Former rock critic Wesley Strick has been a screenwriter since Warner Bros. accepted his screenplay for Final Analysis in 1984. In addition to penning or co-penning scripts to such subsequent films as True Believer (1989), Arachnophobia (1990), and Return to Paradise (1998), Strick has also written occasionally for television. Those credits include the pilot for Eddie Dodd, a series that aired on ABC. A native of New York City, Strick graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with an English degree. He became a rock critic in the late '70s and wrote for such periodicals as Rolling Stone, Creem, and Circus.