Borgnine Booms His Lines
Jul. 22, 1999
FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) _ Ernest Borgnine doesn't need many takes to get a scene right.
The suspender-clad, gap-toothed actor boomed out his ``Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island'' lines from aboard a small tugboat on Betsie Bay, playing the gruff granddad to perfection.
Rich Brauer, a local producer, hatched the story about a boy and grandfather searching for sunken treasure. With the exception of Borgnine and the film's Los Angeles-based executive producer, cast members are mostly from Michigan.
The 82-year-old Borgnine said he's seen little of the Michigan scenery, but he ``might even consider buying some property here.''
``Even though (Brauer) took me all over hell's half-acre before we got to Frankfort, I love it,'' Borgnine said Tuesday.