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Also Known As: Dan Petrie, Daniel Mannix Petrie Jr. Died:
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: screenwriter, producer, director, talent agent

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Literary agent turned screenwriter who scored with the Eddie Murphy box-office smash, "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) and wrote the offbeat, steamy New Orleans-set thriller, "The Big Easy" (1986). Petrie began a second career as a producer with "Shoot to Kill" (1988) and made his directorial debut with the prep school drama, "Toy Soldiers" (1991). Son of director Daniel Petrie and producer Dorothea Petrie and brother of AFI-trained director Donald Petrie ("Mystic Pizza" 1988, "Grumpy Old Men" 1993).

Literary agent turned screenwriter who scored with the Eddie Murphy box-office smash, "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) and wrote the offbeat, steamy New Orleans-set thriller, "The Big Easy" (1986). Petrie began a second career as a producer with "Shoot to Kill" (1988) and made his directorial debut with the prep school drama, "Toy Soldiers" (1991). Son of director Daniel Petrie and producer Dorothea Petrie and brother of AFI-trained director Donald Petrie ("Mystic Pizza" 1988, "Grumpy Old Men" 1993).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Dawn Patrol (2014)
2.
3.
  Framed (2001) Director
4.
  Dead Silence (1997) Director
5.
  In the Army Now (1994) Director
6.
  Toy Soldiers (1991) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dead Silence (1997) Slaughterhouse Trooper
2.
 In the Army Now (1994) Lieutenant Colonel
3.
 Distinguished Gentleman, The (1992) Asbestos Lobbyist
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1976:
Began career in mailroom of ICM talent and literary agency; moved up to position of reader, then agent for writers and directors (date approximate)
1981:
Stopped working as agent to concentrate on screenwriting
:
Wrote first screenplay, "The Expert", an AFI short film (directed by his brother Donald Petrie)
:
Sold first screenplay, "The Big Easy" (filmed in 1986)
1984:
First screenplay to be produced, "Beverly Hills Cop"
1991:
Directorial debut, "Toy Soldiers"
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Education

Northfield-Mount Herman High School: Northfield , Massachusetts -
University of Redlands: Redlands , California - 1975

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wife:
Constance Petrie. Met while both worked at ICM.

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father:
Daniel Petrie, Sr. Director.
mother:
Dorothea Petrie. TV producer.
brother:
Donald Mark Petrie. Director, actor.
sister:
Mary Susan Petrie Lowen. Screenwriter, actor. Twin of of June Anne Petrie Battersby.
sister:
June Anne Petrie Battersby. Executive. Twin of Mary Susan Petrie Lowen; former VP at MGM/UA.
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