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Columbia Wants to Get Harry, Again

Instead of remaking a classic, Columbia Pictures is being far more clever. The Hollywood Reporter says Columbia plans to redo the 1986 action flick "Let's Get Harry."

If the title sounds vaguely familiar, you probably caught "Harry" on some random afternoon when it unspooled on HBO for the 5,000th time. The original focused on a rag-tag group of friends as they venture deep into Columbia to rescue their buddy Harry (Mark Harmon), an American engineer who has been taken hostage by a consortium of sweat-drenched drug lords. Director Stuart Rosenberg ("Cool Hand Luke") was so impressed with the final product, he demanded his name be striken from the record. This explains why the film's IMDb entry includes the ubiquitous pseudonym--and symbol of crap--"Alan Smithee" under the "Directed by" heading.

The new "Harry" will be written by Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. A director and stars have not been chosen.--Mac Slocum

Posted by Mac on August 7, 2003 9:18 AM
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