In the entire history of cinema, there are some films which were completed but never released. And by that I don’t mean pre-production that needed a lot of work as was the case with ‘Batgirl’, but that everything was ready for the premiere that ultimately never happened. that’s what happened in 1997 ‘Good Life’ And the main person responsible for this fact was Sylvester Stallone.
‘The Good Life’ told the story of three men who moved from New Jersey to Miami, where two of them killed the third. It was a tight-budget production—barely $5 million—that it was shot in just a week,
a favor gone wrong
A priori, ‘The Good Life’ was destined to become one of those ’90s movies, one of those titles you grabbed at the video store because you rented what you actually wanted to watch Was. He also had the hook to be in the cast for this dennis hopperWho had been the supervillain of ‘Gati (Maximum Power)’ only a few years ago.
Even then, Sylvester Stallone wasn’t the hero of ‘The Good Life’, since that responsibility fell on his brother Frank. In fact, Sylvester only agreed to attend the shoot for one day as a personal favor to his brother, understanding that his presence was not going to play a significant role in the promotional campaign. He couldn’t have been more wrong.
The makers of ‘The Good Life’ didn’t hesitate to try to make the most of the presence of the protagonist of ‘Demolition Man’ who didn’t take his attitude too well. your answer? file a $20 million lawsuitthe salary that they received at the time after the revolution which meant jim carrey I won them fora place in the house, His contention was that there had been a breach of contract and unauthorized use of both his name and his image.
the creator Alan and Diane Mahrez They proceeded to retaliate with a $50 million lawsuit against the actor, with Allen even telling CNN that “The Stallone brothers have joined forces to destroy me, destroy my sister, and destroy our company,
Stallones didn’t hesitate to respond harshly, Frank argued that the contract stipulated that his brother Sylvester was going to shoot “Between six and eight minutes. He did it in over six minutes. He stayed there for 12 hours and he didn’t complainFor his part, Sylvester complained that Mahrez had fired the film’s director the day after he shot his scenes and that he “basically used the film the way we talked.”
it is necessary to clarify here alan mahres He is also credited as a director, but the truth is that he replaced him at the last minute. barry samson, According to Sylvester Stallone, Allen was not qualified for that responsibility, but the truth is that he was the man in charge of the first two sequels. ‘Killer Contact’,
we were left without seeing him
The issue is that Mahrez and Stallones ultimately did not take the matter to court and it was settled. an out-of-court settlement Already in 1999 the details of which are still unknown today.
The only certain thing is that the film was never released—the only thing we have is a lamentable quality in the video above—but at the time it could be said both sides lost, For example, Mahrez did not return to direct a film after 1998, the year Sinbad: The Great Battle was released, while the worst years of Sylvester Stallone’s career occurred during that time. Which was a matter of getting less. Hollywood stinks for many years. Of course, he was able to recover—soon we’ll see him in ‘The Expendables 4’—and Mahrez was never heard from again.