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I was skeptical but it was great...I saw the old one years ago

Posted By: Fan - not of Cruise but of the movie on 2005-07-04
In Reply to: I heard it was awful, by numerous people who saw it. - To each his own I guess.

and those who can should watch it first. LOL


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