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Joe

Released 1970
Distributor Cannon

A pre-Rocky John Avildsen directed this grungy NY indie that was conceived as an exploitation film but evolved into something more immediate and disturbing. Peter Boyle, in his breakthrough role as a hippie-hating hardhat, teams up with ad exec Dennis Patrick, who has just accidentally killed his daughter’s drug-dealer boyfriend. Boyle and Patrick are terrific but the picture is not well known today.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfggSu85bKU

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.