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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Writer (feature film)

1.
Mosca Addio (1987) as Screenwriter
A story about the trials and tribulations of a Russian Jew.
2.
Fifth Missile, The (1986) as Screenwriter
A three-hour television movie about a war game that takes place aboard an America Trident submarine. Things go haywire and the game threatens to ignite World War III.
3.
Chicago Story (1981) as Screenwriter
The pilot to the short-lived 1981-82 series combining three television staples: lawyers, doctors and cops. Filmed entirely on location, it examines a crime from three different angles--the crime being the wounding of a ten-year-old girl by a sniper and the charging of an innocent man. Vincent Baggetta and Craig T. Nelson represent the law from opposing sides (they had been law school roommates); Kristoffer Tabori and Kene Holliday are the doctors; Jack Kehoe and Dennis Franz the cops. Writer Eric Bercovici and director Jerry London earlier had collaborated on the miniseries, "Shogun."
4.
Hunters of the Reef (1978) as Screenwriter
An action adventure in this pilot for a proposed series entitled "Peter Benchley's Mysteries of the Deep" (this film's original title), pitting a salvage boat captain against a better equipped competitor in a race to locate a sunken wreck in shark-infested waters off the Florida coast.
5.
Log of the Black Pearl (1975) as From Story
A young businessman receives a cryptic message from his seafaring grandfather, triggering the search for a sunken treasure and an expedition threatened by sabotage.
6.
Take a Hard Ride (1975) as Screenwriter
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
7.
Out Of Season (1975) as Screenwriter
8.
Strange Homecoming (1974) as Screenwriter
A small-town sheriff (Glen Campbell in his TV movie debut) is visited for the first time in nearly twenty years by his brother, a thief-turned-killer.
9.
Three The Hard Way (1974) as Screenwriter
The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of this dastardly plan are Jim Brown, Fred Williamson and Jim Kelly, who shoot, kick and karate chop their way to final victory.
10.
Assignment: Munich (1972) as Writer
The story of Jake Webster, a U.S. government undercover agent for the Internal Central Bureau, who operates in Munich, Germany, under the guise of a bar and grill owner. In the pilot, Webster seeks to help Cathy Lange, a beautiful girl who is being pursued by three men seeking $500,000 -- money stolen by her father, who was killed before he could reveal its location to his three accomplices.
11.
The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972) as Screenwriter
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.
12.
Deadly Hunt, The (1971) as Screenwriter
A young businessman and his wife on a hunting trip find themselves the quarry of two paid assassins, caught in a forest fire.
13.
Change of Habit (1969) as Screenwriter
A nun helps a doctor clean up the ghetto in which he lives.
14.
Day of the Evil Gun (1968) as Screenwriter
A gunman tries to control a vengeful farmer whose wife has been kidnapped.
15.
Hell in the Pacific (1968) as Screenwriter
Stranded soldiers from opposite sides fight a private version of World War II on a remote island.
16.
Conquered City (1965) as Screenwriter
17.
Commando (1964) as Screenwriter
A French Foreign Legion commander is told to assemble a unit and capture an Algerian rebel leader. He gathers in his old unit, most of whom are no longer in top form. One is having nightmares of past indiscretions, another is now drinking, another has lost his nerve. He takes them in captures the leader, but then is unable to make it to the pick up. He encounters a rebel patrol and is trapped unless they can escape before their water runs out.
18.
Square of Violence (1963) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

19.
Fifth Missile, The (1986) as Executive Producer
A three-hour television movie about a war game that takes place aboard an America Trident submarine. Things go haywire and the game threatens to ignite World War III.
20.
Cowboy (1983) as Executive Producer
James Brolin plays a tenderfoot rancher in this contemporary Western, a disillusioned schoolteacher who returns from the big city to the scene of his boyhood to fulfill a dream, and Ted Danson is a crippled ex-rodeo performer he hires to teach him the ropes and help run the spread. Annie Potts is the local cafe owner who gives them a boost on behalf of the locals, while land baron Randy Quaid, crooked banker George DiCenzo and nasty Sheriff Michael Pataki conspire to grab Brolin's land. Filmed in and near Waxahachie, Texas. (James Brolin replaced Gary Busey after one day of filming.)
21.
Chicago Story (1981) as Executive Producer
The pilot to the short-lived 1981-82 series combining three television staples: lawyers, doctors and cops. Filmed entirely on location, it examines a crime from three different angles--the crime being the wounding of a ten-year-old girl by a sniper and the charging of an innocent man. Vincent Baggetta and Craig T. Nelson represent the law from opposing sides (they had been law school roommates); Kristoffer Tabori and Kene Holliday are the doctors; Jack Kehoe and Dennis Franz the cops. Writer Eric Bercovici and director Jerry London earlier had collaborated on the miniseries, "Shogun."
22.
Out Of Season (1975) as Producer
23.
Strange Homecoming (1974) as Producer
A small-town sheriff (Glen Campbell in his TV movie debut) is visited for the first time in nearly twenty years by his brother, a thief-turned-killer.
24.
Assignment: Munich (1972) as Producer
The story of Jake Webster, a U.S. government undercover agent for the Internal Central Bureau, who operates in Munich, Germany, under the guise of a bar and grill owner. In the pilot, Webster seeks to help Cathy Lange, a beautiful girl who is being pursued by three men seeking $500,000 -- money stolen by her father, who was killed before he could reveal its location to his three accomplices.

Music (feature film)

25.
Hunters of the Reef (1978)
An action adventure in this pilot for a proposed series entitled "Peter Benchley's Mysteries of the Deep" (this film's original title), pitting a salvage boat captain against a better equipped competitor in a race to locate a sunken wreck in shark-infested waters off the Florida coast.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

26.
One Shoe Makes It Murder (1982)
Although filmed after "The Winds of War", this suspense drama marked Robert Mitchum's TV acting debut, as a down-and-out ex-San Diego cop who is hired by gambling kingpin Mel Ferrer (also the film's producer) to find his missing wife, who turns out to be a possible suicide. Angie Dickinson is a sha

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

27.
James Clavell's Noble House (1988) as Screenwriter
A four-part miniseries based on James Clavell's novel about romance, intrigue and international power struggles in contemporary Hong Kong.
28.
Shogun (1980) as Screenwriter
A landmark in the miniseries genre, which occupies a permanent niche alongside "Roots," "Centennial" and "Rich Man, Poor Man", this 12-hour, six-part adaptation of James Clavell's best-seller follows the fortunes of an ambitious English navigator who is shipwrecked with his Dutch crew in feudal Japan, finds himself enmeshed in a long battle between two powerful warlords, and eventually becomes the first western Shogun (or chief samurai). Unique in its initial presentation with much of it spoken in untranslated Japanese (subtitles were added in its network rerun several years later), it had a voice-over narration by Orson Welles, made a matinee idol of Richard Chamberlain, and introduced to American TV veteran Japanese star Toshiro Mifune (as the Shogun) and newcomer Yoko Shimada (as Chamberlain's love interest and interpreter).<P>All three stars, in addition to Yuki Meguro (as a samurai warrior) and John Rhys-Davies (as a flamboyant Portuguese pirate ship captain), received Emmy Award nominations for acting. Winning an Emmy as Outstanding Dramatic Series, "Shogun" also received nominations for direction, writing, photography, production design, art direction, set decoration, editing and film sound editing--and winning for costume design and main title design. Subsequently it was edited down from 12 hours to just over three for a theatrical version shown overseas and to a two-hour-plus version for home videotape and videodisc (these had some nudity as well as more graphic violence than was in the miniseries). In July 1984, "Shogun" was given a network premiere in a 2 1/2 hour movie form.
29.
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977) as Screenwriter
A lavish fictionalized retelling of the Watergate story (based on Watergate conspirator John Ehrlichman's novel) mixing political intrigue and personal drama and centering on the rise of a power-hungry American president and the men with whom he surrounds himself in order to keep his grip on his off

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

30.
James Clavell's Noble House (1988) as Producer
A four-part miniseries based on James Clavell's novel about romance, intrigue and international power struggles in contemporary Hong Kong.
31.
Shogun (1980) as Producer
A landmark in the miniseries genre, which occupies a permanent niche alongside "Roots," "Centennial" and "Rich Man, Poor Man", this 12-hour, six-part adaptation of James Clavell's best-seller follows the fortunes of an ambitious English navigator who is shipwrecked with his Dutch crew in feudal Japan, finds himself enmeshed in a long battle between two powerful warlords, and eventually becomes the first western Shogun (or chief samurai). Unique in its initial presentation with much of it spoken in untranslated Japanese (subtitles were added in its network rerun several years later), it had a voice-over narration by Orson Welles, made a matinee idol of Richard Chamberlain, and introduced to American TV veteran Japanese star Toshiro Mifune (as the Shogun) and newcomer Yoko Shimada (as Chamberlain's love interest and interpreter).<P>All three stars, in addition to Yuki Meguro (as a samurai warrior) and John Rhys-Davies (as a flamboyant Portuguese pirate ship captain), received Emmy Award nominations for acting. Winning an Emmy as Outstanding Dramatic Series, "Shogun" also received nominations for direction, writing, photography, production design, art direction, set decoration, editing and film sound editing--and winning for costume design and main title design. Subsequently it was edited down from 12 hours to just over three for a theatrical version shown overseas and to a two-hour-plus version for home videotape and videodisc (these had some nudity as well as more graphic violence than was in the miniseries). In July 1984, "Shogun" was given a network premiere in a 2 1/2 hour movie form.
32.
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977) as Supervising Producer
A lavish fictionalized retelling of the Watergate story (based on Watergate conspirator John Ehrlichman's novel) mixing political intrigue and personal drama and centering on the rise of a power-hungry American president and the men with whom he surrounds himself in order to keep his grip on his off

Music (TV Mini-Series)

33.
Shogun (1980)
A landmark in the miniseries genre, which occupies a permanent niche alongside "Roots," "Centennial" and "Rich Man, Poor Man", this 12-hour, six-part adaptation of James Clavell's best-seller follows the fortunes of an ambitious English navigator who is shipwrecked with his Dutch crew in feudal Japan, finds himself enmeshed in a long battle between two powerful warlords, and eventually becomes the first western Shogun (or chief samurai). Unique in its initial presentation with much of it spoken in untranslated Japanese (subtitles were added in its network rerun several years later), it had a voice-over narration by Orson Welles, made a matinee idol of Richard Chamberlain, and introduced to American TV veteran Japanese star Toshiro Mifune (as the Shogun) and newcomer Yoko Shimada (as Chamberlain's love interest and interpreter).<P>All three stars, in addition to Yuki Meguro (as a samurai warrior) and John Rhys-Davies (as a flamboyant Portuguese pirate ship captain), received Emmy Award nominations for acting. Winning an Emmy as Outstanding Dramatic Series, "Shogun" also received nominations for direction, writing, photography, production design, art direction, set decoration, editing and film sound editing--and winning for costume design and main title design. Subsequently it was edited down from 12 hours to just over three for a theatrical version shown overseas and to a two-hour-plus version for home videotape and videodisc (these had some nudity as well as more graphic violence than was in the miniseries). In July 1984, "Shogun" was given a network premiere in a 2 1/2 hour movie form.

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

34.
Top of the Hill, The (1980) as Screenwriter
35.
Flesh And Blood (1979) as Screenwriter
Young street-tough-turned-boxer struggles to reach the top while finding his romance with an attractive TV reporter is complicated by an incestuous relationship with his mother. This was Berenger's first important television role and offered a surprising change of pace for Pleshette in her being cas

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