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October 30, 1988

In Craig Modderno's Outtake about "The Hard Way" (an upcoming Universal Studios film starring Michael J. Fox, to be directed by John Badham), I've received perhaps more than my share of credit for the screenplay.

In fact, the original draft of the script was written by Lem Dobbs for producer Bill Sackheim. I was hired to rewrite the script, and Badham and Fox were offered my version of the project, hence Dobbs, a fine writer, was inadvertently forgotten in the blizzard of drafts and deal memos.

Final writing credits will, of course, be determined by the indefatigable Writers' Guild Arbitration Process. I wanted to set the record straight now.

DANIEL PYNE

MCA, Universal City

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