With The Outfit and Rolling Thunder, Best Seller is the third movie you have to see if you want to have a good idea of John Flynn's career. Here we have an interesting study of the creative process with the description of Brian Dennehy's character, a policeman suffering from the writer's block. An excellent little thriller of the 80's written by Larry Cohen. Highly recommended.
Low-key by current standards, but saturated throughout with a genuine, darkly-humored unease. After a terrific opening sequence dealing with a heist-full of robbers in Nixon masks, and a first act during which I was intrigued by the seeming possibility that the Woods' character was all in Dennehy's head, it settles into a sort of battle of wills between Dennehy's bruised idealism and Woods' sentimental psychopathy.