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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Producer (feature film)

1.
Last Brickmaker in America, The (2001) as Producer
Henry Cobb, a master brickmaker, restores his own damaged soul through an unlikely friendship with a troubled young boy.<P>Henry, a warm and honest man, has worked his family brickyard for 57 years. From dusk to dawn every day but Sunday, every week of the year, he has proudly put his blood and swea
2.
Keys to Her Past (1999) as Co-Producer
Haunted by memories of her missing son, a forensic pathologist aids the police in the Florida Keys in solving a murder case.
3.
Simple Life of Noah Dearborn, The (1999) as Producer
An aging carpenter fights developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
4.
Miss Evers' Boys (1997) as Producer
Drama about the controversial Tuskegee, Alabama, syphilis experiments of the 1930s and 1940s, performed on unknowing black men. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by David Feldshuh. The story centers on nurse Eunice Evers who works at Tuskegee Hospital in 1932 to assist in caring for poor black men with syphilis. Government funding becomes available to study syphilitic African-American men who will receive no medical treatment as a way to establish whether the disease affects blacks and whites differently. Evers reluctantly goes along, lying to the men while giving them only vitamins and tonics. As the years pass, the afflicted men never receive treatment. Eventually all the men die and the full truth of the inhumane experiment is revealed in a U.S. Senate hearing decades later.
5.
Death Benefit (1996) as Co-Producer
A television movie based on David Heilbroner's true-crime book. A Kentucky corporate attorney is so obsessed with proving that the death of a young girl was not accidental but rather the result of murder by the beneficiary of her insurance policy, that he is prepared to sacrifice his career as well
6.
Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (1993) as Producer
A television movie based on actual events concerning the rescue of a single-engine Cesna airplane lost over the Pacific. Low on fuel, the pilot of the Cessna radios for help; the only plane anywhere near his position is a commercial airliner. Although they have contact, the single-engine pilot canno
7.
Chrome Soldiers (1992) as Producer
A group of Vietnam veterans form a motorcycle brigade to combat drug dealers in their community.
8.
Littlest Victims, The (1989) as Co-Producer
A movie based on the true story of Dr. James Oleske, a Newark, New Jersey-based pediatrician who was credited with being one of the first physicians in the U.S. to detect the AIDS virus in children.
9.
Unconquered (1989) as Supervising Producer
The true story of Richmond Flowers Jr who overcame illness, a physical handicap and the derision of his classmates because of his father's liberal views on integration, to become a world-class hurdler and football star.
10.
Red Spider, The (1987) as Co-Producer
A movie based on characters from William J. Caunitz's novel "One Police Plaza" (which was a CBS telefilm in 1986), about a bizarre murder which taxes routine police procedures.
11.
One Terrific Guy (1986) as Associate Producer
Charlie Brennan, a high school biology teacher and baseball coach, persuades female students to participate in bogus sex research. He becomes the target of parents of a student who has been one of his subjects. But the parents encounter hostility and ostracism in their efforts to press criminal char
12.
That Secret Sunday (1986) as Associate Producer
A police cover-up of the murder of two young women at a wild party and the possible faking of a story by an overzealous young reporter seeking instant newspaper stardom is the theme of this suspense drama, filmed entirely in Vancouver as "Betrayal of Trust."
13.
Stark: Mirror Image (1986) as Associate Producer
Nicolas Surovy returns as Sgt. Evan Stark, the no-nonsense police detective from Wichita, a role he had created in the 1985 TV movie, "Stark," this time prowling the Las Vegas strip in search of his partner's killer. Both Dennis Hopper, as Lt. Ron Bliss, the Vegas police chief with whom Stark has a
14.
Revenge of The Pink Panther (1978) as Associate Producer
Inspector Clouseau fakes his own death so he can track the mystery man who's been trying to kill him.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

15.
Return Of The Pink Panther, The (1975) as Assistant Director (United Kingdom)
The third installation in the Pink Panther series.
16.
Maids, The (1974) as Assistant Director
A film version of Genet's play. Two maids, Solange and Claire, hate their employers and, while they are out, take turns at dressing up as Madame and insulting her.
17.
Dracula (1974)
A lavish, atmospheric new version of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror with Jack Palance heading a stellar British cast as the bloodthirsty count.

Sound (feature film)

18.
From Russia With Love (1964) as Boom Operator
James Bond searches Istanbul for a stolen Russian decoding.
19.
Only Two Can Play (1962) as Boom Operator
A Welsh librarian fed up with his meager, married existence meets a beautiful woman with whom he tries to consummate an affair.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

20.
Best Friends For Life (1998) as Line Producer
Sarah and Harriet have been best friends since childhood. They married at the same time, had children within the same year and now find themselves facing uncertain futures after the sudden deaths of their husbands. Though they have much in common, Sarah is a relaxed nature lover, while Harriet is in
21.
Livin' Large (1991) as Line Producer
A young black man tries to maintain his identity while pursuing a career in television news.
22.
Sudie & Simpson (1990)
A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
23.
Dances With Wolves (1990) as Line Producer
A soldier stationed in North Dakota leaves his post to join a nearby Sioux tribe.
24.
Unconquered (1989)
The true story of Richmond Flowers Jr who overcame illness, a physical handicap and the derision of his classmates because of his father's liberal views on integration, to become a world-class hurdler and football star.
25.
Stark: Mirror Image (1986)
Nicolas Surovy returns as Sgt. Evan Stark, the no-nonsense police detective from Wichita, a role he had created in the 1985 TV movie, "Stark," this time prowling the Las Vegas strip in search of his partner's killer. Both Dennis Hopper, as Lt. Ron Bliss, the Vegas police chief with whom Stark has a
26.
Jewel of the Nile (1985) as Production Manager
An adventurer comes to the aid of a romance novelist kidnapped by an Arab potentate.
27.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) as Production Supervisor
After driving his boss to insanity, Inspector Clouseau has to stop him from destroying the world.
28.
Straw Dogs (1972) as Prod supv
Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do contruction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.
29.
Underground (1970) as Production Manager
Occupied France during WWII. The American Dawson parachutes over France and gets in contact with the French resistance. He has a plan to kidnap the German general Stryker.
30.
The Italian Job (1969) as Production Manager
A stylish robber plans to steal a gold shipment.
31.
The Strange Affair (1968) as Production Manager

Film Production - Unit (feature film)

32.
Last Brickmaker in America, The (2001) as Unit Production Manager
Henry Cobb, a master brickmaker, restores his own damaged soul through an unlikely friendship with a troubled young boy.<P>Henry, a warm and honest man, has worked his family brickyard for 57 years. From dusk to dawn every day but Sunday, every week of the year, he has proudly put his blood and swea
33.
Simple Life of Noah Dearborn, The (1999) as Unit Production Manager
An aging carpenter fights developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.
34.
Hit and Run (1999) as Unit Production Manager
Joanna Kendall is the perfect wife and mother putting her career on hold to raise her two children, but her life is shattered when she accidentally hits a young girl with her car. She leaves the scene to call for help and upon returning finds that a crowd has gathered. Not knowing that she was respo
35.
Keys to Her Past (1999) as Unit Production Manager
Haunted by memories of her missing son, a forensic pathologist aids the police in the Florida Keys in solving a murder case.
36.
Ronin (1998) as Unit Production Manager
A group of five experts is assembled to retrieve a mysterious briefcase from an equally mysterious group of criminals. American strategist Sam joins French coordinator Vincent, German electronics expert Gregor, American driver Larry and British veteran Spence. They begin in Paris but soon follow the
37.
Best Friends For Life (1998) as Unit Production Manager
Sarah and Harriet have been best friends since childhood. They married at the same time, had children within the same year and now find themselves facing uncertain futures after the sudden deaths of their husbands. Though they have much in common, Sarah is a relaxed nature lover, while Harriet is in
38.
Species II (1998) as Unit Production Manager
After being infected during by an alien during a mission to Mars, an astronaut returns to Earth and seeks out his mate--the beautiful but deadly Sil. Astronaut Ross discovers that each time he has sex, the woman is impregated with an alien that kills her in childbirth. Sil wants to mate with Ross to produce a more perfect alien offspring, and the assassin hired to dispatch the aliens hopes that she will lead him to Ross and his violent offspring.
39.
Miss Evers' Boys (1997) as Unit Production Manager
Drama about the controversial Tuskegee, Alabama, syphilis experiments of the 1930s and 1940s, performed on unknowing black men. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by David Feldshuh. The story centers on nurse Eunice Evers who works at Tuskegee Hospital in 1932 to assist in caring for poor black men with syphilis. Government funding becomes available to study syphilitic African-American men who will receive no medical treatment as a way to establish whether the disease affects blacks and whites differently. Evers reluctantly goes along, lying to the men while giving them only vitamins and tonics. As the years pass, the afflicted men never receive treatment. Eventually all the men die and the full truth of the inhumane experiment is revealed in a U.S. Senate hearing decades later.
40.
Death Benefit (1996) as Unit Production Manager
A television movie based on David Heilbroner's true-crime book. A Kentucky corporate attorney is so obsessed with proving that the death of a young girl was not accidental but rather the result of murder by the beneficiary of her insurance policy, that he is prepared to sacrifice his career as well
41.
Her Last Chance (1996) as Unit Production Manager
A troubled teenager is wrongly accused of the murder of her boyfriend. Her widowed mother is determined to help her prove her innocence.
42.
Redwood Curtain (1995) as Unit Production Manager
Adaptation of Lanford Wilson's play about an adopted teenage Amerasian girl searching for the truth about her birth parents -- an American GI and a Vietnamese woman who met during the Vietnam War.
43.
Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (1993) as Unit Production Manager
A television movie based on actual events concerning the rescue of a single-engine Cesna airplane lost over the Pacific. Low on fuel, the pilot of the Cessna radios for help; the only plane anywhere near his position is a commercial airliner. Although they have contact, the single-engine pilot canno
44.
Blind Spot (1993) as Unit Production Manager
An ambitious congresswoman's personal and professional life is affected when her daughter-in-law, a young widow and new mother becomes addicted to cocaine.
45.
Chrome Soldiers (1992) as Unit Production Manager
A group of Vietnam veterans form a motorcycle brigade to combat drug dealers in their community.
46.
Livin' Large (1991) as Unit Production Manager
A young black man tries to maintain his identity while pursuing a career in television news.
47.
Dances With Wolves (1990) as Unit Production Manager
A soldier stationed in North Dakota leaves his post to join a nearby Sioux tribe.
48.
Nairobi Affair (1984) as Unit Production Manager
A variation of filmdom's old great-white-hunter tales pits the owner of a photographic safari camp against his long-estranged, ex-Green Beret son (now hunting poachers for the Kenyan government) over that latter's former wife, but romance takes a back seat while they all join forces to track down a

Film Production - Unit (special)

49.
Sisters (1990) as Unit Production Manager
A pilot for a series not picked up by CBS. Focuses on three sisters living in Manhattan and the special relationship they share. The eldest sister lives with her boyfriend but is unwilling to marry him. The middle sister is newly divorced and raises her daughter while holding down a job in the fashi

Film Production - Unit (special)

50.
Scarlett (1994) as Unit Production Manager
An eight-hour miniseries based on Alexandra Ripley's novel, "Scarlett," the sequel to "Gone With the Wind." Scarlett O'Hara travels to Ireland to be with family and escape the confusion of her rocky marriage to Rhett Butler.<P>Separated from Scarlett and seeking a divorce, Rhett is now pursued passi
51.
Grass Roots (1992) as Unit Production Manager
A two-part miniseries based on the novel by Stuart Woods. A respected lawyer/politician about to undertake a campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate is forced to defend a young white man for the brutal murder of a black activist. Sequel to the 1983 miniseries "Chiefs."

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