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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Highwayman, The (1987) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
A crimefighter operates out of a high-tech 18-wheel truck and tries to save a war veteran targeted for death by a corrupt small-town official.
2.
Three Amigos! (1986) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
After three silent movie Western stars get fired, they accept a job in Mexico. Lucky Day, Dusty Bottoms and Ned Nederlander will be doing a show with El Guapo, who they hear is the most famous actor in the country. But when they arrive with the expectation of acting with him and earning good money, they find that the man not only is no actor, he is a ruthless gang leader who is terrorizing a small town. After El Guapo kidnaps the mayor's pretty daughter, the hopes of all the townspeople fall to the three actors to save her and restore their freedom.

Cinematography (feature film)

3.
Post Grad (2009)
Ryden Malby had a plan. Do well in high school, thereby receiving a great college scholarship. Now that she's finally graduated, it's time for her to find a gorgeous loft apartment and land her dream job at the city's best publishing house. But when Jessica Bard, Ryden's college nemesis steals her p
4.
Bandits (2001) as 2nd Director Of Photography
The story of a trio of fugitives--two bank robbers and the woman they both love. When the suave, irresistible Joe and his hypochondriac partner, Terry escape from prison, they cut a swathe from Oregon through California, robbing banks in order to finance their scheme for a new--and somewhat legitimate life--south of the border. In their wake, they leave a trail of chaos, disguises, wrecked automobiles--and an adoring public--while fleeing from the law. Their operation is running smoothly until they have an unexpected run-in with Kate, a housewife sick of her disappointing life, who is drawn to the thieves as a way to escape. Together Joe and Terry are the most successful bank robbers in U.S. history. To Kate, they also combine to make the perfect man. Things get more complicated when the police and media assume that Kate is their hostage and organize a massive manhunt to save her from the clutches of Joe and Terry.
5.
Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (1999) as Director Of Photography
Live-action musical-comedy that follows Baby Huey, a 7-foot tall, well-intended yet clumsy talking duck, as he befriends a young boy named Nick, his parents and friends, and amazes them with his ability to hit home runs, topple telephone poles or lift a truck with one hand. Despite the seedy bad guy
6.
Six Days, Seven Nights (1998) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
A woman leaves her boyfriend on vacation when he refuses to marry her. After getting the pilot of a broken-down plane to fly her to Tahiti, the two crash-land on a small island.
7.
Titanic (1997) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Lovers from opposite sides of the tracks find their love tested during the maiden voyage of the doomed ocean liner.
8.
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
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.
9.
Down Periscope (1996) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Nuclear submarine captain wannabe Tom Dodge's dream command turns out to be an underseas nightmare when he's handed the reigns of the U.S.S. Stingray, a decrepit rustbucket of a diesel sub. The just-out-of-mothballs, World War II-vintage tub is only the beginning of Tom's problems as he embarks on a
10.
Overkill (1995) as Director Of Photography
A stressed-out L.A.P.D. narcotics officer is forced to take a vacation, eventually ending up in a tropical resort where he finds himself involved in a life-and-death struggle to aid an accountant hired by a covert organization. Together they fight for their lives in the jungles of South America.
11.
On Deadly Ground (1994) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
After threatening to expose a company for unsafe drilling practices, an oil worker is dumped and abandoned in the wilderness to die. But he is rescued by a tribe of natives who see him as their legendary figure, the Rainbow Warrior.
12.
Little Big League (1994) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Billy Heywood, a twelve-year-old baseball fan, has just inherited the Minnesota Twins from his grandfather. As the new owner and manager, the first since the days of the Philadelphia Athletics, it's up to Billy to pull the team out of its slump, negotiate with some very large egos and somehow get the Twins into the playoffs. Despite the pressure, Billy executes the smartest strategy in the majors--he convinces his players to have fun, and in the process, Billy is forced to rediscover his youth as well.
13.
Undercover Blues (1993) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
A married couple of ex-spies are hired for one last job while on vacation in New Orleans with their baby daughter.
14.
Out On A Limb (1992) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
An investment banker, looking up his sister, loses all his expensive trappings, including a phone number worth $160 million dollars, in a remote town inhabited by a lot of strange folks.
15.
Beethoven (1992) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
With nefarious dognappers hot on his heels, an adorable puppy named Beethoven adopts the unsuspecting Newton family - and promptly grows up into 185 pounds of romping, drooling, disaster-prone St. Bernard!
16.
Eve of Destruction (1991) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
The robot known as Eve was designed to be a weapon for peace. But when something goes wrong during Eve's shakedown tests, the android snaps and launches a killing spree that may end in nuclear annihilation, and only a terrorism expert stands in her way.
17.
If Looks Could Kill (1991) as Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
In a case of mistaken identity, a high school student from Detroit becomes involved in European espionage, romance and adventure.
18.
Marla Hanson Story, The (1991) as Director Of Photography
Based on the true story of Marla Hanson, the New York model whose face was slashed by thugs hired by her former landlord whose intentions she had rejected.
19.
V.I. Warshawski (1991) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit) (Boat Chase Sequence)
A female detective teams up with a teenage girl to solve the mystery behind her father's murder, and uncovers intrigue within a wealthy Chicago family.
20.
Delta Force 2: The Columbian Connection (1990) as Camera Operator (Aerial-Tennessee)
The sequel to "Delta Force" (1986) is about the destruction of a Latin American drug syndicate.
21.
Loose Cannons (1990) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
The adventures of a veteran policeman and the young, off-beat detective he's partnered with.
22.
Ski Patrol (1990) as Director Of Photography
Pops is not worried about getting the lease of his Snowy Peaks ski lodge renewed, but he should be. A greedy land developer named Sam Maris is determined to get the logde and turn it into a resort complex. Maris is plotting to turn the state ski resort inspector against Pops by any means necessary, but the lovable misfits that make up the Snowy Peaks ski patrol are going to do their best to stop him.
23.
Midnight Run (1988) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
An ex-cop becomes a bounty hunter and tracks down an embezzler.
24.
Steele Justice (1987) as Director Of Photography
25.
Highwayman, The (1987) as Director Of Photography
A crimefighter operates out of a high-tech 18-wheel truck and tries to save a war veteran targeted for death by a corrupt small-town official.
26.
Crystalstone (1987) as Director Of Photography
A young boy is magically transported back in time to a pirate ship on the high seas.
27.
Foxtrap (1986) as Cinematographer
28.
Three Amigos! (1986) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
After three silent movie Western stars get fired, they accept a job in Mexico. Lucky Day, Dusty Bottoms and Ned Nederlander will be doing a show with El Guapo, who they hear is the most famous actor in the country. But when they arrive with the expectation of acting with him and earning good money, they find that the man not only is no actor, he is a ruthless gang leader who is terrorizing a small town. After El Guapo kidnaps the mayor's pretty daughter, the hopes of all the townspeople fall to the three actors to save her and restore their freedom.
29.
Heart Like A Wheel (1983) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
one woman's story to become the first female and best drag racer
30.
Sorcerer (1977)
An American oil company located in a South American town is looking for drivers to haul nitroglycerine over the rugged terrain. Four expatriated men who have nothing to lose take on the job, for which they'll each be given $10,000 and the reward of legal citizenship if they live.
31.
Other Side of the Mountain (1975) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Based on the true story of Jill Kinmont. In 1955, eighteen-year-old Jill is a truly talented, gifted skier and a shoo-in for the 1956 Winter Olympics. But Jill comes close to losing everything when she takes a near fatal fall off a mountain during the last race of the season. Paralyzed from the shoulders down, Jill now has to climb another kind of mountain-working her way up from total helplessness to leading a fulfilling life. With the help of family, friends, and an extraordinary man, Jill begins the quest up that mountain.
32.
Switch (1975) as Director Of Photography
An ex-con and a retired cop, partners in an investigation agency, try to prove that a safecracker with a previous record is innocent of a diamond heist and pin the crime on the police by laying an intricate trap. Wagner and Albert went on to recreate their roles in the later series (1975-77).
33.
Roll, Freddy, Roll! (1974) as Director Of Photography
A mild-mannered computer programmer lives on roller skates for seven days to compete for attention with his son's stepfather and to win a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
34.
Pray For The Wildcats (1974) as Director Of Photography
A hard-driving executive induces three advertising men, seeking his business, to accompany him on a wild motorcycle trip into Mexico, jeopardizing their careers, their families and their lives.
35.
Fer-De-Lance (1974) as Director Of Photography
A disaster movie that has terror stalking a stricken sub, wedged deep below the sea and crawling with deadly vipers. In Great Britain, this film was released theatrically as "Death Dive," a somewhat more descriptive title.
36.
Little Cigars (1973) as Cinematographer
Litter person Slick Bender is the criminal mastermind of a band of diminutive crooks. While on the road, Slick becomes romantically involved with the much taller Cleo, who is on the run from her mobster boyfriend, and she joins the gang in scamming people at a traveling carnival. At one point, the c
37.
Dying Room Only (1973) as Director Of Photography
A rest stop at a dingy roadside diner in the desert becomes a terrifying ordeal for a woman when her husband mysteriously disappears in the washroom and her search for him is thwarted by the surly proprietor and his sinister friend.
38.
Outrage! (1973) as Director Of Photography
In this film one man decides to wage war against a gang of teenage punks besieging an affluent community. Based on a true incident, this story originally was titled "One Angry Man."
39.
Snowball Express (1972) as 2d unit cam
When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they decide to try to fix it up and run it. But Martin Ridgeway, who wants the property, does everything he can to ensure it will fail.
40.
Search (1972) as Director Of Photography
In this chase thriller, the pilot for the TV series "Search" (1972-73), a space-age detective, monitored and directed by mission control center, investigates the disappearance of a fabulous gem collection. O'Brian, Meredith and Angel Tompkins continued in the short-lived series, and were joined by T
41.
Yuma (1971) as Director Of Photography
A Western adventure about a tough marshal's efforts to clean up a frontier town filled with brawling cattlemen, crooked officials and various bad guys out to discredit him.
42.
Alias Smith and Jones (1971) as Director Of Photography
A lighthearted Western about a pair of notorious outlaws who take the governor's offer of amnesty, offered through a lawman friend, if they'll bring in a vicious desperado and his gang -- and then discover that their amnesty has other strings attached. A series of the same name with Deuel and Murphy
43.
Powderkeg (1971) as Director Of Photography
A lighthearted adventure in the pre-World War I West with Taylor and Cole playing a pair of troubleshooters hired to retrieve a hijacked train. They continued their roles and battled early twentieth-century crime in the short-lived late 1971 series "Bearcats!"
44.
Run, Angel, Run! (1969) as Director of Photography
Angel, a member of a tough motorcycle gang roaming the Southwest, gets on offer from a major news magazine. In exchange for giving the magazine a big scoop by exposing the inner workings of his gang, the magazine will pay him $10,000. Angel takes the offer, although it means he and his girlfriend must now go on the run from cyclists looking for revenge. Along the way, they hide out with a sheep farmer, earning their keep by taking care of the farm and building a new life together.
45.
The Fantastic Plastic Machine (1969) as Director of Photography
46.
Ice Station Zebra (1968) as Addl arctic photog
A sub commander on a perilous mission must ferret out a Soviet agent on his ship.
47.
Grand Prix (1966) as 2nd unit photog
Auto racers find danger and romance at the legendary European road race.
48.
The Hallelujah Trail (1965) as 2nd unit cam op
Indians, soldiers and temperance women fight to control a wagon train hauling whiskey across the West.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

49.
Boys on the Side (1995) as Additional Photography
The story of three women, one dying of AIDS, who share a car trip across the country. Each has memories she'd like to forget and circumstances she'd like to change. Over the course of their trip, they become friends, joining together to form a makeshift family.
50.
Major League II (1994)
This sequel finds the members of the championship Cleveland Indians team headed towards finishing the season in last place after their off-season meanderings render them out-of-shape failures on the field.
51.
Field Of Dreams (1989) as Aerial Photography
Mysterious voices tell an Iowa farmer to build a baseball diamond in his backyard.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

52.
That Darn Cat (1997)
For 16-year-old Patti Randall, Edgefield is just plain boring. That is until her cat D.C. (as in Darn Cat) comes home with a wristwatch around his neck. A cryptic cry for help scrawled on the watch sends Patti and D.C. on a mission to catch some ruthless kidnapers. Patti enlists the aid of an intrep
53.
That Darn Cat (1997)
For 16-year-old Patti Randall, Edgefield is just plain boring. That is until her cat D.C. (as in Darn Cat) comes home with a wristwatch around his neck. A cryptic cry for help scrawled on the watch sends Patti and D.C. on a mission to catch some ruthless kidnapers. Patti enlists the aid of an intrep

Cast (short)

54.
The Man Who Makes the Difference (1968)
A behind-the-scenes promotional short for the action film "Ice Station Zebra" (1968).

Cinematography (short)

55.
Soul in Cinema: Filming SHAFT on Location (1971)
A short behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of "Shaft" (1971), focusing on Gordon Parks' directing and Isaac Hayes' score.

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