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Born: March 6, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Hostage Hotel (1999) as Director
A California congressman's wife and daughter are abducted and held hostage in a historic hotel. Logan McQueen is sent to the scene to assist his former partner, Charlie Duffy, who has been taken captive trying to broker the ransom deal. McQueen must risk his life to face the cunning killer and save
2.
King of Jazz, The (1989) as Director
A Middle Eastern terrorists finds a target in an exclusive part of Palm Beach -- a monarch who has sought refuge in the United States. Meanwhile, Detective B.L. Stryker accidentally discovers that he is in the middle of an intricately planned FBI undercover operation.
3.
Body Slam (1987) as Director
4.
Rad (1986) as Director
5.
Cannonball Run II (1984) as Director
Washed up race car driver J.J. McClure and his mechanic Victor Prinzim enter the cross-country Cannonball Run in a ambulance. In order to look more legitimate, they take along a doctor, Nikolas Van Helsing, and abduct a pretty photographer to pass as their patient.
6.
Stroker Ace (1983) as Director
Stoker Ace is a fast living, hard-driving stock car racer whose high spirited antics finally catch up with him. He is forced into the clutches of a greedy fried chicken magnate, who watns him for all he is worth, both on and off the track.
7.
Megaforce (1982) as Director
Megaforce is a group of top-rate solidiers from all over the world who are led by Ace Hunter, and fight evil where they are needed. Their current project is to protect the peaceful nation of the Republic of Sardun from its hostile neighbor Gamibia. Gamibia is under the leadership of dictator Duke Guerrera, an old military academy friend of Ace's who has turned to evil.
8.
Cannonball Run, The (1981) as Director
The contestants in the highly illegal race across the country will do anything to win, and cheating is encouraged. With car crashes, sight gags and the coolest collection of 80s vehicles on film.
9.
Smokey And The Bandit II (1980) as Director
A raucous political race results in the comeback of the wild ways of the Bandit, again pursued by arch enemy Sheriff Buford T Justice.
10.
Stunts Unlimited (1980) as Director
A group of Hollywood stunt performers are recruited by former U.S. Intelligence agent Glenn Corbett to retrieve a stolen laser gun from a notorious arms dealer in this pilot to a prospective series. One member of the team, Sam J. Jones, is best remembered for playing "Flash Gordon" in the 1982 movie
11.
Death Car on the Freeway (1979) as Director
Model-turned-Charlie's Angel Shelley Hack is a determined TV reporter out to find a maniac who is methodically attacking lone women drivers on the Los Angeles Freeway by pushing them off the road with his powerful van. A number of familiar TV stars (including Dinah Shore, in her "dramatic" TV debut)
12.
Villain, The (1979) as Director
The cowboy Handsome Stranger will escort miss Charming Jones to get a large sum of money from her father, Parody Jones. But the rich Avery Jones wants to lay his hands on the money and hires and old cowboy, Cactus Jack, to rob them when they ride back from her father. However, Cactus Jack is not very good at robbing people.
13.
Hooper (1978) as Director
Two Hollywood stunt men, a long-time veteran and a younger man, compete for the title of "greatest stunt man alive" by performing increasingly dangerous feats.
14.
Smokey And The Bandit (1977) as Director
A maverick trucker tries to save a runaway bride and a shipment of contraband beer from a small-town sheriff.
15.
Gator (1976) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
An ex-con joins forces with a federal agent to bring down a vice lord.
16.
Take a Hard Ride (1975) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
After his cattle rancher boss dies, right-hand man Pike is given the job of returning $86,000 to some families who live across the border in Senora, Mexico. Honest Pike is joined on the trip through the wilderness by a dishonest gambler named Tyree and the two team up to defend themselves against ou
17.
Longest Yard, The (1974) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
Paul Crewe is a former professional quarterback who was ostracized when he was caught shaving points. After beating up his girlfriend and then resisting arrest, he is put in jail. The sadistic warden of the prison taunts Paul into helping his semiprofessional team of guardsmen win a championship game by creating a team of inmates to lose to them. Despite their initial hostility toward Paul for his point shaving, he wins the convicts over and together they form a winning team.
18.
Hellfighters (1968) as Stunt coordinator
While fighting a perilous oil-well fire, a demolition specialist seeks a reconciliation with his wife and daughter.

Cast (feature film)

19.
20.
Stunts Unlimited (1980) as Himself
A group of Hollywood stunt performers are recruited by former U.S. Intelligence agent Glenn Corbett to retrieve a stolen laser gun from a notorious arms dealer in this pilot to a prospective series. One member of the team, Sam J. Jones, is best remembered for playing "Flash Gordon" in the 1982 movie
21.
Death Car on the Freeway (1979) as Blanchard
Model-turned-Charlie's Angel Shelley Hack is a determined TV reporter out to find a maniac who is methodically attacking lone women drivers on the Los Angeles Freeway by pushing them off the road with his powerful van. A number of familiar TV stars (including Dinah Shore, in her "dramatic" TV debut)
22.
Foul Play (1978)
An innocent woman stumbles onto a plot to murder the pope.
23.
Jackson County Jail (1976)
This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
24.
W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1974)
W.W. is a happy-go-lucky crook who makes his living robbing banks through the drive-up windows. The Dixie Dancekings are a country music band trying to get their first big break. W.W. crosses paths with the Dixie Dancekings when he hijacks their car (and them) to help him rob a bank. At first, the band resists. However, when they discover how much money they make, they begin helping out voluntarily in order to finance their big break. At the same time, W.W. takes a liking to them and uses his natural charm and smooth-talking ways to help them start down the road to stardom.
25.
Bounty Man, The (1972) as Pike
A bounty hunter in the Old West and his long-time rival are both after the reward for a young killer -- dead or alive -- but find themselves menaced by the outlaw's gang of cut-throats.
26.
The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972) as Burgess
16-year-old Ben Mockridge has always wanted to be a cowboy and persuades Frank Culpepper to take him on a cattle drive. On the trail, Ben's romantic notions of the life of a cowhand are challenged as he learns about the exhausting, solitary, and violent aspects of the job.
27.
One More Train to Rob (1971) as Bert Gant
In the 1880's, Harker and his gang steal $40,000 from a train in the gold-mining country of California. After the robbery, the gang splits up to hide out, but when they meet to divide the spoils, Harker is cornered, framed for the crime and is sent to jail. When he is released over two years later,
28.
Sometimes a Great Notion (1971) as Man at racetrack
A family of lumberjacks make trouble in the Northwest.
29.
The War Wagon (1967) as Hite
A rancher and a hired gun join forces to take on the criminal who betrayed them both.
30.
McLintock! (1963) as Carter
A cattle baron fights to tame the West and his estranged wife.

Writer (feature film)

31.
Cannonball Run II (1984) as Screenwriter
Washed up race car driver J.J. McClure and his mechanic Victor Prinzim enter the cross-country Cannonball Run in a ambulance. In order to look more legitimate, they take along a doctor, Nikolas Van Helsing, and abduct a pretty photographer to pass as their patient.
32.
Stroker Ace (1983) as Screenwriter
Stoker Ace is a fast living, hard-driving stock car racer whose high spirited antics finally catch up with him. He is forced into the clutches of a greedy fried chicken magnate, who watns him for all he is worth, both on and off the track.
33.
Megaforce (1982) as Screenwriter
Megaforce is a group of top-rate solidiers from all over the world who are led by Ace Hunter, and fight evil where they are needed. Their current project is to protect the peaceful nation of the Republic of Sardun from its hostile neighbor Gamibia. Gamibia is under the leadership of dictator Duke Guerrera, an old military academy friend of Ace's who has turned to evil.
34.
Smokey And The Bandit II (1980) as Characters As Source Material
A raucous political race results in the comeback of the wild ways of the Bandit, again pursued by arch enemy Sheriff Buford T Justice.
35.
Smokey And The Bandit (1977) as From Story
A maverick trucker tries to save a runaway bride and a shipment of contraband beer from a small-town sheriff.

Stunts (feature film)

36.
Sunchaser, The (1996) as Stunts
A story about two extraordinarily different individuals who traverse the majestic spaces of the American West. Dr. Michael Reynolds is taken hostage by "Blue" Monroe, a teenage gangbuster suffering from an inoperable tumor. As the two journey through the desert with each other, they cover terrain not only of the open road but of the spirit. Michael becomes profoundly affected by his intense, uncompromising hijacker and comes finally to question his own convictions. Through Blue's unerring faith, Michael finds the courage to confront the secret torment of his own past.
37.
The End (1978) as Stunt Coordinator
A dying man enlists a mental patient to help him commit suicide.
38.
Foul Play (1978) as Stunts
An innocent woman stumbles onto a plot to murder the pope.
39.
Semi-Tough (1977) as Stunt Coordinator
Two football players both love the boss' daughter.
40.
Peeper (1976) as Stunt Coordinator
A rich man hires a private detective named Tucker to find his long lost daugther. Tucker's search leads him to two sisters, one of whom he believes is the girl, but he cannot tell which of the two is the right one.
41.
Nickelodeon (1976) as Stunt Coordinator
A bashful lawyer gets mixed up in the movies' turbulent early years.
42.
Nickelodeon (1976) as Stunts
A bashful lawyer gets mixed up in the movies' turbulent early years.
43.
French Connection II (1975) as Stunt Coordinator
New York narcotics detective Popeye Doyle follows the trail of the French connection smuggling ring to France where he teams up with the gendarmes to hunt down the ringleader.
44.
W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1974) as Stunt Coordinator
W.W. is a happy-go-lucky crook who makes his living robbing banks through the drive-up windows. The Dixie Dancekings are a country music band trying to get their first big break. W.W. crosses paths with the Dixie Dancekings when he hijacks their car (and them) to help him rob a bank. At first, the band resists. However, when they discover how much money they make, they begin helping out voluntarily in order to finance their big break. At the same time, W.W. takes a liking to them and uses his natural charm and smooth-talking ways to help them start down the road to stardom.
45.
Three The Hard Way (1974) as Stunt Coordinator
A secret white racist organization plans to poison the water supplies of Detroit, D.C., and L.A. with a serum that exterminates blacks, but not whites--that is until a karate chopping, soul brother trio gets hip to what's going down.
46.
Goodnight My Love (1972)
This private-eye spoof, set in Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles in the late '40s, has a seedy, down-and-out detective and his partner, an erudite dwarf, being drawn by a voluptuous blonde into a missing persons case leading to murder.
47.
Hardcase (1972)
The first live-action film from the famed producers of animated cartoons, beginning with Tom and Jerry, is a period western about a soldier of fortune who discovers that his wife has sold his ranch and run off with a Mexican revolutionary.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

48.
Little Big Man (1970) as Stunt coord
An American pioneer raised by Indians ends up fighting alongside General Custer.
49.
The Undefeated (1969) as Stunt coordinator
After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government for $35 a head while Langdon is leading a contingent of displaced southerners, who are looking for a new life in Mexico after losing their property to carpetbaggers. The two men are eventually forced to mend their differences in order to fight off both bandits and revolutionaries, as they try to lead their friends and kin to safety.
50.
The Bridge at Remagen (1969) as Stunt supv
During WWII, German troops fight a desperate battle to hold their position.
51.
Bandolero! (1968) as Stunt coordinator
Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, however, against a group of Mexican bandits who mortally wound both brothers.
52.
The Ballad of Josie (1968) as Stunt coordinator
Josie Minick is a widow, who is forced to fend for herself. Josie living in a cattle country, finds herself in odds and war with the cattlemen of the town, when she decides to make a sheep farm her livelihood.
53.
The Devil's Brigade (1968) as Stunt supv
Experienced soldiers and misfits join forces to create a World War II commando unit.
54.
The Way West (1967) as Stunt coordinator
A senator hires a veteran scout to accompany a wagon train from Missouri to Oregon.
55.
The Rare Breed (1966) as Action coordinator
A brave woman tries to breed her English bull with western cattle.
56.
Paratroop Command (1959) as Technical Advisor

Misc. Crew (feature film)

57.
The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972) as Stunt Coordinator
16-year-old Ben Mockridge has always wanted to be a cowboy and persuades Frank Culpepper to take him on a cattle drive. On the trail, Ben's romantic notions of the life of a cowhand are challenged as he learns about the exhausting, solitary, and violent aspects of the job.
58.
Sometimes a Great Notion (1971) as Stunts
A family of lumberjacks make trouble in the Northwest.
59.
something big (1971) as Stunt Coordinator
Joe Baker has a dream. He wants to do 'something big.' When he needs a Gatling gun to accomplish this, he seeks out a black marketeer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker kidnaps a woman off of the stagecoach, only to find that she is the wife of the commandant of the local Cavalry detachment. Things get further complicated when a girl named Dover McBride shows up. She has come to force Baker to marry her and return east, as he promised to do four years earlier.
60.
One More Train to Rob (1971) as Stunt Coordinator
In the 1880's, Harker and his gang steal $40,000 from a train in the gold-mining country of California. After the robbery, the gang splits up to hide out, but when they meet to divide the spoils, Harker is cornered, framed for the crime and is sent to jail. When he is released over two years later,
61.
Beau Geste (1966) as Stunt Coordinator
Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.

Special Thanks (feature film)

62.
Birch Street Gym (1991) as Special Thanks
Story about the denizens of a gym for senior citizens.

Director (special)

63.
Stockers, The (1981) as Director
A comedy about J.J. Spangler, a stock car driver, and Curtis Witlock, his mechanic, as they compete in various races seeking to qualify for the Daytona 500. In the pilot episode, J.J. and Curtis, who are constantly being pursued by a burly bill collector named Crusher, try to sweet-talk a parts deal

Cast (special)

64.
World Stunt Awards (2001)
Presentation of the first annual "World Stunt Awards" which honor the best stunt performers in feature films.
65.
World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood's Stuntmen, The (1988)
A follow-up special to ABC's 1987 "The Ultimate Stuntman: A Tribute to Dar Robinson." The program includes clips of great stunts, interviews with celebrities, and profiles of legendary stuntpeople. All proceeds from the special are donated to the Dar Robinson Memorial Stunt Foundation.
66.
Stuntman Awards, The (1986) as Guest
The ceremonies honoring the stuntmen and stuntwomen in movies and on television.
67.
Egan (1973) as Policeman
The exploits of Eddie Egan, a former New York City police detective turned private investigator. The pilot follows his attempts to solve the syndicate murder of his ex-partner.

Director (TV Mini-Series)

68.
Bandit: Bandit Goes Country (1994) as Director
Based on the 1977 movie "Smokey and the Bandit," this action comedy features Brian Bloom in the role originated by Burt Reynolds, and the country-music star Mel Tillis, who drops in on the trucker--literally.
69.
Bandit: Beauty And The Bandit (1994) as Director
A mobster , a bounty hunter, and the FBI are all after the Beauty--who enlists the aid of the Bandit by stealing his car.
70.
Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel (1994) as Director
When his con-man uncle dies, Bandit takes over his carnival-- then discovers that various "unpleasant people" have a strong interest in it.
71.
Bandit Bandit (1994) as Director
It's pedal to the metal one more time, as the hot-roddin' Bandit meets his match in the shape of a sexy woman.

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

72.
Bandit: Bandit Goes Country (1994) as Characters As Source Material
Based on the 1977 movie "Smokey and the Bandit," this action comedy features Brian Bloom in the role originated by Burt Reynolds, and the country-music star Mel Tillis, who drops in on the trucker--literally.
73.
Bandit Bandit (1994) as Characters As Source Material
It's pedal to the metal one more time, as the hot-roddin' Bandit meets his match in the shape of a sexy woman.
74.
Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel (1994) as Characters As Source Material
When his con-man uncle dies, Bandit takes over his carnival-- then discovers that various "unpleasant people" have a strong interest in it.
75.
Bandit: Beauty And The Bandit (1994) as Characters As Source Material
A mobster , a bounty hunter, and the FBI are all after the Beauty--who enlists the aid of the Bandit by stealing his car.
76.
Bandit: Bandit Goes Country (1994) as From Story
Based on the 1977 movie "Smokey and the Bandit," this action comedy features Brian Bloom in the role originated by Burt Reynolds, and the country-music star Mel Tillis, who drops in on the trucker--literally.
77.
Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel (1994) as From Story
When his con-man uncle dies, Bandit takes over his carnival-- then discovers that various "unpleasant people" have a strong interest in it.

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

78.
Bandit: Beauty And The Bandit (1994) as Executive Producer
A mobster , a bounty hunter, and the FBI are all after the Beauty--who enlists the aid of the Bandit by stealing his car.
79.
Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel (1994) as Executive Producer
When his con-man uncle dies, Bandit takes over his carnival-- then discovers that various "unpleasant people" have a strong interest in it.
80.
Bandit Bandit (1994) as Executive Producer
It's pedal to the metal one more time, as the hot-roddin' Bandit meets his match in the shape of a sexy woman.
81.
Bandit: Bandit Goes Country (1994) as Executive Producer
Based on the 1977 movie "Smokey and the Bandit," this action comedy features Brian Bloom in the role originated by Burt Reynolds, and the country-music star Mel Tillis, who drops in on the trucker--literally.

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