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Also Known As: Domenico A Petricone Died: May 1, 2009
Born: June 7, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: director, screenwriter, producer

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Writer-director who graduated to feature releases with the switched-identity, teen comedy "Dream a Little Dream" (1989). Rocco managed to draw out understated performances from his two stars, the two Coreys (Haim and Feldman), while greatly benefiting from the casting of Jason Robards in a supporting role. His next effort, "Where the Day Takes You" (1992), a "gritty" look at homeless youth, featured a Who's Who of the young Hollywood of its day including Dermot Mulroney, Lara Flynn Boyle and Ricki Lake. His follow-up was the Depression-era prison drama "Murder in the First" (1995), based on the real-life trial that eventually helped shut down Alcatraz. Working with a relatively big budget and stars, Rocco turned out a compelling drama with solid performances from Kevin Bacon, Christian Slater and Gary Oldman. Son of actor Alex Rocco.

Writer-director who graduated to feature releases with the switched-identity, teen comedy "Dream a Little Dream" (1989). Rocco managed to draw out understated performances from his two stars, the two Coreys (Haim and Feldman), while greatly benefiting from the casting of Jason Robards in a supporting role. His next effort, "Where the Day Takes You" (1992), a "gritty" look at homeless youth, featured a Who's Who of the young Hollywood of its day including Dermot Mulroney, Lara Flynn Boyle and Ricki Lake. His follow-up was the Depression-era prison drama "Murder in the First" (1995), based on the real-life trial that eventually helped shut down Alcatraz. Working with a relatively big budget and stars, Rocco turned out a compelling drama with solid performances from Kevin Bacon, Christian Slater and Gary Oldman. Son of actor Alex Rocco.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Murder in the First (1995) Director
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  Where the Day Takes You (1991) Director
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  Dream a Little Dream (1989) Director
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1987:
Directed first film, "Scenes From the Goldmine"; also wrote and produced
1992:
First credit as executive producer, "Where the Day Takes You"; also wrote and directed
1994:
Executive produced the film, "Teresa's Tattoo"
1995:
Helmed the gripping "Murder in the First"; also executive produced
2005:
Returned to features as writer-director of "The Jacket"
2007:
Executive produced the film, "Take"
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -

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father:
Alex Rocco. Actor. Born on February 29, 1936; appeared in many films including "The Godfather" (1972) as Moe Green.

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