Neil Haislop writes: If you’ve watched a re-run of the Burt Reynolds good ol’ boy classic, “Hooper,” recently you might have noticed what we did.
During the famous honky tonk barroom brawl between Burt Reynolds’ guys and a gang of tough locals led by football Hall of Famer, Terry Bradshaw, one of Burt’s gang shouts, “Get Drunk and Be Somebody!” So, I asked Toby if that had been the inspiration for his song and he said, “No, I’ve heard that all my life, it’s a common saying, and you can bet there’s probably been a lot of songs titled ‘Get Drunk and Be Somebody,’ but I never heard a record of it.”
Since we were chatting about Burt, I asked Toby how it was to work with him on Toby’s film, “Broken Bridges?”“Burt Reynolds was a complete joy and we were glad to get him,” says Toby. “And when I saw the edited version of the film the other day and he is completely spectacular, the consummate pro, he’s big time”
Toby’s film will be in theaters around Labor Day.
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