David Naughton

  1. Tom Hanks, Bachelor Party, 1983.    A dirty little comedy that was as dramatic, behind the camera, as the  heavier 1956 film of the same name. After one week, head Fox Joe Wizan sacked the leads (Paul Reiser and Kelly McGillis) during rehearsals for bad (or no)  chemistry and spent  three weeks  testing new Richies – er, no, now it was Ricky. The queue included Jim Carrey, Howie Mandell, Dean Paul Martin, David Naughton  (An American Werewolf in London) and  Tim Robbins. Not Hanks… He’d previously passed but was called back (for $15,000 a week) after completing Splash – which would make  him a star. McGillis  McGillis  had the last laugh: Witness, Top Gun and The Accused while  Reiser headed TV’s Mad About You, 1992-1999.  Oh and a  Bachelor sequel came out… 24 years later. Never met anyone who saw it.    

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