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Best Celebrity Temper Tantrum Phoenix 2008 - Crispin Glover at Chandler Cinemas

So, what, Crispin Glover's a freak? Hey, tell us something we don't know, Buckwheat. After all, the cult B-lister's probably best known for an incident in which he aimed an on-air karate kick at David Letterman back in the day, in addition to playing weirdo roles in Back to the Future, River's Edge, Charlie's Angels, and Wild at Heart. Then there's his kooky art flick What Is It?, in which a cast of actors with Down syndrome kill snails, and big-breasted women in masks run around naked.

So it's no surprise to us that, according to the folks at Chandler Cinemas, Glover demanded his fee up front, in cash and in crisp, clean bills when he appeared at the theater for a three-night run of What Is It? in May. Supposedly, Glover owns a castle, or something, in the Czech Republic, and the Czechs don't dig the dirty bills. Glover also claimed the Chandler Cinemas damaged his film somehow, and demanded they pay for its repair to the tune of $610. Though the indie operators of Chandler Cinemas didn't really buy that their projectionist harmed the print of the weird-ass movie, they agreed to pay Glover to calm his ass down during a tantrum in which he berated the theater's projectionist and made her cry. For the record, Glover's denied the tantrum, and says he warned the theater ahead of time about having his cash up front. He also claims he never made anyone cry. Well, except for anyone with taste who had to endure that turd of a movie of his.

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This seems unfair by by the people at the Chandler. I met Glover in the book signing the night he knew the damage had happened to his film. He was a real decent fellow to me and while he seemed reasonably upset that his film was damaged he was a perfect gentleman to myself and all the people I saw him sign books for despite that his film was ruined by the Chandler. It was obvious the original article was totally biased and unfair to Glover. He gave a great performance and made an interesting film and showed it to a happy audience. If some projectionist did something careless it seems fitting for the theater to step up and use their insurance to fix the film damaged that was under their supervision. Obviously they claimed they would pay for it and then decided it was better to make a story and back out of the agreement. That's pretty low of the Chandler.


Sniffs is your name an indicator of what you are doing with your nose as you have been sniffing coke? Or are you just smoking Rock? Glover was a jerk! And Chandler Cinemas is a fun place to see a movie!Stop smoking crack and root for the home team jerky! (and yes I said Jerky!)


Seems like the biggest douche award goes to "the bird" with runner ups the chandler cinema management for making their shit-tastic little theatre the laughing stock of the greater Phoenix area. Thanks for making the people of AZ look like a bunch of no taste, immature, non-professional, cry baby red necks like you lot. The article concerning this incident and the conduct of the chadler management will forever be a huge blemish on this area's "artistic face" (even though its very small) to the rest of the country and world. Shame on you both! Why would any artist or filmmaker of inteelect and substance want to bring anything down here after you people treated the Glover situation so incredibly distastefully. Of course im sure you can keep getting the b-movie and horror "has beens" of yesteryear and the no-ones and "not yets" of today's indie scene. Frankly im amazed you still have the doors open.

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