Permanent Midnight is a 1998 film starring Ben Stiller and Maria Bello.
It tells the story of television writer Jerry Stahl (Ben Stiller), who
was a once successful television writer, known for the series ALF. Jerry
becomes addicted to heroin and this film tells the story of his battle
with addiction. The novel Permanent Midnight was written by Jerry Stahl
and the screenplay was written by David Veloz, who also directed the
picture. Jerry Stahl continues to write novels today.