Every year on Memorial Day weekend, CrossFitters across the world perform the Hero workout, ‘Murph’. It is a workout that has become synonymous with CrossFit, not just for its brutal toughness, but for what it represents. ‘Murph’ is not simply another workout we do in a class to increase our fitness before moving on to whatever else we have going on in the day. It is a workout designed to honor and remember the men and women of the armed forces that have lost their lives in defense of our freedom. And as is the case with every Hero workout, it has a story of courage and sacrifice behind it.
‘Murph’ is named after Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, who was killed in action in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
Justice Dan Snow (Walter Matthau): "Who slaps the labels on? Me? You?...I think, it's unconstitutional to set myself up as a censor!....Censorship is an outrage!....Watch out! You can't turn the law into a straight jacket....."
The First Monday in October (1981) Directed by Ronald Neame
Wendy (Maria Aitkin): "If it's a secret, then why are you telling everyone?"
Otto (Kevin Kline): "It's a smoke screen..."
Wendy (Maria Aitkin): "What?!"
Otto (Kevin Kline): "A double bluff. Look! You obviously don't know anything about intelligence work, lady. It's an XK red 27 technique. "
Wendy (Maria Aitkin): "My father was in the secret service, Mr. Munfredshedsen and I know perfectly well that you don't keep the general public informed, when you are debriefing KGB defectors in a safe house."
Otto (Kevin Kline): "Oh, you don't, huh?"
Wendy (Maria Aitkin): "Not unless you are congenitally insane or irretrievably stupid; no!"
Otto (Kevin Kline): "Don't call me stupid!"
A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Directed by John Cleese and Charles Crichton
David Ferrie (Joe Pesci): "Check out something called Mongoose, Operation Mongoose - government Pentagon stuff. They're in charge. Who pulls who's fucking chain? Who the fuck knows!! Oh what a deadly web we weave, when we practice to deceive."
D.A. Jim Garrison (Kevin Cosner): "Then, who killed the President?"
David Ferrie (Joe Pesci): "Oh man, why don't you fucking stop it! Shit!! This is too fucking big for you! 'Who killed the President?' 'Who killed Kennedy?' Fuck, man! It's a mystery! It's a mystery, wrapped in a riddle, inside an enigma!! The fucking shooters don't even know!! Don't you get?! They're going to shoot me! I'm gonna fucking die! (breaks down)......"
Shaun's Mom (Catherine O' Hara): "So, now, I'm a bad mother?!?!"
Shaun (Colin Hanks): "Mom, I'm not saying that.....Mom, this is the most decisive day of my life and I'll I'm asking for is one hour. One hour with no big scenes, and no nervous breakdown, and no Meryl Streep impressions - just one hour where you act like a normal loving parent. Can you do this for me?"
Shaun's Mom (Catherine O' Hara): "Yes; I can."
Shaun (Colin Hanks): "Thank you, Mom!"
Shaun's Mom (Catherine O' Hara): " but I'll need a glass of wine. There's some Chardonnay in the fridge."
Our topic today is “Negotiation” and the film segment is from “The Patriot” a movie produced in 2000 which depicts the story of an American Colonist, Benjamin Martin, played by Mel Gibson, who was a volunteer officer for the revolutionary army. He leads a band of local South Carolina militia against the British forces of General Cornwallis, played brilliantly by Tom Wilkinson.
In this scene, Benjamin Martin is taking a great risk to negotiate directly with his enemy, General Cornwallis, for the release of his men being interned as prisoners of war. In an earlier militia raid, Benjamin had acquired a wagon full of personal possessions and effects of the General along with two Great Danes, that were given to General Cornwallis by King George himself. Benjamin knew could use them in trade for his imprisoned militia soldiers.
We join them as the negotiation for the release of the militia prisoners commences.
Kirk Cameron: "Perhaps it's better to allow your children the freedom to make the mistakes.... to have the opportunity to be the one there to speak wisdom to them and have them want to come talk to you....."
X (Donald Sutherland): "All of that ended on November 22, 1963....Like Caesar, he is surrounded by enemies and something is under way.....There has been no vote. Nothing is on paper. There is no one to blame. It's as old as the Crucifixion. A military firing squad: 5 bullets, 1 blank, and no one is guilty. Because everyone in the power structure that knows anything has a plausible deniability. They are in no compromising connections except at the most secret point. What's paramount is it must succeed, no matter how many die or no matter how much it costs. The perpetrators must be on the winning side and never subject to prosecution for anything by anyone. That is a Coup d'État."
Henry V (Kenneth Bragnaugh): "Hear your sentence: You have conspired against our Royal Person, joined with an enemy, proclaimed his coffers, received the golden earnest of our death, wherein you would have sold your King to slaughter, his princes and his peers to servitude, his subjects to oppression and contempt, and his whole kingdom into desolation!"
Henry V (1989) Directed by Kenneth Bragnaugh, Written by William Shakespeare
Future Les (Michael Rappaport): "I come from the future that will no longer exist.....these are the men that convince the police that you did something wrong.....They designed the drug to build an unstoppable army of assassins. If you won't work for them, they'll try to strip you of your powers or worse."
Present Day Les (Michael Rappaport): "Worse?"
Future Les (Michael Rappaport): "Much worse! But don't worry. I won't let that happen."
Special (2006) Directed by Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore
Biofeld (Telly Savalas): "The information that I now possess, the scientific means to control or to destroy the economy of the whole world. People will have more important things to think about than you..... In any case, I have prepared a demonstration. Do you remember that disagreeable outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in England last summer? Well, I shall instruct them in very convincing terms, exactly how I arranged that and my capacity has improved since."
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) Directed by Peter R. Hunt
Lisa (Leslie Mann): "This is sex, if ever I seen it illustrated in an emoji!!"
Hunter (Ike Barinholtz): "Oh, look! They wrote sex pact 2018! I fucking knew it! I love puzzles! I told you guys! Have you seen, 'Inferno?' Lis, have you seen 'Inferno?' Have you guys seen 'Inferno?' I figured it out in 2 seconds! Did you see 'Inferno?' The guy jumps off the thing in the beginning - he's got a virus. Have you seen 'Inferno' with Tom Hanks?"
V (Hugo Weaving):"Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comfort of everyday routine, the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, whereupon important events of the past, usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, are celebrated with a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are, of course, those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way." "Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well, certainly, there are those who are more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable. But again, truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease."
"They were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night, I sought to end that silence. Last night, I destroyed the Old Bailey to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago, a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you, then I would suggest that you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me, one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot."
Tris (Shailene Woodley): "My name is Tris Priur and I'm here to reveal the truth. There are others that exist on this planet. They do not view us, as equals. They call themselves, The Pure, and they call Us, The Damaged. They created a wall to divide us from their world and factions, to divide us from each other.....We were their experiment and it almost destroyed us......They tried to make us forget who we are and where we're from but they did not succeed. So, here we stand, together not as five factions but as one city and we're going to tear down their wall....."
The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) Directed by Robert Schwentke
Art (Rick Duccomon): "I'm telling you Walter was a human sacrifice.....Ray, do you want them to take your family, tear your livers out, and make some sort of satanic pate'?... "
Ray (Tom Hanks): "I'm not going to listen to this. I'm not going to hear this now! I'm not going to listen to this. I'm not going to hear this now!"
Art (Rick Duccomon): "Ray, you're chanting. Ray! Ray, look! Unconscious chanting! You're chanting! I want to kill everyone! Satan is good. Satan is our pal. Ray, Ray! You're chanting! Once "they" get in here (points to his mind), it's over pal!"
Jim Garrison (Kevin Cosner): "The truth is the most important value we have.....'Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.' Do not forget your dying king. Show this world that this is still a government of the people, for the people, and by the people. Nothing as long as you live will ever be more in important. It's up to you."
The original and most memorable installment of the four part "Iron Eagle" franchise, showcases heart pounding aerial action sequences driven by an unrelenting soundtrack featuring music from Queen, George Clinton, King Cobra, James Brown and Steve Windwood. Plot follows a teenage Doug Masters (Jason Gedrick) as he learns his father, an F-16 fighter pilot for the U.S., has been shot down over disputed international airspace and is being held hostage by a hostile foreign government. When Doug learns his father has been sentenced to death and the U.S. military will not be mounting a rescue operation, Doug decides to mount one of his own enlisting the help of ace F-16 fighter pilot Colonel Chappy Sinclair (Lou Gosset, Jr.). The two mount a rescue operation in two F-16s and power into enemy territory at mach speed against impossible odds. The film features a heart-warming performance by Gedrick and an iconic performance by Gossett (Gossett was nominated for the NAACP award for the film). "Iron Eagle" was the first and one of the last films ever to be made entirely with real fighter jets, and Queen's fiery theme song, "One Vision", remains a Freddy Mercury fan favorite three decades after its original release.
David Mamet writes and directs the political thriller Spartan. Respected Secret Service agent Robert Scott (Val Kilmer) is assigned to the kidnapping case of Laura Newton (Kristen Bell), the missing daughter of a high-ranking political figure. Scott is teamed up with rookie Curtis (Derek Luke). Aided by the FBI and the CIA, the team discovers a human trafficking operation that may lead to Laura's kidnappers. Meanwhile, political operative Stoddard (William H. Macy) refuses to cooperate with the rescue mission. Scott and Curtis are forced to quit the investigation when the media reports Laura's death. Believing her to be alive, Curtis is motivated to start up a dangerous unofficial investigation of his own. Spartan premiered at the Bangkok International Film Festival in 2004.