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David Shaber is a Director and Scriptwriter American born on 1 january 1929 at Cleveland (USA)

David Shaber

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Nationality USA
Birth 1 january 1929 at Cleveland (USA)
Death 4 november 1999 (at 70 years) at New York City (USA)

David Shaber (1929 - November 4, 1999) was an American screenwriter and theatre producer, who wrote the screenplays for The Warriors, Nighthawks, Rollover, The Last Embrace and Flight of the Intruder. He also wrote the final draft, though uncredited, for the John McTiernan film The Hunt for Red October. However his most celebrated film, a cult favorite, is his semi-autobiographical reminiscence about a summer stock company in the 1950s, set in the fictional Ohio town of Kempton Hills, Those Lips, Those Eyes, released in 1980; the film starred Frank Langella and Thomas Hulce and was directed by Michael Pressman. Shaber also authored a novel based on the screenplay (Dell, 1980), though he was personally loath to call it a "novelization," as it was written from the first person perspective of its main character and contained much additional material that was cut from the finished film as well as created specifically for the book.

Shaber was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and abandoned a pre-med education for the Yale Drama School. He wrote and produced plays, and also wrote forty commissioned screenplays, eight of which were made into feature films, in the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1990s, he taught advanced screenwriting at Columbia University in New York City.

Shaber has two daughters, Remy Shaber (dancer) and Sam Shaber (musician).

He died on November 4, 1999 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan of an aneurysm, at age 70.

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Filmography of David Shaber (7 films)

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Director

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
Rating76% 3.8488753.8488753.8488753.8488753.848875
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.

Scriptwriter

Flight of the Intruder, 1h55
Directed by John Milius
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Brad Johnson, Rosanna Arquette, Tom Sizemore, Ving Rhames
Roles Writer
Rating57% 2.8999152.8999152.8999152.8999152.899915
Lieutenant Jake "Cool Hand" Grafton (Brad Johnson) and his bombardier/navigator and best friend Lieutenant Morgan "Morg" McPhearson (Christopher Rich) are flying a Grumman A-6 Intruder over the Gulf of Tonkin towards North Vietnam. They hit their target, a suspected truck park which actually turns out to be trees. Morg is fatally shot in the neck by a Vietnamese peasant. Landing on the USS Independence with Morg dead, a disturbed Jake, covered in blood, walks into a debriefing with Commander Frank Camparelli (Danny Glover) and Executive Officer, Commander "Cowboy" Parker (J. Kenneth Campbell). Camparelli tells Jake to put Morgan's death behind him and to write a letter to Sharon, Morg's wife. New pilot Jack Barlow (Jared Chandler), nicknamed "Razor" because of his youthful appearance, is then introduced.
Nighthawks
Nighthawks (1981)
, 1h33
Directed by Gary Nelson, Bruce Malmuth
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Musical films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Rutger Hauer, Lindsay Wagner, Persis Khambatta, Nigel Davenport
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.199453.199453.199453.199453.19945
Three armed assailants mug a woman who turns out to be NYPD Detective Sergeant Deke DaSilva in drag. His partner, Detective Sergeant Matthew Fox, immobilizes two of the suspects as Deke chases the third upstairs to the subway station platform, taunts him, and incapacitates him with a scarf. On the same day in London, terrorist Heymar Reinhardt, alias Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer) bombs a department store. Meanwhile, back in New York City, DaSilva and Fox serve a high-risk warrant in the Bronx. They raid a known drug distribution spot, where they discover corrupt police officers among the dealers. After the arrest, DaSilva meets his estranged wife, Irene, and professes his love for her. Irene initially rebuffs DaSilva's advances but eventually renews their relationship.
Rollover
Rollover (1981)
, 1h56
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn, Josef Sommer, Bob Gunton, Martha Plimpton
Rating53% 2.657562.657562.657562.657562.65756
Lee Winters is the widow of the Chairman and primary stockholder of Winterchem Enterprises, a chemical company, who is attempting to obtain financing of the purchase of a processing plant in Spain, while trying to determine why her husband was murdered.
Those Lips, Those Eyes, 1h45
Directed by Michael Pressman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Frank Langella, Glynnis O'Connor, Tom Hulce, Jerry Stiller, Herbert Berghof, Kevin McCarthy
Rating65% 3.292893.292893.292893.292893.29289
In the early 1950s, a star-struck Ohio boy, Artie Shoemaker, skips school to work behind the scenes for a touring stock theatrical company.
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
Rating76% 3.8488753.8488753.8488753.8488753.848875
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.
Last Embrace, 1h42
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, Sam Levene, Christopher Walken, John Glover, Jacqueline Brookes
Roles Writer
Rating60% 3.0487153.0487153.0487153.0487153.048715
The film opens in a Mexican cantina across the border from El Paso, where government agent Harry Hannan is canoodling with his wife. Harry spots an informant that he was supposed to meet in a few days. Realizing he is about to be attacked, he shoves his wife to the ground and starts shooting at the informant's companions who return fire and flee the restaurant. Harry's wife dies in the attack, and he suffers a nervous breakdown. He spends 161 days in a Connecticut sanitarium before being released.
Such Good Friends, 1h41
Directed by Otto Preminger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Actors Dyan Cannon, James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard, Nina Foch, Laurence Luckinbill
Roles Adaptation
Rating62% 3.1007853.1007853.1007853.1007853.100785
Manhattanite Julie Messinger, a complacent housewife and mother of two raucous young sons, is married to Richard, a chauvinistic and self-centered magazine art director and author of a best-selling children's book. When he falls into a coma during minor surgery to remove a nonmalignant mole on his neck, Julie learns from his doctor, Dr. Timmy Spector, that another surgeon nicked his artery, necessitating a blood transfusion to which he had a rare allergic reaction. The following day, Julie is told Richard has overcome the reaction, but his liver has sustained serious damage requiring immediate treatment. In quick succession, all his organs begin to fail.