Chapter One: Once upon a time, in Nazi-occupied France
'War has rules. Mud wrestling has rules. Politics has no rules'. ---Ross Perot
No man's life can be encompassed in one telling. ...What can be done is to be faithful in spirit to the record and try to find one's way to the heart of the man...
(title word). n. 1. A soft, moist, shapeless mass of matter. 2. A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper.
1925: King George V reigns over a quarter of the world's people. He asks his second son, the Duke of York, to give the closing speech of the Empire Exhibition in Wembley, London.
...5 billion people will die from a deadly virus in 1997... The survivors will abandon the surface of he planet... Once again the animals will rule the world...
This is a true story. Although the characters are composites of real men, and time and place have been compressed, every detail of the (title word) is the way it really happened.
Sierra Leone, 1999. Civil war rages for control of the (title word) fields. Thousands have died and millions have become refugees. None of whom have ever seen a (title word).
At 600 km above planet Earth, the temperature fluctuates between +258 and -148 degrees Farenheit. There is nothing to carry sound. No oxygen. No air pressure. Life in space is impossible.
The machines rose from the ashes of the nuclear fire. Their war to exterminate mankind had raged for decades, but the final battle would not be fought in the future. It would be fought here, in our present. Tonight...
1757 / The American colonies. / It is the 3rd year of the war between England and France for the possession of the continent. / Three men, the last of a vanishing people, are on the frontier west of the Hudson river.
800 years ago, Richard 'The Lionheart', King of England, led the third Great Crusade to reclaim the Holy Land from the Turks. Most of the young English noblemen who flocked to his banner never returned home.
In 1944, a team of paranormal researchers, along with the US Army, rescued a creature off the coast of Scotland. Secretly adopted, this creature now lives among us. It loves candy and TV.
THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The events depicted in this film took place in Minnesota in 1987. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.
This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war...
1930. Prohibition has transformed Chicago into a City at War. Rival gangs compete for control of the city's billion dollar empire of illegal alcohol, enforcing their will with the hand grenade and tommy gun. It is the time of the Ganglords. It is the time of Al Capone.
LAW I. A (title word) may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. LAW II. A (title word) must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. LAW III. A (title word) must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
Robert Gould Shaw, the son of wealthy Boston abolitionists, was 23 years old when he enlisted to fight in the War Between the States. He wrote home regularly, telling his parents of life in the gathering Army of the Potomac. / These letters are collected in the Houghton Library of Harvard University.
In 1941 China and Japan had been in a state of undeclared war for four years. A Japanese army of occupation was in control of much of the countryside and many towns and cities. ...Now their time was running out. Outside Shanghai the Japanese dug in and waited... for Pearl Harbor.
The motion picture you are about to see is an adaptation of the Exodus story. While artistic and historical license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Moses can be found in the book of Exodus.
She was a comely young woman and not without prospects. Therefore it was heartbreaking to her mother that she would enter into marriage with William Munny, a known thief and murderer, a man of notoriously vicious and intemperate disposition. When she died, it was not at his hands as her mother might have suspected, but of smallpox. That was 1878.
In May 1980, Fidel Castro opened the harbor at Mariel, Cuba with the apparent intention of letting some of his people join their relatives in the United States... It soon became evident that Castro was forcing the boat owners to carry back with them not only their relatives, but the dregs of his jails. Of the 125,000 refugees that landed in Florida an estimated 25,000 had criminal records.
3200 years ago... After decades of warfare, Agamemnon, King of Mycenae, has forced the kingdoms of Greece into a loose alliance... Agamemnon's brother, Menelaus, King of Sparta, is weary of battle. He seeks to make peace with (title word), the most powerful rival to the emerging Greek nation... Achilles, considered the greatest warrior ever born, fights for the Greek army. But his disdain for Agamemnon's rule threatens to break the fragile alliance apart.
Centuries ago, a legendary inter-dimensional being known as Zordon came to the city of Angel Grove to establish a command center for his never-ending struggle against evil… the noble master sought six extraordinary teengagers and gave them the power to transform into a superhuman fighting force. In time of great need, the young heroes could use their powers to call upon colossal assault vehicles known as Zords...