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Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 25, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: director, screenwriter, actor, lighting assistant, TV editor

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The son of blacklisted composer Sol Kaplan and an early protege of Roger Corman, Kaplan directed several competent exploitation films in the 1970s before graduating to somewhat more character-driven features in the 80s. Some of his most notable works of include the "troubled teens" movie, "Over the Edge" (1979), and the racing car saga, "Heart Like a Wheel" (1983), which boasted a fine performance by Bonnie Bedelia.

The son of blacklisted composer Sol Kaplan and an early protege of Roger Corman, Kaplan directed several competent exploitation films in the 1970s before graduating to somewhat more character-driven features in the 80s. Some of his most notable works of include the "troubled teens" movie, "Over the Edge" (1979), and the racing car saga, "Heart Like a Wheel" (1983), which boasted a fine performance by Bonnie Bedelia.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Brokedown Palace (1999) Director
2.
  Bad Girls (1994) Director
3.
  Reform School Girl (1994) Director
4.
  Love Field (1992) Director
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  Unlawful Entry (1992) Director
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  Immediate Family (1989) Director
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  Accused, The (1988) Director
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  Project X (1987) Director
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  Heart Like A Wheel (1983) Director
10.
  Death Ride To Osaka (1983) Director

CAST: (feature film)

3.
 Hollywood Boulevard (1976) Scotty
4.
 Cannonball (1976)
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1973:
Film directorial debut, "The Slams"
1975:
Debut as screenwriter (also directed), "White Line Fever"
1976:
Feature acting debut, "Hollywood Boulevard"

Education

University of Chicago: Chicago , Illinois -
Institute of Film and TV, New York University: New York , New York -

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wife:
Julie Selzer. Casting director.

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father:
Sol Kaplan. Composer. Blacklisted 1954; died November 14, 1990.
mother:
Frances Heflin. Actor.
uncle:
Van Heflin. Actor. Popular star of the 1940s and 50s; won Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Johnny Eager" (1941).
sister:
Nora Heflin. Actor.
sister:
Maddy Kaplan. Actor.
daughter:
Molly Kaplan. Born c. 1992; mother, Julie Selzer.
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