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Born: October 26, 1938 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Palestine Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Cool and the Crazy (1994)
A teenage newlywed jeopardizes her marriage when she falls for a punk with a violent streak.
2.
Cool World (1992)
A cartoon artist falls into the world of two-dimensional characters that he created.
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4.
Hey, Good Lookin' (1982) as Director
One night, a woman runs into an odd man on the streets Brooklyn and he shows her what remains of a leather jacket. They go back in time, to the city in 1953, where she learns all about his friends, his girl, his gang the Stompers, and about the huge rumble they had with their rival gang, the Chaplin
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6.
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Frodo the Hobbit joins a group of adventurers to destroy the one true ring before it can fall into the wrong hands.
7.
Wizards (1977) as Director
In a post-apocalyptic future, humankind is destroyed and the fantastic races of ancient legend emerge to repopulate the earth. In fulfillment of an ancient prophesy twin sons -- wizards -- are born to a queen of the faeries: one good, the other aggressively evil. They are destined to collide in a war that will destroy the new earth. Blackwolf, the evil son, is a deformed mutant and is cast out of the community. He seeks to rediscover the ancient technologies of warfare and destruction in order to gain his revenge and subjugate the free peoples of the earth. Avatar, the good son, is human and seeks a passive life of non-aggression in order to avoid responsibility for the bloodshed and despair prophesied. Blackwolf's disastrous attempts to assassinate his brother compell Avatar to marshal forces against Blackwolf, leading to the ultimate confrontation.
8.
Coonskin (1975) as Director
9.
Heavy Traffic (1973)
An animated feature which begins, ends and occasionally combines with, live-action filmed on location. A white dropout struggles to create comics and animated films, drawing inspiration from the harsh, gritty world around him. Still sharing his run-down apartment with his middle-aged parents, an oafish slob of an Italian father and a ditzy nut-case of a Jewish mother, he is ridiculed and looked down upon by his friends, hypocrites who run with violent gangs and the Italian Mafia, and a shallow Black girl who makes her living downtown with the pimps and pushers. This cartoonist gets a chance to pitch a film idea to a movie mogul, but the story proves too outrageous: a far-future Earth, destroyed by war and pollution, where a mutant antihero challenges and kills God. Complications ensue when the cartoonist's parents react in irrational ways to his various involvements.
10.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1971)
A woman faces problems after the death of her mother and young son.

Writer (feature film)

11.
Cool and the Crazy (1994)
A teenage newlywed jeopardizes her marriage when she falls for a punk with a violent streak.
12.
13.
Hey, Good Lookin' (1982) as Screenwriter
One night, a woman runs into an odd man on the streets Brooklyn and he shows her what remains of a leather jacket. They go back in time, to the city in 1953, where she learns all about his friends, his girl, his gang the Stompers, and about the huge rumble they had with their rival gang, the Chaplin
14.
Wizards (1977) as Screenwriter
In a post-apocalyptic future, humankind is destroyed and the fantastic races of ancient legend emerge to repopulate the earth. In fulfillment of an ancient prophesy twin sons -- wizards -- are born to a queen of the faeries: one good, the other aggressively evil. They are destined to collide in a war that will destroy the new earth. Blackwolf, the evil son, is a deformed mutant and is cast out of the community. He seeks to rediscover the ancient technologies of warfare and destruction in order to gain his revenge and subjugate the free peoples of the earth. Avatar, the good son, is human and seeks a passive life of non-aggression in order to avoid responsibility for the bloodshed and despair prophesied. Blackwolf's disastrous attempts to assassinate his brother compell Avatar to marshal forces against Blackwolf, leading to the ultimate confrontation.
15.
Coonskin (1975) as Screenwriter
16.
Heavy Traffic (1973)
An animated feature which begins, ends and occasionally combines with, live-action filmed on location. A white dropout struggles to create comics and animated films, drawing inspiration from the harsh, gritty world around him. Still sharing his run-down apartment with his middle-aged parents, an oafish slob of an Italian father and a ditzy nut-case of a Jewish mother, he is ridiculed and looked down upon by his friends, hypocrites who run with violent gangs and the Italian Mafia, and a shallow Black girl who makes her living downtown with the pimps and pushers. This cartoonist gets a chance to pitch a film idea to a movie mogul, but the story proves too outrageous: a far-future Earth, destroyed by war and pollution, where a mutant antihero challenges and kills God. Complications ensue when the cartoonist's parents react in irrational ways to his various involvements.

Producer (feature film)

17.
18.
Hey, Good Lookin' (1982) as Producer
One night, a woman runs into an odd man on the streets Brooklyn and he shows her what remains of a leather jacket. They go back in time, to the city in 1953, where she learns all about his friends, his girl, his gang the Stompers, and about the huge rumble they had with their rival gang, the Chaplin
19.
20.
Wizards (1977) as Producer
In a post-apocalyptic future, humankind is destroyed and the fantastic races of ancient legend emerge to repopulate the earth. In fulfillment of an ancient prophesy twin sons -- wizards -- are born to a queen of the faeries: one good, the other aggressively evil. They are destined to collide in a war that will destroy the new earth. Blackwolf, the evil son, is a deformed mutant and is cast out of the community. He seeks to rediscover the ancient technologies of warfare and destruction in order to gain his revenge and subjugate the free peoples of the earth. Avatar, the good son, is human and seeks a passive life of non-aggression in order to avoid responsibility for the bloodshed and despair prophesied. Blackwolf's disastrous attempts to assassinate his brother compell Avatar to marshal forces against Blackwolf, leading to the ultimate confrontation.

Animation (feature film)

21.
Cannonball Run II (1984)
Washed up race car driver J.J. McClure and his mechanic Victor Prinzim enter the cross-country Cannonball Run in a ambulance. In order to look more legitimate, they take along a doctor, Nikolas Van Helsing, and abduct a pretty photographer to pass as their patient.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

22.
Coonskin (1975) as Stills

Misc. Crew (feature film)

23.
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Handsome, wealthy and charismatic, New York City publishing executive David Aames leads a charmed life. But one night David makes a small mistake that causes him to lose Sofia, the girl of his dreams. In his search for her, David is thrust unexpectedly into a rollercoaster ride of romance, sex, lies

Director (special)

24.
Imagining America (1989)
An anthology of four short films by different directors. Animator Ralph Bakshi's live-action "This Ain't Bebop" is a contemporary narrative about a man's odyssey through the surreal cityscape of downtown Los Angeles as he tries to find the life he has lost. Ed Lachman's "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"

Writer (special)

25.
Imagining America (1989)
An anthology of four short films by different directors. Animator Ralph Bakshi's live-action "This Ain't Bebop" is a contemporary narrative about a man's odyssey through the surreal cityscape of downtown Los Angeles as he tries to find the life he has lost. Ed Lachman's "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"

Director (special)

26.
Dr. Seuss' Butter Battle Book (1989)
An animated special based on Dr. Seuss' "The Butter Battle Book," which tells the story of an ongoing war between the Zooks and the Yooks over which side their bread should be buttered on.
27.
Hound Town (1989) as Director
A animated pilot for a series not picked up by NBC. Focuses on three dogs with irrepressible personalities that inevitably get them into trouble in both the human and canine communities. In the pilot, the three throw a big bash when their owners go away. The crowd gets out of hand when their feline
28.
Christmas in Tattertown (1988)
An animated special aimed at children and adults, about Muffit the Merciless, a doll who comes to life after she and her owner, Debbie, fall through a magic book and enter another dimension. Muffit becomes the evil ruler of the magical world, seeking revenge on her former owner. A clash of power ens
29.
Christmas in Tattertown (1988)
An animated special aimed at children and adults, about Muffit the Merciless, a doll who comes to life after she and her owner, Debbie, fall through a magic book and enter another dimension. Muffit becomes the evil ruler of the magical world, seeking revenge on her former owner. A clash of power ens

Producer (special)

30.
Hound Town (1989) as Executive Producer
A animated pilot for a series not picked up by NBC. Focuses on three dogs with irrepressible personalities that inevitably get them into trouble in both the human and canine communities. In the pilot, the three throw a big bash when their owners go away. The crowd gets out of hand when their feline
31.
Dr. Seuss' Butter Battle Book (1989)
An animated special based on Dr. Seuss' "The Butter Battle Book," which tells the story of an ongoing war between the Zooks and the Yooks over which side their bread should be buttered on.

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