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John Kretchmer

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Producer (feature film)

Dunston Checks In (1996) as Associate Producer
As manager of the Majestic Hotel, Robert Grant is trained to handle the most chaotic situations with ease. He deftly juggles the needs of his staff, his clients, his two sons, and his cold-hearted boss, Mrs. Dubrow, without breaking a sweat. There's nothing he can't handle. That is, until Dunston ch

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Dunston Checks In (1996) as 1st Assistant Director
As manager of the Majestic Hotel, Robert Grant is trained to handle the most chaotic situations with ease. He deftly juggles the needs of his staff, his clients, his two sons, and his cold-hearted boss, Mrs. Dubrow, without breaking a sweat. There's nothing he can't handle. That is, until Dunston ch
Jurassic Park (1993) as 1st Assistant Director
Eccentric millionaire John Hammond has invited three dinosaur experts see his new amusement park before it opens. The park is on an island off Costa Rica and is populated by actual, living dinosaurs Hammond has created using DNA harvested from pre-historic insects. The scientists are joined by Hammond's two grandchildren during their preview of the park and the group is enjoying the tour in their computer-controlled cars until a storm knocks out power on the island. A park employee who wants to steal some of the dinosaur embryos takes advantage of the situation and sabotages the system, inadvertently causing the gigantic beasts to go on a rampage and forcing all the humans on the island to flee for their lives.
Straight Talk (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
The story of a woman who leaves her small town for the city in search of fame and becomes a radio call-in therapist.
Heart of the Lie, The (1992)
Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek, a police officer, is convicted and sentenced in 1982 to a life prison term for the murder of her husband's ex-wife, a charge she denies. Based on a true story.
Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, The (1991) as 1st Assistant Director
Pseudo-terrorists try to destroy the solar-energy resources of the United States.
Delirious (1991) as Assistant Director
Comedy about a soap opera writer who wakes up after a car accident and finds himself living inside his soap opera.
Nothing But Trouble (1991) as 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)
A deranged judge sentences a group of out-of-state traffic violators to death.
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990) as 1st Assistant Director
A look at small town morality and sensibilities, through the eyes of an outcast, adopted teenager who believes her real mother was the town's nonconformist Roxy Carmichael. Roxy, the town celebrity, is due to participate in a dedication, but never shows up.
Flatliners (1990) as 1st Assistant Director
Five ambitious medical school students experiment with the fine line between life and death.
Kiss Shot (1989)
An unemployed single mother decides to turn her formidable skills as an ace pool player into cash to salvage her finances. To prevent her house from going into foreclosure, she enters a billiards contest and makes it into the national finals where she is pitted against one of the country's top playe
Out on the Edge (1989)
A troubled seventeen-year-old feels abandoned by his divorced parents. His rebellious behavior, in an attempt to recapture the attention of his family, leads them to have him committed to a residential treatment facility where he encounters a system designed more to perpetuate itself than to help it
Staying Together (1989) as Assistant Director
The small-town, hardworking McDermott family seemingly has it all - the family business, happy marriage, and respectful children. However, the teenage sons are secretly sleeping around and getting wasted, and rich developers who want to buy out the family's chicken restaurant, causing even more fri
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) as 1st Assistant Director
A dumb cop tries to thwart a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth.
Baby Boom (1987) as 1st Assistant Director
A super-yuppie businesswoman has to adjust to motherhood when she inherits a baby.
Amazing Grace And Chuck (1987) as 1st Assistant Director
A Little League star organizes a sports boycott to end nuclear proliferation.
Harry's Hong Kong (1987)
A world-weary, globe-trotting, Hong Kong-based soldier of fortune -- an "old China hand" in an unsoiled white suit -- gets mixed up in the murder of a long-time pal and in police corruption in this busted series pilot that had been sitting on some shelf in Aaron Spelling's office apparently for some
News at Eleven (1986)
A local TV anchorman reluctantly helps to create a media controversy when he breaks the story of alleged sexual involvement between a high school teacher and a female student.
This Child Is Mine (1985)
Inspired by real events, the plot of this television movie centers on the legal and emotional struggle between adoptive parents and a teen-age mother over the custody of an infant girl.
Circle Of Violence (1985)
A movie examining parental abuse -- the abuse of older parents by their grown children. Georgia Benfield is a woman caught in the middle of a wrenching personal and financial crisis, and is forced to support her family when her husband leaves her for another woman. Her strength is further tested whe
Stephen King's Silver Bullet (1985) as Assistant Director
A werewolf terrorizes a small town.
Protocol (1984) as 1st Assistant Director
A naïve waitress bumbles into a job with the diplomatic corps in the Middle East.
Making Love (1982) as Assistant Director
Claire and Zack have been happily married for eight years. She is a successful TV executive, and he's a prominent doctor. They share a consuming passion for the music of Gilbert & Sullivan, are sexually faithful to each other, and have just bought a dream house. But something alarming is eating away
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982) as 2nd Assistant Director
A has-been Hollywood writer is suddenly confronted with his family whom he had abandoned many years before.
Looker (1981) as 2nd Assistant Director
After having had minor cosmetic surgery by a well-known surgeon, several beautiful women die under suspicious circumstances. The doctor is suspected of murder and, believing he is being framed, begins to look into these deaths himself. One of his clients works for a high tech company which may have
Divine Madness (1980) as 2nd Assistant Director
Bette Midler performs her songs and raucous comedy at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Hero At Large (1980) as 2nd Assistant Director
Steve is a struggling actor who gets a job dressing up as the comic book hero Captain Avenger for appearances at book stores and conventions. While in costume, Steve manages to stop a grocery store hold-up, and because he leaves as soon as the police arrive, witnesses take his modest behavior as proof that he is an actual superhero. When the mayor of the city politicizes the situation to help him win the next election, the public turns against Captain Avenger. But after Steve rescues several people from a fire while wearing his street clothes, he becomes a real hero.
The In-Laws (1979) as Assistant 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
The father of the groom drags the bride''s father into a series of madcap adventures.
Chapter Two (1979) as Assistant Director
A widower risks his heart when he''''s drawn to a young actress.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Kentucky Fried Movie, The (1977) as Production Assistant
A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV.

Director (special)

Aliens For Breakfast (1995) as Director
A boy discovers a creature from another planet in his breakfast cereal.

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