Bill Porter

Bill Porter

Bill Porter, right, met RECOiL writer/direct Brian DiMaio during a sales call in the mid 80’s. When Porter learned DiMaio was writing a film he insisted DiMaio write a part for him. DiMaio said a salesman had no place in the film industry. Porter was persistent and even provided a modified version of the script in which Porter played a starring role. The plot change involved a gangster and law-man playing an intense game of cat and mouse. After some initial screen tests DiMaio rejected the script changes as “amateurish” and, instead, gave Porter a minor role playing himself making a sales call that was later cut. Porter would go on to sell the script to Michael Mann who updated the script for a film called Heat.

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