14Don’s Plum - Feuds Lead To Legal Battles
Don’s Plum is pretty controversial in Hollywood circles. It’s an early film for Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and their circle of friends – all of whom had developed a bit of a reputation by this point. The black and white independent film
was largely improvised, and all was going well until an argument broke out between Maguire and the film’s producers. He decided more or less on the spot that the film wasn’t going to be released, and convinced DiCaprio to agree. Lawsuits and countersuits followed, and it was banned from release in the US and Canada. It was leaked onto Vimeo in 2016, but pulled down immediately by DiCaprio’s lawyers. Depending on who you ask, either the young stars were tricked and then threatened by the producers – or Maguire got a power trip from cutting this film off for no good reason. Either way, it won’t be legally available any time soon.