My Friend Aaron Russo Produced Two Great Movies – Trading Places With Dan Akroyd & Eddie Murphy, & also …

 

Aaron Russo

The Rose with Bette Midler.  Both were very big hits. The Rose grossed $79 million in 1979 which would amount to $400 + million today and Trading Places grossed $90 million in 1983 which would be about $450 million + today and is frequently shown on Cable TV even today.  He was not a light weight producer in Hollywood  Aaron Russo Biography/Credits

The below link is a documentary he did in 2006 where I first met him.  I suspect it grossed less than $1 million, and yet it had the potential to save America from destruction.  What’s that worth?  This movie is thoroughly documented with first hand testimony from high ranking people including the I.R.S. Commissioner, and it is larded with humor particularly considering it is such a serious subject.  If you choose to watch it, may I recommend you watch it start to finish, and it is 2 hours and 5 minutes.  Pop the corn and melt the butter, toss on a little artery hardening salt, and sit back and be awed by this classic piece of work.  Note that Edwin Vieira Jr., an attorney who argued 3 of 4 cases successfully before the U.S. Supreme Court is another of the high profile people interviewed.  Watch the link below and enjoy.

America From Freedom To Fascism – The Complete Movie

– Pen

Pensamiento Peligroso writes the truth as he sees it, and if it upsets you, then it makes you think!

 

 

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