The Ironside Agenda
"The candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long and you have burned so very brightly Roy."
In this case, it is not a candle that burns, but a star. Sometimes, during a movie, an actor or actress leaves it all on the set and delivers a performance that far exceeds that of his or her peers. This is what's called the Ironside Agenda.
Named after the great Michael Ironside, and more specifically his performance in Starship Troopers, the Ironside Agenda is a frequent occurence in the realm of Bad Movie Night. Not to say that Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, and Doogie Howser didn't act brilliantly (because they didn't), but they were no match for the glow of Mr. Ironside's Shakespearean effort. The fault lies with the casting director for not recognizing the calibre of performers available to them.
The Ironside Agenda is another term you can add to your Bad Movie Night glossary and help you better classify your Bad Movies. Good luck my friends!
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