Best Seller

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): John Flynn
Production: Vestron Video
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
71%
R
Year:
1987
95 min
28 Views

- That's not the point!

- You know him.

- I don't know him.

I don't know him. I met him.

I don't know anything about him.

He sure knows you.

Mr Meechum, I'm not in business to bring

Legal action against our authors.

We are in the publishing business.

We've been most patient.

You've missed four deadlines.

- Come on. Nobody's gonna sue.

- What about a movie deal?

There's no interest in that area.

None whatsoever.

- What genius screwed that up?

- No one screwed anything up Mr. Mitchum.

Just don't expect Hollywood

to bail you out.

Meech, this one just came in.

Some guy says your daughter left a

geometry book in the back of his car.

Who was it?

He said that you'd know.

He wants you to meet him there tonight.

All right. All right. You wanted me here,

you got me. Now what?

Don't step forward.

It's a long drop.

Put the light out, please, and we'll talk.

I like your books you write. Especially the first one.

Now listen to me. You stay away from me.

- And you stay away from my daughter.

- I'm sorry about that, Dennis.

- I had to get your attention.

- Well, you've got it.

She's a lovely girl.

You've done a good job.

Especially without a wife to help you out.

All right, what the hell do you want?

- I want you to write another book.

- That's what I'm doing.

Come on, Dennis. Since Kate died

you can't get past page 15.

You can't write and

you're sick of being a cop.

You're a burnout.

And those unpaid bills....

You've got people after you,

Dennis. They want their money.

- I can help you.

- I don't need your help.

Yes, you do. And you'll get my help

handed to you on a silver platter.

A best seller. It's about me, Dennis.

It's about me and the man I worked for.

- You're crazy.

- Yeah, well...

Well, it's a crazy world.

Well, that's twice.

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Larry Cohen

Lawrence G. "Larry" Cohen (born July 15, 1941) is an American film producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known as a B-Movie auteur of horror and science fiction films – often containing a police procedural element – during the 1970s and 1980s. He has since concentrated mainly on screenwriting including the Joel Schumacher thriller Phone Booth (2002), Cellular (2004) and Captivity (2007). In 2006 Cohen returned to the directing chair for Mick Garris' Masters of Horror TV series (2006); he directed the episode "Pick Me Up". more…

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