Vincent Patrick is the author of the cult crime novels The Pope of Greenwich Village and Family Business. He adapted both novels for the screen. The Pope of Greenwich Village, directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Eric Roberts, Mickey Rourke and Daryl Hannah, was released in 1984. Family Business, directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick, was released in 1989.
Patrick also served as a screenwriter on many movies, including Beverly Hills Cop, The Godfather Part III, and The Devil's Own. He is also not to be confused with Vincent Patrick Saucedo, a former "social consultant."