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Also Known As: Died: March 25, 2000
Born: January 17, 1941 Cause of Death: intestinal ailment
Birth Place: Boyne City, Michigan, USA Profession: screenwriter, producer, college instructor

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Comprising the unseen half of one of Hollywood's most commercially successful screenwriting teams of the past decade, Jim Cash resided in Michigan where he taught a film course at Michigan State University while partner Jack Epps Jr, a former student, lived in Santa Monica, California and handled all the Hollywood meetings. Cash and Epps learned how to write by computer modem long before it became the rage, and had, in fact, seen one another only a handful of times since they first became partners in 1975. It was a partnership that has attracted big name stars and delivered products of varying quality. Their first produced script was "Top Gun" (1986), the tale of fighter pilots that firmed Tom Cruise's adult stardom. That same year, they also wrote "Legal Eagles", a somewhat muddled romance between prosecutor Robert Redford and defense attorney Debra Winger. Michael J Fox starred in their screenplay for "The Secret of My Success" (1987), in which he was an eager beaver young man from the boondocks on the corporate rise in the big city. In 1989, their script for "Turner & Hooch", teaming Tom Hanks (before he became an icon) with a drooling bulldog in a police tale was produced. Cash and Epps also...

Comprising the unseen half of one of Hollywood's most commercially successful screenwriting teams of the past decade, Jim Cash resided in Michigan where he taught a film course at Michigan State University while partner Jack Epps Jr, a former student, lived in Santa Monica, California and handled all the Hollywood meetings. Cash and Epps learned how to write by computer modem long before it became the rage, and had, in fact, seen one another only a handful of times since they first became partners in 1975. It was a partnership that has attracted big name stars and delivered products of varying quality. Their first produced script was "Top Gun" (1986), the tale of fighter pilots that firmed Tom Cruise's adult stardom. That same year, they also wrote "Legal Eagles", a somewhat muddled romance between prosecutor Robert Redford and defense attorney Debra Winger. Michael J Fox starred in their screenplay for "The Secret of My Success" (1987), in which he was an eager beaver young man from the boondocks on the corporate rise in the big city. In 1989, their script for "Turner & Hooch", teaming Tom Hanks (before he became an icon) with a drooling bulldog in a police tale was produced. Cash and Epps also received screenplay credit for Warren Beatty's adaptation of the comic strip "Dick Tracy" (1990). After several years of development hell and numerous re-writes, "Anaconda", a "Jaws"-like thriller about a documentary film crew terrorized in the jungle by a snake, was released in 1997.

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Dropped out of college three times during 1960s
1970:
Finally earned college degree
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Began teaching film courses at Michigan State University
1975:
Met with former student Jack Epps Jr; decided to write screenplays together and sketched out ten ideas in initial meeting
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Sold screenplay ideas for "Izzy and Moe" (later filmed for TV with a script by another writer) and "Dangerously"
1986:
First produced screenplay, "Top Gun"
1990:
Worked on screenplay of "Dick Tracy"
1997:
With Epps, co-wrote the thriller "Anaconda"
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Education

Michigan State University: East Lansing , Michigan -
Michigan State University: East Lansing , Michigan - 1970

Notes

Cash, his wife and four children had 60 pets.

He wrote several unpublished novels.

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wife:
Cynthia Cash.

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