"And he is still, somehow, friends and partners with the guy who was owed all that money—Bernard “Barry” Sherman, one of Canada’s richest men and the co-executive producer of Vampire."
$120 000 000 +++
"All told, the 56-year-old Toronto entrepreneur’s name appears 145 times in the closing credits. But he takes umbrage at those who suggest his transition from beverage baron to movie-maker might be driven by ego."
"D’Angelo says he did extensive research into vampires for the script, but wanted to play with the genre’s conventions."
It takes only a few minutes to get Caan on the line. ...he says. Shooting Vampire was fun, more like a reunion with old friends than work. It’s why he agreed to return in January to do The Red Maple Leaf. “Frank’s a complete maniac,” he says. “He’s fun to be around.” The product is the product. “People go thinking they’re going to see Hamlet. They’re not. But there’s nothing wrong with that,” says Caan. “Frank tries his heart out, and I think that’s the most important thing.”
"Sherman rarely gives interviews, but D’Angelo is able to get him on the phone in short order and twist his arm. In the course of a five-minute conversation, he describes Frank as a “hard worker” at least eight times."
"At most, he may be or is probably guilty, but I am left with a reasonable doubt on the totality of the evidence and so he is acquitted," said Justice John Hamilton in exonerating the flashy self-promoter over a sexual assault charge involving a now-22-year-old woman at his Yorkdale Holiday Inn hotel room in June 2007."
Heart warming story...should be a movie