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Oct 1, 2008, 06:17 AM
 
I hope this is directed by Stephen Colbert. This is too hilarious to be true.

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Oct 1, 2008, 06:43 AM
 
Oh dear. I think my teeth just fell out from all the sugar.
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Oct 1, 2008, 06:52 AM
 
I see nothing wrong with the movie. Should be shown in schools.
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Oct 1, 2008, 07:40 AM
 
I don't see anything wrong with it, either. It looks like Jerry Bruckheimer wrote an ABC After-School special, that's all. I suppose a few people like that kind of thing....

Edit (After reading the wiki link): a very few people, apparently....
     
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Oct 1, 2008, 07:46 AM
 
It seems no different than anything Lifetime produces.

Although perhaps the idea of an Asian immigrant, a black guy, and a paraplegic overcoming their difficulties to actually do something with their lives without relying on the government might be a little threatening to people.
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Oct 1, 2008, 08:04 AM
 
Threatening to the sanity of people who can work doorknobs and up perhaps.

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Oct 1, 2008, 08:15 AM
 
Just another example of sappy film-making designed to inspire through vicarious identification with another person's triumph over adversity. Yeah, this could easily be a made-for-tv movie on Lifetime. The overt jingoism and patriotic "America is the best, f*** yeah!" flag-waving is off-putting but not surprising considering who paid for the movie to be made.
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Oct 1, 2008, 08:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by shifuimam View Post
Although perhaps the idea of an Asian immigrant, a black guy, and a paraplegic overcoming their difficulties to actually do something with their lives without relying on the government might be a little threatening to people.
So, the high school that the Asian is in is a private one, the black guy is going to a private university and the papaplegic navy seal is a soldier of fortune.
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Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
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Oct 1, 2008, 09:27 AM
 

Great link, Doofy!

This movie seems to be somewhere between Walt Disney motion pictures shown at Christmas time (oh, I hate those!) and a cheap commercial for some political party. You can do it no matter what! You are all great! Like snowflakes
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Oct 1, 2008, 01:04 PM
 
hey i am in that film................. WTF?
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Oct 1, 2008, 02:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Those commercials make me want to stick pencils in my ears.
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Oct 1, 2008, 03:20 PM
 
That's pretty cheesy…partly because it stands in stark contrast to the "America sucks" theme we normally see out of Hollywood.
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Oct 1, 2008, 04:02 PM
 
It stinks!
     
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Oct 1, 2008, 04:06 PM
 
Look at the cobwebs on that account... and the reference.
     
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Oct 1, 2008, 07:08 PM
 
What would you do
If you were asked to give up your dreams for freedom?
What would you do
If asked to make the ultimate sacrifice?

Would you think about all them people
Who gave up everything they had?
Would you think about all them War Vets
And would you start to feel bad?

Freedom isn't free
It costs folks like you and me
And if we don't all chip in
We'll never pay that bill
Freedom isn't free
No, there's a hefty in' fee.
And if you don't throw in your buck 'o five
Who will?

What would you do
If someone told you to fight for freedom?
Would you answer the call
Or run away like a little ?
'Cause the only reason that you're here
Is 'cause folks died for you in the past
So maybe now it's your turn
To die kicking some ass

Freedom isn't free
It costs folks like you and me
And if we don't all chip in
We'll never pay that bill
Freedom isn't free
Now there's a hefty f*ckin' fee
And if you don't throw in your buck 'o five
Who will?

You don't throw in your buck 'o five. Who will?
Oooh buck 'o five
Freedom costs a buck 'o five

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Oct 1, 2008, 07:31 PM
 
This is turning into quite the cheeseparty

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Oct 1, 2008, 08:07 PM
 
Looks like perfect American propaganda for the wonderful American people.
     
   
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