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newsanchor
05-30-2010, 12:20 PM
There are movies out there that tell of story of redemption. Small businesses get bought out by corporations, and they turn them into national chains. A local favorites get turned into a hellhole by a billionaire.

After the sale by the rich tyrants, the rules change, fun is taken away, and things just went down the crapper. So, what are the little guys to do? Fight back to keep from being sold to tyrants.

These movies reflect battles and redemption:

Out Cold starring Jason London and Lee Majors (2001). It is a story about a local ski resort in Alaska, where it is all no-holds-barred 24/7, until trouble came. A rich tyrant (Majors) buys that resort, and turns it into somehting for the rich to enjoy. Rules are changed for the employees, and fun is all over. That is when the time is right to battle that corporate monster.

Empire Records starring the three future CBS stars: Jonathan Lapaliga (Without a Trace), Rory Cochrane (CSI Miami) and Robin Tunney (The Mentalist) (1997). All fun, all the time; that is the mantra at a small New Jersey music store called Empire Records. EMployees got to dress in whatever they wanted, but before the corporation bought the store, they set out a unifotm code. These employees fought to keep it from happening, and they won the battle.

What is your favorite movie about winning the war against rich, billionaire tyrants?

broncosteven
05-30-2010, 12:24 PM
Does "The Sting" count?

newsanchor
05-30-2010, 12:29 PM
Where the little guy like Johnny Hooker steals from, and wins against, mafia boss Doyle Lonnegan?

Hell yeah!!!

Archer81
05-30-2010, 12:40 PM
The Labyrinth.


:Broncos:

Cleo McDowell
05-30-2010, 01:25 PM
trading places. best ever.

Dagmar
05-30-2010, 01:27 PM
The Labyrinth.


:Broncos:

http://i45.tinypic.com/svji1g.jpg

bowtown
05-30-2010, 02:14 PM
Who is this newsanchor guy, and why do I always feel like there is an ulterior motive behind all of his threads?

STBumpkin
05-30-2010, 02:18 PM
Tommy Boy

Dagmar
05-30-2010, 02:18 PM
Who is this newsanchor guy, and why do I always feel like there is an ulterior motive behind all of his threads?

He's strange. I love him.

64 posts, 21 threads started...

BroncoBuff
05-30-2010, 02:52 PM
trading places. best ever.

Yupper.

Mogulseeker
05-30-2010, 02:56 PM
There are movies out there that tell of story of redemption. Small businesses get bought out by corporations, and they turn them into national chains. A local favorites get turned into a hellhole by a billionaire.

After the sale by the rich tyrants, the rules change, fun is taken away, and things just went down the crapper. So, what are the little guys to do? Fight back to keep from being sold to tyrants.

These movies reflect battles and redemption:

Out Cold starring Jason London and Lee Majors (2001). It is a story about a local ski resort in Alaska, where it is all no-holds-barred 24/7, until trouble came. A rich tyrant (Majors) buys that resort, and turns it into somehting for the rich to enjoy. Rules are changed for the employees, and fun is all over. That is when the time is right to battle that corporate monster.

Empire Records starring the three future CBS stars: Jonathan Lapaliga (Without a Trace), Rory Cochrane (CSI Miami) and Robin Tunney (The Mentalist) (1997). All fun, all the time; that is the mantra at a small New Jersey music store called Empire Records. EMployees got to dress in whatever they wanted, but before the corporation bought the store, they set out a unifotm code. These employees fought to keep it from happening, and they won the battle.

What is your favorite movie about winning the war against rich, billionaire tyrants?

Out Cold was a great movie.

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DenverBound
05-30-2010, 06:31 PM
The count of Monte Cristo

DenverBrit
05-30-2010, 07:01 PM
http://dvrlife.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/robinhood_bbc_america.jpg

BABronco
05-30-2010, 07:31 PM
http://www.kingroom.com/movies/2006/v_for_vendetta/poster-1.jpg

Killericon
05-30-2010, 08:26 PM
http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/2125/78399207.jpg (http://img2.imageshack.us/i/78399207.jpg/)

I think this counts.

newsanchor
05-30-2010, 08:31 PM
http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/2125/78399207.jpg (http://img2.imageshack.us/i/78399207.jpg/)

I think this counts.

MY ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE!!!!

I based my reporting around Howard Beale's rants and raves, and I made a logo to go along with it.

Obushma
05-30-2010, 09:28 PM
http://www.kingroom.com/movies/2006/v_for_vendetta/poster-1.jpg

+1776

ShutDownPoster
05-30-2010, 10:03 PM
About 'Empire records' which the OP talks about having 3 future CBS stars - but neglects that future superstars Liv Tyler and Renee Zellweger were also part of the ensemble cast.

ShutDownPoster
05-30-2010, 10:05 PM
trading places. best ever.

Pork Bellies and Jamie Lee Curtis' perfect rack.

Ratboy
05-30-2010, 10:57 PM
Home Alone.. wait..

Ratboy
05-30-2010, 10:58 PM
Pork Bellies and Jamie Lee Curtis' perfect rack.

You know Jamie Lee Curtis is a hermaphrodite?

Archer81
05-30-2010, 10:59 PM
Goonies.

http://tinyurl.com/276qb22


:Broncos:

DenverBrit
05-30-2010, 11:03 PM
You know Jamie Lee Curtis is a hermaphrodite?

Urban legend or known fact?

Snopes considers the rumors on Curtis to be of an undetermined status. Urban Legends also considers the rumor to be unsubstantiated.

Mogulseeker
05-30-2010, 11:04 PM
+1776

Guy Fawkes

Ratboy
05-30-2010, 11:06 PM
Urban legend or known fact?

Hasn't been proved wrong,therefore it's true!

DenverBrit
05-30-2010, 11:14 PM
Hasn't been proved wrong,therefore it's true!

Picture link? Ha!

ShutDownPoster
05-31-2010, 01:30 AM
Remember this one...'Perfect'

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/07/20/theater/Ish650.jpg

L.A. BRONCOS FAN
05-31-2010, 05:32 AM
trading places. best ever.

No question about it. :thumbsup:

BTW, great screen name. :giggle:

Cleo McDowell
05-31-2010, 09:18 AM
No question about it. :thumbsup:

BTW, great screen name. :giggle:

:strong:

FADERPROOF
05-31-2010, 11:28 AM
Earnest goes to Camp

robbieopperude
05-31-2010, 12:02 PM
Oceans 11.

Archer81
05-31-2010, 12:10 PM
My Stepmother is an Alien.


:Broncos:

Pick Six
05-31-2010, 12:36 PM
Uhf

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Archer81
05-31-2010, 12:38 PM
Independence Day.



:Broncos:

newsanchor
05-31-2010, 12:46 PM
Uhf

Another favorite movie pertaining to broadcasting and journalism.

Weird Al Yankovic as the station manager for UHF Channel 62, who creates new and exciting programming, turning a crappy independent station into a local phenomenon, beating out network affiliates. Michael Richards of Seinfeld plays Stanley Spadowski, a janitor who instantly turns the station around by becoming the star of a hit kids show.

But things were about to get worse, when Channel 8 station manager R.J. Fletcher (played by Kevin McCarthy) buys Channel 62 and turns it into whatever he wants.

However, Spadowski and other Channel 62 stars fought to win against the network affiliate tyrant Fletcher, and they did.

Awesome move about fighting against billionaire tyrants, especially in the broadcast journalism world.

colonelbeef
05-31-2010, 12:54 PM
Tommy Boy

I love Tommy Boy, but in the movie the Callahans are clearly milionaires, and decidedly not the 'little guy' but rather the 'littler guy'


How about Braveheart

broncocalijohn
05-31-2010, 12:59 PM
trading places. best ever.

i was going to say this one. You learn about Wall Street while watching a comedy. Who knew?

BroncoInferno
05-31-2010, 01:58 PM
I saw Empire Records recently. Didn't hate it. But the logistics were all ****ed up. I mean, how many times did "Warren" get arrested in the movie and then released the same day?

Bronco Boy
05-31-2010, 02:00 PM
The 1st and 3rd Mighty Ducks movies

BroncoInferno
05-31-2010, 02:01 PM
Independence Day.



:Broncos:

That is one of the worst movies of all-time. That, and Armageddon (from the same era) are way up on that list.

BroncoInferno
05-31-2010, 02:02 PM
A little know Robert Altman classic (starring Warren Beatty) is McCabe & Mrs. Miller.

broncosteven
05-31-2010, 02:05 PM
The Ten Commandments!

bowtown
05-31-2010, 03:34 PM
A little know Robert Altman classic (starring Warren Beatty) is McCabe & Mrs. Miller.

Awesome, awesome movie. If people haven't seen it, they should check it out.

Beantown Bronco
05-31-2010, 03:48 PM
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theAPAOps5
05-31-2010, 04:23 PM
trading places. best ever.

Yep was going to say the same and they tie into your screen name too I believe! As they make a brief cameo in Coming to America.

FADERPROOF
05-31-2010, 07:01 PM
The 1st and 3rd Mighty Ducks movies

No love for team USA ducks beating Iceland in the junior olympics?

FADERPROOF
05-31-2010, 07:03 PM
I also think Wayne's World should count.

broncosteven
05-31-2010, 07:16 PM
Remember this one...'Perfect'

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/07/20/theater/Ish650.jpg

Jamie Lee was the 1st Butterface

STBumpkin
05-31-2010, 07:31 PM
I love Tommy Boy, but in the movie the Callahans are clearly milionaires, and decidedly not the 'little guy' but rather the 'littler guy'


How about Braveheart

But the Callahan's factory was gonna be shut down. When Tommy Boy came through, the little guys who worked at the company were saved. Little guys triumphant over the big evil guys.

ShutDownPoster
05-31-2010, 08:16 PM
So I was thinking - doesn't 'Good Will Hunting' fall into this category somehow?

Bronco Boy
05-31-2010, 09:31 PM
No love for team USA ducks beating Iceland in the junior olympics?

Iceland was just way over hyped coming in to those games. I mean, do they even actually play hockey in Iceland?

bowtown
05-31-2010, 09:41 PM
Caddyshack should be the clear winner of this discussion.

Tombstone RJ
06-01-2010, 09:24 AM
There are movies out there that tell of story of redemption. Small businesses get bought out by corporations, and they turn them into national chains. A local favorites get turned into a hellhole by a billionaire.

After the sale by the rich tyrants, the rules change, fun is taken away, and things just went down the crapper. So, what are the little guys to do? Fight back to keep from being sold to tyrants.

These movies reflect battles and redemption:

Out Cold starring Jason London and Lee Majors (2001). It is a story about a local ski resort in Alaska, where it is all no-holds-barred 24/7, until trouble came. A rich tyrant (Majors) buys that resort, and turns it into somehting for the rich to enjoy. Rules are changed for the employees, and fun is all over. That is when the time is right to battle that corporate monster.

Empire Records starring the three future CBS stars: Jonathan Lapaliga (Without a Trace), Rory Cochrane (CSI Miami) and Robin Tunney (The Mentalist) (1997). All fun, all the time; that is the mantra at a small New Jersey music store called Empire Records. EMployees got to dress in whatever they wanted, but before the corporation bought the store, they set out a unifotm code. These employees fought to keep it from happening, and they won the battle.

What is your favorite movie about winning the war against rich, billionaire tyrants?

Used Cars:

http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/28/A70-14275

broncosteven
06-01-2010, 01:05 PM
Did anyone say Avatar?

RunSilentRunDeep
06-01-2010, 01:38 PM
Meatballs -- "It just doesn't matter."

newsanchor
06-01-2010, 04:49 PM
Used Cars:

http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/28/A70-14275

A fun-loving Used Cars lot owned by Rudy Russo (Kurt Russell) and Roy Fuchs (Jack Warden) are being targeted by Roy's evil twin brother Luke (also played by Jack Warden).

Even though Roy died of a heart attack, the Rudy and the rest of the team (from New Deal Used Cars) fought back against the tyrant of a rival used car dealership across the street.

Moreover, there were scenes where they hacked into the satellite; and interrupted the football game one night, and President Jimmy Carter's address to the nation next night; and where Quiggy (played by David L. Lander) was the cameraman.

FADERPROOF
06-01-2010, 05:30 PM
Iceland was just way over hyped coming in to those games. I mean, do they even actually play hockey in Iceland?

That's what always got me, Canada, Russia, Finland, Sweden would've all been better suitors as the best junior olympics hockey team.

Maybe USA beating Canada in hockey seemed too farfetched(like the knuckle puck wasn't) and USA beating Russia puts a damper on the Miracle on Ice, but still Sweden or Finland or Czech would've worked as well.

Archer81
06-01-2010, 05:37 PM
Hedgewig and the angry inch.


:Broncos:

chadta
06-01-2010, 07:12 PM
miracle on ice

i mean the young usa team, the big mean evil russians



what more could you want

broncosteven
06-01-2010, 09:23 PM
Star Wars.

Ewoks (SP?) topple an Empire...

Lomax
06-02-2010, 02:26 AM
http://www.impawards.com/1987/posters/wall_street.jpg

Tombstone RJ
06-02-2010, 06:41 AM
Hedgewig and the angry inch.


:Broncos:

Saw that in the theatre when it first came out. Fantastic sound track but how does it fit this theme?

Cleo McDowell
06-02-2010, 06:54 AM
Yep was going to say the same and they tie into your screen name too I believe! As they make a brief cameo in Coming to America.

yup. the good ol john landis eddie murphy combo..mortimer and bro are the bums that akeem gives "pocket change" to. Classic.

BroncsRule
06-02-2010, 06:58 AM
RV with Robin Williams as the slick corporate consultant convincing the local Colorado ice cream manufacturer to sell their souls to his corporate bosses, and then redeming himself (and them) in the end.

bowtown
06-02-2010, 07:26 AM
RV with Robin Williams as the slick corporate consultant convincing the local Colorado ice cream manufacturer to sell their souls to his corporate bosses, and then redeming himself (and them) in the end.

http://goodbadandugly2.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/vomit.jpg

Hogan11
06-02-2010, 07:54 AM
P.C.U.

It's no bigger a stretch than some of the other films listed in the thread