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“I was trying to get back at Arnold”: Sylvester Stallone Was Tricked By Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star in Buddy Cop Action Movie That Nearly Killed His Career As Part of an Elaborate Revenge to Get Even

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are the prime example of how great friendships often get kickstarted under the most unbelievable circumstances.

Although the two have come to warm up to each other and are known to be good friends, there used to be a point when neither of them could even stand each other, let alone enjoy the other person’s company. In fact, the actors openly detested each other! And it was precisely this animosity between them which bloomed into a full-fledged rivalry, leading the pair to be out for each other’s throat whenever the other one got a chance to.

WESTWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) and Producer Sylvester Stallone attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Creed” at Regency Village Theatre on November 19, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)

Things escalated to such a volatile state that Sylvester Stallone’s career in the film industry could very well have sustained a major dent in it after he starred in a particular action/comedy which turned out to be a massive flop in the box office, all of which happened because the First Blood actor was trying to extract his revenge against Arnold Schwarzenegger.

How the Rivalry Between Sylvester Stallone And Arnold Schwarzenegger Started
The first time that Sylvester Stallone‘s strong aversion against Arnold Schwarzenegger sparked up was at the 1977 Golden Globes Awards when the former had just made a name for himself as the iconic boxer after leading John G. Avildsen’s Rocky.

While Stallone was looking forward to winning an accolade or two for his sports/drama film, fate seemed to have something entirely else for him in store as Rocky kept losing to other films instead. And an already agitated Stallone was further prodded by The Terminator star who was sitting opposite him on the same table, and who kept “gloating” about Rocky not bagging any wins.

But when the movie finally did earn a Golden Globe for the Best Motion Picture, things took an unexpectedly acrimonious turn when the Creed star hurled “a giant bowl of flowers” straight at Schwarzenegger’s head for incessantly making fun of his losses. Although the latter managed to elude the attack, it nevertheless marked the beginning of a prolonged feud between the two which went on for almost a decade.

“I managed to grab this giant bowl of flowers. And heaved it in his direction. It had lilies and tulips… It began a ten-year battle royale. And I thought, ‘The gauntlet is down.’”

Soon after that event, the two started to loathe each other to such an extent that their conflict started to contort into a hatred-driven competitiveness which ultimately turned into professional hostility just as much as it had been a personal one.

Sylvester Stallone’s Revenge Plan Against Arnold Schwarzenegger Backfired on Him
At first, their feud slipped into their professional lives in a less volatile and more humorous way. But soon Stallone and Schwarzenegger had reached an unshakable impasse as each tried to topple the other’s career by trying to steal his movie roles.

Things turned especially ugly when the Rambo star nearly dug a grave for his own career by picking up a film which ended up being a failure at the box office as he tried to get back at Schwarzenegger.

Back in 1992, Schwarzenegger was offered to star in Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot which he declined after reading the script due to the realization that it wasn’t going to be a good movie in the least. But after he turned it down, the producers tried their luck with Stallone, who then made the grave mistake of checking with the Predator star whether or not he was planning to do the film.

When he asked Schwarzenegger if he wanted to lead the movie, the latter feigned that he did, claiming that it was “a brilliant idea.” And so, The Expendables actor did all that he could to steal this project from his nemesis, which in reality was exactly what the latter wanted.

“I was trying to get back at Arnold, I heard he was going to do [the film] and he said: ‘Haha, tricked you!”

The film was a massive fail and received poor reviews from critics and audience alike. The True Lies star attested to it all as well:

“It’s 100 percent true. In those days we did all kinds of crazy things to get ahead in our rivalry. Luckily for us and everyone else, today, we root for each other. Thank God, because we sure don’t ever need another Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.”

But as it happens, the duo eventually found the right footing and are presently “great friends.”

Maybe everything happens for a reason after all.

Source: Express

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Arnold Schwarzenegger (aka “Arnie”, “The Austrian Oak”, or “The Govenator”) is an ultimate action movie legend of the first class. Both a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California, Arnold has risen to the highest levels of worldly success.

Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold made his breakthrough into Hollywood action movies originally in sword-and-sorcery with Conan the Barbarian and in sci-fi with The Terminator, early roles which let him hide his thick accent and lack of American acting experience.

However, Arnold quickly found his niche and would go on to helm some of the most critically and commercially successful action movie blockbusters of all time. Including Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the Terminator Series, Commando, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies to name a few. While he has eased up in later years to pursue public office, his legacy remains Arnold strong!

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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Biography, Plot, Trailer

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1991 American martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, and James Booth. A sequel to American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), it is the fourth installment in the American Ninja franchise, followed by American Ninja V and was directed by Cedric Sundstrom. The film marked Michael Dudikoff’s final appearance in the American Ninja franchise.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)


A Delta Force unit attempts to escape from a pursuing group of ninja in a foreign country but most are killed and the rest are captured. The secret Ninja Army is headed by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew) an ex-British policeman and anti-American who has joined with Shiekh Ali Maksood, a Muslim militant, who plans to bring a suitcase nuke to New York. Mulgrew threatens to burn the commandos alive and use the nuke unless he is paid a ransom of 50 million dollars. Agents Sean Davidson and Carl Brackston are sent on a covert mission to rescue the prisoners and defeat the terrorists.


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Sean and Carl parachute in and meet their contact Pango. While gathering information from a local operative named Freddie, they are confronted by Mulgrew and the corrupt local police headed by O’Reilly. Freddie is killed by Mulgrew but Sean, Carl, and Pango escape. Pango takes them to Dr. Sarah a Peace Corps nurse who hides them from the police. Soon after ninjas attack, capturing Sean, Carl and Sarah alive while Pango escapes, and imprisoning them in an old British fort to be tortured by Mulgrew. Mulgrew assaults Sarah and later it is revealed Mulgrew killed her father.


  • Michael Dudikoff as Agent Joe Armstrong
  • David Bradley as Agent Sean Davidson
  • Dwayne Alexandre as Agent Carl Brackston
  • Robin Stille as Dr. Sarah[3]
  • Ken Gampu as Dr. Tamba
  • James Booth as Colonel Scarf Mulgrew
  • Ron Smerczak as Shiekh Ali Maksood
  • Frantz Dobrowsky as Captain O’Reilly
  • Kely McClung as Super Ninja
  • Jody Abrahams as Pango
  • Anthony Fridjhon as Freddie / Treddle
  • David Sherwood as Gavin
  • Sean Kelly as Norris
  • Jamie Bartlett as Segal
  • John Pasternak as Carlos
  • Robin B. Smith as Schultz
  • Shane Safi as Little Special School Child

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Will Smith CONFRONTS Jim Carrey For HUMILIATING Him On Live TV

Get ready for the ultimate showdown! In this explosive video, Will Smith confronts Jim Carrey after being publicly humiliated on live TV.

The two Hollywood legends have a long-standing rivalry, but things came to a head after Jim’s controversial comments about Will during an interview.
With tensions running high, Will finally has the opportunity to confront Jim face-to-face and demand an apology.

But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
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But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
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