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Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell Team Up For TV Show! | ManlyMovie

Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell Team Up For TV Show!

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So they probably missed their chance to do an Expendables movie together (perhaps Kurt Russell was correct to turn that series down) but it appears as though Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell may still work together… on television!

Mel Gibson will write and direct “The Barbary Coast”.

Inspired by the book of the same name from Gangs of New Yorkauthor Herbert Asbury, The Barbary Coast begins with the Gold Rush of 1849, which saw the biggest influx of gold-seekers, gamblers, thieves, harlots, politicians and other felonious parasites to the infant city of San Francisco. A unique criminal district subsequently arose that, for almost 70 years, was the scene of more viciousness and depravity — yet at the same time possessed more glamor and intrigue — than any other area of vice and iniquity on the American continent.

Gibson will also co-write.  We can be sure that this will have some muscle behind it and Jesus, almost sounds too good to be true!

Source: THR

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    Andymovieman

    April 19, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Tequila Sunrise was their best and only film together. Mad max and Snake Plissken together in one great film for the first time. Both men also worked with the same directors like Ron Howard and Roland Emmerich. I found out kurt Russell was offered the Martin Riggs role in lethal weapon which went to Mel Gibson. That would have been good but Kurt russell as Gabriel Cash was just as good as Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs.

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      Barney Ross

      April 19, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      Sunrise was a decent film (script wise) but so fucking boring and no action.

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        Andymovieman

        April 19, 2016 at 8:08 pm

        It’s still a masterpiece rated r and all. It had action with explosions and gunfights. It wasn’t boring, expendables 3 was. Expendables 3 should have been like tequila sunrise. What do you know mr. I hate anyone who sells out and does a pg13 action movie like Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger?

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          jim

          April 19, 2016 at 8:10 pm

          Tequila Sunrise is one of my favourites. Seen it many times.

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    Barney Ross

    April 19, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Sounds good!!!

    Tango and cash = masterpiece

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      Jay Beezy

      April 19, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      They were actually in Tequila Sunrise together. Kurt did Tango and Cash with Sly.

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        Barney Ross

        April 19, 2016 at 3:13 pm

        I was just saying tango and cash is a masterpiece…so fucking underrated its better than anything made today or since 25 years

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    Mucho Macho

    April 19, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    This is great news!
    Really fuckin excited about this.
    & kudos to Kurt Russell for not worrying about the rest of the cry babies in Hollywood & doing this with Gibson

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    jim

    April 19, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Sounds good…Deadwood but more upscale? .Hope this happens. Anyone remember a series from the seventies with William Shatner and Doug McClure called Barbary Coast.? Trampas & The Shat are an iconic team too…sort of.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ5O25ugxSE

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    John Steinman

    April 24, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Oh boy this is fantastic. Two legends I’ve been watching since my childhood! Kurt’s always been my favorite actor, can’t wait.