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Also Known As: Died: January 9, 2011
Born: July 24, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Aldershot, Hampshire, GB Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Separate Peace, A (2004) as Director
Adaptation of John Knowles' novel about Gene and Finny, roommates at a New England boarding school during the early years of World War II. Their friendship is tested when students accuse one roommate of being the cause of an accident that harms the other roommate.
2.
Don Quixote (2000) as Director
Adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes classic novel about the inspired-but delusional-dreamer Don Quixote de la Mancha who suits up in rusty armor and sets off to combat the world's injustices and to find his true love, the beautiful Dulcinea. Accompanied by his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, Don Quixot
3.
Curtain Call (1998) as Director
A romantic comedy about a book publisher and his girlfriend who move into a new house which is inhabited by two ghosts who were once famous actors.
4.
Run Of The Country, The (1995) as Director
Following the death of his mother, 18-year-old Danny is lost and bereft. Danny runs away from his father, a stern man who loves his son but cannot express his feelings, and teams up with Prunty, a wild local character. Prunty is Ireland: outrageous, cunning, daring and loyal. The run of the country,
5.
Roommates (1995) as Director
At 107, Rocky Holeczek is the oldest employed baker in Pittsburgh. His roommate is his grandson Michael, a 35-year-old surgeon whom he has raised since childhood--and continues to guide into manhood. Their saga spans over 30 years, beginning when Rocky is 75 years old. During the course of their life together, Michael's world expands to include a wife, children, an overly attentive mother-in-law and a busy career in medicine. Through all the changes, one thing between them remains constant: Rocky's determination to stick around for as long as it takes to teach Michael what he needs to know about living.
6.
Year Of The Comet (1992) as Director
A man and woman with clashing personalities team up to search for a precious bottle of wine throughout Scotland and France.
7.
Innocent Man, An (1989) as Director
An innocent man is sent to prison unjustly and when he is released years later, he sets about a daring scheme to clear his name.
8.
House On Carroll Street, The (1988) as Director
A romantic thriller about a woman who inadvertantly uncovers a government conspiracy to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the United States six years after World War II has ended.
9.
Suspect (1987) as Director
A Washington D.C. public defender works with a lobbyist juror to prove a defendant is innocent.
10.
Eleni (1985) as Director
A journalist back in Greece investigates his mother's death in the civil war of the late 1940s.
11.
Krull (1983) as Director
A young prince must capture a five-bladed sword in order to save his princess and their planets from a terrible monster and his troops.
12.
The Dresser (1983) as Director
A theatrical dresser tries to get an aging star through one more performance of King Lear.
13.
Eyewitness (1981) as Director
Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may know something about the crime, Tony pursues him, and i
14.
Breaking Away (1979) as Director
Recent midwestern high school graduate Dave is obsessed with bicycle racing. His dream is to compete in the Italian races someday and his immersion in all things Italian is driving his father crazy. Dave and his three best friends fight with the local college kids who look down on them for being "townies." When the Italian bicycle team comes to their town to race, Dave is disillusioned by their snobbery and the dirty tricks they use to win. So Dave drops his Italian identity and he and his friends enter the university's bike race and compete with their college student rivals.
15.
The Deep (1977) as Director
A vacationing couple runs afoul of modern pirates.
16.
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976) as Director
Los Angeles: A new law says that the first ambulance that arrives at an accident obtains the contract to transport the injured person. The result is ruthless competition between several companies.
17.
For Pete's Sake (1974) as Director
A woman goes to outlandish extremes to make her husband rich.
18.
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) as Director
An aging hood turns police informer, with deadly results.
19.
The Hot Rock (1972) as Director
Dr. Amusa approaches Dortmunder about a valuable gem in a museum that is of great signifigance to his people in Africa, stolen during colonial times. Dortmunder assembles a crack team of cat burglars and hatches an elaborate plan for stealing the gem. Despite their care and experience, circumstances and plain bad luck keep the gem just out of their reach.
20.
Murphy's War (1971) as Director
Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been decimated by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He lands on a forgotten island and begins to plot his vengence. He wishes to sink the U-Boat that has floated up by means of any method imaginable to him, and sets about to make the courageous attempt, assisted by Louie, the islands Government Admistrator.
21.
John and Mary (1969) as Director
Two young singles meet at a bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other.
22.
Bullitt (1968) as Director
When mobsters kill the witness he was assigned to protect, a dedicated policeman investigates the case on his own.
23.
Robbery (1967) as Director
A dramatization of the Great Train Robbery. While not a 'how to', it is very detail dependent, showing the care and planning that took place to pull it off.
24.
One Way Pendulum (1965) as Director
An eccentric family gets mixed up in an imaginary murder trial.
25.
Summer Holiday (1963) as Director
Four London boys tour Europe trying to sell the idea of a combination bus and hotel.
26.
Immoral Charge (1962) as 2d asst dir
27.
A Taste of Honey (1962) as Assistant Director
Deserted by her mother, a pregnant teen turns to a gay friend for help.
28.
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) as 1st asst dir
A fading stage star gets caught up in the decadent life of modern Rome when she hires a male companion.
29.
The Guns of Navarone (1961) as Assistant Director
A team of Allied saboteurs fight their way behind enemy lines to destroy a pair of Nazi guns.
30.
A Touch of Larceny (1960) as Assistant Director
Philandering Commander Max Easton, now desk-bound and under-worked in the Admiralty, finds he suddenmly needs to make some money when he falls for American Virginia Killain. When he hatches a plot to disappear in circumstances that suggest he has defected and then return to sue the papers, Virginia doesn't take much notice - at least at first.
31.
Sons and Lovers (1960) as Assistant Director
The son of a working-class British mining family has dreams of pursuing an art career, but when he strikes up an affair with an older woman from the town it enrages his jealous mother.

Cast (feature film)

32.
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2011)
Oscar-winning cinematographer Jack Cardiff had a career that spanned nine decades of moving pictures, providing a number of timeless classics such as "The African Queen" and "The Red Shoes". Through his pioneering use of Technicolor photography, his work behind the camera altered the look of films p

Writer (feature film)

33.
The Long Day's Dying (1968) as Adpt (see note)
34.
Robbery (1967) as Screenwriter
A dramatization of the Great Train Robbery. While not a 'how to', it is very detail dependent, showing the care and planning that took place to pull it off.

Producer (feature film)

35.
Run Of The Country, The (1995) as Producer
Following the death of his mother, 18-year-old Danny is lost and bereft. Danny runs away from his father, a stern man who loves his son but cannot express his feelings, and teams up with Prunty, a wild local character. Prunty is Ireland: outrageous, cunning, daring and loyal. The run of the country,
36.
Year Of The Comet (1992) as Producer
A man and woman with clashing personalities team up to search for a precious bottle of wine throughout Scotland and France.
37.
House On Carroll Street, The (1988) as Producer
A romantic thriller about a woman who inadvertantly uncovers a government conspiracy to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the United States six years after World War II has ended.
38.
The Dresser (1983) as Producer
A theatrical dresser tries to get an aging star through one more performance of King Lear.
39.
Eyewitness (1981) as Producer
Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may know something about the crime, Tony pursues him, and i
40.
Breaking Away (1979) as Producer
Recent midwestern high school graduate Dave is obsessed with bicycle racing. His dream is to compete in the Italian races someday and his immersion in all things Italian is driving his father crazy. Dave and his three best friends fight with the local college kids who look down on them for being "townies." When the Italian bicycle team comes to their town to race, Dave is disillusioned by their snobbery and the dirty tricks they use to win. So Dave drops his Italian identity and he and his friends enter the university's bike race and compete with their college student rivals.
41.
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976) as Producer
Los Angeles: A new law says that the first ambulance that arrives at an accident obtains the contract to transport the injured person. The result is ruthless competition between several companies.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

42.
The Entertainer (1960) as Assistant Director
A third-rate vaudevillian uses liquor and young women to escape the pressures of changing times.

Cast (special)

43.
Steve McQueen: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Steve McQueen, from reform-school teen to box-office star, from his three marriages, drug use and obsession with race cars to his death from cancer in 1980.

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