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Randy Quaid Sues Over 'Brokeback'
TMZ.com ^ | 3-23-06

Posted on 03/24/2006 4:46:03 AM PST by veronica

Actor claims producers defrauded him

(Mar. 23) -- Randy Quaid has filed a lawsuit claiming he was done in by producers of 'Brokeback Mountain.'

TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming producers falsely represented the movie to him as \"a low-budget, art house film, with no prospect of making any money.\" Qauid claims the representations were a ruse from the beginning. 'Brokeback' has grossed around $160 million.

Quaid's suit claims that in 2004, he met with director Ang Lee, who offered him the role of Joe Aguirre. The suit alleges that Lee told Quaid: "We can't pay anything, we have very little money, everyone is making a sacrifice to make this film."

The suit does not specifically state how much Quaid made, but it does claim that the defendants "were engaged in a 'movie laundering' scheme designed to obtain the services of talent such as Randy Quaid on economically unfavorable art film terms..."

The suit asks for $10 million in damages as well as punitive damages. It also seeks "restitution for all ill-gotten gains."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brokebackmountain; gollywoodpinglist; hollywoodpinglist
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1 posted on 03/24/2006 4:46:04 AM PST by veronica
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To: veronica

So much for his apparent IQ...


2 posted on 03/24/2006 4:47:27 AM PST by Publius6961 (Multiculturalism is the white flag of a dying country)
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To: veronica

Well, this is interesting!


3 posted on 03/24/2006 4:48:04 AM PST by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: veronica

Cat Fight! Pass the popcorn.


4 posted on 03/24/2006 4:50:14 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Publius6961
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5 posted on 03/24/2006 4:51:31 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: veronica

Holy crap. Wonder if he'll be suing Wall Street next because he failed to buy in and get out before the dot coms went bust?!

Talk about taking zero personal responsibility. Why can't he just kick his own ass like the rest of us do when we miss an opportunity?


6 posted on 03/24/2006 4:52:51 AM PST by Capagrl (Never argue with stupid people; they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: veronica

Yep, because people are so desperate to have Randy Quaid in their films that they'll engage in fraud. Puh-leeze.


7 posted on 03/24/2006 4:53:35 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: veronica

What, he just did it for the sex scenes(?)


8 posted on 03/24/2006 4:54:26 AM PST by The Duke
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To: veronica
Qauid claims the representations were a ruse from the beginning. 'Brokeback' has grossed around $160 million.

Actually that is the worldwide gross, according to BoxOfficeMojo. BM grossed about 80 million in the US(and falling fast) and probably the rest in Europe and also I wouldn't doubt that much of that gross was of homosexual advocates buying multiple tickets.

9 posted on 03/24/2006 5:01:23 AM PST by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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This would have been a great chance for Randy to explore the "Cousin Eddie" character from the National Lampooon "Vacation" series. He already knew some appropriate lines:

"Make sure you get the gerbils and the rubber sheets!"

"Merry Christmas! Shitter was full!"

"Merry Christmas, Clark! You ready to do some kissin'?"


10 posted on 03/24/2006 5:02:31 AM PST by redlenses
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To: Wolfie
I think there is probably merit to his case, at least in theory. Often you build a movie by getting actors with recognizable, bankable names to come on first, then entice others to come onboard by using the name you have already gotten to commit. It's a frequently employed gambit. Whether it can be proved in court to have harmed Quaid is another matter.
11 posted on 03/24/2006 5:02:38 AM PST by veronica ("A person needs a sense of mission like the air he breathes...")
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To: veronica
I am about to cry it is a sad day when a producer or director gives an actor a snow job..I am joking..I think Quade should be worried about how many people is going to want to see his movies because of this Queer film..It is all about that buck and they could care less how they make it..
12 posted on 03/24/2006 5:04:44 AM PST by Beth528
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To: The Duke

He signed on as Heath Ledger's body double...


13 posted on 03/24/2006 5:07:10 AM PST by bondjamesbond (RICE '08)
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To: veronica

Brokeback lawyers will use the "Quaid is a closet homo and did the move on principle" defense.


14 posted on 03/24/2006 5:08:16 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

move=movie


15 posted on 03/24/2006 5:08:36 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Beth528
I don't think it was about a snow job.........
16 posted on 03/24/2006 5:08:53 AM PST by Red Badger (And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him...)
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To: veronica

So I guess the Quaid's just wanted to have the complete set. One plays a Pedophile Rock singer and one plays a gay sheepherder.


17 posted on 03/24/2006 5:10:51 AM PST by commish (Freedom Tastes Sweetest to Those Who Have Fought to Preserve It)
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To: redlenses

Maybe someone will post that shot of him pumping the RV crapper-tank into the storm sewer... says it all.


18 posted on 03/24/2006 5:12:14 AM PST by johnny7 (ďNah, I ainít Jewish, I just donít dig on swine, thatís all.Ē)
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To: veronica

After seeing Randy Quaid in the movie INDEPENDENCE DAY, I sure as hell don't want to see him on the big screen having carnal relations with another male.


19 posted on 03/24/2006 5:13:34 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: DCPatriot

For the record, Quaid plays the local boss-man who refuses to rehire the two gay guys after discovering their relationship.


20 posted on 03/24/2006 5:16:07 AM PST by veronica ("A person needs a sense of mission like the air he breathes...")
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