The Death and Life of Bobby Z
adapted as "Bobby Z"

The Death and Life of Bobby Z by Don Winslow

The Death and Life of Bobby Z
Don Winslow

Publisher: Knopf
ISBN-10: 0-679-45429-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-679-45429-8
Published: April 1997

Synopsis: When Tim Kearney draws a license plate across the throat of a Hell's Angel, he's pretty much a dead man. It's his third crime and, according to California law, that gives him "life without the possibility of parole." Killing a Hell's Angel also makes him a dead man on any prison yard in California. That's when the DEA makes Kearney an offer: impersonate the late, legendary dope smuggler Bobby Z so that the agency can trade him to Don Huertero -- northern Mexico's drug kingpin -- for a captured DEA agent. Tim Kearney bears an uncanny resemblance to Bobby Z, and, with some training, he might be able to pass.

Or not. But, really, what choice does he have?

So, he's off to a compound in the middle of a desert that's been designed by Huertero's number-two man to look like the Arab fort in his favorite movie, Beau Jeste ("The Santa Fe thing had been done to death.") Kearney's surprised when he meets Bobby Z's old flame, Elizabeth, who was never mentioned in his training, and her son, who she claims belongs to him. It's a short vacation by the pool before Kearney's on the run from drug lords, bikers, Indians, and cops ... and the kid's along for the ride.

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Bobby Z (DVD Cover)

Bobby Z
John Herzfeld, Director

Theatrical release date: 09/04/2007
DVD release date: 09/04/2007
Studio: Sony

Cast: Tim Kearney (Paul Walker), Tad Gruzsa (Laurence Fishburne), Elizabeth (Olivia Wilde), Brian (Jason Flemying), Johnson (Keith Carradine), Bobby Z (Jason Lewis)

Rating: R
Running time: 97 minutes

This film was not released theatrically in the US.

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