Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Footage of Eric Stoltz to be released with Back to the Future Blu-Ray

You may know Eric Stoltz as Vincent Vega's robed drugdealer from Pulp Fiction. 

Off the top of my head I can't think of anything else memorable he's been in.  Not to say he isn't a good actor, he is, but he just doesn't seem to have that star power a leading actor needs to carry a big film.

At least that's what the producing team of 'Back to the Future' thought.  Stoltz was cast in the iconic Marty McFly role, and the movie was filmed with him for 5 weeks before he was canned for Michael J. Fox.  Ouch.  Talk about a shaky start for a movie.  I can just imagine how that conversation went:

Producers:  Eric, we need to talk
Stoltz:  Sure guys, what's up?
Producers:  Look Eric, it's not working out.  The footage we've filmed with you has been... awful, just awful.
Stoltz:  Come on guys, I think it's pretty good.  We could always...
Producers:  Enough, we're bringing in the kid from Family Ties.
Stoltz:  Michael J. Fox, are you kidding me??  That jittery midget?  This is just unbelievable.
Producers:  Good luck in all your future endeavors.
Stoltz:  [walks away slowly with head down as "Christmas Tme is Here" from Charlie Brown plays in the background]

I think it'd be a little hard to recover from that one after the movie became a runaway success.  Anyway, in a cruel marketing move, the producers have twisted the knife by including Stoltz footage on the 25th anniversary release of 'Back to the Future' Blu-Ray.  Check out the video from THR:


Great Scott

29 comments:

  1. haha "christmas tree" love that stuff in arrested dev

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  2. yea i saw this they made a good choice

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  3. HE WAS IN BTTF?!?! zomfgs. IMDB him to see his other appearances etc, he was pretty good in pulpy I agree =D

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  4. I wonder how the quality will be like?

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  5. wow that poor guy. i prefer michael j. fox though.

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  6. wow, that they would reshoot 5 weeks of work is nothing short of amazing- im really glad they did though that movie is a classic

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  7. I can understand why they did it, though. If they didn't think he was reacting to scenes as an actor so that the audience would laugh he wouldn't work for the role. Back to the Future is definately a comedy, it just has sci-fi and adventure thrown in in good heaping doses.

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  8. pulp fiction is one of my alltime favorites. back to the future is up there too. weird.

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  9. GET IT? SHAKY START?! lul.

    did anyone else catch that?

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  10. he will be Vincent Vega's robed drugdealer foreva!
    :P

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  11. yeah I think they made a good choice too. Michael J. Fox is awesome

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  12. Definitely would not be the classic we know and love today without Micheal.

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  13. i think the video is really sarcastic lol

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  14. Eric Stoltz was (and is) pretty famous for his incredible role in "The Waterdance" from 1992. He is also a Director & Producer, having done numerous episodes for shows such as: Glee, Law & Order, Boston Legal, Grey's Anatomy, Californication, Nip/Tuck, to name but *just a few*...

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