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Director (feature film)

1.
Sammy Stops the World (1978)
A man who sells coffee for a living gets his boss's daughter pregnant. This changes his life and eventually leads to his becoming a powerful business tycoon with no moral center.

Producer (feature film)

2.
Student Bodies (1981) as Associate Producer
A spoof of high school horror films in which promiscuous teenagers meet grisly deaths at the hands of an unseen psychotic killer.

Editing (feature film)

3.
Boost, The (1988)
After moving to Los Angeles in the hopes of earning more money, a high-powered salesman and his wife turn to drugs when their dream fails to materialize.
4.
Backfire (1988) as Editor
Betrayal, deceit and murder set to destroy what seems to be the ideal marriage between a Vietnam veteran and his spouse.
5.
Marcus Welby, MD -- A Holiday Affair (1988) as Editor
A television movie sequel to the "Marcus Welby, M.D." series. Robert Young recreates the role of Marcus Welby, who now copes with retirement by taking a European vacation, during which he meets and falls in love with an American divorcee.
6.
Fatal Judgment (1988)
Based on the novel "Fatal Dosage," which tells the true story of a Boston nurse who was accused of giving a fatal dose of morphine to a terminally ill patient.
7.
Triplecross (1986)
Three competitive private eyes -- two men and a woman, all ex-cops who apparently invested well enough to become millionaires -- vie with one another in solving a pair of complicated murders that also involve an attempted baseball playoff fix and blackmail. This displayed all the earmarks of a pilot
8.
Child's Cry (1986)
Joanne Van Buren, a social worker, is concerned about a six-year-old boy who has twice run away from home. When the boy's father arrives to pick up his son, Joanne notices a radical personality change in the child. Suspecting that the boy has been sexually molested, she works to find the truth of th
9.
Consenting Adult (1985) as Editor
A college sophomore's revelation to his parents that he is gay tears apart a "perfect" family, with mom shocked beyond belief and dad, recovering from a near-fatal stroke, devastated and betrayed. The 1975 novel by Laura Z. Hobson, best known for her "Gentleman's Agreement" of the '40s, was the sour
12.
Sins of the Past (1984)
A group of former high-priced call girls who got out of the trade in the ''60s after one of them was battered to death are reunited twenty years later when the convicted killer is released from prison vowing vengeance. Among the hookers, in an interesting casting twist, is Debby Boone in her TV-movie debut playing against type, although the character also vies for fame as an inspirational singer.
13.
No Small Affair (1984)
A precocious young teenager with a talent for photography meets a struggling, but older, rock singer and does everything he can to get her to fall for him.
14.
Country Gold (1982)
A Nashville star, at the pinnacle of her career, offers friendship to an aspiring young singer and long-time fan who has ingratiated her way into the entertainer's life, finds that friendship betrayed in this down-home version of "All About Eve".
15.
Kid From Nowhere, The (1982)
The Kid From Nowhere is a retarded youngster who becomes involved in the Special Olympics when coach Beau Bridges (also the film's director) convinces the boy's divorced mother (Susan Saint James), who has insulated her son from the world, that the physical training will give him renewed motivation.
16.
Babysitter, The (1980)
An eighteen-year-old girl manipulates her way into the lives of a family by working as their housekeeper and daughter's sitter, and soon fills the home with horror and hate.
17.
Anatomy of a Seduction (1979)
A romantic drama about the love affair between a divorced woman and the college-age son of her best friend, alienating her teenage son who is just a few years younger than her lover.
18.
Billion Dollar Threat, The (1979)
A James Bondish superspy is assigned to thwart the devious plans of a master agent who is threatening to destroy the planet unless he is paid one billion dollars within forty-eight hours. This lighthearted thriller was the pilot for a proposed series.
19.
Portrait of a Stripper (1979)
Young widow, supporting herself and her pre-teen son by performing as a nightclub dancer, finds the place turned into a strip joint and learns that her father-in-law is trying to prove her an unfit mother.
20.
Ice Castles (1978)
A young girl is on top of the world until a tragic accident dashes her hopes and dreams of becoming a world-class figure skater.
21.
American Hot Wax (1978)
It is the early 1950s, and disc jockey Alan Freed is promoting a new style of music called rock and roll. Freed is attempting to stage the very first live rock show at Brooklyn''s Paramount Theatre, but in order to do so he has to the outrage and angry protests of parents, political conservatives and the local police.
22.
Hostage Heart, The (1977) as Editor
Terrorists plot a bizarre kidnapping, breaking into an operating room where a billionaire is undergoing heart surgery and holding him for a ten million dollar ransom.
23.
Taxi Driver (1976)
A loner becomes fixated on a teen prostitute.
24.
Last Survivors, The (1975)
This uncredited remake of the Tyrone Power movie "Abandon Ship" (1957) recounts the agony of a ship's officer who must decide which passengers in an overcrowded lifeboat are to be sacrificed so that the majority can survive an approaching typhoon.
25.
Strange New World (1975) as Editor
A science-fiction adventure with three astronauts returning to earth after 180 years in suspended animation and finding scientists who have developed means of giving everyone eternal life, as well as primitives who live with jungle beasts. This pilot film for a prospective series subsequently was ed
26.
Terror In The Wax Museum (1974) as Editor
27.
Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974) as Editor
This pilot for Janssen's "Harry-O" series (1974-76) had the ex-cop moonlighting as a private investigator looking into the murder of a cop friend's son-in-law and becoming emotionally involved with his daughter, who happens to be the chief suspect in the killing.
28.
Arnold (1974) as Editor
Arnold is dead. But his gold-digging mistress Karen is determined to marry him anyway because Arnold was a millionaire so they are wed at his funeral. Karen keeps getting his money as long as she stays by his coffin. Arnold is active in death in another way. In order to get even with his greedy relatives, he arranged various deathtraps for them before his passing, and they are now being killed off one by one.
29.
Voyage of the Yes, The (1973)
Two teenagers embark on a 2,600-mile journey from California to Hawaii in a sailboat, battling the elements as well as their own prejudices.
30.
Hunter (1973)
In this pilot for a projected spy series by the man who gave "Mission: Impossible" to TV, a racetrack crash in which a government agent is critically injured uncovers an enemy brainwashing scheme, and another agent assumes his colleague's identity to expose the plot. Made in 1971 and originally sch
31.
Stranger, The (1973) as Editor
A science-fiction thriller about an astronaut's frantic efforts to come home after crashing on Terra, the twin planet of Earth, and finding himself marked for extermination.
32.
Woman Hunter, The (1972) as Editor
A wealthy woman, vacationing in Acapulco with her stuffy husband, stumbles upon evidence that she is being stalked by an international jewel thief and murderer.
33.
King, Queen, Knave (1972) as Editor
On the death of his parents, Frank, a romantic teenager, moves in with his aunt and uncle He quickly falls in love with his beautiful, sophisticated aunt, Martha, and begins to fantasize about her. Frank is torn between his adolescent desires and his fondness for his Uncle Charles.
34.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Theatrical) (1971)
When his parents are killed in a car accident, science wiz Ethan must leave behind college and his girlfriend to care for his younger brother and sister. By day, he juggles the responsibilities of raising two kids. By night, he tinkers in the garage on an invention he hopes will change the world - a
35.
B. S. I Love You (1971) as Film Editor
A female executive who is the head of an advertising agency on Madison Avenue has slept her way to the top and now has her sights on a young advertising executive. He succumbs to her seductions and by doing so, he has ensured his rise up the corporate ladder of success.
36.
The McMasters (1970) as Film Editor
37.
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) as Film Editor
After killing his girlfriend''''s father in self defense, a rebellious Native American races to elude a bloodthirsty posse.
38.
Finian's Rainbow (1968) as Film Editor
A leprechaun follows the Irishman who stole his pot of gold to the U.S. South.
39.
Good Times (1967) as Film Editor
Singers Sonny and Cher try to find the perfect script for their movie debut.
40.
The Glory Guys (1965) as Film Editor
Cavalry officers fight over how to handle Indian relations.
41.
Rider on a Dead Horse (1962) as Film Editor
John Vivyan, Bruce Gordon, Kevin Hagen, Lisa Lu, Charles Lampkin. Three gold prospectors bury their gold in a secret location but greed quickly reduces their number by two
42.
The Explosive Generation (1961) as Film Editor
A high school teacher''''s attempts to teach sex education creates a furor.
43.
Studs Lonigan (1960) as Assoc ed
(Dra ''60,BW). Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig, Jack Nicholson, Dick Foran. A young man attempts to break away from his ghetto existence in this adaptation of the controversial James T. Farrell novel about Chicago''s South Side district during the 1920s. Scripted and produced by Philip Yordan. Jack Nicholson stands out as one of Studs'' cronies.
44.
Burden of Truth (1957) as Film Editor
Semi-documentary on how marijuana dealers lure small-town teenagers into heroin use and prostitution and how the police help to fight it.

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