Originally Richard Gere was cast into one of the four lead roles for the 1974 film, The Lords of Flatbush. During filming he and Sylvester Stallone got into a fight which turned into a shoving match. Consequently, Stallone refused to work with him and Gere was fired. What was the fight over?

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    Wikipedia wasn't of help? If not, then where did you have the information about them getting into a fight from in the first place? And does that source say anything more about it? – Napoleon Wilson Nov 7 '16 at 1:54
  • @NapoleonWilson The wikipedia does not explain what they were fighting about. – Tyler Durden Nov 7 '16 at 2:04
  • Not even that quote from Stallone about the particular fight they got into? – Napoleon Wilson Nov 7 '16 at 2:07
  • I missed that part of the article. That would seem to answer it. The mustard did it. – Tyler Durden Nov 7 '16 at 2:16
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    I always assumed it had something to do with a gerbil. – sanpaco Nov 7 '16 at 8:47

Apparently what happened is that Gere got too into character during the filming and repeatedly irritated Stallone. This came to a head when Gere, carrying a sandwich, got into a crowded car with Stallone despite Stallone's objections. Gere then proceeded to spill mustard out of the sandwich onto Stallone while eating and that was it for Stallone. He elbowed Gere out of the car and made an ultimatum to the director which resulted in Gere being fired.

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    Where did you get the info? Would appreciate a reliable source. – user33741 Nov 8 '16 at 16:02
  • Supposedly, it was Stallone that started the rumor about Gere and the gerbil as a result of this as well. Not sourced, just a comment – m1gp0z Dec 12 '18 at 19:21

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