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Adam Rifkin is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Co-Producer and Makeup Effects American born on 31 december 1966 at Chicago (USA)

Adam Rifkin

Adam Rifkin
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Nationality USA
Birth 31 december 1966 (57 years) at Chicago (USA)

Adam Rifkin (born December 31, 1966 in Chicago), sometimes credited as Rif Coogan, is an American film director, producer, actor and writer.

His career ranges from broad family comedies to dark and gritty urban dramas. Rifkin is best known in Hollywood circles for writing family-friendly comedies like MouseHunt and 2007's Underdog.

Most recently Rifkin directed Giuseppe Makes a Movie, a 2014 documentary about the micro-budget films of actor/director Giuseppe Andrews. He is set to complete work on his next feature film Director's Cut in 2015.


Adam Rifkin est originaire de Chicago et diplômé de l'Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts de cette ville. Établi à Los Angeles dès la fin de ses études, il y réalise à vingt ans sa première comédie : Never on Tuesday.

Best films

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
(Makeup Effects)
MouseHunt (1997)
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Filmography of Adam Rifkin (28 films)

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Shooting the Warwicks, 1h35
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Adam Rifkin, Kelley Menighan Hensley
Roles Mickey Wagner
Rating61% 3.0840853.0840853.0840853.0840853.084085
La famille Warwick est filmée sans le savoir pour une nouvelle émission de télé-réalité.Le seul problème, c'est qu'ils sont ennuyeux. Le producteur doit donc ajouter du conflit et du drame à leur vie. Leurs vies commencent à s'effilocher avec des conséquences choquantes.
Chillerama (2011)
, 1h59
Directed by Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Adam Rifkin, Tim Sullivan (réalisateur américain), Bear McCreary
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Richard Riehle, Brent Corrigan, Adam Rifkin, Sarah Mutch, Owen Benjamin, Ray Wise
Roles Miles Munson
Rating56% 2.801122.801122.801122.801122.80112
Quatre histoires dans un même film : les rues new-yorkaise envahies par un spermatozoïde géant, un jeune adolescent transformé en "ours-garou", les expériences à la Frankenstein d'Hitler et un dangereux pop-corn qui transforme la population en... zombies.
Homo Erectus, 1h38
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Genres Comedy
Actors Adam Rifkin, Ali Larter, Talia Shire, Giuseppe Andrews, Tom Arnold, Hayes MacArthur
Roles Ishbo
Rating35% 1.764761.764761.764761.764761.76476
Ishbo (Rifkin) is the younger son of Mookoo (Carradine), the leader of a tribe of cavemen. Ishbo is smarter than most of his tribesmen, but awkward and nerdy, living in the shadow of his much more physically impressive brother Thudnik (MacArthur). He hopes to use his superior intellect to become an inventor and raise his tribe above simple sticks and stones, but due to a combination of the flimsy materials available to him and the lack of support from his tribe they always fail. Ishbo also has had a lifelong crush on his childhood friend, Fardart (Larter). Much to his dismay, immediately after he finally expresses his love to her she is "clubbed" by Thudnik (and all that follows in the tradition of caveman stereotypes), and eventually married to him. Ishbo himself has never clubbed a woman, having his heart set on Fardart his whole life.
Night at the Golden Eagle, 1h27
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Vinny Argiro, Natasha Lyonne, Ann Magnuson, James Caan, Vinnie Jones, Fayard Nicholas
Rating57% 2.8995852.8995852.8995852.8995852.899585
Two elderly criminals spend their final night in Los Angeles, California at the Golden Eagle Hotel prior to their departure to Las Vegas, Nevada, to lead a life without crime. Unfortunately, on the hottest night of the summer, these two ex-criminals seemingly get caught in the malice of prostitutes, pimps, drunken bums, fighting monkeys, and young runaways.
Detroit Rock City, 1h34
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Edward Furlong, Sam Huntington, Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello, Lin Shaye, Melanie Lynskey
Roles It's Raining Men Billboard Model (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.399373.399373.399373.399373.39937
In Cleveland, Ohio, 1978, a middle-aged woman (Lin Shaye) is relaxing at home and puts on a vinyl record to listen to. While sipping a red wine and reading while humming The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun", she becomes agitated as rock music plays. When she discovers the record being KISS' Love Gun album and a secret cache of KISS albums, she is revealed to be ultra-conservative when she says "KISS, the devil's music". She then leaves the house.
Susan's Plan, 1h29
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Nastassja Kinski, Dan Aykroyd, Billy Zane, Michael Biehn, Rob Schneider, Lara Flynn Boyle
Roles Gambler #1
Rating52% 2.603062.603062.603062.603062.60306
Fraîchement divorcée et assistée de longue date, Susan n'apprécie que modérément la perspective de travailler. C'est alors qu'elle se met en tête d'éliminer son ex-mari avec l'aide de son amant assureur et de deux tueurs maladroits afin de toucher la police d'assurance.
Welcome to Hollywood, 1h29
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dennis Hopper, John Travolta, Adam Rifkin, Scott Wolf, Nicolas Cage, Peter Facinelli
Roles Adam Rifkin
Rating50% 2.50242.50242.50242.50242.5024
Un réalisateur décide de prendre en main la carrière d'un jeune acteur.
Psycho Cop Returns, 1h25
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Origin USA
Genres Horror comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Serial killer films, Comedy horror films
Actors Barbara Niven, Robert R. Shafer, Julie Strain, Adam Rifkin, Nick Vallelonga
Roles Man with Video Camera
Rating51% 2.553482.553482.553482.553482.55348
In a coffeehouse, Officer Joe Vickers, a serial killer empowered by Satan, overhears Brian and Larry, a pair white-collar workers, discussing a bachelor party that they are planning to throw in their workplace for their friend Gary. Vickers follows the two to their office, and stakes it out in his car (which is full of body parts and demonic imagery) until after hours, which is when Larry bribes the security guard into letting in three strippers. Vickers tricks the guard into letting him in, then stabs him in the eye with a pencil.
The Dark Backward, 1h41
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy
Actors Judd Nelson, Bill Paxton, Wayne Newton, Lara Flynn Boyle, James Caan, Rob Lowe
Roles Rufus Bing
Rating57% 2.850232.850232.850232.850232.85023
Marty Malt (Judd Nelson) is an unhappy garbage man who moonlights as an atrociously unfunny standup comic. He lives in a dark, grimy, garbage-strewn urban netherworld, where a company named Blump's apparently owns everything. His best friend and fellow trash collector, Gus (Bill Paxton), is the only one who laughs at his jokes, and his sincerity is questionable. The obnoxiously exuberant Gus plays an accordion, which he always carries with him. Marty is seeing Rosarita (Lara Flynn Boyle), a waitress, but she doesn't seem too interested in him.
Disturbed (1990)
, 1h34
Directed by Charles Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Erotic thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, Rape and revenge films, Films about psychiatry, Erotic thriller films, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Geoffrey Lewis, Priscilla Pointer, Pamela Gidley, Clint Howard, Irwin Keyes
Roles Gary
Rating51% 2.5531852.5531852.5531852.5531852.553185
Dr. Derrick Russell (Malcolm McDowell) rapes one of the patients in his care. When she throws herself from the roof shortly afterward, he describes her suicide as a consequence of her depression. Ten years later, he plans to rape another patient, Sandy Ramirez (Pamela Gidley). What Russell does not know is that Sandy is the daughter of his previous victim, and that she is bent on revenge. A post-credit sequence depicts a man kissing the camera before he laughs.
Never on Tuesday, 1h30
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Claudia Christian, Andrew Lauer, Peter Berg, Nicolas Cage, Cary Elwes, Emilio Estevez
Roles William (uncredited)
Rating45% 2.254922.254922.254922.254922.25492
Three people are stranded in the desert after Matt (Andrew Lauer) and Eddie (Peter Berg) total Tuesday's (Claudia Christian) automobile. Tuesday is a drop dead gorgeous girl; however, much to the guys’ dismay, she is revealed as a lesbian, albeit sensitive and fun-loving. She is a woman with ambition and Matt and Eddie are far from impressive to her. Exhibiting an immediate sexual interest in the beautiful Tuesday, the guys begin their efforts to bring her around to being attracted to one of them.
Going Overboard, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Burt Young, Adam Sandler, Billy Zane, Tom Hodges, Allen Covert, Terry Moore
Roles Croaker / Miss Spain
Rating18% 0.904830.904830.904830.904830.90483
Shecky Moskowitz (Sandler) is a struggling comedian working on a cruise ship. Shecky gets his chance to be the ship's comedian when it is thought that the regular comedian, Dickie Diamond (LaRose), had fallen overboard and drowned. (Dickie actually locked himself in the men's room) Shecky is nervous about performing, but King Neptune (Zane) convinces him to go for the opportunity by telling Shecky about the power of laughter. Shecky's first performance is very unsuccessful as he is booed off the stage, he is especially heckled by the construction worker Dave (Thornton). However, after a lecture by Milton Berle, Shecky succeeds in making the audience laugh. At that point, the terrorists come onboard and want to kill Miss Australia. Shecky, remembering the advice about the power of laughter, saves her by promising to put the assassins in a film.