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JabarkusRussell
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Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
Just saw this. Bale does an unbelievable job as a child. Glad he didn't fall into the same pitfalls that other child actors have where their skills don't translate as an adult. He was an annoying little bastard in it though.


tigerbru17
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
Had to watch this in high school. Pretty good film.


nikki6
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
Always thought he did an amazing job in that film. Was he nominated for anything for that role? I don't remember, but it was an amazing performance.


contraryman
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
P51 --- Cadillac of the Sky


beaverfever
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
Dude was dope in the newsies


JabarkusRussell
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
I had never heard of him prior to American Psycho so this was a nice surprise.


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Jim Rockford
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
Spielberg's best, IYAM.


Baloo
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
Great movie. I can't believe how far it has fallen off the radar.


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Jim Rockford
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
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P51 --- Cadillac of the Sky


Spielberg loves him some P51's, so much so that he used them in ground attack in SPR, when IRL it would have been P47's.


Cdawg
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
Isn't that what Belushi flew in 1941?


FootballNostradamus
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
Never heard of this movie. What's it about? Worth seeking it out?


schexyoung
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
Haven't seen it yet.

I did watch American Psycho for the first time in a long time, did Bale get nominated for that awesome performance? If not, what a shame.


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udtiger
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
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Isn't that what Belushi flew in 1941?


No.



RollTide1987
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
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Never heard of this movie. What's it about? Worth seeking it out?


Christian Bale is the son of wealthy Brits who live in Singapore at the time of the Japanese invasion. He gets separated from his family and is captured by the Japs and sent to a prison camp where he hangs with John Malkovich and a bunch of douchey American POWs.

It's a very good film that I highly recommend.

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Cdawg
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
so spielberg doesn't love the P-51?


Tiger3048
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
We saw that movie when I was in elementary school (5th or 6th grade) and we immediately went up to some little 2nd graders and pulled the "Hey kid, you want a hershey bar?" and when they get all excited, you say "SO WOULD I! YOU GOT ONE??"


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Rex
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
Has always been an underappreciated movie. Absolutely loved it.


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udtiger
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
No, belushi wasn't flying one.

They did not exist in 1941


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JabarkusRussell
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
Was that really him singing or was it dubbed?


PowerTool
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re: Empire of the Sun (Young Christian Bale)
Dubbed.

Great movie. Liked it when I first saw it in school and liked watching it again as an adult.


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