"The Gross: The Hits, the Flops--the Summer That Ate Hollywood," New York: St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312198949
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
It takes too long for a project to wend its way from development to release these days.
Not long ago, it was possible to make a deal for a project and steer it into production within a year. Albert S. Ruddy
and I once pushed a movie from one-liner to start date within four months! It was called The Longest Yard
(1974) and it made a lot of money... The business used to have a bit more spontaneity.
During a strike at Paramount in 1970 he penned his only screenplay credit, a coming-of-age story Making It
(1971) for 20th Century-Fox.