In 1971, he produced an unsold comedy-action pilot for ABC called "Thunderguys." The pilot starred Richard Van Fleet and Jonathan Lippe as two police officers who were skilled in using motorcycles, scuba gear and other equipment to facilitate their adventures.
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Show me a relaxed producer and I'll show you a failure.
At the 45th Academy Awards, Clint Eastwood presented the 1972 Best Picture Oscar to Ruddy, the producer of "The Godfather." Thirty-two years later, they would jointly accept the 2004 Best Picture Oscar at the 77th Academy Awards, along with fellow "Million Dollar Baby" co-producer Tom Rosenberg.