May 12, 1991
Does The Times have anything to say about the character of a filmmaker who prefers to ignore the honorable officers who face grave dangers in the drug wars in favor of the real-life dishonored rogue officer Kim Wozencraft? Oh yes, Wozencraft was punished--18 months in prison before the million-dollar purchase of film rights to her book. Was the article an undisguised press release in behalf of the Zanuck Co.? Or was The Times practicing "toady journalism" in expectation of generous ad revenues from the same company?
June 2, 1991
GET SHORTY by Elmore Leonard (Dell: $5.99). Miami loan shark Chili Palmer's former occupational skills come in handy when he makes a career change to tinsel- town deal-maker. RUSH by Kim Wozencraft (Ivy: $5.95). Fictionalized account of the author, a former undercover narc agent, and her partner/boyfriend taking their work home with them. HAMMERHEADS by Dale Brown (Berkley: $5.95). Government disbands usual drug-enforcement agencies and relies on the tactics of an elite Prohibition squad.
May 9, 1990 |
By Beverly Hills standards, it's a ho-hum book party. See the author kiss actress Daryl Hannah. See the author hug actor Armand Assante. See the author pose with tycoon Marvin Davis. See the author look for a place to lock up her purse. "Doesn't it just say everything?" confides one of the party's organizers. "She still has that mentality." But that mentality is why, though the party may be ordinary, its guest of honor isn't.
November 24, 1998 |
I don't know if I'd say, as the jacket copy of "The Catch" states, that "no one knows the seductive world of drugs and addiction better than Kim Wozencraft," but I would say she's got a pretty good grasp of the moral conundrum drugs pose to a person of conscience on either side of the law. Wozencraft, the author of "Rush," a novel, later a movie, about undercover narcs who become seriously addicted to drugs, begins "The Catch" with a smuggling scene.
October 24, 1993 |
A woman has been assigned to the psychiatric unit of a correctional institution, where the doctor in charge will determine whether she is competent to stand trial for murdering her husband. Meanwhile, she stacks canvas bags on the long table. These are mailbags.
October 8, 1990 |
Zanuck to Direct "Rush": Lili Fini Zanuck will make her directing debut with "Rush," Kim Wozencraft's best-selling first novel about a female narcotics officer who becomes an addict. Jennifer Jason Leigh ("Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Miami Blues") has been cast in the role. Zanuck co-produced "Cocoon" I and II and the Oscar-winning "Driving Miss Daisy" with her husband Richard Zanuck, who will produce "Rush." Production is due to start in January with a script by novelist Pete Dexter.