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