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In the 80' or 90's, there was a movie in which a group of American military men (? reservists, national guardsmen??) or maybe just a hunting party, run afoul of local rustics and the result is,of course, gunfire and killing. At least part of the story, maybe all, is told by a member of the first group. He is apparently not fully conscious and he is looking out, with blurry vision, through window shades in a hospital or nursing home. The implication is that he will be ther the rest of his life. I think it starred Robert Stack. For years, I thought it was "Southern Comfort", but I watched this movie last week, and it is definitely another movie. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Thanks.

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In the 80' or 90's, there was a movie in which a group of American military men (? reservists, national guardsmen??) or maybe just a hunting party, run afoul of local rustics and the result is,of course, gunfire and killing.

 

It's called The Dick Cheney Story.

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You're welcome! I used to have the Embassy VHS of this film but sold it on eBay. D'oh!

 

This film has a heck of a climax, and your original post may have mentioned the wrap-up scene that follows it. One scene earlier in the film struck me as funny, although I don't think it was meant to be. Seems like the cameras are rolling for 20 or 30 seconds while Robertson and a girl (Helen Shaver?) are just staring at each other, before an expressionless Robertson says in a monotone, "Drink your coffee and get out."

 

I think Kate Reid's character is the widow of the man who's killed in the shootout early in the film. She goes on a highly politically incorrect rant after Robertson breaks the bad news to her.

 

There's no telling when or if this film will ever come out on DVD, and I don't know when it last aired on TV. Embassy distributed so many foreign and independent productions that it's hard to tell who might own the titles now, or which studio to contact to request a DVD release. Canal (a.k.a. StudioCanal or Canal + Image) seems to own quite a few Embassy titles, and some of those have come out on DVD through MGM.

 

The original novel, "Shoot," by Douglas Fairbairn is worth reading. On IMDb, there's an interesting post from someone at Fort Bragg about the author and his (possible) background.

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> "I'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than driving with Ted Kennedy."

 

Well, I can say this about that: it sure is safer to be hunting with Mr. Cheney than to be representing his foreign policies in the Middle East. At least his wing-shooting partner didn't arrive home in a flag-draped coffin.

So far, Ted's body-count is only one (1).

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Just once I'd like to see one of you liberals with an original thought of your own.

 

Can't any of you do your own thinking?

 

It's really hard to converse with people with bumper sticker mentalities.

 

Believe it or not, and I know you'll disagree,there are some things worth fighting and, yes, even dying for.

 

Being Ted Kennedy's "date" for the evening isn't one of them.

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> Just once I'd like to see one of you liberals with an

> original thought of your own.

>

> Can't any of you do your own thinking?

>

> It's really hard to converse with people with bumper

> sticker mentalities.

>

> Believe it or not, and I know you'll disagree,there

> are some things worth fighting and, yes, even dying

> for.

>

> Being Ted Kennedy's "date" for the evening isn't one

> of them.

 

> I'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than driving

> with Ted Kennedy.

 

And this, I suppose, is an example of conservatives thinking for themselves. Whatever.

 

Di

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To begin with, where do you get off slapping inaccurate labels on me, and then complaining about my "bumper sticker" mentality?

Why do you think I'm a liberal? Do you think only a liberal can object to the corrupt & constitutional misuse of military force by the current Bush administration?

Find it hard to "converse" with me? Who's asking you to?

You chose to make a spontaneous political observation based on your personal opinion. I responded to your post, with my own opinion, politely and respectfully,

no namecalling, no accusations.

I believe there are many things worth dying for; I believe that as an American, a family man, a human being, and, though its been over 20 years for me, as a Soldier, too.

But very little of any of those noble goals has anything to do with the immoral travesty of the grotesque political agenda that is our occupation of Iraq.

There were many horrific experiences & tragedies that we all witnessed in Southeast Asia, with Death our daily companion, but the one commonality we had with our families praying back home, and the protestors in the street, and the leaders in the white house, and our commanders in the field, was that we ALL wanted to get it over & done with, so we could go home alive.

Like reading bumper stickers? Here's one of the best ones I've EVER seen:

"I love my country, but I fear my government".

I just look forward to the day that I can no longer agree with that sentiment.

And for the record, Nightwalker, the only "one of you" that applies to my presence on these boards is my membership in this Community; and as you're one of the newer kids on this block, I'd recommend you brush up on your manners!

 

Klondike

 

P.S: Edward Kennedy is hardly without guilt on his record (no seducing underage boys on the 'Net, still . . . . ) but there are several thousand low-income elders in the Northeast who are eating everyday & heating their tiny apartments this winter ONLY because of the Human Decency bills he's pushed through Congress these past several decades.

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Just once I'd like to see one of you liberals with an original thought of your own.

 

Can't any of you do your own thinking?

 

It's really hard to converse with people with bumper sticker mentalities.

 

Believe it or not, and I know you'll disagree,there are some things worth fighting and, yes, even dying for.

 

Being Ted Kennedy's "date" for the evening isn't one of them.

 

If there's one thing that defines conservatives, it's sticking to the party-line talking points, whether those points are based on actual fact or not.

 

So much for doing one's own thinking.

 

Conservatives are slaves to their morally bankrupt ideology that, in their list of priorities, overshadows anything that their policies might actually accomplish, much as the Nazis prized Aryan "racial purity" over any practical goals that Hitler's National Socialism might achieve.

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This is in response to the two previous posts from Klondike & Cinesage:

 

A. You are right. I was a hasty in affixing labels.

 

B. Having said that, I still stand by my other comments, to wit:

 

I didn't start this little brouhaha. It was started a few posts earlier on this thread with yet another gratuitous slam against the Vice President. I may be a relative newcomer to these boards, but in the time I've been here, in addition to several against the Vice President, I've seen them against Presidents Reagan & Bush.

So perhaps you might want to look to "your own house" when it comes to reminding people about manners. I don't have any problems with anyone disagreeing on the various issues confronting us as Americans, but I do get tired of people who think that a one-liner that might have come from a bumper sticker should pass for wit. This includes comments about the Vice President's hunting accident. My comments regarding "bumper sticker" mentality refer only to those who would rather "crack on" people or make personal comments about them rather than discuss the issues themselves in a substantive manner. What's good for the goose should be good for the gander.

 

C. Say what you will, but it seems to me that you are the ones who stick to the so-called "democrat/liberal" party line/talking points when you conduct yourselves in this manner. I'm willing to discuss issues (although this may not be the appropriate venue for doing so), but not to respond to "Bush is a Moron, Cheney is a murderer" type comments that I've seen on these threads. I just think that you should be aware that, just because comments such as these pass largely ignored, it doesn't mean everyone agrees with you.

 

D. Klondike, as for your question about who's asking me to converse with you, you did yourself by posting comments on a discussion board. If you really don't care to "converse", why don't you write blogs on "My Space?"

 

E. As far as Iraq itself is concerned, no matter what one's position on that issue may be, the fact remains that, as members of the military, those who have died knew in advance that they would be going into harm's way. I doubt whether Mary Jo Kopechne did.

 

F. And lastly, you might consider, in attempting to lay responsibility for the deaths of those who have served in Iraq at the feet of this administration, that there were a couple of guys named Hussein and Bin Laden (as well as others) who were involved, too. Or doesn't that matter to you at all?

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Nightwalker;

 

Thank you for taking the time to reply to my last post so thoroughly.

I would look forward to discussing (or debating) these matters with you at greater length, as you please, but doing that here would probably be a selfish or irresponsible use of these message boards, as they really are being provided for the discussion of matters directly related to Classic Films and/or TCM programming.

(And I know better than most how easy it is to get sidetracked!)

So I invite you, if you would like, to PM me and continue to express your viewpoints, and I shall reciprocate.

I respect the opinions of all Americans who cherish their constitutional rights!

(Even when I just KNOW they're wrong!)

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