Born in 1927, Donald Aronow made a name for himself as the pioneer behind the modern-day speedboat. He devised several models of seafaring vessel that matured into industry standards, and personally built boats for such luminaries as George H.W. Bush, the Shah of Iran, and Lyndon Baines Johnson. Aronow’s signature creation, the so-called ‘cigarette boat’ (you know, the long and slim ones they use in Miami Vice) became a favorite of cocaine merchants due to its great speed and nimble maneuverability. This would bring Aronow some measure of fame and wealth beyond his wildest dreams, but on the downside, it also resulted in his unceremonious murder in 1987 near his boat-retail facility in Miami. The man lived an eventful life, and now his memory will receive the ultimate commemoration: a biopic-thriller in which John Travolta will most likely wear a goofy hairpiece.