Six flags funds Tom cruise?

Monday, August 28, 2006 8:53 PM
I just heard a brief mention on the news that snyder(sp) from the "six flags theme parks", is funding the money for Tom cruise to start up his own production company.

I am looking for some more info on this, and will post it when I find it.

Right here.....

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2006Aug28/0,4670,CACruiseDeal,00.html *** Edited 8/29/2006 12:54:33 AM UTC by crazy horse***

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Monday, August 28, 2006 8:54 PM
Click here.
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Monday, August 28, 2006 8:54 PM
http://money.cnn.com/2006/08/28/news/newsmakers/cruise.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes

Edit: Damnit, I got Moosh'D

*** Edited 8/29/2006 12:55:10 AM UTC by pkidelirium***

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Monday, August 28, 2006 9:56 PM
No no no no noooo!

If there's one actor/actress I hate more in Hollywood than anybody else in the entire history of the world, it's Tom Cruise. Never saw MI:3 nor War of the Worlds because of his retarded antics.

Now Six Flags has inked a deal with him & his production company? Little details seem to be provided on what this means, but it sounds like Shapiro & Snyder are more interested in trying to repair someone's [damaged] career than trying to actually run a theme park chain successfully.

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Monday, August 28, 2006 10:00 PM
Did you even read the article? Six Flags has nothing to do with it. Daniel Snyder owns all kinds of companies and whatnot--SF is not tied into everything he does.
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Monday, August 28, 2006 10:02 PM
We know...we're trying to be funny.
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Monday, August 28, 2006 10:28 PM
And to think, I thought it was a major pain in the behind to pay the $15 dollars to park at Six Flags.

I'm just hoping, now, that I won't have to convert to scientology in order to park my car at a Six Flags park.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 1:13 AM
Let me get this straight...

Cruise gets axed by "Paramount" but is getting backing from the head of the board of Six Flags.

He breaks ties with "Redstone" but makes ties with "Red Zone..."

And overseeing the investment in the new venture is none other than Mark Shapiro, who states, "We're entrepreneurs and we like exploring opportunities that present an excellent chance for success and innovation." If nothing else, Cruise will have a clean bathroom and all the Papa John's pizza he can stand.

I think it's a good fit. No doubt Shapiro is familiar with most of Cruise's work, since much of it applies to his operation of Six Flags-- Risky Business, Eyes Wide Shut, Taps (for at least 6 parks), Days of Thunder (which affected park attendance), and the sign posted at the entrance to every Six Flags parking lot "Show Me the Money!"

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 1:23 AM
LOL RGB. You missed two more obvious titles: Mission: Impossible and Far & Away.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 1:32 AM
Add in Moosh's, and I'm STILL looking for one title that also couldn't be about Tom Cruise's *very public* private life...

Or that's what it says in the tabloids regarding his "girlfriends"...has he come out yet? ;)

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 5:05 AM
Let's see if I get this right...a company that wants to be seen as family friendly is (loosely) connected to an actor with some strange ideas concerning his own family...

Hope this doesn't come back to bite Six Flags in the butt, especially with many women (many of whom are moms) having a negative view of Tom over his supposed control of Katie. I'd have told him to hop back in his plane and buzz off.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 7:35 AM
I know SF isn't connected with this. But the public will hear that Mr. Snyder is connected with Six Plags, and probably start making assumptions. For the record, it doesn't bother me at all, since I never was a TC fan.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 7:46 AM
Oh hell, who cares?

I am just waiting for Tom Cruise: The Ride. ;)

-Tina

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 8:35 AM
Run for the hills!!!! Six Flags is connected to Tom Cruise!!!!! The apocolypse is coming!!!!

99 out of 100 regular people (not CB posters) couldn't give a sh!t.

I count myself as one of the 99. :)

-Tambo

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 8:50 AM
Besides lint, doesn't he collect aircrafts? Maybe 6F is planning on a Jet theme or something.
I think 6F is going right in-toooooooo the danger zone on this one.

-Mark (who would not mind going Far and Away with Nicole Kidman)

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 9:00 AM
Interesting. Despite his lunacy, he's still bankable. MI:3 returned over 2.5x production worldwide---a bit low, but not a disaster. WoW returned almost 4.5x. In both cases, about 2/3 of that was overseas.

As a producer for films in which he did not act, it's not so clear: Elizabethtown was a flop---it didn't even cover production costs.

Snyder's not in for a lot. Does anyone know if he's made other hollywood investments?

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 9:33 AM
But think of all of the tie ins...

You know those trampoline things where they hook you up to bungy cords and let you jump away? Picture these, themed as couches, at all SF parks!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 9:36 PM
Lol,

Thats what I said in the news section.

That would be yet another upcharge attraction for the park. On a side note, does this mean that the paramount parks would have to re-name "top gun the ride"? Or do they own the rights to it?

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006 12:55 AM
Moosh, SF hasn't gotten as far as "Mission Impossible XX" yet. They passed on "All the Right Moves" too.

crazy horse, I would figure any rights to the "Top Gun" name would belong to Paramount and not Tom Cruise. He got well paid for his role in the movie, I'm sure. But I doubt he has any rights to an attraction based on the title of a movie in which he starred.

I'm still wondering about this First and Goal company. I don't know what the article means exactly when it says that Mark Shapiro will oversee the investment, or exactly what his tasks will involve. But does a guy who's supposed to be managing the operations of a couple dozen amusement parks need a second job?

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:29 AM

coasterqueenTRN said:
Oh hell, who cares?

I am just waiting for Tom Cruise: The Ride. ;)

-Tina


Tony Kornheiser had a really funny quote on PTI today saying something along the lines of: "All the Six Flags parks should have a Tom Cruise ride where kids can jump up and down on a couch with a person that looks like Oprah sitting nearby."

Haha!

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