Monte Hellman


Director

About

Birth Place
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born
July 12, 1932

Biography

Hellman began his career under the guidance of Roger Corman and showed considerable promise with his off-beat 1960s Westerns and his Warren Oates vehicles of the 70s, particularly "Two-Lane Blacktop" (1971). Lack of commercial success subsequently stymied his directing career....

Family & Companions

Emma Webster
Wife

Biography

Hellman began his career under the guidance of Roger Corman and showed considerable promise with his off-beat 1960s Westerns and his Warren Oates vehicles of the 70s, particularly "Two-Lane Blacktop" (1971). Lack of commercial success subsequently stymied his directing career.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Road to Nowhere (2011)
Director
Trapped Ashes (2006)
Director
Silent Night Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989)
Director
Iguana (1988)
Director
China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)
Director
Call Him Mr. Shatter (1975)
Director
Cockfighter (1974)
Director
Ride in the Whirlwind (1972)
Director
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Director
The Shooting (1966)
Director
Flight to Fury (1966)
Director
Back Door to Hell (1964)
Director
The Terror (1963)
Assistant Director
The Terror (1963)
Uncredited Director collab
Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961)
Director pre-titl seq
Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

A Fuller Life (2013)
Himself
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
Himself
L.A. Without a Map (1999)
Himself
Room 666 (1984)
Himself
The Christian Licorice Store (1971)
Joseph

Writer (Feature Film)

Silent Night Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989)
From Story
Iguana (1988)
Screenwriter
China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)
Screenplay
Flight to Fury (1966)
Story

Producer (Feature Film)

Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Executive Producer
China 9, Liberty 37 (1978)
Producer
Ride in the Whirlwind (1972)
Producer
The Shooting (1966)
Producer

Editing (Feature Film)

The Ghost Brigade (1993)
Editor
Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)
Editing
Iguana (1988)
Editor
The Killer Elite (1975)
Editor
Ride in the Whirlwind (1972)
Film Editor
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Film Editor
How To Make It (1969)
Film Editor
A Time for Killing (1967)
Film Editor
The Wild Angels (1966)
Film Editor
The Shooting (1966)
Film Editor
Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965)
Film Editor

Post Production (Feature Film)

Avalanche Express (1979)
Post-Production

Special Thanks (Feature Film)

The Westing Game (1997)
Special Thanks To

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
Other
L.A. Without a Map (1999)
Other
Room 666 (1984)
Other

Cast (Special)

Quentin Tarantino: Hollywood's Boy Wonder (1994)
Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron (1993)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Ride In The Whirlwind (1972) - Fell On His Knife (Harry) Dean Stanton as “Blind” Dick and his gang, holed up after a robbery, have decided to be friendly with cow-punchers Vern, Otis and Wes (Cameron Mitchell, Tom Filer and Jack Nicholson, who also wrote the script), who are nervous after finding a hanged guy earlier, in Ride In The Whirlwind, 1972.
Ride In The Whirlwind (1972) - Human Fruit After a long prologue in which some other guys robbed a stagecoach, we meet Vern (Cameron Mitchell), Otis (Tom Filer) and Wes (Jack Nicholson, who also wrote the original screenplay) apparently not far away, making a grim discovery, Monte Hellman directing, in Ride In The Whirlwind, 1972.
Ride In The Whirlwind (1972) - What Way To Run Innocent cowhands Wes (Jack Nicholson, also the screenwriter) and Vern (Cameron Mitchell), on the run from a posse that believes they’re robbers, have taken mom Catherine (Katherine Squire) hostage, and must keep daughter Abigail (Millie Perkins) quiet, in director Monte Hellman’s Ride In The Whirlwind, 1972.
Shooting, The (1967) - A Good Friend Shot Dead Little revealed in the credits except that Warren Oates (as “Gashade”) is riding alone and somewhat irritated, when he comes upon traces of maybe nutty Coley (Will Hutchins), opening director Monte Hellman’s The Shooting, 1967, co-produced by co-star Jack Nicholson.
Shooting, The (1967) - I Don't Give A Curly Hair Gashade (Warren Oates) and sidekick Coley (Will Hutchins) are working as trackers for Millie Perkins, who still hasn’t revealed her name or her business, but they were joined the evening before by the taciturn Billy Spear (Jack Nicholson), evidently a hired gun, in Monte Hellman’s The Shooting, 1967.
Shooting, The (1967) - Straight Ahead A Bit To The Right Director Monte Hellman starts taking liberties with the narrative, as Gashade (Warren Oates) has confiscated the gun of goofy Coley (Will Hutchins), who’s friend was murdered by parties unknown, as they are approached by a stranger who turns out to be Millie Perkins, in The Shooting, 1967.
Two-Lane Blacktop - Maybelline "GTO" (Warren Oates) is singing along with Chuck Berry's "Maybelline" when he picks up a hitcher with sexual intentions (Harry Dean Stanton) in director Monte Hellman's Two-Lane Blacktop, 1971.
Two-Lane Blacktop - GTO "GTO" (Warren Oates) picks up a hitcher headed for Amarillo (Bill Keller) and quickly doubles the amount of dialogue spoken in the opening 20-minutes of Two-Lane Blacktop, 1971.
Two-Lane Blacktop - Burnout After "The Mechanic" (Dennis Wilson) preps the car, "The Driver" (James Taylor) gets into his drag-race zone in the final scene from director Monte Hellman's Two-Lane Blacktop, 1971.
Two-Lane Blacktop - The Girl "The Girl" (Laurie Bird), her motivations obscure, joins "The Driver" (James Taylor) and "The Mechanic" (Dennis Wilson) while they're stopped at an Arizona diner in Two-Lane Blacktop 1971.
Two-Lane Blacktop - Take A Truce "The Mechanic" (Dennis Wilson) calms tensions between race rivals "GTO" (Warren Oates), and "The Driver" (James Taylor) while "The Girl" (Laurie Bird) drifts between the poles in Two-Lane Blacktop, 1971.
Two-Lane Blacktop - Some Freaky Bugs The original "Me and Bobby McGee" plays in the background after "The Driver" (James Taylor) and "The Girl" (Laurie Bird) discuss cicadas and "GTO" (Warren Oates) smolders at the gas pumps, in Two-Lane Blacktop, 1971.

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Companions

Emma Webster
Wife

Bibliography