6:12:30 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: GeronL

“Conservative” is relative these days I suppose.
All you need is an R and you are conservative. The media makes you what they want you to be and they still can’t spell rino.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 6:13:44 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Night Hides Not

Fred Thompson(yes I WAS a “FredHead” too) was NOTHING more than INTERFEARACE for MacPain!


12 posted on 05/06/2014 6:14:03 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: pepsionice
Religious thriller? Must be a one-of-a-kind category. I’m still waiting for a religious comedy.

Didn't Marty Python make those?

13 posted on 05/06/2014 6:15:04 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: pepsionice
I’m still waiting for a religious comedy.

Monty Python!

14 posted on 05/06/2014 6:23:34 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: US Navy Vet
INTERFEARACE

A what now?

15 posted on 05/06/2014 6:25:32 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: jsanders2001
James Woods and James Riley are two Hollywood conservatives that I've become quite friendly with online due to our common interests. Ken Wahl is another solid conservative. Of course there is Pat Sajak.

James Riley is a big colonial history buff who agrees that conservatives must be engaged in the culture war. A great post he wrote yesterday about AMC's "Turn" despite it competing against his largely self funded historical show. (Courage New Hampshire)

Our Take on Turn

We live in a great, though fading republic, and the truth is: we need a lot more of these stories. We shouldn’t be counting them on one hand.

16 posted on 05/06/2014 6:28:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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Good to know about Riley. I love colonial history and am enjoying the heck out of Turn. (Love the interactive maps, etc on the show’s website, as well.)


17 posted on 05/06/2014 6:31:26 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Interference


18 posted on 05/06/2014 6:32:59 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Night Hides Not

I still have a ball cap, stickers, and plastic tumblers.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 6:42:42 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: cripplecreek
I looked up James Riley. He plays Patrick Henry. Apropos of nothing, I was fascinated by Patrick Henry as it was my first “big kid” book I ever read. I was seven. We have a common first name. Pat. LOL the things we remember.
20 posted on 05/06/2014 7:05:33 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Fred didn’t disappoint me. He was my Senator! I knew what was coming.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 7:21:15 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: defconw

Riley’s show is top notch. Unfortunately you have to buy it because he doesn’t have the Hollywood backing.

http://www.colonybay.net/w/index.php/movie-theater/

It takes place in the years leading up to the revolution when there were lots of small local rebellions taking place like the pine tree riot.


22 posted on 05/06/2014 7:24:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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Always amazes me how many big name actors come out of the University of Memphis.


23 posted on 05/06/2014 7:24:39 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: cripplecreek

Sounds very interesting. I love history.


24 posted on 05/06/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: defconw

It occasionally runs on networks like A&E I think the last time I saw it was when it ran on memorial day.


25 posted on 05/06/2014 7:31:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Good for Ken Wahl. I loved him in “Wiseguy” but haven’t seen him anything since.


26 posted on 05/06/2014 7:34:16 AM PDT by Laur
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