Rip Torn attacks Norman Mailer in ‘Maidstone’

By Nathan Diebenow
Saturday, February 12, 2011 1:57 EDT
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Norman Mailer’s “Maidstone” is about a film director running for US president who in the end is supposed to be assassinated by his brother-in-law. This — the final uncut scene that was allegedly improvised — depicts actor Rip Torn hitting Mailer on the head with a hammer before craziness ensues.

This video was published to YouTube by cinemavirtualis on May 9, 2009.

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