IS BASED ON…
The Last Detail – Darryl Ponicsan
This Oscar-nominated movie by director Hal Ashby is based on The Last Detail by Darryl Ponicsan.
The film which was written by screenwriter Robert Towne got nominated for three Oscars including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor in a leading Role (Jack Nicholson) and Best Supporting Actor (Randy Quaid).
The Last Detail was Ponicsan’s debut novel and the first to be adapted into a film. Ponicsan wrote a sequel set 30 years after the events in The Last Detail called Last Flag Flying which was published in 2005 and later adapted into a film of the same name and released in 2017.
Ponicsan helped write the screenplay for Last Flag Flying.