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Art Director (feature film)

Price of Heaven, The (1997)
A young man returns to his small Southern home town as a celebrity after appearing on the cover of "Life" with Marilyn Monroe. He finds he must choose between the girlfriend he left behind and the daughter of a wealthy mill owner. With the help of an unlikely friend, he discovers the value of love a
Long Summer of George Adams, The (1982)
James Garner is a homespun railroad man in Oklahoma of the 1950's whose future is jeopardized when diesel engines threaten to make his job obsolete, compounding domestic problems with his wife and the ridicule he faces from the town folks because of his second job as a watchman. Acting buddy Stuart
Fire! (1977)
A forest fire started by a convict to cover his escape from a road gang threatens to destroy a mountain community. Later (6/11/78) this two-hour movie was cut to ninety minutes and put on TV's first disaster double bill, teamed with Irwin Allen's "Flood."
Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) as Art Direction
In 1924 Estie comes to Hollywood to become an actress, but the dog, that followed her becomes the star. But Hollywood has its own rules of sucess.
Capone (1975) as Art Direction
The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years after Capone was imprisoned.
The Towering Inferno (1974) as Art Direction
A fire chief and an architect join forces to save victims of a burning skyscraper.
The Poseidon Adventure (1972) as Asst art dir
Passengers and crew struggle to escape an ocean liner turned upside down.
The Other (1972) as Asst art dir
A boy''''s evil twin leads him on the path to murder.
Monte Walsh (1970) as Asst art dir
An aging cowboy faces changes in the West with the rise of civilization.

Art Department (feature film)

Some Kind of a Nut (1969) as Set Decoration
A banker who''''s lost his job for growing a beard embraces the cultural revolution.

Production Designer (feature film)

Staying Afloat (1993)
An ex-millionaire operates as an undercover agent from his yacht off the Florida coast.
Mission Of The Shark (1991)
Based on the true story of the USS "Indianapolis," which was given the secret mission of carrying the vital parts of the A-bomb across the Pacific during World War II. On its return, the ship was sunk by a Japanese submarine, resulting in the Navy's greatest sea disaster. The Navy delayed a rescue b
UHF (1989) as Production Designer
After a local public station gets a new owner, the station becomes a hit with a mix of hilariously bizarre shows.
Nightingales (1988)
A movie pilot focusing on the personal and professional lives of eight student nurses at a Los Angeles teaching hospital.
Alamo: 13 Days to Glory, The (1987)
A movie about the small group of Texans who defended the Alamo against attack by Mexican troops. In 1836, a small garrison of 181 men, led by Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and commandant Wiliam Travis, vow to fight for Texas independence from Mexico. They are up against a 6000-strong army led by General
J. Edgar Hoover (1987)
A television movie about the late director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover. The film follows Hoover from his childhood in a working-class section of Washington at the turn of the century to his final days during the social and political turbulence of the '60s and '70s. The factors that helped him to bui
Three Kings, The (1987)
A Christmas story about three inmates from a mental institution who believe they are The Three Wise Men of the Bible. They escape on camelback into the urban sprawl of Los Angeles in a whimsical search for the Christ child.
American Anthem (1986) as Production Designer
Purple Rain (1984) as Production Designer
Semi-autobiographical account of a young rock star''s setbacks amidst his meteoric rise to fame.
That Championship Season (1982) as Production Designer
A group of men who were teammates on their high school's basketball team get together for a reunion. After some visiting and drinking, old resentments and long-suppressed anger come to the surface, and the men find their long-time friendships in danger of ending.
Airplane! (1980) as Production Designer
When a flight crew falls ill, the only man who can land the plane is afraid of flying.
Night the City Screamed, The (1980)
Here's what happens to a cast of television luminaries when the lights go out in a major city and the looters take over, with councilman Robert Culp, police captain Don Meredith, mayor Raymond Burr, and power official George DiCenzo trying to keep things cool while playing politics.
Steel (1980) as Production Designer
Mike Catton was a construction site foreman, but he developed a phobia of heights after a serious accident. When a friend of his is killed while rushing to finish a skyscraper before a bank's foreclosure, Mike starts working for the man's daughter, forming a team of top notch men to finish the bulid
Mary White (1977)
A sensitive story of a young girl and her moving relationship with her famed father, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Allen White, and the profound change in his life following her tragic death at sixteen in a horseback riding accident in 1921. Caryl Ledner received an Emmy Award for the ad
Viva Knievel! (1977) as Production Designer
Daredevil motorcyclist Evil Knievel travels to Mexico for a stunt. What he does not know is that a drug lord is planning oto have him killed and then smuggle cocaine across the U. S. border in his coffin.

Art Director (special)

Last Leaf, The (1984) as Art Direction
The story of a very sick girl who believes that when the last leaf of a dying vine is blown away by the winter wind, she will die. An aging artist risks his life to give the girl the hope she needs to live, by secretly painting the last leaf on the wall to which the vine clings. Based on the story b
One Night Band (1983) as Art Direction
The adventures of One Night Band, a struggling country and western group. In the pilot episode, the group attempts to retrieve their stolen bus from a motorcycle gang--who are holding it for an unusual ransom: a performance at a gang member's wedding.
Callahan (1982) as Art Direction
The story of Callahan, curator of the Regis Historical Foundation in New York City, and Rachel Bartlett, his beautiful research assistant, as they travel around the world and attempt to expose the frauds who profit from faking scientific relics. In the pilot episode, Callahan and Rachel travel to Bu

Production Designer (special)

Hope Division (1987) as Production Designer
A pilot for a series about a young black cop and his white female partner who must cope with a series of personal crises while they are trying to track down a serial killer.
The Ghosts of Buxley Hall (1980) as Production Designer
The ghost of a military school''s founder enlists a young cadet to help keep the place from going coed.

Art Director (TV Mini-Series)

Ike: The War Years (1979)
Eisenhower the military man is the focus of this TV miniseries, his relationship with the other wartime leaders, and, very discreetly, his personal relationship with his driver, Kay Summersby. "Ike" came up with five Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Cinematography (Part 2), Outstanding Film Editi

Production Designer (TV Mini-Series)

In a Child's Name (1991)
A miniseries based on the true story of a husband who brutally murdered his wife and the custody battle waged by her sister for the couple's infant son.

Art Director (TV Mini-Series)

Power (1980)
Loosely based on the life of Jimmy Hoffa, this four-hour movie traces the rise of Tommy Vanda (played by Joe Don Baker) from Chicago dock worker to influential labor leader who, like Hoffa, eventually finds himself behind bars in a federal prison and later, not long after his parole, and again like
To Kill a Cop (1978)
A police action drama dealing with a maverick chief of detectives with two cop killings and a rash of bank robberies on his hands who is forced to wage war against a back-stabbing police commissioner with political ambitions and a black revolutionary leader plotting a police massacre. Emmy Award nom

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