Kevin on his involvement in 'Coyote Ugly'
August 3rd, 2000
Posted by MetalunaMutant on August 03, 2000 at 16:14:15:
I'm so confused. It looked like one of the dumbest movies of the year, but all of a sudden I hear that Kevin was
involved. Jay and Silent Bob cameo? I doubt it, but prove me wrong. "Snooch" references? I'd like to see that.
Somebody please lead me from the dark and into enlightenment, thanks.
Subject: Kev did a re-write...
Posted by Free on August 03, 2000 at 16:23:40:
In Reply to: Okay, what is the WHOLE deal with Coyote Ugly? posted by MetalunaMutant on August 03, 2000 at
A while back Kevin did a rewrite of the script. I guess they kept only a few of his jokes, not even enough to actually
give him credit. So you won't see his name anywhere in the film. No "snootches," no Jay and Silent Bob, no View
Subject: Having seen the flick...
Posted by Kevin on August 03, 2000 at 16:41:55:
In Reply to: Kev did a re-write... posted by Free on August 03, 2000 at 16:23:40:
: A while back Kevin did a rewrite of the script. I guess they kept only a few of his jokes, not even enough to actually
give him credit.
...they didn't even do that.
From what I saw and can recall (mind you, this WAS a while ago), the only true line of mine that made it into the flick
was "I'm not a lesbian. I played in the minors, but never went pro." There's a context which would do it a bit more
justice, but if you're really curious, you'll go see the flick.
When I'm hired to do rewrites, I always imagine it's for dialogue. Oddly enough, on this flick, they kept scenes,
scenarios, and set-pieces I wrote, but used someone else's dialogue. The big things that stick out which I contributed to
- Mostly all the names of the characters.
- The father, as written in the first draft, was very old-country Italian. I made him John Goodman, more or less, and
gave him a job working the Garden State Parkway.
- Many scenes where - as mentioned above - characters meet and talk who hadn't met or spoke in the prior draft. But
again - none of my dialogue's in there (which - while I may be biased - is a darn shame).
For the record, a major plot-point which I had NOTHING TO DO WITH is something that most people are going to
assume I wrote. The love interest of the main character is into comics, and 'Amazing Spiderman' #109 figures
prominently (first appearance of the 'Punisher'). I didn't write any of that in; a writer who came after me did (I believe
there were - total - eight writers on the flick, with only one being credited; in true Writer's Guild fashion, it was the first
writer, even though the film little-resembles the first draft, in my opinion).
I think the flick will play huge to sixteen year old and under little girls. I'm sure it'll be the number one flick at the box
office this weekend. If you like watching girls dance to Charlie Daniels Band tunes atop bars, you might want to check
it out yourself.
But if you're looking for my brand of slime all over the picture, don't get your hopes up. Outside of the fact that it's set
in Jersey, there isn't much Askew in the movie.