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Gene Polito

Gene Polito



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Cinematography (feature film)

Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke (1978) as Director Of Photography
Cheech and Chong meet up by chance on the highway somewhere in California. They go in search of some dope and are accidentally deported to Mexico where in their desperation to get home they agree to drive a van back to the States so they can get back in time for a gig they are due to play. Unaware of the properties from which the van is constructed they make their way back having aquired a couple of female hitch-hikers whilst all the time avoiding the cops whom they are not even aware are following them.
Bad News Bears Go To Japan, The (1978) as Director Of Photography (Usa)
The Bad News Bears go to Tokyo to play against Japan''s best little league team. This time as their coach that have Marvin Lazar, a con man who is hatching a money-making scheme involving the Bears.
Trackdown (1976) as Cinematographer
Jim''s sister Betsy has letf their family''s cattle ranch in Montana to seek her fortune in Hollywood. Jim decides to follow Betsy to make sure she is safe, but he is too late. When she gets off the bus, Betsy is robbed, kidnapped, gang-raped, and sold into prostitution. So Jim gets a social worker to help him and the two desperately try to rescue the girl.
Futureworld (1976) as Cinematographer
Reporters uncover deadly secrets behind a theme park where guests live their dreams.
Death Scream (1975) as Director Of Photography
An all-star suspense drama about a young woman whose murder was witnessed by fifteen of her neighbors who did nothing to help and refused to cooperate with the police. Based on an actual event, this was filmed under the title "Homicide" and in its repeat showing was called "The Woman Who Cried Murde
All Together Now (1975) as Director Of Photography
A film inspired by the actual story of four orphaned children who have thirty days to prove they can remain together as a family without adult supervision. John Rubinstein (son of legendary pianist Artur Rubinstein) stars as the oldest, and he also wrote the film's music. Two other second generation
Last Hours Before Morning (1975) as Director Of Photography
Atmospheric private eye film set in the 1940s about a hotshot house detective and ex-cop who moonlights by chasing deadbeats and finds himself investigating the connection between an arrogant gambler''s murder and a beautiful film star''s jewel robbery.
That's Entertainment! (1974) as Cinematographer
An all-star cast, including Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra, introduces clips from MGM's greatest musicals.
All the Kind Strangers (1974) as Director Of Photography
A drama about seven strange orphans with vicious dogs who turn a remote farmhouse into a prison for unsuspecting travelers who will either become their parents or disappear permanently.
Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders (1974) as Director Of Photography
A handsomely produced detective pilot set in seventh-century China, with a totally distinctive sleuth faced with an unusual case involving his three wives, a killer bear, three murders, a one-armed lady, a dead monk, a chamber of horrors, a vengeful swordsman, a lovesick juggler, a kidnapped nun --
The Phantom of Hollywood (1974) as Director Of Photography
A masked madman tries to stop the sale of a movie studio.
Westworld (1973) as Director Of Photography
A future fantasy park turns deadly when robot workers go on a killing spree.
Set This Town on Fire (1973) as Director Of Photography
After serving seven years for manslaughter, a man returns home to run for mayor following the disclosure that the local newspaper editor, whose eyewitness testimony had put him behind bars, now has second thoughts and the town drunk now has confessed to the crime. Filmed in 1969 as "The Profane Come
Drive Hard, Drive Fast (1973) as Director Of Photography
A murder drama, filmed in 1969, about a race car driver who finds himself part of a deadly romantic triangle and his life threatened by a machete-wielding mystery man.
Man Who Could Talk to Kids, The (1973) as Director Of Photography
Isolated from his heartbroken parents in his own solitary world, a troubled boy allows one special man to penetrate his lonely fortress and bring the family back together.
Five On The Black Hand Side (1973) as Director Of Photography
A barber''''s autocratic ways trigger a revolt by the rest of his family.
Prime Cut (1972) as Director of Photography
A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.
Sam Hill: Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? (1971) as Director Of Photography
In this Western series pilot (unrealized), an alcoholic drifter finds himself unchallenged in his run for sheriff in a small town, but campaigning means that he must find the killer of a visiting preacher.
My Sweet Charlie (1970) as Director of Photography
A pregnant white southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run, meet in a boarded-up house in rural Texas and develop a close friendship for their mutual survival. Patty Duke won an Emmy for her acting -- the first given to a TV-movie performance -- and Levinson and Link were given Emmy
The Forbin Project (1970) as Director of Photography
Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give it's plans for the management of the world under it's guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.
Downhill Racer (1969) as Photog--Colorado locations
An ambitious skier sacrifices love and family to win.
The Ride to Hangman's Tree (1967) as Director of Photography
Portrait of a Mobster (1961) as Director of Photography
This movie portrays the rise and fall of 1920s gangster Dutch Schultz. While building his own mob ring, he romances Iris, the daughter of a man he killed. When Iris marries a cop, Schultz makes sure the cop goes bad and takes kickbacks from Schultz's organization. Iris goes back to the arms of Schultz, not knowing he's the man who killed her father.
Twist All Night (1961) as Dir of photog for "Twist All Night"
The Plunderers (1960) as Director of Photography
Four young cowboys, Jeb (Ray Stricklyn), Rondo (John Saxon), Mule (Roger Torrey) and Davy (Dee Pollock) ride into Trail City, Texas figuring on taking over for a while. Rancher Sam Christy (Jeff Chandler), with a paralyzed right arm refuses to get involved against them, and Kate Miller (Marsha Hunt) calls him a coward. When Jeb kills the timid Sheriff McCauley (Jay C. Flippen), Sam goes to his ranch to get his gun. The boys are waiting for him there, and Ellie Walters (Dolores Hart)goes to his ranch and finds him badly beaten up by Mule. The young Davy, shocked by the killing of the sheriff, quarrels with Jeb. He goes off alone and Sam captures him. Rondo, tries to force his attentions on Ellie, who shoots him when he draws a knife on Sam. The latter kills Mule in a knife fight, and Jeb bursts out of the saloon with two guns blazing. Sam shoots and kills him. The townsmen are for hanging Davy but Sam, realizing the young boy was the victim of a situation he didn't know how to handle---and one that the town should have never let develop---tells him to just go home. Sam and Ella watch as the boy rides slowly out of town.
Zero Hour! (1957) as Assistant Camera
When a flight crew falls ill, the only man who can land the plane is afraid of flying.
A Star Is Born (1954) as Assistant Camera
A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.

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