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Born: July 27, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Desperados (2012)
After sleeping with what she believes to be a perfect man, Wesley Robbins, a 30-something female attorney, expects their relationship to blossom. The days pass without so much as a call, however, prompting Wesley to write him a scathing email, only to learn -- after clicking send -- that he's been s
2.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
The Chipmunks take a break from superstardom and enroll in school. But they soon face some stiff competition when they meet the Chipettes - a beautiful, talented trio of chipmunks discovered by Ian, the boys' evil ex-manager.
3.
Dallas (2007)
Updated version of the popular television series where J.R. Ewing is the head of the most powerful energy company in the world.
4.
John Tucker Must Die (2006)
A group of girls band together to seek revenge on the school's resident stud, who has broken their hearts.
5.
I Spy (2002) as Director
Special agent Alex Scott and middleweight world champion Kelly Robinson are reluctantly paired for a dangerous mission to recover the Switchblade, the U.S.'s latest and most technologically sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft. The prototype spy plane has fallen into the hands of a nefarious arms dealer, Arnold Gundars, who plans to sell it to the highest bidder - a rogue terrorist with access to nuclear warheads. After the U.S. government fails to retrieve the plane through the normal undercover channels, the president asks Robinson to provide civilian cover for agent Scott to find the stealth aircraft before the terrorist transforms it into a delivery system for weapons of mass destruction. Scott needs Robinson to penetrate Gundars' palatial headquarters in Budapest. An avid boxing fan, Gundars is staging a championship bout between the undefeated Robinson (57-0) and the reigning European titleholder. The real contest takes place outside the ring, however, between the cocky Robinson and the put-upon Scott. After a series of near disasters, the two men finally bond in the depths of the Budapest sewer system. Robinson, the womanizer, coaches the shy, insecure Scott in the art of seduction so he can woo Rachel, the beautiful agent who is on assignment with them. In turn, Scott introduces Robinson to the dazzling world of espionage and high-tech spy gadgetry.
6.
28 Days (2000) as Director
Gwen Cummings is a successful New York writer living life in the fast lane and everyone's favorite party girl. She shares this roller-coaster lifestyle of hopping from dance club to bar to hangover with boyfriend Jasper--handsome, magnetic and equally attracted to life on the wild side. Life is just an execise in debauchery--until Gwen's ungraceful display at her sister Lily's wedding, when she gets drunk, commandeers the limo and earns herself a DUI and 28-days in court ordered rehab. There Gwen comes face to face with a unique set of rules (like no cell phones) and rituals (like chanting) embraced by an assortment of fascinating fellow re-habbers. A jaded city-girl to the core, Gwen is determined not to conform. Then she meets Counselor Cornell, who begins to break through her carefully constructed defenses and force her to take a closer look herself Ultimately, through the companionship of her group as well as a devastating loss, Gwen gradually begins the long struggle to take back her life.
7.
Private Parts (1997) as Director
With nothing more than burning desire and a complete lack of decorum, incorrigible shock jock Howard Stern goes from Detroit college radio dork to undisputed heavyweight king of the New York City airwaves. The story follows his life infancy to the beginning of his career.
8.
Late Shift, The (1996) as Director
Account of the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by representatives of Jay Leno and David Letterman to replace Johnny Carson when he announced his retirement from late-night television.
9.
Brady Bunch Movie, The (1995) as Director
This film version of the beloved '70s sitcom finds Carol and Mike Brady, their three daughters and three sons, and trusted maid Alice living in an L.A. suburb in 1995. Even though the days of double knits and Astroturf are over, the Bradys are oblivious to the changes around them, and seventies values still reign supreme in their household. Not completely immune to the stress of the '90s, though, they have just one week to come up with $20,000 in back taxes, or lose their home to a scheming neighbor, Mr. Ditmeyer.
10.
My Breast (1994) as Director
An unmarried woman in her forties is caught in a simultaneous battle with a stormy relationship and a diagnosis of breast cancer.
11.
Only You (1992) as Director
A dollhouse furniture designer becomes obsessed with his idealized views of love and marriage and almost bypasses a wonderful woman while in search for "a perfect 10."

Cast (feature film)

12.
Just One Step: The Great Peace March (1989) as Herself
A chronicle of the 1986 3,700 mile, 225 day peace march.
13.
Troop Beverly Hills (1989) as Velda Plendor
Phyllis Nefler, a hoity-toity, out-of-touch Beverly Hills housewife, does little more with her life than go shopping. With her husband wanting a divorce, Phyllis looks for an outlet to make herself useful, and finds it by occupying the open position as leader of her daughter's "Wilderness Girls" troop, the world's richest girl scouts. After initially holding camp-outs at the Beverly Hills hotel and earning badges for facials and pricing jewelry, the girls and Phyllis must prove that they truly have survival and leadership skills.
14.
Prison For Children (1987) as Angela Brannon
A movie about an orphaned teenage boy who, enraged by his brother's death, goes on a rampage on the ranch where he works, accidently starting a fire and then fleeing on a horse. Cleared of charges brought against him, he nevertheless is sent to a Boys Industrial School, which is little more than a j
15.
When Your Lover Leaves (1983) as Maude
A divorcee, dumped by her live-in boyfriend who returns to his wife, decides to go it alone but finds herself the object of the amorous attentions of a young cyclist, a photographer and a policeman in this romantic comedy on which "Happy Days" buddies Ron Howard and Henry Winkler were executive prod
16.
Homework (1982)
A female film student, given the assignment to make a short film of her choice, decides to record herself making love to a man.
17.
Nashville Grab (1981) as Maxine Pearce
Country singer Jeff Conaway, giving a concert at a local prison, is kidnapped by a pair of female convicts (Betty Thomas and Mari Gorman) who plan to use him as their ticket out of stir. This free-wheeling comedy, packed with familiar TV faces, was an off-beat entry from the producers and crew of th
18.
Used Cars (1980) as Bunny
When his boss is killed, a car salesman tries to save the lot and his job.
19.
Outside Chance (1978) as Katherine
A lady advertising executive finds herself in a smalltown jail after being terrorized on a drive from Los Angeles to New York by two hitchhikers who steal her car and leave her unconscious by the roadside. She becomes a fugitive after killing her jailer during a rape attempt and breaking out with on
20.
Last Affair, The (1976)
An infertile couple who desperately want a child have tried everything and are devastated when they learn that they will not be able to adopt. As the husband tries to adjust to the fact that he is sterile, the wife goes to a singles bar for a one night stand, and when that doesn't work, she enlists
21.
Tunnelvision (1976)
A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely crack you up! This outrageous and irreverent spoof of television launched the careers of some of the greatest comedians of all time.
22.
Jackson County Jail (1976) as Waitress
This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
23.
Chesty Anderson - U.S. Navy (1975)
Voluptuous Chesty Anderson is a WAVE in the U. S. Navy who is busy chasing the Mafioso who killed her younger sister. She is aided in her pursuit by three Navy friends and a government agent.

Producer (feature film)

24.
Guess Who (2005) as Executive Producer
Percy Jones takes great pride in the knowledge that he is always right, especially when it comes to the welfare of his family. When his daughter Theresa brings her new boyfriend, Simon Green, home to meet Percy and his wife Marilyn, he is unaware that Simon has already proposed to Theresa and plans to announce the engagement at Percy and Marilyn's 25th anniversary party. As far as Percy's concerned, no man will ever be good enough for his baby girl and the long line of struggling-artist types Theresa has dated so far has only served to bolster his conviction. So that there are no unpleasant surprises this time around, Percy, a bank loan officer, runs a credit check on Simon. The young man, a successful stockbroker, certainly looks good on paper, and for the first time, Percy is actually looking forward to meeting one of his daughter's boyfriends. However, the young man he has envisioned--a dazzling combination of Denzel Washington, Colin Powell and Tiger Woods--is not who arrives at his doorstep. Percy is aghast and more than a little indignant when his daughter presents her decidedly Caucasian boyfriend. Once he is over his initial shock, Percy begins interrogating Simon about his family history, education, career, and favorite sports. Feeling pressured to impress his prospective father-in-law, Simon boasts of his (nonexistent) past as a NASCAR driver, which only serves to arouse Percy's suspicions. Regardless, Simon's repeated attempts to make a good impression are futile. Percy rebuffs him at every turn and makes it his mission to expose Simon as a fraud and undermine his daughter's new relationship.
25.
Surviving Christmas (2004) as Producer
Facing another Christmas alone, Drew Latham decides to go back to his idyllic childhood home to spend the holidays with family. There is, however, one problem: the people living there now are not Drew's family. Nevertheless, Drew has his mind set on an old-fashioned family Christmas, and the fact that the "family" in question, the Valcos, are complete strangers, isn't about to put a crimp in his plans. Offering them a small fortune, Drew bribes his newfound "parents" to let him spend Christmas in their home, pretending to be part of the family. Just when the Valcos begin to question if any amount of money is worth being dragged all over town on such traditional family holiday excursions as Christmas shopping and the requisite choosing of the Christmas tree, their eldest daughter Alicia comes home for the holidays, with no intention of adopting a new "brother."
26.
I Spy (2002) as Producer
Special agent Alex Scott and middleweight world champion Kelly Robinson are reluctantly paired for a dangerous mission to recover the Switchblade, the U.S.'s latest and most technologically sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft. The prototype spy plane has fallen into the hands of a nefarious arms dealer, Arnold Gundars, who plans to sell it to the highest bidder - a rogue terrorist with access to nuclear warheads. After the U.S. government fails to retrieve the plane through the normal undercover channels, the president asks Robinson to provide civilian cover for agent Scott to find the stealth aircraft before the terrorist transforms it into a delivery system for weapons of mass destruction. Scott needs Robinson to penetrate Gundars' palatial headquarters in Budapest. An avid boxing fan, Gundars is staging a championship bout between the undefeated Robinson (57-0) and the reigning European titleholder. The real contest takes place outside the ring, however, between the cocky Robinson and the put-upon Scott. After a series of near disasters, the two men finally bond in the depths of the Budapest sewer system. Robinson, the womanizer, coaches the shy, insecure Scott in the art of seduction so he can woo Rachel, the beautiful agent who is on assignment with them. In turn, Scott introduces Robinson to the dazzling world of espionage and high-tech spy gadgetry.
27.
Charlie's Angels (2000) as Executive Producer
Three beautiful private detectives who work for a suave playboy boss are called in to rescue soon-to-be billionaire software mogul Eric Knox, when he is kidnapped from his office at Knox Technologies. While rough-and-tumble Alex, wild-child Dylan, and nerdy Natalie use an impressive array of high-tech gadgetry and martial arts moves to retrieve Knox from the clutches of rival Roger Corwin and his goons, they unwittingly become embroiled in a battle to protect the world from a wide-scale invasion of privacy that threatens to occur when good technology falls into the hands of bad people.
28.
Can't Hardly Wait (1998) as Producer
Story of six kids, and a party, on the night of the high school graduation.

Director (special)

29.
Couples (1994) as Director
Marriage, parenting, and friendship seen through the lives of three couples living in a Manhattan apartment building.

Cast (special)

30.
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special (1999)
A live broadcast of the 25th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live," featuring clips and highlights from previous seasons as well as appearances by former regulars and former guest hosts.
31.
Home Again (1988) as Maureen Defranco
A pilot for a series not picked up by ABC about two estranged sisters who, after their mother's death, inherit the family diner and its collection of colorful employees.
32.
No Greater Gift (1985) as Dr Mary Lewis
Two boys form a friendship in a hospital. One is dying of a brain tumor and another requires a kidney transplant. Conflict arises when the dying boy wishes to donate a kidney to his new friend.
33.
Second City 25th Anniversary Special, The (1985)
A comedy special that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Second City, the famous Chicago-based improvisational comedy troupe. The program featuers an array of graduates who appear in brief comedy skits.
34.
Yearbook: Class of 1967 (1985)
A musical special that looks back at the high school and college graduating classes of 1967 and the music, fads, fashions, heroes, and events of the era.
35.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1985)
Coverage of the 1985 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, telecast live from New York City.
36.
Celebrity Daredevils (1983) as Guest
Well-known celebrities risk their lives by performing dangerous stunts.
37.
Circus of the Stars (1982)
A variety special in which show business personalities perform circus acts.
38.
Battle of the Network Stars XIII (1982) as Nbc Team Member
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
39.
Twilight Theater (1982)
A program of comedy vignettes that satirize various aspects of our culture.
40.
Battle of the Network Stars XIV (1980) as Nbc Team Member
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

41.
Late Last Night (1999) as Producer

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