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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Variety: Pacino eyes Lasorda role in Miramax movie

Hot Dog Day Afternoon!

The life story of Dodgers’ manager Tommy Lasorda is reported on the “fast track for development” at Miramax. Al Pacino has “expressed interest” in playing the famously irascible Lasorda with Michelle Pfeiffer a “possibility” as his wife. Translation—don’t dress for the premiere. There’s many a slip twixt the “fast track” and the first day of shooting. Still and all, for the life of me I can’t imagine Al Pacino on a baseball field. But, that’s why they call it acting!

Repoz Posted: October 09, 2008 at 02:12 AM | 38 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Nasty Nate Posted: October 09, 2008 at 02:31 AM (#2974952)
Al Pacino has “expressed interest” in playing the famously irascible Lasorda with Michelle Pfeiffer a “possibility” as his wife.


"You know what you're becoming, Tommy? You're an immigrant guinea millionaire, who can't stop talking about money..."


"Who the #### you calling a guinea, mang? You white piece of bread. Get outta the way of the television. "
   2. Craig Calcaterra Posted: October 09, 2008 at 02:32 AM (#2974955)
This movie sounds dumber than 10 dogs.
   3. Xander Posted: October 09, 2008 at 02:32 AM (#2974956)
Chris Kattan could play his son and they could just call it Corky Romano 2.
   4. rr Posted: October 09, 2008 at 02:35 AM (#2974959)
Would this be a movie for theater release? I could see this on ESPN, but I can't see a Lasorda movie making it at the multiplexes.
   5. SouthSideRyan Posted: October 09, 2008 at 02:40 AM (#2974962)
Couldn't be any worse than S1M0NE
   6. Lassus Posted: October 09, 2008 at 02:40 AM (#2974963)
Actually, seeing Pacino have to be Lasorda instead of just himself as a cop again would be pretty awesome.
   7. Rowland Office Supplies Posted: October 09, 2008 at 02:43 AM (#2974965)
"It was you, Niedenfuer. You broke my heart."
   8. Phil Coorey. Posted: October 09, 2008 at 02:45 AM (#2974966)
I've not seen a good review for his new movie with De Niro , yet.
   9. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 09, 2008 at 02:47 AM (#2974967)
Al Pacino playing a generic coach is one thing, but isn't the real-life Lasorda ten inches taller and 250 pounds heavier than him? With a completely different voice and face? If he could actually make himself suited for this role without CGI somehow, that would be worthy of an Oscar.

It would make equal sense to have Steve Buscemi as Steve Garvey, Clive Owen as Pedro Guerrero, and Xzibit as Don Sutton.
   10. AJMcCringleberry Posted: October 09, 2008 at 02:52 AM (#2974969)
It would make equal sense to have Steve Buscemi as Steve Garvey, Clive Owen as Pedro Guerrero, and Xzibit as Don Sutton.

Are you saying you wouldn't see that movie?
   11. Boots Day Posted: October 09, 2008 at 02:55 AM (#2974972)
"Expressed interest" means "We called his agent ten times, and he hasn't returned our calls, but he hasn't said no yet!"
   12. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: October 09, 2008 at 03:20 AM (#2974981)
Steve Buscemi would have to play Doug Rau.
   13. winnipegwhip Posted: October 09, 2008 at 03:58 AM (#2974996)
Harvey Fierstein has requested the role of Mike Piazza for him. Or did he just request Mike Piazza?
   14. Tripon Posted: October 09, 2008 at 04:30 AM (#2975009)
Shea LaBouf as Mike Scioscia .
   15. The District Attorney Posted: October 09, 2008 at 04:37 AM (#2975013)
I give this movie 40 paws down.

Unless Frank Caliendo plays Al Pacino playing Tommy Lasorda.
   16. Repoz Posted: October 09, 2008 at 04:44 AM (#2975017)
Unless Frank Caliendo plays Al Pacino playing Tommy Lasorda.

Very yummy.
   17. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 09, 2008 at 05:29 AM (#2975035)
   18. jwb Posted: October 09, 2008 at 06:08 AM (#2975049)
I don't think a Disney subsidiary is going to be able to do this story well.
   19. scareduck Posted: October 09, 2008 at 07:17 AM (#2975058)
I don't think a Disney subsidiary is going to be able to do this story well.

Reservoir Dodgers?
   20. Greg Schuler Posted: October 09, 2008 at 12:16 PM (#2975092)
Hey! You and Tommy Lasorda.
Yeah.
I hate Tommy Lasorda.
   21. Austin Kearns: The Spy Who Shagged Flies Posted: October 09, 2008 at 12:25 PM (#2975095)
This movie sounds dumber than 10 dogs.


Or dumber than 10 "Beverly Hills Chiahuahua"s.
   22. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 09, 2008 at 12:44 PM (#2975106)
So, who are we casting for this scene?


Stifler's mom gets my vote.
   23. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 09, 2008 at 01:21 PM (#2975111)
So, Jesus Christ, what is everyone's opinion of Pacino's performance?
   24. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: October 09, 2008 at 03:06 PM (#2975153)
You're all out of order. Hoo-ah!
   25. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: October 09, 2008 at 03:26 PM (#2975167)
I've not seen a good review for his new movie with De Niro , yet.


You apparently don't read the contrarian film critic Armond White. If you need to find the one good word on a film that is universally disparaged then go to Armond. Same deal with a universally loved film. Armond's sure to hate it.
   26. Len Lansford, Carney Barker Posted: October 09, 2008 at 03:34 PM (#2975170)
I'm not sure which joke to go with: "The whole lineup is out of order!" or "Playing John Milton was excellent practice for the role."
   27. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: October 09, 2008 at 03:41 PM (#2975177)
"Attica! Attica!!"
   28. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: October 09, 2008 at 03:47 PM (#2975182)
Lasorda, he's a very scary guy.
   29. Toolsy McClutch Posted: October 09, 2008 at 03:51 PM (#2975190)
You know, I've never understood the Lasorda hate. What's the story?

I'm pretty ambivalent.
   30. Best Dressed Chicken in Town Posted: October 09, 2008 at 04:47 PM (#2975237)
Toolsy, didn't you know that he hated his faggot son and he destroyed the careers of every Dodger pitcher in history?
   31. Cooperstown Schtick Posted: October 09, 2008 at 04:52 PM (#2975246)
Redundant, stupid explanation of a joke that was told three times already, has been redacted.
   32. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: October 09, 2008 at 05:55 PM (#2975306)
If Pacino does get the role, the movie should be renamed "The Scent of Lasagna".
   33. chisoxcollector Posted: October 09, 2008 at 11:15 PM (#2975546)
You know, I've never understood the Lasorda hate. What's the story?

I'm pretty ambivalent.


I don't know if this is why everybody here hates Lasorda, but I can speak from experience that he is one of the nastiest people I have ever come across. I've met him dozens of times at Dodgertown in Vero Beach during spring training, and the only time he treats fans with anything other than contempt is if there are television cameras in the vicinity. He yells at old ladies, berates children, and thoroughly mistreats everybody in between.
   34. tfbg9 Posted: October 09, 2008 at 11:50 PM (#2975573)
I find Lasorda funny in the same uncomfortable way I find Jerry Lewis funny.
   35. phredbird Posted: October 10, 2008 at 12:14 AM (#2975589)
gad, i've got to get a life. how many times have we had this lasorda conversation? the man is kind of a pompous blowhard, but he and his son had a good relationship for the most part. he didn't 'disown' him. i work with someone who knew the younger lasorda personally, who told me the son did not have a problem with his dad being reticent about discussing him publicly, he understood his father was a product of his time, etc., and that for the most part they got along ... this is not to excuse tommy. i think he could have worked a little harder to understand his son's choices. wiki's entry has lasorda 'estranged' from his son at the time of his death, but i don't remember what my friend told me about that period.
   36. phredbird Posted: October 10, 2008 at 12:22 AM (#2975604)
and al pacino as lasorda is just ... weird. a younger charles durning would work. jon lovitz, maybe.

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