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Larry Beinhart is an American author. He is best known as the author of the political and detective novel American Hero, which was adapted into the political-parody film Wag the Dog. Directed by Barry Levinson, it starred Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, William H. Macy, Denis Leary, Kirsten Dunst, Woody Harrelson, and Willie Nelson. The New Yorker called the novel "a tour de force of satirical fiction." His novel Salvation Boulevard, was adapted as a film and released in 2011. It features Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Marisa Tomei, Isabelle Fuhrman, Ed Harris, and Jim Gaffigan. The director is George Ratliff, the producer is Cathy Schulman.
- No One Rides For Free (1986)
- You Get What You Pay For (1988)
- Foreign Exchange (1992)
- American Hero (1993) (reissued as Wag the Dog: A Novel)
- How to Write a Mystery (1996)
- The Librarian (2004)
- Fog Facts:Searching for Truth in the Land of Spin (2005)
- Salvation Boulevard (2008)
- Larry Beinhart's blog at The Huffington Post
- Larry Beinhart: Federal Confidential at Buzzflash
- Mandalay finds 'Salvation Boulevard' Ratliff to write, direct Beinhart adaptation By Michael Fleming, Variety, June 23, 2008.