Update: In what a Canadian Press dispatch calls "a bizarre speech," a tearful Randy Quaid says he's not crazy for fearing the "monstrous ring" and "malignant tumor" of Hollywood Star Whackers (one is now suing him) who want to murder Quaid for his money - this from the guy who ran out on his hotel tab? Video below.
Randy Quaid's long-running road show, swinging back and forth through Seattle, seems to have finally gone off a cliff. The man who played lovable Amish bowler Ishmael Boorg in Kingpin turns out to be a lot more like loony Cousin Eddie in the National Lampoon Vacation movies, now that Quaid and his unstable wife Evi are seeking asylum in Vancouver.
They claim their lives were threatened by "Hollywood star whackers" out to kill them. A Canadian immigration hearing is set for Thursday that could result in the twosome being ferried to the border at Blaine and forced to return to American soil - then face burglary charges in California. Hey, isn't that the plot of Martians Go Home?
It now takes The Daily Beasttwo pages to recap Randy and Evi's escapades over the last 13 months, starting with the day they skipped out on a $1,000 hotel tab in Santa Barbara. That came after his "rude, abusive and unprofessional" behavior during the Seattle run of "Lone Star Love" got him an $81,000 fine and lifetime ban from Actor's Equity, and after Evi (who sometimes wears a credit card on her forehead) reportedly sent nude photos of herself to The Stranger to drum up publicity for Randy's show.
More recently, on the lam for illegally squatting in their former California home, the duo fled to Vancouver where they were arrested on the U.S. warrant. They're currently in custody in the Vancouver jail.
"We feel our lives are in danger. Randy has known eight close friends murdered in odd, strange manners. We feel that we're next," Evi Quaid reportedly told the Immigration and Refugee Board last Friday. Randy Quaid, who acted in the Alberta-filmed movie Brokeback Mountain, told the immigration hearing he wanted to resume his acting career in Vancouver.