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Food for thought in these older movies

by Angeline Booher / July 9, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

I don't know how I missed this when it came out, but I assume it was during my husband's illness. He didn't have cancer, but the ups and downs of debilitating illness rang true to me. It also hit home about using humor as much as possible

Re: God Said Ha!

After leaving the cast of Saturday Night Live, Sweeney returned to Los Angeles where, shortly afterwards, her career was put on hold by a series of personal traumas. Her brother Michael was diagnosed with lymphoma, and shortly thereafter Sweeney discovered that she had cancer, too. Following the ordeal, Sweeney began to tell of her experience in serio-comic performances at L.A.'s alternative comedy club, the Un-Cabaret, eventually developing the stories into a one-woman stage show, God Said Ha!, which debuted at San Francisco's Magic Theater in 1995.


This movie could have been about a terrorist attack during a big sporting event, but it was not. One version involved a lone psychotic man, and though he was killed, law enforcement did not learn his motives, or if he had a special target. The TV version revolved around it being a diversion for a jewelry heist.

The panic that followed the first rifle shot was dramatic as fans ran to escape the LA Coliseum.

Re: Two Minute Warning

A psychotic man, armed with a hunting rifle and acting alone, goes on a sniping spree and is hunted by the police and a SWAT team. Sniper and SWAT converge at a crowded major-league football game, where at the two-minute warning shots ring out and mass panic ensues. Written by orb

Broadcast television version: A group of art thieves plan a daring robbery by using a sniper to cause a panic during a championship football game in a stadium that just happens to be in the vicinity of the museum they plan to rob. The SWAT team is notified, but can they stop the sniper before he creates a mass panic? Written by Brian Washington {Sargebri@earthlink.net}


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