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Born: January 18, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Tiger's Tail, The (2006)
Identical twins are separated at birth. One, Liam, becomes a successful though over-stretched property developer in the new godless, greedy Ireland. The other is a homeless bum in Leeds. The have and the have-not. The bum comes across a magazine article about Liam and his glittering possessions. In
2.
In My Country (2004) as Director
In 1996, the South African government established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate abuses of human rights under Apartheid. Under the chairmanship of Nobel Peace laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the commission was mandated to examine acts committed between March 1960, th
3.
Tailor of Panama (2001) as Director
Coerced into working for British Intelligence, a tailor living in Panama concocts a left-wing movement with the goal of luring the American military into an invasion of Panama, thereby nullifying the Panama Canal treaty.
4.
General, The (1998) as Director
Based on the story of Martin Cahill, a notorious Dublin gangster who was the mastermind behind a series of daring robberies that stunned Ireland in the 1980s. In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Martin Cahill stole over 60 million dollars. Despite
5.
Lumiere Et Compagnie (1996) as Featured Director
An omnibus project that put an original Lumiere camera and homemade film stock into the hands of a broad cross-section of contemporary helmers--150 helmers were approached worldwide, of whom 39 were both willing and available. The ground rules were rigidly enforced: a continuous shot to be captured
6.
Two Nudes Bathing (1995) as Director
A randy young painter is summoned to the chateau of an aging Compte who zealously guards the virginity of this two daughters. As one of them is about to marry, he wants a portrait to remember them both in the bloom of youth. The painter isn't allowed to speak, or make eye contact, with the young wom
7.
Beyond Rangoon (1995) as Director
After her life is all but destroyed by personal tragedy, Laura Bowman, a young American physician, decides to protect herself from any further painful human contact. Travelling through Asia with her sister, she is virtually immune to the charms, and challenges, of this beautiful but beleaguered part
8.
I Dreamt I Woke Up (1991) as Director
The director reviews his life and work as if it had existed in a "place between truth and fiction deeply rooted in legend and nature."
9.
Where the Heart Is (1990) as Director
A New York demolition entrepreneur leaves his children and their friends a house of their own that he is prevented from leveling.
10.
Hope and Glory (1987) as Director
A young boy grows up in World War II London during the Blitz.
11.
Emerald Forest, The (1985) as Director
An American engineer, overseeing the construction of a dam in Brazil, loses his son in the rain forest and then goes up against insurmountable odds to find him.
12.
Excalibur (1981) as Director
King Arthur's evil half-sister and his wife's affair with Sir Lancelot threaten his dream of finding the Holy Grail.
13.
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) as Director
Regan MacNeil is now seventeen, and although she appears to be normal after her demonic possession as a child, she is monitored regularly at a psychiatric institution. A troubled priest, Father Lamont, visits her there to learn about the death of Father Merrin when he was performing the exorcism on her four years before. Regan has no conscious memories of that time, but as the priest's investigation continues, the demon is brought back.
14.
Zardoz (1974) as Director
In the far future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity''s achievements.
15.
Deliverance (1972) as Director
During a hunting vacation, four men fight against a murderous clan of backwoodsmen.
16.
Leo the Last (1970) as Director
Prince Leo (Marcello Mastroianni), last in the line of rulers of a long-deposed monarchy on continental Europe and jaded with the frenetic search for kicks with the European jet-set, returns to his father's London town house for rest. With him are social-climber Margaret (Billie Whitelaw), to whom he is engaged, and Laszlo (Vladek Sheybal), who is planning a counter revolution which will restore Leo to the kingship of the monarchy. Leo is shocked to discover the one exclusive neighborhood has degenerated into a ghetto inhabited mainly by poor blacks on the brink of desperation. His nearest neighbors are the Mardi family and their beautiful daughter, Salambo (Glenna Forster Jones), who catches his eye as does her boy friend the procurer Roscoe (Calvin Lockhart.) Using the excuse of watching birds he watches them closely through field glasses with the coolness and detachment of a scientist watching insects under a magnifying glass. When Salambo is forced to become a whore in order to keep her family together, Leo, despite the pleadings of Margaret and Laszlo who has just about finished the steps toward the restoration, does something of which he always though himself incapable.
17.
Hell in the Pacific (1968) as Director
Stranded soldiers from opposite sides fight a private version of World War II on a remote island.
18.
Point Blank (1967) as Director
A gangster plots an elaborate revenge on the wife and partner who did him dirty.
19.
Having a Wild Weekend (1965) as Director
Advertising executives turn a model''s romance with a stunt man into a publicity stunt.

Cast (feature film)

20.
Chris & Don: A Love Story (2007)
Chronicles the 30 year relationship between British born author Christopher Isherwood (whose novel "The Berlin Stories" would later become the film and musical "Cabaret"), and his much younger partner, artist Don Bachardy. Through home movie footage and candid recollections, the couple's passion and
21.
Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema (2007)
The least known massively influential person in international cinema, Pierre Rissient is a samurai warrior on behalf of the films he believes in. Instigator of the Cercle MacMahon, assistant director on "Breathless," champion of blacklisted filmmakers, confidant of Ford and Walsh, Hawks and Lang, Pi
22.
I Dreamt I Woke Up (1991) as Himself
The director reviews his life and work as if it had existed in a "place between truth and fiction deeply rooted in legend and nature."
23.
Hope and Glory (1987) as Narration
A young boy grows up in World War II London during the Blitz.
24.
Long Shot (1978) as The Director

Writer (feature film)

25.
Tiger's Tail, The (2006)
Identical twins are separated at birth. One, Liam, becomes a successful though over-stretched property developer in the new godless, greedy Ireland. The other is a homeless bum in Leeds. The have and the have-not. The bum comes across a magazine article about Liam and his glittering possessions. In
26.
Tailor of Panama (2001) as Screenwriter
Coerced into working for British Intelligence, a tailor living in Panama concocts a left-wing movement with the goal of luring the American military into an invasion of Panama, thereby nullifying the Panama Canal treaty.
27.
General, The (1998) as Screenwriter
Based on the story of Martin Cahill, a notorious Dublin gangster who was the mastermind behind a series of daring robberies that stunned Ireland in the 1980s. In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Martin Cahill stole over 60 million dollars. Despite
28.
Beyond Rangoon (1995) as Screenwriter
After her life is all but destroyed by personal tragedy, Laura Bowman, a young American physician, decides to protect herself from any further painful human contact. Travelling through Asia with her sister, she is virtually immune to the charms, and challenges, of this beautiful but beleaguered part
29.
Two Nudes Bathing (1995) as Screenwriter
A randy young painter is summoned to the chateau of an aging Compte who zealously guards the virginity of this two daughters. As one of them is about to marry, he wants a portrait to remember them both in the bloom of youth. The painter isn't allowed to speak, or make eye contact, with the young wom
30.
I Dreamt I Woke Up (1991) as Screenwriter
The director reviews his life and work as if it had existed in a "place between truth and fiction deeply rooted in legend and nature."
31.
Where the Heart Is (1990) as Screenwriter
A New York demolition entrepreneur leaves his children and their friends a house of their own that he is prevented from leveling.
32.
Hope and Glory (1987) as Screenwriter
A young boy grows up in World War II London during the Blitz.
33.
Excalibur (1981) as Screenwriter
King Arthur's evil half-sister and his wife's affair with Sir Lancelot threaten his dream of finding the Holy Grail.
34.
Zardoz (1974) as Screenwriter
In the far future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity''s achievements.
35.
Deliverance (1972) as Additional Dialogue
During a hunting vacation, four men fight against a murderous clan of backwoodsmen.
36.
Leo the Last (1970) as Screenwriter
Prince Leo (Marcello Mastroianni), last in the line of rulers of a long-deposed monarchy on continental Europe and jaded with the frenetic search for kicks with the European jet-set, returns to his father's London town house for rest. With him are social-climber Margaret (Billie Whitelaw), to whom he is engaged, and Laszlo (Vladek Sheybal), who is planning a counter revolution which will restore Leo to the kingship of the monarchy. Leo is shocked to discover the one exclusive neighborhood has degenerated into a ghetto inhabited mainly by poor blacks on the brink of desperation. His nearest neighbors are the Mardi family and their beautiful daughter, Salambo (Glenna Forster Jones), who catches his eye as does her boy friend the procurer Roscoe (Calvin Lockhart.) Using the excuse of watching birds he watches them closely through field glasses with the coolness and detachment of a scientist watching insects under a magnifying glass. When Salambo is forced to become a whore in order to keep her family together, Leo, despite the pleadings of Margaret and Laszlo who has just about finished the steps toward the restoration, does something of which he always though himself incapable.

Producer (feature film)

37.
Tiger's Tail, The (2006)
Identical twins are separated at birth. One, Liam, becomes a successful though over-stretched property developer in the new godless, greedy Ireland. The other is a homeless bum in Leeds. The have and the have-not. The bum comes across a magazine article about Liam and his glittering possessions. In
38.
In My Country (2004) as Producer
In 1996, the South African government established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate abuses of human rights under Apartheid. Under the chairmanship of Nobel Peace laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the commission was mandated to examine acts committed between March 1960, th
39.
Tailor of Panama (2001) as Producer
Coerced into working for British Intelligence, a tailor living in Panama concocts a left-wing movement with the goal of luring the American military into an invasion of Panama, thereby nullifying the Panama Canal treaty.
40.
General, The (1998) as Producer
Based on the story of Martin Cahill, a notorious Dublin gangster who was the mastermind behind a series of daring robberies that stunned Ireland in the 1980s. In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Martin Cahill stole over 60 million dollars. Despite
41.
Angela Mooney Dies Again (1997) as Executive Producer
Angela Mooney is an unhappy, middle-aged woman who is attempting suicide--not her first time--because the local creamery is being bought by an American company known as Little Rooster Corporation. The whole town is celebrating the takeover but Angela is certain that it will destroy the towns roots n
42.
Two Nudes Bathing (1995) as Producer
A randy young painter is summoned to the chateau of an aging Compte who zealously guards the virginity of this two daughters. As one of them is about to marry, he wants a portrait to remember them both in the bloom of youth. The painter isn't allowed to speak, or make eye contact, with the young wom
43.
Beyond Rangoon (1995) as Producer
After her life is all but destroyed by personal tragedy, Laura Bowman, a young American physician, decides to protect herself from any further painful human contact. Travelling through Asia with her sister, she is virtually immune to the charms, and challenges, of this beautiful but beleaguered part
44.
Where the Heart Is (1990) as Producer
A New York demolition entrepreneur leaves his children and their friends a house of their own that he is prevented from leveling.
45.
Hope and Glory (1987) as Producer
A young boy grows up in World War II London during the Blitz.
46.
Emerald Forest, The (1985) as Producer
An American engineer, overseeing the construction of a dam in Brazil, loses his son in the rain forest and then goes up against insurmountable odds to find him.
47.
Nemo (1983) as Producer
Seven year-old Nemo falls asleep in a Manhatten skyscraper and wakes in another dimension. Surrounded by characters from his storybooks, in a land where the snow is blue and the sand bursts into flames, Nemo miraculously becomes a young man and falls in love with a beautifull princess.
48.
Angel (1982) as Executive Producer
Danny, a sax player with a rock band, witnesses the death of a mysterious young mute girl, and becomes obsessed with tracking down her murderers--all the while trying to figure out if her slaying was done as a political act, or if it was done by the mob.
49.
Excalibur (1981) as Executive Producer
King Arthur's evil half-sister and his wife's affair with Sir Lancelot threaten his dream of finding the Holy Grail.
50.
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) as Producer
Regan MacNeil is now seventeen, and although she appears to be normal after her demonic possession as a child, she is monitored regularly at a psychiatric institution. A troubled priest, Father Lamont, visits her there to learn about the death of Father Merrin when he was performing the exorcism on her four years before. Regan has no conscious memories of that time, but as the priest's investigation continues, the demon is brought back.
51.
Zardoz (1974) as Producer
In the far future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity''s achievements.
52.
Deliverance (1972) as Producer
During a hunting vacation, four men fight against a murderous clan of backwoodsmen.

Director (special)

53.
Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait By John Boorman (1998) as Director
Profile of actor Lee Marvin by his friend, director John Boorman. Features film clips, home movies and interviews with friends and family.

Cast (special)

54.
55.
Intimate Portrait: Jamie Lee Curtis (2000) as Interviewee
Portrait of the life and career of actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Cast (short)

56.
The Rock (1967)
This promotional short for the film "Point Blank" (1967) offers a behind-the-scenes look at location shooting on Alcatraz.

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