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Born: May 10, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Producer ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
20 Dates (1998) as Voice Of The Producer
Mockumentary that follows director, Myles Berkowitz, who wants to make a film about his real-life quest to find a girlfriend. Myles somehow convinces a producer with a questionable background, that this venture should be financed. The professionally ambitious, lovelorn director secures a $66,000 bud

Writer (feature film)

2.
Immortals, The (1995) as From Story
An elaborate heist unites eight strangers in a simultaneous assault on targets all over the city. Recruited by a nightclub owner, four teams launch a brutal cross-town attack to retrieve suitcases full of cash. But as the violence escalates, the team members discover just who their real target has b

Producer (feature film)

3.
Pandas (2018)
4.
Exposed (2016)
5.
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2008)
A busy TV executive, at the top of her professional game, is unlucky in love. When she meets a magnetic younger man, she nervously weighs her prospects with her life already complicated by the romantic troubles of her growing daughter.
6.
Rescue Dawn (2007)
Dieter Dengler dreamed of flying since his childhood in wartime Germany, which is why he volunteered to become a Navy pilot after his family moved to America. The only place he ever wanted to be was in the sky, but now, on his very first top-secret mission over Laos, his plane is shot down to earth.
7.
Anna Nicole (2007)
The turbulent life and death of model, stripper, pop icon, Anna Nicole Smith.
8.
American Loser (2007)
Money can't buy love, and Jeff admittedly needs some help in that department. A walking mess from the Upper East Side of Manhattan, he needs someone to help him get it together. Enter Lynn - a hot, blonde gold-digger who has many reasons to give him the push he needs.
9.
Flock, The (2007)
A hypervigilant federal agent, while training his young female replacement, must track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.
10.
National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (2006)
Taj Badalandabad, the personal assistant to the legendary Van Wilder, has just graduated Coolidge College and is now on his way to England's Camford University. Taj is on a quest to follow in the footsteps of his father's legend as a ladies' man at Camford, beginning with membership to an exclusive
11.
Chaos (2005)
Two cops are partnered up and must try to uncover how five bank robbers escaped from a bank during a heist.
12.
Sound of Thunder, A (2005)
In the future, time travel is not only possible--it's a lucrative monopoly. It's especially profitable for Charles Hatton, the owner of Time Safari Inc., a travel agency that specializes in escorting wealthy clients on exclusive hunting trips back to the Prehistoric Age. Under the leadership of seas
13.
Into the Sun (2005)
When the governor of Tokyo is murdered, it falls on ex-CIA agent Travis Hunter to track down the terrorists responsible for the crime. However, the plot to kill the governor is only the beginning of a web of corruption and violence. Hunter discovers a plan by a rising Yakuza leader to build an enorm
14.
Laws of Attraction (2004)
High-powered divorce attorneys, Audrey Woods and Daniel Rafferty, have seen love gone wrong in all its worst case scenarios--so, how bad could their chances be? At the top of their respective games, Audrey and Daniel are a classic study in opposites. She practices law strictly by the book; he always manages to win by the seat of his pants. But soon they are pitted against each other on opposite sides of a nasty public divorce between famous clients, with the case centering upon an Irish castle that each future divorcee has their sites set on. Audrey and Daniel travel to Ireland to chase down depositions, yet the two lawyers, who have been slowly developing a mutual attaction that neither wants to acknowledge, find themselves thrown together at a romantic Irish festival. After a night of wild celebrating, they wake up the next morning as husband and wife. Maybe getting married first is the best way to fall in love.
15.
Void Moon (2004) as Executive Producer
A burglar gets herself into trouble when she steals the wrong thing from the wrong man. Soon she finds herself running from gunmen who know her every move and are closing in on her secret-- a young son she is desperate to protect.
16.
Spartan (2004) as Producer
Robert Scott is a career military officer working in a highly secretive special operations force. A man hardened by years of brutal service, he is respected by his peers and elders in the world of espionage. When Scott is recruited to find Laura Newton, the daughter of a high-ranking government offi
17.
Whole Ten Yards, The (2004) as Producer
Thanks to falsified dental records supplied by his former neighbor Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky, retired hitman Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski now spends his days compulsively cleaning his house and perfecting his culinary skills with his wife, Jill, a purported assassin who has yet to pull off a clean hit. Suddenly, an uninvited and unwelcome connection to their past unexpectedly shows up on Jimmy and Jill''s doorstep: it''s Oz, and he''s begging them to help him rescue his wife from the Hungarian mob. To complicate matters even further, the men, who are out to get Oz, are led by Lazlo Gogolak, a childhood rival of Jimmy''s and another notorious hitman. Oz, Jimmy and Jill will have to go the whole nine yards--and then some--to manage the mounting Mafioso mayhem.
18.
Alex & Emma (2003) as Producer
Alex Sheldon is an author whose writer's block is the least of his problems--he also happens to be flat broke and owes Cuban loan sharks $100,000. The thugs give Alex an ultimatum: pay up in 30 days or wind up dead. The only way Alex is going to get that kind of money is by finishing his novel, whic
19.
In-Laws, The (2003) as Producer
When prospective fathers-in-law Steve Tobias and Jerry Peyser meet for the first time to celebrate their children's upcoming marriage, the cake hits the fan. Dr. Jerome Peyser is a mild-mannered podiatrist with a well-organized daily routine designed to eliminate all possible sources of stress. Mean
20.
feardotcom (2002) as Executive Producer
When four bodies are discovered among the industrial decay and urban grime of New York City, brash young detective Mike Reilly teams with ambitious Department of Health researcher Terry Huston to uncover the cause behind their violent and inexplicable deaths. The only common factor shared by the vic
21.
Avenging Angelo (2002) as Executive Producer
A woman discovers she is the daughter of a mafioso. When her father is killed by a hitman, she embarks on a mission to avenge his death, empowered by her newly discovered roots. Her father's loyal bodyguard joins her on the mission and a romance between the two blossoms.
22.
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) as Producer
In the deadly game of international espionage, elite anonymous operatives wage secret wars for power, information and national security. Agendas are rarely what they seem. Word has recently been circulating in these exclusive ranks of an ingenious new assassination device. Microscopic and injectable, it lies dormant inside its victim until activated and then kills in an instant, leaving no trace. In the frantic race to obtain this device, only two individuals, sworn enemies, have the skill, talent and tenacity to succeed. One is an agent known only by the code name Sever. Lethally trained to be the perfect weapon, Sever is precise and relentless in her pursuit of a goal. The other is the brilliant and determined former FBI man-hunter Jeremiah Ecks. Once preeminent in his field, Ecks resigned from the agency when his wife was killed in an explosion that left him a guilt-ridden emotional shell of himself. Now, forced back into service by his former mentor for the most challenging assignment of his career, Ecks prepares to face off against agent Sever, his most formidable foe.
23.
Foreigner, The (2002) as Producer
A freelance agent who agrees to courier a package from France to America soon finds that he is the target of several "conflicting parties" who all want to get their hands on it.
24.
Half Past Dead (2002) as Producer
Sascha Petrosevitch is a widowed undercover agent posing as a tough, international car thief. He has many friends on both sides of the law. One of them, career criminal Nick Frazier, has been like a brother to him. One night while on a heist job, Sascha and Nick are intercepted by a female FBI agent
25.
City by the Sea (2002) as Producer
New York City homicide detective Vincent LaMarca has forged a long and distinguished career in law enforcement, making a name for himself as a man intensely committed to his work. But on his latest case, the stakes are higher for Vincent - the suspect he's investigating is his own son, J y. Vincent
26.
ZigZag (2002) as Producer
An account of a robbery in reverse where two unlikely heroes fight to return a large sum of stolen cash. The tale revolves around ZigZag, an unusual urban hero who is a 15-year-old inner-city kid with a remarkable genius for remembering numbers. His best friend is Singer, a social worker who has dec
27.
Desperate But Not Serious (2001) as Executive Producer
Young aspiring writer Lily excidedly heads to Los Angeles after receiving an invitation to attend a wedding with her dream guy. When the invitation is lost, the desperate Lily and her hard-partying pal Frances set out for a wild night of clubs and parties as they search for the wedding reception.
28.
Viva las Nowhere (2001) as Executive Producer
Frank Jacobs is the co-owner of the Middle o' America Motel and Petting Zoo, located plumb where the name says, in the geographical center of the USA. There's nothing else around it (except the USA), but that doesn't stop Frank from dreaming of making it big as a country-western singer and songwrite
29.
Caveman's Valentine (2001) as Producer
A former Juilliard trained musician and devoted family man, Romulus now lives as an outcast in a netherworld on the edge of Manhattan. Haunted by delusions of a powerful adversary, Cornelius Gould Stuyvesant, who he believes charts his every move from the Chrysler building. Ledbetter is drawn out of
30.
Green Dragon (2001) as Producer
At the end of the Vietnam War, refugee camps were set up across the deserts of the United States to house an exodus of over 100,000 Vietnamese immigrants before and immediately after the fall of Saigon. The tale, set in 1975, tells the struggle that these new Americans face. A young boy, Minh Pham w
31.
Heist (2001) as Producer
Joe Moore has a beautiful young wife, money owed to him and a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman, reneges on the money he's owed and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore, his partner Bobby Bl
32.
Pledge, The (2001) as Producer
On the day of his retirement, Nevada homicide detective Jerry Black lingers in his office one last time. But when the body of a murdered 8-year-old girl is discovered in the snow-blanketed mountains, the reluctant retiree is unable to step aside. Jerry offers his expertise at the crime scene, and ta
33.
Angel Eyes (2001) as Producer
Sharon Pogue, a policewoman in Los Angeles'' high-crime district, struggles with both the pressures of the job and the pains of an abusive childhood. Her life is saved by Catch, a man who''s lost his wife and child in a car accident. Neither can go forward with a romance that''s clearly starting to bloom until they resolve painful issues from their tragic pasts.
34.
White River Kid, The (2001) as Producer
The mismatched duo Broth Edgar and Morales Pittman drive across Arkansas selling "socks for God" allegedly made by blind children. Their money mission is interrupted when they are held hostage by "The White River Kid," a legendary serial killer, and his fiancee diner waitress Apple Lisa Weed. Along
35.
Driven (2001) as Producer
Talented but unfocused rookie Jimmy Bly is slipping in the rankings, cracking under pressure from his ambitious promoter brother. And it doesn''t help that Bly is pursuing an affair with Sophia, the girlfriend of his nemesis, top racer Beau Brandenburg. With so much riding on Bly, seasoned car owner Carl Henry seeks help from former racing star Joe Tanto, whose once-promising career spun out after a tragic accident that nearly killed him and another driver. But to steer Bly to the top, Tanto must navigate his scarred emotional past, maneuver around the hovering presence of a reporter covering the male-dominated racing scene, and contend with Cathy, his ex-wife, who has since married rival racing sensation Memo Memento. Caught between success, failure, regret and the need for speed, the four competitors are driven to put the pedal to the metal in pursuit of redemption and glory.
36.
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) as Producer
Fresh out of prison, seasoned criminal Michael Zane wastes no time setting up his next big heist by joining up with a new gang led by his old friend and partner-in-crime, Thomas Murphy. Along with Hanson, Franklin and Gus, the boys plan a daring raid on the Riviera Hotel Casino in Las Vegas during International Elvis Week. Decked out in high collars, glittering belted jumpsuits and sideburns for miles, the gang hits the strip in search of their jackpot. But, blinded by the dollar signs in their eyes, they fail to see that their main obstacle will not be security, but each other's greed, not to mention the unexpected meddling of the scheming Cybil and her larcenous son Jesse, who get caught up in the middle of the feuding felons as their grand scheme begins to go bankrupt.
37.
Whole Nine Yards, The (2000) as Executive Producer
Oz is a nice-guy dentist who is beaten down by his wife Sophie and his mother-in-law who constantly demean him. Oz is scrambling to dig himself out of the state of financial ruin that his father-in-law has left in, finally coming to the gloomy realization that he is worth more dead than alive -- a sentiment that takes on a whole new meaning when mobster, and celebrated hit-man, Jimmy ''The Tulip'' Tudeski moves in next store.
38.
Restraining Order (2000) as Executive Producer
A lawyer takes the law into his own hands after his best friend is murdered by the mob he helped to acquit.
39.
Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her (2000) as Executive Producer
Five seeemingly unconnected lifelines intersect in the San Fernando Valley told through five seperate stories. In "This Is Dr. Keener," Dr. Elaine Keener battles her mother and waits for a male colleague to call. "Fantasies About Rebecca" deals with a woman who finds out that she is pregnant by her
40.
Auggie Rose (2000) as Executive Producer
When insurance salesman John Nolan enters a liquor store to return a bottle of cabernet sauvignon, the new sales clerk, ex-con Auggie Rose, goes into the back room to get him a new one. As Rose emerges, a robber shoots him in the stomach. With his dying breath, the clerk tells Nolan his name and in
41.
Art of War, The (2000) as Executive Producer
In an attempt to sabotage an about to be ratified worldwide free-trade agreement with China, ruthless terrorists threaten to bring down the United Nations by framing the one man they believe can stop them -- an international security expert named Shaw. Now he must run from his own allies and become
42.
No Code of Conduct (2000) as Producer
Two undercover cops trying to crack a Phoenix drug ring must also battle smugglers and crooked officials.
43.
Boondock Saints, The (2000) as Producer
Encouraged by the public's praise, Catholic brothers Conner and Murphy MacManus bring a bloody brand of vigilante justice against Boston's Russian mafia and crimelord Yakavetta.
44.
Mercy (2000) as Producer
A small circle of people involved in rough sex and bondage begin dying one by one at the hands of a killer. The homicide detective assigned to the case soon finds herself heading into a dangerous world of murder, abuse, cross-dressing and sadomasochism.
45.
Get Carter (2000) as Producer
Jack Carter has spent his life collecting for other people - debts, agendas, retribution. He stands alone and always stands apart. But when his brother is killed in an accident, it takes Carter home ... to the family he abandoned, to the debts that were never paid, and a mystery that will take him t
46.
Battlefield Earth (2000) as Producer
In the year 3000, 1000 years after the Psychlos, an alien race ruled by the ruthless Terl, have conqured Earth. Young rebel Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, comes out of hiding in the mountains near Boulder, Colorado only to find that most of the human race has been killed or turned into "man-animal" slaves wh
47.
Woman Wanted (1999) as Executive Producer
When a woman answers a help-wanted ad she finds herself entering the lives of an estranged father and his troubled son.
48.
Sweepers (1999) as Producer
Set in 1993 following the Angolan Civil War, ex-soldier Christian Erickson leads a humanitarian task force of "sweepers." Their mission is to remove land mines from rural villages where residents and children are being maimed and killed daily. After his son is killed during a rebel attack, Erickson
49.
Third Miracle, The (1999) as Producer
Father Frank Shore is a charismatic priest who serves as a church-appointed "spiritual detective," probing the facts behind reported miracles. Nicknamed "The Miracle Killer" following a disturbing incident, Father Frank is on the brink of hopelessness, living on the streets as a lay person. A powerf
50.
Entropy (1999) as Producer
A filmmaker's life unravels as he directs a documentary of the Irish rock band U2, during the course of their world tour. The filmmaker is in love with a woman in Paris, but during a drunken night marries another woman in Las Vegas. His true love learns of his marriage to another woman, when a video
51.
Murder of Crows, A (1999) as Producer
Egotistical New Orleans defense attorney, Lawson Russell, known more for his charisma than for his professional ethics, meets a writer while vacationing in Key West. The writer confides in him about his newest manuscript -- a thriller in which a serial killer kills five lawyers who have been able t
52.
On the Border (1998) as Executive Producer
A security guard at a bank on the Texas/Mexico border carries on an affair with the bank president's wife. A gang of crooks arrives in town with plans to use the guard to help them rip off $7 million in drug money.
53.
This Is My Father (1998) as Executive Producer
Kieran Johnson discovers some papers that suggest that his father may not be who he thought he was. His mother is paralyzed and cannot tell him anything, so he travels to Ireland to track down the poor farmer who could be his father. Once there he befriends two Irish girls who introduce him to a cou
54.
Shadrach (1998) as Executive Producer
In Virginia during the Depression, a 99-year-old former slave visits the plantation where he once lived. There he meets the descendents of his former owner, who are by now next to penniless. When he informs them that he is about to die and would like to be buried on their land, they have to make d
55.
Tycus (1998) as Executive Producer
Journalist Jake Lowe is sent in to investigate a suspicious mining company. What he uncovers is a massive underground city built by Peter Crawford in preparation for the worst disaster imaginable. A comet, Tycus, is hurtling on a collision course with Earth. When the world finds out about the upcomi
56.
20 Dates (1998) as Producer
Mockumentary that follows director, Myles Berkowitz, who wants to make a film about his real-life quest to find a girlfriend. Myles somehow convinces a producer with a questionable background, that this venture should be financed. The professionally ambitious, lovelorn director secures a $66,000 bud
57.
Scarred City (1998) as Producer
A young cop with a quick trigger finger is recruited into a secret vigilante police force named SCAR (Select Unit Army Response), which employs brutal, ruthless methods, but he can't get out when he changes his mind.
58.
Monument Ave. (1998) as Producer
Bobby O'Grady, a quick-tempered Irish-American car thief is caught between the tough streets of Boston and his loyalty to his cousin, a new arrival from Ireland, when a drug kingpin challenges Bobby to a test of wills.
59.
Natural Enemy (1997) as Executive Producer
Tormented by memories of his foster childhood, an emotionally unstable stockbroker has revenge on his mind when he invades the household of his boss and his pregnant wife.
60.
Maker, The (1997) as Executive Producer
An adopted teenager gets a shocking surprise when his long-lost older brother suddenly shows up. Learning that his sibling is a grifter, the boy quickly succumbs to a life of thievery and wrongdoing -- only to discover that his family tree is rooted in crime.
61.
American Perfekt (1997) as Executive Producer
Sandra Thomas is driving to meet her sister Alice when her car is forced off the road. She accepts a lift from a passer-by, Jake, who is obsessed with the workings of chance. That night, they meet the man who ran her car off the road and discover him to be Santini, a con-man. But Jake may also be no
62.
Peacekeeper, The (1997) as Executive Producer
When terrorists seize the President's "black bag" -- and America's secret nuclear launching codes -- the lieutenant assigned to guard it must prevent them from launching missiles at the nation's capital.
63.
Last Days of Frankie the Fly, The (1997) as Producer
A downtrodden employee of a local hood falls in love with a drug-addicted porn actress and decides to exact revenge on his boss.
64.
Danger Zone (1996) as Producer
Haunted by the deaths caused by a toxic waste spill, an American engineer is only too happy to return to East Africa to try to prevent further disaster. But he's being used by a corrupt diplomat and a North Korean agent to track down what's in actuality a supply of hijacked plutonium.
65.
Immortals, The (1995) as Producer
An elaborate heist unites eight strangers in a simultaneous assault on targets all over the city. Recruited by a nightclub owner, four teams launch a brutal cross-town attack to retrieve suitcases full of cash. But as the violence escalates, the team members discover just who their real target has b
66.
Big Kahuna, The (1992) as Producer
Larry, Phil and Bob are three midwestern businessman at crucial stages of their lives. Larry is a smooth-talking slick operator whose brutal honesty comes as no surprise to his old pal Phil but shocks and offends young Bob. Recently married, deeply religious and a bit nervous about his first convent
67.
Primal Scream (1000)
Five self-centered youths returning from a lost weekend in New Orleans pit against a vicious and cunning serial killer who stalks, terrorizes, and kidnaps them in a fifteen hour rampage set in the American Heartland. The killer murders them in a hideous dungeon, leaving a Polaroid's behind to inform

Producer (special)

68.
Top of the World (1998)
An ex-cop just out of jail heads for Las Vegas to get a divorce, but instead gets ensnared in a big casino heist.

Producer (TV Mini-Series)

69.
Meet Prince Charming (2000) as Executive Producer
70.
Animal Factory (2000) as Producer
71.
Confession, The (1999) as Producer
72.
Five Aces (1999) as Producer
73.
Break Up, The (1999) as Producer
74.
Free Money (1998) as Executive Producer

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