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John Carlen (1945–2009)

John Carlen was born in 1945 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Johnny James Carlen. He was a writer, known for Sonny (2002), Dark Justice (1991) and Lethal Vows (1999). He died on December 10, 2009 in San Diego, California, USA. See full bio »

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Sonny Writer
Dark Justice
Dark Justice Writer
Lethal Vows
Lethal Vows Writer
Thompson's Last Run


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 2002 Sonny (written by)
 1999 Lethal Vows (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1995 High Sierra Search and Rescue (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- If You Have to Ask the Price (1995) ... (writer)
 1993 Sworn to Vengeance (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1993 Blind Side (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1991 Wild Texas Wind (TV Movie) (teleplay)
  Dark Justice (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1991) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1991)
- Simon Says (1991) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1986 Easy Prey (TV Movie)
 1986 Thompson's Last Run (TV Movie) (written by)
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 1992 American Heart (the director and producers wish to thank)
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 1978 Straight Time: He Wrote It for Criminals (TV Short documentary)

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His time in prison as a male hustler and a bank robber served as inspiration for some of his film scripts. He began writing while in jail. See more »

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