Movie Fact #852 – August 22nd, 2015:

The original script for the 1972 British comedy film “Rentadick” was written by Graham Chapman and John Cleese, both of whom were Monty Python. However, the producers made so many changes to the duo’s material, including commissioning additional material from screenwriters John Fortune and John Wells, that Chapman and Cleese successfully instigated action to have their names removed from the finished print. This left the film with a very peculiar credit.

The only on-screen writing credit for “Rentadick” is given over to Fortune and Wells, who are explicitly credited only with “additional dialogue”, but the British firm Network DVD released a DVD in 2007 using a print which still shows the names Cleese and Chapman during the opening titles and use their names in their promotional material.

So…who do we really credit for the film?

Published in: on August 25, 2015 at 6:59 PM  Leave a Comment  

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