Now, just to make things worse, we have learned that accused child sexual predator Jim Miller makes a cameo appearance in the film. The scenes were shot before the news broke about Miller's (alleged) heinous crimes, but still, how'd he get left in there?! It's a frackin' kids movie!
Thunderstruck boasts more than just the distinction of marking the big-screen debut of OKC Thunder superstar Kevin Durant. The film, an alleged comedy in which the Durantula’s basketball skills are inadvertently swiped by a school kid, might just be the first-ever family-friendly movie to include an appearance by an accused child molester. Granted, there was that John Wayne Gacy cameo in 1974’s Herbie Rides Again, but we’re told you’ve gotta look really fast for that one.
The Thunder’s former public address announcer, Jim Miller, is facing multiple counts of child sex abuse and committing lewd acts in front of a child. The Thunder organization immediately booted Miller when the allegations surfaced, but the dismissal didn’t come early enough to avoid his brief role in Thunderstruck.
In one of the film’s pivotal — if you want to call it that — scenes, Miller calls a winning seat number in the Chesapeake Energy Arena that allows the hapless hero, Brian (Taylor Gray), to try a halfcourt shot...
Yeah, that's creepy on many levels. Here's a screen shot from the movie:
Okay, that's not Jim Miller or a screenshot from the movie. That's the weird NBA super fan Jimmy Goldstein who goes to a bunch of Thunder games. If you didn't know better, you'd think he was a child molester, but he's not. He's just a rich funny-looking dude who bangs Russian models or something.
I actually tried to download Thunderstruck from one of those weird torrent sites with an .ru domain in order to grab a screen shot, but nothing happened. Now every time I refresh my Internet browser I'm greeted by pop-ups informing me that I need to either scan my computer for viruses or that there's a creepy vaudevillian-looking man on the loose that language professors hate. I guess that's what I get for trying to be a noble blogger and show you all a sicko in a bad movie.
Anyway, with their combined millions of dollars, couldn't either the Thunder, Kevin Durant or the movie's producers figured out a way to CGI Jim Miller out of this thing? I haven't seen the film yet, but according to my sources Miller's cameo is pretty brief. They could have at least got Ben Buckland or Joel Decker to play the part, right?
Also, do any of you moles know how to download this film without destroying your computer. If so, can you do it and then upload it to YouTube? I kind of want to watch the it, but don't want to pay money for it. You know, like music.