Quote: "After Phil got a green light from Frank Mancuso, I was given the screenplay assignment. And with Paramount involved, I thought 'screw this,' I'm going legit. I eventually came clean with the Writers Guild about my errant ways, which was one of the smartest things I've ever done in my life. Honesty pays. I'm still getting quarterly residuals on Part 2. Although, despite my contributions, it was too late to do anything through the Guild about Part 1. Victor Miller got it all.|
Steve Miner was great. As I remember it, he had little if anything to do with the writing of the script, but after it was finished I did go down to Westport and spend some time with him in pre-production, making a few changes he wanted. Steve wasn't afraid to involve me. He was always positive and gracious, with a wonderful sense of humor. He was intent upon doing the best he could. Phil was taking a chance with him and had him under strict orders to follow the script word for word. And he did. I've never seen a film that so closely matched the script." - pg. 53, Crystal Lake Memories
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