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Clay Pigeon

Released 1971
Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

It’s not part of our Movies You Never Heard Of series but Tom Stern and Lane Slate’s Clay Pigeon certainly qualifies. This low budget indie about a Vietnam vet-turned undercover informer has more than enough quirky qualities to recommend it. Stern also stars as the shaggy-haired decoy and Telly Savalas is the manipulative agent who masterminds the scheme. A terrific supporting cast seals the deal: Burgess Meredith, Robert Vaughn and Ivan Dixon.

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About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.