Although Shad is also a scammer and a bully, Rhames' razor-sharp performance and his character's loyalty to Erin transform him into the movie's unlikely heart. At his first audition, Reynolds had to take off his toupee in front of "six or seven people," which Lowell realized was "humbling" to the Smokey and the Bandit star. Andrew Bergman had an impressive comedy resume that included writing work on Blazing SaddlesOh, God! It's as if the Bandit had grown up to become a cracker Bob Packwood. You DevilFletchand Soapdish. When a horny congressman, David Dilbeck Burt Reynoldsbrains a drunk groping at Erin on stage, a series of schemes are set in motion that may, somehow, lead Erin to get her daughter back. The movie isn't sure what it wants to be, either.
Though it wasn't a critical hit it has since developed a cult followingin Bergman said that he had no regrets about adapting Carl Hiaasen's book for the big screen.
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The result is a perversely odd concoction: Producer Mike Lobell told The New York Times that he and Bergman were "not enthusiastic" about giving the part of the duplicitous Congressman to the iconic actor. Would the movie have been made without her? It's a seductive nudie flick. Bergman's usual light touch, as shown in the giddy climax of "The Freshman" and the sustained charm of "It Could Happen to You," seems weighed down by the competing agendas here. Amazon Prime Video Demi Moore news. Armand Assante is sympathetic as investigator Al Garcia, but his interest in Erin is never established beyond the notion that everyone must love that spunky Demi Moore.