Re: RARA-AVIS: The Big Bounce

From: Richard Moore (
Date: 13 Mar 2008

--- In, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> This has bene made into two movies. Is either any good?
> Mark

Not really. But both do feature some great looking babes. The 2004 version with Owen Wilson also features Willie Nelson and Harry Dean Stanton, and any movie with those two is worth sitting through.

One interesting point about the novel is that the main character is Jack Ryan, later to be featured in Leonard's novel SWAG, aka RYAN'S RULES.

BOUNCE was also an example of a practice Leonard did more than once-- write the novel, sell it to the movies prior to publication and then the first edition appears with "Soon to be a major motion picture" bannered on the cover.

Richard Moore

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