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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Movie 43 (2013)
A screenwriter pitches a slew of bizarre, crass film ideas to a baffled studio executive. The sketches include home schooling, a kidnapped leprechaun and the joys of blind dating.
2.
Accidental Husband, The (2009)
Radio sensation Dr. Emma Lloyd and her publisher/fiancé Michael thought getting a license to wed in New York would be easier than getting a driver's license. After all, there's no tests--written or blood--they were both over 18, and they weren't related. All they needed to do was show up together at
3.
Fierce People (2007) as Director
When 16-year-old Finn is caught buying cocaine for his junkie but well intentioned mother Liz, his plans of spending the summer away from NYC with his anthropologist father studying the Ishkanani in the jungle are abruptly changed. In an attempt to get both of their lives back on track, Liz moves th
4.
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000) as Director
A mockumentary about would-be New York actress Lisa Picard, who hopes to get more than a fleeting taste of fame when a racy cereal commercial brings her unexpected national notoriety. Couple that with a breakout role as Melissa Gilbert's sister in the upcoming made for TV movie "A Phone Call For Hel
5.
Practical Magic (1998) as Director
Sally and Gilian Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents'' death, the sisters grew up in a ''special'' household. Attempting to pass on the unique and powerful psychic heritage of the Owens women, Aunt Jet and Aunt Frances hope to give their nieces the strength that comes from practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens'' socery also carries a price--some call it a curse: the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Trying to distance herself from her foremothers, the quieter Sally denies her powers and strives to build herself a ''normal'' magic-free life. The more fiery Gillian, reckless and restless and thrilled by her pull over men. When Gillian meets Jimmy, a malevolent drifter, she unwittingly sets off a chain of explosive events that brings police officer Gary Hallet onto the family porch and into Sally''s heart, while releasing a swarm of supernatural forces that threatens the lives of all the Owen women.
6.
Addicted to Love (1997) as Director
A romantic comedy about two people who simply cannot get over the loss of their respective lovers. When they discover that the mates who have abandoned them are now blissfully snuggled up together, these two totally dissimilar people launch a diabolical plan of revenge...
7.
Duke of Groove, The (1996) as Director
A self-conscious young boy and his mother attend a party where they mingle with numerous pop idols and eventually learn more than they ever expected about themselves.

Cast (feature film)

8.
Gore (2018)
A young man spends a summer in Italy where he meets his idol Gore Vidal and learns about life, love, and politics from the great man himself.
9.
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016)
This documentary is an affectionate, funny and moving portrait of mother and daughter Hollywood icons, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.
10.
Food (2015)
11.
Tumbledown (2015)
A young woman struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer. The arrival of a brash New York academic in her rural Maine town forces her to confront her loss as his determination to write about her husband's genius provokes unwelcome scrutiny about the a
12.
Blood Ties (2014)
Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn in the 1970s.
13.
Rob the Mob (2014)
14.
Broken City (2013)
In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an unstoppable force and the mayor's w
15.
Discoverers, The (2013)
Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch takes his begrudging teenage kids - Zoe and Jack - on a road trip to a conference in hopes of putting his career back on track. When Lewis' estranged father Stanley goes AWOL on a Lewis and Clark historical reenactment trek, Lewis is forced to make a family de
16.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Real-life cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was upended in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Shunned by many of his old friends and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, Ron decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative t
17.
Last Night (2011)
While apart one night, a married couple is confronted by temptation that may decide the fate of their marriage. Joanna and Michael Reed are seven years into a successful and happy relationship. They are moving along in their lives together until Joanna meets Laura, the stunningly beautiful work coll
18.
Shrink (2009)
What happens when the people we count on to hold us together are barely holding it together themselves? Henry Carter is a psychiatrist with an A-list clientele, including a once-famous actress, an insecure young writer, and a comically obsessive-compulsive super agent. Henry is not in a good place,
19.
Great Buck Howard, The (2008)
Once upon a time, Buck Howard spent his days in the limelight. His mind-boggling feats as a mentalist extraordinaire--not to be confused with those of a mere magician--earned him a marquee act in Vegas and 61 appearances on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. In his own humble opinion, his talents go far
20.
Dominick Dunne: After the Party (2008)
The rise and fall and rise of Dominick Dunne - his transition from unlikely war-hero, stage manager in early TV, Hollywood producer (who shot himself in the foot), friend of the stars of old and new Hollywood, to correspondent and defining 'voice' of Vanity Fair, covering the murder trials of O.J. S
21.
Snow Angels (2007)
High school student Arthur plays trombone in the marching band, works at the local Chinese restaurant and avoids his squabbling parents. At work, he busses tables and flirts with Annie who used to be his baby-sitter. Annie is trying to rebuild her life after splitting with high school sweetheart Gl
22.
Broken English (2007)
Nora Wilder is a thirty-something Manhattanite who is cynical about love and relationships. Nora plugs away at her job in a posh downtown hotel and can't help but wonder what it is she has to do to find a relationship as ideal as her friend Audrey's "perfect marriage." It doesn't help that her overb
23.
Bondage (2006)
An O.C. youth escapes an abusive home only to find himself entangled in the California Juvenile Justice system and a psychiatric ward.
24.
Game 6 (2005) as Cast
As a New York playwright, Nicky Rogan made his name in boulevard comedy, and now has ventured closer to home and written something he really cares about. Though he won't admit it, he is desperate for another success. From the outset, things begin to go wrong. His daughter informs him that his wife w
25.
Stuck on You (2003) as Himself
Bob and Walt Tenor are small-town legends who excel at sports, and who are the proud owners of a fast-food restaurant where their four hands work the grill at lightning speed. When the acting bug bites Walt, he convinces Bob to honor their childhood pact to never hold back the other, and the brothers head west for the bright lights of Hollywood. Bob and Walt make fast friends with their sexy neighbor, who helps Walt land a grizzled agent whose idea of a prime gig for Walt is a porn film. Things finally begin to look up for Walt when the boys encounter legendary diva--and Academy Award winning actress--Cher. Looking to sabotage her new television series, of which she wants no part, Cher casts Walt as her co-star. Instead of dooming the show, Walt propels it to the top of the ratings, and the brothers became instant celebrities. But their real adventure is only beginning, as Bob finds romance with a longtime cyber-pal, and the brothers make a decision that will forever change their lives. Whatever happens to the boys, one thing is certain: nothing will ever come between them.
26.
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) as Jerry
Matt Sullivan''s last big relationship ended in disaster and ever since his heart''s been aching and his commitment''s been lacking. Then came Lent, that time of year when everybody gives something up. That''s when Matt, a guy who''s never been able to finish anything, decides to go where no man''s gone before and make a vow: No sex. Whatsoever for 40 straight days. No touching. No kissing. No foreplay. No fooling around. No self-gratification. No nothing. At first he has everything under control. That is until the woman of his dreams, Erica, walks into his life. Sexy and spirited, Erica drives Matt wild. Now, with everyone betting he won''t finish what he started, he''s just trying to hold on, and hoping she''s willing to hold out...
27.
Warning: Parental Advisory (2002) as Frank Zappa
Comedic drama which focuses on the debate over the controversial "Parental Advisory" labels put on albums by the Parent Music Resource Center in the mid-1980s. Slick Senator Charlie Burner is looking to pass a blank-tape tax bill and land a bigger office on Capitol Hill, until he gets wind of a gro
28.
Pinero (2001) as Agent
A non-linear telling of the chaotic true life story of the late acclaimed Puerto Rican poet-playwright-actor Miguel Pinero, who captivated New York City's cultural elite in the 1970s and 80s. His life is a study in contrasts. Pinero did time in Sing Sing for drug dealing and petty theft. However, he
29.
Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000) as Andrew
A mockumentary about would-be New York actress Lisa Picard, who hopes to get more than a fleeting taste of fame when a racy cereal commercial brings her unexpected national notoriety. Couple that with a breakout role as Melissa Gilbert's sister in the upcoming made for TV movie "A Phone Call For Hel
30.
Search and Destroy (1995) as Martin Mirkheim
Failed businessman Martin Mirkheim has devoted himself to the teachings of Dr. Luthor Waxling, a late-night cable guru and novelist. Having convinced himself that all of his financial problems will be solved if he can only turn Waxling's novel "Daniel Strong" into a feature film, Mirkheim embarks on
31.
Android Affair, The (1995) as Teach
A teaching android who yearns to experience the world and "pass" as a human being, agrees to having a life-saving heart operation under one condition -- that he be allowed to leave the laboratory and experience the real world for one day.
32.
Isle of Joy (1994)
A homeless man and woman go on a spree after being dressed up for a magazine spread.
33.
Naked in New York (1994) as (Cameo Appearance)
A young playwright and his college sweetheart find life in the "real world" much more of a test.
34.
I Like It Like That (1994) as Stephen Price
A young Latino woman tries to escape the stereotypical role of wife and mother by taking a job at a record company after her wayward husband is arrested for looting during a blackout.
35.
Quiz Show (1994) as Account Guy
A blue-blood academic gets swept up in the quiz show scandals of the ''''50s.
36.
Love Matters (1993) as Tom
Two couples are forced to deal with their personal problems as they face the confusing truths of love, lust and intimacy in a long-term marriage.
37.
Straight Talk (1992) as Alan
The story of a woman who leaves her small town for the city in search of fame and becomes a radio call-in therapist.
38.
Once Around (1991) as Rob
The happy lives of a middle class family are shaken up when the daughter marries a wealthy older man.
39.
Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even (1991) as David Chartoff
The child of multi-divorced parents is surrounded by step-kids and attempts to regain her parent''s attention.
40.
My Girl (1991) as Mr Bixler
Story about a precocious 11-year-old girl, being raised by her widowed father, who learns to love her wacky family with the help of her best friend.
41.
Secret Weapon (1990) as Mordechai Vanunu
Based on the true story of Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli nuclear technician who exposed his country''s production of nuclear weapons. Dramatizes the events leading up to Vanunu''s capture and trial for espionage in Israel.
42.
Me and Him (1989) as Bert Uttanzi
43.
Big Blue, The (1988) as Duffy
A visionary epic of obsession and beauty about Jacques Mayol, the handsome diver who is so at home in the water that he seems only half-human. Jacques' best friends are a family of playful porpoises and Enzo Molinari, his swaggering Italian diving rival. Jacques and Enzo grew up together in the Medi
44.
Who's That Girl? (1987) as Loudon Trott
A hapless New Yorker's rich future father-in-law orders him to escort a bleached blonde out of town.
45.
Amazon Women On The Moon (1987) as Doctor ("Hospital")
An astonishing number of cameos pepper this spoof targeting a local TV station''s airing of ''50s sci-fi B-movie, complete with film scratches, take-offs of TV commercials, and spots for upcoming TV series.
46.
After Hours (1985) as Paul Hackett
A slightly nerdy yuppie ends up going to SoHo one night for what he hopes will be a nice date, but ends up getting caught up in one weird turn of events after another with a menagerie of oddball characters. Soon, he finds himself the accused suspect in a string of burglaries in the neighborhood, becomes the object of a witchhunt by a posse of SoHo denizens, and can't find a way to get back uptown to where he lives.
47.
Almost You (1984) as Alex Boyer
48.
Johnny Dangerously (1984) as Tommy
49.
Cold Feet (1983) as Tom Christo
50.
Wall, The (1982) as Mordecai Apt
The dramatic re-enactment of the Warsaw Ghetto Jews' desperate attempts to defend themselves against Nazi extermination in April 1943, with about 650 members of the Jewish Fighting Organization fending off about 3,000 German soldiers to the final stand, with only a handful of Jews surviving. This fi
51.
American Werewolf in London, An (1981) as Jack Goodman
The tale of an American tourist whose stay in London is disrupted when, after being bitten by a wolf, he turns into a werewolf.
52.
Fan, The (1981) as Production Assistant
Stage and screen star Sally Ross is the object of the affection of a psychotic fan named Douglas Breen. Breen has been writing obsessive letters to the actress, and her secretary has been throwing them away. Feeling rejected, Breen begins stalking Sally, intent on getting rid of anyone who stands be
53.
Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) as Dr Mark
A man falls for a separated woman but can''''t cope when she returns to her husband.
54.
Other Side of the Mountain (1975) as Herbie Johnson
Based on the true story of Jill Kinmont. In 1955, eighteen-year-old Jill is a truly talented, gifted skier and a shoo-in for the 1956 Winter Olympics. But Jill comes close to losing everything when she takes a near fatal fall off a mountain during the last race of the season. Paralyzed from the shoulders down, Jill now has to climb another kind of mountain-working her way up from total helplessness to leading a fulfilling life. With the help of family, friends, and an extraordinary man, Jill begins the quest up that mountain.

Writer (feature film)

55.
Duke of Groove, The (1996) as Screenwriter
A self-conscious young boy and his mother attend a party where they mingle with numerous pop idols and eventually learn more than they ever expected about themselves.
56.
Isle of Joy (1994) as From Story
A homeless man and woman go on a spree after being dressed up for a magazine spread.

Producer (feature film)

57.
Fierce People (2007)
When 16-year-old Finn is caught buying cocaine for his junkie but well intentioned mother Liz, his plans of spending the summer away from NYC with his anthropologist father studying the Ishkanani in the jungle are abruptly changed. In an attempt to get both of their lives back on track, Liz moves th
58.
Game 6 (2005) as Producer
As a New York playwright, Nicky Rogan made his name in boulevard comedy, and now has ventured closer to home and written something he really cares about. Though he won't admit it, he is desperate for another success. From the outset, things begin to go wrong. His daughter informs him that his wife w
59.
Joe's Apartment (1996) as Executive Producer
Fresh off the bus from Iowa, Joe is just trying to make it in New York, but he''s got no job, he''s got no girl and, worst of all, he''s got no place to live. However, life''s about to change for Joe. He finds an apartment--a slummy, squalid, seedy little box of a place, but it''s a pad he can call his own... or so he thinks. It seems that not all of the apartment''s former tenants have packed up and moved away. Joe discovers that he''s living with 50,000 roommates, an army of six-legged "go-go-go" Joe supporters, a veritable nation of roaches, there to stand arm-in-arm-in-arm-in-arm-in-arm-in-arm with their guy Joe in his times of need--whether he likes it or not. And what''s more, these roaches don''t just think and talk... they dance and sing! They''re around to teach Joe what life''s really all about in the big city: sex, bugs and rock ''n'' roll.
60.
Isle of Joy (1994) as Producer
A homeless man and woman go on a spree after being dressed up for a magazine spread.
61.
Once Around (1991) as Producer
The happy lives of a middle class family are shaken up when the daughter marries a wealthy older man.
62.
White Palace (1990) as Producer
A 27-year-old widowed yuppie falls for a 43-year-old waitress in a hamburger joint.
63.
Running on Empty (1988) as Producer
A family of fugitives deal with their son''s growing independence.
64.
After Hours (1985) as Producer
A slightly nerdy yuppie ends up going to SoHo one night for what he hopes will be a nice date, but ends up getting caught up in one weird turn of events after another with a menagerie of oddball characters. Soon, he finds himself the accused suspect in a string of burglaries in the neighborhood, becomes the object of a witchhunt by a posse of SoHo denizens, and can't find a way to get back uptown to where he lives.
65.
Baby, It's You (1983) as Producer
A middle-class Jewish girl is pursued by a working-class Italian Catholic boy who calls himself The Sheik in this slice-of-life set in 1960s New Jersey.
66.
Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979) as Producer
A man falls for a separated woman but can''''t cope when she returns to her husband.

Special Thanks (feature film)

67.
Waking the Dead (2000) as Special Thanks
It is 1972. Young Coast Guard officer Fielding Pierce is passionately drawn to Sarah Williams, an idealistic activist. She becomes his great love, and he becomes hers: "We will never be apart," Sarah writes him, in a letter. But, in 1974, fate brutally intervenes when Sarah is murdered in a car-bomb

Cast (special)

68.
Guilty Pleasure: The Extraordinary World of Dominick Dunne (2003)
A look at the life of Hollywood insider Dominick Dunne, featuring interviews with friends, family, critics and the man himself.
69.
Intimate Portrait: Rosanna Arquette (2003) as Interviewee
A look into the life of actress Rosanna Arquette through footage of her work as well as interviews with those closest to her.
70.
Dominick Dunne: Murder He Wrote (2001) as Interviewee
Profile of author/actor Dominick Dunne.
71.
15th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2000) as Presenter
The 15th annual Independent Spirit Awards presentation, honoring independent films in twelve different categories.
72.
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.
73.
How Do You Spell God? (1996) as Voice
Special inspired by the book of the same name, which is a study of comparative religion for young people. This holiday special includes animated adaptations of stories, poems and parables that draw on a variety of faiths such as Christianity, Judaism and Islam, emphasizing the common values that lin
74.
Partners (1994) as Dean Robinson
The career of a rising young lawyer is jeopardized by a former lover.
75.
Hotel Room (1993) as Robert ("Getting Rid Of Robert")
A trilogy set in the same New York City hotel room, focusing on different characters during different decades -- the 30s, 60s, and 90s. In "Blackout," set in 1936, a Tulsa couple comes to grips with a personal tragedy -- the death of their son, who drowned while the husband and wife were making love
76.
Toonces, the Cat who Could Drive a Car (1992)
A comedy special/pilot based on the "Saturday Night Live" character, Toonces, the cat who can drive.
77.
Hunger Chic (1989) as David
A comedy broadcast as part of the PBS anthology series "Trying Times." A self-absorbed yuppie couple must confront a series of bizarre occurrences provoked by a most unusual household helper and a television remote control.
78.
Lip Service (1988) as Len Burdette
An "HBO Showcase" presentation about a local television station which brings in a slick, ambitious but shallow new host to lift the sagging ratings of a morning talk show hosted by a fading veteran.
79.
From Here to Maternity (1986)
The story of three women, no longer young, who are determined to have children in the hectic 80s.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

80.
Blonde (2001) as Playwright
Adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' fictionalized biography of Norma Jean Baker -- best known to the world as Marilyn Monroe.<P>Recounts the life of a beautiful and talented but vulnerable woman on an eternal quest for happiness and belonging. From her abysmal childhood to her tempestuous affairs as an

Director (short)

81.
Your Product Here (2006)
This short film looks at the story about how Reese''''s Pieces ended up in "E.T." (1982) instead of M&Ms.

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