Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and evidence, while strong forces use any means they can to keep the story untold. Written by
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If words could kill...
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Did You Know?
In an interview with Harvey F. Chartrand for the article "John Flynn: Out for Action", director John Flynn
said of this film: "There is no Watergate connection. I rewrote the script. The Writers Guild adjudicated against me and I received no credit, as they decided I hadn't written at least 51% of the script. Once Larry Cohen
and I overcame that conflict, we became good friends and he sent me other scripts over the years. The original story was called 'Hard Cover'. We changed the title to 'Best Seller' in post-production, as 'Hard Cover' didn't test well with preview audiences. Then a woman sued us all--me, Larry Cohen, James Woods
, and producer Carter DeHaven
. This woman claimed we had stolen the plot of a book she wrote called 'Best Seller'. We went on to prove that this could not be the case, because Larry Cohen had submitted a treatment to Columbia prior to the copyright of this book. It's amazing, though, because there were plot similarities. Her book was about a killer who writes a best seller incriminating the people who hired him. Turns out this lady didn't want money. She asked for a three-picture deal with Hemdale Films". See more
The movie very clearly states that the main action takes place in 1987. Meechum is given an invitation from Madlock to an afternoon party on "Saturday, April 22nd at noon". April 22nd fell on a Wednesday in 1987. See more
Anybody can kill anybody, even the President, remember?
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