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Geoff Murphy is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Associate Producer, Second Unit Director and Second Unit Néo-Zélandais born on 13 june 1946

Geoff Murphy

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Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 13 june 1946 (73 years)

Geoff Murphy (born 13 June 1946) is an iconic New Zealand film maker best known for his work during the renaissance of New Zealand cinema that began in the last half of the 1970s.

He directed a string of big-budget Hollywood features during the 1990s, before returning to New Zealand as second unit director on all three movies of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. He has also worked as a scriptwriter, assistant director, special effects technician, schoolteacher and trumpet player.

Best films

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
(Second Unit Director)
Dante's Peak (1997)
(Associate Producer)

Usually with

Ian Mune
Ian Mune
(3 films)
Tony Barry
Tony Barry
(2 films)
John Bach
John Bach
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Geoff Murphy (15 films)

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Actor

Spooked
Spooked (2004)
, 1h34
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Cliff Curtis, Ian Mune, Peter Elliott, Miriama Smith, John Leigh, Mark Ferguson
Rating52% 2.643692.643692.643692.643692.64369
Investigative journalist Mort Whitman (Cliff Curtis) is onto the story of his lifetime, the most important story in the nation. It was huge involving a big pay-off from a multinational bank to a second-hand computer dealer Kevin Jones (Christopher Hobbs). Tracing the days leading up to Kevin's suspicious death, Mort reveals Kevin's increasing paranoia and erratic behaviour through the eyes of his best mate Jimmy Blick (John Leigh) and girlfriend Ruby Elder (Miriama Smith). What dangerous secrets had he stumbled upon? Did the forces - private security, police, SIS or CIA - that increasingly menaced his life, kill him? Or did he simply drink too much and crash his car? Mort is determined to get to the bottom of it, if it kills him.
Never Say Die, 1h30
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Temuera Morrison, Lisa Eilbacher, Tony Barry, George Wendt, John Clarke, Geoff Murphy
Rating55% 2.78022.78022.78022.78022.7802
Both Alf and his wife Melissa have returned home to New Zealand after being homesick. After a delay in customs that irritates Alf, the two return to their old home which has just had the utilities switched back on. As they arrive the house is destroyed in a gas explosion. Paranoid Alf goes to report his suspicions that the explosion was deliberate to his nemesis on the New Zealand Police, Inspector Evans. Evans thinks Alf is upset and imagining things. Alf later survives a car crash where his brakes were cut, however an examination of Alf's car lead Evans to believe that shrapnel from the house explosion cut the brake line.

Director

Spooked
Spooked (2004)
, 1h34
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Cliff Curtis, Ian Mune, Peter Elliott, Miriama Smith, John Leigh, Mark Ferguson
Rating52% 2.643692.643692.643692.643692.64369
Investigative journalist Mort Whitman (Cliff Curtis) is onto the story of his lifetime, the most important story in the nation. It was huge involving a big pay-off from a multinational bank to a second-hand computer dealer Kevin Jones (Christopher Hobbs). Tracing the days leading up to Kevin's suspicious death, Mort reveals Kevin's increasing paranoia and erratic behaviour through the eyes of his best mate Jimmy Blick (John Leigh) and girlfriend Ruby Elder (Miriama Smith). What dangerous secrets had he stumbled upon? Did the forces - private security, police, SIS or CIA - that increasingly menaced his life, kill him? Or did he simply drink too much and crash his car? Mort is determined to get to the bottom of it, if it kills him.
Fortress 2: Re-Entry, 1h32
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Prison films, Dystopian films, Space opera
Actors Christopher Lambert, Liz May Brice, Beth Toussaint, Pam Grier, Patrick Malahide, Nick Brimble
Rating45% 2.253862.253862.253862.253862.25386
Fortress 2 takes place about 10 years later. John Brennick is somewhere in North America, apparently still on the run since he takes a shotgun with him everywhere. His son Danny tells him that his wife Karen wants John to come home immediately. When they arrive there are three people waiting for them. They ask John to help them destroy Men-Tel's new power station, saying that the company is on the verge of collapse and "without their power, they have no power". John refuses, wanting to protect his family, so the trio leave on a boat. As John waves goodbye, two Men-Tel helicopters appear and John scrambles his family's escape plan. He sends Danny and Karen through an underground passage while he leads the soldiers on a wild goose chase. The battle ends, though, with one helicopter destroyed, but Brennick's Jeep is overturned.
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, 1h39
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Rail transport films, Dans un avion, Films about hijackings, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Katherine Heigl, Morris Chestnut, Everett McGill, Brenda Bakke
Rating55% 2.7506052.7506052.7506052.7506052.750605
Casey Ryback has retired from the United States Navy and is a chef at the Mile High Cafe in Denver, Colorado. Casey is taking his estranged niece Sarah to Los Angeles to visit the grave of Sarah's father. Sarah and Casey board the Grand Continental, a train traveling from Denver to Los Angeles through the Rocky Mountains. Armed mercenaries, led by former U.S. government computer hacker and computer genius Travis Dane and mercenary leader Marcus Penn, hijack the train. Dane worked on Grazer One, a top-secret military satellite particle weapon designed to destroy underground targets. The military fired Dane because of his mental instability; Dane later faked his suicide.
Blind Side
Blind Side (1993)
, 1h38
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Rebecca De Mornay, Rutger Hauer, Ron Silver, Jonathan Banks, Mariska Hargitay
Rating53% 2.654792.654792.654792.654792.65479
A married couple, Lynn and Doug Kaines (De Mornay and Silver), owners of an exotic furniture design company, visit Mexico, with Lynn in her first term of pregnancy. On their nighttime return trip, with her at the wheel, they accidentally run into and kill a Mexican police officer in the middle of the road. They make no report of the accident to avoid the perils of a Mexican jail, but slide the dead cop to the side of the road and return to the US. They have the front end damage to their car repaired clandestinely and appear to have gotten away with the killing.
Freejack
Freejack (1992)
, 1h50
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Sports films, Transport films, Time travel films, Films about automobiles, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Auto racing films, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Chase films, Disaster films
Actors Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Banks, David Johansen
Rating53% 2.650172.650172.650172.650172.65017
In 2009, the super-wealthy achieve immortality by hiring "bonejackers", mercenaries equipped with time travel devices, to snatch people from the past, just prior to the moment of their deaths, for use as substitute bodies. Those who escape are known as "freejacks" and are considered less than human under the law. In this dystopian future, most people suffer from poor physical health as a result of rampant drug use and environmental pollution, making them unattractive as replacement bodies.
Young Guns II, 1h44
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Historical, Western
Themes Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, William Petersen, James Coburn
Rating64% 3.2494953.2494953.2494953.2494953.249495
In 1950, attorney Charles Phalen is contacted by an elderly man named "Brushy Bill" Roberts. Brushy Bill tells Phalen that he is dying and wants to receive a pardon that he was promised 70 years before by the Governor of New Mexico. When asked why he wants the pardon, Brushy Bill claims that he is really William H. Bonney aka "Billy The Kid", whom "everyone" knows to have been shot and killed by Pat Garrett in 1881. Phalen then asks if Bill has any proof that he is the famous outlaw.
Red King, White Knight, 1h45
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Tom Skerritt, Max von Sydow, Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Neil Dudgeon, Barry Corbin
Rating58% 2.922122.922122.922122.922122.92212
The CIA hears of a KGB scheme to assassinate the Soviet General Secretary and enlists Stoner, an agent retired for 10 years, to go to Russia to investigate. He verifies the plot, but then has trouble leaving the country. In the meantime, the U.S. policy makers struggle over whether or not to inform the Soviets of the plot. Stoner's problems are complicated by the renewal of an affair with Anna, a Russian, as he tries to convince her to defect.
Never Say Die, 1h30
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Temuera Morrison, Lisa Eilbacher, Tony Barry, George Wendt, John Clarke, Geoff Murphy
Rating55% 2.78022.78022.78022.78022.7802
Both Alf and his wife Melissa have returned home to New Zealand after being homesick. After a delay in customs that irritates Alf, the two return to their old home which has just had the utilities switched back on. As they arrive the house is destroyed in a gas explosion. Paranoid Alf goes to report his suspicions that the explosion was deliberate to his nemesis on the New Zealand Police, Inspector Evans. Evans thinks Alf is upset and imagining things. Alf later survives a car crash where his brakes were cut, however an examination of Alf's car lead Evans to believe that shrapnel from the house explosion cut the brake line.
Utu
Utu (1984)
, 1h58
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Historical, Western
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Bruno Lawrence, Wi Kuki Kaa, Martyn Sanderson, Tim Eliott, Ilona Rodgers, John Bach
Rating70% 3.5409753.5409753.5409753.5409753.540975
Set in New Zealand’s North Island during the New Zealand Wars, Utu follows Te Wheke (Anzac Wallace), a Maori Captain in the British army. When Te Wheke’s unit comes across a village that has been slaughtered he, recognising it as his own, deserts the army and organises a guerilla force to terrorise the invading British forces. When the unit destroys the home of Williamson (Bruno Lawrence) and kills his wife, Williamson vows to hunt down Te Wheke and kill him himself. Meanwhile, army scout Wiremu (Wi Kuki Kaa) and recent Boer War veteran Lieutenant Scott (Kelly Johnson) aim to track down Te Wheke themselves, also using guerilla warfare techniques against the will of corrupt Colonel Elliot (Tim Eliot).
Goodbye Pork Pie, 1h45
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Origin Nouvelle zelande
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Tony Barry, Bruno Lawrence, Claire Oberman, Don Selwyn, Marshall Napier, John Bach
Rating68% 3.444733.444733.444733.444733.44473
In the Northland town of Kaitaia in Spring 1978, nineteen-year-old Gerry Austin (Kelly Johnson) opportunistically steals a wallet accidentally dropped by a wealthy woman named Lesley Morris. Finding cash and her driver's licence inside it, he uses them to rent a yellow Mini from Hertz. With no particular aim in mind, he drifts down to Auckland. Meanwhile, in Auckland, the middle-aged John (Tony Barry), has just had Sue, his girlfriend of six years, walk out on him and fly home to Invercargill. After a night on the bottle, John decides to go down to Invercargill.

Scriptwriter

Spooked
Spooked (2004)
, 1h34
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Cliff Curtis, Ian Mune, Peter Elliott, Miriama Smith, John Leigh, Mark Ferguson
Rating52% 2.643692.643692.643692.643692.64369
Investigative journalist Mort Whitman (Cliff Curtis) is onto the story of his lifetime, the most important story in the nation. It was huge involving a big pay-off from a multinational bank to a second-hand computer dealer Kevin Jones (Christopher Hobbs). Tracing the days leading up to Kevin's suspicious death, Mort reveals Kevin's increasing paranoia and erratic behaviour through the eyes of his best mate Jimmy Blick (John Leigh) and girlfriend Ruby Elder (Miriama Smith). What dangerous secrets had he stumbled upon? Did the forces - private security, police, SIS or CIA - that increasingly menaced his life, kill him? Or did he simply drink too much and crash his car? Mort is determined to get to the bottom of it, if it kills him.