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Also Known As: Died: February 23, 2012
Born: July 23, 1937 Cause of Death: Diabetes
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Joshua (2002) as Director Of Photography
The residents of a small American town wonder if their suburb may be the site of the second coming of Christ.
Lethal Vows (1999) as Director Of Photography
David Farris, a seemingly upstanding, caring husband and father is accused of foul play by his ex-wife, Ellen, when his current wife, Lorraine, dies suddenly after a suspicious illness. Based on a true story.
That Championship Season (1999) as Director Of Photography
Television movie based on Jason Miller's play about former members of a high school basketball team who reunite with their coach to commemorate their championship season--20 years earlier. But slowly, an ugly undercurrent of bigotry, suspicion, fear and jealousy begins to destroy everything that onc
Just a Little Harmless Sex (1998) as Director Of Photography
Even though his best friend's birthday party is taking place at a local strip club, Alan's mind is set on returning home to his beautiful wife Laura. Until he took that wrong turn. That very wrong turn down a one way street where he picks up a prostitute whose car has broken down. Naturally his de
Substitute, The (1996) as Director Of Photography
After his schoolteacher girlfriend is assaulted by a student gangbanger, mercenary Shale goes undercover, entering her classroom as "The Substitute" with the intention to weed out and teach a lesson to her attacker. Thrust into Miami's drug-infested and gang-ruled urban school system, Shale gets in
Stars Fell On Henrietta, The (1995) as Director Of Photography
Set in the Texas Dustbowl of 1935, the threadbare existence of a small group of people is changed forever when they share the dreams of a wildcat oilman who refuses to give up his faith in himself and those around him.
Corrina, Corrina (1994) as Director Of Photography
Set in Los Angeles circa 1959, sparks fly between a widower and his African American housekeeper, the only person who can get through to his emotionally troubled daughter.
Birds II: Land's End, The (1994) as Director Of Photography
The Hocken family moves to an isolated island community that becomes the target of mysterious bird attacks. Sequel to Alfred Hitchcock''s 1963 film, "The Birds."
That Night (1993) as Director Of Photography
A coming-of-age story about an eleven-year-old girl who idolizes her troubled sixteen-year-old neighbor.
Crush, The (1993) as Director Of Photography
An intelligent teenage girl becomes obsessed with the television sitcom writer who is living in the guest house on her parents'' Los Angeles property.
Chains of Gold (1991) as Director Of Photography
The story of a teenage drug courier in Miami and the social worker who tries to save him.
Super, The (1991) as Director Of Photography
A slumlord is forced to live in one of his own tenements as punishment for code violations.
Run (1991) as Director Of Photography
A college student''s summer road trip turns into a nightmare when he''s unjustly accused of murdering the only son of a ruthless crime lord.
Men Don't Leave (1990) as Director Of Photography
A woman begins life anew after the death of her husband.
License to Drive (1988) as Director Of Photography
Story revolving around a teenager and his struggles to attain a driver's license.
Back To The Beach (1987) as Director Of Photography
A former beach boy and his wife go to California and become part of the new beach scene.
Psycho III (1986) as Director Of Photography
Beginning one month after the end of PSYCHO II, this film introduces Norman to the blonde Maureen Coyle (Diana Scarwid), a pretty young novice who is looking for some sign from above that God exists. Having left the convent, Maureen arrives at the Bates Motel.Unfortunately, not only does she have the same initials as of one of Norman''s victims (M.C.--Marion Crane), she also looks a bit like her. Norman tries to keep himself under control.
Out of Bounds (1986) as Director Of Photography
Daryl Cage's parents think that he will have a better life if he leaves the family farm and goes to live with his brother in the city. So Daryl makes the trip, but when there is a baggage mix up at the airport, he finds that he has gotten a bag full of drugs. When the ruthless dealer tracks Daryl do
Ratboy (1986) as Director Of Photography
A department store window dresser is out of work when she meets a young man who has the face of a rat. She decides that if she can turn this Ratboy into a celebrity they will get rich, but they encounter a series of misadventures.
Pale Rider (1985) as Director Of Photography
A mysterious avenger helps the innocent citizens of a corrupt gold-mining town.
Beverly Hills Cop (1984) as Director Of Photography
A wisecracking, rules-breaking Detroit cop finds himself in Beverly Hills to investigate the murder of a friend and teaches his stiff-necked Beverly Hills counterparts some lessons in the finer arts of police investigation techniques.
Tightrope (1984) as Director Of Photography
A detective is on the trail of a serial killer who preys upon prostitutes in New Orleans' red light district, an area which the detective himself, divorced and lonely, is inexorably drawn to.
Bad Boys (1983) as Cinematographer
A young delinquent faces threats from his fellow inmates in a harsh juvenile prison.
Sudden Impact (1983) as Director Of Photography
A vicious serial-killer is on the loose in San Francisco and the police trace a link to a small town further down the coast. When Harry Callahan upsets the press and the mayor in his usual style, he''s shipped out of town to investigate while the heat is on. With the help of his new Magnum handgun Harry goes on the trail leaving behind the usual trail of dead criminals along the way.
Risky Business (1983) as Director Of Photography
While his parents are away, a high school student practices his business skills by turning his suburban home into a bordello.
Honkytonk Man (1982) as Director Of Photography
The Wagoneer family are surviving the Depression by picking cotton on their family farm in Oklahoma. During a terrible dust storm, Mrs. Wagoneer's rogue brother Red arrives in a convertible. Red is a country-western musician who has just been given the chance of a lifetime, an audition for the Grand Ole Opry. But there are some obstacles to his getting all the way to Nashville: He has no money, is a terrible driver, and has tuberculosis. The family's fourteen-year-old son Whit sees an opportunity of his own and offers to go with Uncle Red as his driver. His mother consents and uncle and nephew hit the road.
White Dog (1982) as Director Of Photography
A young actress befriends a stray dog and brings it into her home, eventually realizing that it has been programmed to viciously attack, without motive, black-skinned individuals.
Inchon (1982) as Director Of Photography
Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1982) as Director Of Photography
An obsessed young woman launches an all-girl rock band.
Firefox (1982) as Director Of Photography
Mitchell Gant, an American pilot, is smuggled into the Soviet Union to steal a new Russian supersonic fighting plane.
Escape From Alcatraz (1979) as Director Of Photography
A prison lifer attempts to tunnel his way out of the inescapable island fortress.
Movie Movie (1978) as Director Of Photography ("Baxter'S Beauties Of 1933")
This parody of a typical 1930s double bill features two movies. The first is the black-and-white "Dynamite Fists" which tells the story of a boxer named Joey, his gruff but lovable manager, a gangster who tests Joey's loyalty to his manager, and the girl who is used as bait in the test. This is foll
Dreamer (1978) as Director Of Photography
Dreamer is a bowling champion in his small town who dreams of success on a larger stage. His ambition is supported by his manager and his girlfriend.
Big Wednesday (1978) as Director Of Photography
Three surfing friends reunite after each has served in the Vietnam War.
Three Warriors (1977) as Director Of Photography
A thirteen-year-old Native American boy who is quite urbanized goes to visit his terminally ill grandfather. At first, he is uncomfortable in his grandfather''s traditional environment, but eventually becomes accustomed to it and begins to appreciate his culture.
Sparkle (1976) as Director Of Photography
The three Williams sisters start out singing in their chuch choir in Harlem in the late 1950s become a successful girl group in the 1960s. But their sudden rise to stardom causes problems in their lives.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) as Director Of Photography
A peaceful farmer turns vigilante when soldiers murder his family.
The Shootist (1976) as Director Of Photography
A dying gunfighter tries to set his affairs in order.
Leadbelly (1976) as Director Of Photography
The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the south. Even in prison he became well known for the songs he had composed and sung during and before the time he spent there.
Night Moves (1975) as Director Of Photography
An L.A. private detective puts aside his own marital woes while tracing a topless nymphet to the Florida Keys.
Lenny (1974) as Director Of Photography
Biography of controversial and legendary stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce: His beginnings in the Catskills, his legal battles from challenging obscenity laws with his act and his ultimate self-destruction.
The Outfit (1974) as Director Of Photography
An ex-con takes on the mob to avenge his brother's death.
Blume in Love (1973) as Director Of Photography
A divorced lawyer can''t accept the fact that his wife''s left him.
High Plains Drifter (1973) as Director Of Photography
A mysterious gunman signs on to protect a small town from bandits.
Lost Horizon (1972) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Plane crash survivors travel to a mystical land where nobody ages.

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

And Never Let Her Go (2001) as Director Of Photography
Anne Marie Fahey is a well-liked girl from the Delaware suburbs, working as an aide in the upper levels of her state government when she meets attorney Thomas Capano, a top politcal advisor. Their friendship slowly transforms into an obsessive and deadly relationship until one night in July 1996, An
American Tragedy (2000) as Director Of Photography
An account of O.J. Simpson's legal team in the "trial of the century."
Thin Air: A Spenser Mystery (2000) as Director Of Photography
Murder in a Small Town (1999) as Director Of Photography
Lady in Question (1999) as Director Of Photography
Dash and Lilly (1999) as Director Of Photography

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