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Richard Rush

Richard Rush

  • Hell's Angels on Wheels (1967) November 07 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Director ...
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Began his directing career making TV commercials
1960:
Feature debut, produced, directed, wrote the screenplay, and provided the story for "Too Soon to Love"; first of three collaborations with actor Jack Nicholson
1967:
First of six collaborations with acclaimed cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, "A Man Called Dagger"
1967:
Directed the first of three low-budget exploitation films for American International Pictures (AIP), "Thunder Alley"
1980:
Produced, wrote, and directed the acclaimed feature, "The Stunt Man"; last film as a director for 14 years; last screenwriting credit for ten years
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Directed his first TV commerical in 20 years
1990:
Received co-screenwriting credit (with John Eskow) on Roger Spottiswoode's Vietnam-set political comedy, "Air America" after being fired as director (and initially replaced by Bob Rafelson)
1994:
Returned to feature directing after a 14-year hiatus with "Color of Night", a psychological thriller starring Bruce Willis
1994:
Suffered heart attack; underwent bypass surgery
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Filmed the documentary "The Sinister Saga of the Making of 'The Stuntman'", screened in 2000

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