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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
1994 Baker Street: Sherlock Holmes Returns (1993) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit) (San Francisco)
Reawakened from a self-induced sleep in present-day San Francisco, Sherlock Holmes is challenged by the offspring of his greatest foe, Professor Moriarity.
2.
Strays (1991) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
A couple moves out of the city to their dream home in the country, and find hundreds of hostile stray cats lurking in the cellar of the house.
3.
Stark (1985) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
Hard-drinking Wichita cop comes to Las Vegas in search of his younger sister, a chorus girl who has disappeared with one of her roommates, and ends up taking on the Vegas mob. Nicolas Surovy (daytime soap actor son of former diva Rise Stevens) and Dennis Hopper, returning to American moviemaking aft
4.
Three on a Date (1978) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
The adventures of four couples, winners on a television game show, and their young chaperone on a Hawaiian holiday. A "Love Boat" carbon, set ashore.

Cast (feature film)

5.
Maverick (1994) as Unshaven Man
A Western gambler tries to raise the entry fee for a high-stakes poker game.
6.
Nowhere To Run (1993) as Prisoner
An escaped convict befriends a young widow and helps her battle corrupt land developers who want to force her off her land.
7.
Ruby (1992) as Action Jackson
Fact and fiction are combined in this story about Jack Ruby and a stripper, Candy Cane, and how they become involved in a conspiracy to kill J.F.K.
8.
Presidio, The (1988) as Workman
Joint investigation by the San Francisco Police Department and the military.
9.
Blue Collar (1978)
Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only 600 dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some 'hot' material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost 10,000 dollars by their robbery.
10.
The Mechanic (1972) as Bodyguard
An experienced hit man takes a beginner under his wing.
11.
Once Upon a Dead Man (1971) as Dewhawk
A San Francisco police commissioner is dragged into a charity auction theft and a mysterious murder by his kooky wife. Rock Hudson made his TV acting debut in this pilot to his hit "McMillan and Wife" series (1971-77). Susan Saint James and John Schuck were the other holdovers from the pilot.
12.
The Jesus Trip (1971) as Tyler
13.
B. S. I Love You (1971) as Manuel
A female executive who is the head of an advertising agency on Madison Avenue has slept her way to the top and now has her sights on a young advertising executive. He succumbs to her seductions and by doing so, he has ensured his rise up the corporate ladder of success.

Writer (feature film)

14.
The Irish in Us (1935) as Story idea
The sons of an Irish family have to choose among police work, prize fighting and love.

Stunts (feature film)

15.
Nothing to Lose (1997) as Stunts
After discovering his wife in bed with his boss, ad exec Nick Beam is carjacked while sitting at a stop light. Having "nothing to lose," Nick turns the tables and kidnaps the armed robber. Ultimately the two form an unlikely friendship when they try to exact revenge against Nick's boss in an adventure filled with mistaken identity and hold-ups.
16.
Heaven's Prisoners (1996) as Stunts
Ex-New Orleans cop Dave Robicheaux is turning his back on the Big Easy. With the support of his loving wife Annie, he's stopped drinking, and retreated to the beauty and serenity of the Louisiana bayou country. However Robicheaux's world is turned upside down when a planeload of illegal immigrants crashes into the nearby Gulf. He risks his life to save a little Salvadoran girl, whom he and Annie adopt. She is the child they never had, and the family quickly bonds. But the precarious balance of Robicheaux's life is suddenly threatened when he attempts to clear up the mystery surrounding the crash. Each query draws him further down a road of deceit, and ultimately leads him to the doorstep of old high school friend Bubba Rocque and his alluring Cajun wife Claudette. With only his longtime friend Robin to help him, Robicheaux's mettle is tested. In the face of personal tragedy, he seeks salvation in a bottle of booze while planning retribution against those who have shattered his life.
17.
High School High (1996) as Stunts
Moby Dick. A Tale of Two Cities. Don Quixote. These are classic works of literature that today two out of every three high school students do not even recognize. Okay, so three out of three. Of course, that's not so bad though when you realize that none of them can identify where Canada is, either. To idealistic Richard Clark, however, everyone in school has the deep-rooted ability to be a top student and there's no such thing as a bad kid. That's why he's quit his job teaching at a posh academy and moved to a tough inner city high school. It's his strongest belief that these kids should be allowed to have the very same experiences that all people have in high school--dating, going to proms, begging for sex, etc.
18.
Nine Months (1995) as Stunts
Samuel and Rebecca have it all. During their near-perfect, five-year relationship, they've seen their careers thrive; experienced countless nights of passion in their wonderful San Francisco home; and had the freedom to take off on romantic weekends at whim. And then one day they receive a little surprise... one that will catapult their life of Perfect Order into one of Utter Chaos: Rebecca is pregnant, and Samuel's life will never be the same. His frenetic new existence begins with an unlikely friendship with a couple of well-meaning, but overbearing parents, Marty and Gail. Then, there's Rebecca's first appointment with a friendly but somewhat nervous Russian physician--whose only previous experience has been with four-legged creatures. When Rebecca suggests that his beloved, gleaming red Porsche has to be traded in for a "family" car, Samuel realizes his life may be falling apart at the seams. And all that he's getting in return is a miracle...
19.
Roadracers (1994)
An ambitious rock and roller finds himself in a vicious cat-and-mouse game with a big-shot gang leader and a sadistic small town police officer.
20.
Fade to Black (1993)
When a college professor accidentally videotapes a murder in another apartment through his own window, he finds himself framed for the crime.
21.
Me and the Kid (1993) as Stunt Coordinator
Two incompetent criminals kidnap an eight-year-old boy.
22.
No Place To Hide (1993) as Stunts
A teenager is threatened by her sister's killer.
23.
Hard Target (1993) as Stunts
A struggling veteran is on the trail of a killer whose victims are homeless vets.
24.
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) as Stunts
Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are back for more heart-pounding action and side-splitting comedy in director Richard Donner's smash hit "Lethal Weapon 3" (1992). When a crooked ex-cop forms a brutal ring of arms dealers, it's up to mis-matched cops Riggs (Gibson) and Murtaugh (Glover) and a few of their closest friends to fire off a bullet or fifty in pursuit of fast-paced justice. With Joe Pesci and Rene Russo.
25.
Rapid Fire (1992) as Stunts
When a student witness a murder between two feuding drug families, he seeks the help of a friend who is a cop.
26.
Strays (1991)
A couple moves out of the city to their dream home in the country, and find hundreds of hostile stray cats lurking in the cellar of the house.
27.
Highlander 2: The Quickening (1991) as Stunt Coordinator
Christopher Lambert reprises his role in "Highlander II: The Quickening" (1991), re-packaged as "Highlander 2: Renegade Version." The sequel to the 1986 hit finds Lambert returning as the immortal Connor MacLeod who saves Earth from a depleting ozone layer by building a shield that deflects sunlight. Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, and Michael Ironside also star.
28.
Rescue Me (1991) as Stunts
A coming-of-age action comedy about a 17-year-old angst-filled teenager with a consuming passion--winning the affections of the most popular girl in school. When she's kidnapped by two hapless hoods, the smitten youth sets out to rescue her by enlisting the aid of a down-on-his-luck Vietnam vet.
29.
Last Boy Scout, The (1991) as Stunts
In this entertaining early '90s classic, a former Secret Service agent teams up with a former pro-football star to solve the mysterious murder of his girlfriend. This is a must-see for any action-film aficionados. Starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Halle Berry, Taylor Negron and Chelsea Field.
30.
Point Break (1991) as Stunts
A rookie FBI agent, hoping to break a bank robbery ring, infiltrates a colony of surfers in Southern California.
31.
Adventures of Ford Fairlane, The (1990) as Stunts
A washed-up detective tries to solve a murder case.
32.
Lock Up (1989) as Stunt Coordinator
A model prisoner with only six months left to serve in a minimum security facility, is transferred to a maximum security prison run by a vicious warden.
33.
Star Trek V: the Final Frontier (1989) as Stunts
Terrorists take over the USS Enterprise and set it on a direct course for the end of the universe, the "Great Barrier."
34.
Who's Harry Crumb? (1989) as Stunts
Harry Crumb, a bumbling wanna-be private eye related by birth to a line of crack detectives, gets assigned to a lucrative kidnapping case, but only because his slimy boss doesn't want it solved for motives of his own. Crumb investigates, tripping over his own feet at every turn en route to finding
35.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) as Stunts
Riggs and Murtaugh protect a federal witness in the sequel that takes place three years after the original film.
36.
'Burbs, The (1989) as Stunts
A suburban father decides to stay home for a peaceful summer vacation, but his plans are shattered when a weird family moves in next door.
37.
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989) as Stunts
In Los Angeles, a cop and father with no tolerance for sleaze is tracking down a pimp who recruits adolescent hookers and drug addicts in order to sell them to rich businessman with loose morals. When one such businessman arrives from Japan and, in a twist, finds his daughter taken by the pimp, it'
38.
Road House (1989) as Stunts
A cool-headed bouncer (with an NYU philosphy degree and a gift for martial arts) is hired to calm an extra-rowdy midwestern tavern. Along the way he falls in love with a beautiful doctor, and runs up against the local kingpin.
39.
Stark (1985)
Hard-drinking Wichita cop comes to Las Vegas in search of his younger sister, a chorus girl who has disappeared with one of her roommates, and ends up taking on the Vegas mob. Nicolas Surovy (daytime soap actor son of former diva Rise Stevens) and Dennis Hopper, returning to American moviemaking aft
40.
Into The Night (1985) as Stunts
A nerdy scientist, despondent over his wife's cheating ways, takes off into the night and ends up with an attractive female jewelry smuggler on the lam, who drags him, unwittingly, into an adventure-filled evening where they are pursued by some evil crooks out to get her and her cache.
41.
Death Ride To Osaka (1983)
An aspiring young singer naively takes a job in a Tokyo nightspot and is drawn into a white slavery ring in which the entertainers are forced into prostitution by the Yakuza, Japan's equivalent of the syndicate. This TV version of what long was a B-movie staple of an earlier generation ran through s
42.
Star Chamber, The (1983) as Stunts
Dicouraged with the judicial system, a young judge decides to become judge, jury, and executioner.
43.
Computercide (1982)
Sci-fi pilot, filmed in 1977 as "The Final Eye," about the last private detective on Earth, who is hired to find a missing scientist in the year 1996, last seen by his daughter on Eden Isle, the utopian paradise he founded.
44.
Beastmaster, The (1982) as Stunts
Soon after his birth, Dar, the son of a king, is hunted by a priest and goes to live with another family for protection. When Dar grows up, his adopted father is murdered. After this, Dar discovers that he has special powers and begins to enact his plan for revenge.
45.
Blue Collar (1978) as Stunt Driver
Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only 600 dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some 'hot' material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost 10,000 dollars by their robbery.
46.
Serpico: The Deadly Game (1976)
This was the pilot for the 1976-77 "Serpico" series with David Birney, in the role originated on the screen by Al Pacino, as the New York undercover cop battling corruption in and out of the department.
47.
Barbary Coast, The (1975)
A government undercover agent and the dashing owner of a boomtown San Francisco casino team up to expose an elaborate extortion plot devised by a Confederate Army officer in this pilot for the short-lived (late 1975) series that bore a striking resemblance to the fondly-remembered "Wild, Wild West."
48.
Flash and the Firecat (1975) as Stunts
Flash and Firecat speed around California in their dune buggy, stealing and keeping one step ahead of the police.
49.
Rancho Deluxe (1975) as Stunts
Cattle rustlers Jack McKee and Cecil Carlson have chosen to be outcasts. McKee is staying far away from his conceited ex-wife and Native American Carlson has rejected his tribe's traditions. The two men are tired of small-time capers and decide to pull off a majorly profitable crime. So they target a quiet rancher named John Brown's ranch, but Brown finds out and gets a private detective to go after the duo.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

50.
Viva Max! (1969) as Stunt
When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Max, a general in the Mexican army decides to perform some great act of heroism. He takes his men over the border into Texas and re-captures the Alamo. This upsets the Texans greatly. The Texas National Guard is sent to retake the mission. Normally this would be easy as Max's men have left all of their ammunition back in Mexico, but the State department insists that no one be killed and so the National Guard also goes in with unloaded weapons.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

51.
Killer Elite, The (1975) as Martial Artist
Two professional killers employed by the C.I.A. become dangerous enemies when one of them betrays the other.
52.
Star Spangled Girl (1971) as Stunt double

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