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Brian W. Cook is a Actor, Director, Associate Producer and First Assistant Director

Brian W. Cook

Brian W. Cook
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Birth name Brian William Cook
Birth at Hertfordshire (United-kingdom)

Brian William Cook is a British film director, assistant director, producer and actor.

Best films

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
(Director)
Last Action Hero (1993)
(Director)
Nowhere to Run (1993)
(Director)
The Shining (1980)
(Director)
History of the World: Part I (1981)
(Director)
Flash Gordon (1980)
(Director)

Usually with

Leon Vitali
Leon Vitali
(2 films)
Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Brian W. Cook (36 films)

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Actor

Eyes Wide Shut, 2h39
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Erotic thriller
Themes Christmas films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Todd Field, Jackie Sawiris, Madison Eginton
Roles Tall Butler
Rating73% 3.699963.699963.699963.699963.69996
Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) and his wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), are a young couple living in New York. They go to a Christmas party thrown by a wealthy patient, Victor Ziegler (Sydney Pollack). Bill meets an old friend from medical school, Nick Nightingale (Todd Field), who now plays piano professionally. While a Hungarian man named Sandor Szavost (Sky du Mont) tries to pick up Alice, two young models try to take Bill off for a tryst. He is interrupted by a call from his host upstairs, who had been having sex with Mandy (Julienne Davis), a young woman who has overdosed on a speedball. Mandy recovers with Bill's aid.

Director

Colour Me Kubrick, 1h27
Directed by Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, L'usurpation d'identité, Films about psychiatry, Escroquerie
Actors John Malkovich, Marisa Berenson, Marc Warren, Jim Davidson, Richard E. Grant, Ken Russell
Rating60% 3.0493353.0493353.0493353.0493353.049335
Colour Me Kubrick begins with a direct homage to A Clockwork Orange with the after-effects of one of Alan Conway's (Malkovich) minor cons: two thugs are sent to collect a bar bill that Conway has generated by impersonating Kubrick. Conway has provided the address of an elderly couple as Kubrick's home address. Conway is nowhere to be seen, and the thugs are arrested by the police for causing a ruckus outside the house.
Eyes Wide Shut, 2h39
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Erotic thriller
Themes Christmas films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Todd Field, Jackie Sawiris, Madison Eginton
Rating73% 3.699963.699963.699963.699963.69996
Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise) and his wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), are a young couple living in New York. They go to a Christmas party thrown by a wealthy patient, Victor Ziegler (Sydney Pollack). Bill meets an old friend from medical school, Nick Nightingale (Todd Field), who now plays piano professionally. While a Hungarian man named Sandor Szavost (Sky du Mont) tries to pick up Alice, two young models try to take Bill off for a tryst. He is interrupted by a call from his host upstairs, who had been having sex with Mandy (Julienne Davis), a young woman who has overdosed on a speedball. Mandy recovers with Bill's aid.
The Crossing Guard, 1h51
Directed by Sean Penn, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Robin Wright, Anjelica Huston, Piper Laurie, Richard Bradford
Rating62% 3.1489453.1489453.1489453.1489453.148945
Freddy Gale (Nicholson) has been tormented for the five years following the death of his daughter Emily. Once a devoted husband and father, he is now an alcoholic who spends his nights hanging out in strip clubs and sleeping with prostitutes. Now the drunk driver who killed her, John Booth (Morse), is released from prison. Freddy immediately reveals to his ex-wife Mary (Huston) that he is going to kill Booth. She begs him not to, and they get into an altercation that ends with her new husband throwing him out of the house.
The Sunchaser, 2h2
Directed by Michael Cimino, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Woody Harrelson, Jon Seda, Anne Bancroft, Alexandra Tydings, Antwon Tanner, Matt Mulhern
Rating62% 3.100083.100083.100083.100083.10008
Blue est un jeune métis indien de 16 ans atteint d'un cancer. Il prend en otage le docteur Reynolds, cancérologue de Los Angeles et entame un périple désespéré qui le conduit sur la terre de ses ancêtres. Il pense que sa guérison viendra de sa rencontre avec un sorcier navajo et de la découverte d'un lac sacré.
Nowhere to Run, 1h34
Directed by Peter MacDonald, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin, Ted Levine, Joss Ackland, Edward Blatchford
Rating57% 2.8508352.8508352.8508352.8508352.850835
Sam Gillen (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a Québécois convict in the United States who escapes from Federal custody with the aid of his bank-robbing partner. In their last heist, Sam's partner killed a bank guard, a crime for which Sam was ultimately convicted. Sam's partner is killed in the break, forcing Sam to continue on alone. He sets up camp on a piece of farmland owned by Clydie Anderson (Rosanna Arquette), the widowed mother of two kids, Mike (nicknamed "Mookie") (Kieran Culkin) and Bree (Tiffany Taubman).
Last Action Hero, 2h10
Directed by John McTiernan, Brian W. Cook, Vic Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Charles Dance, Tom Noonan, Austin O'Brien, Art Carney
Rating63% 3.1994653.1994653.1994653.1994653.199465
Danny Madigan is a teenage boy living in a crime-ridden area of New York City with his widowed mother Irene. To escape from his harsh reality, Danny often skips school to watch movies at the run-down Pandora movie theater, owned and managed by Danny's friend Nick. Nick receives the film reels for Jack Slater IV, the latest in one of Danny's favorite film series about the titular Los Angeles police detective and violent action hero, and offers to show it to Danny at a private screening just before the world premiere. To mark the occasion, Nick tears up a special ticket he received from Harry Houdini years ago, giving one half of the stub to Danny as a keepsake.
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, 2h
Directed by Brian W. Cook, John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Marlon Brando, Georges Corraface, Rachel Ward, Robert Davi, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Oliver Cotton
Rating44% 2.206092.206092.206092.206092.20609
The titular Genoese navigator overcomes intrigue in the court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain and gains financing for his expedition to the West Indies, which eventually leads to the discovery of the Americas.
F/X2
F/X2 (1991)
, 1h44
Directed by Richard Franklin, Brian W. Cook, Vic Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin, Joanna Gleason, Philip Bosco, Kevin J. O'Connor
Rating59% 2.9503852.9503852.9503852.9503852.950385
Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is asked by his girlfriend's ex-husband, a cop, to use his special-effects expertise to help catch a serial killer. However, when things go wrong and the cop is killed, he begins to suspect a setup and corruption within the police department. He calls on the help of his friend Leo McCarthy (Brian Dennehy) to investigate the death and they discover the trail leads to an old case involving stolen gold medallions that have been missing for decades. The antagonists mean to retrieve the stolen Medallions and return them to their proper owner, the Catholic church. At the same time, an unknown assassin is trying to kill Rollie and his family in an attempt to destroy all evidence of the murder.
Billy Bathgate, 1h42
Directed by Robert Benton, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Steven Hill, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi
Rating58% 2.9494752.9494752.9494752.9494752.949475
Billy Behan is a poor teenage boy from the Bronx. One day he catches the attention of gangster Dutch Schultz. Changing his last name to Bathgate, after a local street, he goes to work for Schultz's organization, serving mostly as a gopher for Schultz. Billy is present when Schultz murders his former partner Bo Weinberg, who Schultz believes betrayed him. Schultz then begins a relationship with Weinberg's beautiful, married, girlfriend, Drew Preston.
Stella
Stella (1990)
, 1h49
Directed by John Erman, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Bette Midler, John Goodman, Trini Alvarado, Stephen Collins, Marsha Mason, Eileen Brennan
Rating61% 3.05033.05033.05033.05033.0503
Stella (Bette Midler) is a feisty woman working in a bar when she meets and falls for the suave charms of the young Dr. Steve Dallas (Stephen Collins). Although from opposite ends of the social spectrum, they start an affair resulting in Stella becoming pregnant. After he proposes half-heartedly, she rejects him and embarks upon raising their child Jenny as a single mother but is always helped and encouraged by her stalwart friend, a local good natured barfly, Ed Munn (John Goodman). Stella is fiercely independent and proud and is determined to do well by this child and take on whatever jobs she must to raise her daughter properly. When Jenny is 4 years old, her father suddenly reappears on the scene and is determined to get to know his daughter. At first reluctant to allow this, Stella is persuaded to allow contact, and a happy bond develops between the father and daughter. As Jenny (Trini Alvarado) grows up, she becomes torn between her fathers rich and well-connected background, and her loyalty and love for her mother who is poor and vulgar but devoted to her daughter. She also despises the perceived relationship she sees developing between Stella and Ed Munn who is now a broken alcoholic. Jenny eventually meets and falls for a boy from her fathers 'world' and Stella realizes that now, the disparities in her own and Jennys father's backgrounds might jeopardize her daughters future happiness. So she makes a heart rending decision towards the end of the film to ensure that this is not going to happen.
Casualties of War, 1h53
Directed by Brian De Palma, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Political films
Actors Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Dale Dye, Thuy Thu Le
Rating70% 3.549783.549783.549783.549783.54978
The story is presented as a flashback of Max Eriksson, a Vietnam veteran. In November 1966, a squad of American soldiers is on patrol when they are suddenly attacked by the Viet Cong. The ground cracks under Eriksson while he walks above a Viet Cong tunnel. Sergeant Tony Meserve pulls Eriksson out of the hole and eventually, the Americans stave off the attack.
The Sicilian, 2h26
Directed by Michael Cimino, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Christopher Lambert, John Turturro, Joss Ackland, Barbara Sukowa, Terence Stamp, Giulia Boschi
Rating54% 2.7003452.7003452.7003452.7003452.700345
En 1943 en Sicile, Salvatore Giuliano abat un carabinier qui l'avait appréhendé au cours d'un contrôle alors qu'il livrait clandestinement du blé. Giuliano est un hors-la-loi qui vole les riches pour donner aux pauvres avec l'espoir de voir les paysans racheter leurs terres et que la Sicile devienne un état libre.
King Kong Lives, 1h45
Directed by Matt Earl Beesley, Brian W. Cook, John Guillermin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about apes, King Kong films, Giant monster films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Linda Hamilton, Brian Kerwin, John Ashton, Peter Elliott, Peter Michael Goetz, Mike Starr
Rating38% 1.907041.907041.907041.907041.90704
King Kong, after being shot down from the World Trade Center, is kept alive in a coma for about 10 years at the Atlanta Institute, under the care of surgeon Dr. Amy Franklin (Linda Hamilton). In order to save Kong's life, Dr. Franklin must perform a heart transplant and give Kong a computer-monitored artificial heart. However, he lost so much blood that a transfusion is badly needed, and to complicate matters, Franklin says there no species of ape or other animal whose blood type matches Kong's. Enter adventurer Hank "Mitch" Mitchell (Brian Kerwin), who captures a giant female gorilla, who is dubbed "Lady Kong"; in Borneo (Mitchell theorizes that Borneo and the island from the first movie were once part of the same landmass), bringing her to the Institute so her blood can be used for Kong's operation. The transfusion and the heart transplant are a success, but Kong escapes along with the female.
Year of the Dragon, 2h14
Directed by Michael Cimino, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane Koizumi, Raymond J. Barry, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun
Rating68% 3.4489453.4489453.4489453.4489453.448945
Stanley White (Rourke) is a decorated police captain and Vietnam War veteran assigned to New York City's Chinatown, where he makes it his personal mission to come down hard on Chinese organized crime.