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Warren Murphy (I) (1933–2015)

Warren Murphy was born in Jersey City, where he worked as a reporter and editor. After the Korean war, he drifted into politics, "but when everybody I worked for went to jail, I thought God was sending me a message to find a new line of work." The first Destroyer novel followed soon after. He has been an adjunct professor at Moravian College, ... See full bio »

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 1989 Lethal Weapon 2 (story)
 1988 Murphy's Law (TV Series) (based upon characters created by - 1 episode)
- Where Are My Socks and Other Mysteries of Love (1988) ... (based upon characters created by)
 1988 Remo Williams: The Prophecy (TV Movie) ("The Destroyer" novel series)
 1985 Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (novel "The Destroyer")
 1975 The Eiger Sanction (screenplay - as Warren B. Murphy)

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Book (with Richard Sapir): "The Assassin's Handbook" See more »

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Warren B. Murphy

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[on Remo Williams: The Prophecy (1988)] The TV pilot was better because it was based on a novella that Dick and I had written, and it got the basic point right in that it was about the growing father-son relationship between Remo and Chiun. See more »


Announced that he had signed a Destroyer film production deal with Robert Evans independent production company in Hollywood. The deal covers film and television, as well as computer games and merchandising. See more »


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