Movie on Bobby Orr

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  1. Gerry4001

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    After reading the new book "Searching for Bobby Orr" and a Toronto paper review describing it as a great Canadian tragedy, I think they should do a movie on Orr.

    Matt Damon would be a shoe in as Orr, he's a Boston kid and even looks like him, Ben Affleck as Derek Sanderson and Nicolas Cage as Espo, with a wig of course. Also get Sidney Crosby, no less, to do Orr's on ice ballet moves, he's got a simillar bow legged skating style, as they got Vincent Lecavalier to play Jean Beliveau in the Rocket Movie.

    A Gordie Howe film is in the works apparently and with the success of the Rocket here in Canada why not one on number 4.
     
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    please no nick cage
     
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    Stalone would HAVE to play Espo.
     
  4. espo*

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    That's actually a great idea though there would probably be no market for it except among hockey fans unless having A list guys like damonand affleck could drum up serious interest.


    It is a compelling enough story if put in the hands of the right director and producers.
     
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    I had better get that book for Christmas............
     
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    Stallone maybe a little old, but I hear there's another Rocky coming out.
     
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    I have never hinted as hard as I did today in the book store with my roommates before our team's gift exchange!

    Tell you what Murph, if the Oilers win the all time draft tournament I'll send a copy to you haha.
     
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    Great idea! Who would play Don Cherry?
     
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    Don Cherry!
     

  10. I agree it would make a great story. With all the highs and lows in his career. From Cup wins to agony of injuries and then the emotional Canada/Summit series at that time. Equal to the Rocket DVD for sure
     

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