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James Cameron Was Slipped PCP While Shooting Titanic

By Docta, May 4, 2013 | | |
  1. Docta
    We've managed to escape this amazing fact about the filming of James Cameron's TItanic for sixteen full years, but today one Redditor saved us from going our entire lives without knowing about that time a disgruntled crew member put PCP in the lobster chowder. The story has appeared buried in other stories about the movie before, one report includes a bit of an oral history of those who experienced it:

    "A brush with particularly potent lobster chowder very nearly upset the entire production. No one’s quite sure who spiked the post-shoot party main course with PCP, although fingers were pointed at two chefs Cameron had fired. The effect, however, was truly devastating: 'People started laughing out loud,' remembers Bill Paxton, aka explorer Brock Lovett. 'Others started crying. It was total Bedlam. Just as I was starting to wonder what was happening, I started feeling weird.' 'There were people rolling around, completely out of it,' continues Lewis Abernathy who played one of Lovett’s sidekicks. 'Some of them said they were seeing streaks and psychedelics. I thought it was food poisoning.' A dodgy crustacean couldn’t account for what James Cameron was experiencing, though. Bill Paxton: 'Jim had one eye completely red, like the Terminator’s eyes—no pupil, no iris, just red. The other eye looked like he’d been sniffing glue since the age of four.'
    Fortunately, 24 hours later, Cameron and the other 80 crew members affected were released from hospital."

    At the time, Canadian police had announced: "Testing revealed some of the meal contained the drug phencyclidine [PCP]," but they never found out who was responsible.

    By Jen Carlson in Arts & Entertainment on May 3, 2013


  1. Ouch
    It's not hilarious to me...someone slipped pcp into a liquor bottle my brother brought to a party. He didn't drink any, and it appeared to still be sealed, so he brought it home. A week later, my dad opened it and drank some. He then apparently went batshit insane, disconnecting the garage door opener so none of the family could enter the house(we all enter the house with a code, not keys), shutting his cell off and unplugging the house phone. I had a bad feeling when I couldn't get a hold of him, so I grabbed my key to my parents' house, which my dad FORGOT I had, and went over there. I found a suicide note, and two pill bottles on the kitchen counter, mostly empty. I won't specify which opiate and muscle relaxer combo he overdosed on, but it was horrifying, and he took at least 60 of each pill. He was unresponsive when I found him, and about 30 seconds after I found him he started to retch while laying on his back. I rolled him on his side, and he puked.I was told later that he most likely would have aspirated the vomit and died had no one been there, and even if he hadn't, the sheer volume of drugs in his system would have killed him within 30 minutes. What if I hadn't listened to that little voice in my head INSISTING that I check on him? (I kinda like to think it was the voice of my best friend, who committed suicide a few years ago). The moral of the story is, DON'T EVER FUCKING PUT PVP IN ANYONE'S FOOD OR DRINK. You might be killing someone's father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, best friend, wife, husband.....if you wanna be funny give someone diarrhea, not pcp
  2. Ouch
    Pcp, not PvP. Sorry. Autocorrect.
  3. kumar420
    The picture is oh so appropriate... since the crew all got 'wet'
    hahaha very nice story, thanks for posting
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