Skip to comments.Randy Quaid Sues Over 'Brokeback'
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."
So much for his apparent IQ...
Well, this is interesting!
Cat Fight! Pass the popcorn.
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?
Yep, because people are so desperate to have Randy Quaid in their films that they'll engage in fraud. Puh-leeze.
What, he just did it for the sex scenes(?)
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.
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'?"
He signed on as Heath Ledger's body double...
Brokeback lawyers will use the "Quaid is a closet homo and did the move on principle" defense.
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.
Maybe someone will post that shot of him pumping the RV crapper-tank into the storm sewer... says it all.
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.
For the record, Quaid plays the local boss-man who refuses to rehire the two gay guys after discovering their relationship.
***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.***
Nope, he played a "homophobic" boss who caught the two poofers at it. "Homophobic" in quotes is Wikopedia's explanation.
LOL!!I guess you are right there..I t took me a while to get what you meant,then I laughted out loud...
DOH! You can make me read stuff, but comprehension is apparently beyond me. I thought he was miffed at the offer and wanted the part. Thanks for the correction. I am a moron.
Quaid would have been really good 'playing' a homosexual.
Quaid should've known to negotiate "backend money".
(Especially in light of the subject matter of Brokeback.)
From what I see here I don't think he has much of a case. Fraud requires an intentional misrepresentation of a material fact. The producer's statement to Quaid sounds like opinion, unless, in fact, people were not making sacrifices (a pretty loose term) to make the film. The fact that the movie ended up, somehow, making money, was not a fact prior to the film being made, of course. This sounds like "puffing" (an apt term given the subject matter of the film) and not fraud. Quaid just didn't negotiate well. He should have agreed to a percentage of the box office if they wouldn't pay him the up front money he thought he deserved.
I think he just screwed up (pun intended).
Or was he snookered by a slick 'chi com' into putting up his own money and now gets nothing in return?
Hey Quaid....you whorlywood types are all alike on both sides of the 'Bamboozle Curtain'
....Who cares if you got screw4d blue and tatooed...
Nothin' personal ..it's just business...
Absolutely. But Randy Quaid ain't enticing anybody.
Apparently, they weren't reaching for the stars....sort to say.
You might say Randi took it in the a..........!
Does anyone know if "QUICK CHANGE" is available on DVD? It starred Bill Murray, Gena Davis and Randy Quaid...
"Flores! Flores para los muertos!"
Actually it was a bath house movie gone mainstream.
Sounds like he got bent over the table during negotiations.
"I don't know why they call this stuff hamburger helper. It does just fine by itself..."
ROFL, great pic. HAHAH, saved to HD for further reference.
Geez, there's a really good joke to be made here, but I can't fugure out how to phrase it for a "family friendly site"...
man this has to be a joke. I dont think I have seen a serious movie with Randy in it....might have made the movie better if he was in it.
The Siege at Ruby Ridge, Randy Quaid....Randy Weaver
He's had a few over a near 40 year career.
Eddie: "Every time Catherine would turn on the microwave, I'd piss my pants and forget who I was for about half an hour. "
"Yeah, but daddy says I'm the best at it."
This is interesting from a contractual point of view.
With studios trying to "launder" movies into appearing independent but in fact still owned by the studios. Thus you can make a "controversial" film without huring the suits.
This is a business issue which can ultimatly favor conservative themes. No longer will the left wingers of hollywood be able to tap into big budge resources to make agenda films like that homosexual porn film.
"Bust a deal. Face the wheel!"
A great movie about hashish smuggler sent to a Turkish prison.
Holy crap! Producers ripping off actors! I can't believe it! What has Hollywood come to?
Oh...didn't know he appeared in Brokeback. Thanks.
Hey Randy, did you really think the producers of a leftist propaganda film would be really honorable and trustworthy people?
Simple solution: Don't appear in these kind of films.
Right, and the government can't take your property for private enterprise. < /sarcasm >
Thanks. It took me until your post to figure out if he was in the movie or not. The writer of the article is rather vague about it.
Randy Quaid is hardly a big enough star to complain that he was cheated out of big star money. I'm sure they paid him more than a "Randy Quaid" is worth.
He doesn't exactly put asses in the seats.