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Born: December 2, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Profession: Director ...
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Director (feature film)

1.
Real St. Nick, The (2012)
Story follows psychiatrist Kate, who attends to a handsome but unconscious man in a Santa Claus suit who saved her during an earthquake. When he awakens and insists he is Santa Claus, he is placed in the hospital's psychiatric wing, where his Christmas spirit soon "infects" everyone in the ward and
2.
Five (2011)
Five brilliant artists join forces against breast cancer as each directs a short segment of this groundbreaking movie. "Charlotte" depicts a woman struggling to say goodbye to her young daughter. The story of "Mia" is conveyed through a series of flashbacks. "Cheyanne" is a gorgeous stripper whose n
3.
Kid & I, The (2005)
Bill Williams is a down-and-out actor who is unexpectedly hired to write a sequel a la "True Lies," the action film that made him famous more than a decade ago. When Bill learns that his co-star is Aaron Gorman, a rich kid with no acting experience, what appeared to be the chance for a major comebac
4.
Penelope Spheeris Music Videos (2005)
A selection of Penelope Spheeris pioneering, rarely-seen, Rock 'n' Reel videos as well as works by current innovators. Features works by Spike Jonze, Mike Mills and Michel Gondry, among others.
5.
Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth about Enron, The (2003) as Director
Based on the book by Enron employee Brian Cruver, who witnessed the firm's collapse dramatizing the satirical elements of Enron's corporate culture.
6.
We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'N' Roll (2000) as Director
Chronicles 1999's 30-city OZZfest tour, with performances by Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Godsmack and Slayer.
7.
No Use Walking When You Can Stroll (1998) as Director
A short portrait of the filmmaker's mother, including her seven marriages and her life as a barmaid.
8.
Senseless (1998) as Director
A man survives a botched experiment with an embarassing side effect - he possesses only four of his five senses at any given time.
9.
Decline of Western Civilization, Part III (1998) as Director
Documentary cameras capture the rebellious lives of L.A.'s gutter punks.
10.
Black Sheep (1996) as Director
Set in Buckley, Washington, the story opens during the final days of the state gubernatorial race as candidate Al Donnelly makes a campaign stop in his hometown. Al''s younger brother, Mike, a well-meaning underachiever, is hell-bent on doing his brother proud, but despite his best intentions, something always goes wrong. Donnelly''s advisors decide that Mike needs a "handler" to keep an eye on him during the final days of the campaign. Enter Steve Dodds, a lowly aide on the campaign team, who is to keep Mike under wraps. Al''s opponent, the incumbent Governor Evelyn Tracy, takes full advantage of Mike''s gaffes to bolster her own campaign--even if it means setting Mike up on purpose. When Dodd''s attempts to keep Mike under control fail, and Mike''s escapades continue to make front page news, the pair is dispatched to a dilapidated cabin in the woods to sit out the final days before the election. While in the woods, the guys encounter any number of challenges--both natural and unnatural.
11.
Little Rascals, The (1994) as Director
Alfalfa has fallen in love with Darla, threatening the very existence of their "boys only" club. Further trouble ensues when their clubhouse is destroyed and their prized go-cart "The Blur" is stolen by the neighborhood bullies. How can they win the big race and its prize trophy? Through mischief an
12.
Beverly Hillbillies, The (1993) as Director
Feature-length version of the hit TV sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962-71).
13.
Wayne's World (1992) as Director
Film based on the skit from NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Wayne and Garth are happy broadcasting their goofy show out of a basement, but when a sleazy network executive comes calling, they'll have to decide whether they want money and fame or they want to keep their souls.
14.
Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991) as Director ("New Chicks")
A dramatization examining the effect of prison life on the family unit. "Parole Board" examines the story of a woman who is jailed for killing her husband. Coming up for parole she finds it difficult to face the prospect of renewing her relationship with the daughter she left behind. "Esperanza" foc
15.
As Nasty As We Want to Be (1990) as Director
16.
Decline of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years, The (1988) as Director
The L.A. punk scene is taken over by glam metal.
17.
Dudes (1987) as Director
Milo, Grant, and Biscuit, three punk kids from New York City, decide to go to Hollywood, traveling across the country in their Volkswagen bug. While they are stopped in Utah for the night, Milo is murdered by a gang wandering through the West on a killing spree. Grant and Biscuit temporarily postpon
18.
Hollywood Vice Squad (1986) as Director
Patrolling Hollywood Boulevard undercover, Detective Ray Chang is propositioned by a prostitute. Back at the station, Captain Mike 'Bulldog' Jensen commanding officer of Hollywood Vice Division, warns a distressed mother against searching the city streets alone for ther runaway daughter. Back on t
19.
Boys Next Door, The (1985) as Director
Ray and Bo are about to graduate from a small-town high school. Alienated and somewhat desperate, they decide to go on a road trip to LA. Things get out of control and their road trip turns into a murder spree.
20.
Suburbia (1983) as Director
A boy from a troubled home finds a new family when he joins a group of runaways.
21.
Decline of Western Civilization, The (1981) as Director
Documentary cameras capture the thriving Los Angeles punk scene of the early 1980s.

Cast (feature film)

22.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
Blue jeans, sock-hops and drive-in movies: the Fifties were America's age of innocence. But stalking the depths of its post-nuclear bliss, mass paranoia became fuel for Joseph McCarthy's brand of Red Scare terror propaganda. Bomb shelters were a deluxe feature in every American home, government-spon
23.
For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (2009)
About the rich history of American film criticism, while providing an insider's view of the critics' profession.
24.
Wedding Band (1989) as Nicky'S Mom
Story of a musician who works on the local wedding circuit and his aspirations of becoming a star.
25.
Calling the Shots (1988) as Herself
An exploration of the diversity of women in cinema using archival footage and interviews.

Cinematography (feature film)

26.
We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'N' Roll (2000) as Cinematographer
Chronicles 1999's 30-city OZZfest tour, with performances by Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Godsmack and Slayer.

Writer (feature film)

27.
Little Rascals, The (1994) as From Story
Alfalfa has fallen in love with Darla, threatening the very existence of their "boys only" club. Further trouble ensues when their clubhouse is destroyed and their prized go-cart "The Blur" is stolen by the neighborhood bullies. How can they win the big race and its prize trophy? Through mischief an
28.
Little Rascals, The (1994) as Screenwriter
Alfalfa has fallen in love with Darla, threatening the very existence of their "boys only" club. Further trouble ensues when their clubhouse is destroyed and their prized go-cart "The Blur" is stolen by the neighborhood bullies. How can they win the big race and its prize trophy? Through mischief an
29.
Summer Camp Nightmare (1987) as Screenwriter
Franklin Reilly leads the other campers at Camp North Pines for Boys in a revolt against the strict owner, Mr. Warren. Things go seriously wrong when the boys expand their plans and attempt to take over the nearby girls' camp, too. As the friction between the two camps worsens, one camper tries to g
30.
Suburbia (1983) as Screenwriter
A boy from a troubled home finds a new family when he joins a group of runaways.
31.
Decline of Western Civilization, The (1981) as Screenwriter
Documentary cameras capture the thriving Los Angeles punk scene of the early 1980s.

Producer (feature film)

32.
Kid & I, The (2005)
Bill Williams is a down-and-out actor who is unexpectedly hired to write a sequel a la "True Lies," the action film that made him famous more than a decade ago. When Bill learns that his co-star is Aaron Gorman, a rich kid with no acting experience, what appeared to be the chance for a major comebac
33.
Beverly Hillbillies, The (1993) as Producer
Feature-length version of the hit TV sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962-71).
34.
Decline of Western Civilization, The (1981) as Producer
Documentary cameras capture the thriving Los Angeles punk scene of the early 1980s.
35.
Real Life (1979) as Producer
Filmmakers invade an Arizona home to shoot a documentary about family life.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

36.
Decline of Western Civilization, The (1981) as Additional Photography
Documentary cameras capture the thriving Los Angeles punk scene of the early 1980s.

Director (special)

37.
Oscar Countdown 2003 (2003) as Segment Director (75 Years Of Oscar Hosts)
Live coverage of celebrity arrivals and interviews leading into the 75th Annual Academy Awards.
38.
74th Annual Academy Awards, The (2002) as Segment Director (Tribute To Documentaries)
Seventh-fourth annual presentation of the Academy Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.
39.
Visitors From the Unknown (1991) as Director
A special reenacting the experiences of people who have had documented encounters with extraterrestrial life forces. A British policeman has a close encounter with a UFO, a wood-cutter spots a spacecraft and is abducted, and a civil rights leader and his son come face-to-face with alien beings.
40.
Thunder and Mud (1989) as Director
A pay-per-view special featuring female mud wrestling set to Los Angeles-based bands.

Cast (special)

41.
Beverly Hillbillies: The E! True Hollywood Story, The (2001) as Interviewee
An inside look at the 1960's television series, "The Beverly Hillbillies." "The Beverly Hillbillies" shot to number one in the ratings in 1962, enjoyed a successful nine-year run and spawned two spin-off series: "Petticoat Junction" and "Green Acres."
42.
VH1 Presents the '80s (2001) as Interviewee ("Heavy Metal") ("New Wave/Alternative Rock") ("Music And Politics")
Retrospective of popular music in the 1980's. The program examines how the music reflected and influenced our ideas about politics, money, technology, fashion, the media, drugs, race and sex.
43.
Jim Varney: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of comic actor Jim Varney, who parlayed his success as the regional television-commercial character Ernest P. Worrell into a string of popular feature films before his death from lung cancer at age 51.
44.
Canned Ham: Senseless (1998) as Interviewee
Jimmy Kimmel hosts a round-table discussion with Marlon Wayans, David Spade and Matthew Dillard, cast members of the feature film "Senseless," at Planet Hollywood in Los Angeles. Also features clips of the film and interviews with the director and cast.
45.
VH1 Presents the '70s (1996)
Five-part retrospective of the popular music of the 1970s.
46.
Decade (1989)
An examination of the trends of the 1980s, including people, events, lifestyles, fashion, music, achievements and news.

Producer (special)

47.
75th Annual Academy Awards, The (2003) as Segment Producer (Tribute To Academy Award Hosts)
Live coverage of the 75th annual Academy Awards presentation for excellence in film from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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