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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Rachel River (1987) as Jack
2.
One Police Plaza (1986) as Whitney Zangline
A television movie about Detective Daniel Malone, a veteran cop who is called in to investigate the strange death of a woman named Sara Eisinger. Thinking at first it's a routine case, Malone soon discovers not only a bizarre murder, but perplexing clues in her apartment -- including a hidden paper
3.
Commando (1985) as General Kirby
A retired special agent is forced out of retirement when his daughter is kidnapped by a band of thugs intent on revenge.
4.
Parade, The (1984) as Andy Janacek
Michael Learned finds that her life in a small Kansas town and those of her mother (Geraldine Page) and her daughter (Rosanna Arquette) are thrown into turmoil with the unexpected return of her drifter husband (Frederic Forrest) after seven years in prison. The drama is played out against the prepar
5.
Cave-In! (1983) as Tom Arlen
A party of tourists -- including a state senator (Susan Sullivan), a park ranger (Dennis Cole) who was her one-time lover, a cantankerous professor (Ray Milland), and an escaped convict (James Olson) -- are trapped deep inside the caverns of an unnamed national park, rescued briefly, and then caught
6.
Amityville II: The Possession (1982) as Father Adamsky
Before the Lutz family moved into the infamous house on Ocean Avenue, the Montelli family lived there. Soon after moving in, their teenage son Sonny began displaying bizarre behavior. Before long, he was seducing his sister, and eventually he kills the entire family. When authorities probe the case,
7.
Ragtime (1981) as Father
A proud black musician rebels against racism in turn-of-the-century New York.
8.
Moviola: The Silent Lovers (1980) as Victor Seastrom
The ill-fated romance between Greta Garbo and John Gilbert is the centerpiece of the third "Moviola" film. Swedish actress/model Kristina Wayborn made her American debut as Garbo, but next to nothing was heard from her since, other than reemerging as one of James Bond's girls in "Octopussy." The Emm
9.
Mafu Cage, The (1978) as David Eastman
Two strange sisters live in a crumbling mansion, where they keep a pet ape, which belonged to their late father, locked in a cage. While one of the sisters seems to be keep her head on straight, as it were, the other appears to be sinking further and further into barbarism and insanity.
10.
Spell, The (1977) as Glenn Matchett
A study in the occult with more than a passing similarity to Brian de Palma's "Carrie" (1977). An overweight teenager, taunted by schoolmates and unloved at home, turns her supernatural powers on her tormentors.
11.
Court-Martial of General George Armstrong Custer, The (1977) as George Armstrong Custer
A dramatization of what might have happened had General Custer survived the battle of Little Big Horn in 1876 and stood trial for allowing the massacre of his own troops.
12.
Law and Order (1976) as Inspector Ed Shea
Three generations of New York City cops are the focal point of this saga revolving primarily around the Deputy Chief of Public Affairs caught up in the politics and intrigue of the department, the discovery that his father had been on the take, and the news that his youngest son is having second tho
13.
Family Nobody Wanted, The (1975) as Carl Doss
A drama recounting the true story of a minister and his wife who put together a family of twelve racially mixed children.
14.
Someone I Touched (1975) as Sam Hyatt
When venereal disease infects a young woman, an expectant mother, and her husband, the question of who contacted it from whom arises. Glynnis O'Connor and Lenka Peterson -- daughter and mother in real life -- are daughter and mother in this odd-themed movie.
15.
Man on the Outside (1975) as Gerald Griffin
A retired police captain storms angrily out of retirement when his son is shot down before his eyes and his grandson is kidnapped by a syndicate killer in this pilot for Lorne Greene's brief "Griff" series, which went off the air eighteen months "before" this film was aired. Series dates: Sept. 23,
16.
Strange New World (1975) as Surgeon
A science-fiction adventure with three astronauts returning to earth after 180 years in suspended animation and finding scientists who have developed means of giving everyone eternal life, as well as primitives who live with jungle beasts. This pilot film for a prospective series subsequently was ed
17.
Missiles of October, The (1974) as Mcgeorge Bundy
A three-hour television movie dramatizing the events surrounding the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the Soviet Union tried to establish nuclear ballistic missles on Cuba in defiance of the American demands that they be removed. Some months later, the U.S. removed its own missles from bases in Tu
18.
Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A (1974) as Mcshane
Sentimental tale, remade from the 1945 classic with an eye toward a possible series, of an impoverished family in a 1912 New York tenement with an alcoholic father and a strong-willed mother.
19.
Sex Symbol, The (1974) as Calvin Bernard
A thinly disguised drama based on Marilyn Monroe's life and death, with Connie Stevens flaunting her undeniable charms, Shelley Winters as a Hollywood gossip columnist, Don Murray as an attractive married U.S. Senator, Nehemiah Persoff as a European-accented studio czar, James Olson as a cerebral ar
20.
Manhunter (1974) as Walt Hovis
A World War I ex-marine turns 1930s bounty hunter and goes after Bonnie-and-Clyde style bank robbers who murdered his former girlfriend. Ken Howard later starred in the TV series (1974-75) as the Depression Era crimefighter tracking down wanted criminals for the reward money.
21.
Incident on a Dark Street (1973) as Joseph Dubbs
A small-time hood is murdered as he is about to blow the whistle on the syndicate in this pilot for a prospective series about the day-to-day operations of the U.S. Attorney's office in the Justice Department.
22.
The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972) as [Senator Douglas Belle] Stanton
A break-in and sabotage attempt occurs at a top secret research institute and the culprit is cornered and captured. The problem is that he's been badly injured and claims to have lost his memory entirely. A cat-and-mouse game ensues between investigator Tuxan, the mystery intruder Welles and the people who sent him on the mission.
23.
The Andromeda Strain (1971) as Dr. Mark Hall
Scientists race to find the cure for a deadly space virus.
24.
Paper Man (1971) as Art Fletcher
A suspense drama that begins with a group of college students who create an identity for a fictitious credit card holder after feeding data into a computer and snowballs into a scheme that leaves three of them dead.
25.
Wild Rovers (1971) as Joe Billings
An aging cowboy joins up with a beginner to rob banks.
26.
Moon Zero Two (1970) as Bill Kemp
A space salvage expert and his partner become involved with a group of criminals intent on hijacking a small asteroid made of sapphire and crashing it into the moon for later recovery. The only place that they can bring the asteroid down without drawing attention to themselves is a far side mining claim. But first they must dispose of the miner. Little known to them, however, is the fact that the miners sister has hired the same salvage team to help her locate her missing brother.
27.
Rachel, Rachel (1968) as Nick Kazlik
A small town teacher tries to overcome her shyness.
28.
The Strange One (1957) as Roger Gatt
A military school student develops a destructive power over his fellow cadets.
29.
The Sharkfighters (1956) as Ensign Harold Duncan
Navy scientists race to develop a shark repellent that could save the lives of downed fliers.

Producer (feature film)

30.
Breakfast of Aliens (1993) as Associate Producer
While slurping his breakfast from his dog bowl one day, Walter Clydepepper accidentally swallows an alien creature. Now his dreams of becoming a stand-up comic may come true, but he could become as hideous as the creature that controls him.

Visual Effects (feature film)

31.
Mission: Impossible II (2000) as Miniatures Creator (David B Sharp Productions)
When Agent Ethan Hunt takes holiday on a rock climbing expedition, he is rudely interrupted by a pair of missile- launched, self-destructing designer sunglasses encoded with instructions for his latest mission. It seems Biocyte Pharmaceuticals is missing Chimera, a skin-corroding virus that was manufactured to boost sales of their newly developed super-strength antiviral formula. Unfortunately it has fallen into the hands of Sean Ambrose, a business- minded MIF traitor with a thirst for stock options. Once the public learns that Chimera will melt the flesh off their bones within 27 hours of injection, the price of Biocyte's antidote will skyrocket. Can Ethan Hunt stop him before he takes over Biocyte and infects the city of Sidney?
32.
Armageddon (1998) as Lead Model Maker (Model Construction)
An oil driller and his crew are hired to rocket out to a gigantic asteroid and blow it up before it slams into the Earth.

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

33.
Thelma & Louise (1991) as Construction Foreman
Fighting back against a rapist turns two women on vacation into desperate fugitives.

Cast (special)

34.
Portrait: Legend in Granite: The Vince Lombardi Story (1973)
Based on the life of Vince Lombardi.

Cast (special)

35.
North Beach and Rawhide (1985) as Bill Cassidy
Rawhide, a former convict, believes that discipline, hard work and assigned responsibility are better alternatives for delinquent youths than prisons or reformatories. He runs his operation -- a rough and rustic cattle ranch for urban youths with criminal records -- with a combination of trust and f

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