Elian: the Movie
September 16, 2000 10:07 PM   Subscribe

Elian: the Movie - coming soon to small screens everywhere. My TV is riddled with commercials for this epic, touch-your-heart-and-soul 4 hour saga of Miami's favorite son.
posted by tomorama (5 comments total)
The advertisments claim this is a show which will cut through the dirty politics of two nations and show you a side of the story seen through the eyes of family who wanted what's best for the boy. I wonder if they cut out the part where Uncle makes a few hundred dollars a day from the donations pot on his lawn.
posted by tomorama at 10:09 PM on September 16, 2000

I could see half the shooting budget going solely to keeping angry protesters from every side of this little morality play away from the set.

This movie just seems to me like a dumb idea. Haven't the pundits agreed that we're all Elian'd out? If we weren't, would we not still be hearing about his continued life back in Cuba, the ongoing mental instabilities of Mariselysis in Miami, her budding romance (or not, whichever) with that Donato guy, etc etc ad absurdum?

It is an awfully slow summer for news, after all, or so I've been told. They could dry-hump this story a bit more if they really wanted to, I'm sure.
posted by chicobangs at 11:54 PM on September 16, 2000

Fox Family Channel is ahead of the curve with "The Elian Gonzalez Story" showing this weekend. Joy.
posted by owillis at 11:23 AM on September 17, 2000

Old news, I thought this was posted already?
posted by tiaka at 11:45 AM on September 17, 2000

Well, I predicted at the time the actual events were taking place that it would turn into a TV movie in time for the November sweeps.

Told you so, told you so!!!
posted by Steven Den Beste at 4:17 PM on September 17, 2000

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