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Re: The TV Series
Posted by Jay Coder on August 6, 2019, 18:07:46, in reply to "The TV Series
I definitely agree with your observation about Hollywood"s love for misfits, losers, and outcasts. That's why "Top Gun" stars Tom Cruise as "Maverick." (The name says it all.) By the way, I love the line from the trailer for the new Top Gun movie where a senior officer says to Maverick: "You can't get a promotion, you won't retire, and despite your best efforts you refuse to die."
From what I heard, Boyington had some tall explaining to do to his squadron mates at the reunions about the series.
Then if that wasn't enough, he endorsed Masajiro "Mike" Kawato claims that he was the pilot who shot down Boyington. Never one to miss the attention, they toured around as a show making this claim, that was later disproven.
It seems to be an article of faith among the Hollywood types that only misfits, losers and outcasts can win wars and get things done.
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