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Old August 16th, 2003, 10:58 AM   #1
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10 biggest flops in cinematic history...

...and their outcome.

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Old August 16th, 2003, 11:59 AM   #2
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...but what about???

"Spies Like Us" ??? Not even an 'honorable mention' on the list! Phooey!

http://tomsquotes.amhosting.net/movies/spies/spies.htm
http://tomsquotes.amhosting.net/movi...es/hanging.jpg

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"Saturday Night Live alumni Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase appear on film together for the first time as Austin Milbarge and Emmett Fitz-Hume, respectively, in this hilarious spy/adventure spoof. Austin and Emmett are two dopey businessmen who decide they want to be spies, even though they have no experience in that area. The dumb duo take the CIA's admissions test...and are busted for cheating. Nevertheless, the pair are employed as spies anyway--unaware that the true reason they've been hired is to serve as a smokescreen for a band of real spies who are on an important mission. Soon the Russians are after the nitwits, and a potential world war hangs in the balance"

Wait, what am I saying? This was a great movie! heheheh

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Old August 16th, 2003, 05:30 PM   #3
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Cannot remember the name of the movie but there was a remake of MacBeth done with gangsters. Came out around 1988 or 1989. Truly aweful.
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Old August 16th, 2003, 06:07 PM   #4
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You guys don't like B movies either, I suppose. Does anyone recall "Mystery Science Theater 3000?" I used to watch that for the comments from 'the back benchers' (the robots). They even made a movie once. Did anyone see this movie? :)
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Old August 16th, 2003, 06:17 PM   #5
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Freddy vs Jason will probably make a lot at the box office (even I went to see it), but it was a terrible movie.


Wow, pretty much all them movies on that list didn't make back nearly as much as was spent making them, that would suck.
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Old August 16th, 2003, 09:48 PM   #6
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I don't know the finances of this, but how about LEONARD PART SIX?

I'm embarrassed to say that I actually liked parts of HUDSON HAWK! Don't tell anyone.
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Old August 17th, 2003, 05:45 AM   #7
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I don't understand these... I liked Hudson Hawk, and even laughed at Howard the Duck.

Of course, Ishtar deserves to be there.
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Old August 17th, 2003, 06:12 AM   #8
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Hopefully, they'll be a Mission to Mars 2, directed by someone new. The worst movies? All the new ones. :)
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Old August 17th, 2003, 08:31 AM   #9
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You have to refine what you mean by 'worse.' Absolute junk gets produced all the time (Gigli).

I think one movie critic says in order to be consider on the a 10 Worse List you need a few things:

1. It needs a top notch cast and crew.
2. A script or story that could make a good movie.
3. Promotion that perpetrates the crime.

I think if you want to be lazy like me then all you need to remember for a worse list is Istar.
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Old August 17th, 2003, 08:36 AM   #10
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The link above is going strictly on the profit/loss ratio. Hard to believe that "Cleopatra" never recouped it's money...I've always like it...and no telling how many times it's been on TV.
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Old August 17th, 2003, 10:45 AM   #11
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Am I correct that THE WIZARD OF OZ lost money in it's initial release? I thought I had read that it didn't make money until a re-release, years later. Of course, someone correct me if I'm wrong!

And I agree on how CLEOPATRA could not have made money. It's been on TV as much as those "Oxi-Clean" commericals (the guy with the beard). Unless they are talking domestic box office receipts and not TV/Video $$.
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The Wizard of Oz is a bit before my time...we'll need to ask someone who might remember the first release. Nathan? Frank?
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Old August 17th, 2003, 12:07 PM   #13
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1957 maybe. (I was 3.) Wait! After my coffee I'll see what google comes up with!
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Old August 17th, 2003, 07:44 PM   #14
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<<<-- Originally posted by Keith Forman : I don't understand these... I liked Hudson Hawk, and even laughed at Howard the Duck.

Of course, Ishtar deserves to be there. -->>>

I with you Keith, I still watch Hudson Hawk and everybody loves a talking duck...right?
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Old August 17th, 2003, 10:48 PM   #15
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W of OZ was made in '39 - along with GONE WITH THE WIND; MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON; DARK VICTORY, GOODBYE MR. CHIPS; STAGECOACH; WUTHERING HEIGHTS; NINOTCHKA.

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