April 5, 2007, - 1:35 pm

Girlie-Man Nation: The New “Hardy Boys”?

By Debbie Schlussel
Uh-oh. Hollywood powers that be plan to remake “The Hardy Boys.” Yet again.
The classic kids’ detective books about teen brothers Frank and Joe Hardy have been transformed onto TV and movie screens in various incarnations
since the 1950s.
But this time, guess whom they’ve chosen to play the sibling detectives? Not exactly a macho two-some: Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller (Owen Wilson was reportedly in the running, too). They’ll play “The Hardy Men” on the silver screen. Yuck.

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Nuh-Uh: Meet the New “Hardy Boys”

I used to love watching that show as a young kid in the ’70s. I begged my parents to stay up to watch that and its companion Nancy Drew series on ABC. (A commenter says the show “Jumped the Shark” when David Gates and Bread appeared on the show.) But, now, come to think of it, the 1970s version wasn’t exactly very macho, either.
The girlie-man look really doesn’t stand the test of time. . .
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5 Responses

My candidates for the Hardy Boys- W and his side-kick Dick.
When did W jump the shark- was it the carrier landing & mission accomplished or do we go all the way to the surge? I confess, I voted for the sucker twice. Then again what choice did I have?

Happiness Pursuer on April 5, 2007 at 3:01 pm

Happiness Pursuer
You deserve algore and jimmy carter.
Back on topic – Ben Stiller has got to be the most ridiculous actor around.

Ripper on April 5, 2007 at 4:46 pm

The most ridiculous actor around is W, especially when he tries to play the role of commander-in-chief. Nancy Drew could do better.

Happiness Pursuer on April 5, 2007 at 7:39 pm

What in the world does this have to do with GW? I am a conservative but I don’t understand some of you. Connecting the hardy boys to the pres. is silly. It is possible that another remake of the Hardy boys could be good. Probably not but at least wait till it comes out before ripping it apart. It is their money. let them make it and if it makes money Cool. If not who cares?

Will on April 7, 2007 at 12:18 am

Big thighs + Small ass + tiny brain = Ben Stiller

Thee_Bruno on April 8, 2007 at 8:19 pm

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