Doug Richardson

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Doug Richardson is an American screenwriter and novelist who writes action movies and thrillers.[1][2] He is best-known for writing movies like Die Hard 2, Bad Boys, and Hostage and was the first Hollywood writer to sell a spec script for a million dollars.[3]


Richardson's first major Hollywood project was writing Die Hard 2, a commission he received from Larry Gordon just three weeks into the theatrical run of the original Die Hard film.[3] He went on to write Bad Boys, adapting it from an existing screenplay by George Gallo, and set to be directed by Michael Bay, and turning it into the final film starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.[3]



  • Dark Horse (1997)
  • True Believers (1999)
  • The Safety Expert (2011)
  • Blood Money (2013)
  • 99 Percent Kill: A Lucky Dey Thriller (2015)
  • Reaper: A Lucky Dey Thriller (2016)
  • American Bang: A Lucky Dey Thriller (2017)
  • The Night is Never Black: A Lucky Dey Thriller (2018)


  • The Smoking Gun: True Tales from Hollywood's Screenwriting Trenches (2015)


  1. ^ "Doug Richardson profile". The New York Times. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "Screenwriter's Tale Of Win Over Credits". Deadline. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Miyamoto, Ken (26 January 2016). "ScreenCraft Is One-On-One With Hollywood Action Screenwriter Doug Richardson". Screencraft. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  4. ^ Lambie, Ryan (8 December 2018). "The Strange History of the Die Hard Movies". Den of Geek. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ Marsh, Kristine (1 July 2013). "Networks Making a Killing with Serial Killer Shows". Newsbusters. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ Cohen, Steven (29 May 2018). "'Bad Boys 1 & 2 Collection' Bound for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray". High-def digest. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  7. ^ LaSalle, Mick (11 March 2005). "Uh, can we talk this over?". SF Gate.

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