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Roderick Thorp (1936–1999)

Novelist, short-story writer, teacher -- and private detective. He wrote two novels that would be turned into theatrical films, "The Detective" (1966), which became The Detective (1968); and "Nothing Lasts Forever" (1979), which became Die Hard (1988). His 1986 novel "Rainbow Drive" was later produced as a made-for-TV movie. He taught literature ... See full bio »

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Known For

Die Hard
Die Hard Writer
(1988)
Live Free or Die Hard
(2007)

Filmography

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 2013 A Good Day to Die Hard (certain original characters by)
 2007 Live Free or Die Hard (certain original characters)
 1995 Die Hard with a Vengeance (certain original characters)
 1992 Devlin (TV Movie) (book)
 1990 Rainbow Drive (TV Movie) (book)
 1988 Die Hard (novel "Nothing Lasts Forever")
 1968 The Detective (novel)
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 1994 Deep Down
Cook (as Roderick Spencer)
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 1990 Die Hard 2 (certain original characters - as Roderick Thorpe)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: Jenny and Barnum: A novel of love (1981) See more »

Alternate Names:

Roderick Spencer | Roderick Thorpe
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Personal Quote:

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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