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Best Seller (1987)

A hitman approachs a writer to help him create the next best seller on his career, but the violent world he was a part of has other plans.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cleve
... Dennis Meechum
... Roberta Gillian
... Holly Meechum
... David Madlock
... Graham
Anne Pitoniak ... Mrs. Foster
... Cleve's Mother
Sully Boyar ... Monks
... Annie
... Cleve's Father (as Harold Tyner)
E. Brian Dean ... Taxi Driver
Jeffrey Josephson ... Pearlman
Edward Blackoff ... Thorn
... Longshoreman #1
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Storyline

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 Lars Skogan <si2_ls92362@debet.nhh.no>

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25 September 1987 (USA)  »

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$4,278,150
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The opening title card states: "Los Angeles 1972". See more »

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When Cleve holds the gun to Dennis' neck and talks about only a few ounces of pressure needed, the revolver wasn't cocked and significant force would be needed to actually discharge the weapon. See more »

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David Madlock: [Lt. Meechum is admiring his collection] First editions, every one of them.
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Written by Claude Debussy
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quick, exciting and original all a film should be
1 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a great movie. James Woods is brilliant as is Brian Dennehy and they work extremely well together. The plot is original. It moves quickly the one regret I have in regard to the movie is that it wasn't longer. The way Dennehy's character bonds with Wood's character despite the intense anger he feels towards him is very well done. What makes the movie great is the performance of both actors. It would be nice to see them in another project together. The supporting actors all do a great job as well. The late Paul Shenar was very good as Madlock. The pace of the film varies but I think that works well for it. Sadly the DVD version doesn't have any special features.


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