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Born: September 11, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Passion (2012)
A young businesswoman at an international ad agency plots a murderous revenge after her boss and mentor steals her idea.
2.
Redacted (2007)
A montage of stories about U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq conflict, focusing on the modern forms of media covering the war.
3.
Black Dahlia, The (2006)
A fictional account of the notorious 1947 Los Angeles murder of actress Elizabeth Short and the obsession that develops for her between two cops investigating the case which destroys their lives.
4.
Femme Fatale (2002) as Director
Cool precision and venomous beauty entwine in the striking figure of Laure Ash, a woman who can only be expected to do the unexpected. A master of manipulation and guile, Laure plays a crucial role in a sultry jewel theft and then abruptly leaves her life of crime--and her bloodthirsty cohorts--behi
5.
Mission to Mars (2000) as Director
A team of astronauts must rescue several explorers lost on the surface of Mars.
6.
Snake Eyes (1998) as Director
In Atlantic City, during a hurricane, the Secretary of Defense attends a heavyweight boxing title match. Rick Santoro, a local corrupt cop, watches with his old friend Kevin Dunne, who is now part of the navy guard on the politician. The Defense Secretary is assassinated during the fight while Dunne is distracted by a mysterious redhead. Santoro wants to cover his friend and in the process begins to uncover a more complex conspiracy. He listens to the testimony of various witnesses, including the boxer who throws the fight, and a blonde woman seen talking to the Secretary. He is led to question his own involvement in corruption and to discover more serious abuses of power.
7.
Mission: Impossible (1996) as Director
A former Russian spy selling international intelligence on the black market... a list containing names of the top undercover agents in the world... a corrupt agent doubling for an unknown organization... a mysterious arms dealer... a spy agency ready to disavow the actions or existence of any of its members captured or killed... and one man on a mission that seems impossible.
8.
Carlito's Way (1993) as Director
Story about the Puerto Rican Mafia during the 1970s. An ex-con tries to retire from his life of crime but old ties seem to make it impossible.
9.
Raising Cain (1992) as Director
A child psychiatrist with multiple personalities hatches a bizarre plot to kidnap his own daughter.
10.
Bonfire Of The Vanities, The (1990) as Director
Story of New York City bond salesman, Sherman McCoy, who accidentally hits a young black man with his car during an unexpected foray into the Bronx.
11.
Casualties of War (1989) as Director
Based on the true story of a squad of soldiers caught in the moral quagmire of wartime Vietnam. Witness to a vile crime, Private Eriksson is forced to stand alone against his fellow soldiers and commanding officer Sergeant Meserve, a powerful and charismatic man pushed over the edge of barbarism by the terror and brutality of combat.
12.
Untouchables, The (1987) as Director
The story of FBI agent Eliott Ness's obsessive goal to bring down the notorious gangster Al Capone.
13.
Wise Guys (1986) as Director
A pair of low rent mobsters from New Jersey, who are best friends, get in trouble when a gangland boss order the duo to kill each other and neither one can bring himself to the dirty deed.
14.
Body Double (1984) as Director
An out of work actor thinks he sees a violent crime committed against a woman with whom he's obsessed.
15.
Scarface (1983) as Director
A determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed in this adaptation of "Scarface" (1932).
16.
Blow Out (1981) as Director
When audio technician Jack Terri is recording sound effects for a movie, he hears a car crash. Just as the car is sinking in the river, Jack pulls the woman inside to safety, but cannot save the other passenger. When he learns that man who drowned was a presidential candidate, he suspects that the w
17.
Dressed To Kill (1980) as Director
After wife and mother Kate Miller discusses her sexual frustrations with her psychiatrist, she goes to meet her husband at a museum. At the museum, she meets a strange man who she follows to a cab and then has sex with him at his apartment. After the affair, Kate is brutally murdered in the elevato
18.
Home Movies (1979) as Director
Afrer feeling like a doormat all his life, a shy young man has reached his limit. So he enrolls in a class called Star Therapy in which the instructor teaches him to treat his life like a movie and give himself the starring role. The young man takes the lesson to heart and uses his new courage to st
19.
Maestro, The (1979)
Keith Gordon is a creative young man who films the oddball doings of his family and peers. "The Maestro" appears frequently to give him pointers on his techniques. It's almost a film about a young man making the film.
20.
Fury, The (1978) as Director
Teenager Gillian Bellaver has the psychic powers of telekinese and extra-sensory perception. She also has the effect of causing others to bleed if they touch her. So Gillian volunteers to go to the Paragon Clinic, unaware of the fact that its director is working on harnessing the psychic abilities of his patients as weapons.
21.
Carrie (1976) as Director
A young teenage girl wreaks telekinetic vengeance on her high school tormentors and religious-nut mother.
22.
Obsession (1976) as Director
A businessman falls in love with a double for his murdered wife.
23.
Phantom of the Paradise (1974) as Director
Rock Opera version of Phantom Of The Opera with elements of Faust. Record producer Swan steals both the music and the girl (Phoenix) from composer Leach. Disfigured Leach plans revenge on Swan and his rock palace, The Paradise, and becomes The Phantom. Leach signs _contract_ with Swan to complete rock opera based on the life of Faust for Phoenix. Double crossed by Swan who hires _heavy metal_ singer Beef. Leach destroys himself and Swan.
24.
Sisters (1973) as Director
A small-time reporter tries to convince the police she saw a murder in the apartment across from hers.
25.
Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972) as Director
A young businessman (Tom Smothers) goes to a magic expert (Orson Welles) to learn hardness and skill with his cynical and greedy collaborators. He becomes a very good tap dancer, but will he be able to get free of his old boss?
26.
Dionysus in '69 (1970) as Director
27.
Hi, Mom! (1970) as Director
De Niro plays Vietnam Vet. John Rubin. Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the apartment across the street. His obsession with making films leads him to fall in with a radical 'Black Power' group, which in turn leads him to carry out a bizarre act of urban terrorism!
28.
The Wedding Party (1969) as Director
Low-budget story about the pre-wedding jitters and mishaps that can occur as a couple plans to tie the knot.
29.
Greetings (1968) as Director
An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and amateur film-making.
30.
Murder a la Mod (1968) as Director
A girl is murdered and the story goes into the exploration of the three most likely suspects.

Cast (feature film)

31.
Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A (1995) as Himself
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese's entry in the BFI's "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director's need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.
32.
Rotwang (1994)
A whodunit satire in which several suspicious characters search for the culprit who murdered Rotwang--the ficticious baron of the German film industry.
33.
Bonfire Of The Vanities, The (1990) as (Uncredited) Prison Guard
Story of New York City bond salesman, Sherman McCoy, who accidentally hits a young black man with his car during an unexpected foray into the Bronx.

Cinematography (feature film)

34.
Dionysus in '69 (1970) as Director of Photography

Writer (feature film)

35.
Passion (2012)
A young businesswoman at an international ad agency plots a murderous revenge after her boss and mentor steals her idea.
36.
Sisters (2007)
When a young woman apparently murders her date, a young reporter is sent to investigate the case. When the reporter discovers that the accused murderer is a separated siamese twin, the nasty twin sister becomes a suspect as well.
37.
Redacted (2007)
A montage of stories about U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq conflict, focusing on the modern forms of media covering the war.
38.
Femme Fatale (2002) as Screenwriter
Cool precision and venomous beauty entwine in the striking figure of Laure Ash, a woman who can only be expected to do the unexpected. A master of manipulation and guile, Laure plays a crucial role in a sultry jewel theft and then abruptly leaves her life of crime--and her bloodthirsty cohorts--behi
39.
Snake Eyes (1998) as From Story
In Atlantic City, during a hurricane, the Secretary of Defense attends a heavyweight boxing title match. Rick Santoro, a local corrupt cop, watches with his old friend Kevin Dunne, who is now part of the navy guard on the politician. The Defense Secretary is assassinated during the fight while Dunne is distracted by a mysterious redhead. Santoro wants to cover his friend and in the process begins to uncover a more complex conspiracy. He listens to the testimony of various witnesses, including the boxer who throws the fight, and a blonde woman seen talking to the Secretary. He is led to question his own involvement in corruption and to discover more serious abuses of power.
40.
Snake Eyes (1998) as Screenwriter
In Atlantic City, during a hurricane, the Secretary of Defense attends a heavyweight boxing title match. Rick Santoro, a local corrupt cop, watches with his old friend Kevin Dunne, who is now part of the navy guard on the politician. The Defense Secretary is assassinated during the fight while Dunne is distracted by a mysterious redhead. Santoro wants to cover his friend and in the process begins to uncover a more complex conspiracy. He listens to the testimony of various witnesses, including the boxer who throws the fight, and a blonde woman seen talking to the Secretary. He is led to question his own involvement in corruption and to discover more serious abuses of power.
41.
Raising Cain (1992) as Screenwriter
A child psychiatrist with multiple personalities hatches a bizarre plot to kidnap his own daughter.
42.
Body Double (1984) as From Story
An out of work actor thinks he sees a violent crime committed against a woman with whom he's obsessed.
43.
Body Double (1984) as Screenwriter
An out of work actor thinks he sees a violent crime committed against a woman with whom he's obsessed.
44.
Blow Out (1981) as Screenwriter
When audio technician Jack Terri is recording sound effects for a movie, he hears a car crash. Just as the car is sinking in the river, Jack pulls the woman inside to safety, but cannot save the other passenger. When he learns that man who drowned was a presidential candidate, he suspects that the w
45.
Dressed To Kill (1980) as Screenwriter
After wife and mother Kate Miller discusses her sexual frustrations with her psychiatrist, she goes to meet her husband at a museum. At the museum, she meets a strange man who she follows to a cab and then has sex with him at his apartment. After the affair, Kate is brutally murdered in the elevato
46.
Home Movies (1979) as From Story
Afrer feeling like a doormat all his life, a shy young man has reached his limit. So he enrolls in a class called Star Therapy in which the instructor teaches him to treat his life like a movie and give himself the starring role. The young man takes the lesson to heart and uses his new courage to st
47.
Obsession (1976) as From Story
A businessman falls in love with a double for his murdered wife.
48.
Phantom of the Paradise (1974) as Screenwriter
Rock Opera version of Phantom Of The Opera with elements of Faust. Record producer Swan steals both the music and the girl (Phoenix) from composer Leach. Disfigured Leach plans revenge on Swan and his rock palace, The Paradise, and becomes The Phantom. Leach signs _contract_ with Swan to complete rock opera based on the life of Faust for Phoenix. Double crossed by Swan who hires _heavy metal_ singer Beef. Leach destroys himself and Swan.
49.
Sisters (1973) as From Story
A small-time reporter tries to convince the police she saw a murder in the apartment across from hers.
50.
Sisters (1973) as Screenwriter
A small-time reporter tries to convince the police she saw a murder in the apartment across from hers.
51.
Hi, Mom! (1970) as Screenwriter
De Niro plays Vietnam Vet. John Rubin. Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the apartment across the street. His obsession with making films leads him to fall in with a radical 'Black Power' group, which in turn leads him to carry out a bizarre act of urban terrorism!
52.
Hi, Mom! (1970) as Story
De Niro plays Vietnam Vet. John Rubin. Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the apartment across the street. His obsession with making films leads him to fall in with a radical 'Black Power' group, which in turn leads him to carry out a bizarre act of urban terrorism!
53.
The Wedding Party (1969) as Screenwriter
Low-budget story about the pre-wedding jitters and mishaps that can occur as a couple plans to tie the knot.
54.
Murder a la Mod (1968) as Screenwriter
A girl is murdered and the story goes into the exploration of the three most likely suspects.
55.
Greetings (1968) as Screenwriter
An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and amateur film-making.

Producer (feature film)

56.
Snake Eyes (1998) as Producer
In Atlantic City, during a hurricane, the Secretary of Defense attends a heavyweight boxing title match. Rick Santoro, a local corrupt cop, watches with his old friend Kevin Dunne, who is now part of the navy guard on the politician. The Defense Secretary is assassinated during the fight while Dunne is distracted by a mysterious redhead. Santoro wants to cover his friend and in the process begins to uncover a more complex conspiracy. He listens to the testimony of various witnesses, including the boxer who throws the fight, and a blonde woman seen talking to the Secretary. He is led to question his own involvement in corruption and to discover more serious abuses of power.
57.
Bonfire Of The Vanities, The (1990) as Producer
Story of New York City bond salesman, Sherman McCoy, who accidentally hits a young black man with his car during an unexpected foray into the Bronx.
58.
Body Double (1984) as Producer
An out of work actor thinks he sees a violent crime committed against a woman with whom he's obsessed.
59.
Home Movies (1979) as Producer
Afrer feeling like a doormat all his life, a shy young man has reached his limit. So he enrolls in a class called Star Therapy in which the instructor teaches him to treat his life like a movie and give himself the starring role. The young man takes the lesson to heart and uses his new courage to st
60.
The Wedding Party (1969) as Producer
Low-budget story about the pre-wedding jitters and mishaps that can occur as a couple plans to tie the knot.

Editing (feature film)

61.
Dionysus in '69 (1970) as Film Editor
62.
The Wedding Party (1969) as Film Editor
Low-budget story about the pre-wedding jitters and mishaps that can occur as a couple plans to tie the knot.
63.
Murder a la Mod (1968) as Film Editor
A girl is murdered and the story goes into the exploration of the three most likely suspects.
64.
Greetings (1968) as Film Editor
An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the Kennedy assassination, Vietnam, and amateur film-making.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

67.
First Time, The (1982) as Creative Consultant
Film student Charlie falls in love with a girl in his human sexuality class at Blossom College.

Special Thanks (feature film)

68.
Stir of Echoes (1999) as Special Thanks
The story of a simple man, a typical husband and father, who finds himself transformed by irrefutable evidence that supernatural forces beyond his understanding really do exist: Tom Witzky is a quiet regular guy who suddenly finds his blue-collar Chicago lifestyle derailed by the power to foretell the future after his sister-in-law uses hypnotherapy on him at a neighborhood party. What started as a diversion turns disturbing as a post-hypnotic suggestion releases a subconscious power Tom didn't even know he possessed. Over time, Tom becomes obsessed with the notion that there is a presence living in the house. The force entangles him, bringing him face-to-face with a horrible crime mystery when he sees a vision of a murdered woman who is haunting his house. Plagued by searing headaches and horrific visions he fears that his family is in grave danger and forces himself to seek out the source of the visions--no matter the cost.
69.
Trigger Effect, The (1996) as Special Thanks
Returning to their suburban home, Matt and Annie discover that their infant daughter has an ear infection. Matt calls the pediatrician who says he'll phone in a prescription, but during the night there is a power failure. With the phones dead, the pharmacist hasn't received the prescription and won'

Cast (special)

70.
Playa's Guide to Scarface (2003) as Interviewee
A look at the influence that the movie Scarface had on popular culture, with a specific eye on the hip-hop community.
71.
Dial H For Hitchcock: The Genius Behind the Showman (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary special that celebrates director Alfred Hitchcock on the occasion of what would have been his 100th birthday. The program includes clips from Hitchcock's films and television series, as well as footage of his never completed thriller "Kaleidoscope."
72.
Tom Hanks: Hollywood's Golden Boy (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Tom Hanks.
73.
Quentin Tarantino: Hollywood's Boy Wonder (1994)
Documentary on the life and career of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.
74.
Great O'Grady, The (1993) as Ambulance Attendant
The champion of the sport of world-class high school spitting coaches an adulating fan.

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