Magazine article Variety

Father Melts Down After Blowing Week's Pay for Family to Watch Movie They Already Own on DVD

Magazine article Variety

Father Melts Down After Blowing Week's Pay for Family to Watch Movie They Already Own on DVD

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So Many Pigs, So Little Time

A married father of four suffered a frightening meltdown outside an AMC theater in Little Rock, Ark., after learning he already owned a DVD copy of Jurassic Park, the newly re-issued 3D film he spent his entire week's paycheck on last Saturday night. According to a spokesperson for AMC theaters, 48-year-old Troy Peterson, a Jiffy Lube mechanic, spent $84 on two adult and four child 3D tickets, and an additional $284 on popcorn, sodas, and a bag of M&Ms, believing his family was seeing the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise.

"At first I thought Steven Spielberg was just doing what Todd Phillips did with Hangover 2, and making a lazy carbon copy sequel of his hit film," Peterson told Hollywood & Swine. "But when I saw Jeff Goldblum, I realized it had to be the same movie, because no one has put that guy in a new movie since the '90s."

While leaving the theater, Peterson's behavior took a terrifying turn after his 10-year-old daughter asked if they could go re-watch Jurassic Park at home before they went to bed. …

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