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John Fusco

John Fusco

John Fusco is no stranger to writing about the American West, having previously scripted the hit Westerns Young Guns and Young Guns II. Fusco also served as an executive producer on both films, which starred Emilio Estevez as Billy the Kid. Additionally, Fusco wrote and produced the biopic The Babe, starring John Goodman as the legendary Babe Ruth; and wrote the Native American political thriller Thunderheart, starring Val Kilmer and Sam Shepard, and Loch Ness, starring Ted Danson as a scientist trying to prove the existence of the fabled monster.

In 1983, Fusco's first screenplay, written at New York University, brought him the National Focus Award for Best Screenplay. The following year, he again won the Focus Award for Best Screenplay for his second student script, a blues movie entitled Crossroads. Subsequently brought to the screen by director Walter Hill, Crossroads received widespread critical acclaim. It also featured a popular soundtrack by Ry Cooder, showcasing one of Fusco's personal heroes, Sonny Terry, on harmonica.

Fusco presently has three projects in production: an all Native American miniseries, DreamKeeper; the feature film Hildago, about endurance horse racing; and Rebels, a Revolutionary War epic.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

John Fusco Facts

OccupationScreenwriter

Selected Filmography

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