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Richard Price was born on October 12, 1949 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Clockers (1995), Ransom (1996) and Shaft (2000). See full bio »
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 2015 Child 44 (screenplay) (post-production)
  Criminal Justice (TV Series) (1 episode, 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2014) (completed)
- Episode #1.8 (2015)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (writer)
- Unaired 2013 Pilot ... (writer)
 2013 Life Lessons (Video short)
  NYC 22 (TV Series) (9 episodes, 2012) (written by - 4 episodes, 2012)
- Turf War (2012) ... (creator)
- Ransom (2012) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Samaritans (2012) ... (creator)
- Jumpers (2012) ... (creator)
- Playing God (2012) ... (creator)
  The Wire (TV Series) (teleplay - 5 episodes, 2004 - 2008) (story - 4 episodes, 2004 - 2008)
- Took (2008) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Corner Boys (2006) ... (teleplay)
- Home Rooms (2006) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Moral Midgetry (2004) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- All Due Respect (2004) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 2006 Freedomland (novel) / (screenplay)
 2000 Shaft (screenplay)
 1996 Ransom (screenplay)
 1995 Clockers (book "Clockers") / (screenplay)
 1995 Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (Video documentary) (treatment - segment "Bad")
 1995 Kiss of Death (screenplay)
 1993 Mad Dog and Glory (written by)
 1992 Night and the City (screenplay)
 1989 Sea of Love (written by)
 1989 New York Stories (written by - segment "Life Lessons")
 1987 Arena Brains (Short)
 1987 Bad (Video short)
 1986 The Color of Money (screenplay)
 1979 The Wanderers (novel)
 1978 Bloodbrothers (based on the novel by)
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Novel: "Samaritan", 2002. See more »

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1 Interview | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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[re doing things with his grandmother growing up in the Bronx] I remember going to the movie theaters, to see triple-feature horror films with her. I was 9 or 10, and everyone else in the audience was from my age up to maybe 16. These were tough, hard-core street kids, my grandmother being the only person who was old enough to vote in the entire theater, and she would stand up and start shouting ... See more »


He said growing up in the Bronx, he doubted he would ever be able to write about his own neighborhood because nobody would be interested. What changed his mind was reading the novel "Last Exit To Brooklyn" by Hubert Selby Jr. That taught him he could write about anywhere. He published his first novel about where he grew up in 1974 called "The Wanderers". See more »

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