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Also Known As: Died: April 16, 2001
Born: November 28, 1938 Cause of Death: prostate cancer
Birth Place: Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Fantasticks, The (2000) as Director
Two fathers spark a romance between their children by pretending to feud. Their deception weaves a tangled web when they enlist the aid of a mysterious traveling showman named El Gallo.
2.
Simple Wish, A (1997)
Anabel Greening is the daughter of a Broadway actor who is threatening to move the family to Nebraska if he does not receive a part in a new musical. When a "fairy godmother" - actually an absent-minded man - attempts to grant Anabel her wish to stay in New York, he accidentally leaves his wand beh
3.
Scout, The (1994)
A down-and-out professional baseball scout has a chance to make it back to the top with his latest discovery, a raw, young pitching talent.
4.
Cops And Robbersons (1994)
Meet the Robbersons, the very model of the '90s suburban family. There's Norman, a mild-mannered accountant who's addicted to TV cop shows. Helen Robberson is supermom, equally adept at whipping up a lobster crab souffle or a functioning volcano for her son's latest science project. Then there's vet
5.
Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, The (1993)
Based on the story of Wanda Holloway of Channelview, Texas, who was found guilty of conspiring to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading rival. Examines the entire phenomenon of the case -- the eighth-grade tryouts, the alleged murder plot, the trial, the media madness, and the battle over m
6.
Diggstown (1992)
"Rocky" meets "The Sting," in this story about a boxer and a con artist.
7.
Fletch Lives (1989)
Fletch, the investigative journalist, goes to Louisiana for a vacation and finds himself involved in some local intrigue.
8.
Couch Trip, The (1988)
An escaped mental patient claims to be a famous shrink and lands a gig as a radio psychologist.
9.
Wildcats (1986)
As a daughter of a lengendary gridiron star, a young woman''s greatest desire is to coach a team of her own When the chauvinistic powers to be assign her to an inner city ghetto school, the spriited female has her own work cut out for her.
10.
Golden Child, The (1986)
After a Tibetan boy, the mystical Golden Child, is kidnapped by the evil Sardo Numspa, humankind''s fate hangs in the balance. On the other side of the world in Los Angeles, the priestess Kee Nang seeks the Chosen One, who will save the boy from death. When Nang sees social worker Chandler Jarrell on television discussing his ability to find missing children, she solicits his expertise despite his skepticism over being chosen.
11.
Fletch (1985)
A crusading reporter dons a variety of disguises to get the story on a drug ring.
12.
The Survivors (1983)
Two unemployed men become targets of a hit man whose crime they witnessed.
13.
Divine Madness (1980)
Bette Midler performs her songs and raucous comedy at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
14.
Island, The (1980) as Director
In a Caribbean colony that has existed for hundreds of years, ruthless pirates make their living by raiding pleasure ships. When reporter Blair Maynard goes to investigate the story about disappearing boats, he and his son Justin are captured, but the pirates spare their lives. Instead of killing th
15.
Almost Perfect Affair, An (1979)
When aspiring filmmaker Hal Raymond goes to the Cannes Film Festival, he meets the beautiful Maria Barone. Hal learns that she is married to the powerful Italian producer Federico Barone and begins an affair with her.
16.
Semi-Tough (1977)
Two football players both love the boss'''' daughter.
17.
The Bad News Bears (1976)
The coach of a losing little league team brings in a female pitcher.
18.
Smile (1975)
A beauty contest disrupts the lives of a group of small-town eccentrics.
19.
The Candidate (1972) as Director
A senate candidate''''s ideals weaken as his position in the polls gets stronger.
20.
Prime Cut (1972) as Director
A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.
21.
Downhill Racer (1969) as Director
An ambitious skier sacrifices love and family to win.

Cast (feature film)

22.
Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, The (1993)
Based on the story of Wanda Holloway of Channelview, Texas, who was found guilty of conspiring to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading rival. Examines the entire phenomenon of the case -- the eighth-grade tryouts, the alleged murder plot, the trial, the media madness, and the battle over m
23.
Innocent Blood (1992)
A moral female vampire who preys only on killers, meets her match when one of her victims becomes an evil vampire.

Writer (feature film)

24.
Cool Runnings (1993) as From Story
The improbable but true story of Jamaica''s first bobsled team--comprising a helicopter pilot, a reggae singer and a sprinter--which took part in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
25.
Almost Perfect Affair, An (1979)
When aspiring filmmaker Hal Raymond goes to the Cannes Film Festival, he meets the beautiful Maria Barone. Hal learns that she is married to the powerful Italian producer Federico Barone and begins an affair with her.

Producer (feature film)

26.
Fantasticks, The (2000) as Producer
Two fathers spark a romance between their children by pretending to feud. Their deception weaves a tangled web when they enlist the aid of a mysterious traveling showman named El Gallo.
27.
Student Bodies (1981) as Producer
A spoof of high school horror films in which promiscuous teenagers meet grisly deaths at the hands of an unseen psychotic killer.
28.
Divine Madness (1980)
Bette Midler performs her songs and raucous comedy at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
29.
Bad News Bears Go To Japan, The (1978)
The Bad News Bears go to Tokyo to play against Japan''s best little league team. This time as their coach that have Marvin Lazar, a con man who is hatching a money-making scheme involving the Bears.
30.
Smile (1975)
A beauty contest disrupts the lives of a group of small-town eccentrics.

Music (feature film)

31.
Simple Wish, A (1997)
Anabel Greening is the daughter of a Broadway actor who is threatening to move the family to Nebraska if he does not receive a part in a new musical. When a "fairy godmother" - actually an absent-minded man - attempts to grant Anabel her wish to stay in New York, he accidentally leaves his wand beh
32.
Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, The (1993)
Based on the story of Wanda Holloway of Channelview, Texas, who was found guilty of conspiring to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading rival. Examines the entire phenomenon of the case -- the eighth-grade tryouts, the alleged murder plot, the trial, the media madness, and the battle over m
33.
Smile (1975)
A beauty contest disrupts the lives of a group of small-town eccentrics.

Cast (special)

34.
Robert Redford (2002)
Profile of actor/director/producer Robert Redford.
35.
Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! (1989)
A special featuring eight professional comedians vying for laughs in a comedy contest.

Writer (TV Mini-Series)

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