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The Best Gary Busey Story Ever Involves Heaven And A Fist Fight

This is amazing. Why hasn’t Busey won ALL the awards?

From an interview with Curtis Armstrong (Booger in “Revenge Of The Nerds”) for the AV Club Toronto:

AVC: Yeah, sorry for dragging this one up. But this was a movie where you appeared alongside Gary Busey, who plays a software tycoon who dies and is reincarnated as a dog. Busey’s such a weirdo force-of-nature that we have to ask about working with him

CA: It was just what you’d imagine. That’s about the best way to put it. We were shooting this movie—which is a horrible movie—and he was supposed to come back from the dead. And he of course, Gary Busey, supposedly had done this—he’d been in an accident and died and came back. He showed up on a set made to look like Heaven, and he looked around and said, “I can’t play this scene.” They were three days behind at this point. But Busey said, “It’s nothing like this. I’ve been to Heaven and it doesn’t look like this. That sofa’s all wrong. That mirror is ridiculous. They don’t even have mirrors!” It was ridiculous. He was completely nuts about the design of Heaven.

But then on top of it, one of the guys playing an angel, had also died and come back. And this guy got into an argument with Busey about the way Heaven looked! The two of them wound up coming to blows and they had to send everybody home. So there you go. That’s what we were working with.

Let’s re-cap. Gary Busey could not do a scene in a movie about a guy who gets reincarnated as a dog because the couch in heaven didn’t look right, and then he got in a fist fight with an angel. Oh yes.

Here’s the movie cinematic experience that this was all for:

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