Some Kind of Hero

Michael Pressman (director)
James Kirkwood (novel, screenwriter)
Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder (starring)

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, Circa 1982. First Draft script for the 1982 film, written for the screen by James Kirkwood, based on his 1975 novel. Credited solely to Kirkwood, and with a paper spine label indicating the script dates to December 1976, over five years prior to the film's production. With brief but substantive corrections in manuscript pencil on four pages.

A key Vietnam film and an underrated performance by Richard Pryor serving in both dramatic and comedic capacities. A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.

Dark blue titled wrappers. Title page present, noted as First Draft, with credits for screenwriter novelist Kirkwood. 166 leaves, mimeograph duplication. Pages about Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound internally with three gold brads.

Parish and Hill 188.

[Book #130416]