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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Griffin, Kim Masters Narrator: John Slattery, Ron McLarty Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1996 ISBN: 9780743548328
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The tale of how Sony lost $3 billion in the entertainment business has already become a Hollywood legend. Hit and Run tells the improbable and often hilarious story of how two film packagers best known for spending other people's money went on a deliberate campaign to reinvent themselves as studio executives. With the exception of Batman, Jon Peters and Peter Guber were barely involved with the most successful films they "produced", but this unlikely team got Sony to give them one of the richest deals in Hollywood history.

In the fascinating Hit and Run, veteran reporters Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters explain the forces that drove Sony to seek salvation in Hollywood. They chronicle the true story behind Sony's raw deal with Peters and Guber -- from a costly flop and over-spending on talent to expensive firings and Heidi Fleiss.

Here on audio for the first time is the extraordinary account of what one studio chairman called "the most public [screwing] in the history of the business." Download and start listening now!

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  • “[A] sometimes comic and often outrageous tale.” 

    New York Times Book Review 

  • “[A] thorough, stylish book.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “A dead-on, damning indictment of Hollywood cupidity, stupidity, and excess.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Will undoubtedly titillate some [readers].” 

    Library Journal

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About the Author

Nancy Griffin is the West Coast editor of Esquire magazine and the former deputy editor of Premiere. She lives in Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning eight Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.