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Also Known As: Died: February 24, 2014
Born: November 21, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Writer ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Year One (2009)
When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.
2.
Ice Harvest, The (2005) as Director
In icebound Wichita, Kansas, it''s Christmas Eve, and this year Charlie Arglist just might have something to celebrate. Charlie, an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, and his unsavory associate, the steely Vic Cavanaugh have just successfully embezzled $2 million from Kansas City boss Bill Guerrard. But the real prize for Charlie is the stunning Renata, who runs the Sweet Cage strip club. Charlie hopes to slip out of town with Renata. But as daylight fades and an ice storm whirls, everyone from Charlie''s drinking buddy Pete Van Heuten to the local police begin to wonder just what exactly is in Charlie''s Christmas stocking--and the 12 hours of Christmas Eve are filled with surprises.
3.
Analyze That (2002) as Director
Mob boss Paul Vitti is nearing the end of his term in Sing Sing, and the FBI agents monitoring him are baffled. Day after day they watch as New York''s most notorious gangland figure walks around his cell in a semi-catatonic stupor, occasionally breaking into songs from West Side Story. Is Vitti having a nervous breakdown because of recent threats on his life by a rival family, or is his odd behavior merely a foxy ploy to get him sprung from jail early? The FBI isn''t sure, and neither is his former psychotherapist Ben Sobel, who gets called in to consult on the case. The last time Sobel treated Vitti, he tried to get to the source of his debilitating anxiety attacks, but barely scratched the surface. It will take time to examine the demons still lurking in Vitti''s mind and help put him on the straight and narrow--time that Sobel doesn''t want to give. The truth is, Sobel has problems of his own. His father has just died, plunging him into an identity crisis in both his personal and professional lives. Furthermore, he knows his wife Laura will be furious if he allows the unpredictable Vitti back into their lives. But when Vitti is granted a conditional release into Sobel''s care and custody, becoming his patient again and--even worse--his houseguest, the reluctant psychiatrist finds that he has no choice. In order to get peace back in his life he must help the troubled gangster sort out his psyche, find gainful employment and go straight--which proves easier said than done.
4.
Bedazzled (2000) as Director
Elliot Richards, a nerdy low-level technical advisor, makes a deal with the Devil (who happens to be a gorgeous woman) to fulfill his wildest dreams of becoming rich, powerful and sexy. In exchange for his soul, the Devil temptress grants him seven wishes but they backfire. After asking to be rich,
5.
Analyze This (1999) as Director
Paul Vitti, New York gang boss, is suffering from anxiety attacks. Embarrassed by this un-Mafia problem, he seeks help from a psychiatrist, Ben Sobel. Sobel isn''t keen to help him, but is persuaded. Vitti''s problems threaten to postpone Sobel''s wedding in Miami, and worse, there is a Mob conference coming up that Vitti may not be in strong enough psychological shape to attend.
6.
Multiplicity (1996) as Director
Doug Kinney could use a miracle. A devoted husband, father and businessman, Doug is married to an adoring wife, and a demanding job, both of which leave him little time to enjoy either. With too much to do and not nearly enough time in which to do it in, Doug is ready to snap until he meets world-renowned geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds who offers him the chance to get control of his life by becoming the ultimate split personality and having himself cloned. If life was complicated with just one Doug, wait until he multiplies.
7.
Stuart Saves His Family (1995) as Director
When Stuart Smalley tangles with his "rage-aholic" station manager, he loses his public access TV show. This triggers one of his characteristic "shame spirals," and things go from bad to worse when a favorite old aunt dies, leaving a meager inheritance, which prompts Stuart to return home to Minneap
8.
Groundhog Day (1993) as Director
A weatherman gets stuck in time, forced to live the same day over and over.
9.
Club Paradise (1986) as Director
Fireman Jack Moniker and reggae singer Ernest Reed become partners in order to turn a dilapidated Caribbean resort into a swanky place for the wealthy. As Jack and Ernest are learning how to run a resort and handle various customer complaints, the corrupt prime minister of the island is working on his plan to sell the property to an international corporation.
10.
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) as Director
The Griswold family treks cross country en route to the Wally World amusement park.
11.
Caddyshack (1980) as Director
A young caddy strives for success at an exclusive golf club.

Cast (feature film)

12.
Year One (2009)
When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.
13.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
America loves Dewey Cox! But behind the music is the up-and-down-and-up-again story of a musician whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14 stepkids, stars in his own '70s TV show, collects friends ranging from E
14.
Knocked Up (2007)
Alison Scott is an up-and-coming entertainment journalist whose 24-year-old life is on the fast track. But it gets seriously derailed when a drunken one-nighter with slacker Ben Stone results in an unwanted pregnancy. Faced with the prospect of going it alone or getting to know the baby''s father, Alison decides to give the lovable doof a chance. An overgrown kid who has no desire to settle down, Ben learns that he has a big decision to make with his kid''s mom-to-be: will he hit the road or stay in the picture! Courting a woman you''ve just knocked up, however, proves to be a little difficult when the two try their hands at dating. As they discover more about one another, it becomes painfully obvious that they''re not the soul mates they''d hoped they might be. With Alison''s harried sister Debbie and hen-pecked brother-in-law Pete the only parenting role models the young lovers have, things get even more confusing. Should they raise the baby together? What makes a happy lifetime partnership after all? A couple of drinks and a wild night later, they''ve got nine confusing months to figure it out.
15.
Last Kiss, The (2005)
A group of 30 year-olds struggle to adapt to adulthood while their aging parents face middle age.
16.
Orange County (2002) as Don Durkett
High school senior Shaun Brumder finds out one day that there''s more to life than surfing and sunning in California''s Orange County. A friend''s freak surfing accident causes Shaun to seriously reassess his life. As he does so, he finds, buried in the sand, a copy of Marcus Skinner''s novel, "Straight Jacket." By the time he''s done reading the book, Shaun realizes that his destiny is to become a writer. After hitting the books hard, raising his SAT scores and honing his skills as a writer, Shaun has high hopes of getting into Stanford University and studying with his literary hero. However, his dreams are shattered when he finds out that he has been rejected by the university. A little investigating uncovers a big mistake -- the SAT scores sent to Stanford were not Shaun''s but those of the worst student in his high school. Can Shaun convince university officials that he belongs at their school before the application deadline comes to a close in the next 24 hours?
17.
American Storytellers (2002) as Himself
A journey into the minds of four American storytellers which provides a portrait of what makes these directors 'tick'. John McNaughton, Harold Ramis, John Sayles and Forest Whitaker discuss life, art and the process of filmmaking.
18.
As Good As it Gets (1997) as Dr Bettes
An obsessive-compulsive writer comes out of his shell to help a struggling waitress and an injured artist.
19.
Love Affair (1994) as Sheldon Blumenthal
After meeting and falling in love, a couple plan a rendezvous six months later. When one of them is injured on the way to the meeting, the other waits without knowing what happened.
20.
Airheads (1994) as Chris Moore
The heavy metal rock band The Lone Rangers will do whatever it takes to get their latest demo played on the radio. When their attempts fail, the group inadvertently takes a rock and roll radio station and everybody in the place hostage.
21.
Groundhog Day (1993) as Neurologist
A weatherman gets stuck in time, forced to live the same day over and over.
22.
Ghostbusters II (1989) as Dr Egon Spengler
The ghostbusters face the spirit of a warlock that lives in his self-portrait in a New York museum.
23.
Stealing Home (1988) as Alan Appleby
An aging baseball player returns to his home town after the suicide of a childhood friend.
24.
Baby Boom (1987) as Steven Buchner
A super-yuppie businesswoman has to adjust to motherhood when she inherits a baby.
25.
Ghostbusters (1984) as Dr Egon Spengler
Fired from their university research jobs, Drs. Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler promptly set up shop as parapsychologists specializing in psychic phenomena and soon they're ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But the talents of these spirit exterminators--Ghostbusters--are severely tested when b
26.
Heavy Metal (1981) as Voice Of Zeke ("So Beautiful And So Dangerous")
In this five-part animated feature, an evil glowing green orb travels through space and time, spreading violence and discord in its wake
27.
Stripes (1981) as Russell Ziskey
Two perpetual foul-ups join the Army and re-make the military in their own image.

Writer (feature film)

28.
29.
Year One (2009)
When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.
30.
Year One (2009)
When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.
31.
Analyze That (2002) as Screenwriter
Mob boss Paul Vitti is nearing the end of his term in Sing Sing, and the FBI agents monitoring him are baffled. Day after day they watch as New York''s most notorious gangland figure walks around his cell in a semi-catatonic stupor, occasionally breaking into songs from West Side Story. Is Vitti having a nervous breakdown because of recent threats on his life by a rival family, or is his odd behavior merely a foxy ploy to get him sprung from jail early? The FBI isn''t sure, and neither is his former psychotherapist Ben Sobel, who gets called in to consult on the case. The last time Sobel treated Vitti, he tried to get to the source of his debilitating anxiety attacks, but barely scratched the surface. It will take time to examine the demons still lurking in Vitti''s mind and help put him on the straight and narrow--time that Sobel doesn''t want to give. The truth is, Sobel has problems of his own. His father has just died, plunging him into an identity crisis in both his personal and professional lives. Furthermore, he knows his wife Laura will be furious if he allows the unpredictable Vitti back into their lives. But when Vitti is granted a conditional release into Sobel''s care and custody, becoming his patient again and--even worse--his houseguest, the reluctant psychiatrist finds that he has no choice. In order to get peace back in his life he must help the troubled gangster sort out his psyche, find gainful employment and go straight--which proves easier said than done.
32.
Bedazzled (2000) as Screenwriter
Elliot Richards, a nerdy low-level technical advisor, makes a deal with the Devil (who happens to be a gorgeous woman) to fulfill his wildest dreams of becoming rich, powerful and sexy. In exchange for his soul, the Devil temptress grants him seven wishes but they backfire. After asking to be rich,
33.
Analyze This (1999) as Screenplay (Rewrite); Screenplay
Paul Vitti, New York gang boss, is suffering from anxiety attacks. Embarrassed by this un-Mafia problem, he seeks help from a psychiatrist, Ben Sobel. Sobel isn''t keen to help him, but is persuaded. Vitti''s problems threaten to postpone Sobel''s wedding in Miami, and worse, there is a Mob conference coming up that Vitti may not be in strong enough psychological shape to attend.
34.
Groundhog Day (1993) as Screenwriter
A weatherman gets stuck in time, forced to live the same day over and over.
35.
Rover Dangerfield (1991) as From Story
The romantic adventures of Rover, a Vegas showgirl's pampered pooch, and Daisy, the country collie he falls for.
36.
Ghostbusters II (1989) as Characters As Source Material
The ghostbusters face the spirit of a warlock that lives in his self-portrait in a New York museum.
37.
Ghostbusters II (1989) as Screenwriter
The ghostbusters face the spirit of a warlock that lives in his self-portrait in a New York museum.
38.
Caddyshack II (1988)
After his social-climbing daughter falls in love with one of the members, a self-made Armenian millionaire tries and fails to gain entry into Bushwood Country Club to please his social-climbing daughter. Snubbed by the hoity toity members, the man retaliates by purchasing Bushwood and turning it int
39.
Caddyshack II (1988) as Screenwriter
After his social-climbing daughter falls in love with one of the members, a self-made Armenian millionaire tries and fails to gain entry into Bushwood Country Club to please his social-climbing daughter. Snubbed by the hoity toity members, the man retaliates by purchasing Bushwood and turning it int
40.
Armed And Dangerous (1986) as From Story
Former policeman Frank Dooley was fired on a false charge and lawyer Norman Kane was recently disbarred. When they take low-paying jobs as security guards, they soon uncover a plot by the guard's union to defraud its members. They learn that the man in charge of the union is really a mob boss and be
41.
Club Paradise (1986) as Screenwriter
Fireman Jack Moniker and reggae singer Ernest Reed become partners in order to turn a dilapidated Caribbean resort into a swanky place for the wealthy. As Jack and Ernest are learning how to run a resort and handle various customer complaints, the corrupt prime minister of the island is working on his plan to sell the property to an international corporation.
42.
Back To School (1986) as Screenwriter
43.
Armed And Dangerous (1986) as Screenwriter
Former policeman Frank Dooley was fired on a false charge and lawyer Norman Kane was recently disbarred. When they take low-paying jobs as security guards, they soon uncover a plot by the guard's union to defraud its members. They learn that the man in charge of the union is really a mob boss and be
44.
Ghostbusters (1984) as Screenwriter
Fired from their university research jobs, Drs. Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler promptly set up shop as parapsychologists specializing in psychic phenomena and soon they're ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But the talents of these spirit exterminators--Ghostbusters--are severely tested when b
45.
Stripes (1981) as Screenwriter
Two perpetual foul-ups join the Army and re-make the military in their own image.
46.
Caddyshack (1980) as Screenwriter
A young caddy strives for success at an exclusive golf club.
47.
Meatballs (1979) as Screenwriter
Summer Camp highjinks centered around a camp counselor with a wacky sense of humor. He tries to help the campers have a good time. One camper named Rudy poses a particular challenge as he has a self-esteem problem
48.
National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) as Screenwriter
A college fraternity made up of misfits makes life miserable for the school''''s conservative dean..

Producer (feature film)

49.
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance (2012)
An exploration of the groundbreaking cultural treasure, known as the first truly American dance company. The film documents how The Joffrey Ballet revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet technique, combining art with social statement and setting ba
50.
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Archie Williams is a 17-year old media geek who has suddenly found himself the most talked-about kid in school. He has announced that he's going to kill himself - on camera- for a class project. His classmates, parents, Sierra - the most beautiful girl in school, and a "Shady Bunch" of shrinks, doct
51.
Year One (2009)
When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world.
52.
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)
A tale about a Chicago actor and comedian who still lives with his mother and for some reason--well, for lots of reasons--has yet to find the right girl. However, suddenly: enter Beth, whom James meets as she fills in for a friend behind the counter at his favorite ice cream parlor.
53.
First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, The (2002) as Executive Producer
A successful marketing executive decides to chuck his non-stop, upwardly-mobile lifestyle, when he realizes that he wants to be a creator instead of a seller. He takes a job at one of the area's most prestigious high-tech firms. Mocked by the company's brilliant project leader, our hero is assigned
54.
Bedazzled (2000) as Producer
Elliot Richards, a nerdy low-level technical advisor, makes a deal with the Devil (who happens to be a gorgeous woman) to fulfill his wildest dreams of becoming rich, powerful and sexy. In exchange for his soul, the Devil temptress grants him seven wishes but they backfire. After asking to be rich,
55.
Multiplicity (1996) as Producer
Doug Kinney could use a miracle. A devoted husband, father and businessman, Doug is married to an adoring wife, and a demanding job, both of which leave him little time to enjoy either. With too much to do and not nearly enough time in which to do it in, Doug is ready to snap until he meets world-renowned geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds who offers him the chance to get control of his life by becoming the ultimate split personality and having himself cloned. If life was complicated with just one Doug, wait until he multiplies.
56.
Groundhog Day (1993) as Producer
A weatherman gets stuck in time, forced to live the same day over and over.
57.
Back To School (1986) as Executive Producer
58.
Armed And Dangerous (1986) as Executive Producer
Former policeman Frank Dooley was fired on a false charge and lawyer Norman Kane was recently disbarred. When they take low-paying jobs as security guards, they soon uncover a plot by the guard's union to defraud its members. They learn that the man in charge of the union is really a mob boss and be

Music (feature film)

59.
Bedazzled (2000) as Song ("Dolphin Song")
Elliot Richards, a nerdy low-level technical advisor, makes a deal with the Devil (who happens to be a gorgeous woman) to fulfill his wildest dreams of becoming rich, powerful and sexy. In exchange for his soul, the Devil temptress grants him seven wishes but they backfire. After asking to be rich,
60.
Groundhog Day (1993) as Song ("Weatherman")
A weatherman gets stuck in time, forced to live the same day over and over.

Cast (special)

61.
Unseen Untold: National Lampoon's Animal House (2003) as Interviewee
A look at the 1978 Comedy "Animal House" with interviews with cast and creators, behind the scenes footage and outtakes.
62.
Story Behind: Caddyshack, The (2001) as Interviewee
Interviews with Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and director Harold Ramis about the making of the 1980 theatrical film "Caddyshack."
63.
Uncomfortably Close With Michael McKean: Harold Ramis (2001) as Interviewee
Actor/director/screenwriter Harold Ramis discusses his career with Michael McKean.
64.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
The American Film Institute (AFI) reveals a list of the 100 funniest American films.
65.
All-Access Pass: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the 14th Annual American Comedy Awards (2000)
A behind-the-scenes look at presenters and attendees as they get ready for the 14th annual American Comedy Awards presentation.
66.
Canned Ham: Michael Keaton (1996) as Interviewee
Behind-the-scenes look at the feature film "Multiplicity." Includes interviews with stars Michael Keaton and Andie MacDowell and the director Harold Ramis, as well as clips from the film.
67.
Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special (1990)
A special in which prominent celebrities of film, television, sports, and music join together to publicize the global crisis of pollution, starvation, and resource shortage under the sponsorship of giant media conglomerate Time Warner.
68.
Best of SCTV, The (1988)
A comedy special featuring clips from "SCTV Network," a series which ran from 1977-84 (first in syndication, then on NBC, and finally on Cinemax) and which satirized life at a TV station by spoofing the TV personalities and programs broadcast throughout the day.
69.
Will Rogers: Look Back in Laughter (1987) as Narration
Comedians Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Harold Ramis, and Robin Williams host this salute to legendary cowboy comedian Will Rogers, featuring film clips and rare footage of the pioneering American humorist.
70.
Will Rogers: Look Back in Laughter (1987) as Host
Comedians Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Harold Ramis, and Robin Williams host this salute to legendary cowboy comedian Will Rogers, featuring film clips and rare footage of the pioneering American humorist.
71.
Comic Relief (1986)
A live comedy special with numerous guest appearances (in person and in pre-recorded segments) by noted stars, as a benefit to help America's homeless. Viewers call an "800" number to make donations to the Comic Relief organization, a not-for-profit group.
72.
Second City 25th Anniversary Special, The (1985)
A comedy special that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Second City, the famous Chicago-based improvisational comedy troupe. The program featuers an array of graduates who appear in brief comedy skits.
73.
Richard Lewis I'm in Pain Concert (1985) as Witness
Filmed during a live performance at the Improv in Los Angeles, young comedian Richard Lewis leads audience members through a maze of comic situations, joking and cavorting about his family, ex-girlfriends, being on the road and, mainly, himself.
74.
Rodney Dangerfield Show: I Can't Take It No More, The (1983) as Guest
Various comedy sketches featuring the man who gets no respect.

Writer (special)

75.
Halloween Door, The (1989) as Characters As Source Material
An animated, primetime Halloween special of the ABC series "Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters." A fanatical inventor, Dr. Jacob Crowley, and his humorless companion, Fairweather, declare that the celebration of Halloween serves no real purpose. They scheme to get rid of the night of goblins and ghos
76.
Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me, The (1982) as Writer
A variety special hosted by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, featuring music, songs, and comedy sketches.

Producer (special)

77.
Will Rogers: Look Back in Laughter (1987) as Executive Producer
Comedians Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Harold Ramis, and Robin Williams host this salute to legendary cowboy comedian Will Rogers, featuring film clips and rare footage of the pioneering American humorist.
78.
Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me, The (1982) as Producer
A variety special hosted by comedian Rodney Dangerfield, featuring music, songs, and comedy sketches.

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