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« Reply #1845 on: October 16, 2021, 02:29:39 AM »

The book The Detective was made into a movie starring Frank Sinatra.  
The book had a sequel called Nothing Lasts Forever.    That book was later adapted into a movie you may have heard of (especially around Christmas)  Die Hard.  

The weird thing about the Roderick Thorp book is that it is way more violent than Die Hard, rather like the book of First Blood by David Morrell.
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« Reply #1846 on: October 16, 2021, 04:52:19 AM »

The book The Detective was made into a movie starring Frank Sinatra.  
The book had a sequel called Nothing Lasts Forever.    That book was later adapted into a movie you may have heard of (especially around Christmas)  Die Hard.  

The weird thing about the Roderick Thorp book is that it is way more violent than Die Hard, rather like the book of First Blood by David Morrell.

Because of his contract for The Detective, Sinatra had to be offered the lead in Die Hard first.
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« Reply #1847 on: October 16, 2021, 09:06:21 AM »


Because of his contract for The Detective, Sinatra had to be offered the lead in Die Hard first.

Considering that the character Joe Leland - a recovering alcoholic and a retired cop - in the book was a lot older than Bruce Willis' character, that would have been correct to have Mr Sinatra in that role. But man, is that book violent! Buggedout

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_Lasts_Forever_(Thorp_novel)
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« Reply #1848 on: November 17, 2021, 07:20:05 PM »

Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott created the Klingon language. 

Sort of. 

James Doohan recorded several lines of "Klingon" dialogue on tape for an actor that was going to speak in Star Trek the Motion Picture.  The actor transcribed the tape phonetically and used that to deliver his dialog.   

In Star Trek III they actually hired a linguist to build upon Doohn's work and make a functioning language out of it. 





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