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Poll: Ridiculous Movie Plots

It's important to come into any film with a certain level of imagination, a suspension of disbelief if you will, but these movies just tried to stretch that potential a little bit too far.

Which of these films, and their insane plots, were you most surprised of to be successfully pitched and subsequently made?

This is not asking which execution is the worst but rather just looking at the sheer absurdity and over-the-topness of the storyline.

After voting, you may discuss the poll here.

Make Your Choice

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    Soul Man (1986)

    To achieve his dream of attending Harvard, a pampered teen poses as a young black man to receive a full scholarship.
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    Face/Off (1997)

    In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop.
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    Jack Frost (1998)

    A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.
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    White Chicks (2004)

    Two disgraced FBI agents go way undercover in an effort to protect hotel heiresses the Wilson Sisters from a kidnapping plot.
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    Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

    Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.
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    Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

    Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.
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    Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)

    A group of smart-talking toddlers find themselves at the center of a media mogul's experiment to crack the code to baby talk. The toddlers must race against time for the sake of babies everywhere.
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    Teeth (2007)

    Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.
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    The Happening (2008)

    A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
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    Air Bud (1997)

    A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends.
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    Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

    An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys.
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    Snakes on a Plane (2006)

    An FBI agent takes on a plane full of deadly and venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.
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    Rookie of the Year (1993)

    When an accident miraculously gives a boy an incredibly powerful pitching arm, he becomes a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.
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    Howard the Duck (1986)

    A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader.
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    The Life of David Gale (2003)

    A man, who has tried hard to live by his principles as a devoted father, popular professor and respected death penalty opponent, in a bizarre twist of fate, finds himself on Death Row for the rape and murder of a fellow activist. With only three days before his scheduled execution, the man agrees to give a reporter the exclusive interview she's been chasing.
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    Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)

    A little league player named Chuck refuses to ever pitch again until nuclear weapons are disarmed. Basketball star "Amazing Grace" Smith follows the boy's example, and starts a trend.
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    Ed (1996)

    A trained chimpanzee plays third base for a minor-league baseball team.
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    Unfriended (2014)

    A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend.
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    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

    A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.
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    Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

    Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.
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    Joe's Apartment (1996)

    A nice guy has just moved to New York and discovers that he must share his run-down apartment with a couple thousand singing, dancing cockroaches.
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    Boxing Helena (1993)

    A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.
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    Mannequin (1987)

    A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.
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    The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

    A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.
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    Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

    A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.
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    Battlefield Baseball (2003)

    High schoolers compete in a baseball tournament, however they are up against a team that brutally slaughters their opponents on the field. They seek the help of a talented boy new to school who vowed to never play baseball again since the day he killed his father with a hard pitch.
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    Exte: Hair Extensions (2007)

    A mad hair fetishist sells hair extensions that grow from a dead girl's body. This proves to be fatal, as the extensions are out for revenge and try to kill everyone who wears them.

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