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Born: May 22, 1938 Cause of Death:
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Little Thing Called Murder, A (2006)
The true story of Sante Kimes, a sociopathic liar, thief and murderer who climbed her way to the top of society by marrying a wealthy man and having his child. After his sudden death, her son Kenny became her pawn and she trained him in the arts of crime including assisting her in multiple murders.
2.
Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl (2004) as Director
A contemporary version of the romantic comedy by Neil Simon based on the 1977 feature of the same name. Paula is a divorced mother, and ex-Broadway dancer, who learns that her lover has left her only when aspiring actor Elliot arrives to sublet the apartment in the middle of the night. Their uneasy
3.
Marci X (2003) as Director
Marci, a spoiled Jewish American Princess, is forced to take control of her father's hard-core rap label, Felony Assault, when her mogul dad, Ben Feld, has a stress-induced heart attack due to the controversy surrounding the label's hip-hop song "Shoot Ya' Teacha" by Dr. Snatchcatcher. To rescue her
4.
Sports Pages, The (2001) as Director
A sports anthology telefilm featuring two classic stories from the annals of sports. "How Doc Waddems Finally Broke 100," is about a by-the-book golfer who is murdered by his golf partner. "The Heidi Bowl," is a fictitious retelling of the events of the infamous 1968 Jets-Raiders football game telec
5.
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001) as Director
Memoir of Neil Simon's formative years in New York as a television comedy writer. Recreating the golden age of television when comedy was king and Simon was a writer of "Your Show of Shows" starring Sid Caesar, the telefilm takes viewers into the eclectic, volatile writers' den and into the life of
6.
Pentagon Wars, The (1998) as Director
Satiric look at the Pentagon, tells the true story of wild government spending focusing on the Pentagon's use of $14 billion of American taxpayers' money to fund a new troop carrier that they knew would never work. Air Force Colonel James Burton attempts to expose the waste, and at the same time, th
7.
Tourist Trap (1998) as Director
George Piper, a bored nine-to-five banker, is obsessed by the heroism of his great-great-great grandfather, Civil War veteran Jeremiah Piper. In an attempt to ignite a spark in his life while at the same time bringing his family back together, he rents a deluxe RV and plans a family vacation. With a
8.
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) as Director
Connie Doyle is a Jersey girl who moves to New York City to find her fortune. Connie promptly meets con man Steve DeCunzo who lets her move in with him. When she becomes pregnant, however, he refuses to accept any responsibility. Alone and destitute, Connie seeks refuge in Grand Central station and mistakenly boards a Boston-bound passenger train where she meets another pregnant woman, Patricia Winterbourne, who's on her way to meet her wealthy in-laws for the first time. The wheel of fortune turns and the train derails, killing both Patricia and her husband Hugh. Connie wakes up eight days later with a newborn son and a new identity. The next thing she knows, she's being taken to the Winterbourne Mansion in Marblehead, Massachusetts where her 'new family' awaits her arrival. The surviving grandson and daughter-in-law immediately become the focus of Grace Winterbourne's life, easing the pain from the loss of her son. But for Connie, winning over Bill--Hugh's surviving twin--proves more daunting.
9.
Milk Money (1994) as Director
Twelve-year-old Frank Wheeler and his two best friends--all on the brink of puberty--decide that it's about time they see a real live naked lady. So they pool their milk money, set out on their bicycles, and leave the suburbs for the big city, where women are rumored to be willing to take their clot
10.
Made In America (1993) as Director
A light-skinned 17 year-old girl, conceived by artificial insemination and believing that her father is dead, discovers that he is alive, white, and the obnoxious local cable tv car salesman. She, her African-American bookstore-owner mother, and her newly found father must deal with what this revelation means for them.
11.
Downtown (1990) as Director
A new member of the police force learns the tricks of the trade from his more experienced partner.
12.
Mermaids (1990) as Director
Set in 1963, a mother is reluctant to settle down even at the request of her two teenage daughters.
13.
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) as Director
An eccentric widower falls in love with a beautiful alien.
14.
Little Nikita (1988) as Director
A teenager discovers his parents are "sleeper" KGB agents who, after being inactive for 20 years, are called upon to run one last dangerous mission.
15.
Money Pit, The (1986) as Director
A young couple living together commits to purchasing their dreamhouse with a sale price too good to be true.
16.
City Heat (1984) as Director
A Kansas City police lieutenant who is on the trail of a horde of underworld scumbags with a private detective that keeps getting in his way.
17.
Racing With The Moon (1984) as Director
Drama about two blue-collar young men in a small California seacoast town in 1942 as they prepare to enlist in the Marines, but plan to have some romantic flings before they go off to war.
18.
My Favorite Year (1982) as Director
A flamboyant star throws a TV comedy show into chaos.

Cast (feature film)

19.
Henry Poole Is Here (2008)
Henry Poole just wants to disappear. Shattered by circumstances beyond his control, he offers full price on a cookie cutter house in a drab, middle-class, L.A. neighborhood through his perky realtor Meg. But just as he settles in to his indulgent isolation with a case of vodka and all the junk food
20.
Keeping Up With The Steins (2006)
Like the young Indian braves of long ago, Benjamin Fiedler is about to undergo an initiation rite that will take him from boy to man. But rather than face the perils of the hunt, he must endure something far worse--a Bar Mitzvah in Brentwood, California. It's not enough that Benjamin must stand in f
21.
Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl (2004) as Oliver Frey
A contemporary version of the romantic comedy by Neil Simon based on the 1977 feature of the same name. Paula is a divorced mother, and ex-Broadway dancer, who learns that her lover has left her only when aspiring actor Elliot arrives to sublet the apartment in the middle of the night. Their uneasy
22.
Marci X (2003) as Ben Feld--Marci'S Father
Marci, a spoiled Jewish American Princess, is forced to take control of her father's hard-core rap label, Felony Assault, when her mogul dad, Ben Feld, has a stress-induced heart attack due to the controversy surrounding the label's hip-hop song "Shoot Ya' Teacha" by Dr. Snatchcatcher. To rescue her
23.
Pentagon Wars, The (1998) as Caspar Weinberger
Satiric look at the Pentagon, tells the true story of wild government spending focusing on the Pentagon's use of $14 billion of American taxpayers' money to fund a new troop carrier that they knew would never work. Air Force Colonel James Burton attempts to expose the waste, and at the same time, th
24.
Deconstructing Harry (1997) as Ken
Harry Block, despite the onset of middle age, has never really grown up. He has established a reputation as a novelist but has already spent his latest advance from his publisher without writing a word of his latest book. He's had three wives and thinks he is sex-obsessed (having seen several therapists--one of whom he married--to analyze the problem). He is currently on his way to Adair College to receive a life achievement award but is nervous and needs company. Trouble is, Harry's latest girlfriend Fay has chosen this moment to marry his best friend Larry while another buddy, Richard, is having heart problems and can't make the trip. Finally, his wish to have his son Hilly see him honored are scuttled by his psychiatrist mother's refusal to let him attend the ceremony. Meanwhile, Lucy, Block's former sister in-law, is furious that Harry has, in his latest book, described, in vivid detail, their clandestine relationship.
25.
Lift (1991)
A disillusioned rabbi, who has lost faith in himself and his congregation, calls upon Godfrey, the owner of a small shoe store, to inquire about a pair of elevator shoes in an effort to get a little closer to God. The rabbi purchases the shoes and heads to his synagogue, confident in what he think
26.
Packin' It In (1983) as Gary Webber
A married couple decide to kiss big city living goodbye after losing their jobs and then finding their house ransacked, head for the wilds of Oregon over the protests of their TV-addicted son and punk-crazed daughter, only to find themselves knee-deep in the game of basic back-to-the-land survival.
27.
Saturday the 14th (1981) as John
Disregarding the warning in a will, a family goes to a cursed house in order to accept their inheritance.
28.
First Family (1980) as Press Secretary Bunthorne
Manfred Link is a particularly inept President of the United States whose family consists of an alcoholic wife and an oversexed daughter. When the First Family travels to the country of Upper Gorm in Africa, the daugther is kidnapped and Americans are taken as slaves.
29.
How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980) as Albert Travis
Flat broke and frustrated, three suburban housewives plot to rob a local shopping center.
30.
Scavenger Hunt (1979) as Stuart Selsome
Old Mr. Parker has made millions inventing and selling games. At the beginning of the movie, he dies and his relatives gather for the reading of the will. However, Old Mr. Parker is a game player to the last, and his will stipulates a Scavenger Hunt to determine which relative will get the inheritance. The winner of the scavenger hunt gets all the money, the rest get nothing. The relatives break up into five teams and try to win the game.
31.
Last Married Couple In America, The (1979) as Marv Cooper
Mari and Jeff Thompson are happily married, until the experience of seeing all of their friends divorcing makes them obsessive about keeping their marriage together. This new insecurity about the stability of their union is made worse when they meet Barbara and Jeff finds himself attracted to her. A
32.
Love At First Bite (1979) as Dr Jeff Rosenberg
This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles through typical New York city life situations while pursuing Cindy Soundheim. But her boyfriend, Doctor Jeff Rosenberg, realizes she is under the influence of a vampire, and tries his bumbling best to convince police Lt Ferguson of what is going on, and to help him stop Dracula.
33.
Fame (1978) as Meyer Shine
An original comedy by Arthur Miller that relates the absurdities of being famous, as seen through the experiences of Meyer Shine, a noted playwright who finds fame to be a mixed blessing.
34.
Witches' Brew (1978) as Joshua Lightman
Margaret is married to Joshua, a professor of psychology, whose career is advancing well...due in large part to the fact that Margaret is a witch who has been casting good spells for him. When an older witch named Vivian knows that she is nearing the end of her lifespan, she sends her soul into Marg
35.
House Calls (1978) as Dr Norman Solomon
Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age, who immediately and unexpectedly captures his heart.
36.
The Sunshine Boys (1975) as Ben Clark
A feuding comedy team reunites for a television comeback.
37.
The Last Of Sheila (1973) as Tom
A game of murder among wealthy vacationers turns into the real thing.
38.
Westworld (1973) as Martin
A future fantasy park turns deadly when robot workers go on a killing spree.
39.
Portnoy's Complaint (1972) as Alexander Portnoy
During a session with his psychoanalyst, Alexander Portnoy rants about everything that is bothering him and it's a long list. His complaints include his childhood and his family with an emphasis on his mother, his sexual fantasies and the problems that he has with women, and his obsessive feelings about his Judaism.
40.
The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker (1971) as William Alren
41.
The Steagle (1971) as Harold Weiss, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
42.
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) as Jonathan Balser
A corn-flower, blue-eyed housewife steps from the frying pan into the fire, as she finds romantic relief from her sadistic lawyer husband with a seductive, charmer.
43.
Catch-22 (1970) as Major Danby
Set on a small island just off Italy, circa 1944, Captain Yossarian is an American bombardier who attempts to have himself grounded by claiming he's insane.
44.
Goodbye, Columbus (1969) as Neil
A romance blossoms between a bookish guy from humble roots and a free-spirited girl from a wealthy, upstate family.
45.
Riding Shotgun (1954) as Blackie
A stagecoach guard is mistaken for a member of a gang of outlaws.
46.
Crime Wave (1954) as Mark
A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.
47.
Thunder Over the Plains (1953) as Sgt. Shaw
An Army captain risks his own freedom to prove a rebel leader innocent.
48.
House of Wax (1953) as Detective
A scarred sculptor re-populates his ravaged wax museum with human corpses.
49.
Springfield Rifle (1952) as Lt. Johnson
A Union officer goes undercover to root out Confederate raiders.

Producer (feature film)

50.
Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl (2004) as Producer
A contemporary version of the romantic comedy by Neil Simon based on the 1977 feature of the same name. Paula is a divorced mother, and ex-Broadway dancer, who learns that her lover has left her only when aspiring actor Elliot arrives to sublet the apartment in the middle of the night. Their uneasy

Director (special)

51.
Where's Poppa? (1979) as Director
The story of a somewhat senile widow whose demands on her son are wrecking his social life and his law practice.

Cast (special)

52.
Canned Ham: Deconstructing Harry (1997)
An in-depth look at the film "Deconstructing Harry," including interviews with the stars of the film and other celebrities in attendance at the film's premiere to benefit Comic Relief.
53.
American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra, The (1982)
A tribute by the American Film Institute (AFI) honoring film director Frank Capra.
54.
Way They Were, The (1981)
A music and comedy reunion of celebrity graduates from Northwestern University.
55.
Battle of the Network Stars IV (1978) as Nbc Team Captain
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
56.
Last Laugh at the 60's, A (1970)
A music and comedy reveiw of the 1960s.

Director (TV Mini-Series)

57.
Shrink Is In, The (2001) as Director

Cast (short)

58.
LION ROARS AGAIN, THE (1975)
This MGM promotional short advertises the studios resurgence into the movie industry in the mid-1970s.
59.
On Location with Westworld (1973)
This promotional short shows what occurred behind-the-scenes during the shooting of "Westworld" (1973).

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