Famous Flops by SpencerJ2

Champion(s):

DoyleE
Oscar Wilde said, "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." I should've been the one to get to say that.


Runner(s)-Up:

LeiA
After the end of the game comes the beginning of the game


Quiz Description

Duds, box-office bombs, stinkers, and epic fails have been a part of the film industry since its inception. See if you can answer these questions about these rousing un-successes (financially, critically, or both).

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Questions:

When asked why he was starring in the Unification Church-financed propaganda piece Inchon, THIS critically acclaimed stage and screen actor famously responded, "Money, dear boy."

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Sir Laurence Olivier

This 1916 epic, now regarded as a classic and one of the first "art films", was a box office bomb when it was first released, owing to historical circumstances (World War I) and the controversy (which endures to this day) surrounding the director's previous film.

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Intolerance

Critics called this computer animated film released in 2012 (but development began in 1999) "...one of those fall-of-civilization moments" and "by far the ugliest piece of crap I have ever had the misfortune to watch".

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FoodFight!

One star's career recovered quite nicely, the other faded into obscurity, but both were forced by contractual obligation to make what 2003 movie musical?

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From Justin to Kelly

After his film The Underground Comedy Movie failed to impress audiences or critics, Israeli entertainment impresario Vince Offer found fame marketing what product(s)?

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ShamWow/Slap Chop

This flop was cataclysmic enough to bankrupt United Artists, permanently tarnish the career of its previously acclaimed director, and if that wasn't enough, it allegedly led to widespread use of the "no animals were harmed..." disclaimer after reports emerged about horses being deliberately killed on camera.

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Heaven's Gate

Talk about bad timing: the film United Passions utterly tanked at the box office (a grand total of $918 in US ticket sales) as it was released on the heels of WHAT scandal?

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FIFA corruption investigations/arrests

What 1995 action-adventure movie has the dubious honor of holding the Guinness World Record for biggest box office bomb of all time?

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Cutthroat Island

Copywriter and publicist John J.B. Wilson was inspired to create the Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies, after suffering through a double feature of two so-bad-they're-good 1980 movie musicals. Name one or both of these two films.

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Xanadu/Can't Stop the Music

Speaking of the Razzies, what actress graciously accepted her award for Worst Actress, and then went to collect an Oscar for Best Actress (in, thankfully, a different film) the following night?

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Sandra Bullock

If you thought United Passions had bad timing, what would-be star vehicle was derailed in part because it was released just ten days after the September 11th attacks?

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Glitter

Oh hi Mark! You can catch a glimpse of Tommy Wiseau's BFF Greg Sestero in this biopic, which, while successful financially, was critically savaged for its saccharine tone and severe inaccuracies with regard to the life and achievements of its subject.

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Patch Adams