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Born: August 12, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Tales from the Script (2010)
Dozens of Hollywood screenwriters share war stories and life lessons.

Writer (feature film)

2.
Heat (2013)
A recovering gambler turned hired bodyguard in the gambling world decides to help a friend after she is attacked by the mob, but gets in over his head as he seeks revenge.
3.
Heat (2013)
A recovering gambler turned hired bodyguard in the gambling world decides to help a friend after she is attacked by the mob, but gets in over his head as he seeks revenge.
4.
Dreamcatcher (2003) as Screenplay (Adaptation)
Jonesy, Henry, Pete and Beaver. Twenty years ago they were just kids in a small town in Maine--kids who found the courage to respond heroically to childhood cruelty. In saving a strange boy named Duddits, they unexpectedly gained a fifth friend at the center of their circle. Even more unexpected were the uncanny powers he conveyed to them, bonding them all beyond ordinary friendship. Now the four are men with separate lives and separate problems, haunted by the memory of heroism, with powers that are more of a burden than a gift. When a shocking accident almost claims one of them, they don't at first recognize the return of the eeriness that is somehow linked to Duddits. But when they reunite for their annual visit to a hunting cabin in the north woods, anticipating only the warmth and humor that nourishes them, they are overtaken by a gathering doom. First comes a stranger, a lost hunter unaware of the terrible contagion he bears. On his heels is a blizzard, a vicious storm in which something much more ominous moves--a deadly alien force that will consume some of the foursome and force those who make it to the end of the road to once again summon their forgotten strength--and confront an unparalleled horror.
5.
Jurassic Park III (2001) as Screenwriter
Anxious to fund research for his new theory of velociraptor intelligence, renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant is persuaded by wealthy adventurer Paul Kirby and his wife Amanda to accompany them on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna. This infamous island, once InGen's site B, has become both a primordial breeding ground for John Hammond's magnificent creations and a magnet for thrill-seekers eager to encounter them. When a tragic accident maroons the party of seven, Grant discovers the true reason his deceptive hosts have invited him along. In their perilous attempt to escape, the dwindling group encounters terrifying new creatures undisclosed by InGen and Grant is forced to learn the dreadful implications of his raptor intelligence theory firsthand.
6.
Hearts in Atlantis (2001) as Screenplay (Adaptation)
A collection of five stories begins with a boy's decision to go to Vietnam or college. The other stories deal with issues of guilt and nightmares of those who went to war.
7.
General's Daughter, The (1999) as Screenwriter
When warrant officer Paul Brenner, a top investigator from the Army's Criminal Investigation Division, is assigned to look into the murder of Capt. Elisabeth Campbell, he inadvertently uncovers a scandal of immense proportions. Armed with the power to arrest any military person - whatever the rank - anywhere in the world, Brenner is determined to solve the crime, no matter where his pursuit leads, even if the clues point to his hero, Gen. ``Fighting Joe'' Campbell.
8.
Absolute Power (1997) as Screenwriter
The actions of a philandering United States President provoke a gruesome murder and carefully orchestrated cover-up. When a professional burglar witnesses the crime and comes away with crucial evidence, he becomes the target of a manhunt by the President's advisors.
9.
Ghost and the Darkness, The (1996) as Screenwriter
Set in 1896 East Africa, a big-game hunter and a construction engineer hunt down two lions on a man-eating rampage. But, in this tale of man against beast, the hunters become the hunted.
10.
Chamber, The (1996) as Screenwriter
In 28 days, convicted killer and white supremacist Sam Cayhall will die in the Mississippi gas chamber for the 1967 bombing murders of two small children. While counting down his final days, Sam is visited by a stranger: young, inexperienced law associate Adam Hall, who comes to Parchman Prison to t
11.
Maverick (1994) as Screenwriter
A Western gambler tries to raise the entry fee for a high-stakes poker game.
12.
Year Of The Comet (1992) as Screenwriter
A man and woman with clashing personalities team up to search for a precious bottle of wine throughout Scotland and France.
13.
Memoirs Of An Invisible Man (1992) as Screenwriter
A San Francisco-based securities analyst is made invisible during a scientific accident, and becomes the object of a CIA manhunt.
14.
Chaplin (1992) as Screenwriter
Biographical film on Charlie Chaplin: from his impoverished youth in London through the formative years of film and his emergence in Hollywood's Golden Age, up until his acceptance, late in life, of a special Academy Award.
15.
Misery (1990) as Screenwriter
Directed by Rob Reiner, the Academy Award-winning film "Misery" (1990) stars James Caan as romance author Paul Sheldon. He rents a remote cabin so he can write the great American novel, but crashes his car during a raging blizzard, losing consciousness and breaking his legs. Kathy Bates won the Oscar for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes, a local woman who rescues him and just so happens to be his biggest fan. She cares for him tenderly until she finishes his latest book. Then she wants revenge. Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman adapted a Stephen King novel, creating a heart-stopping psychological thriller.
16.
Heat (1987) as Screenwriter
Mex Escalante (Reynolds) is a self-assured, all-knowing Las Vegas bodyguard. Holly (Karen Young), a hooker who has been roughed up by Danny DeMarco (Neill Barry), the psychopathic son of a Mafia don, asks for Mex's help in getting revenge. Meanwhile, Cyrus Kinnick (Peter MacNicol), a clean-cut computer wizard, hires Mex first as his chaperon to make the rounds of the casinos and later to teach him self-defense. Naturally, taking revenge on a sadistic Mafiosa leads to trouble.
17.
Princess Bride, The (1987) as Screenwriter
A fairy tale about a beautiful girl who is to be married to a nasty prince, but who is in love with another.
18.
Magic (1978) as Screenwriter
Magician's assistant Corky performs disastrously at his first solo appearance. He is given a ventriloquist dummy called Fats to improve his act and within a few years Corky is at the height of fame. However, Fats has developed a mind of his own and wants to control his master.
19.
A Bridge Too Far (1977) as Screenwriter
Epic re-staging of the Allies' heroic airdrop behind Nazi lines in Holland.
20.
Marathon Man (1976) as Screenwriter
A covert government group uncovers a criminal plot run by Nazi War criminals.
21.
All The President's Men (1976) as Screenwriter
Two Washington Post reporters investigate the Watergate break-in that ended Nixon's presidency.
22.
Great Waldo Pepper, The (1975) as Screenwriter
A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed, eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film depicting the dogfights in the Great War.
23.
The Stepford Wives (1975) as Screenwriter
A recent arrival in suburbia suspects a sinister reason for the local women's model behavior.
24.
The Hot Rock (1972) as Screenwriter
Dr. Amusa approaches Dortmunder about a valuable gem in a museum that is of great signifigance to his people in Africa, stolen during colonial times. Dortmunder assembles a crack team of cat burglars and hatches an elaborate plan for stealing the gem. Despite their care and experience, circumstances and plain bad luck keep the gem just out of their reach.
25.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) as Writer
Two free-spirited bank robbers flee railroad detectives and head for Bolivia.
26.
Harper (1966) as Screenwriter
A broken-down private eye sets out to find a rich woman's missing husband.
27.
Masquerade (1965) as Screenwriter
An Arab heir plots his own kidnapping in a desperate bid for peace in the Middle East.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

28.
Extreme Measures (1996) as Consultant
When a homeless man, wearing a mysterious hospital wristband, dies from bizarre symptoms in one of New York City's busiest trauma rooms no one takes much notice except Dr. Guy Luthan, the attending physician that night. Professional concern soon deepens into disbelief as Luthan's investigation unearths the shocking details of a private medical research program that centers around one of the country's most revered medical figures--Dr. Lawrence Myrick. Luthan's credibility, career and life are threatened as he edges ever closer to the unthinkable truth about the program, and the terrifying moral dilemma at its heart.
29.
Dolores Claiborne (1995) as Consultant
Eighteen years ago, everyone in the remote Maine town of Little Tall Island accused Dolores Claiborne of murdering her abusive husband in cold blood. Now in 1995 her notoriously difficult employer lies dead and a witness finds Dolores standing over the body. The only one who can save Dolores from an over zealous detective, who failed to prove her guilt in the death of her husband, is her estranged daughter, Selena, a successful Manhattan magazine writer, who ran away ten years prior. And the only thing that stands between Dolores' guilt and innocence is the evil secret that made Selena run.
30.
Malice (1993) as Consultant
In a small New England college town, a surgeon, a college dean and his wife become inextricably drawn together into a web of intrigue.
31.
A Few Good Men (1992) as Creative Consultant (Washington Dc Unit)
When a Marine dies on a US Navy base, two fellow Marines stand trial for murder.
32.
War Of The Roses, The (1989) as Assistance
A couple feuds over control of their house after they separate.
33.
Princess Bride, The (1987)
A fairy tale about a beautiful girl who is to be married to a nasty prince, but who is in love with another.
34.
Heat (1987)
Mex Escalante (Reynolds) is a self-assured, all-knowing Las Vegas bodyguard. Holly (Karen Young), a hooker who has been roughed up by Danny DeMarco (Neill Barry), the psychopathic son of a Mafia don, asks for Mex's help in getting revenge. Meanwhile, Cyrus Kinnick (Peter MacNicol), a clean-cut computer wizard, hires Mex first as his chaperon to make the rounds of the casinos and later to teach him self-defense. Naturally, taking revenge on a sadistic Mafiosa leads to trouble.
35.
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
The story of young Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, western outlaws.
36.
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
The story of young Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, western outlaws.
37.
Magic (1978)
Magician's assistant Corky performs disastrously at his first solo appearance. He is given a ventriloquist dummy called Fats to improve his act and within a few years Corky is at the height of fame. However, Fats has developed a mind of his own and wants to control his master.
38.
Marathon Man (1976)
A covert government group uncovers a criminal plot run by Nazi War criminals.

Special Thanks (feature film)

39.
Under Suspicion (2000) as Special Thanks
A remake of the 1982 french psychological thriller Garde A Vue.
40.
Fierce Creatures (1997) as Special Thanks
A small, idyllic English zoo is taken over by Octopus, a large multi-national corporation whose hard-nosed chief executive attempts to tame the zoo keepers and change the zoo. He sends his marketing genius son and a female customer relations executive to the zoo to try to find a way to make it more

Cast (special)

41.
History Vs. Hollywood (2001) as Interviewee ("Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid: Outlaws Of Time")
Documentary that reveals the true stories behind the people and events portrayed in the films "M*A*S*H*," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Patton" and "French Connection."
42.
Human Face With John Cleese, The (2001) as Interviewee ("Fame")
Actor/comedian/amateur psychologist John Cleese reveals the secrets of the human face. The 44 muscles and two bones that make up the human face can express all sorts of emotions, but our faces communicate many powerful messages. The program reveals how your face can tell others more about you than j
43.
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000) as Interviewee
Documentary that explores actor/director Clint Eastwood and his art by juxtaposing each major stage in his life with a corresponding stage in the thematic development of his work. Eastwood tells his own story, from his childhood in Depression-era Northern California, to life in the stratosphere of f
44.
Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw (2000) as Interviewee
Profile of actor/director/producer Robert Redford.
45.
Norman Jewison on Comedy in the 20th Century: Funny Is Money (1999) as Interviewee
A feature-length documentary on comedy in the 20th century. Using the hype surrounding the finale of "Seinfeld" as a launchpad, Norman Jewison explores the annals of comedy with a focus on its evolution and impact on society. From early radio shows to the slapstick humor of Milton Berle in the 1950s
46.
NBA AT 50 (1996)
Documentary chronicling the history of the NBA from its inception in 1946 through today. Many past and present NBA players and personalities reflect on the game and its heritage. Vintage game and off-court footage offers a comprehenseive look at the NBA's past 50 years.

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