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.