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Wilmer Butler

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Born: April 7, 1921 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Colorado, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cast (feature film)

Cinematographer Style (2006)
Celebrates the art of motion picture photography, and examines how and why movies look the way they do. With interviews of 110 leading cinematographers around the world, director and cinematographer Jon Fauer explores how his colleagues use technique and technology, art and lighting to tell stories
Facing the Giants (2006)
In six years of coaching, Grant Taylor has never led his Shiloh Eagles to a winning season. After learning that he and his wife Brooke face infertility, Grant discovers that a group of fathers are secretly organizing to have him dismissed as head coach. Devastated by his circumstances, he cries out
Tell Them Who You Are (2004) as Cast
As a director of photography, Haskell Wexler has a reputation for brilliance. He has worked with the world's most accomplished directors including Elia Kazan, Mike Nichols, Woody Allen, George Lucas, Milos Forman and Francis Ford Coppola. He has won two Academy Awards in a career that includes numer
Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1992) as Himself
Reknowned cinematographers discuss their influences, techniques and decisions on how to shoot films.

Cinematography (feature film)

Redline (2007)
A gorgeous young automobile fanatic--and front to the hottest unsigned band on the West coast--finds herself caught up in illegal drag-racing competitions organized for the pleasure of a bunch of bored billionaires.
Funny Money (2006)
It's Henry Perkins' birthday--just another ordinary day for an ordinary wax fruit factory foreman. That is, until he mistakenly ends up holding a briefcase containing five million dollars on his subway ride home. Mayhem and hilarity ensue as Henry tries to convince his wife Carol to keep the loot a
Plague (2006)
A mysterious apocalypse has left the world's children comatose and unresponsive. Trouble starts when the grownup kids wake up and lash out against their parents.
Frailty (2002) as Director Of Photography
A tale which follows an FBI investigation in present day Texas. Fenton Meiks, a young man, approaches the lead FBI investigator, claiming he knows the identity of a serial killer who calls himself "God's Hands." The FBI agent is curious, but unimpressed until Fenton reveals that the killer is his yo
Passing Glory (1999) as Director Of Photography
Idealistic young black priest Joseph Verrett uses the basketball court to challenge the social conventions of New Orleans in the early 1960s by setting up a sanctioned game between the black parochial school where he coaches and a white parochial prep school.
Anaconda (1997) as Director Of Photography
A filmmaker and an anthropologist travel to the Amazon to shoot a documentary about a mysterious local tribe, but discover far more than they planned.
Don King: Only in America (1997) as Director Of Photography
Television movie chronicles the life of Don King, former numbers runner and convicted felon, who after serving time in prison for manslaughter, rose from life on the Cleveland streets to become the world's most successful boxing promoter, transforming boxing into an international multimillion-dollar
Deceiver (1997) as Director Of Photography
Circumstantial evidence has tied Princeton-educated, textile company heir Walter Wayland to the murder of a prostitute named Elizabeth whose body was found cut in two at a local park. A heavy absinthe drinker and compulsive liar who suffers from epileptic fits, Wayland has occasional memory loss and
Flipper (1996) as Director Of Photography
When Sandy Ricks is sent to Coral Key to stay with his salty Uncle Porter for the summer, he never dreamed he'd become best mates with a feisty, orphaned dolphin named Flipper.
Mother (1996) as Director Of Photography San Francisco
After two divorces, sci-fi novelist John Henderson realizes that if he doesn't straighten out his relationship with his mother, Beatrice, he is never going to be able to make it work with other women in his life. To this end, he moves back home and tries to figure out exactly where everything went w
Walton Wedding, A (1995) as Director Of Photography
John-Boy Walton gets engaged to the daughter of a U.S. ambassador, and members of the bride-to-be's sophisticated New York family find they have much in common with the down-to-earth people of Walton's Mountain. But complications threaten to cancel the wedding.
Cop And A Half (1993) as Director Of Photography
The relationship between an unorthodox policeman and a precocious 10 year-old-boy, who after witnessing a crime insists on partnering with a cop to solve the case.
Beethoven's 2nd (1993) as Director Of Photography
With some help from the Newton family, Beethoven the dog comes to the rescue of a female St. Bernard and her four puppies.
Sniper (1993) as Director Of Photography
A veteren and a rookie sniper enter into the jungles of Panama to carry out a hit on a corrupt rebel leader.
Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, The (1991) as Director Of Photography
Travis Child is an aspiring country singer who plays in small clubs as he travels across the country with his younger sister Amanda who is his manager. Since Travis tends to drink too much and get involved with the wrong women, Amanda frequently has to get him out of trouble. While they are staying
Hot Shots! (1991) as Director Of Photography
Parody of air force fighter films, such as "Top Gun," in which a group of misfit Navy pilots are being trained for a special mission.
Graffiti Bridge (1990) as Director Of Photography
Two musicians become rivals in a power struggle over the direction of a nightclub they own.
When We Were Young (1989) as Director Of Photography
Eight high-school seniors who graduated in 1959 discover the importance of their relationships as they enter adulthood in a changing society.
Biloxi Blues (1988) as Director Of Photography
A young soldier training for World War II service tries to score his first romantic conquest.
Wildfire (1988) as Director Of Photography
A love affair resumes years after a couple met as children and were lovers during their teens.
Child's Play (1988) as Director Of Photography
Police shoot and kill a convicted strangler after cornering him in a toy store. As the man is dying, he transfers his soul into a doll.
Bates Motel (1987) as Director Of Photography
A young man inherits the Bates Motel from Norman Bates and who, after his release from a mental institution, is unprepared for the eerie happenings at the Motel. Based on the classic movie "Psycho," directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Beer (1985) as Director Of Photography
Rocky IV (1985) as Director Of Photography
The heavyweight champ takes on a Soviet super-boxer in a bout that creates an international furor.
Big Trouble (1985) as Director Of Photography
An unhappy wife tries to get her insurance agent to help her kill her husband.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1984) as Director Of Photography
Ann-Margret and Treat Williams, in the second TV-movie for each, have the roles made famous in the 1951 film of Tennessee Williams' play by Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando as the sexually repressed Southern belle and her animalistic brother-in-law. While Kazan's film left out some of the more unabash
Rocky III (1982) as Director Of Photography
The famed boxing champion has to fight back from defeat when he faces a powerful and unscrupulous slugger.
Sting II, The (1982) as Director Of Photography
A gambler tries to get back at the con artists who had tricked him earlier.
Killing At Hell's Gate (1981) as Director Of Photography
A party of river rafters find their pleasure trip turning into a white water nightmare in this thinly disguised carbon of "Deliverance", the main difference being the inclusion of two women. "Hell and High Water" was the initial title of this film.
Death Ray 2000 (1981) as Director Of Photography
The belatedly shown pilot to the short-lived Robert Conrad series, "A Man Called Sloane" (1979-80), has Robert Logan in the role Conrad played, a flamboyant secret agent from UNIT, a secret counter-espionage group, teamed here with lady spy Ann Turkel to retrieve a stolen device capable of destroyin
Stripes (1981) as Director Of Photography
Two perpetual foul-ups join the Army and re-make the military in their own image.
Can't Stop The Music (1980) as Director Of Photography
A lawyer helps an ex-model and a songwriter promote a gay singing group called the Village People.
It's My Turn (1980) as Director Of Photography
Kate is a mathematics professor who is married to a cheerful architect named Homer. Kate travels from their home in Chicago to New York City, where she meets the handsome, recently retired professional baseball player Ben. The two are attracted to each other, and when Ben pursues her, Kate is surprised by her willingness to get romantically involved with him.
Rocky II (1979) as Director Of Photography
A heavyweight contender defies his doctors to enter a rematch with the champ.
Grease (1978) as Director Of Photography
A prim Australian exchange student falls for a high-school gang leader.
Uncle Joe Shannon (1978) as Director Of Photography
A struggling jazz musician is devastated by the deaths of his wife and child. He is on the verge of suicide when he meets a young man who with a physical disability. They become friends who provide each other with the support they need to get on with their lives.
Capricorn One (1978) as Director Of Photography
The government fakes a Mars landing then sets out to kill the astronauts involved.
Ice Castles (1978) as Director Of Photography
A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater.
Damien - Omen II (1978) as Director Of Photography
Seven years later, Damien is just discovering who he really is, and what he is destined to do. Now living with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin, Damien is anxious to inherit everything. Can Richard Thorn finish the job that Damien's father (Ambassador Thorn) started?
Demon Seed (1977) as Director Of Photography
A sophisticated computer falls in love with its creator''''s wife and terrorizes her.
Raid On Entebbe (1977) as Director Of Photography
This was the second star-laden dramatization of the Israeli rescue of plane-bound hostages taken during a Palestinian hijacking on July 4, 1976. Cinematographer Bill Butler won an Emmy Award for his work. Others nominated were Peter Finch (his last screen role), Martin Balsam and Yaphet Kotto, direc
Mary White (1977) as Director Of Photography
A sensitive story of a young girl and her moving relationship with her famed father, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist William Allen White, and the profound change in his life following her tragic death at sixteen in a horseback riding accident in 1921. Caryl Ledner received an Emmy Award for the ad
Sunshine Part II (1976) as Cinematographer
Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars And Motor Kings, The (1976) as Director Of Photography
A group of black baseball players attempt to make the big time circa 1939.
Lipstick (1976) as Director Of Photography
Composer Chris Saradon brutaly rapes fashion model, goes to trial, gets freed, comes back and rapes her little sister. She takes revenge.
Alex And The Gypsy (1976) as Director Of Photography
An aging bail bondsman arranges the release of a gypsy woman accused of attempted murder and ends up falling for her.
Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery, The (1975) as Director Of Photography
Hustling (1975) as Director Of Photography
A drama about an investigative reporter (obviously based on Gail Sheehy) for a New York-based news magazine who digs into the multi-million dollar prostitution business in Manhattan in search of the real profiteers. Emmy Award nominations went to Jill Clayburgh for her acting and Fay Kanin for her w
Target Risk (1975) as Director Of Photography
A bonded courier, whose girlfriend is abducted while they are on a date, is blackmailed into faking a diamond robbery in this pilot for a series that never got off the ground.
Fear on Trial (1975) as Director Of Photography
This Emmy-nominated film follows the troubles stalking John Henry Faulk, a folksy, homespun radio-television personality of the early 1950s whose broadcasting career was abruptly cut off during the blacklisting of the era. Retaining attorney Louis Nizer, he went to court and successfully sued for li
Jaws (1975) as Director Of Photography
The sheriff of an island town takes to the seas when a bloodthirsty shark invades the local waters.
Big Ripoff, The (1975) as Director Of Photography
This was the pilot for Curtis' "McCoy" series (1975-76) with an elaborate "sting" which he concocts to recover $250,000 in ransom from the kidnappers of a millionaire's wife.
Execution Of Private Slovik, The (1974) as Director Of Photography
Martin Sheen received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War, going to the firing squad in 1945. The film, Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Drama of the 1973-74 season, is a dramatization of William Bradford Huie's controversia
Indict and Convict (1973) as Director Of Photography
This courtroom drama finds prosecutor Grizzard against his deputy D.A. pal Shatner, who is accused of murdering his wife and her lover although he was 150 miles away at the time of the killing.
I Heard the Owl Call My Name (1973) as Director Of Photography
A young American priest, in his search for greater knowledge, finds that his schooling has hardly prepared him for his mission to a remote Canadian Indian village in British Columbia.
Sunshine (1973) as Director Of Photography
A sentimental film based on an actual case history of a cancer victim, taken from a tape-recorded diary, involving a young dropout living in the wilderness with her boyfriend, who is a struggling musician, and her baby daughter. Subsequently, a "Sunshine" series in 1975 starred Cliff DeYoung, Elizab
Savage (1973) as Director Of Photography
A TV journalist investigates the compromising photo of a Supreme Court nominee in this pilot for a prospective series for ex-"Mission: Impossible" stars Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. It marked director Steven Spielberg's farewell to the TV vineyards where he had started only four years earlier.
Deliver Us From Evil (1973) as Director Of Photography
Stumbling onto an injured skyjacker who parachuted into the mountains with $600,000 in ransom, five greenhorn hikers kill the fugitive and fight the elements and each other for the money.
Hickey & Boggs (1972) as Director of Photography
Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.
Something Evil (1972) as Director Of Photography
A horror tale about a young couple moving into a Bucks County, Pennsylvania farmhouse, unaware that it is occupied by an unseen presence that is trying to possess the wife.
The Rain People (1969) as Director of Photography
A housewife who feels trapped leaves home and takes up with a hitchhiker.
Good Times (1967) as Sp cons on mus numbers
Singers Sonny and Cher try to find the perfect script for their movie debut.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Legal Eagles (1986) as Additional Photography
Chelsea has been accused of stealing a painting from a Manhattan art dealer. Her attorney, Laura Kelly, is so certain that the case involves far more than a stolen painting, that she involves D.A. Tom Logan in the investigation. Tom learns that Chelsea''s father was an art collector and that Chelsea witnessed a fire in their home as a small child. The fire was thought to have destroyed the entire collection, so when one of the paintings goes on display at a Manhattan gallery, Tom realizes that Laura was right.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
A small-time criminal fakes insanity in hopes of doing easy time in a mental hospital.

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Joe and Max (2002) as Director Of Photography

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