Daily Trivia – 9/20/11

Question: What beer ran U.S. ads with a slogan mistranslated into Spanish as “filling, and less delicious”?

Last Question: What Eddie Murphy movie was originally slated to star Sylvester Stallone?

Answer: Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop was almost a totally different movie. Actaully, before Sylvester Stallone, the part of Axel Foley was first offered to Mickey Rourke. But, the project was taking a long time to unfold, and Rourke’s contract expired, so he left to do another movie.

The part of Axel Foley was then offered to Sylvester Stallone. The screenplay was rewritten, and it had a harder edge to it.
The following is from a Question and Answer session on the Ain’t It Cool News site:

Hi Sly!

How different was the version of Beverly Hills Cop that you were going to make, from the version we all ended up seeing??

Andrew Sharp
Llandeilo, Wales, United Kingdom

When I read the script for BEVERLY HILLS COP, I thought they’d sent it to the wrong house. Somehow, me trying to comically terrorize Beverly Hills is not the stuff that great yuk-festivals are made from. So I re-wrote the script to suit what I do best, and by the time I was done, it looked like the opening scene from SAVING PRIVATE RYAN on the beaches of Normandy. Believe it or not, the finale was me in a stolen Lamborghini playing chicken with an oncoming freight train being driven by the ultra-slimy bad guy. Needless to say, they dropkicked me and my script out of the office, and the rest is history.

Stallone was out two weeks before filming was to start, and in a great move, he was replaced by Eddie Murphy. And the rest is indeed history.

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