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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Massarati and the Brain (1982)
A 12-year-old genius joins forces with his international soldier-of-fortune uncle and the latter's agent colleagues, a sexy spy and a very proper butler, to retrieve a treasure of artworks from a nefarious neo-Nazi leader, played by Christopher Lee. A pilot to a prospective series.
2.
Sizzle (1981)
Loni Anderson is a sultry nightclub singer and John Forsythe a Chicago crime kingpin in this period piece, set in the Prohibition era, about a small-town girl who comes to the big city with her boyfriend, and after he is killed while running illegal booze for the mob, sets out to avenge his murder.
3.
Casino (1980)
Blake Edwards' old "Mr. Lucky" series of the early sixties was dusted off for a prospective television updating and Mike Connors took the lead role as the suave gambler who owns a floating hotel and gambling ship in this new version, on which Edwards takes billing as "creative consultant." In this p
4.
Beach Patrol (1979)
A "Rookies"-in-dune-buggies series pilot in which a comely lady cop is transferred from the narcotics division and assigned to a special police team patrolling California's beaches, only to spot a fugitive drug kingpin and find herself targeted for murder.
5.
Return of the Mod Squad (1979)
With an eye toward reviving the hit series that ran from 1968 to 1973, "Mod Squad" producers Danny Thomas and Aaron Spelling joined forces once again after going their separate ways for many years to call ex-undercover cops Pete, Linc and Julie back to the force when a series of sniper attacks are m
6.
Ebony, Ivory and Jade (1979)
Tennis bum-turned-Las Vegas-song-and-dance man doubles as a private eye with two female dancers, going undercover to protect a lady scientist from international hit-men as she heads for Washington from the Near East with her super-secret formula. Pilot to a prospective series.
7.
Cruise into Terror (1978) as Director Of Photography
Evil emanates from an ancient sarcophagus brought aboard a pleasure cruise ship peopled by a predictably stellar TV cast. Originally this was to have been called "Voyage into Evil."
8.
Return to Fantasy Island (1978)
This second feature-length pilot for the hit series that began in January 1978 offered more dreams fulfilled for six lucky people on a plush island resort. Originally it was to have been titled simply "Fantasy Island II" and had been scheduled to premiere two months earlier.
9.
Vega$ (1978) as Director Of Photography
A flashy private eye in Las Vegas searches for a runaway teenage girl and runs into a murder investigation in this pilot for the hit series that began in the fall of 1978.
10.
In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan (1977)
A fact-based drama about the ordeal of a New Jersey couple over whether to keep their comatose teenage daughter alive on life-supporting machines or let her die with dignity. (The girl lapsed into a coma in the spring of 1975, and lived for another decade.)
11.
Fantasy Island (1977) as Director Of Photography
In this pilot to the hit series which began in the fall of 1977, a planeload of wealthy vacationers land on a glamorous island paradise for the weekend, where for $50,000 each they can live out their most compelling fantasies. Suave Montalban and his short Man Friday, Villechaize, continued welcomin
12.
Love Boat II, The (1977) as Director Of Photography
The sequel to the TV movie "The Love Boat," this second pilot to the subsequent hit series once again offered an all-star TV cast setting sail for romance under the watchful eyes of a totally new crew, several of whom (Grandy, Kopell and Lange) were signed on for the later weekly voyage which began
13.
San Pedro Bums, The (1977)
In this pilot for the brief series beginning in September 1977, five rough-and-tumble pals, living on a leaky boat, try to collar a gang of waterfront toughs after a robbery in which their buddy was the victim.
14.
New Love Boat, The (1977) as Director Of Photography
In this third pilot to the hugely successful series that -- beginning in September, 1977 -- sailed for more than eight years (with several additional periodic cruises thereafter), Gavin McLeod was piped aboard as the captain, becoming the most successful of the Mary Tyler Moore alumni (series-wise).
15.
Great Houdinis, The (1976) as Director Of Photography
A biographical dramatization of the life and times of the world-renowned illusionist and escape artist whose glittering career masked a deep obsession with the occult, culminated by a vow that he would one day speak from the beyond, a promise he made to his wife on his deathbed in 1926. Ruth Gordon
16.
Charlie's Angels (1976)
This was the pilot for the hit TV series that began in September 1976, with three attractive females who work for a very private investigator, a man they have never seen or met, and must use their wiles to con the manager of a vineyard into revealing the whereabouts of the body of his wealthy boss w
17.
Boy in the Plastic Bubble, The (1976)
A teenager, born with no immunities and forced to live in an incubator-like environment isolating him from any direct human contact, is faced with a life-or-death decision when he falls in love with the girl next door. Diana Hyland, playing the boy's mother, won an Emmy Award for her performance. Wr
18.
One of My Wives Is Missing (1976) as Director Of Photography
A small-town detective faces a baffling case when the missing wife of a wealthy man suddenly reappears but the distraught husband claims that she is not his wife but an imposter. This pilot to a prospective Jack Klugman series was adapted from the same source as the TV movie "Honeymoon With a Strang
19.
Starsky and Hutch (1975)
In this pilot for the hit series that began in September 1975, an unorthodox pair of undercover cops investigate a double homicide and discover that they were the intended victims.
20.
Murder on Flight 502 (1975)
A road-company "Airport" with a stellar cast being menaced by a maniac on a transatlantic jet who has murdered once and threatens to kill again. Rock-jawed Robert Stack is the stalwart, unflappable pilot; his wife Rosemary and daughter Elizabeth have key roles.
21.
Legend of Valentino, The (1975)
Romantic fiction -- a term used by the network to describe it and blunt any possible lawsuits -- based on the life and myth of the screen's first and most famous male sex symbol.
22.
Twice in a Lifetime (1974) as Director Of Photography
Lovable old salt who operates a salvage tug, and his pal, the gal who runs a waterfront cafe, clash with the unscrupulous dock foreman who is trying to throw his weight around in this pilot to a prospective series for Borgnine.
23.
Planet Earth (1974)
An American scientist, cast into the year 2133 through suspended animation, is captured and enslaved by a female-dominated society in the science fiction reworking by Gene Roddenberry of his "Genesis II" (1973).
24.
Hijack! (1973)
Two veteran truckers are hired to haul a top-secret cargo from Los Angeles to Houston and are challenged by a series of hijacking attempts by a group who will stop at nothing to prevent delivery.
25.
Daughters of Joshua Cabe, The (1972)
A pilot film about a fur trapper who, in a scheme to keep his land holdings in the wake of a homesteading law, recruits a prostitute, a thief, and a pickpocket to portray his daughters.
26.
Rookies, The (1972)
Police recruits and their wives try to adjust to the ways of being part of a metropolitan police force. This was the pilot for the hit series (1972-75) starring Brown, Melville and Ontkean, along with Kate Jackson (in the role played by Jennifer Billingsley in this film).
27.
Two For the Money (1972) as Director Of Photography
Two cops quit the force to become private detectives and are quickly thrust into the search for a killer who has eluded the authorities for twelve years.
28.
Last Child, The (1971)
This futuristic drama, containing Van Heflin's last performance, focuses on a young couple trying to circumvent the government's edict that limits each family to only one child. Heflin is a retired U.S. Senator who tries to help them in this film originally to have been called "The Day They Took the
29.
If Tomorrow Comes (1971)
A young couple -- a California girl and a Japanese-American boy -- ignore local prejudices and marry secretly on December 7, 1941, minutes before the announcement of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
30.
Congratulations, It's a Boy! (1971)
A happy bachelor's swinging life is disrupted by the arrival of a teenager who claims to be his son. "So's Your Old Man!" was this movie's original pre-airing title. Jack Albertson replaced Edmond O'Brien.
31.
Mongo's Back in Town (1971)
This sadistic tale of a professional gunman who is hired by his brother, a syndicate kingpin, to rub out a gangland rival comes from a novel written by a convicted murderer serving time in the Minnesota State Prison.
32.
In Broad Daylight (1971)
A blind actor discovers that his wife is cheating on him with his best friend and plots an elaborate double murder.
33.
Love, Hate, Love (1971)
O'Neal's TV movie debut casts him as a glib engineer who steals the heart of a fashion model. She in turn jilts her jet-setter fiancee who turns out to be a psychotic.
34.
Reluctant Heroes, The (1971)
An army tale about an egghead ninety-day-wonder who relies on ancient tactics he remembers from the history books to save his beleaguered squad on an important mission in Korea.
35.
Five Desperate Women (1971) as Director Of Photography
Five college pals, meeting on a private island for a reunion, find themselves stalked by a mental institution escapee.
36.
Taste Of Evil, A (1971) as Director Of Photography
Returning from a mental institution following a traumatic rape experience, a young woman finds herself the target of someone trying to drive her insane.
37.
Murder Can Hurt You! (1970)
A private eye spoof that sends up assorted TV detectives from Ironside, Columbo, Kojak, Baretta, McCloud, and Starsky and Hutch, as eight bumbling super-sleuths band together in a battle of wits against the devilishly clever Master Criminal. An Emmy Award nomination went to this comedy for hairstyli
38.
Wake Me When the War Is Over (1969) as Director Of Photography
A comedy about a World War II pilot who falls out of his plane and is hidden by a baroness to protect him from the enemy -- long after the war has ended.
39.
The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968) as Director of Photography
40.
The Trip (1967) as Director of Photography
A young man drops acid in search of help with his troubled emotional life.
41.
Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966) as Director of Photography
A space ship crash lands on the third planet of a distant solar system, killing all hands except for a young boy named Tang. The rescue ship arrives some 20 years later. One of the crew, a girl named Linda meets Tang and falls in love with him. They are attacked by the native humanoids of the planet and many of them are killed off. When the ship leaves, Linda decides to stay with Tang. As the crew sends a message to their home world, they inform them that they have named the new planet EARTH.
42.
The Girls on the Beach (1965) as Director of Photography
A group of college girls host a beauty contest to save their sorority house.
43.
Mutiny in Outer Space (1965) as Director of Photography
An expedition to the lunar ice caves contracts a deadly moon-fungus. Stopping en route they contaminate a space station with the fungus, which soon begins to take over the entire place.
44.
Apache Rifles (1964) as Director of Photography
45.
Tower of London (1962) as Director of Photography
A hunchback murders his way to the British throne.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

46.
Sizzle (1981)
Loni Anderson is a sultry nightclub singer and John Forsythe a Chicago crime kingpin in this period piece, set in the Prohibition era, about a small-town girl who comes to the big city with her boyfriend, and after he is killed while running illegal booze for the mob, sets out to avenge his murder.
47.
Beach Patrol (1979)
A "Rookies"-in-dune-buggies series pilot in which a comely lady cop is transferred from the narcotics division and assigned to a special police team patrolling California's beaches, only to spot a fugitive drug kingpin and find herself targeted for murder.
48.
Return of the Mod Squad (1979)
With an eye toward reviving the hit series that ran from 1968 to 1973, "Mod Squad" producers Danny Thomas and Aaron Spelling joined forces once again after going their separate ways for many years to call ex-undercover cops Pete, Linc and Julie back to the force when a series of sniper attacks are m
49.
Ebony, Ivory and Jade (1979)
Tennis bum-turned-Las Vegas-song-and-dance man doubles as a private eye with two female dancers, going undercover to protect a lady scientist from international hit-men as she heads for Washington from the Near East with her super-secret formula. Pilot to a prospective series.
50.
Fantasy Island (1977)
In this pilot to the hit series which began in the fall of 1977, a planeload of wealthy vacationers land on a glamorous island paradise for the weekend, where for $50,000 each they can live out their most compelling fantasies. Suave Montalban and his short Man Friday, Villechaize, continued welcomin
51.
Great Houdinis, The (1976)
A biographical dramatization of the life and times of the world-renowned illusionist and escape artist whose glittering career masked a deep obsession with the occult, culminated by a vow that he would one day speak from the beyond, a promise he made to his wife on his deathbed in 1926. Ruth Gordon
52.
Twice in a Lifetime (1974)
Lovable old salt who operates a salvage tug, and his pal, the gal who runs a waterfront cafe, clash with the unscrupulous dock foreman who is trying to throw his weight around in this pilot to a prospective series for Borgnine.
53.
Rookies, The (1972)
Police recruits and their wives try to adjust to the ways of being part of a metropolitan police force. This was the pilot for the hit series (1972-75) starring Brown, Melville and Ontkean, along with Kate Jackson (in the role played by Jennifer Billingsley in this film).
54.
Congratulations, It's a Boy! (1971)
A happy bachelor's swinging life is disrupted by the arrival of a teenager who claims to be his son. "So's Your Old Man!" was this movie's original pre-airing title. Jack Albertson replaced Edmond O'Brien.
55.
If Tomorrow Comes (1971)
A young couple -- a California girl and a Japanese-American boy -- ignore local prejudices and marry secretly on December 7, 1941, minutes before the announcement of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
56.
Love, Hate, Love (1971)
O'Neal's TV movie debut casts him as a glib engineer who steals the heart of a fashion model. She in turn jilts her jet-setter fiancee who turns out to be a psychotic.

Cinematography (special)

57.
Scared Silly (1982) as Director Of Photography
The misadventures of Skip Midler and Harold Van Couver, private investigators for B.O.O.O., The Beardsley Office of Occult Occurances. In the pilot episode, Skip and Harold are hired by Darcy Winfield, a beautiful woman who looks as though she stepped out of the 1940s, to rid her mansion of an appar

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

58.
Ike: The War Years (1979)
Eisenhower the military man is the focus of this TV miniseries, his relationship with the other wartime leaders, and, very discreetly, his personal relationship with his driver, Kay Summersby. "Ike" came up with five Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Cinematography (Part 2), Outstanding Film Editi

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