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Born: April 30, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1958:
Worked as a writer for "Kraft Mystery Theatre" on NBC-TV
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Wrote for the popular CBS-TV courtroom drama, "The Defenders" in the early 1960s
1963:
Wrote for "Arrest and Trial", an ABC-TV cop/lawyer drama
1965:
Formed own film production company, Larco
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Created and wrote episodes of "Branded", an NBC-TV Western starring Chuck Connors
1966:
Created and wrote episodes of the ABC-TV WWII spy drama, "Blue Light", starring Robert Goulet
1966:
Feature screenwriting debut, "I Deal in Danger", a film version of "Blue Light"
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Created and wrote episodes of the ABC-TV sci-fi thriller, "The Invaders"
1966:
Wrote "The Return of the Seven", a Burt Kennedy-directed sequel to "The Magnificent Seven"
1970:
Wrote and directed his first play off-off-Broadway, "Nature of the Crime" starring Tony Lo Bianco
1971:
TV movie writing debut, "In Broad Daylight"
1972:
Feature debut as a producer and director, "Bone" (which he also wrote)
1972:
Wrote the TV-pilot-turned-TV-movie "Cool Million" (AKA "Mask of Marcella") starring James Farentino
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Served as "murder consultant" for "Columbo" on NBC-TV
1973:
Wrote and directed the feature films "Hell Up In Harlem" and "Black Caesar," both starring Fred Williamson
1974:
Co-wrote the screenplay treatment for Martin Scorsese's documentary short "Italianamerican"
1974:
Wrote and directed the horror film "It's Alive"; followed with sequel "It's Alive 2" in 1978
1976:
Wrote, produced and directed the feature film "God Told Me To" starring Tony Lo Bianaco, Deborah Raffin and Sandy Dennis
1977:
Wrote and directed the feature film "The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover" starring Broderick Crawford and Jose Ferrer
1979:
Provided the original story for the feature film "The American Success Company" starring Jeff Bridges
1981:
Wrote and driected the comedy-horror remake "Full Moon High"
1982:
Wrote and directed the comedy-horror film "Q", about an Aztec god-beast in New York City, starring Michael Moriarity
1982:
Adapted the Mickey Spillane novel "I, the Jury" for the screen, starring Armand Asante as Mike Hammer
1983:
Wrote and directed the thriller "Perfect Strangers"
1983:
Provided the story for the NBC women-in-prison telepic "Women of San Quentin"
1984:
Co-wrote the story (with director Rob Cohen) for the comedy "Scandalous"
1985:
Wrote and directed the comedy-horror film "The Stuff" and the sci-fi thriller "Special Effects" starring Michael Moriarity
1985:
Made first film appearance, as Ace Tomato agent in John Landis's "Spies Like Us"
1987:
Co-wrote the story and directed "Return to Salem's Lot," the comedic sequel to the film based on Steven King's thriller; again worked with Moriarity as the star
1987:
Provided the screenplay for the well-regarded detective thriller "Best Seller" starring James Woods and Brian Dennehy
1988:
Wrote the screenplay for the cult horror film "Maniac Cop"; returned for sequels "Maniac Cop 2" in 1990 and "Badge of Silence: Maniac Cop III" in 1993
1988:
Created the syndicated reality series "Cop Talk: Behind the Shield" (1988-1989)
1989:
Wrote and directed the comic witchcraft caper "Wicked Stepmother" starring Bette Davis
1990:
Wrote and directed the suspense thriller "The Ambulance"
1993:
Wrote the screenplay for the courtroom potboiler "Guilty As Sin," directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Don Johnson and Rebecca DeMornay
1993:
Co-wrote the screen story for director Abel Ferrara' sci-fi remake "Body Snatchers"
1995:
Wrote episodes of the television drama "NYPD Blue"
1995:
Wrote the original screenplay for the HBO action telepic "The Expert"
1996:
Wrote the straight-to-cable thrillers "Invasion of Privacy" and "The Ex" which debuted on HBO
1998:
Wrote the screenplay for the schloky thriller "Uncle Sam"
1998:
Provided the story for "The Defenders: Choice of Evils," the Showtime telepic revival of the classic TV courtroom drama
2002:
Wrote the original screenplay for the thriller "Phone Booth," directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Colin Farrell
2004:
Penned the thriller "Cellular"
2007:
Wrote the thriller, "Captivity" starring Elisha Cuthbert

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