Day 57 – Sylvester Stallone Woos His Clone
May 19 2016
Long before I did any impressions – and way before I did a Sylvester Stallone impression – I grew up in the small, Southwestern Wisconsin town of Dodgeville. Sometime in 1977 (three years after my birth), Sylvester Stallone came to town to film a scene for his first post-Rocky movie.
They filmed most of the movie F.I.S.T. just down the road in Dubuque, Iowa – chosen for its resemblance to a 1930’s era Cleveland, Ohio (the setting of the story, inspired by the Teamsters Union and Jimmy Hoffa). For one particular scene, the production crew chose a small truck-stop on a county road on the outskirts of Dodgeville. I’ve not seen the movie, but I can still see the neon “EATS” sign (constructed within a large arrow shape), on the side of the building.
That’s a true story right there – but it really doesn’t have anything to do with today’s episode. It’s a weird one. Day 57 of the 100 Voices in 100 Days project: Sylvester Stallone woos his clone.