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she died at the scene. the funeral was scheduled and soccer teammates from her indiana college made plans to attend. but stunning news. abby is alive and in the hospital. her family and friends held a car wash to pay for funeral expenses. but now that money will be used for her medical care. >> we're all angry at the situation. i mean, this is a week that, you know, we could have been by her side and telling her to fight, and you know, maybe it would have given her more strength. >> reporter: abby remains in very critical condition. officials had to use dental records to positively identify her. bill weir, abc news. at least 19 people are dead after a stampede at a german music festival. organizers of the love parade face some tough questions about crowd control. hundreds of thousands of people were funneled through a single highway underpass into this site. witnesses describe a very
desperate scene as people literally piled up on top of each other or scrambled over others who had fallen. hundreds gathered outside paris to mark ten years since the disastrous concorde air crash. shortly after taking off the supersonic jet plowed into a hotel. all 109 on board were killed, along with four people on the ground. the cause of this crash is still unresolved and widely debated. the concorde was taken out of service in 2003. in washington, a raging debate is shaping up over tax cuts. the central question here, should the cuts enacted under former president bush be allowed to expire? as david kerley explains, the battle is on track to take center stage in the upcoming fall elections. >> reporter: believe it or not, republicans and democrats actually agree on something. both want to renew tax cuts for the middle class. but the battle lines are drawn for high earners. with the white house ready to let their tax cuts expire. a responsible move, it says, to deal with the deficit.
>> just letting those tax cuts that only go to 2% to 3% of americans, the highest-earning americans in the country expire, i do not think would have a negative effect on growth. >> reporter: who are those 2% to 3% of americans? they're individuals who make more than $200,000 and families making more than $250,000 who might see their tax cuts disappear. back to the old rates. 3% to 5% higher. republicans are adamantly opposed. >> the safest thing for america would be to have a provision passed that said, no tax increase of any kind in 2011. >> reporter: some economists agree. >> high-income earners make up a very large share of consumer spending. if their tax rates rise now when the economy is weak and confidence is low, they could pull back significantly and hurt the very fragile recovery. >> reporter: this is more than just a battle over tax cuts. what you're hearing is the framing of a debate, the talking points that will dominate the campaigns for the november elections. president obama on republican
plans. >> they're the same policies that led us into this recession. they won't create jobs. they will kill them. >> reporter: and the republican response. which seems to be an echo of recent polling. >> the american people know we can't tax and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy. >> reporter: the battle lines for an election, likely decided on who can best manage the economy. david kerley, abc news, washington. at least two people are dead after severe storms ripped through the northeast. hurricane-force winds and heavy rain blew in from new york to washington, d.c. yesterday. the storms knocked out power to 300,000 people. one woman was crushed to death when a tree fell on her car. another person was electrocuted by a damaged power line in lvai it was real messy this weekend. >> insane weather. here'sor m calmer in the northeast but stormy in the south with gusty winds and flash floods thunderstorms from texas to louisiana. severe storms across north
dakota and northern minnesota. >> 87 in the twin cit 86 i 88 in omaha. mostly upper 80s in the ast. 90s from new orleans to atlanta. 101 in dal phoenix 106. salt lake city 99. they say everything is bigger in texas. and one restaurant has the burgers to prove it. >> kenny's burger joint in chlsco issued a gigan who could eat one of their gigantic 7,000-calorie burgers in less than an hou the burgers each weigh seven pounds. as you can see, several brave souls thought they were up for that enormous task. >> man. the winner here managed to devour everything except the bread within the one-hour time frame. there's no way in the world. >> i have covered stories like this. i did one when i was in denver. the reality behind these burgers, in addition to probably five pounds of meat, you're talking about one cup of mayo, a whole onion. i mean, it's impossible to eat one of these things. >> man.
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50 years, school bussing is once again getting national attention. >> a north carolina school board is ending what is considered one of the nation's model bussing programs. but is it a sign of progress? or a step backwards? here's yunji de nies. >> what do we want? >> justice! >> when do we want it? >> now! >> reporter: in a scene reminiscent of the 1960s -- >> back off. >> reporter: thousands in raleigh took to the streets this week. 19 left in handcuffs after accusing the school board of resegregating the schools. this fight is about bussing. the board recently voted to stop bussing students from lower-income neighborhoods to wealthier ones and vice versa. >> it opened doors of opportunity for me. without the policy, there will be few honors classes at my school. >> reporter: the policy was designed to ensure socioeconomic diversity. but it forces some students to travel up to 30 miles from home and adds millions in transportation costs.
>> there may be parts of america where we need to encourage and really push higher levels of integration as best as possible. it's just not wade county. >> reporter: the local naacp president says the result will be two separate and unequal school systems. >> pockets of misery, racially identifiable, high-poverty schools in one place, private schools built with public dollars in another place. that is not what we should want for our children. >> reporter: in 2007 the supreme court ruled that school districts couldn't bus students based on race. today, the vast majority of schools don't bus students to achieve any kind of diversity, and the classrooms show it. >> most schools in this country have either mostly white kids or mostly african-american kids or mostly hispanic kids. there's not a great deal of schools where there's a real mix and a lot of diversity. >> what's the consequence of that? >> if you have a school with nothing but kids coming from poverty and all the challenges
they bring, it's very hard to make those schools effective schools. >> reporter: the school board is working on a new plan to replace the old policy over the next year. both sides say, expect a lot more of this. >> what do we want? >> justice! >> reporter: yunji de nies, abc news, washington. >> 140,000 students in that county, they say 86% go to school within five miles, 12% go to a magnet school, 3% go to a school farther out. >> these reports of huge amounts of travel kind of exaggerated. >> a little bit. when we come back, we've got much more news, stick around.
>> here's bill weir with a look at "sports illustrated's" annual fortunate 50. >> reporter: say you have a promising youngster on your hands. he dazzles the youtube audience with coordination and drive. while you have your eye on a new yacht or vineyard. so which games should you encourage? the folks at "sports illustrated" have crunched the long numbers and the fortunate 50 provides a valuable glimpse into a number of recession-proof vocations. >> we may not be going to the ballpark quite as often, may not have the 50-yard line seats we may have had earlier in the decade. but by the same token we're consuming sports more than ever, more ways than everything. >> wade. there he goes! >> reporter: dwyane wade, kobe, shaquille o'neal, and yes, the newly loathed lebron james. >> here comes james again. the freight train has left the
station. >> reporter: i'll take advantage of a game free of closeup-spoiling helmets. >> take my talents so south beach. >> reporter: a game that allows one superstar to take over primetime, not including the commercials in between. at $45 million in earnings and endorsements, king james was the fourth-highest earner last year, a ranking that may be in jeopardy after his widely panned defection to south beach. >> i can't remember an athlete whose image took such a hit in such a short amount of time. on the other hand, if lebron james goes to miami, wins that nba title, we love winners, brands love winners, maybe that endorsement income goes up even more. >> reporter: the nfl may be america's favorite game, but peyton manning's $30 million makes him the only football player to crack the top 10. >> there's a salary cap, obviously, which is limiting. i think there are a lot of players that the average guy on the street can't recognize without his helmet and his uniform. >> reporter: only two baseball players live atop this list,
both yankees. at number five, alex rodriguez outearns derek jeter by $12 million in salary. but the squeaky clean jeter makes $6 million more in endorsement than his tabloid-bait teammate. see, kids? image matters. as we get into the top of the list, proof that team sports may build civic pride and social skills but individual stars make friends with a lot more dead presidents. at number three, fighter floyd mayweather jr., who vaulted onto the list with one $60 million payday. at number two, phil mickelson. >> he's the champion. >> reporter: his steady putter won him nearly $10 million on the course. bun his reputation as a model husband brought him another $52 million from madison avenue. and at number one? tiger woods. >> breaking news this afternoon -- >> a minor accident -- >> tiger woods, major news -- >> reporter: scandal and all, his 20-plus million in winnings and $70 million in endorsements make him america's best-paid
athlete for the seventh year in a row. >> obviously taken a hit. lost some sponsors. lost a good chunk of them. if he gets back to winning, i think it will be interesting. as of right now he's not won a tournament this year. if he doesn't get back to winning i think it will be interesting to see what effect that will have on his endorsement income. >> so finally i guess the lesson is, what? mamas, let your babies grow up to be golfers? >> mama, let your babies grow up to be pay per view golfers. that's when you'd really make it. >> reporter: there you go. time to saw that driver down to toddler size. in the interest of endorsements don't forget to instill the golden rule. i'm bill weir in new york. >> if you're wondering how much tiger lost in endorsement money because of the sex scandal, he lost $22 million, that's down 24% from last year.
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"world news now" delivers your morning papers. >> time for your "morning papers." i think this first paper reminded us so much of what happens when free food gets sent out here at abc. >> oh, yeah. >> take a look at this video. it's called feeding frenzy. you're about to see it. just wait for it. can you see what's going on in the background here? they're going nuts. this is a ritual that happens 30 to 40 minutes every morning. it happens near fargo in the stephen foster state park. it's actually super rare, which is why we wanted to show you this video. some guy actually had a digital camera out. he said there were ten-foot
gators with their bodies three feet above the water just going nuts. they're rolling all over themselves. you can see it's a little foggy so it's hard. he says there were something like 300 gators in that boat basin. >> that will be the scene in the snack room when we're done with "papers." speak of eating, have you ever wondered or measured exactly how long your tongue is? >> no. >> ever been bored on a friday night? all right, this guy, this 20-year-old actor in california, this guy 20 years old, apparently he now holds the record for the world's longest tongue. this thing measures 3 1/2 inches from the middle of the closed top lip to the tip of his tongue, beating the old record by .36 inches. >> is he single? i'm guessing after this story he won't be. >> his phone's ringing right now. >> yeah, i'm guessing so as well. oh, i had -- don't look at me like that. >> yeah, jim. >> this next story makes me personally very happy.
because an indian has set a record for something that's not scholastic at all. instead, this is for pushups. this little indian kid did 1,500 arm-bends in 40 minutes. >> this is not the spelling bee. >> right. this is straight-up, good old-fashioned -- i guess arm-bends are pushups. they say the kid at the age of 2, the mom noticed how flexible he was so she really encouraged him to be a part of these family stretching exercises. and then basically one day they just realized he was exceptionally good at pushups. they set a goal for him. next thing you know he did it. 40 minutes, 1,500. i don't think i could do like five. >> he's going to be like a body builder in a few more years. i tell can't do pushups at 32. >> good indian there. every good romper needs a good disguise. this woman in oklahoma took things to a different level. she went to a mcdonald's, stuck her arm in the window wearing panties over her face and got
decision day. bp plans to force out ceo tony hayward. >> i think he said a lot of bad things. >> what's next for the oil company and the gulf coast. then, fierce floods. the damage, the heartbreak in the heartland, and today's big threats. and, angelina jolie's action. the superstar's new movie "salt" in "insomniac theater." it's monday, july 26th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we both saw the same movie this weekend but slightly different takes on angelina. >> you wouldn't know it by the numbers we both gave it. >> right, yeah. >> different takes on this new
movie. who is salt? you'll find out today. >> pretty good. we'll see that in 30 minutes. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm vinita nair. there's a major change coming in the leadership of bp. an american, robert dudley, is expected to be named the oil company's ceo as early as today. >> dudley would replace tony hayward, who's made repeated missteps in his handling of the disaster. diana alvear has the latest now from the gulf. good morning, diana. >> reporter: rob and vinita, good morning. word of hayward's possible departure has been the talk of the town in buras. all the local residents we spoke to had plenty to say about it. as the oil spill nears its 100th day, big changes may be in the works at bp. the company's board will meet monday. on the agenda, the rumored departure of ceo tony hayward. in the face of bp's disaster response, hayward's comments to congress did not go over well. >> there's no one who wants this thing over more than i do. i'd like my life back.
>> reporter: in louisiana's plaquemines parish, word of his possible ouster traveled quickly. >> well, he's gotten so many people upset with his comments. people -- i think he's apologized for it but a lot of people still have bad feelings about him. the whole situation. >> reporter: a fly-over of the spill zone revealed proof of progress. less oil. >> we're now on the ninth day where no new oil has been released at the well site. >> reporter: federal officials are optimistic that if conditions stay the same, relief wells may be drilled and in place in two weeks. a special sunday mass by the archbishop touched on the only thing many here say sustains them. faith. >> there are times that you feel alone and helpless. and just as you did with katrina, you lean on god. >> only thing that holds me together, has always held me together, is through god. that's where i get my strength from. >> reporter: and there is more good news. that damaged oil well could be plugged in a week.
according to the coast guard, operation static kill, where they pack that well with mud and cement, is on schedule. vinita, rob? in other news now, one of the biggest leaks of military records in u.s. history is now threatening to weaken support for the war in afghanistan. more than 90,000 documents leaked to an online whistleblower site revealed details of the war from 2004 to 2009. they show a u.s.-led effort that simply lacked funds and resources, even as the taliban insurgency grew stronger. the pure volume of the disclosure is simply enormous. here's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz. >> reporter: it will create a lot of tension. the national security adviser just put out a release saying this threatens national security. there's a lot of detail in this. not really anything very new, but listen to this. pakistan's military spy service has guided the afghan insurgency. how a secret unit of special forces hunts down taliban leaders for kill or capture without trial. how the u.s. has evidence that
the taliban has acquired surface-to-air missiles. >> abc's martha raddatz. she will take an in-depth look at the records leak and its impact later today on "good morning america." meanwhile in afghanistan, a search for an injured u.s. navy man continues. an afghanistan government official tells abc news a navy man killed after an ambush was handed over last night. the two navy members left kabul in an armored suv and were ambushed by terrorists. the taliban has claimed responsibility for that ambush. >> it is a reminder of both the dangers as well as the care which we must take in terms of executing the totality of the mission here. and we will do all we can. >> they don't know if they're going to live or die. they don't know when this is going to stop. when it's going to go away. then the other hard part for them is they're no longer in a position where they're allowed to make any decisions for themselves. >> the taliban claims they have killed one of the men and are holding the other one hostage.
the u.s. has not confirmed that report or said why the servicemen put themselves in harm's way. the death toll has risen to 19 after a stampede at a german music festival. organizers of the so-called love parade face some tough questions about why hundreds of thousands of people were funneled through a single highway underpass into the site. witnesses described a desperate scene there as people literally piled up on each other or scrambled over others who had fallen. it is revolutionary day in cuba, and former president fidel castro has made another public appearance. castro was seen outside havana for the first time since giving up power four years ago. the 83-year-old wore an olive-green shirt that looked like the military uniform he wore for decades. lately he has been seen in track suits. flood damage from this weekend's disastrous dam break in eastern iowa is estimated to be well into the millions, and the threat from surging water is not over yet. the maquoketa river is expected to crest today at a record high
of more than 32 feet. here's eric horng. >> reporter: the area near lake delhi dam is anything but a tranquil oasis. >> that's why we bought this place because we had the sound of the dam. >> we could sleep so well at night. >> reporter: dozens of homes swept off their foundations, no match for the raging torrent unleashed when the dam failed. >> there it goes. oh, my god. >> reporter: breach sent water gushing into the already swollen maquoketa river, flooding at least 70 homes and businesses in the downstream community of monticello. >> it's simply unbelievable. this is unprecedented. >> reporter: why the dam failed is unclear. though it came on the heels of days of heavy rain across the midwest. the chicago suburb of broadview was still drying out. at one point the water on this block was as high as the top of that mailbox. it's receded considerably but the hard work here has only begun. dolores jiminez showed us her flooded home. the water rose so quickly it
came up the water pipes and out the bathtub drain. >> so the house was flooding from within? >> right. >> reporter: her basement is now filled with five feet of water, and like many of her neighbors, she doesn't have flood insurance. >> i've been here for 20 years. and we lost everything all of a sudden. >> reporter: for the midwest, it was rising water. for the east, rising temperatures. 11 states issued heat warnings as several cities endured another scorcher. >> you need to get inside! >> reporter: in washington, stifling temperatures touched off a severe thunderstorm, ruining a jamboree for thousands of boy scouts. >> i'm thinking we need to get under cover. >> reporter: another weekend of extreme weather during this summer headed for the record books. eric horng, abc news, broadview, illinois. with that, here's your monday forecast now. strong storms from the mid-atlantic bringing flash floods to the southeast and deep south. showers and thunderstorms from
texas to louisiana. gusty winds, hail and isolated tornados in north dakota and northern minnesota. heavy downpours in the southern rockies. >> phoenix climbs to 106. salt lake city 99. boise 94. mostly 80s from the twin cities to detroit. 90s for much of the east coast. well, it was the old man and the sea, more than 100 times over. >> there were white beards everywhere you turned in key west over the weekend. looks like christmas. dead ringers for ernest hemingway gathered for a look-alike contest at sloppy joe's bar where the author once hung out. a man from vero beach, florida, was crowned this year's papa hemingway on his 12th try. >> the 64-year-old winner says like hemingway, he enjoys drinking, fishing and women, but he admits unlike hemingway, he can't write. >> honest guy. we'll be right back with more "world news now." if you fight to sleep in the middle of the night,
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welcome back. that controversial immigration law in arizona takes effect this week. that is, if it can overcome several court challenges. >> many immigrants though are already starting to flee arizona. as barbara pinto reports there were fears that the state's economy may disappear too. >> reporter: the loud and bitter battle over arizona's immigration law has reached fever pitch. but rosario peralta worries about the quiet exodus. immigrant families already leaving the state in droves. in the past few months she's seen business and customers at her family grocery store disappear. >> they're in fear. they want to either go back to other states or they're just not buying at all. they're buying the minimum because they just want to save their money so they can maybe
move to another state. >> reporter: the law would make illegal immigration a state crime and would require police, who have reasonable suspicion, to question anyone about their immigration status. >> sb-1070 is one of a number of laws that have been passed that have the specific intention of making it unpleasant enough for illegal immigrants to be in the state that they leave. >> reporter: proponents say the exodus of undocumented workers will open up low-wage jobs and save taxpayers money on schools and social services. opponents in this state, where one in every three people is latino, worry they'll pay. apartment building owner rowley rankin is hurting already. >> 1070 has cost us 25% of our business. potentially it could have cost us our whole business. losing 25% of your business in a short amount of time is business-threatening. >> reporter: yet another drag on a cash-strapped state battered by foreclosures. threatened boycotts could cost the phoenix area alone an estimated $90 million in hotel and convention business. another expense, the flurry of
legal challenges, including one by the obama administration. outside federal court in phoenix the protests go on. inside, a judge will decide if the state crackdown is constitutional and if it will go into effect on thursday. barbara pinto, abc news. coming up, it's not often you hear a governor talking about a hit tv reality show. >> some unusual questions and answers from the sunday morning talk shows next. zgzgzgzgzgzgzgzg
welcome back, everybody. with the midterm elections around the corner, two popular story lines in many political debates will be the economy and of course the issue of race. >> both were topics of discussion on the sunday talk shows. we start with the economy and treasury secretary timothy geithner. >> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press with david gregory." >> i want to ask you about some
of the broader economic outlooks that we've heard across the spectrum this week. an important one from the fed chairman, bernanke. who said this week that the outlook is unusually uncertain. and i wonder if to you, to the president, that means you fear that things are going to get worse before they get better. >> i don't think there's anything unusual about the fact that, given the severity of this crisis, this recession, given how bad it was just 18 months ago, that americans are still living with some caution, some sense of caution about the future. i think that's natural, unavoidable. the economy's now been growing for almost a year, a little more than a year. private sector's creating jobs again. the economy is starting to heal again. you're seeing growth, manufacturing, private investment recover. those are encouraging signs. but we're living still with a lot of challenge still. the scars of this crisis ran so deep. i think most americans
understand it's going to take some time to heal this. but again, you are seeing recovery, you're seeing private investment expand again, job growth starting to come back, and that's very encouraging. >> we're going to begin with the shirley sherrod case. by now i'm sure you know the story, how a heavily edited tape that was taken totally out of context was put on the web and the result was that the administration, without checking to see what the rest of the tape said, fired the woman. then came a lot of apologies and an offer of a new job. michael eric dyson, you are writing a book about barack obama and race. and it seems to me, after making all of these eloquent statements about race during the campaign, now when race comes up as an issue this white house seems to commit some gaffe or stumbles. >> what we saw with the sherrod case was quite remarkable. you have the reptilian repugnance of certain elements of the right wing who edit history for their own vicious
and devious purposes. then you have the marrying of on one hand historical amnesia with an exaggerated sense of racial injury, which leads to a kind of racial privileging and a kind of white innocence that i think takes off here. a lot of white people think in the age of obama, we're living in a post-racial era. >> let me turn to michael gerson. you've written a lot about this. do you think this was just sloppy work by one guy on a website, then was picked up by some of the media? or is this something that goes deeper than that? >> i think it goes deeper. i think we're in a moment where you have people on the left and on the right that want to take political polarization and turn it into racial polarization for their own purposes, to get internet hits or to get supporters or other things. that's a very, very disturbing trend. >> from the heart of the nation's capital, "this week" with abc's senior white house correspondent jake tapper. live from the newseum on pennsylvania avenue.
>> immigration reform. you've said this issue is too important to demagogue. who is demagoguing in the senate right now, and what is the solution to immigration reform? >> first of all, on demagoguing i wasn't talking about anything that's going on now, that's a two-year-old quote, and there were things going on in new jersey at the time while i was u.s. attorney that i thought was demagoguery and i called it that. this issue is a federal issue that should be handled by the feds and fixed finally. as a former united states attorney, i had to deal with these issues for seven years and we simply didn't have the resources to deal with them effectively. so the president and the congress have to step up to the plate, they have to secure our borders, and they have to put forward a commonsense path to citizenship for people. >> you prefer to talk about springsteen but the "new york times" today has this profile of snooki from "jersey shore." mtv's "jersey shore." positive for new jersey or negative? >> negative for new jersey.
i mean, because it -- what it does is takes a bunch of new yorkers, who most of the people on "jersey shore" are new yorkers, drops them at the jersey shore, tries to make america feel like this is new jersey. i could tell people, they want to know what new jersey really is, i welcome them to come to new jersey any time. the jersey shore is a beautiful place and a place everybody should come on vacation this summer. we've got another six weeks of summer left, come to new jersey. >> that's right. >> safe to say he's not tivoing the show, i think. in addition to him the new jersey italian american league, they have not only said this and more, they've said it's wildly offensive, it obviously promotes all kif hoe in terms of his state, i understand whuet. >> it's my home state, i have vacationed myself at the jersey shore. he made an important point, those kids are not from jersey. so it does kind of stereotype those kids are not from jersey. so it does kind of stereotype the state a little bit. zhó
new crest 3d white toothpaste. it is time for "insomniac theater." and the question this week, who is salt? >> who is salt? >> and who liked this movie between the two of us? >> i kind of liked it. we both saw the same flick this weekend. i thought it was actually kind of good. i can't talk about it because i'll give away critical plot details and all these twists and turns that i thought made it pretty good. but anyway. angelina jolie in all her action glory in this one portrays a cia agent. who she is and what exactly her mission and is what her connections are, can't delve too much into that because that would give away too much for a movie that builds and builds to
the very end. i will say she was great it in, tons of action. i gave it 3 1/2 kernels. i thought it was a solid movie. not her best. but enjoyable for a summertime movie. 3 1/2 for me. you felt a little bit differently. >> i think the biggest problem with this movie is the action sequences, while they are great, the plot sort of falls through. again, i'm not ruining anything, but the basic premise is that she is approached, the cia seems to believe that she might be an agent. don't worry, you saw that in the commercial. she's fearful for her husband so she basically says, i have one of two options, i can either protect my husband myself, or i can allow the cia to do the work. and as you can see in this, she decides to take things into her own hands. like we said, a lot of these scenes, they're great to watch. but what's going on? not really sure. in this one she's trying to get away from a s.w.a.t. team that's been sent to find her. what she does is take a fire extinguisher and some regular
elements you'd find in the office and she creates a flame-thrower, which is really cool to watch, but i don't know how she did it. is she a russian agent, is she not? this scene leads you to believe one way. >> do you have any idea how much blood is on your hands? you're going to rot in a hole. i'll see to it personally! >> back off! >> you were right about her. >> she had the drop on me. why didn't she shoot? >> i'm going to give this movie 3 kernels. is it worth seeing in the theater? yes, but probably only in the theater. i thought the action sequences were really good. and i will say, angelina jolie, it's hard for me to say a beautiful woman did a really good job, she did. she's really good and worth seeing in this movie. >> and did all her stunts. which makes it even more impressive. there were rough scenes in this. in a fight i'd rather face brad than angelina. she's a little scary. >> i looked it up. the reviews are pretty good.