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If you could remake Blazing Saddles.....who would play the parts?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Cleavon Little (Black Bart)>

    Gene Wilder (Jim)>

    Harvey Korman (Hedley Lamarr)>

    Madeline Kahn (Lili Von Shtupp)>

    Mel Brooks (Governor William J. Lepotomane)>

    Alex Karras (Mongo)>

    my picks

    Don Cheadle

    Jim Carrey

    Michael Caine

    Kim Cattrall

    Burt Reynolds

    Mike Golic
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    It's moot because there's no way this movie passes screenings today.

    But I like your list, Chef.
  3. lono

    lono Active Member

    Black Bart> Snoop Dogg

    Jim> Matthew McConaughey

    Hedley Lamarr> Billy Bob Thornton

    Lili Von Shtupp> Nicole Kidman

    Governor William J. Lepotomane> Judd Hirsch

    Mongo> Dwayne Johnson
  4. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

    I would pay good money to hear Don Cheadle say "Where all the white women at?"
  5. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Also my thought.
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    An African American Mongo makes sense?
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Please delete this thread. If we talk about it, they'll remake it and bastardize it like they did Bad News Bears
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Excellent point. I can see the appeal of playing the casting game, but I would never want to see them actually remake movie.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Dave Chappelle as Black Bart?

    Here's an interesting showbiz nugget ... Mel Brooks wrote that part with Richard Pryor in mind, but the studio didn't think he was a big enough star to carry the movie. So instead they got Cleavon Little, who by 1981 was guest-starring on The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.
  10. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    I agree as well.

    Blazing Saddles is one of my top 5 favorites, but would never want to see it re-made.

    also agree with mikey; no way in hell does this pass screen.
  11. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    In fact, Pryor is credited as one of the writers in the opening credits.
  12. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    This is a true statement.
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