Randy and Evi Quaid to premiere 'Star Whackers' docudrama in Vancouver


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When it comes to the long, complicated, illegal saga of Randy and Evi Quaid, is the joke on us, or is the joke on them? Honestly, it’s hard to tell anymore. But with today’s most recent piece of Quaid news, I’m thinking it might be the former: According to the website for the Rio Theatre in Vancouver, the Canadian city where the couple has been hiding out in an attempt to escape their felony vandalism charge in the states, Evi Quaid will premiere her unfinished docudrama, Star Whackers, April 22 at the venue, followed by a Q&A session with both Randy and Evi. Some background for those of you who went off the grid last fall: The actor and his wife had been accused of illegally squatting in a Santa Barbara, Calif., home they once owned; The couple said they were being framed by “star whackers,” a group of conspirators out to steal celebrities’ fortunes or kill them. (According to Randy during an interview with Good Morning America, both David Carradine and Heath Ledger were victims of the “star whackers.”)

First of all, let’s get this out of the way: The story would make for an awesome movie. (And if Randy proved anything with his “Star Whackers” song, it’s that the man can entertain.) But even though the couple is set to profit at the April 22 event — advanced tickets are $20, $25 at the door — I can’t help but wonder whether or not the Quaids are setting themselves up as laughingstocks. It’s hard to imagine any theater-goers would attend the screening due to genuine, unbiased interest, and not to mock the couple, who obviously are going through some trying times. Especially when you read Rio Theatre’s description of the event: “Outlaws on the run? Or victims in danger from a bizarre shadowy conspiracy called the Star Whackers? You be the judge.” Then again, as mentioned, the joke could be on us: At least 400 people can fit in the Rio Theatre — an $8,000 payday in one night isn’t bad at all for the Quaids.

Would you see the movie, PopWatchers? And what would you ask the Quaids?

Read more:
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Comments (14 total) Add your comment
  • MNKristen

    I hate to start off the comments this way, but…I have these two people on my dead pool list this year.

  • Stephanie T.

    “If that cat had nine live, he just spent them all!”

  • Anonymous

    I’m in Vancouver. Trust me, we’re laughing at them.

  • mark in nyc

    when I was 13 and saw Princess Leia in the gold bikini I was a Star Whacker for a little while

    • SmittyTV

      Now that’s funny

  • Tom

    you guys are sickos

  • side3

    Randy Quaid should open for Charlie Sheen on his “Crazy Train” tour.

  • D

    Ledger needed a psychologist and wouldn’t see one. Carradine saw a psychologist and wouldn’t listen. The Quaids make all psychologists run in the other direction!

  • Sta

    MNKristen, so are we.

  • twitter.com/StarWhackers

    Lies, I tell you!

  • Urvy

    These “star whackers” must come from another planet or another galaxy.

  • vanborn

    Ever been a victim? I think Randy and Evi are victims of… an art form taken to the extreme of capitalism… the movie industry in the US. As well, they could be victims of the people who looked after their money. It happens all the time! Swindler lawyers. I met one myself in Beverly Hills. There are a lot of sleazy, truly sleazy people in Los Angeles and it could just be that Randy and Evi aren’t two of them. So, leave your preconceptions aside and, at the least, it could be a fun night at The Rio. What else are you going to spend your money on? Beer and cell phone bills? You’re the pathetic ones… signed, born in Vancouver.

  • Canadian

    I agree with vanborn. Price of one movie $13. Price of one beer at a bar = $6. For $25 you can see an indy film and talk to two famous people! So what if they’re slightly crazy. Most artists are! You have to be to put up with the bs of the biz. Your criticisms are cruel and I’m embarrassed if you are Canadians. I’d rather have a couple of star whackered wannabe Canadians than you bunch in my country and city.

  • April S.

    If people bothered to do just a teeny weeny bit of investigating, there is waaaaaaayyy too much FACTUAL information out there and eye witness accounts from people that have suffered near same fates and barely got out with their lives to completely discount what Randy And Evi are saying. Hollywood has become a cesspool of corruption and evil and is run by a handful of men who claim to be Jewish, but instead worship another god, mammon, god of money and greed and most will admit to being Luciferians. There is ALWAYS a little bit of truth in any fiction and ALWAYS some fiction in what is being touted as the TRUTH. Be discerning people.

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