Film accountant Robert Kocourek dies

Original 'Taking of Pelham' among his credits

Robert Kocourek, a feature film production accountant, died of liver failure Sept. 4 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, his home for the past decade. He was 59.

Kocourek's career found him working in places like Mexico, Morocco, Ireland, Argentina, England, Greece and South Korea on films including "Inchon" (1981), "Air America" (1990), "Evita" (1996), "Angela's Ashes" (1999) and "Apocalytpo" (2006).

His first major feature assignments were the original "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974) and "The Brink's Job" (1978).

Kocourek began working in film promotion for Floyd L. Peterson Prods. In 1970, he was the production accountant for Robert Downey Sr.'s "Pound," produced by Peterson for UA.

Kocourek later worked at Dino De Laurentiis' DEG in New York and, in the 1980s, at Carolco Pictures.
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