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Art Department (feature film)

1.
Muse, The (1999) as Assistant Property Master
One fine night, Hollywood screenwriter Steven Phillips basks in the honor of a humanitarian award, presented to him at a black-tie dinner as his proud wife Laura and daughters look on. One crappy morning later, a junior studio executive is telling Steven that he's lost his creative "edge," and relea

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

2.
Dante's Peak (1997) as Propmaster
USGS volcanologist Harry Dalton travels to the small Pacific Northwest town of Dante's Peak to investigate recent seismic episodes in the area. Expecting to find little other than the routine rumblings common to this region, Dalton becomes alarmed by what he sees as evidence of the kind of activity
3.
Gone Fishin' (1997) as Prop Master
Gus and Joe live to fish. Since their boyhoods in Newark, New Jersey, they have spent day after day on the dock praying to catch "The Big One"--but with no success. After winning Bait & Tackle's grand prize vacation package for their essay on "How Come We Fish...," the bosom buddies set out for the adventure they have always dreamed of in the plentiful Florida Everglades. On the road to the Glory Glades Lodge in a '68 Plymouth Barracuda--towing their modest fishing boat--Gus and Joe stumble into trouble when they meet the sinister and cunning Dekker Massey, who is on his way to dig up $2.5 million of stashed cash and jewels stolen from his ex-wives. Massey steals Gus and Joe's car, leaving them stranded with their boat and trailer. The twosome hitch a ride with Rita and Angie, who are also after Massey and the stolen goods. Chaos and havoc turn Joe and Gus' much-anticipated fishing retreat into a comedic run for their lives.
4.
Twister (1996) as Property Master
The largest storm to hit Oklahoma in more than half a century is brewing, and it promises to drop multiple twisters into Tornado Alley. It's the storm that two rival groups of scientists--Jo Harding and her band of brash university students, and corporate-sponsored Dr. Jonas Miller and his sleek, crack cadre with their state-of-the-art research vans--have been waiting for to earn their place in meteorological history. Each team wants to be the first to launch their own equipment pack inside a twister to transmit valuable scientific data about tornado behavior. But to do so, they must put themselves directly in the path of the marauding monster--and stay always just ahead of the swirling twister, anticipating its every move. Adding to the charged atmosphere, Jo's soon-to-be-ex-husband, meteorologist Bill Harding, reluctantly joins Jo and his old crew for this last, epic chase.
5.
Walk in the Clouds, A (1995) as Property Master
After returning home from the war, a young GI has a chance encounter with the beautiful daughter of a wealthy vineyard owner and agrees to pose as her husband to help her face her domineering father. When their passions for each other are ignited amidst the magical sensuality of the harvest ritual, they unexpectedly find themselves embarking on a romantic adventure as they overcome all odds to be together.
6.
Shadow, The (1994) as Property Master
Based on the radio show, the Shadow battles his nemesis, who is building an atomic bomb.
7.
Fatal Instinct (1993) as Property Master
A policeman-lawyer, who arrests people and then defends them, is distracted in his personal life by three attractive women.
8.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) as Property Master
An out of work voice-over actor and his wife get divorced, with the wife gaining custody of the three children. Unhappy with the alotted time given him to spend with the kids, the father dresses up as an old lady and gets a job as the kids' nanny.
9.
Death Becomes Her (1992) as Property Master
Story about a vain actress, married to a plastic surgeon, and an author of beauty books, who both attempt to gain eternal youth, only to discover some unpleasant side effects.
10.
Noises Off (1992) as Property Master
British farce about the disintegration of a third-rate theater company on a tour of the provinces.
11.
Dead Again (1991) as Property Master
LA private eye Mike Church thinks he has seen it all until he takes on the case of Grace, a mystery woman suffering from amnesia and flashbacks to a murder than happened in the 40s. Church brings in a hypnotist and finds himself immersed in two cases separated by decades that may have a supernatural
12.
Back To The Future (Part 3) (1990) as Property Master
Marty McFly drives into the Old West to rescue Doc, whose blossoming romance makes him reluctant to return, from the clutches of the villainous Tannen Gang.
13.
Back To The Future (Part 2) (1989) as Property Master
Sequel to the 1985 hit "Back to the Future," where Marty McFly goes into the future.
14.
Arthur 2: On The Rocks (1988) as Property Master
Having been married for a few years, Arthur, the juvenile-yet-charming millionaire and ex-waitress Linda are hoping for a child. However, Bert Johnson, still incensed that Arthur ditched his daughter for Linda, is able to manipulate Arthur's company, leaving him and Linda broke. Will Arthur crawl
15.
Satisfaction (1988) as Property Master
Adventures of a female rock 'n' roll band hired as the house act in a club at a wealthy beach resort.
16.
Hamburger Hill (1987) as Property Master
Based on a true incident, this film tells the story of the 101st Airborne Division's 1969 battle in Vietnam over Hill 937, "Hamburger Hill." For ten days, the Vietcong refused to surrender, and both sides suffered heavy losses. When the American soldiers did take the hill, their victory turned out to be a hollow one.
17.
Harry And The Hendersons (1987) as Property Master
After Mr. Henderson's car accidentally hits Harry, his life is turned upside down as he and his family make friends with the real-life Bigfoot.
18.
Legal Eagles (1986) as Property Master
Chelsea has been accused of stealing a painting from a Manhattan art dealer. Her attorney, Laura Kelly, is so certain that the case involves far more than a stolen painting, that she involves D.A. Tom Logan in the investigation. Tom learns that Chelsea's father was an art collector and that Chelsea witnessed a fire in their home as a small child. The fire was thought to have destroyed the entire collection, so when one of the paintings goes on display at a Manhattan gallery, Tom realizes that Laura was right.
19.
Psycho III (1986) as Property Master
Beginning one month after the end of PSYCHO II, this film introduces Norman to the blonde Maureen Coyle (Diana Scarwid), a pretty young novice who is looking for some sign from above that God exists. Having left the convent, Maureen arrives at the Bates Motel.Unfortunately, not only does she have the same initials as of one of Norman's victims (M.C.--Marion Crane), she also looks a bit like her. Norman tries to keep himself under control.
20.
Back To The Future (1985) as Property Master
A young man travels into the past and almost keeps his parents from getting married.
21.
Streets Of Fire (1984) as Props
A stylish, futuristic fable set to an exciting rock music beat. When rock diva Ellen Aim is abducted by the Bombers, a ruthless motorcycle gang, her manager offers her ex-boyfriend Tom Cody $10,000 to find and rescue the singer. Cody teams up with McCoy, a tough female ex-soldier, who together attack the Bombers' stronghold, freeing Ellen from the bikers and destroying their lair. Tom and Ellen now find themselves on the run from the Bombers in the film's eccentric futureworld.
22.
Psycho II (1983) as Property Master
After 22 years in an asylum, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins, reprising his most famous role) is released and allowed to return home over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles), sister of one of his victims in PSYCHO. Although Norman is somewhat apprehensive about returning to the old house and motel where he committed his murders, he seems to be completely recovered. He is given work at a local diner, where he meets Mary (Meg Tilly), a cute but spacy waitress who seems completely ignorant of the earlier horrors. As Norman gets close to Mary, strange things begin to occur. He finds notes signed by Mother, receives phone calls from Mother, even sees Mother standing in her bedroom window. Then the bodies begin to pile up.
23.
Scarface (1983) as Props
A determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed in this adaptation of "Scarface" (1932).
24.
Best Friends (1982) as Property Master
Two screenwriters who have lived together and worked together for years decide to escalate their relationship and marry. Soon into their marriage, they discover the great differences between being a married couple rather than best friends
25.
Escape Artist, The (1982) as Props
Danny Masters is the teenage son of the late, great magician and escape artist Harry Masters. Danny is also very talented and determined to follow in his father's footsteps. When he joins his aunt and uncle in their magic act, he gets in deep trouble by picking the pocket of the son of the town's d
26.
Thing, The (1982) as Props
The stage is set for havoc and terror when a twelve-man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has been buried for over 100,000 years.
27.
Ghost Story (1981) as Property Master
Four old men get together one a week to entertain each other by telling scary tales. This diversion takes an ugly turn when one of the most terrifying stories comes to life and a woman they mistakenly left for dead many years before comes back to exact her revenge.
28.
Cutter's Way (1981) as Props
Two best friends live on the fringes of society in wealthy Santa Barbara, California. Richard Bone is a beach-boy and gigolo who has seen better days, and his friend Alex Cutter is an angy Vietnam veteran who was badly injured in the war. When Cutter witnesses one of the towns's most powerful citizens covering up a murder, he is stopped from telling the police by Bone, who says that no one would believe him. Seeing this as his opportunity to get back at the system he feels ruined his life by sending him into an unjust war, Cutter decides to blackmail the murderer. .
29.
Brubaker (1980) as Property Master
A warden arrives disguised as an inmate to see first-hand what life is like inside. He implements a series of sweeping reforms that have him marked for danger with guards and local business owners that liked things the way they were.
30.
Promise, The (1979) as Property Master
Two college students, one from a rich background, and the other from a poor one, decide to elope. They are involved in a serious car wreck, with the young girl's face severely injured. In order to get the necessary surgery, the mother of the young man injured in the accident offers a deal to the young woman - to stay out of her son's life permanently, and in return, get the plastic surgery to restore her face. What comes after that is something none of them expected.
31.
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979) as Props
The story of young Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, western outlaws.
32.
...And Justice For All (1979) as Props
A crusading attorney is assigned to defend a judge accused of rape.
33.
Casey's Shadow (1978) as Property Master
A young boy from a racing family tries to turn his pet horse into a champion.

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