Movies: Eszterhas's 'Greatest' Hits

Since Joe Eszterhas has seen fit to publish "The Devil's Guide to Hollywood" ( St. Martin's ), a guidebook to aspiring young screenwriters, we feel it only fair—journalistically speaking, of course—to revisit some of his work. Here, courtesy of the Internet Movie Database , is a look at some of this wordsmith's, um, greatest hits. No wonder his book's subtitle is "The Screenwriter as God!":

"Flashdance" (1983)

When you give up your dream, you die.

"Jagged Edge" (1985)

The guy had a rap sheet as long as my d---.

"Betrayed" (1988)

Cathy Weaver: He named his dog after Ronald Reagan.

Al Sanders: Well, he ain't all bad.

"Music Box" (1989)

You trust your heart, you gonna get it broken.

"Basic Instinct" (1992)

Nick: What did Manny Vasquez call you?

Catherine: "Bitch" mostly, but he meant it affectionately.

Looks like he got off before he got offed.

What are you going to do? Charge me with smoking?

"Showgirls" (1995)

There's always someone younger and hungrier coming down the stairs after you.

I used to love Doggy Chow!

Tony Moss: Nice dress.

Nomi Malone: Thanks, I bought it at Ver-sayce.

"Telling Lies in America" (1997)

Diney Majeski: Why you got to show off so much?

Karchy Jonas: Cause I ain't got that much to show.

"An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn" (1997)

It's worse than "Showgirls!"