Rip Torn vs. Norman Mailer

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Maidstone is a 1970 American film written, produced, and directed by Norman Mailer.

maidstoneIt stars Norman Mailer, Rip Torn, and Isabelle Dufresne. Mailer plays a filmmaker running for president who makes a movie while campaigning, fights with every political party and his wife, and has his life threatened.

On the last day of shooting, a sleep deprived and drugged up Rip Torn improvised an attack on Mailer with a hammer that turned into a real fight.