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. The film was set to be directed by Michael Bay, and became a 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". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2008. Archived from the original on September 14, 2008. 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. ^ Cohen, Steven (29 May 2018). "'Bad Boys 1 & 2 Collection' Bound for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray". High-def digest. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ LaSalle, Mick (11 March 2005). "Uh, can we talk this over?". SF Gate.

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