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Craig R. Baxley is a Actor, Director, Writer, Second Unit Director and Stunts American born on 20 october 1949 at Los Angeles (USA)

Craig R. Baxley

Craig R. Baxley
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Birth name Craig Redding Baxley
Nationality USA
Birth 20 october 1949 (74 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Craig Redding Baxley (born October 20, 1949, in Los Angeles, California) is an American director, stunt coordinator, stunt performer and occasional actor. He is best known for his work in the action and thriller genres.

Beginning his career as a stunt performer, he was hired to perform stunts in number of notable television series namely Police Story, Harry O, Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, Gemini Man, Roots and M*A*S*H. He worked as stunt coordinator and second unit director on The Dukes of Hazzard and The A-Team (on which he later made his directorial debut). He was stunt coordinator on the feature films The Warriors (1979) and The Long Riders (1980), as well as second unit director on Reds (1981) and Predator (1987).

Baxley also appeared in four episodes of Kolchak: The Night Stalker, as well having small roles in Chase, Mannix, Bearcats!, Marcus Welby, M.D. and S.W.A.T.

In 1987, he made his feature film directorial debut with Action Jackson. His other feature film credits are I Come in Peace (1991), Stone Cold (1991) and Sniper 2 (2002).

Baxley's other television directing credits include miniseries based on Stephen King works namely Storm of the Century (1999), Rose Red (2002), The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003), Kingdom Hospital (2004), as well as The Triangle (2005) and The Lost Room (2006). Some of his television film credits include A Family Torn Apart (1993), Twisted Desire (1996) and Silencing Mary (1998) both starring Melissa Joan Hart.

Best films

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
(Stunt Driver)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Predator (1987)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Earthquake (1974)

Usually with

Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(4 films)
Paul Baxley
Paul Baxley
(15 films)
Henry Kingi
Henry Kingi
(10 films)
Steve Boyum
Steve Boyum
(6 films)
Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Craig R. Baxley (61 films)

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The Warriors, 1h32
Directed by Walter Hill, Lawrence Gordon, David Shaber
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Rail transport films, Hip hop films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, David Patrick Kelly, Brian Tyler
Roles Punk (Black and Yellow)
Rating75% 3.751473.751473.751473.751473.75147
Cyrus, leader of the Gramercy Riffs, the most powerful gang in New York City, calls a midnight summit of all New York area gangs, requesting them to send nine unarmed delegates to Van Cortlandt Park. The Warriors, from Coney Island, attend the summit. Cyrus proposes to the assembled crowd a permanent citywide truce and alliance that would allow the gangs to control the city. Most of the gangs laud his idea, but Luther, leader of the Rogues, shoots Cyrus dead. In the resulting chaos, Luther frames the Warriors' leader Cleon for the murder, and Cleon is beaten down by the Riffs. Meanwhile, the other Warriors have escaped, unaware that they've been implicated in Cyrus' murder. The Riffs put out a hit on the Warriors through a radio DJ. Swan, the Warriors' "war chief", takes charge of the group as they try to make it back home.
The Parallax View, 1h42
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels, Paula Prentiss, Jim Davis, Earl Hindman
Rating70% 3.5475453.5475453.5475453.5475453.547545
TV newswoman Lee Carter (Paula Prentiss) is one of many witnesses to the public assassination of presidential candidate Senator Charles Carroll (Bill Joyce) atop the Seattle Space Needle. A waiter armed with a revolver is chased but falls to his death. Meanwhile, a second waiter, also armed, leaves the crime scene unnoticed. A Congressional special committee determines that the assassination was the work of a lone gunman.
Charley Varrick, 1h51
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Walter Matthau, Andrew Robinson, Joe Don Baker, John Vernon, Felicia Farr, Jacqueline Scott
Roles Van Sickle
Rating74% 3.747483.747483.747483.747483.74748
Charley Varrick (Matthau) is a crop-duster and former stunt pilot. The aging trailer-park dweller has clearly not been too successful. Together with his wife Nadine and co-conspirators Al Dutcher and Harman Sullivan (Andrew Robinson), a heavily disguised Varrick robs a bank in the rural crossroads community of Tres Cruces, New Mexico. During the robbery, two policemen and Dutcher are killed. Nadine drives the get-away car and eludes the police, but she, too, has been mortally wounded. Varrick distracts the police by blowing up the getaway car with black powder and gasoline, with his wife's body inside. He and Sullivan escape.


Aces 'N' Eights, 1h28
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Casper Van Dien, Bruce Boxleitner, Ernest Borgnine, Jeff Kober, Jack Noseworthy, William Atherton
Rating54% 2.7167152.7167152.7167152.7167152.716715
Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law and order to be found, justice falls onto the shoulders of an elderly rancher (played by Ernest Borgnine) and an accomplished, but retired, gunslinger (played by Casper Van Dien).
Left Behind: World at War, 1h40
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Louis Gossett Jr., Kirk Cameron, Gordon Currie, Brad Johnson, Jessica Steen, Chelsea Noble
Rating44% 2.201252.201252.201252.201252.20125
Set 18 months after the events of the second film, an attack takes place. United States President Gerald Fitzhugh videotapes his confession. Afterwards, he looks out the window as a shadowy figure arrives in the background.
The Triangle
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bruce Davison, Sam Neill, Michael E. Rodgers
Rating64% 3.2478253.2478253.2478253.2478253.247825
Une équipe d'experts venus d'horizons différents est chargée par un richissime homme d'affaires de découvrir la vérité sur le triangle des Bermudes où ont disparu plusieurs de ses navires. Leur enquête les mènera à rencontrer des réalités alternatives perturbantes pour chacun d'entre eux.
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, 1h28
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Lisa Brenner, Steven Brand, Kate Burton, Tsidii Le Loka, Brad Greenquist, Deirdre Quinn
Rating54% 2.701532.701532.701532.701532.70153
The miniseries is an adaptation of The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red (2001), written by Ridley Pearson under the pseudonym Joyce Reardon, Ph.D. Pearson's novel was based on the script of Stephen King's Rose Red.
Sniper 2
Sniper 2 (2002)
, 1h27
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Tom Berenger, Bokeem Woodbine, Erika Marozsán, Dan Butler, Linden Ashby, Dennis Hayden
Rating52% 2.6039352.6039352.6039352.6039352.603935
Former U.S. Marine Corps scout sniper Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger), who was discharged after his finger was amputated in the first film, is met by CIA officer James Eckles (Dan Butler) and Colonel David McKenna (Linden Ashby) at his home. Despite losing his index finger he uses to shoot, Beckett still has the capability of firing a gun (as he uses his middle finger for the job). Considering this, along with his impressive career from his time in the Marine Corps, Beckett is given a mission to assassinate renegade Serbian General Mile Valstoria (Peter Linka), who is responsible for conducting hit-and-run ethnic cleansing operations in Muslim-populated areas. The CIA fears that Valstoria's actions are threatening to inflame a larger conflict in the region. Beckett agrees to participate, but requests that an additional man, a spotter, must come with him. Beckett is introduced to his spotter, Jake Cole (Bokeem Woodbine), an experienced U.S. Army sniper who is on death row for killing a federal officer who allegedly betrayed Cole's unit and had them killed during a mission. But Cole is released and offered to be pardoned if he takes part in the mission.
Silencing Mary, 1h25
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction
Actors Melissa Joan Hart, Corin Nemec, Lisa Dean Ryan, Peter MacNicol, James McDaniel, Josh Hopkins
Rating58% 2.904112.904112.904112.904112.90411
Mary Stuartson is a college student who works as a reporter for the college newspaper. She is involved with a case, regarding possibly a few football players having hacked the computer of a professor to steal an upcoming test. Her best friend Holly is involved with one of the hackers, Billy, and one night at a party, she is raped by Clay Roberts, one of the athletes. She admits to Mary what happened, telling her that she tried to push him away and scream. She refuses to report it to the police and starts to think it was her own fault. She does go to the dean, however, but he seems to respond in Clay's favor. Holly took a test after the rape, for further proof, but she made the mistake to first take a shower. Because of this, there is no physical evidence of proof that she was raped.
A Touch of Hope
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Genres Drama
Actors Anthony Michael Hall, CCH Pounder, Abraham Benrubi, Fay Masterson, Robert Clohessy, Peter MacNeill
Rating55% 2.761342.761342.761342.761342.76134
Après un accident, Dean Craft découvre qu'il a un don surnaturel. Grâce à ses mains, il peut soigner et même sauver des gens se trouvant à l'article de la mort mais dont l'heure n'a pas encore sonné...
Bad Day on the Block, 1h28
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about the labor movement, Disaster films
Actors Charlie Sheen, Mare Winningham, David Andrews, Noah Fleiss, John Ratzenberger, Dawnn Lewis
Rating53% 2.6550952.6550952.6550952.6550952.655095
The film opens with a fire. Lyle Wilder (Charlie Sheen) is a decorated Los Angeles firefighter who saved an Afro-American baby's life in a crack house fire. He was honored for his bravery. However, Lyle Wilder is a psychopath, who had his wife, Marge and son, Kenny (Rory Flynn) leave him because of his violent tendencies. He believes that the neighbors (Mare Winningham and David Andrews) and their two children (Noah Fleiss and Chelsea Russo) are to blame for them leaving by manipulating his wife. Lyle began to hurt their children. Lyle also terrorizes Reese and Catherine Braverton. He does not excuse any accidents made by the Bravertons' two children, Zach and Chelsea. Lyle continues thinking that the Bravertons are his enemies. In flashbacks, it shows his violent tendencies, like playing Russian roulette with his wife and he being angry on his son's birthday (stemming from his own strict disciplinary upbringing). In another flashback, it is shown that Lyle left the mother of the baby to die in the fire because he considered her negligent.
Twisted Desire, 1h25
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Melissa Joan Hart, Daniel Baldwin, Jeremy Jordan, David Lascher, Meadow Sisto, Kurt Fuller
Rating56% 2.8485552.8485552.8485552.8485552.848555
Jennifer Stanton (Hart) is a rebellious teen who constantly argues with her parents. She feels that they are overly protective of her and that they are exceedingly strict. Her father William (Baldwin) disapproves of her clothes and friends. William's aggressive attitude has a negative impact upon his daughter's relationship with Brad (Lascher), the captain of the high school football team. When Jennifer tells Brad that she is unable to attend a concert with him because her father refused to give her permission, Brad decides to break up with her. He feels that William is exerting too much control over the relationship. Although Jennifer is shocked, the fact that Brad chooses to display interest in another girl at school makes her feel even more frustrated.
Sudden Fury, 1h38
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Neil Patrick Harris, Johnny Galecki, Linda Kelsey, John M. Jackson, James Handy, Lisa Banes
Rating63% 3.196983.196983.196983.196983.19698
The film begins with an unknown person hiding an axe covered with blood in the woods. It then focuses on Brian Hannigan, a teenager who contacts the police after the death of his adoptive parents, a double homicide. The investigators immediately see Brian as a suspect, because he was in the house when the murders occurred and because he is too calm considering the circumstances. Chris Hannigan, Brian's 7-year-old brother, tells the police that he saw his other brother, 17-year-old Daniel, an aggressive patient at a mental hospital, walking away from the house only seconds after the tragedy. Although Daniel denies having been at the house around the time of the murder, he becomes the prime suspect.
Stone Cold
Stone Cold (1991)
, 1h35
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, Sam McMurray, Richard Gant, Paulo Tocha, Illana Shoshan
Rating60% 3.0499753.0499753.0499753.0499753.049975
Brian Bosworth stars as Joe Huff, a tough Alabama cop who is frustrated with a system that handles criminals with kid gloves. Currently, Joe is on suspension for displaying excessive violence toward criminals.