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Cast (feature film)

1.
Surrender (1987) as Tennis Player
The story of a commercial artist and the various romantic entanglements in her life.

Cinematography (feature film)

2.
Stick (1985) as Camera Operator
An ex-con seeks to avenge the death of a friend and goes up against some ruthless drug dealers.

Producer (feature film)

3.
Incredible Hulk, The (2008)
In this new beginning, scientist Bruce Banner desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk. Living in the shadows--cut off from a life he knew and the woman he loves, Betty Ross--Banner struggles to avoid t
4.
16 Blocks (2006)
All he wanted to do was go home and get a drink. But at 8:02 a.m., hungover NYPD detective Jack Mosley is assigned a seemingly simple task. Petty criminal Eddie Bunker is set to testify before a grand jury at 10:00 a.m. and needs to be taken from lock-up to the courthouse, 16 blocks away. Broken down, out of shape, with a bad leg and a serious drinking problem, Jack's role on the force is simple--clock in, clock out and stay out of trouble in between. He's in no mood to deal with a punk who's been in and out of jail for more than half his life. But beneath the punk in Eddie lies a man committed to turning his life around and constantly searching for "signs" that will lead him to a brighter future. In Eddie Jack sees only a pathetic rat who was offered a sweet deal. When Jack shoves Eddie into the back of his car and pulls out into the morning New York city rush hour, he doesn't notice the van looming behind them. His head throbbing, and Eddie's flair for conversation only making it worse, Jack stops off at the local liquor store to pick up some breakfast. As Eddie waits inside the locked car, fuming at getting stuck with Jack as his escort, he's suddenly faced with a much bigger problem--a loaded gun pointed at his head. Jack emerges just in time to prevent Eddie's execution, killing one assassin and narrowly escaping a second. When Jack calls for backup, homicide detective Frank Nugent and his team are first to arrive at the scene. Eddie suddenly goes pale--one of the detectives on Nugent's team is the man he is supposed to testify against. In an instant, Jack's quickie trip downtown turns into the nightmare of a lifetime: the criminals that want Eddie dead are actually cops. There's a history between Jack and Nugent--a dark history that Jack has been desperately trying to forget. And as Nugent is quick to point out to his old friend, Eddie's testimony threatens to bring them all down. Nugent offers to stage a mock hostage situation in which Eddie is kill
5.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) as Producer
The story of intelligent, charming, but unlucky siblings, 14-year-old Violet, 12-year-old Klaus, and their infant sister, Sunny, who are suddenly orphaned when their house burns down. The executor of their parent's estate sends the children to live with a distant relative, Count Olaf, but they realize that he has dastardly designs on the Baudelaire family fortune. The Baudelaire children are soon removed from Count Olaf's care and go to live with their Uncle Monty, a renowned snake expert. Things end badly after the arrival of a suspicious lab assistant named Stephano--Count Olaf in disguise. The children are then shuffled off to their fearful Aunt Josephine's. Sadly disaster ensues, due to the appearance of a mysterious peg-legged sailor--again Count Olaf, who then hatches his most dastardly plot of all.
6.
Timeline (2003) as Producer
A group of scientists travel to and become trapped in 14th century feudal France.
7.
Swordfish (2001) as Executive Producer
Cyberspace is a world protected by firewalls, passwords and the most advanced security systems. In this world we hide our deepest secrets, our most incriminating information, and of course, a whole lot of money. This is the world of Swordfish. Gabriel Shear, a charismatic and dangerous spy, needs to get inside this world. If he can get in, billions in illegal government funds wait for the taking. To actually steal the money, however, he'll need the help of Stanley Jobson, a former superhacker who's now desperate and penniless. Stanley has been forbidden to get within 50 yards of the nearest electronics store after doing time for wreaking havoc on the FBI's controversial high-tech cyber surveillance operations. Gabriel and his beautiful partner Ginger lure Stanley into their clandestine world, baiting him with the things he can't have - a chance to reunite with Holly, the daughter he lost during a bitter divorce battle and the opportunity to start a new life.
8.
Romeo Must Die (2000) as Producer
Tough ex-cop Han Sing travels from Hong Kong to America to find justice for his brother, who was murdered in an ongoing battle between Chinese and African-American gangs. Han soon takes his brother's place in the war and becomes entangled in the violence, until he falls in love with Trish, the daughter of the rival gang's leader.
9.
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) as Executive Producer
LAPD Detectives Martin Riggs, Roger Murtaugh, and Lorna Cole battle a Chinese martial arts master who is the head of a counterfeiting ring.
10.
Armageddon (1998) as Executive Producer
An oil driller and his crew are hired to rocket out to a gigantic asteroid and blow it up before it slams into the Earth.
11.
Conspiracy Theory (1997) as Executive Producer
A paranoid cab driver, Jerry Fletcher, publishes a newsletter about conspiracy theories and nourishes a desire for the lovely Alice Sutton, a Justice Department employee. Suddenly Jerry finds himself in trouble with the CIA when one of the theories turns out to be accurate. Jerry escapes from the hands of Dr Jonas only to end up on the run. Alice finds herself in the middle of this cat and mouse game as it is revealed that Jerry and his main nemesis, Dr Jonas, have a past relationship that could lead to dangerous consequences.
12.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) as Executive Producer
In the two years since they said good-bye, Jesse and Willy have both become part of their own families: Jesse has been adopted by his foster parents, Glen and Annie Greenwood, and Willy has found his own Orca "pod," including his mother and younger siblings, in the seas off the Pacific Northwest. On a camping trip with his foster parents and newly discovered half-brother, Elvis, Jesse finds his old friend, Willy, off the coast, and the two quickly rediscover the us-against-the-world camaraderie that they shared before. But their happy reunion is cut short when an offshore oil spill threatens to trap Willy, his sister and his brother away from their mother and family of whales forever. As the danger moves closer, Jesse must call upon all the trust, loyalty and faith Willy has in him to return Willy--along with his brother and sister--back to their mother in the open seas.
13.
Assassins (1995) as Producer
Robert Rath is a professional hit man who, despite his stature as the best in the business, has grown disillusioned about his work and his life. But as he contemplates a way out of the shadowy world he inhabits, Rath is shocked to discover that he himself is the target of assassination. A ruthless, ambitious young killer named Miguel Bain wants to become the number one assassin and knows he must remove Rath to do so. The two men's lives and careers intersect when both of them are sent to eliminate Electra, a beautiful "information assassin"--an electronic surveillance expert who possesses valuable secrets on a computer disk. Rath and Electra team up to make a break for freedom--but they have to get past Bain first.
14.
Maverick (1994) as Co-Producer
A Western gambler tries to raise the entry fee for a high-stakes poker game.
15.
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993) as Co-Producer
Two elderly, retired men become friends despite their dissimilarities. As they are invigorated and challenged by the time they spend together, they come to new insights about themselves and the women who occupy various roles in their lives.
16.
Free Willy (1993) as Co-Producer
An orphaned boy forms a relationship with a killer whale living in captivity.
17.
Babe, The (1992) as Co-Producer
Story about Babe Ruth, the man and the legend, and the woman who forced him to confront the one thing that threatened his dominance over the game of baseball - his fast-paced lifestyle.
18.
Radio Flyer (1992) as Co-Producer
The story of two young brothers who escape from the harsh realities of life and abuse by their stepfather through fantasy.
19.
Stanley And Iris (1990) as Associate Producer
A lonley cook at a corporation falls for a widow, who in turn teaches him to read.
20.
Dick Tracy (1990) as Associate Producer
The intrepid comic strip detective fights off a ruthless gangster and his seductive girlfriend.
21.
Three Fugitives (1989) as Associate Producer
A bank robber trying to go straight accidentally becomes involved in a robbery, and ends up helping the inexperienced robber.
22.
Punchline (1988) as Associate Producer
Drama about the pressurized, often unglamorous world of the stand-up comic, centering around one talented, caustic comedian trying to be discovered, and a suburban housewife yearning to be funny.
23.
Surrender (1987) as Associate Producer
The story of a commercial artist and the various romantic entanglements in her life.
24.
Murphy's Romance (1985) as Associate Producer
A divorced woman and her son move to small town to take on a horse ranch.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

25.
16 Blocks (2006)
All he wanted to do was go home and get a drink. But at 8:02 a.m., hungover NYPD detective Jack Mosley is assigned a seemingly simple task. Petty criminal Eddie Bunker is set to testify before a grand jury at 10:00 a.m. and needs to be taken from lock-up to the courthouse, 16 blocks away. Broken down, out of shape, with a bad leg and a serious drinking problem, Jack's role on the force is simple--clock in, clock out and stay out of trouble in between. He's in no mood to deal with a punk who's been in and out of jail for more than half his life. But beneath the punk in Eddie lies a man committed to turning his life around and constantly searching for "signs" that will lead him to a brighter future. In Eddie Jack sees only a pathetic rat who was offered a sweet deal. When Jack shoves Eddie into the back of his car and pulls out into the morning New York city rush hour, he doesn't notice the van looming behind them. His head throbbing, and Eddie's flair for conversation only making it worse, Jack stops off at the local liquor store to pick up some breakfast. As Eddie waits inside the locked car, fuming at getting stuck with Jack as his escort, he's suddenly faced with a much bigger problem--a loaded gun pointed at his head. Jack emerges just in time to prevent Eddie's execution, killing one assassin and narrowly escaping a second. When Jack calls for backup, homicide detective Frank Nugent and his team are first to arrive at the scene. Eddie suddenly goes pale--one of the detectives on Nugent's team is the man he is supposed to testify against. In an instant, Jack's quickie trip downtown turns into the nightmare of a lifetime: the criminals that want Eddie dead are actually cops. There's a history between Jack and Nugent--a dark history that Jack has been desperately trying to forget. And as Nugent is quick to point out to his old friend, Eddie's testimony threatens to bring them all down. Nugent offers to stage a mock hostage situation in which Eddie is kill
26.
Timeline (2003) as 1st Assistant Director
A group of scientists travel to and become trapped in 14th century feudal France.
27.
Romeo Must Die (2000) as 1st Assistant Director; Assistant Director
Tough ex-cop Han Sing travels from Hong Kong to America to find justice for his brother, who was murdered in an ongoing battle between Chinese and African-American gangs. Han soon takes his brother's place in the war and becomes entangled in the violence, until he falls in love with Trish, the daughter of the rival gang's leader.
28.
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) as Assistant Director
LAPD Detectives Martin Riggs, Roger Murtaugh, and Lorna Cole battle a Chinese martial arts master who is the head of a counterfeiting ring.
29.
Conspiracy Theory (1997) as 1st Assistant Director
A paranoid cab driver, Jerry Fletcher, publishes a newsletter about conspiracy theories and nourishes a desire for the lovely Alice Sutton, a Justice Department employee. Suddenly Jerry finds himself in trouble with the CIA when one of the theories turns out to be accurate. Jerry escapes from the hands of Dr Jonas only to end up on the run. Alice finds herself in the middle of this cat and mouse game as it is revealed that Jerry and his main nemesis, Dr Jonas, have a past relationship that could lead to dangerous consequences.
30.
Assassins (1995) as 1st Assistant Director
Robert Rath is a professional hit man who, despite his stature as the best in the business, has grown disillusioned about his work and his life. But as he contemplates a way out of the shadowy world he inhabits, Rath is shocked to discover that he himself is the target of assassination. A ruthless, ambitious young killer named Miguel Bain wants to become the number one assassin and knows he must remove Rath to do so. The two men's lives and careers intersect when both of them are sent to eliminate Electra, a beautiful "information assassin"--an electronic surveillance expert who possesses valuable secrets on a computer disk. Rath and Electra team up to make a break for freedom--but they have to get past Bain first.
31.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) as 1st Assistant Director
In the two years since they said good-bye, Jesse and Willy have both become part of their own families: Jesse has been adopted by his foster parents, Glen and Annie Greenwood, and Willy has found his own Orca "pod," including his mother and younger siblings, in the seas off the Pacific Northwest. On a camping trip with his foster parents and newly discovered half-brother, Elvis, Jesse finds his old friend, Willy, off the coast, and the two quickly rediscover the us-against-the-world camaraderie that they shared before. But their happy reunion is cut short when an offshore oil spill threatens to trap Willy, his sister and his brother away from their mother and family of whales forever. As the danger moves closer, Jesse must call upon all the trust, loyalty and faith Willy has in him to return Willy--along with his brother and sister--back to their mother in the open seas.
32.
Maverick (1994) as 1st Assistant Director
A Western gambler tries to raise the entry fee for a high-stakes poker game.
33.
Man From Left Field, The (1993)
In order to get into a baseball league, a group of children find a seemingly mute drifter with amnesia to act as their adult coach.
34.
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993) as 1st Assistant Director
Two elderly, retired men become friends despite their dissimilarities. As they are invigorated and challenged by the time they spend together, they come to new insights about themselves and the women who occupy various roles in their lives.
35.
Free Willy (1993) as 1st Assistant Director
An orphaned boy forms a relationship with a killer whale living in captivity.
36.
Babe, The (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
Story about Babe Ruth, the man and the legend, and the woman who forced him to confront the one thing that threatened his dominance over the game of baseball - his fast-paced lifestyle.
37.
Radio Flyer (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
The story of two young brothers who escape from the harsh realities of life and abuse by their stepfather through fantasy.
38.
Nothing But Trouble (1991) as 1st Assistant Director
A deranged judge sentences a group of out-of-state traffic violators to death.
39.
Mermaids (1990) as 1st Assistant Director
Set in 1963, a mother is reluctant to settle down even at the request of her two teenage daughters.
40.
Stanley And Iris (1990) as 1st Assistant Director (Connecticut)
A lonley cook at a corporation falls for a widow, who in turn teaches him to read.
41.
Dick Tracy (1990) as 1st Assistant Director
The intrepid comic strip detective fights off a ruthless gangster and his seductive girlfriend.
42.
Three Fugitives (1989) as 1st Assistant Director
A bank robber trying to go straight accidentally becomes involved in a robbery, and ends up helping the inexperienced robber.
43.
Funny Farm (1988) as 1st Assistant Director
Andy Farmer, a sportswriter with dreams of being a great novelist, moves with his wife to the New England countryside in order to write his novel with no distractions. Of course, distractions are all Andy finds. The birds sing too loudly, there are snakes in the lake, and it costs 20 cents to make a call from the pay phone in the kitchen. Over time, Farmer grows withdrawn and bitter, and when his wife decides to take a stab at writing, it becomes unclear if their marriage will be able to survive life on the farm.
44.
Punchline (1988) as 1st Assistant Director
Drama about the pressurized, often unglamorous world of the stand-up comic, centering around one talented, caustic comedian trying to be discovered, and a suburban housewife yearning to be funny.
45.
Outrageous Fortune (1987) as 1st Assistant Director
Proper, refined Lauren and loud, brash Sandy meet in an acting class and immediately dislike each other. Soon after starting the class, they each start seeing someone, unaware that it is the same man, Michael Sanders. They find this out when Michael disappears, supposedly having been killed in an explosion. But the women begin to believe that Michael has faked his death and form an alliance in order to find him and make him chose between them. During their cross-country search, they are chased by CIA agents and Russian assassins, and when they do find their boyfriend, he tries to kill them. They find out that Michael is a double agent, working for the CIA and the KGB, and is on the run from both after stealing a dangerous bio-weapon and a large amount of money. Michael eventually takes Lauren hostage, but she escapes, and by the time the whole ordeal is over, Lauren and Sandy have become genuine friends.
46.
Surrender (1987) as 1st Assistant Director
The story of a commercial artist and the various romantic entanglements in her life.
47.
Violets Are Blue (1986) as Assistant Director
48.
Running Scared (1986) as 1st Assistant Director
Danny (BillyCrystal) and Ray (Gregory Hines) are two street wise cops in Chicago. When they are almost killed on a case, they are forced to take a vacation by their captain. Key West offers a substantial change over frozen Chicago. They decide to quit and open a bar in Key West. Upon returning, they find that Julio (Jimmy Smits), the drug dealer who nearly killed them has made bail and is trying to complete a giant drug deal. They decide to complete their case against Julio before quitting, but then begin being careful. Their effectiveness drops as they find they can't operate the way they did before if they don't have the edge of a long time commitment.
49.
Murphy's Romance (1985) as Assistant Director
A divorced woman and her son move to small town to take on a horse ranch.
50.
Iceman (1984) as 1st Assistant Director
An Arctic researcher, Shepherd, discovers a 40,000 year-old man frozen in ice. Shepherd wants to protect him, but a surgical team wants to dissect the mystical Iceman.
51.
Stroker Ace (1983) as 2nd Assistant Director
Stoker Ace is a fast living, hard-driving stock car racer whose high spirited antics finally catch up with him. He is forced into the clutches of a greedy fried chicken magnate, who watns him for all he is worth, both on and off the track.
52.
Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, The (1982) as 2nd Assistant Director
The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a televison evanagelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch."
53.
Best Friends (1982) as 2nd Assistant Director
Two screenwriters who have lived together and worked together for years decide to escalate their relationship and marry. Soon into their marriage, they discover the great differences between being a married couple rather than best friends
54.
Only When I Laugh (1981) as 2nd Assistant Director
An alcoholic actress fights to come back while trying to raise her teen daughter.
55.
Sharky's Machine (1981) as 2nd Assistant Director
Reynolds stars in and vibrantly directs this violent yet witty adaptation of William Diehl's best seller about an Atlanta homicide detective obsessed with capturing a local mobster (Gassman), even after he's been busted down to working with the city's seedy vice squad. Beautiful British model Rachel Ward made her theatrical feature debut playing the mobster's premier $1000-a-night call girl, with whom Reynolds falls in love.
56.
The Fog (1980) as Assistant Director
Dead sailors use a deadly fog to haunt a coastal town.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

57.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) as Line Producer
The story of intelligent, charming, but unlucky siblings, 14-year-old Violet, 12-year-old Klaus, and their infant sister, Sunny, who are suddenly orphaned when their house burns down. The executor of their parent's estate sends the children to live with a distant relative, Count Olaf, but they realize that he has dastardly designs on the Baudelaire family fortune. The Baudelaire children are soon removed from Count Olaf's care and go to live with their Uncle Monty, a renowned snake expert. Things end badly after the arrival of a suspicious lab assistant named Stephano--Count Olaf in disguise. The children are then shuffled off to their fearful Aunt Josephine's. Sadly disaster ensues, due to the appearance of a mysterious peg-legged sailor--again Count Olaf, who then hatches his most dastardly plot of all.
58.
Elvis (1979)
An affectionate biography of Presley from his boyhood through his spectacular rise to fame and ending with the Las Vegas nightclub appearance in 1969 that began Elvis' resurgence and his final epoch. Kurt Russell, cinematographer Donald M. Morgan, and makeup specialist Marv Westmore each won an Emmy

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

59.
Romeo Must Die (2000) as Unit Production Manager
Tough ex-cop Han Sing travels from Hong Kong to America to find justice for his brother, who was murdered in an ongoing battle between Chinese and African-American gangs. Han soon takes his brother's place in the war and becomes entangled in the violence, until he falls in love with Trish, the daughter of the rival gang's leader.

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