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Cynthia Weil

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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Music (feature film)

1.
Flying By (2009)
A businessman risks everything--his marriage, family and fortune--to pursue his dream of playing in a rock band.
2.
JCVD (2008)
Movie hero Jean-Claude Van Damme finds himself out of money, fighting for custody of his daughter and losing every good action role to Steven Seagal. In an attempt to escape, the aging star walks away from his shrinking spotlight and returns home to his native Brussels. But when he is thrown into
3.
Doubt (2008)
It's 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A vibrant, charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school's strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. The winds of political cha
4.
Music Within (2007)
Richard Pimentel begins his life as a fighter, and his life's work becomes a process of fighting for the rights of others. Rising up from a childhood in a dysfunctional family, armed with a talent for public speaking and a winning personality, the young man makes his way to a Northwestern college, c
5.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) as Lyrics ("A Winter'S Spell")
Thirteen year-old Harry Potter has reluctantly spent yet another summer with the Dursleys, his dismal relatives, "behaving himself" and not practicing any magic. That is, until Uncle Vernon's bullying sister, Aunt Marge, comes to visit. Aunt Marge has always been particularly horrible to Harry and t
6.
Troy (2004) as Lyrics ("Remember")
Throughout time, men have waged war. Some for power, some for glory, some for honor--and some for love. In ancient Greece, the passion of two of history's most legendary lovers--Paris, Prince of Troy and Helen, Queen of Sparta--ignites a war that will devastate a civilization. When Paris steals Helen away from her husband, King Menelaus, it is an insult that cannot be suffered. Familial pride dictates that an affront to Menelaus is an affront to his brother Agamemnon, powerful King of the Myceneans, who soon unites all the massive tribes of Greece to steal Helen back from Troy in defense of his brother's honor. In truth, Agamemnon's pursuit of honor is corrupted by his overwhelming greed--he needs control of Troy to ensure the supremacy of his already vast empire. The walled city, under the leadership of King Prium and defended by mighty Prince Hector, is a citadel that no army has been able to breach. One man alone stands as the key to victory or defeat over Troy--Achilles, believed to be the greatest warrior alive. Arrogant, rebellious and seemingly invincible, Achilles has no allegiance to anyone or anything, save his own glory. It is his insatiable hunger for eternal renown that leads him to attack the gates of Troy under Agamemnon's banner--but it will be love that ultimately decides his fate. Two worlds will go to war for honor and power. Thousands will fall in pursuit of glory. And for love, a nation will burn to the ground.
7.
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
An expose which reflects upon what has happened to America since the events of September 11, 2001 that touches upon the personal relationship between President George W. Bush and the family of terrorist Osama bin Laden. As well, the chronicle focuses on the powerful roles that oil and greed may have
8.
Bruce Almighty (2003) as Song ("Don'T Know Much")
Bruce Nolan is a local Eyewitness News TV reporter in Buffalo, New York, best known for doing human interest stories--which makes everyone happy but him. Bruce would much rather be replacing the soon-to-retire anchorman. Essentially, Bruce is disconnected with everything in his life and rarely misses an opportunity to complain about it. He has a loving girlfriend, Grace, who runs a day care center and adores Bruce in spite of his negativity. Bruce is handed a great opportunity when he's asked to do the 23rd anniversary of Niagra Falls' famed Maid of the Mist boat, which will air live during sweeps. But the mist hits the fan when it's announced on-air--just before Bruce goes live--that the co-anchor position, about to be vacated, is going to Bruce's superficial rival. In front of millions of viewers, Bruce has an on-camera meltdown, punctuated by a four-letter word not yet cleared for network television. On this worst day of Bruce's life, he's fired from the station, beaten up by a gang of toughs, and his car is vandalized. Furious, Bruce rails and rages against the Lord for his rotten luck--which is followed by a curious set of signs, one of which leads him to an old building called Omni Presents, Inc. There, Bruce meets a janitor who reveals himself to be who he really is--God! He's heard Bruce's complaints and now has an offer for the choleric newscaster--his job. By endowing Bruce with all his powers, God challenges him to take on the job and see if he can do any better!
9.
Uptown Girls (2003) as Song ("On Broadway (Live Version)")
Molly Gunn is the spoiled, freewheeling daughter of a late rock legend and the toast of the Manhattan social scene. However, after hitting a huge financial snag, when her inheritance is stolen by her manager, Molly is forced to do something that she's never done before--get a job. Molly becomes a nanny to a notoriously precocious and disobedient Ray Schleine, an "eight-year-old going on forty" who lives with her mother on the Upper East Side. Emotionally distant from her fast-paced A&R executive mother Roma, Ray has grown up with a revolving door of nannies and too little stability. Molly and Ray both feel painfully alone in the world, but as they try to make their new arrangement work, each discovers in the other a true friend.
10.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) as Songs ("Happy Who-Lidays" "How I Love Who-Liday Shopping" Who-Bilation" "Come, Come All Ye Whos")
The infamous Grinch tries to destroy Christmas by dressing as Santa and stealing all the gifts, trees and holiday food in Whoville.
11.
American Beauty (1999) as Song ("On Broadway")
An unemployed ad man falls for his daughter's best friend.
12.
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996) as Original Songs
The story finds our canine hero Charlie in dog Heaven -- literally -- where he should be enjoying his afterlife. Unfortunately, he has decided that, though his reward may be in Heaven, it's a lot more fun scamming for it back on earth. Charlie gets his chance at a return trip to earth when Gabriel's
13.
Muppet Treasure Island (1996) as Songs Composer
Yo-ho-ho! The Muppet ensemble embarks on their zaniest adventure as they encounter pirates, buried treasure and some angry warthogs in this rollicking send-up of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale. When young Jim Hawkins is given a treasure map by a mysterious sailor, he sets sail with his pals--
14.
Balto (1995) as Song ("Reach For The Light")
Set against the breathtaking landscape of the Alaskan territory, this is the heroic tale of Balto, half-wolf and the town outcast, who courageously battles the forces of nature and his own self-doubts in a race to save the children of Nome. It's 1925, and a serious diphtheria epidemic is spreading f
15.
Troll in Central Park, A (1993) as Songs
Stanley, a kind-hearted fellow with a magical green thumb, is banished from Troll Land by the evil Queen Gnorga. He winds up in New York City's Central Park, where he promptly beautifies his environs and befriends two young children of workaholic parents.
16.
Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, The (1992) as Song ("Blame It On The Bossa Nova")
Story about a shy, dull librarian who searches for a little excitement by confessing to a murder that her husband/cop is investigating.
17.
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) as Lyrics ("A World Of Our Own")
Follow up to the 1980 film "The Blue Lagoon," after the lovers of the first film die at sea, and their young son is rescued by a ship infected with cholera. The son escapes the ship with a young girl and her mother, and the two youths become lovers on an unchartered island.
18.
American Tail: Fievel Goes West, An (1991) as Lyrics ("Somewhere Out There")
Fievel Mousekowitz and his family, struggling to survive in New York City, decide to head out west looking for adventure and a better life.
19.
Popcorn (1991) as Song ("Saturday Night At The Movies")
A horror film festival, held in a theater which was once the scene of a tragic fire, turns into a real life horror show.
20.
Goodfellas (1990) as Song ("He'S Sure The Boy I Love")
A young man works his way up through the New York City mobs.
21.
Flying Blind (1990)
A story of two young friends in the 1960's; one who gets drafted, and the other who explores the counter-culture.
22.
Without You, I'm Nothing (1990) as Song ("On Broadway")
Film version of Sandra Bernhard's hit off-Broadway one-woman show.
23.
Big Picture, The (1989) as Song ("Blame It On The Bossa Nova")
A comedy about an up-and-coming filmmaker.
24.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Unexpected guests and a run of bad luck turn Christmas into a season in hell.
25.
Shooter (1988)
A story set during the Vietnam War, about five young wire-service photographers working for the International Press Bureau.
26.
Caddyshack II (1988)
After his social-climbing daughter falls in love with one of the members, a self-made Armenian millionaire tries and fails to gain entry into Bushwood Country Club to please his social-climbing daughter. Snubbed by the hoity toity members, the man retaliates by purchasing Bushwood and turning it int
27.
Harry And The Hendersons (1987) as Lyrics ("Love Lives On")
After Mr. Henderson's car accidentally hits Harry, his life is turned upside down as he and his family make friends with the real-life Bigfoot.
28.
Hamburger Hill (1987) as Song ("We Gotta Get Out Of This Place")
Based on a true incident, this film tells the story of the 101st Airborne Division's 1969 battle in Vietnam over Hill 937, "Hamburger Hill." For ten days, the Vietcong refused to surrender, and both sides suffered heavy losses. When the American soldiers did take the hill, their victory turned out to be a hollow one.
29.
Fatal Beauty (1987) as Song ("On The Edge Of Love")
Narcotics officer Rita Rizzoli is working on a case involving some cocaine called "Fatal Beauty." A gang has stolen the shipment of the drug that is so unusually pure that it is leaving a trail of dead bodies. Rita teams up with Mike, who is employed by the original owner of the cocaine to help track the thieves down before anyone else dies.
30.
Best Of Times, The (1986)
Twelve years after dropping the winning pass in a high-school football game, a timid clerk tries to regain lost honor.
31.
American Tail, An (1986) as Lyrics
A family of Russian mice is traveling aboard a ship to start a new life in America when their young son Fievel is washed overboard. Believing that he is lost at sea, they sadly start life in their new home without him. But in fact, Fievel has crossed the ocean in a bottle, and, once in the U.S., he
32.
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) as Song ("Set Me Free")
Terry (Whoopi Goldberg) works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a strange message from an unknown source. The message is coded. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life.
33.
Top Gun (1986) as Song ("You'Ve Lost That Lovin' Feeling")
A hotheaded pilot struggles to survive an exclusive training program.
34.
About Last Night (1986) as Songs ("So Far, So Good" "Natural Love")
A man and woman attempt to have a successful relationship with their friends pestering them at every turn.
35.
Best Of Times, The (1986)
Twelve years after dropping the winning pass in a high-school football game, a timid clerk tries to regain lost honor.
36.
Where the Boys Are '84 (1984) as Song ("Never Gonna Let You Go")
37.
Choose Me (1984) as Song ("In My Time")
Ann, a radio psychologist called "Dr. Love," dispenses advice, but is hopelessly mal-adjusted herself. Eve, owner of a small bar, is beautiful and promiscuous, but as she's also lonely as hell. Into their lives walks Mickey, either a wayward genius or the world's greatest liar.
38.
Last American Virgin, The (1982) as Song ("Just Once")
The misadventures of a teenager named Gary, who is mortified over the fact that he is still a virgin, and determined to change the situation.
39.
Urban Cowboy (1980) as Song ("Here You Come Again")
A Texas boy learns about love the hard way at the local honky tonk.
40.
All That Jazz (1979) as Song ("On Broadway")
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
41.
Black Joy (1978) as Song ("Saturday Night At The Movies")
42.
Pipe Dreams (1976) as Songs
A woman goes to Alaska to try to win back her estranged husband who is working there. She finds that women are greatly in the minority in the small community, in fact, the man who runs the town tries to convince her that she could make good money by becoming a call-girl. But she refuses and continue
43.
Getting Straight (1970) as Composer
A graduate student must choose between his former activism and the preservation of his academic career when violence breaks out on campus.
44.
Elvis--That's the Way It Is (1970) as Composer
The King of Rock 'n' Roll prepares himself for one of his biggest Vegas shows ever.
45.
I Never Sang for My Father (1970) as Composer
When his mother dies, a grieving son is torn between his demanding father and his need to live his own life.
46.
Angel, Angel, Down We Go (1969) as Composer
The overweight debutante daughter of the world's wealthiest couple falls in with a gang of tripped out, skydiving pseudo-reactionary pop stars, who take their beliefs of the American ideal to profoundly impossible heights.
47.
Cactus Flower (1969) as Composer
A philandering dentist asks his assistant to help him deal with his latest girlfriend.
48.
Duffy (1968) as Composer
A playboy tries to rob his father with the help of a gentleman crook.
49.
Wild in the Streets (1968) as Composer
Max Frost, a 24-year old rock star millionaire, joins causes with a California politician to get the vote for 15-year olds. He continues his master plan by helping elect one of his groupies to the senate. Max and his cohorts resort to trickery to get congress to lower the minimum age requirements for higher office, and he's on his way to the Oval Office with his youth-controlled police state agenda.
50.
The Big T.N.T. Show (1966) as Composer

Misc. Crew (feature film)

51.
Joyride (1977)
52.
Joyride (1977)

Cast (special)

53.
Words and Music By Leiber & Stoller (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
54.
Hitmakers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music (2001) as Interviewee
Documentary about a group of ambitious teenagers who became legends by writing songs. The creative revolution, led by Carole King, Bobby Darin, Neil Sedaka, Burt Bacharach and more, was a movement that weathered the British Invasion, Vietnam, Motown, divorce, drugs and disillusionment. Engineer and

Music (special)

55.
Manilow Country (2000) as Lyrics ("Somewhere Down The Road")
Concert special featuring Barry Manilow at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville.
56.
Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness (1999) as Song ("Kicks")
A feature-length documentary on smoking, drinking and drugging in the 20th century. Through interviews with historians and professionals in the drug treatment field interspersed with film clips, filmmaker Robert Zemeckis delves into the history of America's relationship with mind-altering substances

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