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Donald Petrie is a Actor, Director and Producer American born on 2 april 1954 at New York City (USA)

Donald Petrie

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Birth name Donald Mark Petrie
Nationality USA
Birth 2 april 1954 (70 years) at New York City (USA)

Donald Mark Petrie (born April 2, 1954) is an American actor and film director.

Biography

Donald Petrie débute comme acteur pour des séries télévisées, puis pour le cinéma (dans trois films dont Le Policeman, réalisé par son père en 1981). Alors élève de l'American Film Institute, son premier court-métrage, The Expert, retient l'attention de Steven Spielberg qui lui propose de tourner un épisode de la série Histoires fantastiques en 1985.

Après plusieurs contributions aux séries télévisées, il s'attaque au cinéma en 1988 avec Mystic Pizza, succès critique et commercial qui lance Julia Roberts sur la scène internationale. Il enchaîne ensuite les comédies comme Les Grincheux en 1993 avec Jack Lemmon et Walter Matthau, Richie Rich en 1994 avec Macaulay Culkin, ou encore Miss Détective en 2000 avec Sandra Bullock. Toujours aussi à l'aise dans le domaine de la comédie, Donald Petrie ajoute une pincée de romantisme à son répertoire avec Comment se faire larguer en 10 leçons en 2003.

Best films

Miss Congeniality (2000)
(Director)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
(Director)
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
(Director)

Usually with

Elliot Tyson
Elliot Tyson
(3 films)
Anna Behlmer
Anna Behlmer
(2 films)
Rick Hart
Rick Hart
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Donald Petrie (18 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Voyager from the Unknown, 1h31
Directed by Winrich Kolbe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Jon-Erik Hexum, Ed Begley Jr., Meeno Peluce, Faye Grant, Lee de Broux, Sondra Currie
Roles Orville Wright
Rating68% 3.4265353.4265353.4265353.4265353.426535
Nous sommes en 1982. Jeffrey Jones est un orphelin de 11 ans confié à son oncle et sa tante. Un soir, Phineas Bogg atterrit dans sa chambre en pulvérisant la vitre. Aussitôt, le chien du jeune garçon se rue sur l'intrus. Le chien mord dans le livre que Bogg tient à la main. Dans la panique générale, en tentant d'arracher le livre aux crocs de l'animal, Jeffrey bascule par la fenêtre. Bogg saute dans le vide pour le rattraper, et tous deux sont projetés dans le temps. Phineas Bogg fait partie d'un groupe appelé les "Voyageurs". Il voyage dans le temps, et donne un coup de main à l'Histoire, si nécessaire. Il voyage par l'intermédiaire d'un Omni, un appareil ressemblant à une montre à gousset. C'est justement cet appareil défectueux qui a amené Bogg en 1982. Quand la lumière de l'Omni est rouge, cela signifie que l'Histoire se trompe et qu'il doit intervenir pour remettre tout en ordre. Jeffrey est coincé dans le temps et Bogg est incapable de savoir ce qu'il doit faire sans son manuel d'Histoire. En effet, son livre est resté dans la gueule du chien, en 1982. Fort heureusement, le jeune Jeffrey se révèle être un passionné d'Histoire et en connaît souvent beaucoup plus que le "Voyageur" du temps.
Fort Apache, the Bronx, 2h5
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Action, Crime
Themes Children's films
Actors Paul Newman, Edward Asnere, Ken Wahl, Danny Aiello, Rachel Ticotin, Kathleen Beller
Roles White Rookie
Rating66% 3.3478353.3478353.3478353.3478353.347835
Police officers face many challenges in the decayed South Bronx region of New York City. Among them are NYPD officers Murphy (Newman) and Corelli (Wahl), who work out of the 41st precinct, nicknamed "Fort Apache" because to those who work there, it feels like an army outpost in foreign territory (an allusion to Fort Apache out of the Old West).
The Hearse
The Hearse (1980)
, 1h35
Directed by George Bowers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Trish Van Devere, Joseph Cotten, Donald Petrie, George Bowers, Christopher McDonald, Perry Lang
Roles Luke
Rating48% 2.409332.409332.409332.409332.40933
Jane Hardy (Trish Van Devere) arrives in the town of Blackford to stay in an old house left to her by a late aunt. As time passes, Jane learns secrets her aunt kept from her in life, but that were well known by the townspeople.
H.O.T.S.
H.O.T.S. (1979)
, 1h38
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Steve Bond, Angela Aames, Lindsay Bloom, Danny Bonaduce, Donald Petrie
Roles Doug
Rating46% 2.3132252.3132252.3132252.3132252.313225
Honey Shayne (Kiger) is a freshman at Fairenville University (known, according to a title card, as "Good old F.U."). After unsuccessfully pledging the Pi sorority, and being publicly ridiculed by sorority president Melody Ragmore (Bloom), Honey joins with three other unsuccessful pledges (O'Hara, Terri and Samantha) to form a new sorority (to be known as H.O.T.S. after their initials ) with the goal of stealing all of the rival sorority's boyfriends.
The Turning Point, 1h59
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Dance films, Children's films
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leslie Browne, Martha Scott
Roles Barney Joe
Rating67% 3.3975053.3975053.3975053.3975053.397505
DeeDee (Shirley MacLaine) left the ballet company after becoming pregnant by Wayne (Tom Skerritt), another dancer in the company. They marry and later move to Oklahoma City to run a dance studio. Emma (Anne Bancroft) stays with the company and eventually becomes a prima ballerina and well-known figure in the ballet community.

Director

Little Italy, 1h42
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen, Danny Aiello, Andrea Martin, Adam Ferrara, Gary Basaraba
Rating57% 2.867062.867062.867062.867062.86706
Un jeune couple à l'idylle naissante doit faire face à la guerre de leurs deux familles, propriétaires de pizzérias concurrentes.
My Life in Ruins, 1h35
Directed by Donald Petrie
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Le thème des vacances
Actors Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Aléxis Georgoúlis, Harland Williams, Rachel Dratch, Caroline Goodall
Rating59% 2.9521052.9521052.9521052.9521052.952105
Georgia (Nia Vardalos) is a Greek American tour guide who is leading a tour around Greece with an assorted group of misfit tourists who would rather buy a T-shirt than learn about history and culture. In a clash of personalities and cultures, everything seems to go wrong, until one day when an older traveller named Irv Gideon (Richard Dreyfuss), shows her how to have fun, and to take a good look at the last person she would ever expect to find love with, her Greek bus driver (Alexis Georgoulis).
Just My Luck, 1h52
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Samaire Armstrong, Bree Turner, Faizon Love, Missi Pyle
Rating54% 2.710592.710592.710592.710592.71059
The film follows the life of lucky and popular Ashley Albright (Lindsay Lohan) who has an extremely fortunate life and is always experiencing remarkable strokes of luck in contrast to Jake Hardin (Chris Pine), manager of McFly, who is followed by bad luck wherever he goes
Welcome to Mooseport, 1h50
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Politique, Political films, Children's films
Actors Gene Hackman, Ray Romano, Marcia Gay Harden, Maura Lynn Tierney, June Squibb, Fred Savage
Rating52% 2.649492.649492.649492.649492.64949
Monroe "Eagle" Cole (Gene Hackman) is a former President of the United States who retires to his vacation home in the town of Mooseport, Maine to escape the clutches of ex-wife Charlotte Cole (Christine Baranski). Harold "Handy" Harrison (Ray Romano) is the local plumber of Mooseport, who also owns a hardware store.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, 1h56
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Bebe Neuwirth, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Parisse
Rating65% 3.251923.251923.251923.251923.25192
Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) is a writer who works for a magazine called Composure as the "How to..." girl. She is bored and wishes she could write more about important things, such as politics, economics, religion, poverty; stuff she actually cares about. She soon finds herself writing an article called "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days". The idea comes about when Andie's friend, Michelle (Kathryn Hahn), experiences a minor breakdown after yet another break-up. Using her friend as inspiration, Andie reveals how she will actually start dating a guy and drive him away but "only using the classic mistakes women make".
Miss Congeniality, 1h49
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Michael Caine, Sandra Bullock, Benjamin Bratt, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, Candice Bergen
Rating63% 3.1515953.1515953.1515953.1515953.151595
The film opens with a flashback to Gracie Hart's childhood. Gracie (Mary Ashleigh Green) is in a school playground where one boy is bullying another. She steps in and beats up the bully to help the victim (a boy she likes). But instead of being grateful, he feels humiliated at being rescued "by a girl," and gets angry at her. She promptly punches him in the nose and then sulks alone in the playground.
My Favorite Martian, 1h20
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Martiens, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Jeff Daniels, Christopher Lloyd, Daryl Hannah, Elizabeth Hurley, Ray Walston, Wayne Knight
Rating51% 2.5551952.5551952.5551952.5551952.555195
The film opens on Mars, showing the last moments of a Mars rover's mission. As the rover prepares to sample a Martian rock, the rover loses power and becomes inoperable. The scene pans up from the dead rover to show a huge, undiscovered Martian city just beyond the rock the rover was about to sample. A spaceship is seen quickly rocketing from the city and accelerating into space.
The Associate, 1h54
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Timothy Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Eli Wallach, Austin Pendleton
Rating61% 3.051783.051783.051783.051783.05178
Investment banker Laurel Ayres is a smart and single woman trying to make it up the Wall Street corporate ladder, until one day she finds out that she is passed over for a promotion because she is a woman. Unable to face the fact that her less smart male protege (Frank) has now become her boss, she quits and tries to start up her own company only to find out that the male dominated world of Wall Street is not interested in taking an African American woman seriously, and thus is forced to create a fictional white man (Robert S. Cutty) in order to be judged on her own merits. Ayres' financial wisdom is joined by the intelligent and computer-savvy secretary Sally Dugan, who also was not properly recognized for her talents. Together they are able to become the most successful independent stockbrokers in the world while helping a struggling high-tech computer company stay afloat.
Ri¢hie Ri¢h, 1h35
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Macaulay Culkin, John Larroquette, Edward Herrmann, Claudia Schiffer, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Hyde
Rating54% 2.7072752.7072752.7072752.7072752.707275
Richard "Richie" Rich Jr. (Macaulay Culkin) is the world's wealthiest kid, the son of billionaire businessman and philanthropist Richard Rich, Sr. (Edward Herrmann). Richie has been raised with the best of everything money can buy, but with only his loyal butler Herbert Cadbury (Jonathan Hyde) as a companion, he lacks any friends his own age. But he thinks he might get his chance at a dedication to the reopening of United Tool, a factory Richard recently acquired (intending to modernize the factory and give it away to the workers as a token of goodwill). There Richie encounters a group of sandlot kids playing baseball. Unfortunately, before he is able to talk to them, the too-strict head of security, Ferguson (Chelcie Ross), stops Richie and sharply pulls him away.
The Favor
The Favor (1994)
, 1h37
Directed by Donald Petrie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman, Ginger Orsi, Brad Pitt, Leigh Ann Orsi
Rating52% 2.6001852.6001852.6001852.6001852.600185
Kathy has seemingly been happily married to Peter, but their relationship has grown routine. She cannot help but wonder what would happen if she ever got together with her high school sweetheart, Tom, who she had never slept with. Being married prevents her from acting on that, so she asks her friend, Emily, to look Tom up when she goes to Denver, and to sleep with him, then tell Kathy what it was like. Emily does this, but when she tells Kathy that Tom is awesome and they had sex all night, their friendship suffers, as does Kathy's marriage. Things become even more complicated when Emily learns she is pregnant, and is uncertain if Tom or her boyfriend, Elliot is the father.