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James A. Contner is a Actor, Director, Director of Photography and Cinematography American born on 12 june 1974

James A. Contner

James A. Contner
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Nationality USA
Birth 12 june 1974 (50 years)

James Atwater Contner is an American film, television director and cinematographer. His work includes episodes of such television series as Miami Vice, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Star Trek: Enterprise. He has also directed several films, including One Hot Summer Night (1998), and Shark Swarm (2008).

Best films

Superman (1978)
(Camera Operator)
On Golden Pond (1982)
(Camera Operator)
Jaws 3-D (1983)
(Director of Photography)

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Dick Vorisek
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Allan Moyle
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Filmography of James A. Contner (22 films)

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Actor

Ladies of the House, 2h
Directed by James A. Contner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Florence Henderson, Michael Ensign, Judith Baldwin, Donna Mills, Pam Grier, Lance Henriksen
Rating59% 2.95342.95342.95342.95342.9534
A house owned by a church to be sold to fund the day care center's need of major remodeling. The pastor enlists three women to take on the project: Birdie, Rose, and Elizabeth. Initially they want to hire someone to do it all, but as their budget is limited, they realize they must to do it themselves. As they remodel the decrepit house, Elizabeth (Donna Mills) discovers her marriage is over, Birdie (Pam Grier) deals with her husband's retirement, and Rose (Florence Henderson) copes with the news that her husband (Lance Henriksen), has been diagnosed with cancer. They also make unlikely friendships with men at the local hardware store, and their intimidating neighbor, Junior.

Director

Shark Swarm, 2h47
Directed by James A. Contner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about sharks, Natural horror films
Actors Daryl Hannah, John Schneider, Armand Assante, F. Murray Abraham, Roark Critchlow, Heather McComb
Rating35% 1.7529751.7529751.7529751.7529751.752975
Corporate real estate tycoon Hamilton Lux (Armand Assante) sets his sights on developing the quaint seaside town of Full Moon Bay into a prime getaway for the wealthy, but runs into some unexpected problems. Lifelong fisherman Daniel Wilder (John Schneider) and wife Brooke (Daryl Hannah) own property exactly where Lux wants to build high-priced condos, and isn't planning to sell. Lux secretly laces the local waters with a toxin deadly to marine life, decimating the fishing industry in an attempt to starve Daniel out. Alas, the chemical react differently on the area's sharks, drastically increasing their aggressive tendencies and transforming them into engines of pure destruction moving in coordinated swarms. Without fish to feed on, shark attacks on humans rapidly increase. Lux uses media contacts to paint the attacks as random incidents. Daniel, his marine biologist brother and a concerned E.P.A. agent must expose Lux's plan and rid the area of the chemically-altered sharks before the town's entire population is devoured by hungry sharks.
Ladies of the House, 2h
Directed by James A. Contner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Florence Henderson, Michael Ensign, Judith Baldwin, Donna Mills, Pam Grier, Lance Henriksen
Rating59% 2.95342.95342.95342.95342.9534
A house owned by a church to be sold to fund the day care center's need of major remodeling. The pastor enlists three women to take on the project: Birdie, Rose, and Elizabeth. Initially they want to hire someone to do it all, but as their budget is limited, they realize they must to do it themselves. As they remodel the decrepit house, Elizabeth (Donna Mills) discovers her marriage is over, Birdie (Pam Grier) deals with her husband's retirement, and Rose (Florence Henderson) copes with the news that her husband (Lance Henriksen), has been diagnosed with cancer. They also make unlikely friendships with men at the local hardware store, and their intimidating neighbor, Junior.
Touched By Evil, 1h36
Directed by James A. Contner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Paula Abdul, Adrian Pasdar, Susan Ruttan, Charlayne Woodard, Tracy Nelson, Gillian Barber
Rating50% 2.523252.523252.523252.523252.52325
Ellen Collier (Paula Abdul), a well-put-together businesswoman finds comfort and security in her relationship with her loving and supporting new boyfriend, car salesman Jerry Braskin (Adrian Pasdar), after being savagely attacked by a serial rapist. But other rapes occur just when Ellen thought it was safe for her slowly break free from her self-imposed shell, which eventually causes her to believe that Jerry is hiding a very dark secret. Eventually Ellen is confronted with rock-solid evidence that her boyfriend Jerry is the very same man who raped her, and she has to save herself before it's too late.
When Friendship Kills, 1h36
Directed by James A. Contner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lynda Carter, Katie Wright, Marley Shelton, Josh Taylor, Kevin McNulty, Ryan Reynolds
Rating62% 3.1462653.1462653.1462653.1462653.146265
Lexi Archer is a teenager who, after the divorce of her parents, moves with her mother Kathryn and younger sister Jill from Chicago to Seattle. At her new school, she befriends Jennifer Harnsberger, a popular straight A student whom she meets during volleyball tryouts. After her volleyball coach suggests that Lexi should lose a few pounds in order to enhance her athletic performance, she starts to look for ways to diet. When Jennifer admits to being bulimic, they decide to diet and work out together.
She Woke Up Pregnant, 1h31
Directed by James A. Contner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Michele Greene, William R. Moses, Lynda Carter, Theresa Saldana, Malcolm Stewart, Rachel Hayward
Rating58% 2.9058052.9058052.9058052.9058052.905805
Connie connaît le bonheur avec son mari Tom et leurs deux filles, jusqu'à ce que d'affreux cauchemars viennent la hanter : nuit après nuit, elle se voit victime de viol. À la suite d'un malaise, elle consulte un médecin qui lui apprend qu'elle est enceinte de deux mois. Connie est d'autant plus étonnée que Tom a subi une vasectomie. Elle essaye donc de comprendre et finit par se persuader qu'elle a été violée. Elle se souvient alors avoir été soignée chez le dentiste Roger Nolton, sous anesthésie générale. Interrogé par la police, il avoue avoir eu une liaison avec Connie et donne une conférence de presse au cours de laquelle il affirme avoir rompu avec elle en raison de son instabilité. Tom ne comprend pas le refus de Connie d'avorter, aussi prend-il du recul. Mais une ancienne actrice de films pornos lui avoue avoir été violée deux ans auparavant par Nolton[.

Cameraman

Monkey Shines, 1h53
Directed by George A. Romero
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Natural horror films, Films about apes, Films about disabilities, Comedy horror films
Actors Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci
Roles Director of Photography
Rating61% 3.099913.099913.099913.099913.09991
Monkey Shines tells the story of an athlete, Allan Mann (Jason Beghe), who is rendered quadriplegic when struck by a truck. Mann fails to adjust to his condition, becoming suicidal and despondent. When Geoffrey, a scientist friend of his (John Pankow), who has been experimenting with the injection of human brain tissue into monkeys, learns this, he is prompted to supply one of the experimental monkeys, named "Ella" (played by Boo, whose vocal effects are provided by Frank Welker), to Allan as a helper.
Heat
Heat (1986)
, 1h41
Directed by Jerry Jameson, Dick Richards
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Burt Reynolds, Karen Young, Peter MacNicol, Howard Hesseman, Neill Barry, Joseph Mascolo
Roles Director of Photography
Rating56% 2.803652.803652.803652.803652.80365
A woman in a Las Vegas bar is annoyed by a flirtatious drunk (Burt Reynolds). Her date, a milquetoast named Osgood (Wendell Burton), wants to do something about it. The woman, D.D. (Deborah Rush), begs him not to, but when the drunk turns mean, Osgood challenges him to step outside. To D.D.'s astonishment, Osgood wins the fight and even gets the tough-looking drunk to apologize. Next morning, it turns out that the drunk is Nick Escalante, known to his friends as Mex, who has been hired to make Osgood look tough in his lady's eyes.
Let's Get Harry, 1h42
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Jere Burns, Michael Schoeffling, Gary Busey, Rick Rossovich, Terry Camilleri, Elpidia Carrillo
Roles Director of Photography
Rating52% 2.6163552.6163552.6163552.6163552.616355
The film opens with an American engineer named Harry Burck (Mark Harmon) being kidnapped by rebels in Colombia. Harry is there to help open a new water pipeline for his company and gets caught up in the action when a diplomat who is on hand for the pipe's unveiling is also kidnapped. Word reaches back to Harry's brother Corey (Michael Schoeffling) and his friends Bob (Thomas F. Wilson), cocaine addict Spence (Glenn Frey) and Kurt (Rick Rossovich), who were all awaiting his return home to Illinois. The men, who all work together at the same factory, learn that Harry was kidnapped by a drug lord named Carlos Ochobar. Corey and Bob travel to Washington, DC only to learn that the U.S. government is not going to mount any rescue attempt for Harry. We learn that the men (and everyone in the town) hold Harry in high regard. Kurt reminds his friends that they all owe Harry something, so he says their only choice is to rescue him themselves. Despite some resistance and skepticism from Kurt and Spence, all the men eventually agree to go. Before heading to Colombia, they enlist the financial help of a local car salesman named Jack (Gary Busey), who insists on going along, and the military expertise of a decorated no-nonsense mercenary named Norman Shrike (Robert Duvall).
The Last Dragon, 1h49
Directed by Michael Schultz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Martial arts
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Martial arts films, Musical films, Kung fu films, Gangster films
Actors Taimak Guarriello, Julius Carry, Christopher Murney, Leo O'Brien, Faith Prince, Vanity
Roles Director of Photography
Rating67% 3.3969753.3969753.3969753.3969753.396975
Set in New York City, the movie follows a martial artist named Leroy Green (A.K.A. "Bruce Leroy"), who has dreams of becoming a great martial artist like his idol Bruce Lee. His master (Thomas Ikeda) explains that he has touched the final level of martial arts accomplishment known as "The Last Dragon". Martial artists who reach this final level are said to be able to concentrate such mystical energy into their hands that they begin to glow. Only a true martial arts master would be able to exhibit "The Glow" over his entire body. Leroy doesn't fully understand and, in possession of a medal supposedly belonging to Bruce Lee, Leroy embarks upon a journey to find Master Sum Dum Goy, whom his master claims can help Leroy unlock the power of "The Glow".
The Flamingo Kid, 1h40
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Matt Dillon, Héctor Elizondo, Janet Jones, Richard Crenna, Jessica Walter, Brian McNamara
Roles Director of Photography
Rating61% 3.099273.099273.099273.099273.09927
In the summer of 1963, Jeffrey Willis (Matt Dillon) joins some friends for a day of Gin rummy at the El Flamingo Club, a private beach resort. There, he meets the girl of his dreams Carla Sampson (Janet Jones). After the Gin game and being told of the club's strict policy regarding guests, Jeffrey is upset, but not for long, since he immediately landed a job as a car valet and eventually, cabana steward. Jeffrey is a kid from a middle class Brooklyn family and his father (Elizondo) does not approve of him working at the private club.
Where the Boys Are, 1h34
Directed by Hy Averback
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Road movies
Actors Lisa Hartman, Lorna Luft, Wendy Schaal, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Russell Todd, Howard McGillin
Roles Director of Photography
Rating41% 2.0646052.0646052.0646052.0646052.064605
Four co-eds from snowbound Penmore College head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break: Carole (Lorna Luft) taking a separate vacation from her steady boyfriend, winds up as a hot contender in a "Hot Bod Contest"; Jennie (Lisa Hartman) is doubly lucky, courted by both a rich classical pianist and a devil-may-care rocker; Sandra (Wendy Schaal) looking for the Mr. Right who will finally satisfy her; and Laurie (Lynn-Holly Johnson) dreams of a night of unbridled passion with a real he-man.
Eddie Macon's Run, 1h25
Directed by Jeff Kanew
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Kirk Douglas, John Schneider, Lee Purcell, Leah Ayres, Tom Noonan, J. C. Quinn
Roles Director of Photography
Rating56% 2.8047152.8047152.8047152.8047152.804715
Eddie Macon (Schneider) was wrongly convicted of a crime. While performing at a prison rodeo in Huntsville, Texas, he escapes and heads for the border, hoping to join his family in Mexico. Marzack (Douglas) is a cop in hot pursuit of Eddie, determined to put him back in jail. Eddie has no transportation, so he takes the journey on foot. He ends up in the woods, where he is nearly killed. He meets Jilly Buck, a bored rich girl who agrees to help him because it's "just a slow Wednesday."
Tough Enough, 1h46
Directed by Richard Fleischer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise, Children's films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Stan Shaw, Pam Grier, Warren Oates, Bruce McGill, Wilford Brimley
Roles Director of Photography
Rating55% 2.7536552.7536552.7536552.7536552.753655
Un pays / chanteur ouest en herbe, dont l'argent est de disparaître plus vite que ses possibilités de carrière, entre dans un "dur Man" concours de boxe amateur pour gagner un peu d'argent pour payer ses factures. Chose étonnante, il gagne, et est choisi pour aller sur les finales nationales. Il est déchiré entre son premier amour, la musique, et les paillettes, le glamour et l'argent du monde "Tough Man".