PG-13 | | Drama, Music
A loner befriends a local celebrity, Billy Magic, but he soon begins to tell lies in order to maintain the friendship and the newfound status.
Because this film was financed by an independent production company, Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas agreed to sell his script for one hundred thousand dollars. According to his autobiography, "Hollywood Animal", Maximilian Schell wanted the same amount of money for playing his part. Eszterhas wanted Schell in the film so much, that he agreed his paycheck for the script would go straight to Schell.
Why you got to show off so much?
Karchy Jonas: Cause I ain't got that much to show.
About two-thirds through the movie, when Karchy picks his girlfriend up at the store after (her) work, they walk down a handicap wheelchair ramp which didn't exist in the 1960's.
$11,470 19 October 1997