Steve Ford

Created by Mark Cullen and Robb Cullen "Never mess with a man's dog." -- the film's tagline Once Upon a Time in Venice is a pointless slice of straight-to-streaming cheese starring Bruce Willis; the cinematic equivalent of a self-published novel by an enthusiastic wannabe whose only reference point seems to be other straight-to-streaming crime movies … Continue reading Steve Ford

Joe Hallenbeck (The Last Boy Scout)

Created by Shane Black and Greg Hicks "This is the nineties. You don't just go around punching people. You have to say something cool first." -- Joe muses on the state of the action flick, circa 1991. In the surprisingly nasty 1991 action flick The Last Boy Scout, Bruce Willis stars as JOE HALLENBECK, the former hot shot … Continue reading Joe Hallenbeck (The Last Boy Scout)

Joe Leland (aka “John McClane”)

 Created by Roderick Thorp (1936-99) THE DETECTIVE Certainly one of the longest private eye novels ever written was Roderick Thorp's 1966 bestselling potboiler The Detective. And that was only the beginning -- not only did it become a successful film, but the novel's sequel went on to inspire a multi-million dollar action film franchise thirty years … Continue reading Joe Leland (aka “John McClane”)