Latino comedy pioneer and Cesar Chavez pallbearer Paul Rodriguez is bracing for more attention than George Lopez's new kidney, playing a stereotypical “Chinaman” in Cloud 9 , the Burt Reynolds sports comedy out on DVD January 3rd.
Rodriguez says of his character, "Wong": “Wong is more confused than the Bush Administration… a Mexican guy who thinks he’s Wong for the wong reasons. He figures that if you’re Mexican you’re just a gardener, but if you’re Asian, you’re a landscaper!"
And he says more on the Frozen Pictures blog.
Cloud 9 is Burt’s follow-up to Tuesday’s DVD release of The Dukes of Hazzard. In his first good ole boy starring vehicle since the Smokey & The Bandit days, he plays the coach of an all-stripper beach volleyball team.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's January 3rd DVD release just misses the Oscar nomination deadline.
Cloud 9 happens to be producer Albert S. Ruddy’s follow-up to his Academy-Award winning Million Dollar Baby!
It’s also fellow writer-producer Burt Kearns & Brett Hudson’s follow to the failed relaunch of A Current Affair. Now we know where the volleyball strippers came from.
But we already knew that.