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Andrew Davis is a Director, Scriptwriter, Co-Producer, Director of Photography and Cinematography American born on 21 november 1946 at Chicago (USA)

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis
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Nationality USA
Birth 21 november 1946 (73 years) at Chicago (USA)

Andrew Davis (born November 21, 1946) is an American film director, producer and cinematographer who is known for directing a number of successful action thrillers including Code of Silence, Above the Law, Under Siege and The Fugitive.

Biography

Davis was born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and has directed several films using Chicago as a backdrop. He is the son of actor Nathan Davis and Metta Davis and the brother of musician Richard "Richie" Peter Davis (co-founder of the cover band Chicago Catz) and Jo Ellen Friedman.

After attending the Harand Camp of the Theater Arts summer camp program and Bowen High School, Davis went on to study journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It was not long before his interest in civil rights and anti-war issues converged with his growing interest in film-making. Davis was mentored by acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler with whom he worked on Medium Cool and began his film career as a cameraman on blaxploitation films like The Hit Man, Cool Breeze and The Slams in the 1970s.

His first feature film as a director was the semi-biographical story Stony Island. The film was finally released on DVD on April 24, 2012, thirty-four years after its theatrical release. Davis later directed such films as The Fugitive, Under Siege, Above the Law (both starring Steven Seagal), Code of Silence, Holes, The Package and The Guardian. Davis also directed the cutscenes for the videogame Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory.

In October 2006, he told a London press conference that he intends to make a film fusing the novels Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes and Tom Jones by Henry Fielding.

Best films

The Fugitive (1993)
(Director)
Under Siege (1992)
(Director)
Collateral Damage (2002)
(Director)

Usually with

Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal
(2 films)
Ron Dean
Ron Dean
(6 films)
Nathan Davis
Nathan Davis
(5 films)
Frank Tidy
Frank Tidy
(5 films)
Chelcie Ross
Chelcie Ross
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Andrew Davis (19 films)

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Director

The Guardian, 2h19
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Aviation films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Melissa Sagemiller, Clancy Brown, Neal McDonough, Brian Geraghty
Rating69% 3.4504253.4504253.4504253.4504253.450425
Ben Randall (Kevin Costner) is the top rescue swimmer at the United States Coast Guard's Aviation Survival Technician (AST) program. Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher) is a hot-shot candidate for AST, who was ranked as a top competitive swimmer in high school with scholarships to every Ivy league college, but he opted to enlist in the Coast Guard. The film's title is introduced by a mythic tale: people lost at sea often claim they feel a presence lifting them to the surface, breathing life into their bodies while they are waiting for help to arrive. They call this presence "The Guardian".
Holes
Holes (2003)
, 1h57
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Western
Themes Prison films, Children's films
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Patricia Arquette, Tim Blake Nelson, Shia LaBeouf, Khleo Thomas
Rating69% 3.4988253.4988253.4988253.4988253.498825
Stanley Yelnats IV is a teenager born to a family who have been cursed with bad luck since his great-great grandfather didn't carry a sorceress, Madame Zeroni, up a mountaintop. He is sent to Camp Green Lake when he is falsely accused of theft. He arrives to find that the camp is a dried-up lake run by the warden, her assistant, Mr. Sir, and the counselor, Dr. Pendanski. Prisoners spend each day digging holes in the desert to "build character." After finding a golden lipstick tube initialed K.B., he begins to suspect the hole-digging isn't for just building character.
Collateral Damage, 1h48
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about terrorism, Films about the labor movement, Disaster films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elias Koteas, Francesca Neri, Cliff Curtis, John Leguizamo, John Turturro
Rating55% 2.750672.750672.750672.750672.75067
A bomb detonates in the plaza of the Colombian Consulate building in Los Angeles, killing nine people, including a caravan of Colombian officials and American intelligence agents. Among the civilians killed are the wife and son of LAFD firefighter, Captain Gordon "Gordy" Brewer, who was injured in the explosion. A tape is sent to the U.S. State Department, in which a masked man calling himself "El Lobo" (The Wolf) claims responsibility, explaining it was in retaliation for the oppression of Colombia by the United States. The FBI believes El Lobo is a Colombian terrorist named Claudio Perrini. CIA Special Agent Peter Brandt, the Colombia Station Chief, is harshly reprimanded for the incident by a Senate Oversight Committee, who promptly terminate all CIA operations in Colombia. Brandt angrily returns to Mompós and meets with his paramilitary allies to plan a major offensive to take down Claudio.
A Perfect Murder, 1h48
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, David Suchet, Constance Towers, Sarita Choudhury
Rating64% 3.24953.24953.24953.24953.2495
Steven Taylor (Michael Douglas) is a Wall Street hedge fund manager whose investments and speculations allow him to live an extravagant upper class lifestyle with his much younger wife Emily (Gwyneth Paltrow). Unfortunately for Taylor, his illegal investments are unraveling; to alleviate the pressure being put on him by large upcoming margin payments he will need his wife's personal fortune (roughly 100 million dollars) to maintain that status and lifestyle.
Chain Reaction, 1h42
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Children's films, Chase films
Actors Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward, Brian Cox, Kevin Dunn
Rating56% 2.8495152.8495152.8495152.8495152.849515
Eddie Kasalivich (Keanu Reeves) is a student machinist working with a team from the University of Chicago to obtain clean energy from water by efficiently splitting the hydrogen and oxygen molecules. While working at home, Eddie inadvertently discovers the secret. The machine is perfected the next day in the lab and everything appears to be working and stable. To celebrate, a party is thrown in the lab. That night after the party, project physicist Dr. Lily Sinclair (Rachel Weisz) tries to leave the lab but her car battery is dead. Eddie offers to take her home by taxi; but, later says they took a bus. Back in the lab, Drs. Alistair Barkley and Lu Chen are on their computers preparing to upload their discovery to the Internet so the world can share in this new discovery, speaking Chinese. Meanwhile, a van is seen driving toward the lab. Chen hears a noise and goes to investigate, but is kidnapped by unknown assailants as Alistair also comes under attack.
Steal Big Steal Little, 2h15
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Andy García, Alan Arkin, Rachel Ticotin, Joe Pantoliano, Ally Walker, Holland Taylor
Rating47% 2.362572.362572.362572.362572.36257
Mild-mannered, unassuming Ruben Martinez has a slick, unscrupulous twin brother who now goes by the name Robby Martin. They were orphans raised by a rich landowner named Clifford Downey and his dancer wife, Mona Rowland-Downey.
The Fugitive, 2h10
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films about disabilities, Films about capital punishment, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Jeroen Krabbé, Joe Pantoliano, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore
Rating77% 3.8979853.8979853.8979853.8979853.897985
Dr. Richard Kimble, a prominent Chicago vascular surgeon, arrives home to find his wife Helen fatally wounded by a one-armed man. Kimble struggles with the killer but he escapes. The lack of evidence of a break-in, Helen's lucrative life insurance policy, and a misunderstood 9-1-1 call result in Kimble's conviction of first-degree murder. Being transported to death row by bus, his fellow prisoners attempt an escape. The pandemonium sends the bus down a ravine and into the path of an oncoming train. Kimble escapes the collision and flees. Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard and his colleagues Renfro, Biggs, Newman and Poole arrive at the crash site and begin the search for Kimble. Kimble sneaks into a hospital to treat his wounds and alter his appearance. He eludes the authorities, but Gerard corners him at the edge of a storm drain over a dam. Kimble leaps into the raging water and escapes.
Under Siege, 1h43
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, United States Armed Forces in films, Films about hijackings
Actors Tommy Lee Jones, Steven Seagal, Gary Busey, Erika Eleniak, Patrick O'Neal, Damian Chapa
Rating64% 3.248373.248373.248373.248373.24837
The battleship USS Missouri (BB-63) arrives at Pearl Harbor, where George H. W. Bush announces that the ship will be decommissioned in California, making the trip her final voyage. Casey Ryback (Steven Seagal), a Chief Petty Officer assigned as a cook, is preparing meals in celebration of the birthday of Captain Adams (Patrick O'Neal), against the orders of Commander Krill (Gary Busey), who is having food and entertainment brought by helicopter.
The Package, 1h48
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Tommy Lee Jones, Dennis Franz, Pam Grier, John Heard
Rating63% 3.197713.197713.197713.197713.19771
Gene Hackman stars as Johnny Gallagher, a Special Forces Master Sergeant in the United States Army who is assigned to escort a prisoner, an Army deserter named Thomas Boyette (Tommy Lee Jones), from West Berlin back to the United States. When Boyette escapes, Gallagher pursues him and discovers that Boyette is actually a professional assassin hired to kill the leader of the Soviet Union (clearly resembling Mikhail Gorbachev) after a meeting in Chicago with the President of the United States. Gallagher is joined by his ex-wife Eileen, a lieutenant colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Army (Joanna Cassidy), and Chicago police Lt. Milan Delich (Dennis Franz).
Above the Law, 1h39
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Political films
Actors Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Sharon Stone, Ron Dean, Henry Silva, Chelcie Ross
Rating60% 3.000083.000083.000083.000083.00008
Sergeant Nicolo "Nico" Toscani (Steven Seagal), a native of Palermo, Italy, is a detective in the Chicago Police Department’s vice squad. At an early age he became interested in martial arts, and moved to Japan to study.
Code of Silence, 1h36
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Bert Remsen, Dennis Farina, Nathan Davis, Molly Hagan
Rating60% 3.0495753.0495753.0495753.0495753.049575
October 17, 1984: It is late morning in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood where a sting operation is taking place. Sergeant Eddie Cusack (Chuck Norris) and his crack team of Chicago Police detectives take their positions, including Lieutenant Kobas (Joseph F. Kosala), stationed on a rooftop with Detectives Brennan (Ron Dean) and Music (Gene Barge) as lookouts, along with alcoholic Detective Cragie (Ralph Foody) and rookie Nick Kopalas (Joseph Guzaldo) in a cemetery. An undercover informant is about to meet a buyer at an 'L' train stop. Cusack and partner Dorato (Dennis Farina) use a garbage truck to patrol beneath the train tracks.
The Final Terror, 1h22
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Rachel Ward, Daryl Hannah, Adrian Zmed, Mark Metcalf, Joe Pantoliano, Lewis Smith
Rating52% 2.6014052.6014052.6014052.6014052.601405
A young couple loses control of their motorbike while riding in a forest. Jim is badly hurt, so Lori runs to find some help. Only finding an abandoned cabin, she runs back to Jim only to find him dead hanging upside down from a tree. Terrified, she tries to run back to the cabin but is killed she steps on a trap full of sharp objects.

Scriptwriter

Steal Big Steal Little, 2h15
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Andy García, Alan Arkin, Rachel Ticotin, Joe Pantoliano, Ally Walker, Holland Taylor
Roles Story
Rating47% 2.362572.362572.362572.362572.36257
Mild-mannered, unassuming Ruben Martinez has a slick, unscrupulous twin brother who now goes by the name Robby Martin. They were orphans raised by a rich landowner named Clifford Downey and his dancer wife, Mona Rowland-Downey.