Best Seller

Best Seller (1987)

Writing A Book Is Easy. Writing A Best Seller Is Murder.

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1987-09-25
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 45 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 45 Ratings


Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and evidence, while strong forces use any means they can to keep the story untold.

Best Seller Trailer

  • James Woods

    as Cleve
  • Brian Dennehy

    as Dennis Meechum
  • Victoria Tennant

    as Roberta Gillian
  • Allison Balson

    as Holly Meechum
  • Paul Shenar

    as David Madlock
  • George Coe

    as Graham
  • Anne Pitoniak

    as Mrs. Foster
  • Mary Carver

    as Cleve's mother
  • Kathleen Lloyd

    as Annie
  • Sully Boyar

    as Monks
  • Charles Tyner

    as Harold, Cleve's father
  • E. Brian Dean

    as Taxi Driver
  • Jeffrey Josephson

    as Pearlman
  • Edward Blackoff

    as Thorn
  • Seymour Cassel

    as Carter
  • Branscombe Richmond

    as Longshoreman #1
Production Derek Gibson Executive Producer
Production John Daly Executive Producer
Art Gene Rudolf Production Design
Production Michael McLean Casting
Camera Fred Murphy Director of Photography
Editing David Rosenbloom Editor
Writing Larry Cohen Writer
Production Diane Dimeo Casting
Art Chris Butler Set Decoration
Sound Jay Ferguson Original Music Composer
Directing John Flynn Director
Camera Christopher Tufty Camera Operator
Sound Budd Carr Music Supervisor
Camera Lorey Sebastian Still Photographer
Sound Rick Kline Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Donald O. Mitchell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Kevin O’Connell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Robert Howland Art Direction
Directing Marilyn Bailey Script Supervisor
Sound Allan K. Rosen Music Editor
Sound Bill Phillips Supervising Sound Editor
Production Carter DeHaven Producer
Crew Fritz Braden Transportation Coordinator
Sound Lee Alexander Production Sound Mixer