The Whole Ten Yards
Back in November while spending a weekend with Frank, Claire, Eliza and Gabe, Frank told us he was up for a part in a Bruce Willis movie. Sometime after we got home I mentioned it to James in passing. In mid December James came to me and asked if Frank had gotten the part in the Bruce Willis movie. When I said yes, he asked if it would be possible to meet Bruce. So I emailed Frank and asked about the possibilities and we waited while Frank found out what his schedule was going to be and what the procedures would be. On Christmas Day he told us he would be able to set up a visit. Well after some false starts (schedules changed, weather, etc.) we finally made it to the set on the 15th of February… the next to the last day of Frank’s shooting and the last time he would be working on the set with Bruce Willis.
So James and I were up bright and early ( I was awake from 2:30am on and we were out the door at 4:45AM) to be on the set by 7am. We actually made great time at that hour on a Saturday morning and arrived ahead of Frank. We waited around and watched the external cameras while they filmed a set with the actress Amanda Peet. A little while later Frank arrived in costume and showed us around a little before it was time for him to become involved in the shooting. With the loan of a quick cigarette (I know – those nasty miserable things) from James to Matthew Perry James got himself a couple of pictures with Matthew.
As we got closer to the end of filming at that location (when the building they were using would be torn down as it was only a temporary set of rooms built for the filming) we happened to be standing next to Bruce Willis and he got concerned that I was too close to one of the heaters (boy it was COLD up there and I hadn’t brought enough layers). James asked him about an autograph for the Die Hard DVD 3 Set Collection he has and was told “later”. Well later did come and Bruce signed the box – To James from your Pal Bruce Willis. I asked Bruce about a picture with James and he said “later” and later came again at the end of shooting when we were with Frank and Bruce. So I have pictures of James, Frank and myself with Bruce…
It was a great day and a lof of fun for us both .. Thanks Frank …
Under the helm of director Howard Deutch (“The Replacements”), “The Whole Ten Yards” reunites the unlikely pair of hitman Jimmy “The Tulip” Tudeski (Bruce Willis) and hapless dentist Nicholas “Oz” Oseransky (Matthew Perry). (This sequel to “The Whole Nine Yards” follows the continuing wacky misadventures of a hitman (Willis) who lives next door to a mild-mannered dentist (Perry).) Thanks to falsified dental records supplied by his former neighbor Oz, Jimmy now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill (Amanda Peet), a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past unexpectedly shows up on Jimmy and Jill’s doorstep: it’s Oz, and he’s begging them to help him rescue his wife from a Hungarian mob. Together, they’ll have to go the whole nine yards — and then some — to manage the mounting Mafioso Cast: Bruce Willis (Jimmy “The Tulip” Teduski), Matthew Perry (Nicholas “Oz” Oseransky), Natasha Henstridge (Cynthia Tudeski), Amanda Peet (Jill St. Claire), Kevin Pollak (Janni Pytor Gogolak), Clara Bellar, Johnny Messner (and Frank).