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Gary Kurtz

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Born: July 27, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Producer ...


Director (feature film)

Ride in the Whirlwind (1972) as Assistant Director
Three cowboys are pursued by a posse because of an unfortunate case of mistaken identity.
The Hostage (1966) as Assistant Director
Beach Ball (1965) as Assistant Director
A musician attempts to buy instruments for his rock and roll group, the Wigglers.

Cast (feature film)

People vs. George Lucas, The (2010)
A cultural examination of the conflicted dynamic between George Lucas and his fans over the past three decades. Uses a courtroom debate approach to explore the issues of film making and fanaticism around one of the industry's most famous franchises and its creator. The innovative film combines filmm

Cinematography (feature film)

The Shooting (1972) as Assistant Camera
A mysterious woman engages two bounty hunters to help her seek revenge.

Producer (feature film)

77 (2008)
A high school kid who has been making movies in his backyard longs to become a film director. A trip to Hollywood and a meeting with such role models as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg affirms his choice of career--but the kid is so in love with his highschool sweetheart he's reluctant to leave hi
Steal, The (1994) as Producer
Two port-ripened aristocrats in a disintegrating Morris Minor van pursue two semi-reluctant thieves in a similar but lovingly preserved Morris--all in the name of curtailing the excessive redevelopment of Golanda, a small Asian country in jeopardy of losing its identity for the growing tourism that'
Slipstream (1989) as Producer
A futuristic film which takes place after disasters have irrevocably changed and destroyed the world.
Return to Oz (1985) as Executive Producer
Dorothy returns to he magical land only to find it in ruin and under the control of an evil empire.
Dark Crystal, The (1982) as Producer
The last of the Gelfings, Jen and Kira join forces and embark on a dangerous journey to "heal" a precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their planet.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) as Producer
Luke Skywalker and his loyal band team up to do battle with Empire's forces who decide to enact revenge. Luke is taught by the Jedi master Yoda to master the "Force," something he will need when he meets Darth Vader in a startling confrontation.
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) as Producer
In a distant galaxy, a long time ago, young Luke Skywalker assembles his motley crew of allies including space rogue Han Solo and two "droids" -- C3PO and R2D2 -- to rescue Princess Leia, the rebel leader of her planet from the clutches of the evil Empire as embodied by its enforcer Darth Vader.
American Graffiti (1973)
Four high-school seniors face an uncertain future as they try to live through their last big school dance.
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) as Associate Producer
Two drifters race against a middle-aged man across America.
Chandler (1971) as Associate Producer
A former private eye lands in hot water when he agrees to protect a government witness.

Editing (feature film)

Imago (1970) as Film Editor
A young woman goes to a therapist for help with her sexual inhibitions. The doctor and his staff exploit her and ultimately destroy her sanity.
The Hostage (1966) as Film Editor

Sound (feature film)

Blood Bath (1966) as Sound

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Queen of Blood (1966) as Production Manager
The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. Alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent out from Earth. (The plot thickens! :) Eventually a surviving female is located and brought on to the human ship. The female is light green with an amazing hair-do. After some unsuccessful attempts by the human crew to feed her, she is more or less left to herself. (Ominous, is it not?) While most of the crew sleeps, the Alien female hypnotizes the astronaut on guard. When the crew awakens, she is sleeping, and the guard is DEAD! Brief examination shows that the Alien ate his blood. THE QUEEN OF BLOOD! Naturally, there is a lot of blood plasma on the ship, so they feed the alien using that supply. When they are almost home, however, yet another crew member is eaten, a fight breaks out, and the alien is accidentally killed before she can finish the third guy. Phew! The ship lands on Earth, finally! But there is trouble... The two remaining astronauts find a lot of eggs when they are about to leave the ship. Obviously the alien was a kind of bee-queen whose sole purpose was to spread their species to Earth, where there is a lot of yummy food... One of the astronauts tries to warn the arriving scientists of this danger, but they could not care less. Being scientists, they know what they are doing, so they collect the eggs and run happily along. The astronaut sums it up: "Well, at least I TRIED..."
The Hostage (1966) as Production Manager

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

Dark Crystal, The (1982)
The last of the Gelfings, Jen and Kira join forces and embark on a dangerous journey to "heal" a precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their planet.

Cast (special)

World's Most Dangerous Magic, The (1998)
Magicians attempt to perform death-defying stunts.

Producer (special)

Totally Outrageous -- Love (2001) as Executive Producer
Special that reveals how everyday couples fulfill their dreams, as they plan and implement their proposals and marriage vows.
Totally Outrageous -- Vacations (2001) as Executive Producer
Documentary about adventurous vacations. Highlights include: a travel company that invites ordinary people to become storm chasers; a man who attempts to become the first person to circle the globe by running; skydivers who leap from dizzying heights wearing lacey lingerie; deep-sea shark fishing of
Behind the Jump With Robbie Knievel (2000) as Executive Producer
A behind-the-scenes look at daredevil Robbie Knievel's attempt to jump his motorcycle across the Grand Canyon on live television.
Unmasked: Exposing the Secrets of Deception (1998) as Executive In Charge Of Production
Special exposes the techniques of deception used by psychic healers, self-described mentalists and high-stakes gamblers. Also examines crop circles that have been credited to extraterrestrials.
Unmasked: Exposing the Secrets of Deception (1998) as Executive Producer
Special exposes the techniques of deception used by psychic healers, self-described mentalists and high-stakes gamblers. Also examines crop circles that have been credited to extraterrestrials.
Salute to Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, A (1998) as Executive Producer
Special about the former CBS series, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," including behind-the-scenes footage and unaired clips.
Disneyland Presents Mickey's Nutcracker (1992) as Producer
A special of a stage version of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker," starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The composer's melodies are rendered in rap-style, swing-tap, country hoedown, jitterbug and Big Band.
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade (1992) as Producer (Disneyland)
A presentation of the 10th annual "Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade," live from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade (1991) as Segment Producer
A live broadcast of the annual Christmas parade from Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Animation (special)

Animated Odyssey, The (2000) as Animation Supervisor
Four-part animated special brings to life the story of Odysseus' 20-year adventure. Tales include his encounter with the evil giant Cyclops, the perils of Scylla and Charybdis, the witch Circe and Odysseus' amazing return home.

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