If the “Deadly Plunge” were made into a movie here is my idea about a dream cast.
Sam is the male protagonist in the “Last of the Seals.” Sam is a San Francisco Seals baseball player as the story begins. He is at the end of his career in baseball and is beginning his career as a private investigator. Sam is a tough guy and was a war hero in World War II fighting on D Day and at the Battle of the Bulge.
The best actor to play Sam would be Jon Hamm (upper left) . He could portray a man who is admired by men and is attractive to women
Amelia is the main female character in the “Last of the Seals”. She is a TWA stewardess and has fallen head-over-heels in love with Sam. Amelia has helped Sam unravel some mysteries and has shown a real knack as a PI. Amelia is 25 years old, blonde hair and big blue eyes. She is often told that she looks like Grace Kelly.
I think Evan Rachel Wood (left second row) would be perfect to play Amelia. An enchanting beauty who can be tough when she needs to be.
Vince is a seasoned San Francisco Police Detective and Sam’s best friend. He grew up in a tough neighborhood in San Francisco and is known for his gravelly voice and tough demeanor.
Bruce Campbell (lower left) , who stars in the TV series “Burn Notice” as Sam, would be a great Vince. He certainly could be an intimidating, hard-boiled detective.
Deborah Messing (upper right) would make a good Maggie Bolender. Maggie is the seductive, brassy social climber who hires Sam Slater to find out why her husband jumped off of the Golden Gate Bridge and why he secretly owned a house on Eddy Street. Maggie also spends considerable effort to seduce Sam.
Bolender’s sudden death begins the story in “Deadly Plunge.” He is a well-connected, rich, politically active San Francisco attorney. He has been developing increasing extreme political views which has been alienating some friends. When Arthur’s wife suddenly dies he falls under the spell of the sexy Maggie. He also secretly purchases a house where he begins plotting with a group of political zealots. Tom Wilkinson (lower right) would be a good Arthur Bolender.
Lt. Col. Stephen McKinnon
The intimidating Lt. Col. Stephen McKinnon would be well played by the tough-as-nails Chris Cooper (left, third row) . McKinnon is the fanatical leader of the political group meeting at the Eddy Street house who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
Blanco is the ruthless ex-con who provides the muscle behind Lt. Col. McKinnon’s plans. The great actor Benico del Toro (right third row) would embody the menacing presence of Blanco who also develops an obsession for Amelia.
Actor Brian Cox (lower right) would be a good choice to play the Soviet diplomat Vladimir Ivanhow. Vladimir becomes involved with McKinnon and Bolender is plotting a political assassination in San Francisco. Ivanhow has clandestine meetings to pass secret documents from the Soviet Consulate.