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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
It all started when Charlie Logan was ten years old. Breaking the cardinal rules of spin-the-bottle, Charlie refused to lip-lock with a demented Goth girl--and she put a hex on him. Now, twenty-five years later, Charlie is a successful dentist--and still cursed. While his plastic surgeon best friend, Stu, pursues as many of his patients as possible, Charlie can't seem to find the right girl. Even worse, he discovers at an ex-girlfriend's wedding that every woman he's ever slept with has found true love--with the next guy after him. Before he knows it, Charlie's reputation as a "good luck charm" has women--from sexy strangers to his overweight receptionist--lining up for a quickie. But a life filled with all sex and no love has Charlie lonelier than ever--that is, until he meets Cam. An accident-prone penguin specialist, Cam is as hard-to-get as she is beautiful. But when a genuine romance develops, Charlie realizes he's got to find a way to break his good-luck curse--before the girl of his dreams winds up with the next guy she meets.
2.
Critters (1986) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
Smalltown USA is attacked by furry beings from outerspace.

Editing (feature film)

3.
Hercules: The Thracian Wars (2014)
Both man and myth, Hercules leads a band of mercenaries to help end a bloody civil war in the land of Thrace and return the rightful king to his throne. A tormented soul from birth, Hercules has the strength of a God but feels the suffering of a human as his mythical power is tested by unimaginable
4.
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.
5.
R.I.P.D. (2013)
A murdered cop is recruited to work for an afterlife police force that battles spirits not yet ready to depart this world.
6.
Season of the Witch (2011)
Two 14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.
7.
Tower Heist (2011)
Queens native Josh Kovaks has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh's building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded? The tower staffers whose pensions he was entrusted to manage. With only days before Arthur gets away with the perfect crime, Josh's crew turns to petty crook Slide to plan the nearly impossible...to steal what they are sure is hidden in Arthur's guarded condo. Though amateurs, these rookie thieves know the building better than anyone. Turns out they've been casing the place for years, they just didn't know it.
8.
Four Christmases (2008)
No one enjoys the holidays more than Brad and Kate. Every December 25th, this happily unmarried, upscale San Francisco couple embark on a holiday tradition they have shared every year since they met--ditching their crazy families for a relaxing, fun-filled vacation in some sunny exotic locale. There, sipping margaritas by the pool, they toast the season, knowing they have once again avoided the chaos and emotional fallout of their four respective households: divorced parents, squabbling siblings, out-of-control kids and all the simmering resentments and awkward moments that are the hallmarks of every family Christmas. But not this year. Shorts and sunglasses packed, Brad and Kate are trapped at the San Francisco airport by a fogbank that cancels every outbound flight. Worse yet, they are caught on camera by a local news crew, revealing their whereabouts to the whole city--and to their families. With no escape and no excuses, they are now expected home by Brad's father. And Kate's mother. And Brad's mother. And Kate's father. Four Christmases in one day. As they brace themselves for a marathon of homecomings, Brad and Kate expect the worst--and that's exactly what they get. But as Brad counts down the minutes to their freedom, Kate surprisingly finds herself tuned to the ticking of a different clock. At the end of the day, each will gain a new perspective on where they came From--and where they're going. Getting to know themselves and each other as they really are could finally give them a chance at the kind of love they've only been playing at.
9.
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
In the heart of Paris lies a deadly secret. Half a world away in Los Angeles, Ambassador Han is about to disclose it. In his possession is explosive new evidence about the inner workings of the Triads--the most powerful and notorious crime syndicate in the world. The Ambassador has discovered the identity of Shy Shen, the very crux of the wide-ranging crime ring, and he's about to reveal it to the World Criminal Court--until he is silenced by an assassin's bullet. The Triads will go to any lengths to make sure their secrets stay buried, and there's only one hope for stopping them. LAPD Detective Carter and Chinese Inspector Lee are back--back where they don't belong. The unlikely duo is headed to the City of Lights to stop a global criminal conspiracy and save the life of an old friend, Ambassador Han's now-grown daughter, Soo Yung. They don't know the city, the language or even exactly what they're looking for, but their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day.
10.
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
A "cure" for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. The opposing viewpoints of mutant leaders Charles Xavier, who preaches tolerance, and Ma
11.
After the Sunset (2004) as Editor
Max "The King of Alibis" Burdett and his beautiful accomplice Lola have come to Paradise Island in the Bahamas, fresh off their final big score in which they lifted the second of the three famous Napoleon diamonds. With their financial future set, the couple is ready to relax and enjoy their hard-earned riches. But Stan, the FBI agent who has spent years in dogged but failed pursuit of Max, refuses to believe that his nemesis is actually calling it quits. He thinks that Max and Lola are actually plotting to steal the third Napoleon diamond--one of the three largest non-flawed diamonds in the world--which is coincidentally scheduled to arrive on Paradise Island as part of a touring cruise ship exhibition. Since he has no jurisdiction in the Caribbean country, Stan teams with a local cop and sets out to catch the sly Max and Lola in the act, while at the same time a local gangster has his own plans for the diamond. When the longtime adversaries meet up in paradise, Max quickly turns the tables and befriends the frustrated detective, showing him that Paradise Island has no shortage of pleasures to offer. But in order for Stan to figure out exactly what Max and Lola are up to, he will have to navigate all the twists and double-crosses of an action-packed story of friendship, suspicion and thievery.
12.
Shanghai Knights (2003) as Additional Editing
When a Chinese rebel murders Chon's estranged father and escapes to England, Chon and Roy make their way to London with revenge on their minds. Chon's sister, Lin, has the same idea, and uncovers a worldwide conspiracy to murder the royal family--but almost no one will believe her. With the help of a kindly Scotland Yard Inspector and a 10-year-old street urchin, the acrobatic Chon gives Victorian Britain a kick in the pants as he attempts to avenge his father's death--and keep the romance-minded Roy away from his sister.
13.
Honey (2003) as Editor
Honey Daniels has been waiting all her life to show the world her dance moves, and now everything she ever wanted is just a step away. For years, Honey's spirit and ambition have given her--as dancer and aspiring choreographer--the guts to move ahead, even when those who love her most have doubts ab
14.
Red Dragon (2002) as Editor
Ex-FBI agent Will Graham is an expert investigator who quit the Bureau after almost losing his life in the process of capturing the elusive Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Years later, after a series of particularly grisly murders, Graham reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement and assist in the mysteriou
15.
Rush Hour 2 (2001) as Editor
A Hong Kong trip turns into a working vacation when two detectives stumble on a counterfeiting ring.
16.
Scary Movie (2000) as Editor
Teen horror movie spoof.
17.
Family Man, The (2000) as Editor
Jack Campbell is a Wall Street trader living the high life in New York City. When Jack, who has forsaken all for the pursuit of money, becomes involved in a grocery store holdup, everything changes. He awakens the next morning, on a snowy Christmas day, lying in bed next to a wife--Kate, the college sweetheart he dumped when his career ambitions took hold--whom he never married, and in a house with two kids he never had. Now living in New Jersey in an alternate suburban universe, he has a chance to see how his life would have turned out had he married Kate and raised a family. Jack soon begins to feel strangely comfortable in the new role of loving husband and father, finding himself happy in the life he would have led had he made different choices as a young man.
18.
Rush Hour (1998) as Editor
As the FBI scrambles to save the life of the kidnapped daughter of the Chinese Consul, the diplomat hires trusted Hong Kong police detective Lee to find the girl. Unwilling to have their investigation invaded by a meddling outsider, the FBI assigns a rogue LAPD detective to keep Detective Lee away from the case at any cost. Carter, the detective, covertly embarks on a one-man crusade to solve the case, having first distracted Lee. Within hours, Carter realises he has greatly underestimated his Hong Kong counterpart, who has seen through his ruse, given Carter the slip, and landed in the middle of the FBI's investigation. Both excluded by the FBI, these two cops from very different worlds must join forces to save the young girl.
19.
Money Talks (1997) as Editor
On the weekend of his wedding, tabloid television journalist James Russell is in need of a scoop. He finds it when a famous jewel thief, Villard, escapes from prison while handcuffed to Franklin Hatchett, a ticket scalper. Once the burglar and Franklin are separated, the latter teams up with Russell to locate a Villard's hidden cache of diamonds.
20.
Most Wanted (1997) as Editor
Sargeant James Dunn, a decorated Desert Storm commando, is convicted of killing a superior officer and is sentenced to die in a military prison. He is visited by Lt Colonel Grant Casey, leader of an covert assassination squad known as the "Black Sheep." Casey offers Dunn a chance to escape from prison if he agrees to help kill a reclusive industrialist who is selling deadly biotech secrets on the black market. The hit goes terribly wrong resulting in the death of the First Lady who was attending the dedication of a medical building with the industrialist. Dunn discovers he has been set up as the triggerman and must rely on his survival skills to elude the massive manhunt tracking him through the streets of LA. To clear his name, Dunn kidnaps Dr Victoria Constantini, an eyewitness with a video of the assassination attempt. Nevertheless, his greatest obstacle remains the $10 million bounty on his head.
21.
Juror, The (1996) as Additional Editing
Annie Laird is a single mother who becomes embroiled in a dangerous game when she is chosen to serve as a juror in a trial of a powerful mobster. A vote to aquit is the only thing that ensures her and her son's safety, but the shadowy figure pulling the strings might not let it end there.
22.
Money Train (1995) as Additional Editing
Foster brothers, John and Charlie share a life-long dream of robbing the Money Train that collects millions of dollars each night from NYC subway stations. Only two things stand in their way: they're cops; and Donald Patterson, the hard-assed MTA chief, is their boss. They're his trains, it's his money, and he's never been robbed. But on New Year's Eve, the rates are going up...
23.
Showgirls (1995) as Editor
Nomi Malone is a fiercely independent young woman who comes to Las Vegas running from a troubled past. Looking for a break on the Las Vegas Strip, she lands a job as an erotic dancer at the Cheetah Club. But, to make ends meet, she also works as a lap dancer in the club's back room. Possessed of a raw and riveting dancing talent, Nomi is soon introduced to the vastly different world of the big Las Vegas shows--and the powerful men and women who run them. Zack, the handsome and ambitious entertainment director at the Stardust, could push Nomi into the spotlight. Cristal, the glamorous star of the stage show "Goddess," is inexorably drawn to Nomi's beauty and spirit and may make her... or break her. As the complex bonds of passion, jealousy and love form between them, Nomi is pulled deeper into the world she so desperately desires.
24.
Cool and the Crazy (1994) as Editor
A teenage newlywed jeopardizes her marriage when she falls for a punk with a violent streak.
25.
Shake, Rattle and Rock (1994) as Editor
Two teenagers, one black and one white, start a nightclub to showcase their rock 'n' roll singing talents but are challenged by conservative leaders of the community.
26.
Runaway Daughters (1994) as Editor
Afraid she is pregnant, a girl sets out with two pals to find her boyfriend, who has gone to join the navy.
27.
Motorcycle Gang (1994) as Editor
A dysfunctional family must work together to rescue their teenage daughter from a motorcycle gang.
28.
Nowhere To Run (1993) as Editor
An escaped convict befriends a young widow and helps her battle corrupt land developers who want to force her off her land.
29.
Striking Distance (1993) as Editor
Tom Hardy is a maverick cop who's not afraid to rock the boat in pursuit of a sadistic serial killer. Demoted to river patrol after suggesting the killer may be a fellow police officer, he initiates an unauthorized investigation.
30.
Last Boy Scout, The (1991) as Film Editor
In this entertaining early '90s classic, a former Secret Service agent teams up with a former pro-football star to solve the mysterious murder of his girlfriend. This is a must-see for any action-film aficionados. Starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Halle Berry, Taylor Negron and Chelsea Field.
31.
Stone Cold (1991) as Editor
An undercover cop infiltrates then overcomes a tough biker gang.
32.
Rich Girl (1991) as Editor
A spoiled, wealthy girl falls for a rock 'n' roll singer in the club where she works.
33.
Parker Kane (1990) as Editor
A private investigator who was thrown out of the police force for strange behavior and unconventional crime-busting methods opens his own operation in the back booth of a diner in Long Beach, California. Investigating the death of a close friend, Parker stumbles onto a dangerous toxic-waste dumping
34.
I Come In Peace (1990) as Editor
Two human cops track down a ruthless alien fugitive who forcibly overdoses his victims with heroin in order to siphon off the endorphins it produces in the human brain, an illegal narcotic on his own planet.
35.
License to Drive (1988) as Additional Editing
after failing his driving test a young boy steals his grandfather's car for the night in order to take out a date.
36.
Action Jackson (1988) as Editor
A tough-as-nails Detroit cop keeps after a murderous auto executive in the bullet-filled thriller "Action Jackson" (1988). When a vicious auto magnate decides the best way to eliminate the competition is to actually eliminate the competition, off-the-rails lawman Jericho 'Action' Jackson is there to take him down. Starring Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Sharon Stone and Vanity.
37.
Predator (1987) as Editor
Sent to eliminate a gun-running camp in Central America, Major Dutch Schaeffer and his commandos encounter a skilled, seemingly invisible assassin. As members of their unit begin to disappear, Schaeffer and his soldiers suspect that that their hunter is not of this earth.
38.
Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) as Additional Editing
Terry (Whoopi Goldberg) works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a strange message from an unknown source. The message is coded. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is chased. Throughout she remains in contact with this unknown person, who needs Terry to help save his life.
39.
Return of the Living Dead, The (1985) as Additional Editing
A horror parody of George Romero's "Living Dead" trilogy based on a story by John Russo, who coauthored the script to Romero's original film and shares story rights. Set mostly in a medical supply house owned by Burt (Clu Gulager) and run by Frank (James Karen), the movie details the events of a night in which an experimental nerve gas pioneered by the military leaks and brings the dead back to life.
40.
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) as Editor
Rambo is pulled from a federal prison to lead a mission into Vietnam to rescue surviving POW's from the Vietnam War.
41.
Ninja III--The Domination (1984) as Assistant Editor
An evil ninja arrives from Japan and wreaks havoc on a golf course until the police pump him full of bullets in a sandtrap. With his last energy, he throws a smoke bomb and under its cover crawls into a phone company van driven by pretty telephone lineperson and aerobics instructor Christie. As he dies there, his soul possesses her body, much to the consternation of her boy friend, cop Secord. She periodically uses exotic Eastern skills to slaughter the evil ninja's foes until good ninja Yamada comes to her rescue.
42.
Breakin' (1984) as Editor Supervisor
Three struggling dancers create a dazzling break-dancing act.
43.
Roman Zair (1983) as Editor
44.
Revenge Of The Ninja (1983) as Editor
45.
Last American Virgin, The (1982) as Assistant Editor
The misadventures of a teenager named Gary, who is mortified over the fact that he is still a virgin, and determined to change the situation.
46.
Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979) as Assistant Editor
A high-school hellcat will stop at nothing to meet her favorite band-The Ramones.

Music (feature film)

47.
Scary Movie (2000) as Song ("I'M The Killer")
Teen horror movie spoof.
48.
Revenge Of The Ninja (1983) as Music Editor

Sound (feature film)

49.
Roman Zair (1983) as Sound Editor (Music)

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

50.
Season of the Witch (2011)
Two 14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks deduce her powers could be the source of the Black Plague.
51.
Final Destination, The (2009)
On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O'Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him.

Editing (special)

52.
Split Personality (1992) as Editor
An episode of "Tales From the Crypt," the horror anthology series. A con man persuades wealthy twins to marry him and his nonexistent twin. When the women discover the scam, they decide to share their new husband -- literally.

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