Gregg Kilday
February 28, 1992 AT 05:00 AM EST

From late 1989 through mid-’91, around the time Radio Flyer was bought, Hollywood spent lavishly for original screenplays. Here’s a rundown on how some of the million-dollar babies have fared.

Script
Basic Instinct by Joe Eszterhas
Price in millions: 3
Status: Bought by Carolco; due for March release by TriStar

Script
Medicine Man by Tom Schulman
Price in millions: 2.5-3
Status: Bought by Cinergi; released Feb. by Hollywood; gross to date $19.7 million

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Cutthroat Island by Michael Beckner and Jim Gorman
Price in millions: 2
Status: Bought by Carolco; in development

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The Rest Of Daniel by Jeffrey Abrams
Price in millions: 2
Status: Bought by Warner Bros.; began filming Feb. 12

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The Last Boy Scout by Shane Black
Price in millions: 2.5
Status: Bought by Geffen Pictures; released Dec. ’91 by Warner Bros.; gross to date $7 million

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Original Sin by Joe Eszterhas
Price in millions: 1.55
Status: Bought by Cinergi; in development

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The Cheese Stands Alone by Kathy McWorter
Price in millions: 1
Status: Bought by Paramount; recently dropped from active development

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Hell Bent…And Back by Rick Jaffa and Doug Richardson
Price in millions: 1
Status: Bought by Hollywood; in development

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Texas Lead and Gold by Michael Beckner and Jim Gorman
Price in millions: 1
Status: Bought by Largo; in development

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The Ticking Man by Brian Helgeland and Manny Coto
Price in millions: 1
Status: Bought by Largo; in development

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