Dennis Shryack, American screenwriter, Died at 80


Dennis Shryack was born on August 25, 1936, and died on September 14, 2016.

He was an American screenwriter.

His credits included The Gauntlet in 1977, Code of Silence (1985), starring Chuck Norris, and Turner & Hooch (1989), which stars Tom Hanks and Beasley the Dog.

He also co-wrote the screenplay for Pale Rider in 1985, directed by Clint Eastwood, which became the highest grossing Western film of the 1980s, taking in the $41 million (the equivalent of nearly $92 million in 2016).

He often collaborated on screenplays with other writers, including penning seven films with Michael Butler, as well as partnerships with Michael Blodgett on Turner & Hooch and Run in 1991.

He co-wrote a series of films starring Chuck Norris, beginning with Code of Silence in 1985.

He successfully negotiated for $1 million for the script he co-wrote for Turner & Hooch (1989)

He died from congestive heart failure in Duluth, Minnesota.

Dennis Shryack was survived by his wife, Kathy, and children, daughter, Jennifer, and son, Chris.

Dennis Shryack passed at 80 years old.