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Much as it pains me to admit it, Fatboy from Lisbon is dead-on right about "Outlaw." It pains me even more to say I wrote the original screenplay on which the movie was based. We started out with a tight little crime thriller, the underlying theme of which was redemption (which is really why Conner takes on the assignment). Between script and screen - and Michael Madsen signed on because of the original script - it turned into this nightmare, that I sincerely hope very few people ever see. It should be understood, though, that, had we had a decent producer, instead of the third-rate pimp who called himself a producer on this film, things would've been much different. Bo Svenson, Michael Madsen, and all the cast and crew, approached their work as the total professionals they are, but they stood not a chance - nor did my script - in the face of the lying, grasping, mercenary bad taste that haunted the production from the front office virtually from Day One. Such is the nature of independent film making (in some isolated cases). It's not the work of Michael Madsen, Bo Svenson, or myself that should be avoided in the future, but anything produced by Giants Entertainment so long as David Dadon "runs" it (if he hasn't already run it into the ground). Therein lies the true horror. But now that I've taken on directing films myself, I'll do a remake of this one day - with the original script and intent - and hopefully this time we'll get it right. Chris Dickerson
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