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Tubes of Fire (1998)

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TUBES OF FIRE is the story of an all-American lad who just wanted to stick his butt in a flotation device and fat-spackle a rocky river as he honored the glorious sport of innertubing. ... See full summary »

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Jorrg, the Evil Kayaker
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TUBES OF FIRE is the story of an all-American lad who just wanted to stick his butt in a flotation device and fat-spackle a rocky river as he honored the glorious sport of innertubing. Little did he know that Jorrg, the evil kayaker, had other plans for him. Written by Hans Bjordahl

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Almost half of the funds ($200) came from grant money reluctantly awarded by the Boulder County Arts commission after a review process wherein one of the dissenting voices called the spec script "poo-poo humor". The grant money was then spent on the actors in the form of several beer kegs. See more »

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Groundbreaking concept
21 July 2005 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

The tragedy is that this groundbreaking concept never got the funding from short-sighted Hollywood studios to be made into a full-length feature film (though Dreamworks was *this* close until Brad Pitt dropped out).

Actually, the deal on the table wasn't for one feature film, but THREE feature films. (Not a trilogy, mind you, but a single story divided into three parts.)

As for the rumors of the deaths in the explosive final scene, they're "officially untrue", but rumor has it that the incident did cast a pall over the project that may have hurt its chances with the major studios, as they didn't want to provide the "deep pockets" to inspire lawsuits from the families of the victims. But when you see that scene, in a strange way, you'll understand that the cost in human lives was well worth it.


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