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7 Movies Based on a True Story (That Are Complete Bullshit)

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7 Movies Based on a True Story (That Are Complete Bullshit)

Postby kingofcities » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:05 am

I thought this was pretty interesting. #6 on the list made me think of jza. :-D

http://www.cracked.com/article_16478_7-movies-based-on-true-story-that-are-complete-bullshit.html
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Postby outsider » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:17 am

I expected to see Hidalgo on that list. (good flick, though)
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Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:25 am

That was pretty interesting. I'm surprised Remember the Titans didn't make the list. I'm not surprised at all that it was mostly sports movies, they always make those as dramatic as possible, thereby changing most everything that really happened,
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Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:25 am

cncoyle wrote:I expected to see Hidalgo on that list. (good flick, though)


I like a lot of those movies, but that doesn't mean they were anywhere near the real stories.
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Postby nietoperz » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:30 am

Braveheart should be on the list.
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Postby kingofcities » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:40 am

nietoperz wrote:Braveheart should be on the list.


No way. Mel Gibson is too bad ass to be a liar.
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Postby Spidey-Man » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:42 am

I saw a special on that once on the history channel. A snooty professor type was appalled at some of the changes, while a Scottish guy who wanted independence (or whatever :lol: ) was satisfied with the message, the legend.

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Postby Deux » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:42 am

Man, Rudy is a money whore.

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Postby chap22 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:49 am

Destiny Frankenstein wrote:Man, Rudy is a money whore.


he's also a TOTAL dick. but of course, that was left out of the movie too.
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Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:51 am

chap22 wrote:he's also a TOTAL dick. but of course, that was left out of the movie too.


It's amazing to me how much I hate Notre Dame and the real Rudy, and yet I still like the movie.
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Postby chap22 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:53 am

rdrsfn82 wrote:It's amazing to me how much I hate Notre Dame and the real Rudy, and yet I still like the movie.

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Postby Spidey-Man » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:55 am

chap22 wrote:he's also a TOTAL dick. but of course, that was left out of the movie too.


is he?

he was so nice in the movie :D

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Postby nietoperz » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:56 am

I know nothing about this Rudy guy - what's the story?
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Postby MoneyMelon » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:57 am

nietoperz wrote:I know nothing about this Rudy guy - what's the story?

A small scrappy guy with a big heart beats all odds to make it to the Notre Dame football team.

It's sappy but still a good movie.
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Postby Spidey-Man » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:58 am

In the movie, :

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger (Sean Astin) grew up dreaming of playing football at the University of Notre Dame. While achieving some success with his local high school football team, Ruettiger lacked the grades and money to attend Notre Dame, and talent and physical size (Ruettiger was only 5' 6" and 165 pounds) to play football for the Fighting Irish. Instead, he takes a job at the local steel mill where his father Daniel Ruettiger Sr. (Ned Beatty) (a huge Notre Dame football fan) works and prepares to settle down.

When his best friend Pete is killed in an explosion at the mill, Rudy decides to follow his dream of attending Notre Dame and playing college football for the Fighting Irish, and leaves for Notre Dame, against his father's warning that "Ruettigers don't belong at Notre Dame." Ruettiger fails to get admitted to Notre Dame, and instead goes to a small junior college, Holy Cross College hoping to qualify for a transfer to the university.

During his final semester of eligibility transfer, he is granted admission to Notre Dame. After walking onto football practice tryouts, Ruettiger convinces coach Ara Parseghian (Jason Miller) to give him a spot on the football practice team, where Rudy exhibits more drive and desire than some of his big-name varsity teammates.

Upon Dan Devine's installation as head coach, Ruettiger fears he will lose the chance to dress for a home game, an arrangement he had with Parseghian. Late in the season of 1975, his teammates, lead by team captain and All-American Roland Steele, rise to his defense, demanding to Devine that Rudy be allowed to suit up in their place (by throwing down their jerseys, one at a time, on top of Devine's desk) for the final game of the season.

In the penultimate play of that game, Coach Devine is persuaded to insert Rudy (after all the players and later the fans chanted “Rudy… Rudy… Rudy…”) who sacks the opposing quarterback to end the game on the subsequent play. Rudy is carried off the field by his teammates, the last Notre Dame player to have such a distinction.

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