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Jerry Zucker is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 11 march 1950 at Milwaukee

Jerry Zucker

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Birth name Jerry G. Zucker
Nationality USA
Birth 11 march 1950 (70 years) at Milwaukee
Awards Writers Guild of America Award

Jerry G. Zucker (born March 11, 1950) is an American film director known for his role in directing comedy spoof films, and the hit film Ghost. .

Biography

Carrière
Zucker commence sa carrière avec Jim Abrahams et son frère David Zucker. Le trio se produit à Madison, Wisconsin, en tant que troupe de comédie appelée "Kentucky Fried Théâtre". Tous trois ont co-dirigé Y a-t-il un pilote dans l'avion ? en 1980, puis Top Secret! en 1984, et Y a-t-il quelqu'un pour tuer ma femme ? en 1986. En 1990, il réalise Ghost, film nominé pour un Academy Award du meilleur film.

Y a-t-il un pilote dans l'avion ? a été classé en haut de liste des meilleurs comédies par l'Hebdomadaire de Divertissement.

Best films

Ghost (1990)
(Director)
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
(Producer)
Friends with Benefits (2011)
(Producer)
First Knight (1995)
(Director)
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
(Scriptwriter)
Airplane! (1980)
(Director)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jerry Zucker (19 films)

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Actor

Top Secret!, 1h30
Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Political films
Actors Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Jeremy Kemp
Rating71% 3.59933.59933.59933.59933.5993
Nick Rivers (Kilmer), a United States rock star, has the number one song in America ("Skeet Surfing"). He travels to East Germany to perform at a cultural festival, and at a dinner, he sees the beautiful Hillary Flammond (Gutteridge), a member of the resistance movement, attempting to avoid the authorities. He pretends to be her date to get to know her, and performs an impromptu song and dance ("Tutti-Frutti") mistakenly thinking that he was asked to do so, to the delight of Hillary and the crowd but to the annoyance of the emcee who intended to introduce someone else. He later sees Hillary at a ballet, where she is trying to meet with a resistance contact, but is met by the police instead. Nick saves her and they try to escape, but Nick turns himself in so that Hillary can get away. He is taken to a prison where he is questioned and tortured, but he knows nothing and does not break. In an escape attempt, he ends up in the secret lab of Dr. Paul Flammond (Gough), a brilliant scientist developing the "Polaris naval mine", a device that can destroy the entire NATO submarine fleet; the Germans force him to work by threatening to kill his daughter Hillary. Nick is recaptured and scheduled for execution.
Airplane!
Airplane! (1980)
, 1h25
Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Peter Graves
Rating76% 3.8473353.8473353.8473353.8473353.847335
Ex-fighter pilot and taxi driver Ted Striker (Robert Hays) became traumatized during an unnamed war, leading to a pathological fear of flying. As a result, he is unable to hold a responsible job. His wartime girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson (Julie Hagerty), now a flight attendant, leaves him. Striker nervously boards a Boeing 707 (Trans American Flight 209) from Los Angeles to Chicago on which she is serving, hoping to win her back, but she rebuffs him.
The Kentucky Fried Movie, 1h30
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, Films about television, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Martial arts films
Actors Marilyn Joi, Bill Bixby, George Lazenby, Tony Dow, Donald Sutherland, Branscombe Richmond
Rating64% 3.248893.248893.248893.248893.24889
Un film de sketches totalement satirique et délirant, où tous les genres se mêlent (films de pub, films de Kung Fu, films catastrophe, films de guerre, films d'espionnage, films de mafia, films pornos...), HAMBURGER FILM SANDWICH est truffé de participation amicales insolites (un ex-James Bond, Bill Bixby en Hulk, Donald Sutherland, Henry Ibsen - le nazi des BLUES BROTHERS, etc...). Les références aux films cultes des années 70, sont innombrables (Dirty Harry, Opération Dragon, La tour infernale, etc.) Irracontable, même en se forçant... Un concentré de mauvais goût, politiquement incorrect et parfaitement irrespectueux.

Director

Rat Race
Rat Race (2001)
, 1h52
Directed by Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films, Road movies
Actors John Cleese, Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Rowan Atkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Whoopi Goldberg
Rating63% 3.1989253.1989253.1989253.1989253.198925
Donald Sinclair (John Cleese), the eccentric owner of The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, devises a new game to entertain the high rollers who visit his hotel. Six special tokens are placed in the casino's slot machines, and the winners are gathered together and told that $2 million in cash is hidden in a duffel bag in a train station locker in Silver City, New Mexico, 563 miles southeast of Las Vegas. Each team is given a key to the locker and told to race across the desert to the train station and claim the money. Unbeknownst to the competitors, Sinclair's wealthy patrons are placing bets on who will win.
First Knight, 2h14
Directed by Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross, Liam Cunningham, John Gielgud
Rating60% 3.0000253.0000253.0000253.0000253.000025
The film's opening text establishes that King Arthur (Sean Connery) of Camelot, victorious from his wars, has dedicated his reign to promoting justice and peace and now wishes to marry. However, Malagant (Ben Cross), a Knight of the Round Table, desires the throne for himself and rebels.
Ghost
Ghost (1990)
, 2h8
Directed by Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Rick Aviles, Vincent Schiavelli
Rating71% 3.5508953.5508953.5508953.5508953.550895
Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze), a banker and Molly Jensen (Demi Moore), a potter, are a couple who renovate and move into an apartment in New York City with the help of Sam's friend Carl Bruner (Tony Goldwyn). One afternoon, Sam makes the discovery of unusually high balances in obscure bank accounts, but despite Carl's offer to help investigate, Sam decides to investigate on his own. That night, while walking home, Sam and Molly are mugged by a street thug who pulls a gun and demand's Sam's wallet. Sam struggles with the attacker and is shot. After pursuing the street thug, Sam runs back to Molly and discovers that he has died from the gunshot and become a ghost after seeing Molly crying over his dead body. Sam stays by a distraught Molly, trying to come to grips with his condition, when Carl comes over and suggests they take a walk, but Sam cannot bring himself to follow. Moments later, the mugger enters the apartment, evidently searching for something. When Molly returns, Sam scares their cat into attacking the thug, who flees. Following him to his apartment in Brooklyn, Sam learns that the man's name is Willie Lopez and he was looking for something in Sam's apartment and will return to find it later. Sam happens upon the parlor of Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg); a con artist posing as a medium who realizes she has an actual gift when she can hear Sam. He convinces her of the danger that Molly is in and to warn her. She is met by skepticism until she relays information that only Sam would know.
Ruthless People, 1h33
Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater, Bill Pullman, Anita Morris
Rating68% 3.448913.448913.448913.448913.44891
Millionaire Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) intends to murder his hated wife Barbara (Bette Midler) to gain control of her $15 million family fortune and run off with his mistress Carol (Anita Morris). However, he is pre-empted by a phone call from an anonymous man announcing that Barbara has been kidnapped and that Sam must pay a ransom of $500,000 or she will be killed.
Top Secret!, 1h30
Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Political films
Actors Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Jeremy Kemp
Rating71% 3.59933.59933.59933.59933.5993
Nick Rivers (Kilmer), a United States rock star, has the number one song in America ("Skeet Surfing"). He travels to East Germany to perform at a cultural festival, and at a dinner, he sees the beautiful Hillary Flammond (Gutteridge), a member of the resistance movement, attempting to avoid the authorities. He pretends to be her date to get to know her, and performs an impromptu song and dance ("Tutti-Frutti") mistakenly thinking that he was asked to do so, to the delight of Hillary and the crowd but to the annoyance of the emcee who intended to introduce someone else. He later sees Hillary at a ballet, where she is trying to meet with a resistance contact, but is met by the police instead. Nick saves her and they try to escape, but Nick turns himself in so that Hillary can get away. He is taken to a prison where he is questioned and tortured, but he knows nothing and does not break. In an escape attempt, he ends up in the secret lab of Dr. Paul Flammond (Gough), a brilliant scientist developing the "Polaris naval mine", a device that can destroy the entire NATO submarine fleet; the Germans force him to work by threatening to kill his daughter Hillary. Nick is recaptured and scheduled for execution.
Airplane!
Airplane! (1980)
, 1h25
Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Peter Graves
Rating76% 3.8473353.8473353.8473353.8473353.847335
Ex-fighter pilot and taxi driver Ted Striker (Robert Hays) became traumatized during an unnamed war, leading to a pathological fear of flying. As a result, he is unable to hold a responsible job. His wartime girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson (Julie Hagerty), now a flight attendant, leaves him. Striker nervously boards a Boeing 707 (Trans American Flight 209) from Los Angeles to Chicago on which she is serving, hoping to win her back, but she rebuffs him.

Scriptwriter

Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, 1h23
Directed by David Zucker, Peter Segal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Fred Ward, George Kennedy, Anna Nicole Smith, Kathleen Freeman
Rating64% 3.249973.249973.249973.249973.24997
Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) has retired from Police Squad and lives a basically happy life with his wife, Jane Spencer-Drebin (Priscilla Presley). It remains "basically happy" because police work has been Frank's meaning of life, and he feels unhappy about not being able to legally take on criminals anymore. Additionally, Jane tries to push him into siring a child, but Frank does not have the courage to go through this yet. It comes as a blessing to him when his old friends Ed Hocken (George Kennedy) and Nordberg (O.J. Simpson) come by and ask for his help in an investigation. The Police Squad has caught wind that a well-known bomber named Rocco Dillon (Fred Ward), who is currently incarcerated, has been hired by a terrorist (Papshmir, known from the first movie) to conduct a major terrorist act against the United States. An important contact, Tanya Peters (Anna Nicole Smith), Rocco's girlfriend, proves to be a dead end, so Drebin is asked to join Dillon undercover in prison, befriend him, and then leak details of the plan to his colleagues. However, the first part of the mission – by pure accident – proves to be extremely taxing; Jane becomes frustrated both at Frank's sudden unwillingness to engage in his marital duties and the suspicion that he is doing police work again, and storms out of the house.
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, 1h25
Directed by David Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Politique, White House in fiction
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, Robert Goulet, Richard Griffiths, Jacqueline Brookes
Rating68% 3.44933.44933.44933.44933.4493
Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) is honored at the White House, where President George H. W. Bush (John Roarke) announces that he will base his recommendation for the country's energy program on Dr. Albert Meinheimer's (Richard Griffiths) advice at the National Press Club dinner the following week. The heads of the coal and oil (fossil fuel) and nuclear industries are apparently distressed by this fact, as Dr. Meinheimer is an advocate for renewable energy. Jane Spencer (Priscilla Presley), now working for Dr. Meinheimer, is working late at his research institute, crying about Frank. She spots a man in a red van. A maintenance worker, emptying out garbage cans, discovers a clock with dynamite attached and takes it to the security guards, accidentally triggering it. The next morning, Frank reacquaints himself with Jane as he interviews her about the explosion. He is shown around the institute and meets Jane's boyfriend, Hexagon Oil executive Quentin Hapsburg (Robert Goulet), of whom he becomes exceedingly jealous. Frank's boss, Ed Hocken (George Kennedy), finds him at a lonely blues bar. Meanwhile, at a meeting of the "energy" industry leaders, Hapsburg reveals that he has kidnapped Dr. Meinheimer and found an exact double for him, Earl Hacker, who will give their recommendation to the President endorsing fossil and nuclear fuels.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, 1h25
Directed by David Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalbán, George Kennedy, Nancy Marchand, Justin Timberlake
Roles Writer
Rating75% 3.7967953.7967953.7967953.7967953.796795
In Los Angeles, Officer Nordberg attempts to bust a heroin drug operation at the docks organized by Vincent Ludwig, and is shot by Ludwig's henchmen. After being briefed on the case by his boss, Captain Ed Hocken, Police Squad Lieutenant Frank Drebin visits Nordberg in the hospital. Nordberg provides cryptic clues, including a picture of Ludwig's ship on which the deal had been organized. Frank meets with police scientist Ted Olsen, who has invented a cufflink that shoots a tranquilizer dart. Frank learns through Ted that Nordberg's jacket tested positive for heroin. Police Squad is in charge of security for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Los Angeles, and Ed tells Frank that he has 24 hours to clear Nordberg before word gets out about what happened and detracts from the queen's visit. Frank visits Ludwig in his office. Ludwig learns that Nordberg is still alive. Ludwig has his assistant, Jane Spencer, assist Frank in his investigation and the two fall in love. Jane is unaware of her employer's illegal activities.
Top Secret!, 1h30
Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Political films
Actors Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Jeremy Kemp
Rating71% 3.59933.59933.59933.59933.5993
Nick Rivers (Kilmer), a United States rock star, has the number one song in America ("Skeet Surfing"). He travels to East Germany to perform at a cultural festival, and at a dinner, he sees the beautiful Hillary Flammond (Gutteridge), a member of the resistance movement, attempting to avoid the authorities. He pretends to be her date to get to know her, and performs an impromptu song and dance ("Tutti-Frutti") mistakenly thinking that he was asked to do so, to the delight of Hillary and the crowd but to the annoyance of the emcee who intended to introduce someone else. He later sees Hillary at a ballet, where she is trying to meet with a resistance contact, but is met by the police instead. Nick saves her and they try to escape, but Nick turns himself in so that Hillary can get away. He is taken to a prison where he is questioned and tortured, but he knows nothing and does not break. In an escape attempt, he ends up in the secret lab of Dr. Paul Flammond (Gough), a brilliant scientist developing the "Polaris naval mine", a device that can destroy the entire NATO submarine fleet; the Germans force him to work by threatening to kill his daughter Hillary. Nick is recaptured and scheduled for execution.
Airplane!
Airplane! (1980)
, 1h25
Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Peter Graves
Roles Author
Rating76% 3.8473353.8473353.8473353.8473353.847335
Ex-fighter pilot and taxi driver Ted Striker (Robert Hays) became traumatized during an unnamed war, leading to a pathological fear of flying. As a result, he is unable to hold a responsible job. His wartime girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson (Julie Hagerty), now a flight attendant, leaves him. Striker nervously boards a Boeing 707 (Trans American Flight 209) from Los Angeles to Chicago on which she is serving, hoping to win her back, but she rebuffs him.