Phillip Rock





Phillip Rock

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born
in Los Angeles, The United States
July 30, 1927

died
April 03, 2004

gender
male

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About this author

Phillip George Rock was born in Los Angeles on 30 July 1927. He grew up in Beverly Hills and England, returned to America in 1940, and served in the U.S. Navy towards the end of World War II.

His first on-screen credit was for Escape from Fort Bravo (1953), directed by John Sturges and starring William Holden and Eleanor Parker. Rock then concentrated on writing novels and, in 1967, published his first: The Extraordinary Seaman.

MGM adapted The Extraordinary Seaman to the big screen in 1969. The film was poorly received and Rock is said to have vowed never to have another of his books made into a movie. Instead, Rock reversed the process and wrote a number of film novelizations for Popular Library and Bantam before turning again to writing n
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Circles of Time (Passing Be...
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A Future Arrived (Passing B...
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Dirty Harry
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1971 — 2 editions
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Hickey & Boggs
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1972
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The Cheyenne Social Club
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1969
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Flickers
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A Gunfight
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1971
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The Extraordinary Seaman
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The Passing Bells Circles of Time A Future Arrived
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“Al... You ever kill anybody? In the United States? Because I know you mean it and everything, but I know these guys better than I know you. They're soldiers, that's all. No questions, no time to ask, no talk. Cops are worse, and less predictable. When you pull a gun, you've gotta be ready to kill somebody, and I'm telling you it's better to run.”
Phillip Rock, Hickey & Boggs

“Al Hickey: It's not about anything.
Frank Boggs: Yeah, it's about four hundred grand”
Phillip Rock, Hickey & Boggs

“Al Hickey: [following the final shootout] Nobody came... nobody cares. It's still not about anything.
Frank Boggs: Yeah, you told me.”
Phillip Rock, Hickey & Boggs

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