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« on: July 09, 2008, 06:18:50 PM »

Did you know that there was a discarded Dirty Harry movie written by The Enforcer writer Gail Morgan Hickman?
After The Enforcer was released, Hickman wrote another screenplay called "Chain Reaction."  It was optional for Clint, but
he intended it to be left a trilogy and he rejected it.

I wonder what it was about.

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Bronson's Loose!: The Making of the Death Wish Films, page 59.
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008, 10:03:21 PM »

That's the first I've heard about it. For the record, Hickman has a story credit on The Enforcer, but the screenplay is credited to Stirling Silliphant and Dean Riesner. According to Richard Schickel's Clint Eastwood (p. 340):

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[The script's] first draft, entitled Moving Target, was the work of two young San Francisco film students, Gail Hickman and Scott Shroers, who had handed it to the maître d' at the Hog's Breath ... hoping it would be passed on to the proprietor. Somehow it was, and Clint liked it: "Their effort was better than the idea of several professionals I'd read." Malpaso bought it, turning it over to the veteran Stirling Silliphant and—who else?—Dean Riesner. They received screenplay credit on the film, with the youngsters reduced to a story credit, though they insisted that many of their scenes remained in the finished film.

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008, 04:42:06 AM »

I've never heard that one before but I still wish Clint had made Code Of Silence instead of The Dead Pool. The Chuck Norris movie was fun but I would loved to have seen it as originally written as a vehicle for Dirty Harry.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008, 08:40:40 PM »

I was able to catch Code of Silence on TV and I didn't like it.  I tried to picture Clint in Chuck's role.
His role was too rugged for Clint.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 12:15:21 AM »

I tried to picture Clint in Chuck's role.
His role was too rugged for Clint.

 The role was tailored for Chuck when it became obvious Clint wasn't going to do it. I still think it's a pretty good story and a vast improvement on The Dead Pool.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2008, 11:40:46 AM »


Yeah, I agree. Code of Silence was a pretty decent flick and probably Chuck's best role. It was definately a better movie than "The Dead Pool' or for that matter " Sudden Impact'.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2008, 08:54:00 PM »

Now that I think of it, I really didn't give Code Of Silence a chance.
I'll rent it and give it another shot.  I remember I liked the music.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2008, 12:27:53 PM »

Now that I think of it, I really didn't give Code Of Silence a chance.
I'll rent it and give it another shot.  I remember I liked the music.

The music is one of the best things about it.
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