Dale Launer

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Dale Launer (born May 18, 1952) is an American comedy screenwriter. His films include Blind Date, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and My Cousin Vinny.


Launer was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and brought up in the San Fernando valley.[1] He attended California State University, Northridge, where, after changing his major to Film,[2] he recognised his desire for a job writing and directing films. His first successful screen play was Ruthless People (1986).

In May 2007, his film Tom's Nu Heaven,[3] which he produced, wrote and directed, won Best Picture at the Monaco Film Festival.



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