Luke Edwards

  1. Joseph Mazzello,  Radio Flyer, 1991.    Columbia won what was then the hottest script in town – and cowardly   chickened out of its subject, cast and debuting writer-director.  And called in Richard Donner – “hey, The Goonies was a great kids’ movie!” However, the main subject here was (or had been) child, abuse. When David Mickey Evans was still in charge of his own semi-autobio drama, Rosanna Arquette’s kids – well, Lorraine Bracco’s now – were James Badge Dale andbJoseph Mazzello as his younger brother, abused by their stepfather. Steven  Spielberg had produced Donner’s  Goonies, so he visited his new set… and signed young Joe for the first two Jurassic Parks,1992. DME turned his ruined script into a novel, The King of Pacoima (with no cuts) and directed 16 other movies by 2022.

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