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NIKE & ME: MICHAEL MOORE'S "THE BIG ONE" SET FOR LAUNCH

          Filmmaker Michael Moore's documentary "The Big One,"
     which features a segment on Nike, debuts this April, and
     Moore claims that Nike Dir of Communications Lee Weinstein
     "invited him to breakfast and asked, 'What would we have to
     do to remove a couple of scenes from the movie?,'" according
     to Jeff Gordinier of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY.  Moore: "I didn't
     know what he meant.  Is he offering me money?  Or, like free
     shoes for life?  I just stopped him and said, 'There's
     nothing you can do to remove those scenes.'"  Nike
     spokesperson Vada Manager "confirms" that Weinstein met with
     Moore but says that the story "is just untrue."  Manager:
     "It was actually Moore himself who offered to change the
     ending if Nike built a shoe factory in Flint [MI]."  Moore
     said that Miramax, producers of "The Big One," and Nike had
     discussions on a possible cross-promo for the studio's
     upcoming film, "The Mighty," but negotiations "crumbled." 
     Moore: "It is believed by some people at Miramax that (it's)
     retaliation for their distributing The Big One" (EW, 3/6). 

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