Explain a Film Plot, Badly

There was a fun hashtag game on Twitter today, called #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly. The purpose is to accurately describe actual events in a movie, while simultaneously missing the whole point of it. Here were my entries.

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E.T., The Extraterrestrial 

A naive farm boy is suborned into becoming an anti-government extremist.
Star Wars

A bowling hippie must replace the rug in his living room.
The Big Lebowski

A cabbie cultivates an unorthodox hairstyle.
Taxi Driver

A rural electrician abandons his family to mountain climb, travel.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

A policeman and a scientist form an unlikely friendship.

A retiring boxer visits a pawn shop while a retiring gangster recovers a treasured wallet.
Pulp Fiction 

An elderly gentleman shows an inappropriate interest in a young boy.
Harry Potter and…anything. 

Family history unfolds as a couple begins divorce proceedings.
The Godfather Part II

A tubercular dentist dispenses witty repartee in the Old West.

A Turkish man has an unusual urinary disorder.
The Usual Suspects

A Londoner advocates a high-protein diet for raising pigs.

An archaeologist reconsiders his atheism after finding an ancient Hebrew artifact.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Cruise ship passengers discover that there’s more than enough ice for drinks.

An astronaut prefers to die rather than spend time with a woman his own age.

Computer programmers take a series of productive naps.

A Vietnam veteran takes up fishing.
Forrest Gump

A reclusive doctor discourages visitors.
I am Legend 

Author: Dale Franks

Dale Franks is the former host of The Business Day, ”a daily, four-hour business and financial news program on KMNY Radio in Los Angeles. From 2002-2004, he was a contributor on military and international affairs for TechCentralStation.com. Currently, he a publisher and editor of the monthly political journal The New Libertarian, as well as an editor of the popular web log, Q and O. Dale served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, in variety of assignments both in the United States and Europe, where he also was assigned to the staff of the Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe. In addition to broadcasting, writing, and speaking on various topics, Dale has also been a long-time technical training instructor on a variety of computer software and technology subjects. Dale has also long been involved with information technology as an accomplished web designer, programmer, and technologist, serving as the corporate knowledge specialist for Microsoft Outlook at SAIC, the nation's largest employee-owned corporation. Additionally, he is the author of a number of software user guides used for classroom training by one of Southern California’'s premier computer training and consulting firms. His book, SLACKERNOMICS: Basic Economics for People Who Find Economics Boring, is available from Barnes & Noble.