CADDYSHACK / Dangerfield complained he lost $150,000 on the film

Life behind the scenes while making Caddyshack has been compiled in an upcoming new book.

A new book about the making of Caddyshack is being released next week – Caddyshack: The Making of A Hollywood Cinderella Story – and all the talk had been about what Rodney Dangerfield was paid for his role in it. And it’s eye opening.

Geoff Shackelford posted an excerpt:

“We brought Rodney in to the studio,” says Jon Peters, Caddyshack’s executive producer. “He comes in wearing this aqua-blue leisure suit and takes out a plastic bag and does two lines of coke. He undoes his shirt and says, ‘Where’s the p—-?’ ” It was a hell of a first impression. Dangerfield would end up getting $35,000 for his role. And though he would always credit Caddyshack for launching his movie career, he would often do so while complaining that he actually lost $150,000 on the film, having given up a month of headlining in Vegas to shoot it.

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