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Born: April 30, 1936 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Original Gangstas (1996) as Director
It's been 15 years since John Bookman left hometown Gary, Indiana to coach a pro LA football team. In his absence, the city's mean streets have only gotten meaner. Over the years, the steel mills shut down, local businesses closed up and the decent people of Gary have had to face a new menace. A dan
2.
As Good As Dead (1994) as Director
A woman's life is transformed after she temporarily exchanges identities with an unemployed makeup artist who is later murdered. An ingratiating stranger joins her in the search for the killer.
3.
Ambulance, The (1991) as Director
People start dissapearing mysteriously off the streets of New York.
4.
Wicked Stepmother (1989) as Director
A couple comes home from vacation to find that their grandfather has re-married. The stepmother (a witch) takes over and the couple plot to get rid of her.
5.
Deadly Illusion (1987) as Director
6.
Return To Salem's Lot, A (1987) as Director
An anthropologist travels to Maine with his son to renovate a house left to him by his aunt. To their surprise, the small town is populated by vampires. The 300yr old vampire community has grown rich from real estate values. Although they drink human blood from time to time, they have primarily turned to cattle blood for sustenance since human blood has become unsafe, what with alcohol, drugs, hepatitis, and "that AIDS virus."
7.
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) as Director
All of the mutant babies have been placed on a single island to live or die. The man responsible for their creation mounts an expedition to find and liberate them.
8.
Stuff, The (1985) as Director
9.
Special Effects (1984) as Director
After egomaniacal movie director Chris Neville kills a beautiful starlet, he decides to make the murder the plot of his next film project. Then Neville attempts to change the course of the investigation and conceal his guilt by getting the homicide detectives to be consultants on the movie.
10.
Perfect Strangers (1984) as Director
11.
Q (1982) as Director
A tongue-in-cheek story of a flying Aztec god-beast who makes his home atop New York's Chrysler Building.
12.
Full Moon High (1981) as Director
Tony goes on a trip to Transylvania with his father as a high school football star, and returns...a werewolf.
13.
It Lives Again (1978) as Director
There are now three monsters who look like human babies. They appear to be babies, but when these babies are frightened, they kill.
14.
Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover, The (1977) as Director
The life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is dramatized. Some of the notable successes of his career with the bureau are shown, including the shooting of notorious gangster John Dillinger in Chicago and Hoover's first arrest. Hoover's homosexuality, his decadent private life, and his propensit
15.
God Told Me To (1976) as Director
The storyline of this movie involves a series of motiveless murders committed by various New York residents: a sniper shoots people from a water tower; a father murders his entire family; and a cop (Andy Kaufman) opens fire during a St. Patrick's Day parade. The only consistent pattern to the crimes involves the perpetrators calm admissions of guilt, explaining, "God told me to." While investigating the murders, catholic police detective Peter Nicholas (Tony Lo Bianco) is increasingly troubled by evidence of a Christ-like figure named Bernard Phillips (Richard Lynch) who appeared to each of the killers and can't seem to shake the feeling that his own fate is somewhat linked to this mysterious being. As he comes closer to the truth, his worst fears are confirmed.
16.
It's Alive (1974) as Director
Frank and Lenore are looking forward to the birth of their second child. But when the baby is born, it is a monstrosity with claws and fangs. When one of the doctors tries to suffocate the freakish child, it kills him, along with the rest of the staff in the room. This is just the beginning of a string of murders by the vicious newborn, who is eventually being hunted by almost everyone, and protected only by its mother.
17.
Hell Up in Harlem (1973) as Director
A gangster tries to save his wife from Mafia kidnappers.
18.
Black Caesar (1973) as Director
Seeking vengeance against a racist society, a black gangster rises to the top of the mobs.
19.
Beverly Hills Nightmare (1972)
A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as happily married as they appeared.
20.
Bone (1972) as Director
Wealthy, well-known car dealer Bill and his wife Bernadette have a delicately balanced relationship that is riddled with lies. When Bill finds a rat in their swimming pool filter, a man called Bone mysteriously shows up and removes it. The couple are grateful until Bone then forces his way into thei

Cast (feature film)

21.
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue (2009)
Legendary auteurs examine the idea that horror films reflect the times and places in which they are made. They also illustrate how classic monster movies exploited the anxieties of war-time generations, and how more savage modern horror films stem from the psychic fallout of America's counterculture
22.
Spies Like Us (1985) as Ace Tomato Agent
A pair of naive guys with aspirations to become government spies have their wish come true only to find out that they're being used as decoys for a real spy team.

Writer (feature film)

23.
It's Alive (2009)
When a young woman leans she is pregnant, she leaves graduate school to move to the country with her boyfriend. The fate of the happy new family takes a gruesome turn when animals and people end up brutally dead - all with a strange connection to their newborn. Could their new child be the monster r
24.
Connected (2008)
25.
Captivity (2007)
Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree has it all--beauty, fame, money and power. Her face appears on covers of hundreds of magazines. At the top of her game, Jennifer is America's sweetheart. She is loved and adored and sought after. Everyone wants her. But someone out there has been watch
26.
Captivity (2007)
Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree has it all--beauty, fame, money and power. Her face appears on covers of hundreds of magazines. At the top of her game, Jennifer is America's sweetheart. She is loved and adored and sought after. Everyone wants her. But someone out there has been watch
27.
Cellular (2004) as Story By
A random wrong number on his cell phone sends a young man into a high-stakes race against time to save a woman's life. With no knowledge of Jessica Martin other than her hushed, panicked voice on the other end of the tenuous cell phone connection, Ryan is quickly thrown into a world of deception and murder on his frantic search to find and save her.
28.
Phone Booth (2002) as Screenwriter
A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth, thriller follows Stu Shepard, a low-rent media consultant who is trapped after being told by a caller - a serial killer with a sniper rifle - that he'll be shot dead if he hangs up. A sudden and shocking act of violence near the booth draws the attention of the police, who arrive backed with a small army of sharpshooters. They believe that Stu, not the unseen caller of whom they remain unaware, is the dangerous man with a gun. The senior officer on the scene, Captain Ramey, tries to talk Stu out of the booth. But unbeknownst to Ramey, his team, the media circus that has flocked to the site - and Stu's wife, Kelly, and his client /prospective girlfriend, Pamela - the caller has them all in his high-powered rifle sights. As afternoon turns into evening, Stu, the embodiment of an unethical, self-serving existence, must now undertake a sudden and unexpected moral evolution. He is emotionally stripped naked by the caller. Stu's lies, half-truths, and obfuscation no longer matter. Instead, he must dig deep into his soul, find his strength and attempt to outwit the caller, taking the game to an even more dangerous level.
29.
Defenders: Choice of Evils, The (1998) as From Story
Television movie remake of the 1960s courtroom drama series, "The Defenders." After the death of his eldest son and his partner in the law firm of Preston and Preston, senior partner, Lawrence Preston enlists his granddaughter, M.J, a former prosecutor, and his other son Don, a law professor, to continue the work of ensuring that every individual accused of a crime is entitled to a proper defense. In this telefilm, a muckraking reporter, who is found guilty of a murder he didn't commit, is mistakenly released from prison. Seeking to flee, he is eventually confronted by two cops, one of whom becomes injured and ultimately dies. Although he is found innocent of the first murder, the reporter must stand trial for murdering the policeman.
30.
Uncle Sam (1998) as Screenwriter
A dead military officer comes back to life in the form of Uncle Sam and terrorizes a small town.
31.
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave (1997) as Screenwriter
When a policewoman is raped during a stakeout of a rapist turned murderer, the detectives of the 87th precinct must work together to solve the case during the worst heatwave on record.
32.
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice (1996) as Screenwriter
Homicide detectives try to find the link between three victims -- a Broadway dancer, a jeweler and a drug dealer -- who were all killed with the same gun.
33.
Invasion of Privacy (1996) as Screenwriter
Following a hasty romance with a model, a florist discovers she's pregnant -- and begins to realize her lover harbors a psychotic side to his personality.
34.
Ex, The (1996) as Screenwriter
A newly re-married man finds himself in danger when his ex-wife shows up to make his existence a living hell.
35.
Expert, The (1995) as Screenwriter
After a serial killer murders his sister, a special combat trainer for the police department seeks revenge.
36.
As Good As Dead (1994) as Screenwriter
A woman's life is transformed after she temporarily exchanges identities with an unemployed makeup artist who is later murdered. An ingratiating stranger joins her in the search for the killer.
37.
Body Snatchers (1993) as Story By
This remake is in keeping with the spirit of Don Siegel's 1956 classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," where alien forces take over the bodies of humans, forcing the uninfested to band together. This updated version focuses on an EPA scientist and his family.
38.
Body Snatchers (1993) as From Story
This remake is in keeping with the spirit of Don Siegel's 1956 classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," where alien forces take over the bodies of humans, forcing the uninfested to band together. This updated version focuses on an EPA scientist and his family.
39.
Guilty As Sin (1993) as Screenwriter
A defense attorney finds herself doubting her client's innocence as he manipulates his way into both her business and personal lives.
40.
Badge of Silence: Maniac Cop III (1993) as Screenwriter
You have the right to remain slaughtered! New York City is home to the Statue of Liberty, the UN and an unkillable lunatic with a badge, a gun and a grudge against his fellow cops.
41.
Ambulance, The (1991) as Screenwriter
People start dissapearing mysteriously off the streets of New York.
42.
Maniac Cop 2 (1990) as Screenwriter
To serve, protect and kill! The undead lunatic with the badge and the gun is back. This time he's teamed up with a serial killer on a quest for blood-splattered revenge.
43.
Wicked Stepmother (1989) as Screenwriter
A couple comes home from vacation to find that their grandfather has re-married. The stepmother (a witch) takes over and the couple plot to get rid of her.
44.
Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge (1988) as Screenwriter
The third of NBC's "Desperado" television movie westerns which continues the adventures of cowboy Duell McCall who is framed for murder and on the run, but escapes hanging when he agrees to lead the dangerous search for a wealthy rancher's abducted daughter.
45.
Maniac Cop (1988) as Screenwriter
A legendary NYPD officer, now dead, rises from the grave to terrorizes Manhattan.
46.
Return To Salem's Lot, A (1987) as From Story
An anthropologist travels to Maine with his son to renovate a house left to him by his aunt. To their surprise, the small town is populated by vampires. The 300yr old vampire community has grown rich from real estate values. Although they drink human blood from time to time, they have primarily turned to cattle blood for sustenance since human blood has become unsafe, what with alcohol, drugs, hepatitis, and "that AIDS virus."
47.
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) as Screenwriter
All of the mutant babies have been placed on a single island to live or die. The man responsible for their creation mounts an expedition to find and liberate them.
48.
Best Seller (1987) as Screenwriter
49.
Deadly Illusion (1987) as Screenwriter
50.
Return To Salem's Lot, A (1987) as Screenwriter
An anthropologist travels to Maine with his son to renovate a house left to him by his aunt. To their surprise, the small town is populated by vampires. The 300yr old vampire community has grown rich from real estate values. Although they drink human blood from time to time, they have primarily turned to cattle blood for sustenance since human blood has become unsafe, what with alcohol, drugs, hepatitis, and "that AIDS virus."
51.
Stuff, The (1985) as Screenwriter
52.
Scandalous (1984) as From Story
53.
Perfect Strangers (1984) as Screenwriter
54.
Special Effects (1984) as Screenwriter
After egomaniacal movie director Chris Neville kills a beautiful starlet, he decides to make the murder the plot of his next film project. Then Neville attempts to change the course of the investigation and conceal his guilt by getting the homicide detectives to be consultants on the movie.
55.
Women of San Quentin (1983) as From Story
A prison picture with the twist of having the title characters not inmates but a contingent of female guards under the charge of Stella Stevens, juggling a love affair with captain of the guards, Hector Elizondo, and a brutal prison yard riot she volunteers to quell.
56.
I, the Jury (1982) as Screenwriter
Jack Williams was the best friend of Vietnam veteran and detective Mike Hammer. When Jack is murdered, Mike makes it his business to solve the crime. He is helped by his secretary Velda, and partly helped, partly hindered by the Chief of Police, Pat Chambers. On the trail of the killer, Mike discove
57.
Q (1982) as Screenwriter
A tongue-in-cheek story of a flying Aztec god-beast who makes his home atop New York's Chrysler Building.
58.
Full Moon High (1981) as Screenwriter
Tony goes on a trip to Transylvania with his father as a high school football star, and returns...a werewolf.
59.
American Success Company, The (1979) as From Story
Harry Flowers is a timid employee of the credit card company AmSucCo and is married to the daughter of his overbearing boss. When he reaches his limit on being pushed around, Harry assumes a new identity, a gruff, direct, and sexual aggressive man who eventually winds up with million of dollars as a result of the change in his personality.
60.
American Success Company, The (1979) as Screenwriter
Harry Flowers is a timid employee of the credit card company AmSucCo and is married to the daughter of his overbearing boss. When he reaches his limit on being pushed around, Harry assumes a new identity, a gruff, direct, and sexual aggressive man who eventually winds up with million of dollars as a result of the change in his personality.
61.
It Lives Again (1978) as Screenwriter
There are now three monsters who look like human babies. They appear to be babies, but when these babies are frightened, they kill.
62.
Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover, The (1977) as Screenwriter
The life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is dramatized. Some of the notable successes of his career with the bureau are shown, including the shooting of notorious gangster John Dillinger in Chicago and Hoover's first arrest. Hoover's homosexuality, his decadent private life, and his propensit
63.
God Told Me To (1976) as Screenwriter
The storyline of this movie involves a series of motiveless murders committed by various New York residents: a sniper shoots people from a water tower; a father murders his entire family; and a cop (Andy Kaufman) opens fire during a St. Patrick's Day parade. The only consistent pattern to the crimes involves the perpetrators calm admissions of guilt, explaining, "God told me to." While investigating the murders, catholic police detective Peter Nicholas (Tony Lo Bianco) is increasingly troubled by evidence of a Christ-like figure named Bernard Phillips (Richard Lynch) who appeared to each of the killers and can't seem to shake the feeling that his own fate is somewhat linked to this mysterious being. As he comes closer to the truth, his worst fears are confirmed.
64.
Man on the Outside (1975) as Screenwriter
A retired police captain storms angrily out of retirement when his son is shot down before his eyes and his grandson is kidnapped by a syndicate killer in this pilot for Lorne Greene's brief "Griff" series, which went off the air eighteen months "before" this film was aired. Series dates: Sept. 23,
65.
Italianamerican (1974) as Screenplay Treatment
In the living room of their Elizabeth Street apartment, Scorsese's parents discuss their childhood and the history of their families, touching upon many aspects of the Italian-American experience in the process.
66.
It's Alive (1974) as Screenwriter
Frank and Lenore are looking forward to the birth of their second child. But when the baby is born, it is a monstrosity with claws and fangs. When one of the doctors tries to suffocate the freakish child, it kills him, along with the rest of the staff in the room. This is just the beginning of a string of murders by the vicious newborn, who is eventually being hunted by almost everyone, and protected only by its mother.
67.
Shootout In A One Dog Town (1973) as From Story
This lean western with overtones of "High Noon" finds a small-town banker pitted against a vicious gang who will stop at nothing to steal the $200,000 in his vault.
68.
Black Caesar (1973) as Screenwriter
Seeking vengeance against a racist society, a black gangster rises to the top of the mobs.
69.
Hell Up in Harlem (1973) as Screenwriter
A gangster tries to save his wife from Mafia kidnappers.
70.
Shootout In A One Dog Town (1973) as Screenwriter
This lean western with overtones of "High Noon" finds a small-town banker pitted against a vicious gang who will stop at nothing to steal the $200,000 in his vault.
71.
Cool Million (1972) as Screenwriter
An international private investigator whose fee is one million dollars hunts for an heiress who has not been seen for thirteen years when her tycoon father dies under mysterious circumstances. Filmed on location in Greece and Italy, this pilot emerged in series form with Farentino during the 1972-73
72.
Bone (1972) as Writer
Wealthy, well-known car dealer Bill and his wife Bernadette have a delicately balanced relationship that is riddled with lies. When Bill finds a rat in their swimming pool filter, a man called Bone mysteriously shows up and removes it. The couple are grateful until Bone then forces his way into thei
73.
In Broad Daylight (1971) as Screenwriter
A blind actor discovers that his wife is cheating on him with his best friend and plots an elaborate double murder.
74.
El Condor (1970) as Screenwriter
A chain-gang escapee and an Apache search for a fortune in gold buried in a Mexican fortress.
75.
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969) as Screenwriter
76.
Return of the Seven (1966) as Screenwriter
A notorious gunman organizes a team of specialists to save Mexican villagers from an insane rancher.
77.
I Deal in Danger (1966) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

78.
As Good As Dead (1994) as Producer
A woman's life is transformed after she temporarily exchanges identities with an unemployed makeup artist who is later murdered. An ingratiating stranger joins her in the search for the killer.
79.
Maniac Cop 2 (1990) as Producer
To serve, protect and kill! The undead lunatic with the badge and the gun is back. This time he's teamed up with a serial killer on a quest for blood-splattered revenge.
80.
Wicked Stepmother (1989) as Executive Producer
A couple comes home from vacation to find that their grandfather has re-married. The stepmother (a witch) takes over and the couple plot to get rid of her.
81.
Maniac Cop (1988) as Producer
A legendary NYPD officer, now dead, rises from the grave to terrorizes Manhattan.
82.
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) as Executive Producer
All of the mutant babies have been placed on a single island to live or die. The man responsible for their creation mounts an expedition to find and liberate them.
83.
Return To Salem's Lot, A (1987) as Executive Producer
An anthropologist travels to Maine with his son to renovate a house left to him by his aunt. To their surprise, the small town is populated by vampires. The 300yr old vampire community has grown rich from real estate values. Although they drink human blood from time to time, they have primarily turned to cattle blood for sustenance since human blood has become unsafe, what with alcohol, drugs, hepatitis, and "that AIDS virus."
84.
Stuff, The (1985) as Executive Producer
85.
Perfect Strangers (1984) as Producer
86.
Q (1982) as Producer
A tongue-in-cheek story of a flying Aztec god-beast who makes his home atop New York's Chrysler Building.
87.
Full Moon High (1981) as Producer
Tony goes on a trip to Transylvania with his father as a high school football star, and returns...a werewolf.
88.
It Lives Again (1978) as Producer
There are now three monsters who look like human babies. They appear to be babies, but when these babies are frightened, they kill.
89.
Private Files Of J. Edgar Hoover, The (1977) as Producer
The life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover is dramatized. Some of the notable successes of his career with the bureau are shown, including the shooting of notorious gangster John Dillinger in Chicago and Hoover's first arrest. Hoover's homosexuality, his decadent private life, and his propensit
90.
God Told Me To (1976) as Producer
The storyline of this movie involves a series of motiveless murders committed by various New York residents: a sniper shoots people from a water tower; a father murders his entire family; and a cop (Andy Kaufman) opens fire during a St. Patrick's Day parade. The only consistent pattern to the crimes involves the perpetrators calm admissions of guilt, explaining, "God told me to." While investigating the murders, catholic police detective Peter Nicholas (Tony Lo Bianco) is increasingly troubled by evidence of a Christ-like figure named Bernard Phillips (Richard Lynch) who appeared to each of the killers and can't seem to shake the feeling that his own fate is somewhat linked to this mysterious being. As he comes closer to the truth, his worst fears are confirmed.
91.
It's Alive (1974) as Producer
Frank and Lenore are looking forward to the birth of their second child. But when the baby is born, it is a monstrosity with claws and fangs. When one of the doctors tries to suffocate the freakish child, it kills him, along with the rest of the staff in the room. This is just the beginning of a string of murders by the vicious newborn, who is eventually being hunted by almost everyone, and protected only by its mother.
92.
Black Caesar (1973) as Producer
Seeking vengeance against a racist society, a black gangster rises to the top of the mobs.
93.
Hell Up in Harlem (1973) as Producer
A gangster tries to save his wife from Mafia kidnappers.
94.
Bone (1972) as Producer
Wealthy, well-known car dealer Bill and his wife Bernadette have a delicately balanced relationship that is riddled with lies. When Bill finds a rat in their swimming pool filter, a man called Bone mysteriously shows up and removes it. The couple are grateful until Bone then forces his way into thei

Art Director (feature film)

95.
B. J. Lang Presents (1971) as Art Director

Art Department (feature film)

96.
B. J. Lang Presents (1971) as Set Design

Director (special)

97.
Sparrow (1978) as Creator
The exploits of Jerry Sparrow, a private investigator with a large detective agency in New Orleans. In this second pilot for a potential series, Jerry attempts to recover the valuable missing bird of a wealthy woman.
98.
Sparrow (1978) as Creator
The exploits of Jerry Sparrow, an insurance company clerk turned detective. In the first of two unsold pilots, Sparrow attempts to solve a series of seemingly senseless and unrelated murders.

Writer (special)

99.
Sparrow (1978) as Writer
The exploits of Jerry Sparrow, a private investigator with a large detective agency in New Orleans. In this second pilot for a potential series, Jerry attempts to recover the valuable missing bird of a wealthy woman.
100.
Sparrow (1978) as Writer
The exploits of Jerry Sparrow, an insurance company clerk turned detective. In the first of two unsold pilots, Sparrow attempts to solve a series of seemingly senseless and unrelated murders.

Director (special)

101.
Invaders, The (1995) as Series Creator
An update of the 1960s ABC television series about an extra-terrestrial invasion of Earth and the handful of humans who stand in their way.

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