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Christopher Lloyd Ignored His Dad, Then Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

DoveNote Films
Christopher Lloyd, Christine Woods, Avi Lake

A movie was quietly filmed in San Antonio last year. I recently spoke about it to one of its principal actors, Christopher Lloyd, known most for his roles in TV’s sitcom ‘Taxi’ and in the ‘Back to the Future’ movies.

“It’s a story about a young man, married, who apparently had a real desire to be a songwriter.”

But like most of us, he didn’t stick it out long enough.

“His wife and his daughter, and his dad, kind of pressure him into giving it another go.”

Christopher Lloyd is the dad. I had to ask: Did you get that kind of encouragement from your father when you were a young man?

“Uh, no. My father was an attorney, and he wanted me to go ahead (chuckles) and go to Princeton and be an attorney.”

Fortunately, he didn’t listen. The film shot here stars Cheyenne Jackson and is called ‘The One I Wrote for You.’ It opens across Texas on December 5.

“I think, it’s a really nice family picture. It is upbeat.”

I had to ask him about a favorite of mine — ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’

“It was the first film I did. Jack Nicholson was an idol of mine. People often ask what was your favorite film, and I have to say ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ because it was such a pivotal moment for me.”

We’ve a trailer on Lloyd’s San Antonio film here.