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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Flipped (2010)
In second grade, Juli falls for Bryce, but he's not so sure at first. From grade school to junior high, through triumph and disaster, family drama and first love, they make discoveries that will define who they are - and who they are to each other.
2.
Knockout (2000) as Director Of Photography
When Carmen Alvarado discovers she's dying of a malignant brain tumor, she tells her young daughter Belle that she shouldn't have to give up what she wants to do with her life for the one she loves--in her mother's words, "to let her light shine." Carmen had given up her dancing career to marry her
3.
Down Will Come Baby (1999) as Director Of Photography
A troubled family struggles to stay together after a fatal accident. Leah Garr is a working mother trying to find enough time for her taxing career, her husband Marcus and 12-year-old daughter Robin. Leah's strained relationship with Marcus compels Robin to retreat to summer camp. While at camp, Rob
4.
Kissing a Fool (1998) as Director Of Photography
Max and Jay have been best friends since childhood. Jay has recently broken up with the love of his life while Max has a revolving door for a love-life. Jay, currently writing a book and unable to shake the blues, sets Max up with his editor Samantha. Although they share few interests, they are enga
5.
Leave It to Beaver (1997) as Director Of Photography
It all takes place in Mayfield, Ohio. However, this is not the Mayfield of the fifties but the Mayfield of the nineties. Still, there is the irrepressible Beaver who gets and loses the bicycle of his dreams, makes and quits the football team, has a series of misadventures with his friends, and, of
6.
When the Cradle Falls (1997) as Director Of Photography
When the child of a couple disappears, they attempt to dispel the suspicion that they might be behind the kidnapping.
7.
Full Circle (1996) as Director Of Photography
A television movie based on "Full Circle," Danielle Steel's novel, about a young woman who tries to avoid repeating her mother's mistakes in her emotional life. When she confides the details of the rape to her mother --who refuses to accept the truth -- the relationship between mother and daughter b
8.
Chasing the Dragon (1996) as Director Of Photography
A single working mother struggles to fight her heroin addiction.
9.
Abandoned and Deceived (1995) as Director Of Photography
A newly-divorced mother braves poverty and government bureaucracy to prevent her ex-husband from skirting child support payments. Inspired by the life of Gerri Jensen, founder of the Association for Children for Enforcement of Child Support (A.C.E.S.), an organization that tracks fathers who refuse
10.
My Brother's Keeper (1995) as Director Of Photography
A community rallies behind twin brothers battling their insurance company to allow an experimental bone marrow transplant which could help one brother's HIV from progressing. Based on a true story.
11.
One Christmas (1994) as Director Of Photography
Set in 1930, adaptation of Truman Capote's story about the journey of a shy, young boy who leaves his Alabama home to spend Christmas with his estranged father in New Orleans.
12.
Royce (1994) as Director Of Photography
A CIA operative is assigned to hunt down rogue members of a defunct undercover unit when they kidnap a United States Senator's son as part of a plot to hijack a trainload of Russian nuclear warheads.
13.
Shattered Image (1994) as Director Of Photography
When a former model arranges the kidnapping of her husband for the ransom money, he is accidentally killed. Months later, she receives a mysterious call from a man claiming to be her husband, and she fears that he discovered her scheme and faked his death.
14.
Next Door (1994) as Director Of Photography
A feud between two neighbors turns ugly.
15.
Donato and Daughter (1993) as Director Of Photography
When two nuns are murdered by a serial killer, a father and a daughter, police officers who have been estranged, are assigned to the case.
16.
Barbarians At the Gate (1993) as Director Of Photography
The story of the record-setting $25 billion leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, and the effect of the move on employees.
17.
Amore! (1993) as Director Of Photography
A Jewish New York billionaire, unhappy with his uncharismatic image, revamps his personality into that of a leading man from the glorious yesteryear of Italian cinema.
18.
House of Secrets (1993) as Director Of Photography
Two abused women, a wife and a mistress, conspire to murder the man who dominates their lives. When the victim's body disappears and clues suggest that he is alive, the women's guilt turns to fear for their own lives.
19.
T-Bone N Weasel (1992) as Director Of Photography
Two unassuming, less-than-adept excons encounter humorous calamities and outrageous characters while trying to survive in the world.
20.
Little Sister (1992) as Director Of Photography
To help get initiated into a fraternity, a pledge dresses up as a girl and joins a sorority, but problems start when he falls in love with his "big sister."
21.
Mighty Ducks, The (1992) as Director Of Photography
Tough trial lawyer Gordon Bombay never loses. But when he's slapped with a community service assignment, he must coach a ragtag team of pee-wee hockey players who can't skate, can't score, and can't win. Reluctantly, Bombay takes on the assignment and soon realizes there are more important things than winning. Armed with this new attitude, feathers fly as Bombay and the Ducks battle along to the toughest game of their lives.
22.
Kuffs (1991) as Director Of Photography
A young man winds up in charge of a police station.
23.
Look Who's Talking Too (1990) as Director Of Photography
Follow up to 1989's "Look Who's Talking."
24.
Look Who's Talking (1989) as Director Of Photography
A pregnant woman, ditched by her boyfriend on the way to the delivery room, finds love in a taxicab.
25.
Dream Breakers (1989) as Director Of Photography
A movie about a Chicago family -- a building contractor and his two sons who have opposing ideologies. One brother works for a power-hungry builder with underworld connections; the younger son, a priest in one of the city's poor parishes, is fighting the forces for which his brother works.
26.
Ladykillers (1988) as Director Of Photography
A tough female police lieutenant investigates the murders of male dancers at a popular disco. As the attacker threatens to strike again, she is torn between her personal feelings for a handsome young rookie deeply in love with her, and her duty, when he volunteers to serve as a decoy dancer at the d
27.
Satisfaction (1988) as Director Of Photography
Adventures of a female rock 'n' roll band hired as the house act in a club at a wealthy beach resort.
28.
Running Man, The (1987) as Director Of Photography
In post-apocalyptic, totalitarian America of the 21st century, policeman Ben Richards is framed for a crime he did not commit. Ben escapes from jail, determined to prove his innocence, but is captured. As punishment, he is teamed with a woman named Amber Mendez and forced to participate in a violent TV game show called The Running Man. The two "contestants" face what is most likely a public execution, as they run a gauntlet of assassins armed with chainsaws and other brutal weapons. They can win the contest and obtain their freedom...if they survive.
29.
Cross My Heart (1987) as Director Of Photography
David and Kathy have had a couple of dates, and things are going well. But their third date is producing a lot of anxiety in David who was already nervous about scaring Kathy off with the news that he has a child, and now he's lost his job. During the evening, he begins to make up little lies about his situation, and before long the lies get bigger and things become very complicated.
30.
Stand by Me (1986) as Director Of Photography
Four friends share a rite of passage on a long walk to view a dead body.
31.
Who Is Julia? (1986) as Director Of Photography
A movie about the legal and moral decisions that must be faced after the first human brain transplant. After a stunning model and an average-looking housewife are presumed dead after the first is hit by a truck and the other suffers a sudden brain hemorrhage, their fates come together in a daring ex
32.
Blind Justice (1986) as Director Of Photography
Mistaken identity drama has a happily married freelance photographer's life turned into a nightmare after he is arrested for armed robbery, kidnapping and rape and then living through hell for a year and a half, finally doubting his own innocence, until the real look-a-like perpetrator is nabbed. T
33.
Quicksilver (1986) as Director Of Photography
34.
Breakfast Club, The (1985) as Director Of Photography
A diverse group of high schoolers forced to spend detention on a Saturday in the library. Forced to make the best of their circumstances, they learn to understand each other and discover that in spite of their initial differences, they actually share many common feelings and problems.
35.
Fandango (1985) as Director Of Photography
A group of five college guys decide to have their last fling between graduation and the "real world" during the early '70s, even as the sceptre of the Vietnam War, still very real, looms on their conscience.
36.
Best Kept Secrets (1984) as Director Of Photography
Originally called "Under Suspicion," this is a drama about a model cop's wife who discovers that she and her husband are under investigation in a police spying operation because the church to which they belong has been sheltering refugees from El Salvador, and her efforts to retaliate by exposing th
37.
Impulse (1984) as Director Of Photography
A young woman returns to her rural hometown, only to discover that the entire community is caught in a mysterious epidemic of irrational behavior.
38.
Get Crazy (1983) as Director Of Photography
39.
Intimate Agony (1983) as Director Of Photography
Daytime television soap opera stars Anthony Geary and Judith Light have the leads as a visiting doctor and a resort community resident in this exploitive drama dealing with a herpes outbreak that developer Robert Vaughn wants hushed up before the scandal ruins him. Originally (and outrageously) tit
40.
Who Will Love My Children? (1983) as Director Of Photography
In her dramatic television debut, Ann-Margret is the true-life Lucile Fray, an Iowa farm woman with ten children who, discovering she has terminal cancer and feeling her alcoholic husband (Frederic Forrest) is unable to care for the kids, sets out to find new homes for each of them. Ann-Margret's Em
41.
Paper Dolls (1982) as Director Of Photography
The marketing of teenage fashion models, with Joan Hackett and Jennifer Warren as the ambitious mothers of million dollar babies Daryl Hannah and Alexandra Paul, and Joan Collins as a powerful agent. Morgan Fairchild took the Collins role in the subsequent series based on this film during the 1984-85 TV season.
42.
Help Wanted: Male (1982) as Director Of Photography
Suzanne Pleshette, in this romantic comedy, is an unmarried career woman who decides she wants a baby and finds a suitable partner, a sportswriter working for the magazine she publishes, after first maneuvering her boyfriend into proposing marriage and then learning he can't have children.
43.
Million Dollar Infield (1982) as Director Of Photography
Rob Reiner co-produced and co-wrote this affectionate, semi-autobiographical comedy and stars as third baseman Monte Miller, an affluent Long Island suburbanite who finds his life, and those of three buddies, revolving around their softball team at the expense of their crumbling marriages.
44.
Death Wish II (1982) as Director Of Photography
The architect from New York turns vigilante in Los Angeles after more brutality too close to home.
45.
In Love With an Older Woman (1982) as Director Of Photography
Junior partner in a San Francisco law firm finds his life taking on new meaning when he meets the firm's newest employee, a free-spirited woman fifteen years his senior, and is invited to move in with her. The one hitch is that she has a daughter his age.
46.
Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981) as Director Of Photography
In the second of TV's two movies on Elvis Presley, the story of his story romance with Memphis-born beauty queen Linda Thompson, after his marriage to Priscilla went on the rocks, is retold--from the viewpoint of Miss Thompson, who received billing as "program consultant." Elvis's songs are sung by
47.
This House Possessed (1981) as Director Of Photography
A sinister force permeating a secluded mountain estate convinces the nurse/companion (Lisa Eilbacher) of rock star Parker Stevenson, who has had a nervous collapse, that the house is alive and determined to keep her prisoner. Veteran actress Joan Bennett, in a rare appearance, is an old rag lady who seems to hold the secret to this house possessed.
48.
Motel Hell (1980) as Director Of Photography
A brother and sister use their remote motel to turn tourists into sausage.
49.
Mark, I Love You (1980) as Director Of Photography
Kevin Dobson is Hal Painter, a distraught widower, caught in a bitter custody battle with his late wife's parents over his ten-year-old son, following his plan to remarry and move off to California with the boy. The real-life Painter's book about his experiences was the source for Sue Grafton's scri
50.
She's Dressed To Kill (1979) as Director Of Photography
Eleanor Parker, in the best Tallulah Bankhead style, is a once-reigning fashion designer who assembles a group of her top models, a fashion photographer, several critics and her best customers at her mountain-top retreat for a comeback gala, only to have someone start bumping off the guests one by o
51.
The Shootist (1976) as Camera Operator
A dying gunfighter tries to set his affairs in order.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

52.
Code of Vengeance (1985)
Take "Shane" and have him played by Chuck Norris clone Charles Taylor as a mysterious drifter who helps a young single mother avenge her brother's murder and finds himself the target of bad guys (here a gang of dope smugglers on the Mexican border. This pilot to a prospective series called "Dalton"
53.
Hysterical (1983) as Additional Photography

Cinematography (special)

54.
Wonderful World of Philip Malley, The (1981) as Director Of Photography
The story of Philip Malley, a bright science professor at Rutledge University in Riverside County. The pilot episode depicts Malley's efforts to put the unknown Rutledge on the map by using an anti-gravity device he invented to help the school's track team win an important meet.

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

55.
It Came From The Sky (1999) as Director Of Photography
56.
Asteroid (1997) as Director Of Photography
Dr. Lily McKee, an astronomer in Colorado, discovers that a comet has dislodged several giant asteroids that are on a crash course with Earth. She quickly sends her young son to her father's home in Dallas and contacts the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help deal with the crisis. The
57.
Last Convertible, The (1979) as Director Of Photography (Parts 1 And 2)
A star-laden adaptation by three writers and three directors of Anton Myrer's sprawling novel tracing the lives of five Harvard roommates of the class of '44 and follows them through the next thirty years. King, Boxleitner, Albert, Shea and Nouri are the five in this three-part six-hour miniseries,

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