Hey, Tom, your crack is showing! - 2012-09-15

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F351.png Hey, Tom, your crack is showing! September 15, 2012, Reed Tucker, New York Post

In 1991's "Delirious," actress Emma Samms mentions to her brother that Candy's character has a strange power over her. "Do you think he's a Scientologist?" the brother replies.

As soon as the filmmakers began showing a rough cut of the film, someone in the church's extensive network of spies tipped off headquarters about the gag. The producer and director began receiving letters and phone calls from others in the industry saying that the joke was offensive and asking that it be cut.

Soon, the communications became more sinister. Lawsuits were threatened. Director Tom Mankiewicz's house was broken into, his personal effects rifled, Premiere magazine reported. The filmmakers eventually caved and cut the line.


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