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Gary Nelson is a Actor, Director and Finance American born on 1 january 1934 at Los Angeles (USA)

Gary Nelson

Gary Nelson
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Nationality USA
Birth 1 january 1934 (86 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Gary Nelson (born 1934 in Los Angeles, California) is an American television and film director. He has directed many well-known television series, including Gunsmoke, The Patty Duke Show, Gilligan's Island and Happy Days among dozens of others. In addition, Nelson has directed five films, including two for Walt Disney Pictures.

In 1978, Nelson was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Directoral Achievement for Washington: Behind Closed Doors.

He is still married to actress Judi Meredith and has two sons.

Nelson has semi-retired, but continues to occasionally teach at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Biography

Pour la télévision, il réalise plusieurs téléfilms et de nombreux épisodes de séries télévisées. Il signe notamment l'adaptation d'un roman de Robert Daley, tourne deux téléfilms consacrés aux aventures du détective privé Mike Hammer incarné par Stacy Keach et adapte le roman Drame en trois actes d'Agatha Christie qui met en scène le détective belge Hercule Poirot.

Best films

The Black Hole (1979)
(Director)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
(Director)
The Searchers (1956)
(Director)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
(Director)

Usually with

Hal Pereira
Hal Pereira
(3 films)
Robert Donner
Robert Donner
(2 films)
Yoram Globus
Yoram Globus
(2 films)
Nicholas Ray
Nicholas Ray
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gary Nelson (21 films)

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Actor

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films, 1h46
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Menahem Golan, Molly Ringwald, Yoram Globus, Dolph Lundgren, Bo Derek, Marina Sirtis
Roles Himself
Rating73% 3.697063.697063.697063.697063.69706
Mélangeant interviews, extraits de films et images d’archives, ce documentaire retrace l’histoire de la société de production Cannon Films, créée par Menahem Golan et Yoram Globus. Dans les années 1980, ces deux producteurs ont sans aucun doute produit les plus grands nanars du cinéma, s’emparant de force de la machine hollywoodienne, et changeant à jamais l’histoire du cinéma bis.
Murder in Three Acts, 1h34
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms, Jonathan Cecil, Fernando Allende, Pedro Armendáriz (fils)
Rating63% 3.1928053.1928053.1928053.1928053.192805
Poirot joins his assistant Hastings in Acapulco, Mexico, where Hastings is staying. They go to a party at which the other guests include the writer Janet Crisp, the American actor Charles Cartwright, a clergyman called Babbington, Daisy Eastman and her daughter Egg, Dr Strange, and Ricardo Montoya. Babbington dies of poisoning, and then Strange is poisoned, too. Poirot hunts the murderer.
The Black Hole, 1h38
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Psychologie, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Space opera, Children's films, Robot films, Lobotomie
Actors Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine
Roles Drone with Mask Removed (uncredited)
Rating59% 2.9992.9992.9992.9992.999
Nearing the end of a long mission exploring deep space, the spacecraft USS Palomino is returning to Earth. The crew consists of Captain Dan Holland, First Officer Lieutenant Charlie Pizer, journalist Harry Booth, ESP-sensitive scientist Dr. Kate McCrae, the expedition's civilian leader Dr. Alex Durant and the robot V.I.N.CENT ("Vital Information Necessary CENTralized").

Director

Get Smart, Again!
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Spy films
Actors Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Bernie Kopell, Steve Levitt, Dick Gautier, King Moody
Rating63% 3.197933.197933.197933.197933.19793
Maxwell Smart (Don Adams), acting as a protocol officer since CONTROL was disbanded in the early 1970s, is reactivated as a counterintelligence agent by Commander Drury (Kenneth Mars) of the United States Intelligence Agency. KAOS, long considered defunct, has been revitalized by a corporate takeover. Its first scheme involves turning a forgotten American scientist and using his weather control machine to extort US$250 billion from the United States Government. (This plot is similar to the one used in the 1990s Avengers movie, another film based on a 1960s TV spy series.)
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold, 1h36
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Monde imaginaire
Actors Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, James Earl Jones, Henry Silva, Robert Donner, Larbi Doghmi
Rating46% 2.3025752.3025752.3025752.3025752.302575
After surviving their expedition to King Solomon's Mines, Allan and Jesse have settled down in colonial Africa. They are engaged to be married and Jesse plans that they will travel to America for the wedding. But Allan is restless.
Murder in Three Acts, 1h34
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms, Jonathan Cecil, Fernando Allende, Pedro Armendáriz (fils)
Rating63% 3.1928053.1928053.1928053.1928053.192805
Poirot joins his assistant Hastings in Acapulco, Mexico, where Hastings is staying. They go to a party at which the other guests include the writer Janet Crisp, the American actor Charles Cartwright, a clergyman called Babbington, Daisy Eastman and her daughter Egg, Dr Strange, and Ricardo Montoya. Babbington dies of poisoning, and then Strange is poisoned, too. Poirot hunts the murderer.
More Than Murder
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Noir, Crime
Actors Stacy Keach, Don Stroud, Lindsay Bloom, Kent Williams, Tim McIntire, Lynn-Holly Johnson
Rating71% 3.5768753.5768753.5768753.5768753.576875
Le détective privé Mike Hammer (Stacy Keach) vient en aide à son ami de la police le capitaine Pat Chambers (Don Stroud). Ce dernier est impliqué dans une douteuse affaire de trafic de drogue.
Murder Me, Murder You, 1h36
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Noir, Crime
Actors Stacy Keach, Tanya Roberts, Don Stroud, Kent Williams, Delta Burke, Tom Atkins
Rating70% 3.5312153.5312153.5312153.5312153.531215
Mike is hired to protect Chris Jameson (Michelle Phillips), an old flame who he hasn't seen in almost 20 years. Chris heads up an all female high-risk courier agency that has become tied up in a dangerous exchange involving high-stakes bribes by an American helicopter manufacturer to a corrupt General in Central America. Chris nonetheless drops dead in the middle of testifying before a grand jury, but not before informing Mike that he has a 19-year-old daughter who is caught in the middle of everything and might already be dead.
Nighthawks
Nighthawks (1981)
, 1h33
Directed by Gary Nelson, Bruce Malmuth
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Musical films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Rutger Hauer, Lindsay Wagner, Persis Khambatta, Nigel Davenport
Rating63% 3.199323.199323.199323.199323.19932
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.
The Pride of Jesse Hallam
Directed by Gary Nelson
Genres Drama
Actors Johnny Cash, Brenda Vaccaro, Eli Wallach, Guy Boyd
Rating64% 3.243163.243163.243163.243163.24316
Jesse Hallam, un fermier veuf, âgé de 45 ans emmène ses enfants à la ville parce que sa fille Jenny a besoin d'une opération délicate. Jesse y trouve un bon emploi et il inscrit son fils Ted à l'école. Il se rend vite compte cependant, que son analphabétisme est un grand handicap. Trop fier pour avouer son problème, il suit des cours du soir en secret. Il est aidé par l'adjointe au directeur de l'école, qui éprouve beaucoup de sympathie pour Jesse et son fils. Quand le père découvre que son fils à un problème d'apprentissage scolaire, il suggère que tous les deux aillent à l'école ensemble. Ted est réticent et Jesse, par sa persévérance et son courage doit regagner le respect de son fils. Voici une histoire touchante de fierté et d'amour familial.
The Black Hole, 1h38
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Psychologie, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Space opera, Children's films, Robot films, Lobotomie
Actors Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette Mimieux, Ernest Borgnine
Rating59% 2.9992.9992.9992.9992.999
Nearing the end of a long mission exploring deep space, the spacecraft USS Palomino is returning to Earth. The crew consists of Captain Dan Holland, First Officer Lieutenant Charlie Pizer, journalist Harry Booth, ESP-sensitive scientist Dr. Kate McCrae, the expedition's civilian leader Dr. Alex Durant and the robot V.I.N.CENT ("Vital Information Necessary CENTralized").
Freaky Friday, 1h35
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Barbara Harris, Lindsay Lohan, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Harold Gould
Rating62% 3.148733.148733.148733.148733.14873
Ellen Andrews (Barbara Harris) and her daughter, Annabel Andrews (Jodie Foster) constantly quarrel. Following a disagreement on Friday the 13th, Annabel leaves to join a friend at a local diner. In sync, Annabel and Ellen (who is in the family home's kitchen) both wish aloud, "I wish I could switch places with her for just one day." Their wish comes true when they switch their bodies and subsequently lives.