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Born: August 21, 1945 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: Music ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
It's My Party (1996)
Nick Stark is a Los Angeles architect graced with vitality, good looks, loyal friends, a thriving career, a down-to-earth attitude, and an irreverent sense of humor. Lately, however, Nick's vision and memory have been short-circuiting, and his headaches won't go away. Although he looks healthy, he h
2.
Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man (1991)
Story of two bikers who rob the wrong armored car in order to save their friends bar. Instead, they end up with tons of drugs and must deal with the mobsters and police chasing them.

Music (feature film)

3.
Touch, The (2002) as Music
Hundreds of years ago, a lama concealed a priceless treasure in an underground palace on the Silk Road. For more security, he also trained a family of acrobatic performers to protect it. In the present, Yan Fei and her brother Yue Tong are the latest generation of that family of trained acrobats. Th
4.
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
The adventures of crocodile hunter Mick Dundee continue as Mick, his partner Sue and their son Mikey travel to the bizarre netherworld of Los Angeles, California. When Sue is temporarily assigned to the Los Angeles bureau of her father's newspaper to investigate the suspicious death of the former bureau chief, Mick, going through a slow hunting season, decides that this may be a good opportunity to introduce Mikey to a world outside of Walnut Creek, Australia. However, the father and son team get more than they bargained for when they find themselves knee-deep in Sue's murder investigation and caught up in Hollywood's trendy celebrity culture.
5.
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) as Music
The adventures of crocodile hunter Mick Dundee continue as Mick, his partner Sue and their son Mikey travel to the bizarre netherworld of Los Angeles, California. When Sue is temporarily assigned to the Los Angeles bureau of her father's newspaper to investigate the suspicious death of the former bureau chief, Mick, going through a slow hunting season, decides that this may be a good opportunity to introduce Mikey to a world outside of Walnut Creek, Australia. However, the father and son team get more than they bargained for when they find themselves knee-deep in Sue's murder investigation and caught up in Hollywood's trendy celebrity culture.
6.
Love and Treason (2001)
A naval officer finds herself ensnarled in a vengeful and deadly plot involving military secrets when her husband, an officer turned traitor, escapes from prison. After Kate Timmons makes the painful decision to turn in her husband, Eli Dixon, and divorce him, she is demoted and spends years trying
7.
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)
Three stories that examine the lesbian experience in America through three different decades in the same house. The three stories are: "1961" -- Edith, an older woman who loses her lifelong companion, learns the hard way that their bond was not recognized by family or society; "1972" -- Against the
8.
For Love of the Game (1999)
A veteran pitcher reflects on his life as he pitches his final game.
9.
For Love of the Game (1999) as Music
A veteran pitcher reflects on his life as he pitches his final game.
10.
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) as Music
When proper Englishman and Manhattan art dealer, Michael Felgate, falls in love with Gina Vitale, he is certain she'll soon be his bride. Upon proposing to her at "La Trattoria," a popular eatery in Little Italy, he makes a wrong turn looking for the men's room and discovers a man imprisoned in the restaurant's meat freezer. At this point, he learns not only that his bride-to-be is in fact the daughter of a powerful mafia godfather, but that his "discovery" has just embroiled him in a dangerous situation which requires him to pose as the gangster "Mickey Blue Eyes" in order to get out of it alive.
11.
Les Miserables (1998) as Music Conductor
Jean Valjean is released from prison after serving 20 years of hard labor. Left without a sense of morality, he soon steals silverware from a bishop's house. He is caught; yet, when he is returned by the police, the bishop states the silver was a gift. His only request is that Valjean learn to do go
12.
Les Miserables (1998) as Music
Jean Valjean is released from prison after serving 20 years of hard labor. Left without a sense of morality, he soon steals silverware from a bishop's house. He is caught; yet, when he is returned by the police, the bishop states the silver was a gift. His only request is that Valjean learn to do go
13.
Breakdown (1997) as Music Conductor
When a couple's car breaks down on a remote highway, the wife accepts a ride from a trucker to call for assistance at the local café. But when the husband arrives at the café and she's not there, he begins a desperate search to find her.
14.
Starship Troopers (1997) as Music; Music Composer & Conductor
Military enlistees fight off an invasion by alien insects.
15.
Switchback (1997) as Music
An FBI agent from the East tracks a brilliant but nameless serial killer who has kidnaped his son, the latest move in a vicious game of cat and mouse. From a death-filled room in Amarillo, Texas to a snow-choked train pass through the Rockies, he follows a former railway man and a mysterious young h
16.
Breakdown (1997) as Music
When a couple's car breaks down on a remote highway, the wife accepts a ride from a trucker to call for assistance at the local café. But when the husband arrives at the café and she's not there, he begins a desperate search to find her.
17.
War At Home, The (1996) as Conductor/Producer
In every city, on every block, in each house, a war is raging... For returning Vietnam veteran Jeremy Collier, Thanksgiving, 1972 is the most difficult of times. He's been back in his Texas hometown for a full year, but can't seem to forget what happened to him in the war. Worse yet, his family does
18.
It's My Party (1996) as Music
Nick Stark is a Los Angeles architect graced with vitality, good looks, loyal friends, a thriving career, a down-to-earth attitude, and an irreverent sense of humor. Lately, however, Nick's vision and memory have been short-circuiting, and his headaches won't go away. Although he looks healthy, he h
19.
Celtic Pride (1996) as Music Composer And Conductor
Star basketball player Lewis Scott is single-handedly leading Utah Jazz to a comeback bid for the NBA championship, much to the dismay of the Boston Celtics fans--and particularly Mike O'Hara and Jimmy Flaherty. When Game 6 ends with a Boston Celtics defeat and a series tie, Jimmy and Mike are outraged to hear that Scott is celebrating his victory at a local nightclub. Daring to look the enemy in the eye, they seek out Scott and soon devise a plan to get him so drunk, he won't be able to play well, thus securing the title for the home team. The unsuspecting Scott falls for the plan and finally passes out. Mike and Jimmy wake the next morning in Jimmy's apartment only to find that Scott is there as well, with his hands and feet bound in tape! Discovering they've kidnapped him, the duo suddenly realize they have a rare opportunity to actually control the outcome of the series if they keep Scott from playing. What they don't count on is that Scott is as keen a competitor off the court as he is on.
20.
War At Home, The (1996) as Music Composer And Conductor
In every city, on every block, in each house, a war is raging... For returning Vietnam veteran Jeremy Collier, Thanksgiving, 1972 is the most difficult of times. He's been back in his Texas hometown for a full year, but can't seem to forget what happened to him in the war. Worse yet, his family does
21.
Cecil B. Demented (1995) as Score Producer
Several guerilla filmmakers kidnap a B-movie actress and force her to star in their anarchist masterpiece.
22.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) as Music Conductor
In the two years since they said good-bye, Jesse and Willy have both become part of their own families: Jesse has been adopted by his foster parents, Glen and Annie Greenwood, and Willy has found his own Orca "pod," including his mother and younger siblings, in the seas off the Pacific Northwest. On a camping trip with his foster parents and newly discovered half-brother, Elvis, Jesse finds his old friend, Willy, off the coast, and the two quickly rediscover the us-against-the-world camaraderie that they shared before. But their happy reunion is cut short when an offshore oil spill threatens to trap Willy, his sister and his brother away from their mother and family of whales forever. As the danger moves closer, Jesse must call upon all the trust, loyalty and faith Willy has in him to return Willy--along with his brother and sister--back to their mother in the open seas.
23.
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) as Music Conductor
Maniacal techno-expert Travis Dane hijacks a train and converts it into a command center. He seizes control of a satellite super-weapon and threatens to destroy Washington, D.C., unless his one-billion dollar demand is met. Unfortunately for him, however, Casey Ryback happens to be on board, travelling with his niece, Sarah, and is the only man between Dane and the obliteration of three million people.
24.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) as Music Composer
In the two years since they said good-bye, Jesse and Willy have both become part of their own families: Jesse has been adopted by his foster parents, Glen and Annie Greenwood, and Willy has found his own Orca "pod," including his mother and younger siblings, in the seas off the Pacific Northwest. On a camping trip with his foster parents and newly discovered half-brother, Elvis, Jesse finds his old friend, Willy, off the coast, and the two quickly rediscover the us-against-the-world camaraderie that they shared before. But their happy reunion is cut short when an offshore oil spill threatens to trap Willy, his sister and his brother away from their mother and family of whales forever. As the danger moves closer, Jesse must call upon all the trust, loyalty and faith Willy has in him to return Willy--along with his brother and sister--back to their mother in the open seas.
25.
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) as Music Composer
Maniacal techno-expert Travis Dane hijacks a train and converts it into a command center. He seizes control of a satellite super-weapon and threatens to destroy Washington, D.C., unless his one-billion dollar demand is met. Unfortunately for him, however, Casey Ryback happens to be on board, travelling with his niece, Sarah, and is the only man between Dane and the obliteration of three million people.
26.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) as Music Scoring Producer
In the two years since they said good-bye, Jesse and Willy have both become part of their own families: Jesse has been adopted by his foster parents, Glen and Annie Greenwood, and Willy has found his own Orca "pod," including his mother and younger siblings, in the seas off the Pacific Northwest. On a camping trip with his foster parents and newly discovered half-brother, Elvis, Jesse finds his old friend, Willy, off the coast, and the two quickly rediscover the us-against-the-world camaraderie that they shared before. But their happy reunion is cut short when an offshore oil spill threatens to trap Willy, his sister and his brother away from their mother and family of whales forever. As the danger moves closer, Jesse must call upon all the trust, loyalty and faith Willy has in him to return Willy--along with his brother and sister--back to their mother in the open seas.
27.
Cecil B. Demented (1995) as Music
Several guerilla filmmakers kidnap a B-movie actress and force her to star in their anarchist masterpiece.
28.
Jungle Book, The (1994) as Music
Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of a young boy raised in the wild who tries to integrate himself into human society.
29.
Lassie (1994) as Music
When an evil sheep rancher causes trouble for a family living in the country, it's up to their beloved collie, Lassie, to save the day. A can't-miss family adventure. Starring Helen Slater, Tom Guiry, Jon Tenney, Brittany Boyd and Frederic Forrest.
30.
Lone Justice (1994) as Music
From his cramped jail cell, as he awaits his hanging, rugged cowboy Ned Blessing begins to write his memoirs, detailing the brutal shooting of his father and his own enslavement by Mexican outlaws.
31.
On Deadly Ground (1994) as Music
After threatening to expose a company for unsafe drilling practices, an oil worker is dumped and abandoned in the wilderness to die. But he is rescued by a tribe of natives who see him as their legendary figure, the Rainbow Warrior.
32.
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) as Music
Topper Harley is once again sent into Irag, this time to rescue a rescue team who was sent to rescue a rescue team.
33.
Robocop 3 (1993) as Music
Robocop fights a group of developers who try to steal land from the rightful owners.
34.
Free Willy (1993) as Music
An orphaned boy forms a relationship with a killer whale living in captivity.
35.
Wind (1992) as Song ("A Dream Comes Back To You")
Story set around the 1987 America's Cup yachting competition in Perth, Australia.
36.
Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (1992)
Set in the Southwest in the 1880s, a man tries to locate the killers who murdered his father.
37.
Wind (1992) as Music Composer And Conductor
Story set around the 1987 America's Cup yachting competition in Perth, Australia.
38.
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) as Music
Follow up to the 1980 film "The Blue Lagoon," after the lovers of the first film die at sea, and their young son is rescued by a ship infected with cholera. The son escapes the ship with a young girl and her mother, and the two youths become lovers on an unchartered island.
39.
Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man (1991) as Music
Story of two bikers who rob the wrong armored car in order to save their friends bar. Instead, they end up with tons of drugs and must deal with the mobsters and police chasing them.
40.
White Fang (1991) as Music
While searching for his father's lost gold mine in the Yukon, a young man befriends a white wolf.
41.
Flight of the Intruder (1991) as Music
Story set in 1972 in the South China Sea, about the missions of the Intruder, an A-6 low altitude bomber designed for flying in all weather conditions and at night, with no defensive weapons.
42.
Hunt For Red October, The (1990) as Song ("Payoff")
A Russian commander decides to defect, taking Russia's newest nuclear sub with him. CIA agent Jack Ryan must track him down.
43.
Hunt For Red October, The (1990) as Music
A Russian commander decides to defect, taking Russia's newest nuclear sub with him. CIA agent Jack Ryan must track him down.
44.
Quigley Down Under (1990) as Music
Under false pretences, an American cowboy is lured to Australia to slaughter the aborigines.
45.
Why Me? (1990) as Music
A jewel thief is chased by the Turkish government, American terrorists and the CIA when he steals a rare ruby.
46.
Kill or Be Killed (1990)
A television movie based on the true story of a special crime-fightng unit of five undercover vice agents, the North Las Vegas "Nasty Boys," who wear Ninja-style hoods to maintain their anonymity. The unit goes undercover to investigate a drug operation. Two of the Nasty Boys are targeted for death
47.
Nasty Boys (1989)
Movie pilot based on the true story of a crime-fighting unit of five undercover vice agents, the North Las Vegas Nasty Boys, who wear SWAT uniforms and Ninja-style masks to maintain their anonymity.
48.
Farewell to the King (1989) as Music
In the last days of World War II, a British captain is parachuted into Borneo to organize resistance against the Japanese. In order to accomplish his mission, he must deal with an American who has made himself almost a God in the eyes of the local inhabitants.
49.
Wired (1989) as Music
The short life and fast times of John Belushi.
50.
L.A. Takedown (1989)
A movie pilot for a series not picked up by NBC. A young, street-wise police detective puts his life and reputation in jeopardy when he encounters a criminal who manages to keep on step ahead. After an elaborately staged robbery during which three guards are killed, the policeman realizes he's up ag
51.
Intrigue (1988)
An American covert intelligence agent, Crawford is stationed in Brussels as a cultural attache. He is ordered first to smuggle Higbe, a former American intelligence officer who defected to Moscow years earlier, but is then ordered to kill him. Crawford, however, must battle between his orders and
52.
Cherry 2000 (1988) as Music
In the near future, E. Johnson, a mercenary living in The Zone, a post-industrial desert wasteland, is contacted by a yuppie named Sam who is seeking help to replace his Cherry 2000 sex robot, which recently suffered internal meltdown. Together, they set out to find the replacement Cherry clones, wh
53.
Split Decisions (1988) as Music
Two sons in the McGuinn family are talented prizefighters. The youngest is working with his father to train for the Olympics. But the oldest son has chosen a different path and has gotten involved with crooked fight promoters to advance his career, resulting in a great deal of stress in their family.
54.
Spellbinder (1988) as Music
A young lawyer, after falling in love with a beautiful woman, finds that she has an extremely mysterious past.
55.
No Man's Land (1987) as Music
56.
Robocop (1987) as Music
In crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop is rebuilt as a powerful machine, code named Robocop.
57.
Prison For Children (1987)
A movie about an orphaned teenage boy who, enraged by his brother's death, goes on a rampage on the ranch where he works, accidently starting a fire and then fleeing on a horse. Cleared of charges brought against him, he nevertheless is sent to a Boys Industrial School, which is little more than a j
58.
Island Sons (1987)
Four brothers (played by the Bottoms Brothers) from a Hawaiian Island family struggle to preserve their dynasty when their father mysteriously disappears following an indictment for bribery.
59.
Iron Eagle (1986) as Music
Doug is the teenage son of a U.S. Air Force pilot who was shot down over a Middle Eastern country and is being held hostage. Frustrated by the government's inability to secure his father's release, Doug gets some of his school friends to help him with his personal plan to save his father. The boys
60.
Flesh and Blood (1985) as Music; Music Director
Promised to a nobleman's son, virginal Princess Agnes is carried off by a gang of mercenaries who had been betrayed by his father. She soon allies herself with their leader but her true allegiances remain suspect. Has she really given herself over to him? Or does she feel some kind of commitment to Burlinson, who she had met just before she was kidnapped? When Burlinson pursues the gang, is captured by them, and the bubonic plague starts raging, she's forced to make some choices.
61.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)
Recast and redirected recreations of four classic tales from the landmark "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" of three TV decades earlier, with introductions by a computer colorized Hitchcock himself (and voice-over narration by John Huston), comprised this television-movie anthology which became the pilot
62.
Conan The Destroyer (1984)
Conan is sent on a mission by a queen to accompany her princess daughter to a distant castle to retrieve some mysterious and magical gems. Unbeknownst to him, the queen has a plan to double-cross him and use her daughter for a sacrifice upon their return. Conan steps up for battle...
63.
Conan The Destroyer (1984)
Conan is sent on a mission by a queen to accompany her princess daughter to a distant castle to retrieve some mysterious and magical gems. Unbeknownst to him, the queen has a plan to double-cross him and use her daughter for a sacrifice upon their return. Conan steps up for battle...
64.
Amazons (1984)
Madeleine Stowe is a doctor framed for malpractice following the death of a patient, an influential congressman. Convinced of her diagnosis she sets out on her own medical investigation only to stumble onto a secret organization of beautiful women conspiring to take over the government. Actor Paul M
65.
Single Bars, Single Women (1984)
"An intimate comedy-drama about the people who pursue their love fantasies in neon-lit gathering places" is how the network publicity releases described this quite incisive saga of the lonely women (and men) who have turned a well-patronized small city bar into the local pickup joint. Dolly Parton's
66.
Making The Grade (1984) as Music
67.
Red Dawn (1984) as Music
When the Soviet Union and Cuba invade the United States and paratroop into a small mid-western town, a group of teens band together to fight off their occupiers.
68.
Protocol (1984) as Music
A woman lands a menial government job in Washington, but soon finds herself embroiled in some major dealing with Middle-Eastern leaders.
69.
Conan The Barbarian (1982) as Music; Music Director
Young Conan's parents are murdered by a horde of vicious warriors who then enslave the young child for years. He is eventually released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness seeking vengeance on the man responsible for his family's murder.
70.
Summer Lovers (1982) as Music
When a young American couple travel to Greece for their summer vacation, they are taken not only by the beautiful country, but the uninhibited lifestyle of the people. The husband meets a French archeologist who is working on a dig and begins an affair with her. When his wife learns of his infidelit
71.
Whale For The Killing, A (1981)
Star and co-producer Peter Strauss is an outsider, stranded with his family in a Newfoundland coastal resort, where he flies in the face of custom and fights an entire community to prevent a trapped whale's slaughter with the support only of his wife and one of the locals, Richard Widmark. Emmy Awar
72.
Fire on the Mountain (1981)
Young real estate developer, Ron Howard, returns to his hometown to make a land killing but soon takes up the cause of crusty old-timer Buddy Ebsen in the latter's struggle with the government which wants his ranch for an Army missile base. Michael Conrad (Phil Esterhaus of "Hill Street Blues") is the Army colonel charged with getting the old codger off his land. Adapted from the 1962 book by Edward Abbey, this film brought an Emmy Award nomination to its sound mixer.
73.
The Blue Lagoon (1980) as Music Conductor
Two children shipwrecked on a tropical island learn to live with nature and their developing sexuality.
74.
Defiance (1980) as Music
Tommy moves into temporary housing in a New York neighborhood that is terrorized by a gang called the Souls. While waiting for his next assignment at sea, Tommy tries keep to himself, but eventually he's forced to engage with his neighbors and the gang. By standing up to the gang, he manages to chan
75.
The Blue Lagoon (1980) as Music; Music Director
Two children shipwrecked on a tropical island learn to live with nature and their developing sexuality.
76.
Dolphin (1979) as Music
77.
House Of God, The (1979) as Music
Interns are introduced to the realities of a career in medicine at a big city hospital.
78.
Big Wednesday (1978) as Music ("Three Friends Theme")
Three surfing friends reunite after each has served in the Vietnam War.
79.
Extreme Close-Up (1973) as Music
A television reporter becomes obsessed with voyeurism after doing a story about the subject.
80.
Congratulations, It's a Boy! (1971)
A happy bachelor's swinging life is disrupted by the arrival of a teenager who claims to be his son. "So's Your Old Man!" was this movie's original pre-airing title. Jack Albertson replaced Edmond O'Brien.

Music (special)

81.
1996 Summer Olympics, The (1996) as Music Conductor (Opening Ceremony)
A presentation of the 1996 Summer Olympics from Atlanta, Georgia.
82.
1996 Summer Olympics, The (1996) as Music ("Tradition Of The Games" (Opening Ceremony))
A presentation of the 1996 Summer Olympics from Atlanta, Georgia.
83.
Pros and Cons (1986) as Music
An elite unit of fraud investigators for a coastal county sheriff's department find a deadly insurance scheme and a high-stakes housing scam on its agenda.
84.
Sheriff and the Astronaut, The (1984) as Music
The story, set in Carrow County, details the work of Ed Cassaday, a frontier-style sheriff, and Dr. Ellen Vale, his girlfriend, an astronaut at the NASA Dwight D. Eisenhower Space Center. In the pilot episode, Ed searches for an elusive killer who uses hunting arrows to kill off members of a prestig

Music (TV Mini-Series)

85.
Kimberly (1999) as Music
86.
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993) as Original Music Themes
Three-part sequel to the "Lonesome Dove" miniseries that aired on CBS in 1989. With the death of his friend Gus, ex-Texas ranger Woodrow F. Call immerses himself in ranching on a grand scale.

Music (TV Mini-Series)

87.
Zoya (1995)
A Russian girl, Zoya, flees the Revolution and goes to Paris with her grandmother. She then marries an American soldier, moves to New York, is widowed, struggles to support her children, marries a garment-industry magnate, becomes a successful businesswoman and finally makes a poignant return to her
88.
Lonesome Dove (1989)
A four-part miniseries adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about two former Texas Rangers who, after the Civil War, drive their cattle from Lonesome Dove, Texas, to the wide-open spaces of the Montana territory, hoping to establishing a ranch there.
89.
Amerika (1987)
A seven-part miniseries set ten years after a hypothetical Soviet takeover of the United States. The story relates how the release of a political dissident from prison triggers strong reactions from his estranged family, his childhood friend (now a rising figure in the new regime), the leaders of th

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