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* ''Joe Kidd'' (1972), starring Creator/ClintEastwood

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* ''Joe Kidd'' ''Film/JoeKidd'' (1972), starring Creator/ClintEastwood


* ''Mr. Majestyk'' (1974): big screen the same year, starring Charles Bronson

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* ''Mr. Majestyk'' ''Film/MrMajestyk'' (1974): big screen the same year, starring Charles Bronson


Elmore Leonard (19252013) was an American novelist and screenwriter. He started as a writer of westerns, but switched to whodunits and modern pulp fiction, where he got the most acclaim. Several of his novels have been adapted to screen, both big and small, and he also wrote a few screenplays. His career spanned six decades, and he continued working up until his death.

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Elmore John Leonard (19252013) Jr. (October 11, 1925 August 20, 2013) was an American novelist and screenwriter. He started as a writer of westerns, Westerns, but switched to whodunits and modern pulp fiction, where he got the most acclaim. Several of his novels have been adapted to screen, both big and small, and he also wrote a few screenplays. His career spanned six decades, and he continued working up until his death.



Sadly, he was struck down by stroke and died on August 20, 2013 at his home in Detroit from complications of the stroke.

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Sadly, he was struck down by stroke and died on August 20, 2013 at his home in Detroit from complications of the stroke.stroke.


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* HillbillyMoonshiner: Son Martin in ''The Moonshine War''.


!!Some of his better-known novels:
* ''Three-Ten to Yuma'' (short story, 1953): adapted for the big screen [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma1957 in 1957]] and again [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma2007 in 2007]]

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!!Some of his better-known novels:
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* ''Three-Ten "Three-Ten to Yuma'' Yuma" (short story, 1953): adapted for the big screen [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma1957 in 1957]] and again [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma2007 in 2007]]2007]]
* "The Captives" (short story, 1955): adapted for the big screen as ''Film/TheTallT'' in 1957



* ''Stick'' (1983): made into a movie in 1985, directed by and starring Burt Reynolds

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* ''Stick'' (1983): made into a movie in 1985, directed by and starring Burt ReynoldsCreator/BurtReynolds


Elmore Leonard (19252013) was an American novelist and screenwriter. He started as a writer of westerns, but switched to whodunits and modern pulp fiction, where he has gotten the most acclaim. Several of his novels have been adapted to screen, both big and small, and he also wrote a few screenplays. His career spanned six decades, and he continued working up until his death.

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Elmore Leonard (19252013) was an American novelist and screenwriter. He started as a writer of westerns, but switched to whodunits and modern pulp fiction, where he has gotten got the most acclaim. Several of his novels have been adapted to screen, both big and small, and he also wrote a few screenplays. His career spanned six decades, and he continued working up until his death.



* ''The Switch'' (1978): Famously the book that Creator/QuentinTarantino accidently shoplifted as a kid. Big screen in 2013 as ''Life of Crime''.

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* ''The Switch'' (1978): Famously the book that Creator/QuentinTarantino accidently accidentally shoplifted as a kid. Big screen in 2013 as ''Life of Crime''.



* AntiVillain: The main characters of a novel that happen to be on the bad side of the law may have a few [[HiddenDepths rules]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards they do follow themselves]] that make them sometimes more trustworthy and noble than the cops hunting them.

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* AntiVillain: The main characters of a novel that happen to be on the bad side of the law may have a few [[HiddenDepths rules]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards they do follow themselves]] that make them sometimes more trustworthy and noble than the cops hunting them.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: Less between the Cops and Robbers - although the occasional CrookedCop may show up - than between the members of any given scheme going down, often between the AntiVillains who just want to get the jobs done and the villains willing to [[KillEmAll wipe out everybody]] without a care.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Less between the Cops and Robbers - although the occasional CrookedCop may show up - than between the members of any given scheme going down, often between the AntiVillains who just want to get the jobs job done and the villains willing to [[KillEmAll wipe out everybody]] without a care.



** Leonard's skill has been taking the ethos of the Wild West and transplanting it to modern day. Guys like Raylan Givens or Jack Foley wouldn't be out of place in 1880s Arizona. And Ben Wade would fit right in to modern-day Miami.

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** Leonard's skill has been was taking the ethos of the Wild West and transplanting it to the modern day. Guys like Raylan Givens or Jack Foley wouldn't be out of place in 1880s Arizona. And Ben Wade would fit right in to modern-day Miami.


* ''The Rosary Murders'' (1987), starring Donald Sutherland and an uncredited [[TheWhiteStripes Jack White]] (as an [[PlayingAgainstType altar boy]]!)

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* ''The Rosary Murders'' (1987), starring Donald Sutherland and an uncredited [[TheWhiteStripes [[Music/TheWhiteStripes Jack White]] (as an [[PlayingAgainstType altar boy]]!)


* BlackAndGrayMorality: Less between the Cops and Robbers - although the occasional CrookedCop may show up - than between the members of any given scheme going down, often between the AntiVillains who just want to get the jobs done and the {{Complete Monster}}s willing to [[KillEmAll wipe out everybody]] without a care.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Less between the Cops and Robbers - although the occasional CrookedCop may show up - than between the members of any given scheme going down, often between the AntiVillains who just want to get the jobs done and the {{Complete Monster}}s villains willing to [[KillEmAll wipe out everybody]] without a care.


* BlackAndGrayMorality: Less between the Cops and Robbers - although the occasional CrookedCop may show up - than between the members of any given scheme going down, often between the AntiVillains who just want to get the jobs done and the CompleteMonsters willing to [[KillEmAll wipe out everybody]] without a care.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Less between the Cops and Robbers - although the occasional CrookedCop may show up - than between the members of any given scheme going down, often between the AntiVillains who just want to get the jobs done and the CompleteMonsters {{Complete Monster}}s willing to [[KillEmAll wipe out everybody]] without a care.


* AntiHero: The main characters of a novel that happen to be law enforcement - hi, {=Raylan=}! - may have a few problems playing by the rules...

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* AntiHero: The main characters of a novel that happen to be law enforcement - hi, {=Raylan=}! [=Raylan=]! - may have a few problems playing by the rules...


* AntiHero: The main characters of a novel that happen to be law enforcement - hi, Ray1an! - may have a few problems playing by the rules...

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* AntiHero: The main characters of a novel that happen to be law enforcement - hi, Ray1an! {=Raylan=}! - may have a few problems playing by the rules...


%%* AffablyEvil
%%* AntiHero
%%* AntiVillain

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%%* AffablyEvil
%%* AntiHero
%%* AntiVillain
** Most of his other works include women who are quite capable at what they do, whether it's figuring out TheCaper or handling themselves in a fight.
* AffablyEvil: A good number of bad guys will be quite charming and chatty with you, up until the guns come out and TheCaper is underway.
* AntiHero: The main characters of a novel that happen to be law enforcement - hi, Ray1an! - may have a few problems playing by the rules...
* AntiVillain: The main characters of a novel that happen to be on the bad side of the law may have a few [[HiddenDepths rules]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards they do follow themselves]] that make them sometimes more trustworthy and noble than the cops hunting them.



%%* BlackAndGrayMorality
%%* CasualDangerDialog

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%%* BlackAndGrayMorality
%%* CasualDangerDialog
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Less between the Cops and Robbers - although the occasional CrookedCop may show up - than between the members of any given scheme going down, often between the AntiVillains who just want to get the jobs done and the CompleteMonsters willing to [[KillEmAll wipe out everybody]] without a care.
* CasualDangerDialog: Leonard was a master of cool chatter.



%%* KudzuPlot: The beauty of Leonard's prose is that it tends to un-complicate complicated plots. (Check out ''La Brava''.)

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%%* * HonorAmongThieves: Leonard might underscore a caper plot by having one or two of the crooks running their own scam against the others, or scheming to end up with all the loot with the others either dead or framed for the caper.
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KudzuPlot: The beauty of Leonard's prose is that it tends to un-complicate complicated plots. (Check out ''La Brava''.)



%%* OnlyInFlorida: While UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} gets a lot of love, Elmore also sets a lot of action in Florida.

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%%* * OnlyInFlorida: While UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} gets a lot of love, Elmore also sets a lot of action in Florida.



%%* ThePlan: He's got a funny way of making them ''seem'' pretty simple.

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%%* * ThePlan: He's got a funny way of making them ''seem'' pretty simple.



%%* TooDumbToLive: His villains typically have at least one [[StupidCrooks comically incompetent member]] in the group, though it's even odds if it's actually their fault when they lose.

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%%* * TooDumbToLive: His villains typically have at least one [[StupidCrooks comically incompetent member]] in the group, though it's even odds if it's actually their fault when they lose.


* ''Three-Ten to Yuma'' (short story, 1953): adapted for the big screen [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma1957 in 1957]] and again [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma in 2007]]

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* ''Three-Ten to Yuma'' (short story, 1953): adapted for the big screen [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma1957 in 1957]] and again [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma [[Film/ThreeTenToYuma2007 in 2007]]


* ActionGirl: Elmore features strong, independent, and sometimes ''very violent'' leading ladies. Karen Sisco is perhaps his best-known heroine.
* AffablyEvil
* AntiHero
* AntiVillain

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* ActionGirl: Elmore features Karen Sisco is a strong, independent, and sometimes ''very violent'' leading ladies. Karen Sisco is perhaps his best-known heroine.
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lady.
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AffablyEvil
* %%* AntiHero
* %%* AntiVillain



* BlackAndGrayMorality
* CasualDangerDialog: Good examples abound in his fiction.
* ChekhovsGun: Best example -- the ice-cream cone in ''The Hot Kid''.

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* %%* BlackAndGrayMorality
* CasualDangerDialog: Good examples abound in his fiction.
%%* CasualDangerDialog
* ChekhovsGun: Best example -- the The ice-cream cone in ''The Hot Kid''.



* HelloAttorney: Several examples, most notably Carolyn Wilder in ''City Primeval''.
* KudzuPlot: The beauty of Leonard's prose is that it tends to un-complicate complicated plots. (Check out ''La Brava''.)

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* HelloAttorney: Several examples, most notably Carolyn Wilder in ''City Primeval''.
* %%* KudzuPlot: The beauty of Leonard's prose is that it tends to un-complicate complicated plots. (Check out ''La Brava''.)



* OnlyInFlorida: While UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} gets a lot of love, Elmore also sets a lot of action in Florida.

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* %%* OnlyInFlorida: While UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} gets a lot of love, Elmore also sets a lot of action in Florida.



* ThePlan: He's got a funny way of making them ''seem'' pretty simple.

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* %%* ThePlan: He's got a funny way of making them ''seem'' pretty simple.



* TooDumbToLive: His villains typically have at least one [[StupidCrooks comically incompetent member]] in the group, though it's even odds if it's actually their fault when they lose.

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* %%* TooDumbToLive: His villains typically have at least one [[StupidCrooks comically incompetent member]] in the group, though it's even odds if it's actually their fault when they lose.

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* ''Killshot'' (1989): [[Film/{{Killshot}} big screen in 2008]]


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* BankRobbery: Jack Foley, in ''Out of Sight'' and ''Road Dogs'', is a GentlemanThief bank robber, who never used a gun on a job and still robbed more than 250 banks.


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* ConspicuouslyPublicAssassination: In ''Pronto'', mob hitman Tommy Bucks lampshades the fact that he can walk into a crowded restaurant, shoot his target in the head and then walk out without any witnesses being able to fully identify him. It is implied that he killed people like this in the past but the one time he tries to do so in the book he is instead met by US Marshal Raylan Givens. Raylan plays out his own version of this trope since he is perfectly willing to gun down Tommy in a public place even if Tommy does not draw his gun first. Tommy murdered a man right in front of Raylan and was not charged with the crime so Raylan is determined to prove to Tommy that ultimately one cannot get away with committing a murder in front of a US Marshal.


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* FBIAgent: The plot of ''Pronto'' starts off because an FBI agent wants to build a racketeering case against a Miami mobster. He tries to pressure a local bookie into testifying against the mobster by making it seem like the bookie was stealing from the mob. However, by the time people start getting killed because of this scheme, the FBI agent had decided that the mobster is too small-time and abandons the investigation. It is up to US Marshal Raylan Givens to clean up the mess the FBI has created.
* GentlemanThief: Jack Foley, from ''Out of Sight'' and ''Road Dogs''. While he worked as a bank robber, he made a point of never using a gun while robbing more banks than anyone else in the FBI databanks.
* GoodIsNotSoft: In ''Pronto'', Italian-born mafioso Tommy Bucks considers Americans to be soft and prides himself on being a hard man who can kill someone in cold blood without a second thought. US Marshal Raylan Givens is an honest American police officer and thus Tommy assumes that Raylan is ultimately soft. He holds unto this belief until the very end when he finally realizes that Raylan is quite willing and capable of just shooting Tommy dead in the middle of a crowded restaurant.


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* OrganTheft: ''Raylan'' features a couple crooks doing this, but in a variation they're not selling the organs to others, but essentially holding them hostage for money from the person they were taken from, bypassing the whole comparability issue.


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* PretenderDiss: In ''Pronto'', Nicky is a mobster wannabe who bluffed his way into a job with a small-time Miami mob boss. When he and ProfessionalKiller Tommy Bucks go to Italy, Tommy and the Italian mafiosi quickly realize how big a poser Nicky is and insult him to his face. Since Nicky does not know Italian, it takes him days to understand that he is being insulted.


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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In ''Split Images'', Detroit homicide detective Bryan Hurd is an obvious stand-in for Detroit homicide detective Raymond Cruz. Cruz appeared in some of Leonard's prior work, which was being optioned at the time.


* BlackAndGreyMorality

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* BlackAndGreyMoralityBlackAndGrayMorality



* UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}: Elmore obviously loves his adopted hometown.



* WildWest: What he started writing before switching to modern urban crime thrillers halfway through his career.

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* WildWest: TheWestern: What he started writing before switching to modern urban crime thrillers halfway through his career.

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