Posted by Doctor Mary on August 27, 1999 at 07:35:20:
In Reply to: Re: The Patriot??!! posted by MMMMarcia on August 26, 1999 at 18:28:46:
: : : Hello, all...
: : : Just wondering if any vets of the Mohican shoot are lining up for Mel Gibson's "The Patriot". I've heard all sorts of stuff about it, and am wondering if anyone actually KNOWS anything about it...
: : : Thanks!
: : Yes! Soldier #2 is going to be in the movie, for sure. In fact, he should have returned last night from his first(?) jaunt down to SC ... maybe we'll hear from him soon! I know he has to return on Monday. Odds are, there would be others.
: Rich & Paul,
: I read tonight that Mel is playing a FICTIONAL character, "LOOSELY based on Francis Marion." How historically accurate THAT will be, who knows...but I guess he's not really playing The Swamp Fox, himself. I also read they had to drain the cypress swamp/reserve at S. Carolina's Cypress Gardens to look for any obstacles that would be dangerous to the horses when they film them riding into the swamp.
Well, as far as Doctor Mary is concerned, no one will ever
top the hunka hunka Leslie Nielsen as the Swamp Fox in the
'60s Disney version...he made the young Doctor Mary's little
heart go pitty pat almost as much as the totally babe-o-licious
Flint McCullough on Wagon Train! And what a great theme song...
"Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, tail on his hat! Nobody knows where
the Swamp Fox is at!" Little bitty bow-leggity Mel has big
shoes to fill, if you ask me. And of course you didn't. Nobody
ever asks poor Doctor Mary anything. *sniff!! sniff*
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