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Well crap on a cracker. I thought there was a tread but couldn't find it. Figures I replied to the OP . Mods, please combine threads or delete
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I wonder if anybody might ever make a serialized version of one or more of the Harry Flashman books?

It would be like the anti-Sharpe.
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Sam Elliot or Tommy Lee Jones would have made a better Stan Hurley.
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Sam Elliot or Tommy Lee Jones would have made a better Stan Hurley.
Agree. Or Ed what's his name, played in Appaloosa, Apollo 13, etc.
(although Michael Keaton is a good actor, and will probably do an OK job)

Plus, Irene Kennedy needs to be a little older, IMO. Maybe Halle Berry or Vivica Fox. I think they both have the acting chops to pull off a no-nonsense, older professional in that field.
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Term Limits would be great. Vince was a great writer..
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I wonder if anybody might ever make a serialized version of one or more of the Harry Flashman books?
Man, if they did it right that could be an EPIC franchise and freaking hilarious on the screen.

This thread convinced me to finally read the Mitch Rapp novels. I got a good chunk of the way into American Assassin last night on my Kindle. These books must get better. I mean, I can see why it might make a good action movie, but...
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This thread convinced me to finally read the Mitch Rapp novels. I got a good chunk of the way into American Assassin last night on my Kindle. These books must get better. I mean, I can see why it might make a good action movie, but...
American Assassian is not his best book by any stretch of the imagination. Flynn's books are not as developed as Clancy's but they are a good,easy read. Lots of action, not a lot of development as compared to Clancy. If I had to make a comparison of writers(Flynn to other writers/series), I would say more like W.E.B. Griffin's Brotherhood of War Series.
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Man, if they did it right that could be an EPIC franchise and freaking hilarious on the screen.

This thread convinced me to finally read the Mitch Rapp novels. I got a good chunk of the way into American Assassin last night on my Kindle. These books must get better. I mean, I can see why it might make a good action movie, but...
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I wonder if anybody might ever make a serialized version of one or more of the Harry Flashman books?

It would be like the anti-Sharpe.
There is a Flashman movie miscast with somebody who overdid the cowardly bit. They needed somebody like a young Tom Sellick with an English accent. Sean Bean would be great too come to think of it...
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I will, I'm a complete-ist. But, I have to read 'em in order. I'll get there.
Term Limits is the first one in chronological order. It doesn't even have Rapp in it.
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Like the series a lot but Term Limits was my favorite.
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Just saw American Assassin(movies sometimes come out a day earlier in Thailand). In a word it was OK. I agree with others that the casting could have gone in a different direction(Michael Keaton, Hmm?). I was surprised to see David Suchet in this movie(those over 50 might know this actor, he had a long standing role in a Masterpiece Mystery series). What the heck it was only $3.50 for the matinee.
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The wife and I went to see it last night. It was OK. Worth the $5 matinee price, but that's about it.
I know we can always pick apart movies, but, when they go to great details about assembling a covert team to work around the world, then you see Michael Keaton walking around the ME, standing out like a sore thumb, wearing American clothing and GI aviator sunglasses and sitting in the corner cafť, openly talking about OPS, it's a little disconcerting. Or running through the streets shooting and basically drawing attention to themselves, makes one think that every other foreign intelligence service must be inept.
The gals that played Irene Kennedy and the female agent(especially her) were nice to look at.
All in all, it was OK. Stayed true to the book some, and went Hollywood for the rest
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Not a big fan of them having the disgruntled former American operative as the bad guy, instead of the jihadists that were in the book, but, what do you expect anymore, I guess.
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We are going to see it this weekend itís still playing at a theater here at the beach.

I promised Kyle Swanson Iíd give it a look see.

The disgruntled former US operative & casting is what I told him I didnít like from seeing the trailers etc. But a promise is a promise.

Plus I just donít enjoy going to the movies anymore. People are rude. Talking during the movie, kicking the back of the chairs and canít turn off those damn cell phones. Fifteen mins in and Iím usually wanting to tase someone.
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