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David Zelag Goodman (1930–2011)

David Zelag Goodman was born on January 15, 1930 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for Logan's Run (1976), Straw Dogs (1971) and Straw Dogs (2011). He was married to Marjorie Goodman. He died on September 26, 2011 in Oakland, California, USA. See full bio »

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Logan's Run
Logan's Run Writer
Straw Dogs
Straw Dogs Writer
Straw Dogs
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March or Die
March or Die Writer


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 2011 Straw Dogs (earlier screenplay)
 2003 Monte Walsh (TV Movie) (teleplay - as David Z. Goodman)
 1983 Man, Woman and Child (screenplay)
 1982/I Fighting Back (written by - as David Z. Goodman)
 1979 Freedom Road (TV Movie)
 1978 Eyes of Laura Mars (screenplay)
 1977 March or Die (screenplay) / (story)
 1976 Logan's Run (screenplay)
 1975 Farewell, My Lovely (screenplay)
 1974 Man on a Swing (screenplay)
 1971 Straw Dogs (screenplay)
 1970 Monte Walsh (screenplay)
 1970 Lovers and Other Strangers (screenplay)
  Mr. Broadway (TV Series) (1 episode, 1964) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1964)
- Bad Little Rich Girl (1964) ... (teleplay)
- Try to Find a Spy (1964) ... (as David Z. Goodman)
 1963 Combat! (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- High Named Today (1963) ... (written by - as David Z. Goodman)
 1960-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes)
- The Jazz Man (1963) ... (written by - as David Z. Goodman)
- The Chess Game (1962) ... (written by - as David Z. Goodman)
- The Matt Bass Scheme (1961) ... (written by - as David Z. Goodman)
- The King of Champagne (1961) ... (written by - as David Z. Goodman)
- Death for Sale (1961) ... (written by - as David Z. Goodman)
 1963 Naked City (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Apple Falls Not Far from the Tree (1963) ... (story - as David Z. Goodman)
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Compulsion to Confess (1961) ... (written by - as David Z. Goodman)
 1960 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Omaha Beach - Plus 15 (1960) ... (teleplay)
 1959 The Stranglers of Bombay (written by - as David Z. Goodman)
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He co-wrote Straw Dogs (1971) with director Sam Peckinpah, and earned an Oscar nomination for his romantic comedy Lovers and Other Strangers (1970). See more »

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