MAN TO MAN (Craig R. Baxley, 1987-1988) (unproduced)

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MAN TO MAN (Craig R. Baxley, 1987-1988) (unproduced)

Postby Jox on 02 Jun 2014, 12:49

http://www.dolph-ultimate.com/dolph-in/man_to_man.html

I just found out that TANGO & CASH and NOWHERE TO RUN writer Randy Feldman penned the script.

Announced in late 1987, this was to follow Craig Baxley's collaboration with producers Joel Silver and Lorimar's Bernie Brillstein (GHOSTBUSTERS) after ACTION JACKSON and was way before they got to do DARK ANGEL / I COME IN PEACE (yet for a while I thought they were the same project which is not the case).

Dolph was to play an alien hitchhiking in the Nevada desert, got picked up by a repo man and they ended up in Las Vegas. Filming was about to start (spring 1988 - after RED SCORPION?) when it got shut down a few days before because Silver and Brillstein argued over who the co-star would be (plus the Writers Guild going on then also have had something to go with it).

EDIT:
Randy Feldman is the son of THE WILD BUNCH producer Phil Feldman and the brother of GOLDEN CHILD & SPECIES writer Dennis Feldman.
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Re: MAN TO MAN (Craig R. Baxley, 1987-1988) (unproduced)

Postby Jox on 05 Jun 2014, 22:02

Arnold Schwarzenegger was actually supposed to star in this for a while, but suddenly demanded too much money after PREDATOR came out. Dolph was brought in as a replacement choice.
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Re: MAN TO MAN (Craig R. Baxley, 1987-1988) (unproduced)

Postby Jox on 04 Dec 2014, 11:16

Chicago Tribune, October 18, 1987
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Typecasting: Dolph Lundgren will play an alien in human form in ``Man to Man,`` a comedy adventure...

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1987 ... r-superior
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Re: MAN TO MAN (Craig R. Baxley, 1987-1988) (unproduced)

Postby Jox on 24 Sep 2015, 17:19

Dolph (Masters of the Universe) Lundgren is supposed to be the alien, albeit one in human form, in Man to Man to be directed by Craig Baxley for Lorimar (a studio whose merger into Warner Bros, may affect this film's production). This time, Lundgren is on Earth to track a power source stolen from a spaceship.

Starlog, issue #134, September 1988
(by the time this news was out the production had already been cancelled months prior)
https://archive.org/stream/starlog_maga ... 4_djvu.txt
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Re: MAN TO MAN (Craig R. Baxley, 1987-1988) (unproduced)

Postby Jox on 08 Jan 2017, 23:14

Entertainment shorts
Oct. 30, 1987
HOLLYWOOD -- Dolph Lungren, best remembered as the menacing Soviet boxer in 'Rocky IV,' will star as an alien in human form in 'Man to Man,' a new Lorimar feature film.

Directed by Craig Baxley and produced by Lawrence Gordon and Joel Silver, 'Man to Man' is a comedy about the relationship between a human in the reposession business and a creature from outer space.

Production will begin on location in Las Vegas early next year. --- Academy times five

http://www.upi.com/Archives/1987/10/30/ ... 562568400/

The Des Moines Register
Is 'Peter Pan' movie ever going to fly?
Thursday, February 25, 1988
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The opening-weekend success of its "Action Jackson" exploitation film already has Lorimar studios talking about "Action II" - and "III" and "IV" and more. That couldn't come as better news for Craig Baxley, who makes his feature directing debut with the Carl Weathers/Vanity "Action." Baxley expected to step directly from "Jackson" to preparation of "Man to Man," but shortly before the first picture opened over President's Day weekend (to a hefty $4,343-per-screen average) Lorimar put the latter big-screen project in turn-around.

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/131968274/
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