Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1983. Revised First Draft script for the 1985 film. Costume designer Norman Salling's copy, with his name in holograph ink at the top of the front wrapper. SIGNED by novelist-screenwriter Elmore Leonard on the title page.
One of only a few screenplays adapted by Leonard from one of his own novels (the others include "The Moonshine War" (1970) and "52 Pick-Up" (1986)), this film is made memorable in that it layers a surprisingly complex plot onto what by 1985 had become a pretty standard sub-genre: the Burt Reynolds revenge thriller.
Light green titled wrappers, stamped REVISED FIRST DRAFT SCREENPLAY on the front wrapper and dated August 5, 1983. Title page present, with a date of August 5, 1983 and a revision date of 9/15/83, and credits for novelist-screenwriter Leonard and producers Robert Daley and Jennings Lang. 254 leaves, photograhically reproduced, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with some wear to the corners, bound with three gold brads.