Endgame: Hollywood sequel in the works to … “It’s a Wonderful Life”

posted at 5:21 pm on November 18, 2013 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, proof that ObamaCare isn’t the most disastrous trainwreck America will have to cope with in 2015.

I’ve been waiting years for our commenters to write these words and now I want to see them: “You were right about atheism, AP.”

The sequel, titled “It’s A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story,” is being produced by Allen J. Schwalb of Star Partners and Bob Farnsworth of Hummingbird. The duo are aiming to get the movie into theaters for the 2015 holiday season.

Karolyn Grimes, who played George Bailey’s daughter “Zuzu” in the original, will return for the “Wonderful Life” sequel as an angel who shows Bailey’s unlikeable grandson (also named George Bailey) how much better off the world would have been had he never been born.

“The new film will retain the feeling of the original, and it simply must be shared,” Grimes said. “I’ve probably read close to 20 scripts over the years suggesting a sequel to ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ but none of them were any good. The script by Bob Farnsworth and Martha Bolton was wonderful, and I wanted to be involved with his version of the film immediately.”

The moral of the original is that a good man has everything to live for, as he enriches the people around him in ways he’ll never fully grasp. The moral of the sequel is that a bad man … should kill himself, I guess? Or no, rather, that it’s never too late for him to mend his ways and become the good man that lives within him. Great news: If you’re into Christmas-themed parables about a miserable bastard finding redemption, have I got a book for you.

Is there any way to make a sequel to IAWL that wouldn’t end up being a schmaltzy desecration of the original? I can think of two, arguably. One: Go full A-list on the cast. That wouldn’t make the movie “good,” exactly, but it’d make it an event, and that at least would give it some modicum of stature. The very justifiable fear among IAWL fans (i.e. everyone) is that unless you have serious talent on a project like this, it’s going to end up drowning in a sea of treacle and bad acting. The concept has “direct to DVD” written all over it. Don’t let it happen. Two: Do something subversive with it. If it’s nothing more than a standard-issue Christmas heartwarmer with some stunt casting, it’ll pale dismally in comparison to the original. If you use it as, say, a vehicle for comparing small-town American life then and now, it could be interesting in its own right depending upon how subtle the social commentary is. Odds are it’ll be excruciatingly heavy-handed and cornball; young George will be some sort of Potter-esque corporate raider, bulldozing low-income housing so that he has a place to polo or whatever. Oh, and he’ll drive a convertible sports car, of course. Of course.

Actually, I can think of a third option: Get Dana Carvey and do this movie right. Exit question: Am I wrong in thinking that “Mr. Smith Gets Primaried” would be a fantastic movie?

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Barack will change our traditions- Lt. Worf

Rio Linda Refugee on November 18, 2013 at 5:23 PM

So what’s the point? That if Barack Obama had never been born, America would be better of? Sure, but probably not by a lot as then Hillary would have become President.

VorDaj on November 18, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Saturday Night Live got there first: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7sqx2_its-a-wonderful-life-lost-end_shortfilms

And theirs will probably be better.

Hal_10000 on November 18, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Oops. Didn’t see you’d already posted that video. Duh.

Hal_10000 on November 18, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Why, oh, why, does there need to be a sequel to “It’s a Wonderful Life”?

I were sure this isn’t some April-Fools-in-November gag?

Bitter Clinger on November 18, 2013 at 5:29 PM

s/b Are we sure

Bitter Clinger on November 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Maybe the funniest skit SNL has ever done…

JohnGalt23 on November 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM

George Bailey will be a tree-hugging communist played by George Clooney, and Potter will be an evil tea-partier.

I saved you two hours. You’re welcome.

22044 on November 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM

He gets bankrupted again – this time by 0bumblescare – and this time the NHS completes the suicide for him.

dentarthurdent on November 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Yeah, they are so bereft of ideas they’ll probably be cloning Charlie Kane in a remake of Citizen Kane and Rick Blaine from Casablanca for Rick Goes to College on the GI Bill.

ArthurMachado on November 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Harvey Weinstein: ‘Obama’s Not Embarrassing, The Country is Embarrassing’…

THIS is why Hollywood is no longer qualified to make films like “It’s A Wonderful Life”. They have no idea what love of country and their fellow Americans means, much less the effects that a small business, run by a person who actually cares about the community and his/her fellow citizens, has on a community. They also don’t understand the mechanics and dynamics of a functional family or a functional community.

thatsafactjack on November 18, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Maybe the funniest skit SNL has ever done…

JohnGalt23 on November 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Dana Carvey, along with Phil Hartman, were the only two top tier Not Ready For Prime Time players ever. They’re both so brilliant. So anything featuring Dana Carvey will shine.

Paul-Cincy on November 18, 2013 at 5:33 PM

… and now, for the rest of the story …

The producers are interviewing potential directors and plan to shoot the majority of the film in Louisiana. The sequel will have a budget in the $25 million to $35 million range.

.
That whistling sound you hear is this turkey plummeting to the ground:

With God as my witness …

PolAgnostic on November 18, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Yeah, they are so bereft of ideas they’ll probably be cloning Charlie Kane in a remake of Citizen Kane and Rick Blaine from Casablanca for Rick Goes to College on the GI Bill.

ArthurMachado on November 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM

But this time Rick has a steamy sex scene with Ilsa, then leads the Nazis on a high speed car chase with lots of explosions and car jumping stunts, and just when he’s at the end of his rope and sure to die, he wakes up….

dentarthurdent on November 18, 2013 at 5:35 PM

No matter how well it’s done it’ll just be a sad reminder that that spirit that once was alive and well in America simply is no more.

Can’t blame ‘me for trying though but the cultural context is missing.

Cleombrotus on November 18, 2013 at 5:35 PM

This sequel, which is bound to be multi-culti, socialist, and anti-tea party, along with 404Care, signals the beginning of the end of liberalism.

Bring it, Hollywood.

PattyJ on November 18, 2013 at 5:36 PM

thatsafactjack on November 18, 2013 at 5:31 PM

You got it.

Cleombrotus on November 18, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Let me guess, it’s going to be partially funded by that grant to Hollywood to pitch Obamacare?

Athos on November 18, 2013 at 5:38 PM

dentarthurdent on November 18, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Heh.

SailorMark on November 18, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Clarence will “come out of the closet.”

It was obvious, no?
I mean, that gown was simply fabulous!

itsnotaboutme on November 18, 2013 at 5:39 PM

Noooooooooo

sandee on November 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM

they will blame the snowstorm on global warming, the near collapse of the Bailey Savings & Loan on capitalist pigs, his brother won’t be a war hero but have PSTD, the maid will not be black, and George Bailey will renovate that nice old house with his gay lover and their adopted children.

deimos on November 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM

There will be an appearance by Gaia. Also Mr Potter will own a coal factory, drive an SUV, and be pro-Life.

Oil Can on November 18, 2013 at 5:43 PM

It will be just like the “recent” army moves. I can’t think of a single title right now.

Oil Can on November 18, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Hollywood is bankrupt of ideas and creativity.

Coming Soon …… Gone with the Windmill.

fogw on November 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM

I found George Bailey in the original to be a miserable prick. He was mentally abusive to his wife, bitter, and envious. Not to mention he was a professional martyr.

The sequel should have the grandson demolish a youth club so he can build a parking lot. (I got that idea from a classic Baywatch episode.)

OliverB on November 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Am I wrong in thinking that “Mr. Smith Gets Primaried” would be a fantastic movie?

I like it.

Bmore on November 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Wonder if they’ll be some kind of Obamacare message in the script.

Dr. ZhivBlago on November 18, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Great, not only is AP flouting his atheism, he’s getting satisfaction out of reminding us of a time when SNL was still funny.
Bah Humbug.

Maxpower on November 18, 2013 at 5:48 PM

OliverB on November 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM

If you had any credibility after your first statements, it was annihilated when you clearly said there’s actually such a thing as a classic Baywatch episode.

itsnotaboutme on November 18, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Well, this post was good for reminding me that SNL was at one time enjoyable. :)

ThePrez on November 18, 2013 at 5:52 PM

The sequel should have the grandson demolish a youth club so he can build a parking lot. (I got that idea from a classic Baywatch episode.)

OliverB on November 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Lifetime has made that holiday movie about 3000 times.

terryannonline on November 18, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Another good IAWL parody, from early South Park:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jdS0SKV9Ls

Good Solid B-Plus on November 18, 2013 at 5:54 PM

I think the comments here are spot on. In the original, we didn’t know whether George Bailey was Republican or Democrat. It told a story but left the politics out of it.

The only way this flies is if Hollywood can resist the urge to preach to the audience by making it all about leftwing politics.

Kafir on November 18, 2013 at 5:55 PM

SNL did a great bit on this where after they give George the money they all go over and beat the crap out of Potter.

This sequel… No Thank You.

WitchDoctor on November 18, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Saturday Night Live got there first: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7sqx2_its-a-wonderful-life-lost-end_shortfilms

And theirs will probably be better.

Hal_10000 on November 18, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Ack, I missed that too, sorry. Not my day today…

WitchDoctor on November 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM

itsnotaboutme on November 18, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Oh come on, Baywatch had some very powerful stories, like when Hoby was in drugs.

OliverB on November 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Oh come on, Baywatch had some very powerful stories, like when Hoby was in drugs.

OliverB on November 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff = worst actors ever.

terryannonline on November 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM

I found George Bailey in the original to be a miserable prick. He was mentally abusive to his wife, bitter, and envious. Not to mention he was a professional martyr.

OliverB on November 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM

He had to live with the shame of having been 4F and staying home while his childhood friends fought the war. He had to give up his dreams of college, travel, and an exciting career to keep the family business afloat. He also had a litter of kids and was making $45 per week. I think that would have a negative effect on anyone so the character was well formed and played excellently by Stewart.

Kafir on November 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM

ONLY if Dennehy plays Clarence.

Christien on November 18, 2013 at 6:07 PM

He had to live with the shame of having been 4F and staying home while his childhood friends fought the war. He had to give up his dreams of college, travel, and an exciting career to keep the family business afloat. He also had a litter of kids and was making $45 per week. I think that would have a negative effect on anyone so the character was well formed and played excellently by Stewart.

Kafir on November 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM

In the new version, he’ll be a medically retired football player who has had too many concussions and a blown out knee, so he’ll sit in front of the TV all day yellin at his baby-mama to get him anutha beer and to shut dem dam kids up, keep axin if his welfare check showed up yet, and usin his obamaphone to call his local dealer for another delivery of his favorite “meds”.

dentarthurdent on November 18, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Kafir on November 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM

So treating his wife like garbage is totally justifiable? Also he was a predator. Grown man going to a high school dance to pick up girls.

OliverB on November 18, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff = worst actors ever.

terryannonline on November 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM

I really don’t know why Playboy keeps publishing photos of her.
I think she looks like a worn out crack ho.

dentarthurdent on November 18, 2013 at 6:10 PM

So treating his wife like garbage is totally justifiable? Also he was a predator. Grown man going to a high school dance to pick up girls.

OliverB on November 18, 2013 at 6:09 PM

So he was a Dem – and worthy of public office…..

dentarthurdent on November 18, 2013 at 6:12 PM

I really don’t know why Playboy keeps publishing photos of her.
I think she looks like a worn out crack ho.

dentarthurdent on November 18, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Yeah she hasn’t aged very well. Reminder: She’s just a few years older than Sophia Vergara.

terryannonline on November 18, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Dana Carvey, along with Phil Hartman, were the only two top tier Not Ready For Prime Time players ever. They’re both so brilliant. So anything featuring Dana Carvey will shine.

Paul-Cincy on November 18, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Not old enough to remember the original cast I see.

Rio Linda Refugee on November 18, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff = worst actors ever.

terryannonline on November 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Larry has never watched a Madonna movie and no one expected Pammy to act, she as in a bathing suit.

Rio Linda Refugee on November 18, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Not old enough to remember the original cast I see.

Rio Linda Refugee on November 18, 2013 at 6:18 PM

That was my thought.
Like I posted on another thread – I haven’t been able to watch it since the original crew. IMHO – nobody has come close to Belushi, Aykroyd, Murray, Curtain, and Radner.

dentarthurdent on November 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Larry has never watched a Madonna movie and no one expected Pammy to act, she as in a bathing suit.

Rio Linda Refugee on November 18, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Yeah Baywatch is all about eye candy. No wonder why foreigners think American women are the prettiest! LOL!

terryannonline on November 18, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Yeah Baywatch is all about eye candy. No wonder why foreigners think American women are the prettiest! LOL!

terryannonline on November 18, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Some looked good – but I don’t consider Pam to be “candy” – at least to my taste.

dentarthurdent on November 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Why, oh, why, does there need to be a sequel to “It’s a Wonderful Life”?

Why did Willie Sutton rob banks?

Dana Carvey, along with Phil Hartman, were the only two top tier Not Ready For Prime Time players ever.

I suppose Dennis Miller wasn’t a “player,” so his omission is forgivable, but what about Chris Rock?

calbear on November 18, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Some looked good – but I don’t consider Pam to be “candy” – at least to my taste.

dentarthurdent on November 18, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Not just talking about Pam….the whole cast looked they came right out off a magazine ad selling beer or something.

terryannonline on November 18, 2013 at 6:27 PM

It would be the same as painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa. Fine the way it is.

smoothsailing on November 18, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Yeah Baywatch is all about eye candy. No wonder why foreigners think American women are the prettiest! LOL!

terryannonline on November 18, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Actually they don’t. I read live leak a lot which has a high density of European and Australian commenters. They bust on American women pretty badly. They also constantly poke us about our obesity problem.

smoothsailing on November 18, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Eh – didn’t like the original.

gophergirl on November 18, 2013 at 6:32 PM

I’ve been waiting years for our commenters to write these words and now I want to see them: “You were right about atheism, AP.”

Heh – good luck w/ that. :) Otherwise a fun and spot-on post. Leave this classic alone.

inviolet on November 18, 2013 at 6:35 PM

If you want to see a modern update to “It’s A Wonderful Life” go see Doonby.

http://bluecollarphilosophy.com/2013/10/doonby-theaters-november-1-video/

Conservatives will like it.

Blue Collar Todd on November 18, 2013 at 6:36 PM

“Every time a bell rings, a same sex couple get their license!”

BL@KBIRD on November 18, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Keanu Reeves plays Neo George using the phone booth from Bill and Ted and travels to Stepford CT, where everyone is Kathryn Ross.

What does this have to do with the original? About as much as the remake. Frank Capra is dead people! Let it go.

danielreyes on November 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Actually they don’t. I read live leak a lot which has a high density of European and Australian commenters. They bust on American women pretty badly. They also constantly poke us about our obesity problem.

smoothsailing on November 18, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Interesting. I remember seeing a poll saying that American women got ranked as the most attractive or something. Yeah probably a stupid poll. Every country has its attractive and ugly people….USA is not exception!

terryannonline on November 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Art direction by that woman who mangled “Ecce Homo.”

Christien on November 18, 2013 at 6:41 PM

I found George Bailey in the original to be a miserable prick. He was mentally abusive to his wife, bitter, and envious. Not to mention he was a professional martyr.

OliverB on November 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Are you serious? The whole of his life before that was patient self-sacrifice and (mostly) cheerful doing of his duty, over and over and over for years on end.

As we meet him he’s suicidally depressed at seeing all he’s sacrificed his life for go belly-up through no fault of his own, and being a “miserable prick” and abusive to his wife (don’t forget to his kids too) was so out of character for him that almost everyone in town ran to pray for him, be patient with him, be with him at the end and give him money they couldn’t afford because he knew how much he loved them.

What a fantastic movie. I hope they leave it as is. As an “oldie” it’s “allowed” to have traditional values, God and morality in it that a newer movie would be expected to “nuance.” The message is quite clear and people get it.

inviolet on November 18, 2013 at 6:43 PM

he knew = they knew

inviolet on November 18, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Isn’t that the plot of “A Christmas Carol”?

Waggoner on November 18, 2013 at 6:47 PM

There are no Jimmy Stewart’s available.

Bmore on November 18, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Alec Baldwin could play George, and Oprah can play the angel.

Christien on November 18, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Isn’t that the plot of “A Christmas Carol”?

Waggoner on November 18, 2013 at 6:47 PM

I concur.

A really innovative take on it would be to have the guy be all Ann Randian… a capitalist, captain of industry who, beaten down by socialists and leftists who tell him he’s pond scum tries to off himself… only to be shown that, yes, his life of hard work and risk not only enriched himself but the entire society around him.

But, of course… that’s not “rational”…

Skywise on November 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

who’s going to play the part of Sarah Palin?

renalin on November 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM

who’s going to play the part of Sarah Palin?

renalin on November 18, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Rikki Lake…

Skywise on November 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Dana Carvey, along with Phil Hartman, were the only two top tier Not Ready For Prime Time players ever. They’re both so brilliant. So anything featuring Dana Carvey will shine.

Paul-Cincy on November 18, 2013 at 5:33 PM

…to which I say “Master of Disguise.”

Sockpuppet Politic on November 18, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Skywise on November 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM

That was “The Fountainhead” with Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal.

danielreyes on November 18, 2013 at 7:14 PM

After showing George the 3rd how he has ruined the lives of all those around him, the angel goes back to his mother and talks her into an abortion.

I mean what is a Christmas movie without a heartwarming abortion message?

Laurence on November 18, 2013 at 7:22 PM

There are no Jimmy Stewart’s available.
Bmore on November 18, 2013 at 6:50 PM

No Donna Reeds either.

Cleombrotus on November 18, 2013 at 7:27 PM

I mean what is a Christmas movie without a heartwarming abortion message?
Laurence on November 18, 2013 at 7:22 PM

They’ll downplay the Christmas angle. It’ll merely be hinted at. If at all.

Cleombrotus on November 18, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Martini’s will be a gay bar.

Obama will be leading an ACORN protest outside of the Bailey Building & Loan.

Rather than building the Bailey Park subdivision, Bailey Building & Loan will be browbeaten by Obama and ACORN into lending money to Valerie Jarrett who, in turn, will use the money to construct crappy Section 8 housing.

Harry Bailey won’t play football; he’ll be into modern dance. He’ll major in fashion design, and he’ll meet his same-sex marriage partner, Randy, in NYC. Randy’s father will set him up in the family clothing business because “Harry’s a genius in fashion design.”

Mr. Gower will, in fact, serve 20 years in prison, because he refuses to sell contraception to any minor walking in off the street.

Bert the Cop quits his job after getting passed over for a promotion that goes to an affirmative-action hack.

Violet Bates does, in fact, go to New York and becomes a pornstar.

George’s parents are sued by their black maid after she joins SEIU, and she informs the IRS that the Baileys never dealt with her employment taxes–even though she insisted that they pay her in cash and never issue a W-2 or 1099-MISC to her.

Potter will head the local branch of Countrywide Financial.

Uncle Billy will be a Tea Party activist and gun enthusiast.

BuckeyeSam on November 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Heh — am so loving all these alternate plots. You know they’d do it if they thought they could get away w/ it.

inviolet on November 18, 2013 at 7:33 PM

No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no No!

WolvenOne on November 18, 2013 at 7:37 PM

I always thought George’s brother was a self centered jerk. Who was suppose to take over the Bank so George could go to College but he got married and took a better job and screwed his brother over.

Patricksp on November 18, 2013 at 7:40 PM

There has to be a Sandra Fluke character. What’s a Hollywood movie without promiscuous sex and lots of it?
And an Eskimo.

PS–I am not a IAWL fan.

vityas on November 18, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Every time a bell rings, Zuzu….

A Goldmann Sachs associate gets another billion dollars of taxpayer money.

LegendHasIt on November 18, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Why was Jeremy clarkson photo shopped into the photo?

Murphy9 on November 18, 2013 at 8:38 PM

The movie flopped at the box office when it first came out.

May any idiotic sequence lose scads of stupid money.

Leave the classics alone.

profitsbeard on November 18, 2013 at 8:51 PM

all it needs is zombies or vampires…

equanimous on November 18, 2013 at 8:53 PM

…should make a sequel to Easy Rider

equanimous on November 18, 2013 at 8:55 PM

They’ll downplay the Christmas angle. It’ll merely be hinted at. If at all.

Cleombrotus on November 18, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Think Ramadan.

Solaratov on November 18, 2013 at 9:16 PM

…should make a sequel to Easy Rider

equanimous on November 18, 2013 at 8:55 PM

With zombies and vampires.

And turtles…

Mutant turtles…

who become ninjas in their teen years.

Oh, yeeeaaahhh! Blockbuster!

Solaratov on November 18, 2013 at 9:21 PM

George Baily Jr should be a despicable Mitt Romney/Republican figure and the hero of the story should be a charismatic mulatto who saves the White man. Sure fire Oscar winner!

OxyCon on November 19, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Not that it matters, the producers will do as they will, but I would prefer a more ironic plot.

The plot as described is what the angel and many others, critical of GB III, see what they don’t see are perhaps the employment or the reduction of some unseen environmental hazard, the sight of this depicted as very hard-nosed financier just quietly writing off a small-business loan because he had faith (or a hunch) in the borrower trying to start a business, etc.

Otherwise, what is the point? Do we really need to see a replay of Jacob Marley’s experiences which ends in his demise?

Russ808 on November 19, 2013 at 12:55 PM

You were right about atheism, AP.

Whatever did you claim about atheism?

Anywho…

I met Carolyn Grimes in a bookshop in Newburyport, Mass, in 1995 or 6 when she was promoting a book she wrote on IAWL. I got her autograph over the famous snap of her and Jimmy Stewart, and she wrote, “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.” And then she signed it.

I was tickled pink.

I have serious misgivings about a sequel to this masterpiece. And just because Carolyn Grimes is in it doesn’t mean it will be any good.

Frankly, if George Bailey had flung Zuzu into the river to feed the muskies, the world would still turn.

thejackal on November 19, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Will the sequel address the MAJOR plot problem with the original? Bailey was under investigation for bank fraud, having “lost” thousands of dollars. The fact that his neighbors took up a collection at the end of the movie to “bail out Bailey” would NOT have kept federal bank examiners from investigating or prosecuting Bailey. Yes, the movie viewer knows Bailey is not a crook – just a banker dumb enough to hire irresponsible people – but the bank exmaminers do NOT know that. In other words, if Bernie Madoff paid back the people he cheated, he would still be guilty of fraud. If Jon Corzine paid back the $1 billion he stole. (Oh, wait. Eric Holder did not prosecute Corzine, did he? Maybe Bailey was “this close” to Holder?)

Colony14 on November 19, 2013 at 6:55 PM

I’m still trying to figure out why they remade “Planet of the Apes,” “Psycho,” and “A Star is Born.”

Colony14 on November 19, 2013 at 6:58 PM

You have to bet they’ll turn Bailey into a black woman, perhaps casting Halle Berry.

Colony14 on November 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM