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The Arm

The book The Arm was made into the movie The Big Town.

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Book details for The Arm

The Arm was written by Howard Clark. The book was published in 1967 by Fawcett Publications, Inc.. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Movie details for The Big Town

The movie was released in 1987 and directed by Ben Bolt (II) and Harold Becker, who also directed The Black Marble (1980), Taps (1981), Vision Quest (1985) and Mercury Rising (1998). The Big Town was produced by Sony Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Dern, Lee Grant, Tom Skerritt, Suzy Amis, David Marshall Grant, Don Francks, Del Close, Meg Hogarth, Cherry Jones, Mark Danton, David Elliott (IX), Steve Yorke, Chris Owens, Sean McCann, Kevin Fox, Marc Strange and Don Lake.

 

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Matt Dillon stars as a small-time gambler in 1950's Chicago. He moves from rural Illinois to Chicago to pursure his incredible luck at dice. While working for professional gamblers, he falls in love with both a stripper (Diane Lane) and a pretty unwed mot... Read More
Matt Dillon stars as a small-time gambler in 1950's Chicago. He moves from rural Illinois to Chicago to pursure his incredible luck at dice. While working for professional gamblers, he falls in love with both a stripper (Diane Lane) and a pretty unwed mother (Suzy Amis). Starring: Diane Lane (2003 Academy AwardŽ Nominee Unfaithful, Under the Tuscan Sun), Matt Dillon (Drugstore Cowboy), Tommy Lee Jones (Academy Award Winner, 1994 The Fugitive, The Missing), Bruce Dern (Academy Award Nominee 1978 Coming Home), Lee Grant (Academy Award Winner, 1976 Shampoo).