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Fred Schepisi is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Australien born on 26 december 1939 at Melbourne (Australie)

Fred Schepisi

Fred Schepisi
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Birth name Frederic Alan Schepisi
Nationality Australie
Birth 26 december 1939 (79 years) at Melbourne (Australie)

Frederic Alan "Fred" Schepisi, AO (born 26 December 1939) is an Australian film director and screenwriter. His credits include Last Orders, Roxanne, Plenty and Six Degrees of Separation.

Best films

A Cry in the Dark (1988)
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Filmography of Fred Schepisi (20 films)

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Actor

Not Quite Hollywood, 1h43
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Phillip Adams, Christine Amor, Steve Bisley, Glory Annen Clibbery, Jamie Blanks, Graeme Blundell
Rating76% 3.8437053.8437053.8437053.8437053.843705
Not Quite Hollywood documents the revival of Australian cinema during the Australian New Wave of the 1970s and '80s through B-movies including Alvin Purple, Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, Dead-End Drive In, Long Weekend, Mad Max, The Man from Hong Kong, Patrick, Razorback, Road Games, Stork and Turkey Shoot. From 1971 through to the late 1980s, Australian directors began to take advantage of the newly introduced R-rating which allowed more on-screen nudity, sex and violence for audiences restricted to age 18 and over. "Ozploitation"—writer-director Mark Hartley's own portmanteau of "Australian exploitation"—was a subgenre of the New Wave which accounted for the critically panned "gross-out comedies, sex romps, action and road movies, teen films, westerns, thrillers and horror films" of the era, commonly overlooked in Australia's "official film history". The film addresses three main categories of "Ozploitation" films: sex, horror and action.

Director

Words and Pictures, 1h51
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about education
Actors Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Keegan Connor Tracy, Bruce Davison, Amy Brenneman, Valerie Tian
Rating66% 3.300193.300193.300193.300193.30019
Croyden is an upscale college preparatory school in Maine that hires teachers for their advanced courses who are accomplished professionals.
The Eye of the Storm, 1h54
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin Australie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, Judy Davis, Robyn Nevin, Helen Morse, Colin Friels
Rating62% 3.1483153.1483153.1483153.1483153.148315
In the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, a dying matriarch, Elizabeth Hunter (Rampling) is attended to by two nurses, a housekeeper and her two adult children (Rush and Davis). Despite her deteriorating health, Elizabeth continues to wield considerable control over her affairs and those around her.
Empire Falls (TV miniseries), 4h
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ed Harris, Helen Hunt, Paul Newman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joanne Woodward, Robin Wright
Rating75% 3.752553.752553.752553.752553.75255
Set in the small, decaying, and nearly bankrupt town of Empire Falls, Maine, this is the story of Miles Roby, the unassuming manager of the Empire Grill, who has spent his entire life in the town.
It Runs in the Family, 1h49
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Kirk Douglas, Cameron Douglas, Diana Douglas, Rory Culkin, Bernadette Peters, Michael Douglas
Rating56% 2.8012352.8012352.8012352.8012352.801235
The story involves a highly successful New York City family, each with its set of problems, and highlights the difficulties of the father-son relationship. Mitchell Gromberg is trying to deal with health problems resulting from a stroke. (Kirk Douglas himself suffered a stroke in 1996.) His son, Alex, works as a lawyer in the firm that his father founded, but is questioning the usefulness of his work and his place in the family. Alex's son, Asher, does not take college seriously and seems lost. The youngest son Eli, while extremely intelligent, is entering a difficult pre-adolescent time, while being socially awkward.
Last Orders, 1h49
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Ray Winstone
Rating69% 3.4969553.4969553.4969553.4969553.496955
The title refers to both a pub landlord's last call and the final wishes of a dying man, in this instance Jack Dodds (Michael Caine), an east London butcher who greatly influenced four men over the course of his flawed but decent lifetime. The quartet gathers to scatter Jack's ashes in Margate, where he had hoped to retire to a small seaside cottage with his wife Amy (Helen Mirren), a dream that never was fulfilled.
Fierce Creatures, 1h33
Directed by Robert Young, Fred Schepisi, Roger Young
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about animals
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay, Ronnie Corbett
Rating63% 3.199253.199253.199253.199253.19925
The film opens with Willa Weston (Jamie Lee Curtis) arriving in Atlanta to take a high ranking position in a company recently acquired by Octopus Inc.'s owner, Rod McCain (Kevin Kline). After meeting his son, vice president of marketing Vince McCain (also played by Kline), and Rod's assistant Neville, Willa is told by McCain that he has already sold the company where she was to work. Now without a job, Willa agrees to run another recent acquisition, Marwood Zoo, in an attempt to create a business model that can be used for multiple zoos in the future.
I.Q.
I.Q. (1994)
, 1h40
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau, Lou Jacobi, Stephen Fry, Gene Saks
Rating61% 3.099163.099163.099163.099163.09916
An amiable garage mechanic, Ed Walters (Tim Robbins), meets Catherine Boyd (Meg Ryan), a brilliant Princeton University mathematics doctoral candidate, as she comes into the garage, accompanied by her stiff and fussy English fiancé, experimental psychology professor James Moreland (Stephen Fry). There is an immediate connection, but she refuses to acknowledge it. Finding a watch she left at the garage, Ed travels to her address and finds himself face to face with Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau), who is Catherine's uncle.
Six Degrees of Separation, 1h52
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Stockard Channing, Will Smith, Donald Sutherland, Ian McKellen, Mary Beth Hurt, Heather Graham
Rating67% 3.398643.398643.398643.398643.39864
Fifth Avenue socialite Ouisa Kittredge (Stockard Channing) and her art dealer husband Flan (Donald Sutherland), are parents of "two at Harvard and one at Groton". But the narrow world inhabited by the Kittredges and their public status as people interested in the arts make them easy prey for Paul (Will Smith). Paul is a skillful con-artist, who mysteriously appears at their door one night, injured and bleeding, claiming to be a close college friend of their Ivy League kids, as well as the son of Sidney Poitier. Ouisa and Flan are much impressed by Paul's fine taste, keen wit, articulate literary expositions and surprising culinary skill. His appealing facade soon has the Kittredges putting him up, lending him money and taking satisfaction in his praise for their posh lifestyle. Paul's scheme continues until he brings home a hustler, and his actual indigence is revealed. The shocked Kittredges kick him out when it is revealed that they are but the most recent victims of the duplicity with which Paul has charmed his way into many upper-crust homes along the Upper East Side. Paul's schemes become highbrow legend – anecdotal accounts of which are bantered about at their cocktail parties. In the end, Paul has a profound effect on the many individuals who encounter him, linking them in their shared experience.
Mr. Baseball, 1h48
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Baseball films
Actors Tom Selleck, Ken TAKAKURA, Dennis Haysbert, Kōsuke Toyohara, Jun Hamamura, Takanobu Hozumi
Rating60% 3.0002253.0002253.0002253.0002253.000225
Jack Elliot is an aging American baseball player unsuspectingly put on the trading block during Spring Training by the New York Yankees in favor of "rookie phenom" first baseman Ricky Davis (played by Hall of Famer Frank Thomas), and there's only one taker: the Nagoya Chunichi Dragons of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.
The Russia House, 2h2
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Romance
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox, John Mahoney, J. T. Walsh
Rating61% 3.0509053.0509053.0509053.0509053.050905
Bartholomew "Barley" Scott Blair (Sean Connery), the head of a British publishing firm, is on a business trip to Moscow. He attends a writers' retreat near Peredelkino where he speaks of an inevitable New World Order and an end to tensions with the West. Attentively listening is a man called Dante (Goethe in the novel) (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who wants to be convinced that Barley means what he says. It transpires that Dante is in fact a renowned physicist who has secretly written a manuscript detailing the Soviet Union's nuclear missile capabilities.
A Cry in the Dark, 1h58
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin Australie
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Deborra-Lee Furness, Bruce Myles, Bud Tingwell, Charles Dance
Rating68% 3.448293.448293.448293.448293.44829
Seventh-day Adventist Church pastor Michael Chamberlain (Sam Neill), his wife Lindy (Meryl Streep), their two sons, and their nine-week-old daughter Azaria are on a camping holiday trip in the Outback. With the baby sleeping in their tent, the family is enjoying a barbecue with their fellow campers when a cry is heard. Lindy returns to the tent to check on Azaria and is certain she sees a dingo with something in its mouth running off as she approaches. When she discovers the infant is missing, everyone joins forces to search for her, without success. It is assumed what Lindy saw was the animal carrying off the child, and a subsequent inquest rules her account of events is true.
Roxanne
Roxanne (1987)
, 1h47
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films about the labor movement, Films based on plays, Disaster films
Actors Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall, John Kapelos, Damon Wayans
Rating65% 3.299133.299133.299133.299133.29913
C.D. "Charlie" Bales (Steve Martin), the fire chief of a small American ski town in Washington, is intelligent, humorous, charismatic, athletic and skilled. He is close to many in town, especially his godsister, Dixie (Shelley Duvall), who owns the town diner and several rental homes. He becomes immediately attracted to beautiful newcomer Roxanne Kowalski (Daryl Hannah), an astronomy student in town for the summer searching for a new comet. She adores Bales, but only as a friend, preferring Chris (Rick Rossovich), a handsome but dim fireman who has just joined Bales's unit to help turn it around. Bales is sensitive about his large nose, which many in town have learned to not mention. He is unable to have it surgically altered because of a dangerous allergy to anesthetics.
Plenty
Plenty (1985)
, 2h1
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Meryl Streep, Charles Dance, Ian McKellen, Tracey Ullman, John Gielgud, Sting
Rating61% 3.0506353.0506353.0506353.0506353.050635
Spanning nearly 20 years from the early 1940s to the 1960s, the plot focuses on Susan Traherne, an Englishwoman who is irreparably changed by her experiences as a fighter for the French Resistance during World War II when she has a one-night stand with a British intelligence agent. After the war ends, Susan returns to England and becomes determined to make a life for herself by achieving what she wishes in the post-war world which, after her time away, she finds trivial and inadequate, while acting with complete disregard for everybody around her.
Iceman
Iceman (1984)
, 1h40
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes La préhistoire
Actors Timothy Tarquin Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, John Lone, Josef Sommer, David Strathairn, Philip Akin
Rating60% 3.0487053.0487053.0487053.0487053.048705
Anthropologist Stanley Shephard (Timothy Hutton) is brought to an arctic base when explorers discover the body of a prehistoric man (John Lone) who has been frozen in a block of ice for 40,000 years. After thawing the body to perform an autopsy, scientists discover to their amazement a real possibility to revive him and their attempt to resuscitate the "iceman" proves successful.