One man links The Deer Hunter, Blade Runner, The Italian Job, Don't Look Now, The Wicker Man and The Man Who Fell To Earth. Producer Michael Deeley, an urbane Englishman in Hollywood, had to fight wars to get these movies made, from defending the legendary sex scene of Don't Look Now from a disapproving Warren Beatty to seizing control of Convoy from a cocaine-ridden Sam Peckinpah. This is a no-holds-barred look at the true stories behind some of the greatest cult movies ever made.
Michael Deeley's films as producer include The Italian Job (1969), The Man Who Fell to Earth (1975), The Deer Hunter (1978, for which he won an Oscar), and Blade Runner (1982). As MD and later owner of British Lion Films he oversaw Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now (1973) and Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man (1973), and went on to become President of EMI Films Inc. He is a founding member and Deputy Chairman of The British Screen Advisory Council.