The Frighteners (Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson) 1996
Saturday, 13 April 2019 | Admin
Michael J. Fox repeatedly blew his lines by calling The Judge (John Astin) "Doc", the name of Christopher Lloyd's character in the Back to the Future trilogy.
Michael J. Fox performed many of his own stunts in the film. Ironically, he broke his foot by a simple fall while filming in the forest. Peter Jackson said the injury was actually a blessing in disguise, because it allowed him to work on the script some more.
Was originally planned as a Tales from the Crypt (1989) feature, but Executive Producer Robert Zemeckis liked the script so much, he decided it should stand on its own.
The film eventually grossed a worldwide total of approx $30m, very disappointing.
Tom Cruise and Matthew Broderick were considered for the part of Frank Bannister if Michael J. Fox turned down the part.