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Peter Farrelly is a screenwriter, producer, director and novelist from Cumberland, Rhode Island. Cumberland is a town located in Providence County, Rhode Island, incorporated in 1746. ...


He graduated from Providence College which he described as a "beer fest", before getting a job as a salesman in Boston, Massachusetts. Farrelly said he was never proud to say he was a salesman when he was going out at night with his friends. It was on his many driving sales trips that Farrelly became inspired to be a writer, and would think up many stories in his head while out on the road. He finally decided to take a plunge and pursue writing full time, which prompted him to quit his job and head to Cape Cod, Massachusetts where he got a job as a waiter. On one of the tables he was waiting, Farrelly struck up a conversation with a writing professor from UMass-Amherst, who encouraged Farrelly to apply to graduate school. Farrelly said he didn't think his chances were good, considering he did poorly in college but the professor said not everything is judged by grades. With what would later be Outside Providence, Farrelly submitted the work and was pleasantly surprised that he was accepted. He studied writing for a while at UMass-Amherst, but was ultimately dissatisfied with the program, and transferred to Columbia College in New York City, which Farrelly said he found very satisfying. He later became interested in screenwriting which lead him to directing, which was a career decision made by him after seeing many of his works sold but unproduced. City nickname: Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe), Athens of America Location Location in Massachusetts Government Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 89. ... Cape Cod Cape Cod (1033 km²) is an arm-shaped peninsula forming the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States. ... Columbia College is the name of several institutions of higher education. ... New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ...


Together with his brother, Bobby Farrelly, he has written, directed, and produced several comedy films including There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, Shallow Hal, Me, Myself and Irene and Stuck on You. While having been associated with gross out comedies, the duo have managed to stray away from that and direct comedies with a heart like the recent Fever Pitch, set, like many of their films around New England. Bobby Farrelly is a screenwriter, producer and director from Cumberland, Rhode Island. ... Theres Something About Mary, released in 1998 by 20th Century Fox, is a combination of romantic comedy and gross-out film directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly (the Farrelly brothers). ... Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 comedy film starring Jim Carrey as Lloyd Christmas and Jeff Daniels as Harry Dunne. ... Look up Kingpin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Categories: Automobile stubs | Automotive steering technologies ... Categories: Movie stubs | 2001 films ... Me, Myself and Irene is a 2000 Farrelly Brothers comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger. ... Stuck on You is a 2003 Farrelly Brothers comedy film starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. ... Fever Pitch is the title of a 1992 book by British author Nick Hornby, which was the basis for a British film of 1997 and as of August 2004 was slated for a Hollywood remake in 2005. ...


Peter Farrelly is also a published novelist, with works including Outside Providence and The Comedy Writer. A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... The Comedy Writer is a novel by Peter Farrelly. ...


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Peter Farrelly is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist from Cumberland, Rhode Island.
Farrelly said he didn't think his chances were good, considering he did poorly in college but the professor said not everything is judged by grades.
Peter Farrelly is also a published novelist, with works including Outside Providence and The Comedy Writer.
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