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Born: April 2, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
My Life in Ruins (2009)
A Greek tour guide named Georgia attempts to recapture her kefi (Greek for "mojo") by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land. Along the way, she manages to open their eyes to the wonders of an exotic foreign land while beginning to see the wor
2.
Just My Luck (2006)
Ashley Albright is the luckiest woman in the world, a person to whom all the good things in life have come far too easily. She can pick a lottery ticket at random and hit the jackpot. In New York, the world's busiest city, Ashley never has to wait for a cab. And she has a terrific job as an account
3.
Welcome to Mooseport (2004) as Director
Welcome to Mooseport. The sleepy Maine community has all the accoutrements of idyllic small town life: a little park and gazebo, quaint architecture, a moose that wanders through the streets, and lots of friendly townsfolk, including the proprietor of the local hardware store, Handy Harrison and his
4.
How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) as Director
Andie Anderson, the how-to girl for Composure Magazine, agrees to write a firsthand account of all the things women do to drive away men; she has to find a guy, make him fall in love with her, then get dumped--all in 10 days. But little does she know that her target, ad agency hottie, Benjamin Barry
5.
Miss Congeniality (2000) as Director
After botching up an undercover assignment involving Russian mobsters, less-than-graceful FBI Agent Gracie Hart is placed on desk duty. However, when a terrorist, known only as The Citizen, threatens to disrupt the Miss America pageant, Gracie, unfortunately, is the only agent attractive enough to go undercover posing as Miss New Jersey.
6.
My Favorite Martian (1999) as Director
An ambitious television reporter Tim O'Hara stumbles upon a real-life Martian whose space ship has crash landed on Earth. Believing this is the story of the millennium and his chance for a Pulitzer Prize, Tim makes his plans to expose the Martian, who, posing as Tim's Uncle Martin, takes human form
7.
Associate, The (1996) as Director
Laurel Ayres is a bright financial analyst with more brains than most of her male colleagues. She's fed up with following the rules to get ahead, and when she's passed over for a well-deserved promotion, Laurel decides the fairer sex has played fair long enough. She sets about creating the perception that she's formed a partnership with a powerful financial whiz. The deception works, and while the speculators are musing about the identity of her enigmatic associate, Laurel maneuvers a number of successful financial deals and proves that men don't have a monopoly on creative enterprise.
8.
Richie Rich (1994) as Director
Based on the classic Harvey Comics character, the richest little 12-year old in the world, along with the help of his friends, must invade the Rich manor to rescue his billionaire parents from a hostile takeover.
9.
Favor, The (1994) as Director
A romantic comedy about a fantasizing housewife who asks her chic best friend to arrange a special favor--to make love to her high school sweetheart whom she hasn't seen in 15 years.
10.
Grumpy Old Men (1993) as Director
A longtime feud heats up when the men become rivals for a sexy new neighbor.
11.
Opportunity Knocks (1990) as Director
Against a contrast of inner city violence and suburban serenity, a con man assumes someone else's identity.
12.
Mystic Pizza (1988) as Director
Three waitresses develop romantic relationships, which help them better understand their own friendships with each other.

Cast (feature film)

13.
Why Me? (1984)
Glynnis O'Connor is real-life Air Force nurse Leola Mae Harmon, whose face is shattered and her marriage destroyed in an automobile accident, and Armand Assante is the fiercely dedicated plastic surgeon in the military hospital who not only reconstructs her face but renews her courage and revitalize
14.
Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981) as White Rookie
Murphy is an honest policeman whose beat is the dangerous South Bronx. He performs his job well and treats people with dignity in the the drug and gang infested neighborhood. But Murphy's superior officers maintain a policy of brutality in dealing with the locals. After he sees a fellow officer murd
15.
Haywire (1980) as 2nd Guest
Author Brooke Hayward's best-seller about her parents, actress Margaret Sullavan and theatrical agent/producer Leland Hayward, as well as her vulnerable younger sister and troubled brother (who produced this film), was dramatized here to great acclaim, with Lee Remick receiving an Emmy Award nominat
16.
H.O.T.S. (1979) as Doug
College exploitation film focusing on the wild escapades of the women of H.O.T.S. Sorority. The antics include but are certainly not limited to a wet t-shirt contest, a sky-diving eposide, plenty of fraternity boys and even a house-keeping robot. Can the girls of H.O.T.S. overcome the scrutiny of their unliberated student counterparts and the University Administration as they unknowingly become the focus of bumbling crooks?
17.
Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery (1978)
In this initial entry in a projected series on contemporary interpretations of the Ten Commandments, the wife of a paralytic becomes involved in an extramarital affair -- with his permission. The second film, "Thou Shalt Not Kill," made around the same time, was not aired until 1982.
18.
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977) as Cub Photographer
A further look into the lives of F.D.R. and Eleanor Roosevelt during their twelve-year residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, reuniting most of the cast and technical crew responsible for the multiple-award-winning first film (1976). Equally as honored (with seventeen Emmy nominations), this film wa
19.
Turning Point, The (1977) as Barney
The story of two women whose lives are dedicated to ballet. Deedee left her promising dance career to become a wife and mother and now runs a ballet school in Oklahoma. Emma stayed with a company and became a star though her time is nearly past. Both want what the other has and reflects back on missed chances as they are brought together again through Deedee's daughter who joins the company.

Producer (feature film)

20.
Just My Luck (2006)
Ashley Albright is the luckiest woman in the world, a person to whom all the good things in life have come far too easily. She can pick a lottery ticket at random and hit the jackpot. In New York, the world's busiest city, Ashley never has to wait for a cab. And she has a terrific job as an account

Director (special)

21.
Country Estates (1993) as Director
When a family moves to their dream home in Country Estates, a mother must confront the ghost of her son in order to begin again. Her surviving son becomes entangled in an apparent murder involving the bizarre couple next door, and their neighbor is finally forced to face his brother's criminal past.
22.
Turner and Hooch (1990) as Director
A comedy pilot for NBC based on the 1989 feature film, "Turner and Hooch," about a detective and his partner, an extraordinarily clever St. Bernard.
23.
Why on Earth? (1988) as Director
A pilot for a series not picked up by ABC, about an an impetuous young alien recently arrived in California to study the peculiarities of humans. His involvement with a beautiful earthling leads to interplanetary adventure, romance and the possible disclosure of the identity of his secret group.
24.
Have You Tried Talking to Patty? (1986) as Director
Drama about a hearing-impaired teenager's attempt to change her image when she has trouble being accepted by others.

Cast (special)

25.
416th, The (1979) as Private Billy Henderson
The pilot, set in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam War, follows the adventures of Rick Michaels, a talent agent, Myron Kowalski, an accountant, Carmine Pompinece, a mechanic, and Billy Henderson, a college dropout. The four are Army reservists who are called up and assigned to combat training as pa

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