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    Just enough to know that most critics are full of it and have forgotten what it is like to have fun at the movies.
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    As I opened this thread, that movie came to mind before reading anyone else's posts. Glad to see I'm not alone in my thinking.

    Don't get me wrong -- I enjoyed the movie. Killer soundtrack, Matt Modine, Madonna, Forrest Whitaker, Linda Fiorentino, Ronny Cox, Daphne Zuniga... and the guy who played Shute... good, good, good...

    ... but, as appealing as this movie is, IT'S NOT THE BOOK!

    A movie that follows more closely follows the plot and spirit of the book would make a very good film IMHO.

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    That would be a good remake. Who are some of the people you'd like to see in it?

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    As I opened this thread, that movie came to mind before reading anyone else's posts. Glad to see I'm not alone in my thinking.

    Don't get me wrong -- I enjoyed the movie. Killer soundtrack, Matt Modine, Madonna, Forrest Whitaker, Linda Fiorentino, Ronny Cox, Daphne Zuniga... and the guy who played Shute... good, good, good...

    ... but, as appealing as this movie is, IT'S NOT THE BOOK!

    A movie that follows more closely follows the plot and spirit of the book would make a very good film IMHO.

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    It would also help to fix the wrestling sequence at the end -where the ref says "No takedown" as they go out of bounds, yet restarts them with Louden in the down position, then Shute breaks him down and the announcer calls out "Takedown - 2 points for Shute".


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    Quote Originally Posted by ideamark View Post
    As I opened this thread, that movie came to mind before reading anyone else's posts. Glad to see I'm not alone in my thinking.

    Don't get me wrong -- I enjoyed the movie. Killer soundtrack, Matt Modine, Madonna, Forrest Whitaker, Linda Fiorentino, Ronny Cox, Daphne Zuniga... and the guy who played Shute... good, good, good...

    ... but, as appealing as this movie is, IT'S NOT THE BOOK!

    A movie that follows more closely follows the plot and spirit of the book would make a very good film IMHO.

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    I feel the same way about 'The world according to Garp'-just can't catch all John Irving's nuances in a movie -and please remake it w/out robin williams .

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    It would also help to fix the wrestling sequence at the end -where the ref says "No takedown" as they go out of bounds, yet restarts them with Louden in the down position, then Shute breaks him down and the announcer calls out "Takedown - 2 points for Shute".
    From what I remember of the book -- and it's been a looooong time since I read it -- the Louden vs Shute match doesn't occur. So if the movie remake were true to the book...

    But I agree. The match in the mid 1980s movie could use some fixing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ideamark View Post
    From what I remember of the book -- and it's been a looooong time since I read it -- the Louden vs Shute match doesn't occur. So if the movie remake were true to the book...

    But I agree. The match in the mid 1980s movie could use some fixing...

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    Yes, and that's one reason why I found the book much superior to the movie. The final scene is Louden skipping rope warming up for the match, and it ends with him running out onto the mat. The point, of course, is that it isn't about the result, it's about the quest. Also, in the book Carla wasn't all that good looking. It's too bad they needed a Hollywood ending for the movie, but I can't criticize Carla's upgrade.
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