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David S. Ward is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 25 october 1945 at Providence (USA)

David S. Ward

David S. Ward
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Nationality USA
Birth 25 october 1945 (75 years) at Providence (USA)

David Schad Ward (born October 25, 1945) is an American film director and screen writer.

Best films

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
(Scriptwriter)
The Sting (1973)
(Writer)
Major League II (1994)
(Director)
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

James Gammon
James Gammon
(3 films)
Rene Russo
Rene Russo
(2 films)
Doug Hemphill
Doug Hemphill
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David S. Ward (16 films)

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Actor

Dad Made Dirty Movies, 58minutes
Directed by Jordan Todorov
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Stephen C. Apostolof, Ted V. Mikels, David S. Ward, Ed Wood, The Amazing Criswell, Tor Johnson
Roles Himself
Rating64% 3.236793.236793.236793.236793.23679
Dad Made Dirty Movies chronicles Stephen C. Apostolof's rise, from the story of his escape as a refugee from the Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe, to producer and director of sexploitation films in the 1960s and 1970s, his turbulent relationship with infamous Ed Wood and his downfall in the late 1970s with advent of hardcore pornography.

Director

Down Periscope, 1h32
Directed by David S. Ward
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Harry Dean Stanton, Bruce Dern, William H. Macy
Rating61% 3.09943.09943.09943.09943.0994
Lt. Commander Thomas Dodge (Kelsey Grammer), a capable yet unconventional US Navy submariner, is about to be passed over a third time for command of his own nuclear submarine because of his unorthodox methods and because of a notorious genital tattoo received after getting drunk and passing out while on shore-leave. Failure to secure a command will result in Dodge being dropped from the Navy's command program and an assignment to a desk job, and that means he will resign from the Navy. During his career, Dodge has made an enemy of Rear Admiral Yancy Graham (Bruce Dern), who strongly speaks out against Dodge's command promotion.
Major League II, 1h45
Directed by David S. Ward
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Richard Schiff, Corbin Bernsen, Jesse Ventura, Jay Leno
Rating56% 2.8006352.8006352.8006352.8006352.800635
Last season, the Cleveland Indians won the division title by beating the New York Yankees in a one-game playoff, but they were defeated in the ALCS by the Chicago White Sox.
The Program, 1h50
Directed by David S. Ward
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer, Kristy Swanson, Abraham Benrubi
Rating64% 3.249153.249153.249153.249153.24915
The ESU Timberwolves are entering a season with high expectations after two disappointing seasons. The film begins with a loss to end the prior season, along with the school president putting pressure on Sam Winters (Caan) to win this coming season or face a possible firing. Sophomore quarterback Joe Kane (Sheffer) spends the Christmas bowl season with his alcoholic father and brother, while junior NFL prospect Alvin Mack (Duane Davis) gives his mother an engraved door knocker as a present to go with the new house she will soon have when he turns pro. The film then follows the recruiting of Darnell Jefferson (Epps), a highly rated running back, and his eventual commitment to ESU. During the recruiting phase, Jefferson is given a tour of the campus by Autumn (Berry), a beautiful young student, and the two bond immediately, sharing a kiss before they part ways.
King Ralph
King Ralph (1991)
, 1h37
Directed by David S. Ward
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri, Richard Griffiths, Leslie Phillips
Rating53% 2.6505452.6505452.6505452.6505452.650545
The entire House of Wyndham (based on the House of Windsor), the ruling family of the United Kingdom in the film, is electrocuted in a freak accident while posing for a family photograph, after a cable becomes wet during a storm. The British government immediately begins a search led by courtier and royal private secretary Sir Cedric Willingham to look for any surviving heirs to whom to pass the crown. A researcher finally locates a living heir named Ralph Jones, an American rock and roll musician.
Major League, 1h47
Directed by David S. Ward
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Rene Russo, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon
Rating71% 3.598623.598623.598623.598623.59862
Former Las Vegas showgirl Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton) has inherited the Cleveland Indians baseball team from her deceased husband. Phelps has received a lucrative deal to move the team to Miami, and she aims to trigger the escape clause in the team's contract with Cleveland if season attendance falls below minimum levels. To do this, she fires most of the existing players and has her new General Manager Charlie Donovan bring in new ones from a list of aging veterans and inexperienced rookies, hoping to make the worst team ever that would certainly cause attendance to decline. Donovan hires Lou Brown, a former coach from the Toledo Mud Hens to lead the team.
Cannery Row, 2h
Directed by David S. Ward
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley, Frank McRae, M. Emmet Walsh, Rosanna DeSoto
Rating66% 3.3464753.3464753.3464753.3464753.346475
The story is about the skid row citizens of Monterey, California, set during World War II. As declining fish stocks are shutting down a previously rich fishery and the dependent canning industry, bums and hookers lead colorful and adventurous lives in a balmy seaside setting.

Scriptwriter

Flyboys
Flyboys (2006)
, 2h19
Directed by Tony Bill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors James Franco, Martin Henderson, Jean Reno, Augustin Legrand, Abdul Salis, Jennifer Decker
Rating64% 3.2499253.2499253.2499253.2499253.249925
Prior to America's entrance into World War I, a group of young Americans go to France, for different personal reasons, to fight in the French Air Service, L'Aéronautique militaire. One of them, Blaine Rawlings, faced with the foreclosure of his family ranch in Texas, decides to enlist after seeing a newsreel of aerial combat in France. Dilettante Briggs Lowry joins because of his overbearing father. African-American boxer Eugene Skinner, who had been accepted as an athlete in France, was motivated to "pay back" his adopted country. Beagle, a notorious thief, burglar and mugger, evades capture due to a tip off about his arrest and leaves America for France, believing that even criminals are forgiven if he registers in the French Army. Porter, a former Church pastor suffering dwindling churchgoers, decides to enlist to become a chaplain, and Jamie, frustrated by American neutrality, decides to join the war. These American recruits are under the command of French Captain Georges Thenault, while the veteran fighter ace Reed Cassidy, a fellow American, a womanizer, drunkard and traumatized ace pilot, takes over as their mentor.
Major League: Back to the Minors, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Scott Bakula, Corbin Bernsen, Ted McGinley, Dennis Haysbert, Thom Barry, Kenny Johnson
Roles Characters
Rating47% 2.3522752.3522752.3522752.3522752.352275
Roger Dorn is now the owner of the Minnesota Twins. Aging minor league pitcher Gus Cantrell, who plays for the Fort Myers Miracle, is planning to retire. Then, Roger recruits Gus to be the manager of the Buzz, the Twins' AAA minor league affiliate. Gus's mission is to make a real team out of a bunch of players who include ballet dancer turned ballplayer Lance "The Dance" Pere, minor league lifer Frank "Pops" Morgan, Rube Baker, Taka Tanaka, Pedro Cerrano, pitcher Hog Ellis, home run hitter Billy "Downtown" Anderson, and pitcher Carlton "Doc" Windgate, a medical school graduate who throws the slowest fastball in the minors.
Major League II, 1h45
Directed by David S. Ward
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Richard Schiff, Corbin Bernsen, Jesse Ventura, Jay Leno
Roles Characters
Rating56% 2.8006352.8006352.8006352.8006352.800635
Last season, the Cleveland Indians won the division title by beating the New York Yankees in a one-game playoff, but they were defeated in the ALCS by the Chicago White Sox.
Sleepless in Seattle, 1h45
Directed by Nora Ephron
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about families, Films about journalists, Radio
Actors Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Rosie O'Donnell, Rob Reiner, Ross Malinger
Rating67% 3.399463.399463.399463.399463.39946
Sam Baldwin, a Chicago architect, loses his wife Maggie to cancer. He and his 8-year old son Jonah start anew in Seattle, Washington, but Sam continues to grieve.
The Program, 1h50
Directed by David S. Ward
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer, Kristy Swanson, Abraham Benrubi
Roles Writer
Rating64% 3.249153.249153.249153.249153.24915
The ESU Timberwolves are entering a season with high expectations after two disappointing seasons. The film begins with a loss to end the prior season, along with the school president putting pressure on Sam Winters (Caan) to win this coming season or face a possible firing. Sophomore quarterback Joe Kane (Sheffer) spends the Christmas bowl season with his alcoholic father and brother, while junior NFL prospect Alvin Mack (Duane Davis) gives his mother an engraved door knocker as a present to go with the new house she will soon have when he turns pro. The film then follows the recruiting of Darnell Jefferson (Epps), a highly rated running back, and his eventual commitment to ESU. During the recruiting phase, Jefferson is given a tour of the campus by Autumn (Berry), a beautiful young student, and the two bond immediately, sharing a kiss before they part ways.
King Ralph
King Ralph (1991)
, 1h37
Directed by David S. Ward
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri, Richard Griffiths, Leslie Phillips
Rating53% 2.6505452.6505452.6505452.6505452.650545
The entire House of Wyndham (based on the House of Windsor), the ruling family of the United Kingdom in the film, is electrocuted in a freak accident while posing for a family photograph, after a cable becomes wet during a storm. The British government immediately begins a search led by courtier and royal private secretary Sir Cedric Willingham to look for any surviving heirs to whom to pass the crown. A researcher finally locates a living heir named Ralph Jones, an American rock and roll musician.
Major League, 1h47
Directed by David S. Ward
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Rene Russo, Margaret Whitton, James Gammon
Rating71% 3.598623.598623.598623.598623.59862
Former Las Vegas showgirl Rachel Phelps (Margaret Whitton) has inherited the Cleveland Indians baseball team from her deceased husband. Phelps has received a lucrative deal to move the team to Miami, and she aims to trigger the escape clause in the team's contract with Cleveland if season attendance falls below minimum levels. To do this, she fires most of the existing players and has her new General Manager Charlie Donovan bring in new ones from a list of aging veterans and inexperienced rookies, hoping to make the worst team ever that would certainly cause attendance to decline. Donovan hires Lou Brown, a former coach from the Toledo Mud Hens to lead the team.
The Milagro Beanfield War, 1h57
Directed by Robert Redford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Political films
Actors Richard Bradford, Rubén Blades, Sônia Braga, Julie Carmen, James Gammon, Melanie Griffith
Rating68% 3.4472653.4472653.4472653.4472653.447265
Nearly 500 residents of the agricultural community of Milagro in the mountains of northern New Mexico face a crisis when politicians and business interests make a backroom deal to usurp the town's water in order to pave the way for a land buy-out. Due to the new laws, Joe Mondragon is unable to make a living farming because he is not allowed to divert water from an irrigation ditch that runs past his property.