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The feeling of finishing the script, the first draft, was the high. Everything that followed -- though of interest, and sometimes slightly exhilarating -- could never match the idea of having just taken your story and racked your brain, finally having it on paper in a version you're willing to tolerate and ready to try to sell. I remember Joe Eszterhas
calling me and saying, "Woo hoo! I just sold...
The $1.75 million he received for his screenplay for The Last Boy Scout
(1991) was the highest to date in 1990. He then topped it when he sold the script to The Long Kiss Goodnight
(1996) for $4 million a few years later. Both were box-office disappointments that later found cult audiences on home video.
His scripts often combine action, thriller, noir and (black) comedy elements.