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Jim Rockford
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Will there ever be a feature film about Smedley Butler?



and who should play the title role?






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Kafka
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re: Will there ever be a feature film about Smedley Butler?


I heard one was in development
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who should play the title role?
would YOU want to play a guy named "Smedley"?






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Jim Rockford
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re: Will there ever be a feature film about Smedley Butler?


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would YOU want to play a guy named "Smedley"?


he was the badass to end all badasses, so yeah.






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Algerian
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would YOU want to play a guy named "Smedley"?

Wow, you really have no idea what the frick your talking about?






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Kafka
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you really have no idea what the frick your talking about?
What's that got to do with Smedley being a funny name?

And to the OP, the 1934 "November Plan" was dramatized in a three part episode of the 1970s detective series City Of Angels (set in the 1930s), but with Butler removed as a character.

You can also make a case the November Plan semi-inspired Seven Days In May, with Kirk Douglas as "Butler".






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Algerian
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Sorry, sore subject when we think someone is making fun of Smedley.





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TigerMyth36
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Smedley Butler


No. Hollywood would start with a biopic but then some producer wouldn't like the name Smedley, so the name would be changed to Brock Carrington and then once the name changed, the facts would change.

At some point either aliens or invading angels would be added to the plot because WWI & WWII aren't hot at the moment.

This is how we got Independence Day. Started out as the Audie Murphy story but a producer thought Audie sounded a bit effeminate.






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The_Joker
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would YOU want to play a guy named "Smedley"?


He'll yeah. Anyone should be thrilled to play him in a movie






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Kafka
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Audie>Smedley>La-a





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