Lou Diamond Phillips counts rapper Coolio and actress Kristy Swanson among his best pals, after they bonded as this year's (03) war on Iraq broke out.

The stars teamed together to make TV movie RED WATER, a thriller about a bull shark wreaking havoc on a Louisiana river. And everybody in the flick soon became pals as they watched the spring battle unfold.

Phillips says, "We actually made the film in South Africa and flew into Cape Town the night the war broke out. We all felt really removed from what was going on in America, and it really brought all of us together.

"I haven't been this close to a cast since Young Guns."

13/08/2003 01:47