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Director (feature film)

1.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) as 1st asst dir
During the Napoleonic Wars, Lucky Jack Aubrey captains the crew of his H.M.S. Surprise. When the ship is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, it is badly damaged and much of his crew is injured. In a bold and dangerous move, Aubrey decides to set sail in a high stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture their foe. It's a mission that can decide the fate of a nation--or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew.

Producer (feature film)

2.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
When their daughter Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip the Christmas holiday. But when Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit, the Kranks must swiftly organize a traditional Christmas celebration.
3.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) as Executive Producer
During the Napoleonic Wars, Lucky Jack Aubrey captains the crew of his H.M.S. Surprise. When the ship is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, it is badly damaged and much of his crew is injured. In a bold and dangerous move, Aubrey decides to set sail in a high stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture their foe. It's a mission that can decide the fate of a nation--or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew.
4.
Dragonfly (2002) as Associate Producer
When Dr. Joe Darrow's young wife Emily dies in a tragic bus crash, he is devastated. He returns to his work, treating sick children. Soon some of the children start to have remarkably similar near-death experiences, and Joe begins to wonder if the spirit of his late wife is trying to contact him.
5.
Perfect Storm, The (2000) as Associate Producer
On Halloween 1991, 200 miles off the Gloucester, Massachusetts shore, a collison of monstrous storms leaves the swordfishing boat, the Andrea Gail, stranded in the high seas, defenseless in what meteorologists have called "the storm of the century." At the helm is the dedicated but grizzled captain Billy Tyne who takes his crew out for one last run for the season in the hopes of making a lucrative catch. But the trip is a gamble, as for the best fishing the crew must head to the dreaded Flemish Cap -- an area of ocean noted as much for its bad weather as it is for its good fish.
6.
Patch Adams (1998) as Associate Producer
Hunter "Patch" Adams was criticized in his official medical school record for "excessive happiness" and was once told by a faculty advisor, "If you want to be a clown, join a circus." Patch did, in fact, want to be a clown. But he also wanted to be a physician. Combining vastly different sides of hi
7.
Michael (1996) as Associate Producer
When rumor of Michael's existence reaches the National Mirror, washed-up journalist Frank Quinlan smells a page-one scoop. True or not, it's his job to track down this alleged angel, and bring him back to Chicago in time for Christmas. But his fiesty boss won't let him go alone. He sends Quinlan on assignment with angel expert Dorothy Winters and Huey Driscoll, another jaded reporter who would have been canned years ago had he not rescued Sparky, a mongrel that has become famous as the paper's prized mascot. As the trio travels to Iowa, each believes the trip is a colossal hoax until they come face-to-feather with Michael. He smells like cookies, acts like a playboy and tosses off miracles when everyone least expects them. As Quinlan and Dorothy search for the incontrovertible proof they need not to believe in Michael, Michael sets out against all odds to get Dorothy and Quinlan to believe in each other.
8.
Fearless (1993) as Associate Producer
Story about survivors of a plane crash who must deal with the loss of relatives and friends, and the fact that they survived.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

9.
World War Z (2013)
On an ordinary day, Gerry Lane and his family find their quiet drive interrupted by urban gridlock. An ex-United Nations investigator, Lane senses that this is no ordinary traffic jam. As police helicopters buzz the sky and motorcycle cops careen wildly below, the city erupts into chaos. Something i
10.
Something Borrowed (2011)
Rachel is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend and, unhappily, still single as her engaged best friend Darcy is constantly reminding her. But after one drink too many at her 30th birthday party, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in bed with the guy she's had a crush on since law school, Dex, who just happens to be Darcy's fiancé. When Rachel and Darcy's lifelong friendship collides with true love, it leads to unexpected complications and potentially explosive romantic revelations. Meanwhile, Ethan, who has been Rachel's constant confidante and sometimes conscience, has been harboring a secret of his own, and Marcus, an irrepressible womanizer, can't keep his mind out of the gutter or his hands off any girl within reach.
11.
Love Ranch (2010)
As proprietors of Nevada's first legalized brothel, Grace and Charlie Bontempo aren't your typical married couple. But when Grace falls for a heavyweight boxer contracted to Charlie, passions erupt, leading to murderous consequences.
12.
Way Back, The (2010)
A small band of multicultural convicts stage a daring escape from a World War II-era Siberian gulag, and embark on a treacherous journey across five countries in a desperate race for freedom and survival.
13.
Happening, The (2008)
It begins with no clear warning. It seems to come out of nowhere. In a matter of minutes, episodes of strange, chilling deaths that defy reason and boggle the mind in their shocking destructiveness, erupt in major American cities. What is causing this sudden, total breakdown of human behavior? Is it
14.
First Sunday (2008)
Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son--unless they can get her $17,000 to pay off a debt--they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. But when the duo fumb
15.
Prestige, The (2006)
A tale of two Victorian-era magicians who spark a powerful rivalry that builds into an escalating battle of tricks and an unquenchable thirst to uncover the other's trade secrets.
16.
Jarhead (2005)
A dramatic chronicle of the Gulf War as seen through the eyes of a young Marine.
17.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004) as Assistant Director
When their daughter Blair leaves the family nest, Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip the Christmas holiday. But when Blair calls on Christmas Eve to announce a surprise visit, the Kranks must swiftly organize a traditional Christmas celebration.
18.
Peter Pan (2003) as First Assistant Director (La Unit)
In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit roo
19.
Dragonfly (2002) as 1st Assistant Director
When Dr. Joe Darrow's young wife Emily dies in a tragic bus crash, he is devastated. He returns to his work, treating sick children. Soon some of the children start to have remarkably similar near-death experiences, and Joe begins to wonder if the spirit of his late wife is trying to contact him.
20.
Perfect Storm, The (2000) as 1st Assistant Director
On Halloween 1991, 200 miles off the Gloucester, Massachusetts shore, a collison of monstrous storms leaves the swordfishing boat, the Andrea Gail, stranded in the high seas, defenseless in what meteorologists have called "the storm of the century." At the helm is the dedicated but grizzled captain Billy Tyne who takes his crew out for one last run for the season in the hopes of making a lucrative catch. But the trip is a gamble, as for the best fishing the crew must head to the dreaded Flemish Cap -- an area of ocean noted as much for its bad weather as it is for its good fish.
21.
Cast Away (2000) as 1st Assistant Director
An ambitious corporate troubleshooter is stranded on a deserted island for five years, eventually returning to society as a changed man.
22.
Green Mile, The (1999) as 1st Assistant Director
A story told in flashback and narrarted by Paul Edgecomb, now living in an old-age home six decades after working as the head guard on Death Row at a Southen Prison named Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Travelling back to 1935, during the Great Depression, the former prison guard, Edgecomb, reflects on how he developed a poignant, unusual relationship with this one inmate, sentenced to Death Row, who may be innocent. The inmate, John Coffey, is an African-American man--convicted of the rape and murder of a pair of 9-year-old sisters--who awaits his death in this harsh prison. Coffey has strange powers, both mysterious and miraculous; and the creepy characters in the prison have their own views of his gifts... and of God's.
23.
Patch Adams (1998) as 1st Assistant Director
Hunter "Patch" Adams was criticized in his official medical school record for "excessive happiness" and was once told by a faculty advisor, "If you want to be a clown, join a circus." Patch did, in fact, want to be a clown. But he also wanted to be a physician. Combining vastly different sides of hi
24.
Truman Show, The (1998) as Assistant Director
The film that made critics sit up and take notice of Jim Carrey's dramatic chops, the legendary funnyman is Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show," director Peter Weir's satirical look at a man raised from infancy to adulthood in front of television cameras. Unbeknownst to him, Carrey lives in a bubble where actors have played his family and cameras have followed his every move since the day he was born. When the seams in this make-believe world begin to split and he realizes his whole life is a lie, it leads to a breakdown - and a famous breakout. The 1998 film - Oscar-nominated for Best Screenplay, Director and Supporting Actor -co-stars Laura Linney and Ed Harris. .
25.
Devil's Own, The (1997) as 1st Assistant Director (Dublin Unit)
Set in 1993, as the Irish Republican Army has announced peace talks with the British, New York police officer Tom O'Meara takes an affable young Irish emigree into his home and makes him part of his family. The refugee, however, has a hidden past and a bloody purpose for coming to America. Upon discovering his boarder's true identity, the police officer is drawn into a deadly manhunt--the aim of which is not only to capture the Irish rebel but to save his life.
26.
Michael (1996) as 1st Assistant Director
When rumor of Michael's existence reaches the National Mirror, washed-up journalist Frank Quinlan smells a page-one scoop. True or not, it's his job to track down this alleged angel, and bring him back to Chicago in time for Christmas. But his fiesty boss won't let him go alone. He sends Quinlan on assignment with angel expert Dorothy Winters and Huey Driscoll, another jaded reporter who would have been canned years ago had he not rescued Sparky, a mongrel that has become famous as the paper's prized mascot. As the trio travels to Iowa, each believes the trip is a colossal hoax until they come face-to-feather with Michael. He smells like cookies, acts like a playboy and tosses off miracles when everyone least expects them. As Quinlan and Dorothy search for the incontrovertible proof they need not to believe in Michael, Michael sets out against all odds to get Dorothy and Quinlan to believe in each other.
27.
Waterworld (1995) as 1st Assistant Director
In a world completely covered by water, a lone band of humans search for land using a girl who has a mysterious map tattoed on her back.
28.
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) as 2nd Additional Assistant Director
Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, where he's retreated to seek spiritual guidance--after failing to save the life of a stranded raccoon--antic animal sleuth Ace Ventura finds himself thrust into the most challenging case of his career. At the request of Vincent Cadby, the English Consul General of the Bonai Province, Ace embarks on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa with his constant companion, Spike the monkey, joined by the consul's portly emissary, the unflappable Fulton Greenwall. Ace's mission: to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe, before the wedding of the Chief's daughter to the first son of the warrior Wachootoo tribe. If Ace fails, the result will be tribal war. Relying on his wits and uncanny powers of detection--as well as on the aid of some newfound friends--the ingenious Ace outmaneuvers a host of dangerous adversaries as he races against time to recover Shikaka, with the fate of the Bonai Province hanging in the balance.
29.
Get Shorty (1995) as 1st Assistant Director
Chili Palmer is a Miami loanshark who's sent to Los Angeles to collect on a gambling debt from film producer Harry Zimm. Harry's luck may have changed though; Chili is a big movie fan--even of the B-movie screamers that Harry churns out. Instead of breaking Harry's legs, Chili figures--what the hell
30.
Clear and Present Danger (1994) as Assistant Director
The story of a covert war waged against Colombian drug lords by the Central Intelligence Agency.
31.
Fearless (1993) as 1st Assistant Director
Story about survivors of a plane crash who must deal with the loss of relatives and friends, and the fact that they survived.
32.
Consenting Adults (1992) as 1st Assistant Director
Story revolves around neighboring couples involved in mate swapping and the man who is framed for the murder of the woman he was in love with.
33.
For The Boys (1991) as 1st Assistant Director
The story of two USO entertainers whose performing careers span from World War II through Vietnam.
34.
Taking Care of Business (1990) as 1st Assistant Director
An executive's misplaced Filofax falls into the hands of an escaped convict who proceeds to adopt the exec's identity.
35.
Green Card (1990) as 1st Assistant Director
A French artist marries a lonely woman to win U.S. citizenship then falls in love with her.
36.
Dead Poets Society (1989) as 1st Assistant Director
An English teacher inspires his students to seize the day with sometimes disastrous results.
37.
Harlem Nights (1989) as 1st Assistant Director
Jive with two of Hollywood's greatest funnymen in this cool comedy caper! Written and directed by Eddie Murphy, "Harlem Nights" (1989) co-stars all-time great Richard Pryor, as these two comic geniuses head back into the 1930s in this action-packed adventure. Murphy is Quick, Pryor is Sugar Ray, and the two run a sleek Harlem gambling house filled with gorgeous gals and smooth-talking card sharps. Quick and Ray soon discover they have an adversary in gangster Bugsy Calhoun, who wants the club for himself, and is using a corrupt cop and an alluring femme fatale to do the dirty work for him. But the streetwise father and son are not easily duped, and instead hatch a plan to teach the mobster a lesson he'll never forget.
38.
Vibes (1988) as 1st Assistant Director
At the urging of an eccentric, two mismatched psychics team up for a mysterious mission to find a lost city of gold in Ecuador.
39.
Presidio, The (1988) as 1st Assistant Director
Joint investigation by the San Francisco Police Department and the military.
40.
My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) as 1st Assistant Director
An eccentric widower falls in love with a beautiful alien.
41.
Wanted: Dead Or Alive (1987) as Assistant Director
A series of bombings in Los Angeles are the work of the brutal terrorist Malak Al Rahim. Authorities call upon bounty hunter Nick Randall to hunt Al Rahim down, and Nick has his work cut out for him to keep from becoming one of the victims.
42.
Tiger's Tale, A (1987) as Assistant Director
43.
Nothing in Common (1986) as 2nd Assistant Director
Because of his talent, charm and wisecracking sense of humor, David Basner is a self-made man on the fast track. He loves his job, his band accountant is healthy and women find him irresistible. Then his father Max, calls to give David the news that he and David's mother Lorraine are calling it quits after 35 years. Now, aside from pressures of his own busy life, David has the new responsibilities of taking care of his crotchety dad and emotionally supporting his mother. Through these experiences, David gains a new understanding and appreciation of his parents, with whom he thought he had nothing in common.
44.
Clue (1985) as 2nd Assistant Director (Key)
An all-star cast gathers in a spooky old house to solve a murder in the fiendishly clever comedy spoof "Clue" (1985). Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard and the rest of the gang are all suspects in the diabolical crime. With three possible endings! Based on the classic board game and star
45.
Man With One Red Shoe, The (1985) as 2nd Assistant Director
An innocent man becomes the target of some government spy hunters.
46.
Jagged Edge (1985) as Assistant Director
When a wealthy publishing magnate is accused of murdering his heiress wife, a high powered attorney is called in to defend him. She succeeds and the two fall in love. Then she grows suspicious that she helped acquit a guilty man.
47.
Cloak and Dagger (1984) as 2nd Assistant Director
Henry Thomas gets involved with murderous spies--but no one will believe him. He turns to a computer game called "Cloak and Dagger" and begins to fantasize that secret agent Jack Flack (Dabney Coleman) is helping him deal with his real-life dangers.
48.
2010 (1984) as 2nd Assistant Director
In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a U.S.-Soviet crew investigates a mysterious monolith orbiting Jupiter.
49.
Lonely Guy, The (1984) as 2nd Assistant Director
When shy Larry Hubbard finds his girlfriend in bed with another man he is forced to begin a new life as single. But since he can't bear being on his own he tries to court Iris who is not however interested in him. Larry begins writing a book on his experience as a single which unexpectedly becomes a best seller. He becomes rich and famous and even his relationship with Iris can begin on a new basis.
50.
Max Dugan Returns (1983) as 2nd Assistant Director
Max Dugan is an elderly ne'er-do-well whose tenuous mob connections have made him persona non grata with his daughter Norma McPhee. Struggling to raise her restless son Michael on her own, Norma is none too pleased when Max returns to the family fold with yet another portfolio of get-rich-quick sche
51.
Romantic Comedy (1983) as Assistant Director
Dudley Moore, Mary Steenburgen, Frances Sternhagen, Janet Eilber, Robyn Douglass, Ron Leibman. Based on the play by Bernard Slade (author of SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR), this lightweight comedy traces the personal and professional lives of two writing partners over the years
52.
Mommie Dearest (1981) as 2nd Assistant Director
A portrayal of the actress Joan Crawford as a screaming witch-mother who abuses her kids.
53.
Coast to Coast (1980) as 2nd Assistant Director
After Madie's husband has her committed to a New York mental hospital to avoid having to go through an expensive divorce, she escapes and gets a ride back to California with truck driver Charles Callahan. On the road, Madie and Charles are harrassed by thugs that her husband has sent after her, but

Misc. Crew (feature film)

54.
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
A has-been Hollywood writer is suddenly confronted with his family whom he had abandoned many years before.
55.
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
A has-been Hollywood writer is suddenly confronted with his family whom he had abandoned many years before.

Location Manager (feature film)

56.
Heaven's Gate (1980) as Location Manager
A Wyoming sheriff tries to protect immigrant farmers from ruthless ranchers.
57.
Grease (1978) as Location Manager
A prim Australian exchange student falls for a high-school gang leader.
58.
Moment By Moment (1978) as Location Manager
One year after "Saturday Night Fever," John Travolta starred in this love story between a young drifter and an older woman - Lily Tomlin. The characters are savagely portrayed, and the story is set against a backdrop of shrink-riddled, over-privileged Marin County society.

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