The newest release from the Warren Klein Voicemail Archive proves that there's always two of everything in Hollywood, especially action-packed, romantic skateboard epics. In the 1980's, Warren Klein was the most powerful agent in Hollywood. He represented the biggest stars of the era. Presumed lost, the Warren Klein Voicemail Archive was discovered last year in a foreclosed storage unit in Brentwood, CA. Warren Klein was ranked #53 on Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People Of 1984.
I have some bad news for everyone, these calls are fake. Take a look at the Super Sleuths over at /Film who have deduced the following:
Funny or Die has finally, unintentionally, spilled the beans. These are totally fake and until I heard this one, I bought into them. It makes me sad. What are the clues? Well, unlike the films mentioned in the amazing first two videos, which you can watch here, I consider myself something of an expert in ’80s skateboarding and BMX movies. I’m intimately familiar with both of these films and the call makes no sense.
Thrashin’ was released in August 1986. Gleaming the Cube didn’t come out until January 1989. Klein says he got the news of the release shift at the premiere of Testament, which was in 1983 and he says Josh Brolin has heat coming off The Goonies, which was released in 1985.
So yeah, Warren Klein – although a real person – didn’t leave these voicemails. Oh well. That doesn’t make them any less funny.
Germain is right, these are still hilarious. What are your thoughts?