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Born: July 22, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
First Reformed (2017)
Reverend Ernst Toller is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its ne
2.
Dog Eat Dog (2016)
Ex-cons Troy, Mad Dog and Diesel are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a baby for a large ransom. When the abduction goes awry, the trio find themselves on the run from the mob and the cops. Vowing to stay out of prison at all costs, getting away with the crime is literally a matter of life a
3.
Dying of the Light, The (2014)
Veteran CIA agent Evan Lake receives orders to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.
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5.
Adam Resurrected (2008)
A Jewish circus entertainer is kept alive by the Nazis to entertain Jews as they march to their deaths. He ends up in an asylum for Holocaust survivors, fighting to survive the madness around him.
6.
Walker, The (2007)
Carter Page is a well-heeled and popular socialite who serves as confidant, companion, and card partner to some of the capitol's leading ladies. These pampered women are married to the most powerful men in America, and when their husbands are too busy running the country to attend to their wives, th
8.
Auto Focus (2002)
Based on true story, a glimpse into the colorful life, and mysterious death, of actor Bob Crane. Handsome and charming, Crane became well known as the star of CBS' hit comedy "Hogan's Heroes" (1965-1971). Capitalizing on his fame, Crane dove into the freewheeling spirit of the times with relish, hav
9.
Affliction (1997) as Director
Wade Whitehouse is the sheriff of Lawford, New Hampshire who has rarely risen to any challenge and has remained, despite his age, an overgrown teenager. He is a glorified crossing guard in this quiet, dreary town. On the first day of deer season, Wade's friend Jack takes a wealthy businessman out to
10.
Touch (1997)
Juvenal is an innocent young man who has the rare -- possibly miraculous -- ability to heal people with his hands. When his healing touch comes to public attention, he is sought out by an assortment of characters who stand to gain from his gift, including a zany religious zealot and an opportunistic
11.
Witch Hunt (1994)
Set in 1950s Hollywood, where magic is legal and everyone uses it. A U.S. Senator, running for the Presidency on an anti-magic platform, plans to seal his bid for the White House by burning a witch at the stake. A detective, involved in a case about a murdered producer, tries to save the witch, who
12.
Light Sleeper (1992)
Set in New York City, a disillusioned drug "delivery boy" tries to make something of his life at the age of 40.
13.
Comfort of Strangers, The (1990)
While on holiday in Venice, an English couple on the verge of separating find themselves inexplicably drawn to a mysterious local and his long-suffering wife.
14.
Patty Hearst (1988) as Director
Based on Hearst's own memoirs, a retelling of her 1974 kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army and her subsequent involvement with the self-styled revolutionaries.
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16.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
The fragments of an autobiography by the self-destructive Japanese writer, Yukio Mishima.
17.
Cat People (1981)
Irina, a beautiful and mysterious young woman travels to New Orleans to meet her brother, Paul for the first time. What Irina doesn''t know is that Paul harbors an ancient secret about their family. A secret that threatens to destroy them both.
18.
American Gigolo (1980) as Director
Magnetic Julian Kaye, a handsome Hollywood male prostitute, makes a lucrative living as an escort to older--wealthy--women in Los Angeles. Normally disinterested in emotional entanglements, he begins a relationship with Michelle, the local senator''s wife, and the both fall in love. In the interim, he is framed in a kinky murder case, and tracks down the pimp who''s responsible for blaming him. Julian watches in horror as the pimp himself is killed, and then finds himself faced with prison unless the politician''s wife provides him with an alibi.
19.
Hardcore (1979) as Director
When Michigan businessman Jake Van Dorn lets his teenage daughter go on a church trip to California, she never returns. Jake hires Los Angeles investigator Andy Mast to look for her, and Mast turns up a pornographic film she''s recently appeared in. Both stunned and increasingly disappointed with the police, Jake travels to California where he poses as an adult-film producer in hopes of finding someone who''s seen his little girl.
20.
Blue Collar (1978)
Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only 600 dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some 'hot' material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost 10,000 dollars by their robbery.

Cast (feature film)

21.
Dog Eat Dog (2016)
Ex-cons Troy, Mad Dog and Diesel are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a baby for a large ransom. When the abduction goes awry, the trio find themselves on the run from the mob and the cops. Vowing to stay out of prison at all costs, getting away with the crime is literally a matter of life a
22.
Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting-used to produce the mythical book Hitchcock/Truffaut-this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time
23.
Eames: The Architect & the Painter (2011)
The "Eames Era" began in the optimistic flush of American victory during World War II, and the global impact of the Eames aesthetic continues to grow unabated today. With Eames: The Architect and the Painter, Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey have made a definitive and unprecedented cinematic foray into th
24.
Tales from the Script (2009)
Screenwriters ranging from newcomers to living legends share their triumphs and hardships in this probing odyssey through the world of movie storytelling. Candid and unafraid to name names, dozens of participants reveal the fascinating creative adventures that gave birth to notorious flops and belov
25.
Hollywood Mavericks (1990)
A documentary about some of Hollywood's unorthodox film directors.

Writer (feature film)

27.
First Reformed (2017)
Reverend Ernst Toller is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its ne
28.
Dying of the Light, The (2014)
Veteran CIA agent Evan Lake receives orders to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his sworn enemy.
29.
Walker, The (2007)
Carter Page is a well-heeled and popular socialite who serves as confidant, companion, and card partner to some of the capitol's leading ladies. These pampered women are married to the most powerful men in America, and when their husbands are too busy running the country to attend to their wives, th
30.
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
Sirens screaming and lights flashing, a New York City ambulance speeds through the night. Its drivers are paramedics working the graveyard shift--men who come face-to-face with the dead and the dying on a daily basis. Burnt out from one too many nights on the job, they are nearly as broken as the bo
31.
Affliction (1997) as Screenwriter
Wade Whitehouse is the sheriff of Lawford, New Hampshire who has rarely risen to any challenge and has remained, despite his age, an overgrown teenager. He is a glorified crossing guard in this quiet, dreary town. On the first day of deer season, Wade's friend Jack takes a wealthy businessman out to
32.
Touch (1997)
Juvenal is an innocent young man who has the rare -- possibly miraculous -- ability to heal people with his hands. When his healing touch comes to public attention, he is sought out by an assortment of characters who stand to gain from his gift, including a zany religious zealot and an opportunistic
33.
City Hall (1996)
To a young idealist like New York City's Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun life is either black or white, but to a veteran politician like Mayor John Pappas the game is played in various shades of gray. Together, they are a formidable team that deftly handles the daily crossfire of crime, poverty and urban
34.
City Hall (1996)
To a young idealist like New York City's Deputy Mayor Kevin Calhoun life is either black or white, but to a veteran politician like Mayor John Pappas the game is played in various shades of gray. Together, they are a formidable team that deftly handles the daily crossfire of crime, poverty and urban
35.
Light Sleeper (1992)
Set in New York City, a disillusioned drug "delivery boy" tries to make something of his life at the age of 40.
36.
Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988)
A depiction of Christ's life including a vision of what his life might have been like had he not been crucified.
37.
38.
Mosquito Coast, The (1986)
Allie Fox and his wife take their family to Central America to build a paradise that doesn't take.
39.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
The fragments of an autobiography by the self-destructive Japanese writer, Yukio Mishima.
40.
American Gigolo (1980) as Screenwriter
Magnetic Julian Kaye, a handsome Hollywood male prostitute, makes a lucrative living as an escort to older--wealthy--women in Los Angeles. Normally disinterested in emotional entanglements, he begins a relationship with Michelle, the local senator''s wife, and the both fall in love. In the interim, he is framed in a kinky murder case, and tracks down the pimp who''s responsible for blaming him. Julian watches in horror as the pimp himself is killed, and then finds himself faced with prison unless the politician''s wife provides him with an alibi.
41.
Old Boyfriends (1979) as Screenwriter
42.
Hardcore (1979) as Screenwriter
When Michigan businessman Jake Van Dorn lets his teenage daughter go on a church trip to California, she never returns. Jake hires Los Angeles investigator Andy Mast to look for her, and Mast turns up a pornographic film she''s recently appeared in. Both stunned and increasingly disappointed with the police, Jake travels to California where he poses as an adult-film producer in hopes of finding someone who''s seen his little girl.
43.
Blue Collar (1978)
Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only 600 dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some 'hot' material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost 10,000 dollars by their robbery.
44.
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero. Some greedy thugs decide that they want to steal a number of silver dollars from him. In the process they also manage to kill his wife and son and destroy his hand. The Major wants revenge so he enlists the help of his war buddy Johnny to meet the thugs in a final showdown.
45.
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero. Some greedy thugs decide that they want to steal a number of silver dollars from him. In the process they also manage to kill his wife and son and destroy his hand. The Major wants revenge so he enlists the help of his war buddy Johnny to meet the thugs in a final showdown.
46.
Obsession (1976)
A businessman falls in love with a double for his murdered wife.
47.
Obsession (1976)
A businessman falls in love with a double for his murdered wife.
48.
Taxi Driver (1976)
A loner becomes fixated on a teen prostitute.
49.
The Yakuza (1974)
Trying to help a kidnapped girl puts a private eye on the wrong side of the Yakuza.

Producer (feature film)

50.
51.
Old Boyfriends (1979) as Executive Producer

Music (feature film)

52.
Auto Focus (2002)
Based on true story, a glimpse into the colorful life, and mysterious death, of actor Bob Crane. Handsome and charming, Crane became well known as the star of CBS' hit comedy "Hogan's Heroes" (1965-1971). Capitalizing on his fame, Crane dove into the freewheeling spirit of the times with relish, hav
53.
Civil Action, A (1998)
Jan Schlichtmann, a lawyer with a desire to achieve financial and material success without losing his belief in the justice system, agrees to take on two powerful corporations (Beatrice Foods and W.R. Grace) when members of eight families in the Boston industrial suburb of Woburn are stricken with leukemia due to toxic poisoning in their tap water. Instead of being a quick-win case, it becomes a financial black hole into which Schlictmann pours $2.5 million as he fights for years against the bottomless coffers of the corporate world. Though he eventually negotiates an $8,000,000 settlement from W.R. Grace, he falls into a personal state of financial ruin in the process.
54.
Blue Collar (1978)
Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only 600 dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some 'hot' material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost 10,000 dollars by their robbery.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

55.
Dog Eat Dog (2016)
Ex-cons Troy, Mad Dog and Diesel are hired by an eccentric mob boss to kidnap a baby for a large ransom. When the abduction goes awry, the trio find themselves on the run from the mob and the cops. Vowing to stay out of prison at all costs, getting away with the crime is literally a matter of life a
57.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man.

Special Thanks (feature film)

58.
Waiting for Guffman (1996)
A mockumentary set in the fictional town of Blaine, Missouri in which creative citizens prepare a multi-media pageant celebrating the 150th anniversary of their city.

Cast (special)

59.
Nick Nolte (1999) as Interviewee
Profile of actor Nick Nolte.
60.
Hollywood Fashion Machine, The (1995)
Documentary chronicling the impact of Hollywood on the fashion world.
61.
Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer (1990)
A documentary about director, screenwriter and playwright Preston Sturges. The program includes extensive clips from Sturges's feature films as well as interviews with friends and associates.
62.
Martin Scorsese Directs (1990)
A documentary about director Martin Scorsese. This portrait captures the director at work on his film, "Good Fellas," and features interviews with directors, actors, and associates.

Director (TV Mini-Series)

63.

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

64.

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