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David Arquette: Copycat?

8/17/2007 1:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has just learned that actor/producer David Arquette and his company, Coquette Productions, Inc. are being sued for copyright infringement.
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In the lawsuit, filed yesterday in Federal court, Fritz Junker is accusing Arquette's movie, "The Tripper," of being a copy of his film, "The Truth About Beef Jerky." According to the lawsuit, "A reasonable audience presented with the two works would recognize 'The Tripper' to be based upon 'The Truth About Beef Jerky.'" They both sound like high-concept pieces.

Case in point: Both movies tell the story of a group of modern-day hippies who travel to the Redwood Forest of Northern California for a music festival and are hunted and killed by a psychopath who hates their dippy-trippy lifestyle. We smell Oscar!

Junker is seeking monetary compensation in an amount to be determined at trial. He claims "The Tripper" has destroyed the commercial potential of "The Jerky" and that he has suffered significant harm and injury.

We're waiting for a call back from Arquette's reps.

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mangey    

This guy is only Mr. Courtney Cox anyway. he's a nobody. What does she see in him? He isn't even funny. His last movie sucked ASS!!

2632 days ago
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kdawg    

Hes a dube.!!!!

2632 days ago
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Lein    

The real truth about beef jerky is that simon birch likes to put it in his pants.

2632 days ago
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Charlotte    

These Hollywood losers seem to never have an idea of their own. They just throw their name on it like no one will notice.

2632 days ago
5.

felixluv    

HE'S A LIKABLE GUY & I DOUBT WE ALL KNOW THE WHOLE STORY N E WAY!

2632 days ago
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Otis    

Wow! That was such a good movie. And the way it was promoted was good too. I saw a premier showing and David was present. He talked to everyone and took pictures with everyone. He was gracious and kind to everyone who wanted to speak with him. Too bad!

2632 days ago
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Lein    

kdawg - a what? dude, doob, boob, poo? Clue me in "dube?"

2632 days ago
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FABIO    

David Arquette is still in the entertainment industry????

2632 days ago
9.

JJ    

HIS WIFE IS THE REAL DEAL.....THIS GUY IS A CLONE ACTOR.....

2632 days ago
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JJ    

HIS WIFE IS THE REAL DEAL....HE'S A CLONE ACTOR...HE MARRIED WELL

2632 days ago
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Lein    

I like David. He seems like a normal run of the mill joe. Not like his he/she sister/brother. He/she has been on TMZ before.

2632 days ago
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taken    

what a freaking loser

2632 days ago
13.

Lein    

Dawn, don't hate me and my gay brother, David. Buy my cook book.

2632 days ago
14.

stupidpeople    

What the hell does this article have to do with Amy Sederis? Get a life loser .

2632 days ago
15.

Sean Bresnahan    

David Arquette looks like Adonis next to Zach Braff. Now THAT is one ugly fellow. Poor, poor Zach. Ugly, ugly, ugly.

2632 days ago
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