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A very quick, very sharp joke (a bit like the revocation of independence
joke that went around after the Bore/Gush election debacle).
With apologies to our friends across the pond....
> LATEST NEWS...
> THE U.S. WORLD CUP SQUAD HAVE JUST ARRIVED IN MUNICH
> TO TAKE FULL CREDIT FOR SATURDAY'S VICTORY.
> Subject: FW: CNN Newsflash...And there's more...
> And the full story:
> Hollywood to make film of Munich Victory
> Universal Pictures announced today they plan to make a film of the
> momentous football match that took place on Saturday. "Five-One"
> is the tentative title of what could be next year's big summer hit,
> depicting the American national soccer team's stunning victory over
> Nicolas Cage heads an all star cast as the captain of the brave US
> Soccer team haunted by the trauma of losing in the 2000 World Cup
> final on penalties and the death of his wife in a riot caused by
> English football hooligans, and finds love in the arms of a female
> sports journalist played by Julia Roberts.
> Mel Gibson is the no-nonsense Swedish coach wholeads them
> to glory, with Keanu Reeves, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Will
> Smith playing some of Cage's heroic team mates.
> Jeremy Irons is set to star as Sir Nigel Villiers-Smythe, the
> dastardly Englishman who coaches the German team and forces them
> to play with poisoned-tipped studs to try and cheat the heroic
> American team out of victory.
> Director Steven Spielberg defended the film-makers' decision to focus
> on the American contribution to the victory over Germany and
> inaccurate and even imagined events in the story, saying, "Obviously
> we've had to take some artistic licence to make the story work on film,
> but I hope that what we produce will be true to the spirit of what
> happened on that famous night."
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