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Harold Becker is a Director and Co-Executive Producer American

Harold Becker

Harold Becker
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Nationality USA
Birth at New York City (USA)

Harold Becker est un réalisateur et producteur américain né le 25 septembre 1928 à New York, dans l'État de New York (États-Unis).

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Malice (1993)
(Director)
Taps (1981)
(Director)

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Filmography of Harold Becker (13 films)

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Director

Domestic Disturbance, 1h29
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Theresa Polo, Matt O'Leary, Steve Buscemi, Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Rating56% 2.800262.800262.800262.800262.80026
Susan Morrison (Teri Polo), recently divorced from her husband Frank (John Travolta) who is a struggling ship builder, is getting married to a younger and wealthier Rick Barnes (Vince Vaughn). Danny (Matt O'Leary), Susan and Frank's twelve-year-old son, is clearly unhappy that his mother is remarrying. Susan asks Frank to allow Rick to go sailing with him and Danny, to help Danny bond with and accept Rick as a stepfather.
Mercury Rising, 1h51
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films about autism
Actors Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hugues, Chi McBride, Kim Dickens, John Carroll Lynch
Rating61% 3.0505853.0505853.0505853.0505853.050585
A hostage situation in South Dakota: FBI Agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis), as the inside man, protects a 14-year-old boy named James while trying to talk bank robber Edgar Halstrom (Richard Riehle) into surrendering. However, the FBI task force moves in, and in the ensuing firefight both James and the robbers are killed. Jeffries confronts his superior, Hartley, who tells him they both must answer to Washington. An infuriated Jeffries punches Hartley in reply.
City Hall
City Hall (1996)
, 1h47
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Political films
Actors Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello, Richard Schiff, David Paymer
Rating61% 3.0997153.0997153.0997153.0997153.099715
John Pappas is the mayor of New York City and has far more grand ambitions, including the governor's office and the White House. His loyal deputy mayor is Kevin Calhoun, a young man from Louisiana who grew up loving politics.
Malice
Malice (1993)
, 1h47
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Bebe Neuwirth, Josef Sommer
Rating63% 3.1985553.1985553.1985553.1985553.198555
Andy (Bill Pullman) and Tracy Safian (Nicole Kidman) are a newlywed couple living in a Victorian house that they are restoring in Western Massachusetts. He is an Associate Dean at a local college, while his wife teaches art to children. When a student is attacked and seriously wounded by a serial rapist, Dr. Jed Hill (Alec Baldwin), a brilliant surgeon who has recently joined the staff of the area hospital operates and saves her life. Money is tight, so Andy invites him to rent the third floor of his home with Tracy in order to finance the new plumbing. With his propensity to bring home sexual partners and to party late into the night, Jed quickly proves himself to be a less-than-ideal tenant.
Sea of Love, 1h53
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Serial killer films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, Michael Rooker, William Hickey, Richard Jenkins
Rating67% 3.399463.399463.399463.399463.39946
New York City homicide detective Frank Keller is a burnt-out alcoholic. His wife left him and married one of his colleagues. He is depressed about reaching middle age and his 20th year on the police force.
The Boost
The Boost (1988)
, 1h35
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill, Kelle Kerr, John Rothman
Rating60% 3.048313.048313.048313.048313.04831
Lenny Brown is a real-estate hustler looking to strike it rich. He is married to Linda, a paralegal and amateur dancer. The two are poor in money but rich in love. Linda vows to stick with her husband until she "falls off the earth." He moves to California and goes to work for a prosperous businessman, Max Sherman, selling lucrative investments in tax shelters.
The Big Town, 1h49
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Dern, Lee Grant, Tom Skerritt
Rating59% 2.9509152.9509152.9509152.9509152.950915
In 1957, J. C. Cullen is a small-town crapshooter who heads to Chicago, Illinois to seek his fortune. There he becomes the pawn of two high-rolling professional gamblers, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards. He later gets mixed-up in a revenge scheme cooked up by Lorry Dane, the embittered stripper wife of strip-joint owner George Cole. Before he knows what's happened, Cullen is embroiled in two torrid romances: one with Dane and the other with nice girl Aggie Donaldson. He also nearly loses his life by ending up in the middle of a deadly feud between Edwards, Cole, and Phil Carpenter, the man Mr. Edwards accuses of causing him to lose his eyesight.
Vision Quest, 1h43
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Sports films
Actors Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Schoeffling, Ronny Cox, Charles Hallahan, Harold Sylvester
Rating65% 3.2990353.2990353.2990353.2990353.299035
In this coming-of-age story, Louden Swain (Matthew Modine) is a high school wrestler who has just turned eighteen and decided that he needs to do something truly meaningful in his life. Against the wishes of those around him, he embarks on a mission to drop two weight classes in order to challenge the toughest opponent, Brian Shute (Frank Jasper), a menacing 3-time state champion from nearby rival Hoover High School, who has never been defeated in his high school career. In his zeal to drop from 190 pounds to 168 pounds, against the wishes of his coach (Charles Hallahan) and teammates, he disrupts the team around him and creates health problems of his own.
Taps
Taps (1981)
, 2h6
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Films about education, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Evan Handler
Rating67% 3.399273.399273.399273.399273.39927
Bunker Hill Military Academy has just concluded another school year. Cadet Brian Moreland (Timothy Hutton), an academic junior, meets privately with the academy commandant, retired Brigadier General Harlan Bache (George C. Scott). Bache promotes Moreland to Cadet Major, the paramount rank at BHMA. Bache also reflects on the time when he was a West Point cadet (Moreland's intended college), as well as a graduate of BHMA prior to that, and how he dreads civilian life with his forthcoming retirement. Moreland is congratulated by several good friends: Cadet Captains David Shawn (Tom Cruise) and Alex Dwyer (Sean Penn), as well as Cadet Lieutenant Edward West (Evan Handler). Shawn, a Red Beret, leads a celebration in the hallway. The commencement is celebrated by a parade and pass & review. Following the ceremonies, General Bache announces that BHMA's board of trustees is selling the school to real estate developers; however, they will remain open for one more year in order to allow the seniors to graduate and give the underclassmen time to apply to other schools. The delay gives many cadets hope that BHMA - which many of them consider home - can be saved. Bache also expresses his hope that the institute can be saved, as he wryly remarks to Moreland "We are here, and the condos are not".
The Black Marble, 1h53
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Actors Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss, Harry Dean Stanton, Barbara Babcock, John Hancock, Richard Dix
Rating61% 3.099423.099423.099423.099423.09942
Pragmatic Sgt. Natalie Zimmerman of the LAPD is paired with Sgt. Valnikov, a romantic detective of Russian origin who is going through a midlife crisis and driven to drink by the pressures of his job. Together they investigate the kidnapping of a Beverly Hills socialite's valuable pet dog. It was carried out by sleazy gambler Philo Skinner, who runs a beauty parlor for pets and is desperately in need of cash to cancel his debts.
The Onion Field, 2h2
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson, Ronny Cox, David Huffman
Rating67% 3.396253.396253.396253.396253.39625
The film focuses on an actual 1963 event in which Los Angeles Police Department detectives Karl Hettinger and Ian Campbell were kidnapped by criminals Greg Powell and Jimmy Smith (aka "Jimmy Youngblood") in Hollywood and driven to an onion field near Bakersfield, where Campbell was shot and killed and Hettinger managed to escape.
The Ragman's Daughter, 1h34
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Simon Rouse, Victoria Tennant, Patrick O'Connell, Peter McEnery, Brian Murphy, Reginald Marsh
Rating70% 3.545433.545433.545433.545433.54543
It is the story of Tony, a worker at a cheese factory who is also a petty thief. He proceeds from robbery to robbery until he meets Doris, his next door neighbor. Slowly, he falls in love with her and must decide whether he will stay a thief or start a new life with Doris.

Producer

Vengeance: A Love Story, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Nicolas Cage, Don Johnson, Deborah Kara Unger, Charlene Tilton, Anna Hutchison, Talitha Bateman
Roles Executive Producer
Rating52% 2.6050852.6050852.6050852.6050852.605085
Un vétéran de la Guerre du Golfe, ancien policier, décide de se venger contre ceux qui ont agressé une mère célibataire.
Domestic Disturbance, 1h29
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Theresa Polo, Matt O'Leary, Steve Buscemi, Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Roles Producer
Rating56% 2.800262.800262.800262.800262.80026
Susan Morrison (Teri Polo), recently divorced from her husband Frank (John Travolta) who is a struggling ship builder, is getting married to a younger and wealthier Rick Barnes (Vince Vaughn). Danny (Matt O'Leary), Susan and Frank's twelve-year-old son, is clearly unhappy that his mother is remarrying. Susan asks Frank to allow Rick to go sailing with him and Danny, to help Danny bond with and accept Rick as a stepfather.
City Hall
City Hall (1996)
, 1h47
Directed by Harold Becker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Political films
Actors Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello, Richard Schiff, David Paymer
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.0997153.0997153.0997153.0997153.099715
John Pappas is the mayor of New York City and has far more grand ambitions, including the governor's office and the White House. His loyal deputy mayor is Kevin Calhoun, a young man from Louisiana who grew up loving politics.