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Old 06-20-08, 08:44 PM
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From to conservative to liberal movies

What are some movies, where a person changes their political views from conservative to liberal, and it takes up most of the plot?

The only one I can think of, is Born on the Fourth of July, but I'm not 100% sure Ron Kovic was totally conservative.
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Dirty Harry (kinda) from Dirty Harry to Magnum Force
Into The Wild
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The Hills Have Eyes remake... oh wait.
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Old 06-20-08, 09:25 PM
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Michael Clayton?

Born of the Fourth of July is the only one I can remember. Into the Wild it can be argued he was always a hippie at heart.
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^Well probably true of Chris but really I think the character of Ron (Hal Holbrook) is the one who changes from religious conservative to atheist liberal.
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How about Jenny from FORREST GUMP?
And Taylor from PLANET OF THE APES in part 2 he blows up the earth.
OMEN 2 he's in a conservative miliatary school and finds out he's the anti-christ and starts to become liberal in OMEN 3.
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Old 06-21-08, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
How about Jenny from FORREST GUMP?
How does Jenny turn from a liberal political view to a conservative one?
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
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Michael Clayton
Dirty Harry (kinda) from Dirty Harry to Magnum Force
Into The Wild
Harry wasn't liberal in Magnum Force, he just merely "had his limitations," and only hunted the vigilante cops, after they murdered an innocent cop.
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Scroodge(d) (or any variant of Christmas Carol)

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That's more going from conservative to insane (and some argue that is kind of the same thing).
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Bullworth started as a liberal in the 60s, but became safe and more conservative in the 90s. Still, I'm sure some people on this board would have dubbed his 90s persona as left of Che Guevara.
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Old 06-21-08, 11:30 AM
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Lukas Haas' character in Everyone Says I Love You


For the opposite political shift of course, there's Charles Bronson in Death Wish.
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Conservatives don't usually go to LA to speak in black churches and attend fundraisers with rich Hollywood executives. He was a Democrat who, when faced with death, finally had the courage to admit that he was the tool of the special interests and only claimed to support minorities while taking money from lobbyists to do things that ran counter to minority interests.
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Anna Paquins character in Blue State.
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12 Angry Men might fit...haven't seen it in a long time, but it seems like that happens
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Edward Norton in American History X
I think that would be more like a switch from fascist nazi to rational thinking human....Oh, wait never mind I guess you are right after all.
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How does Jenny turn from a liberal political view to a conservative one?
She was doing the whole 60's thing. Drugs, unsafe sex, rock n roll. Remember she was a singer on stage in the movie.
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
She was doing the whole 60's thing. Drugs, unsafe sex, rock n roll. Remember she was a singer on stage in the movie.
Yes, I know that. But when did she shift to having a conservative political view?
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Yes, I know that. But when did she shift to having a conservative political view?

She dies of AIDS as a result of engaging in the drugs and sex culture of the 70's.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Yes, I know that. But when did she shift to having a conservative political view?
Isn't this about the opposite? Shift from conservative to liberal...then again I'm not sure why dying of AIDS makes one a liberal. Perhaps in lopezland it does.
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Nope.
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^^^ your response makes me feel even more confident in my post. thanks!
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