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Born: April 11, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Motorcycle Gang (1994) as Director
A dysfunctional family must work together to rescue their teenage daughter from a motorcycle gang.
2.
Flight of the Intruder (1991) as Director
Story set in 1972 in the South China Sea, about the missions of the Intruder, an A-6 low altitude bomber designed for flying in all weather conditions and at night, with no defensive weapons.
3.
Farewell to the King (1989) as Director
In the last days of World War II, a British captain is parachuted into Borneo to organize resistance against the Japanese. In order to accomplish his mission, he must deal with an American who has made himself almost a God in the eyes of the local inhabitants.
4.
Red Dawn (1984) as Director
When the Soviet Union and Cuba invade the United States and paratroop into a small mid-western town, a group of teens band together to fight off their occupiers.
5.
Conan The Barbarian (1982) as Director
Young Conan's parents are murdered by a horde of vicious warriors who then enslave the young child for years. He is eventually released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness seeking vengeance on the man responsible for his family's murder.
6.
Big Wednesday (1978) as Director
Three surfing friends reunite after each has served in the Vietnam War.
7.
The Wind and the Lion (1975) as Director
An Arab chief triggers an international incident when he kidnaps an American widow and her children.

Cast (feature film)

8.
Milius (2013)
Filmmaker John Milius is an influential storyteller of his generation who co-wrote many iconic films such as "Apocalypse Now," "Jaws," and "Conan the Barbarian." A larger than life personality, Milius speaks with zero filter which at times can be as unpopular as it is celebrated. Here, we follow Mil
9.
Riding Giants (2004) as Himself
An insider's look at the origins of surfing, the colorful and subversive birth of surf culture, and the mythology and lure of the "big wave." This passionate and fluid film is the first authentic history of surfing from its humble Hawaiian beginnings to the big business it became to the still rebell
10.
Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy On the Right (1996) as Himself
An unusually detailed look at one of Hollywood's long-time leading character actors, Ben Johnson--the epitome of the Western man. Part-Irish and part-Cherokee, the rugged Oklahoma native worked as a cowboy from age 11; Johnson arrived in tinsel town in a carload of horses, as a wrangler delivering s
11.
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
A documentary on the making of the 1979 feature film "Apocalypse Now."
12.
Deadhead Miles (1982) as 2nd state trooper
A picaresque tale in which a trucker steals a truck, picks up a tramp for company and heads west. En route he encounters an array of bizarre characters including a mysterious man in black, who drives a hearse and seems to incarnate the American past.

Writer (feature film)

13.
Red Dawn (2012)
A group of small town American teens band together to fight off an invasion and take back the land they love.
14.
Texas Rangers (2001) as Screenwriter
In the 1870s, on the lawless border between Texas and Mexico, the oldest law enforcement agency in America was born: the Texas Rangers, who became an enduring symbol of honor and valor. It was a time when Mexican banditos were raiding the border, Indian tribes were battling for their traditional lands and settlers were pushing west by the thousands lured by the promise of a new life. The rustic country along the Rio Grande River was in chaos as gangs raided farms and family ranches, then took refuge south of the river, beyond the reach of local sheriffs and the US Army. Only the Texas Rangers had a chance to turn the tide and bring justice back to the people. One legendary man, Leander McNelly, is chosen to lead a band of unlikely heroes- many of them young, inexperienced men -in a battle with the renegade outlaws who made the Texas frontier the most dangerous place in America.
15.
Clear and Present Danger (1994) as Screenwriter
The story of a covert war waged against Colombian drug lords by the Central Intelligence Agency.
16.
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) as From Story
The story of the legendary Native American leader, from 1881 until his death in 1909, focusing on his adversarial relationship with U.S. Cavalry Lt. Charles Gatewood. Gatewood tried to convince Geronimo to settle on a reservation, rather than face certain death.
17.
Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) as Screenwriter
The story of the legendary Native American leader, from 1881 until his death in 1909, focusing on his adversarial relationship with U.S. Cavalry Lt. Charles Gatewood. Gatewood tried to convince Geronimo to settle on a reservation, rather than face certain death.
18.
Farewell to the King (1989) as Screenwriter
In the last days of World War II, a British captain is parachuted into Borneo to organize resistance against the Japanese. In order to accomplish his mission, he must deal with an American who has made himself almost a God in the eyes of the local inhabitants.
19.
Extreme Prejudice (1987) as From Story
Jack Benteen and Cash Bailey were childhood friends. Now Jack is a Texas Ranger and Cash is a ruthless drug lord who works out of Mexico. The two face off on opposite sides of the border, Jack determined to clean up the drug traffic, and Cash equally determined to preserve his lucrative business.
20.
Red Dawn (1984) as Screenwriter
When the Soviet Union and Cuba invade the United States and paratroop into a small mid-western town, a group of teens band together to fight off their occupiers.
21.
Conan The Barbarian (1982) as Screenwriter
Young Conan's parents are murdered by a horde of vicious warriors who then enslave the young child for years. He is eventually released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness seeking vengeance on the man responsible for his family's murder.
22.
1941 (1979) as From Story
In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion.
23.
Apocalypse Now (1979) as Screenwriter
An Army captain travels to Cambodia during the Vietnam War to terminate a renegade officer.
24.
Big Wednesday (1978) as Screenwriter
Three surfing friends reunite after each has served in the Vietnam War.
25.
Melvin Purvis, G-man (1976) as From Story
A breezy, fictional account of the dogged pursuit by cigar-chomping lawman Purvis of notorious public enemy Machine Gun Kelly throughout the Midwest in 1933. Writers Milius and Nolan portray Purvis as pure bravado swathed in a flamboyant fur-collared overcoat, and Kelly's gang as a collection of ine
26.
Melvin Purvis, G-man (1976) as Screenwriter
A breezy, fictional account of the dogged pursuit by cigar-chomping lawman Purvis of notorious public enemy Machine Gun Kelly throughout the Midwest in 1933. Writers Milius and Nolan portray Purvis as pure bravado swathed in a flamboyant fur-collared overcoat, and Kelly's gang as a collection of ine
27.
The Wind and the Lion (1975) as Screenwriter
An Arab chief triggers an international incident when he kidnaps an American widow and her children.
28.
Magnum Force (1973) as From Story
A maverick San Francisco police detective hunts down a band of vigilante cops.
29.
Magnum Force (1973) as Screenwriter
A maverick San Francisco police detective hunts down a band of vigilante cops.
30.
Jeremiah Johnson (1972) as Screenwriter
An ex-soldier moves to the Colorado wilderness but cannot escape civilization.
31.
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) as Orig scr
A self-appointed judge cleans up a corrupt western town twice.
32.
Evel Knievel (1971) as Screenwriter
Biography of Evel Knievel (George Hamilton), the famed motorcycle daredevil, much of which was filmed in his home town of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life just before a big jump.
33.
The Devil's 8 (1969) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

34.
Fatal Beauty (1987) as Executive Producer
Narcotics officer Rita Rizzoli is working on a case involving some cocaine called "Fatal Beauty." A gang has stolen the shipment of the drug that is so unusually pure that it is leaving a trail of dead bodies. Rita teams up with Mike, who is employed by the original owner of the cocaine to help track the thieves down before anyone else dies.
35.
Uncommon Valor (1983) as Producer
A man's son has been missing in Vietnam for ten years. No longer able to live the nightmare of not knowing whether his son is dead or alive, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Utilizing the strength of his own convictions, he enlists the help of a number of men to rescue his son and all the MIAs.
36.
Used Cars (1980) as Executive Producer
When his boss is killed, a car salesman tries to save the lot and his job.
37.
Hardcore (1979) as Executive Producer
When the wealthy and conservative Jake Van Dorn learns that his daughter is appearing in pornographic films, he desperately tries to locate her and bring her home. Van Dorn begins talking to pimps, prostitutes and other members of a world he has never known to find his daughter, and eventually poses as an X-rated film producer hoping that she will show up for an job interview.
38.
1941 (1979) as Executive Producer
In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

39.
Lone Wolf Mcquade (1983) as Technical Advisor (Spiritual)
Texas Ranger and martial arts expert J.J. McQuade's reluctance to follow the rulles has earned him the nickname "Lone Wolf." When McQuade attempts to catch the druglord who is selling United States military weapons to Central American terrorists, it results in the death of an old friend. McQuade is

Misc. Crew (feature film)

40.
North Shore (1987) as Assistance
A greenhorn surfer (Adler) from Arizona travels to the beaches of Hawaii, where he's taken under the wing of a friendly beach dude (Philbin), a philosophical beach dude (Harrison), and a bitchin' beach babe (Peeples). Gnarly surf footage, bud!

Cast (special)

41.
Heart of Darkness (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary that examines the Joseph Conrad novel, "Heart of Darkness." The program shows how Conrad's experiences in the Congo are interlaced with his narrator's description of a journey from idealism through moral decay to primeval savagery. Francis Ford Coppola discusses the themes he adapted fro
42.
Hustons: Hollywood's Maverick Dynasty, The (1998) as Interviewee
Profiles of actor Walter Huston, director John Huston and actor Anjelica Huston.

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

43.
Rough Riders (1997) as Screenwriter
Two-part miniseries depicting the story of how Teddy Roosevelt led a regiment of cavalry in a charge up San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War in 1898.

Cast (short)

44.
LION ROARS AGAIN, THE (1975)
This MGM promotional short advertises the studios resurgence into the movie industry in the mid-1970s.

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