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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
A socially inept computer geek strikes a deal with the devil to win over a woman.
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
Another Saturday Night Live skit brought to the big screen. This time Stuart Smalley must save his family from themselves with his 12 step program.
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.
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.
17.
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?
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.
Airheads (1994) as Chris Moore
A rock 'n roll band hijacks a radio station in an attempt to get their record played.
20.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
31.
Bedazzled (2000) as Screenwriter
A socially inept computer geek strikes a deal with the devil to win over a woman.
32.
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.
33.
Groundhog Day (1993) as Screenwriter
A weatherman gets stuck in time, forced to live the same day over and over.
34.
Rover Dangerfield (1991) as From Story
An abandonded, street-wise dog finds a home on a quite farm.
35.
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.
36.
Ghostbusters II (1989) as Screenwriter
The ghostbusters face the spirit of a warlock that lives in his self-portrait in a New York museum.
37.
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
38.
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
39.
Armed And Dangerous (1986) as From Story
Two bank security cards are framed for robbery by a mafia boss.
40.
Back To School (1986) as Screenwriter
A rich man enrolls at his son's college in an attempt to help his son out.
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.
Armed And Dangerous (1986) as Screenwriter
Two bank security cards are framed for robbery by a mafia boss.
43.
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
44.
Stripes (1981) as Screenwriter
Two perpetual foul-ups join the Army and re-make the military in their own image.
45.
Caddyshack (1980) as Screenwriter
A young caddy strives for success at an exclusive golf club.
46.
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
47.
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)

48.
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance (2012)
An exploration of the groundbreaking cultural treasure, the Joffrey Ballet.
49.
Archie's Final Project (2009)
When 17-year old media geek Archie reveals he's going to film his own suicide, he becomes an instant celebrity. As the entire community descends on him, Archie films the experience and the all of realities of modern teenage life.
50.
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.
51.
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)
A tale about a man and his unnatural relationship with women and food.
52.
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
53.
Bedazzled (2000) as Producer
A socially inept computer geek strikes a deal with the devil to win over a woman.
54.
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.
55.
Groundhog Day (1993) as Producer
A weatherman gets stuck in time, forced to live the same day over and over.
56.
Armed And Dangerous (1986) as Executive Producer
Two bank security cards are framed for robbery by a mafia boss.
57.
Back To School (1986) as Executive Producer
A rich man enrolls at his son's college in an attempt to help his son out.

Music (feature film)

58.
Bedazzled (2000) as Song ("Dolphin Song")
A socially inept computer geek strikes a deal with the devil to win over a woman.
59.
Groundhog Day (1993) as Song ("Weatherman")
A weatherman gets stuck in time, forced to live the same day over and over.

Cast (special)

60.
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.
61.
Uncomfortably Close With Michael McKean: Harold Ramis (2001) as Interviewee
Actor/director/screenwriter Harold Ramis discusses his career with Michael McKean.
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.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
The American Film Institute (AFI) reveals a list of the 100 funniest American films.
64.
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.
65.
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.
66.
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.
67.
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.
68.
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.
69.
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.
70.
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.
71.
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.
72.
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.
73.
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)

74.
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
75.
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)

76.
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.
77.
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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