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Sun Feb 5, 2012, 05:21 PM

Just saw "Big Miracle" - hilarious cameo at the end of the movie *SPOILER* of sorts

Big Miracle is the story of three gray whale stranded in the ice near Point Barrow Alaska. I had completely forgotten about this story.

It happens in 1988 and there is more politics in the movie - Greenpeace (Drew Barrymore), big oil (Ted Danson) and the end of the Reagan administration.
At the end of the movie the lead character - John Krasinski from "The Office" - doesn't go for the big network reporting jobs but stays in Anchorage. He is the anchorman for the local news and he segues to sports....






Sarah, it's not all Iditarod news is it?

















My wife and I cracked up She was barely recognizable.

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Reply Just saw "Big Miracle" - hilarious cameo at the end of the movie *SPOILER* of sorts (Original post)
underpants Feb 2012 OP
Liberal Veteran Feb 2012 #1
underpants Feb 2012 #4
dana_b Feb 2012 #2
underpants Feb 2012 #3
Blue_In_AK Feb 2012 #5
NMDemDist2 Feb 2012 #6
Blue_In_AK Feb 2012 #8
pinboy3niner Feb 2012 #7

Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 05:23 PM

1. Why is there a penis graphic behind her?

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 05:34 PM

4. I did not notice that

I googled for some stock image of her and picked that one. Too funny.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 05:24 PM

2. lol! I remember women with that

awful hair style. It's like wings coming off of the side of her head!
Btw - now I want to see the movie. I wonder if she has commented on it?

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Response to dana_b (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 05:33 PM

3. I saw it coming at the last minute

1988..Anchorage... Newscast... I see someone with big hair to his right.... OH NO!!



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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 05:35 PM

5. This movie has been kind of a big deal up here

since it's the first major production under our new movie tax incentives. We have a personal friend who's in it as well as lots of local celebrities, news people, etc. It's great that a movie about Alaska has finally actually been filmed IN ALASKA. What a concept.

Watch for "Frozen Ground" coming out later this year, I believe, starring John Cusack and Nicolas Cage, also filmed entirely in Alaska. This one is about Bad Bob the Baker, Bob Hansen, who was responsible for the deaths of several women here in the '80s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hansen Surprisingly, Cusack plays the murderer and Cage is the cop.

There are rumors of another even bigger flick to be filmed up here next year.

Some in the legislature don't like this program since the state pays about 30% of the production expenses, but I think the film industry is a wonderful alternative to Big Oil and for a fraction of the cost. Gov. Parnell (SP v. 2.0) wants to modify our oil tax to give those guys a $2 billion a year break.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 05:39 PM

6. i'll watch anything with John Cusack

even when it has Nick Cage

thanks for the heads up!

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 06:23 PM

8. He was great while he was up here,

mingling with our local lefties when he could, calling in to Shannyn Moore's radio show, etc. I think this will be a good movie. It's a very compelling story and a good cast. Wiki says it will be out in December.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 05:48 PM

7. Leave...

...the journalist aloooooone!1!!


She can see the Columbia Journalism Review from her house!

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