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Jim Kouf is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 24 july 1951 at Hollywood (USA)

Jim Kouf

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Birth name Jim Kouf
Nationality USA
Birth 24 july 1951 (72 years) at Hollywood (USA)

Jim Kouf (born July 24, 1951) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He received the 1988 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay for his work on Stakeout (1987).

Best films

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
(Characters)
National Treasure (2004)
(Story)
Rush Hour (1998)
(Scriptwriter)
Con Air (1997)
(Executive Producer)
Stakeout (1987)
(Scriptwriter)
White Fang (1991)
(Executive Producer)

Usually with

John Badham
John Badham
(3 films)
Greydon Clark
Greydon Clark
(1 films)
Doc Kane
Doc Kane
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jim Kouf (27 films)

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Actor

Wacko
Wacko (1982)
, 1h30
Directed by Greydon Clark
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Joe Don Baker, Stella Stevens, George Kennedy, Julia Duffy, Andrew Dice Clay, Charles Napier
Roles Prisoner
Rating49% 2.4576352.4576352.4576352.4576352.457635
It all started exactly 13 years ago, when Mary Graves' older sister was murdered on Halloween prom night by a power-mowing maniac. Poor Mary...since then she has experienced horror, sexual frustration, even psychoanalysis, but she still sees little lawnmowers everywhere. But tonight will be different. Tonight, at the new Halloween Prom, all the questions of the past 13 years will be answered as the pumpkin headed killer has returned. But hot on their trail is an obsessed cop (Joe Don Baker) who won't allow history to repeat itself.

Director

Gang Related, 1h42
Directed by Jim Kouf
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors James Belushi, James Earl Jones, Dennis Quaid, David Paymer, Gary Cole, Tupac Shakur
Rating63% 3.1990353.1990353.1990353.1990353.199035
Vice police detectives Frank Divinci (James Belushi) and Jake Rodriguez (Tupac Shakur) gun down narcotics dealer Lionel Hudd (Kool Moe Dee), after the three engage illegally in drug trafficking; this is in order to recover the cocaine Hudd purchased from them. When Divinci and Rodriguez find out Hudd was actually a "deep cover" DEA agent—because Hudd's partner, Richard Simms (Gary Cole) drops by their precinct for help sniffing out the killers—they try to frame anyone else with the murder. It does not help that Rodriguez has outstanding gambling debts, and that a huge man known only as "Mr. Cutlass Supreme" (Tiny Lister) is on his case for it. After arresting numerous felons without success (because they cannot possibly link Hudd's murder to any of them), Divinci and Rodriguez arrest a homeless drunk by the name of Joe Doe (Dennis Quaid). While Joe is still intoxicated, the detectives convince him that he shot Hudd. They even make him sign a confession. Divinci and Rodriguez convince local stripper Cynthia Webb (Lela Rochon), also Divinci's mistress, who was the "bait" in their trap for Hudd, to "identify" Joe in a police line-up.
Disorganized Crime, 1h38
Directed by Jim Kouf
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Heist films
Actors Fred Gwynne, Lou Diamond Phillips, William Russ, Rubén Blades, Corbin Bernsen, Ed O'Neill
Rating61% 3.0956553.0956553.0956553.0956553.095655
The story begins in a small town in western Montana where New Jersey based bank robber Frank Salazar has been hiding out from the law after a series of bank robberies in Newark. Upon realizing that the local bank contains a large amount of cash, Salazar recruits four former accomplices to come to town and help him rob the bank. Among them are Nick Bartkowski, a nervous and possibly alcoholic safecracker; Max Green, an old school explosives expert with a heart condition; Ray Forgy, a young, wisecracking auto thief and getaway driver; and Carlos Barrios, a well-manicured lookout and weapons expert.
Miracles
Miracles (1986)
, 1h27
Directed by Jim Kouf
Genres Comedy
Actors Teri Garr, Paul Rodriguez, Christopher Lloyd, Tom Conti, Ken Lerner, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez
Rating52% 2.6092252.6092252.6092252.6092252.609225
Elle est avocate, il est chirurgien. Après dix ans de mariage, Roger et Jean viennent de se séparer. Le lendemain même de leur divorce, une collision entre voitures les remet en présence l'un de l'autre. Pour se disputer, bien entendu. Cependant, privée de moyen de transport, Jean est bien obligée d'accepter d'être ramenée par Roger. Entretemps, le véhicule de ce dernier a été investi par deux révolutionnaires mexicains, Juan et Harris, qui prennent le couple en otage...

Scriptwriter

Money Monster, 1h38
Directed by Jodie Foster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Psychologie, Films about television
Actors Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Lenny Venito
Roles Story
Rating64% 3.2492353.2492353.2492353.2492353.249235
Financial TV personality Lee Gates, who offers up stock advice on his hit show "Money Monster," is held hostage by a viewer, Kyle Budwell, who lost all of his money following a bad tip from Lee during his show.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets, 2h8
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films, Children's films, White House in fiction
Actors Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Ed Harris
Roles Characters
Rating64% 3.248543.248543.248543.248543.24854
Five days after the end of the Civil War, John Wilkes Booth and Michael O'Laughlen, both members of the Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC), enter a tavern and approach Thomas Gates to decode a message. Thomas recognizes the message as using the Playfair cipher and begins to translate it. While he does so, Booth leaves for Ford's Theatre to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Thomas solves the puzzle and realizes the men are still loyal to the Confederacy. A fight breaks out, and Thomas rips several pages from the diary and throws them in the fireplace. Thomas is shot, and the gunman retrieves only a page fragment.
National Treasure, 2h11
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Heist films, Children's films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, L'Or, White House in fiction
Actors Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Sean Bean
Roles Story
Rating68% 3.4477253.4477253.4477253.4477253.447725
Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) is an American historian, amateur cryptologist, and the youngest descendant of a long line of treasure hunters. While his father Patrick Henry Gates (Jon Voight) discourages him from following in the family line, Ben is driven on by a story told by his grandfather, John Adams Gates (Christopher Plummer). According to John, a clue - the phrase "The secret lies with Charlotte" - was entrusted to the family by Charles Carroll of Carrollton in 1832, and would lead to the fabled "national treasure", a wealth of artifacts dating from Ancient Egypt and secretly hidden by the Founding Fathers and the Freemasons during the American Revolutionary War.
Taxi
Taxi (2004)
, 1h37
Directed by Tim Story
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes La provence, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Children's films, Chase films
Actors Queen Latifah, Gisele Bündchen, Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Esposito, Henry Simmons, Ann-Margret
Rating45% 2.262532.262532.262532.262532.26253
Belle Williams (Queen Latifah) is a talented driver and auto mechanic who dreams of driving in NASCAR. As the film opens, she celebrates her last shift as a bicycle courier after winning her taxi license and beating the shop's record with a new delivery record of 13 minutes and 54 seconds. Although in a happy relationship, she occasionally neglects her boyfriend Jesse (Henry Simmons) and has bestowed much love on her custom-built 1999 Ford Crown Victoria taxicab over the past five years. This evening, having skipped her dinner date, she installs into the cab a supercharger that was given to her as a present for her last day.
Snow Dogs
Snow Dogs (2002)
, 1h39
Directed by Brian Levant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Sports films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Nichelle Nichols, Sisqó, Joanna Bacalso, Christopher Judge
Rating52% 2.6050452.6050452.6050452.6050452.605045
Dr. Theodore "Ted" Brooks (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) is a dentist from Miami, Florida whose picture appears on every city bus in advertisements to promote his dental practice at the beginning of the film. When Brooks receives his letter from Alaska one day naming him as the only heir of a Lucy Watkins, his mother, Amelia (Nichelle Nichols), reveals that he is adopted. Brooks travels to the village of Tolketna to claim his inheritance left by his biological mother: seven Siberian Huskies and a Border Collie named Nana, and discovers his roots. Totally out of his element, Brooks has to experience challenges he has never dreamed of: blizzards, thin ice, foxes, skunks, bears, an intimidating, crusty old mountain man named James "Thunder Jack" Johnson (James Coburn), and the aggressive, defiant lead dog, Demon. All of this happens with the buzzing excitement of the Arctic Challenge Sled Dog Race--the winner of which is the last musher to finish--which is only two weeks away. During his stay in Tolketna, Brooks attempt to find the reason why he was given up for adoption, and including any information about his biological father. He meets a bar owner named Barb (Joanna Bacalso), who was a close friend of his biological mother. Eventually, Barb helps Brooks to deal with the dogs and teaches him how to drive a sled, and falls in love with him throughout the film. Brooks continues to encounter Thunder Jack, who wants all of his biological mother's sled dogs, and especially Demon. Barb tells Brooks that Thunder Jack is Brooks' real father. Brooks feels that the truth is worth the dogs themselves, and trades them to Thunder Jack. However, Jack tells Brooks that he and Lucy stayed in a cave during one of the Arctic Challenges. It is there that Brooks was conceived. The next morning, when Thunder Jack woke up, Lucy was gone. He says that he was looking for Lucy, but never found her. Lucy then gave Brooks up for adoption. With Demon, Thunder Jack takes part in the Arctic Challenge Race, but is unable to finish it when he attempts to gain time by continuing through a huge snowstorm. Meanwhile, Brooks, who just returned to Miami, learns that his personal journey to Alaska is unfinished. Infuriated by evidence found proving that Thunder Jack was at the hospital when he was born, Brooks returns to Alaska to look for answers. When Brooks learns of the missing musher and his team, he feels that this may be the opportunity to save a man, and perhaps find out the whole truth once and for all. Brooks sets out to rescue Thunder Jack, with Nana as the lead dog. He eventually finds Thunder Jack in the old cave, who confirms that he had been there when Brooks was born. Thunder Jack reveals that he and Lucy agreed then that neither one of them could raise a baby, and confessed his love for Lucy. Brooks also finds out the reason for Demon's bad temper is the pain caused by his bad tooth. He pulls it out and Demon now becomes a friendly dog (despite keeping his name). During the journey back to Tolketna, the sled nearly goes over a cliff into a river, but the dogs manage to pull themselves back up. Brooks finally brings Thunder Jack across the finish line. After Brooks introduces Thunder Jack to his adopted mother, Brooks and Thunder Jack decide to share their trophy together. Sometime later, Brooks and Barb are married and Nana and Demon have four puppies. Now having grown to love Tolketna, Brooks moves his dentistry practice there. Barb is shown to be pregnant and working as his receptionist. The film ends when back in Miami, Brooks' adoptive cousin, Rupert (Sisqó), becomes the new famous Miami dentist with his face on every city bus (possibly due to Brooks' absence).
Rush Hour
Rush Hour (1998)
, 1h38
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tom Wilkinson, Ken Leung, Chris Penn, Tzi Ma
Rating70% 3.5003653.5003653.5003653.5003653.500365
On the last day of British rule in Hong Kong, Detective Inspector Lee of the Hong Kong Police Force leads a raid at a shipping bar wharf, hoping to arrest the mysterious crime lord Juntao. He finds only Sang, Juntao's right-hand man, who manages to escape. However, Lee successfully recovers numerous Chinese cultural treasures stolen by Juntao, which he presents as a farewell victory to his departing superiors: Chinese Consul Solon Han and British Commander Thomas Griffin.
Gang Related, 1h42
Directed by Jim Kouf
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors James Belushi, James Earl Jones, Dennis Quaid, David Paymer, Gary Cole, Tupac Shakur
Rating63% 3.1990353.1990353.1990353.1990353.199035
Vice police detectives Frank Divinci (James Belushi) and Jake Rodriguez (Tupac Shakur) gun down narcotics dealer Lionel Hudd (Kool Moe Dee), after the three engage illegally in drug trafficking; this is in order to recover the cocaine Hudd purchased from them. When Divinci and Rodriguez find out Hudd was actually a "deep cover" DEA agent—because Hudd's partner, Richard Simms (Gary Cole) drops by their precinct for help sniffing out the killers—they try to frame anyone else with the murder. It does not help that Rodriguez has outstanding gambling debts, and that a huge man known only as "Mr. Cutlass Supreme" (Tiny Lister) is on his case for it. After arresting numerous felons without success (because they cannot possibly link Hudd's murder to any of them), Divinci and Rodriguez arrest a homeless drunk by the name of Joe Doe (Dennis Quaid). While Joe is still intoxicated, the detectives convince him that he shot Hudd. They even make him sign a confession. Divinci and Rodriguez convince local stripper Cynthia Webb (Lela Rochon), also Divinci's mistress, who was the "bait" in their trap for Hudd, to "identify" Joe in a police line-up.
Operation Dumbo Drop, 1h48
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Military humor in film, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Danny Glover, Ray Liotta, Denis Leary, Doug E. Doug, Corin Nemec, Tchéky Karyo
Roles Writer
Rating52% 2.600862.600862.600862.600862.60086
During the Vietnam War in 1968, Captain Sam Cahill (Danny Glover) has been working hard to create good relations between the United States and Montagnard Vietnamese in the village of Dak Nhe. The U.S. Army is looking to monitor enemy operations on a clandestine weapons supply route which passes near the village. Cahill is coming close to his discharge, and explains to his successor Captain T.C. Doyle (Ray Liotta), the delicate nature of Vietnamese customs as well as the counter intelligence involving covert enemy activity. In a lapse of judgment with surrounding village children, a child steals a Nestlé Crunch bar, the wrapper, which when found, lets the NVA know of the local villagers' cooperation with the Americans. As punishment, Brigadier Nguyen (Hoang Ly) of the NVA, orders his subordinate, Captain Quang (Vo Trung Anh), to kill the villagers' elephant right before a spiritual festival. To aid the villagers, Cahill promises to replace the slain elephant before their upcoming ceremony.
Another Stakeout, 1h45
Directed by John Badham
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Rosie O'Donnell, Dennis Farina, Marcia Strassman, Cathy Moriarty
Rating55% 2.799662.799662.799662.799662.79966
A witness against the Mafia is being secretly held until the trial when a violent attempt against her that kills several of her guards, as well as her husband, is made. She disappears and Chris Lecce (Dreyfuss) and Bill Reimers (Estevez) are called upon due to their excellent surveillance record, to stake out a lakeside home where she is believed to be. Unlike their earlier stakeout, this time they are accompanied by Gina Garrett (O'Donnell) from the DA's office and her pet rottweiler 'Archie', covered as husband, wife and son.
The Hidden II, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror, Crime
Actors Raphael Sbarge, Kate Hodge, Kyle MacLachlan, Steve Eastin, Michael Nouri, Ed O'Ross
Roles Characters
Rating31% 1.5711651.5711651.5711651.5711651.571165
The alien criminal from the first movie is dead, but he left a few eggs which are hatching now. It is explained that on the alien's homeworld, evolution took two parallel paths: half of their race became violent criminals who live only for pleasure (the squid-like alien form briefly glimpsed in the first film), and the other half evolved beyond their base desires and even physical bodies, becoming creatures of pure energy. The good alien (Lloyd Gallagher), who still inhabits Tom Beck’s body, has been waiting just in case this happened. Unfortunately, his presence in the body has taken a terrible toll on it, draining it of life energy. Additionally relations with Beck’s daughter Juliet (Kate Hodge), now a cop herself, have deteriorated (possibly due to his bizarre behavior caused by the alien inhabiting his body). But when the killing starts again, both will need to work together - and with a new alien policeman (Raphael Sbarge), who comes to Earth to aid in the struggle - to stop the new generation of aliens.
Disorganized Crime, 1h38
Directed by Jim Kouf
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Heist films
Actors Fred Gwynne, Lou Diamond Phillips, William Russ, Rubén Blades, Corbin Bernsen, Ed O'Neill
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.0956553.0956553.0956553.0956553.095655
The story begins in a small town in western Montana where New Jersey based bank robber Frank Salazar has been hiding out from the law after a series of bank robberies in Newark. Upon realizing that the local bank contains a large amount of cash, Salazar recruits four former accomplices to come to town and help him rob the bank. Among them are Nick Bartkowski, a nervous and possibly alcoholic safecracker; Max Green, an old school explosives expert with a heart condition; Ray Forgy, a young, wisecracking auto thief and getaway driver; and Carlos Barrios, a well-manicured lookout and weapons expert.