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John Dahl is a Director, Scriptwriter and Executive Producer American

John Dahl

John Dahl
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Nationality USA
Birth at Billings (USA)

John Dahl (born 1956) is an American film and television director and writer, best known for his work in the neo-noir genre.

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Filmography of John Dahl (14 films)

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Director

You Kill Me, 1h33
Directed by John Dahl
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Gangster films
Actors Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, Bill Pullman, Luke Wilson, Dennis Farina, Philip Baker Hall
Rating64% 3.249233.249233.249233.249233.24923
Frank Falenczyk (Ben Kingsley) is a hit man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. He has a drinking problem, and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle Roman Krzeminski (Philip Baker Hall), head of the family, sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. He is forced to accept a job at a mortuary, and go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, where he confesses his job, explaining that he wants to be free of his drinking problem because it's affecting his ability to kill effectively. He falls in love with Laurel Pearson (Téa Leoni), a quirky client he meets at the funeral home. Meanwhile, an upstart Irish mob threatens the family snow-plowing business. When violence erupts, Frank returns home to face the old rivals on new terms. With assistance from Laurel, he manages to suppress his family's adversaries, killing the mob's leader and disbanding the Irish posse.
The Great Raid, 2h12
Directed by John Dahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco, Logan Marshall-Green, Marton Csokas, Connie Nielsen
Rating66% 3.349783.349783.349783.349783.34978
In 1944, American forces were closing in on the Japanese-occupied Philippines. The Japanese held around 500 American prisoners who had survived the Bataan Death March in a notorious POW camp at Cabanatuan and subjected them to brutal treatment and summary execution, as the Japanese view surrender as a disgrace. Many prisoners were also stricken with malaria.
Joy Ride
Joy Ride (2001)
, 1h37
Directed by John Dahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Transport films, Trucker films, Road movies
Actors Paul Walker, Steve Zahn, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Bowman, Ted Levine, Basil Wallace
Rating65% 3.2990153.2990153.2990153.2990153.299015
At the start of the summer holiday, Lewis Thomas (Paul Walker) and his childhood friend Venna Wilcox (Leelee Sobieski), who study at different universities, are both packing to go back home. In an attempt to get Venna romantically interested in him, Lewis offers to come by Venna's campus to drive her home instead of both of them flying back. Venna happily agrees and, after buying a car, Lewis starts his road-trip. When he calls his parents during the trip he learns his brother Fuller (Steve Zahn) has managed to once again get arrested, this time in Salt Lake City. Since Salt Lake City is not that far, Lewis decides that, prior to picking up Venna, he will visit Fuller, whom he hasn't seen in five years. After bailing him out, Fuller decides to accompany Lewis on his trip and, during the ride, coaxes Lewis into playing a cruel prank through their CB Radio on a truck driver, known only as 'Rusty Nail' (voiced by Ted Levine (uncredited)). Lewis pretends to be an attractive young woman named Candy Cane and sets up a meeting with Rusty Nail in the motel where Lewis and Fuller will be spending the night. But instead of giving Rusty his own room number, Lewis gives him the number of the room next door, which belongs to a highly irritable businessman who had an argument with Fuller earlier that night. When the joke takes a deadly turn, Lewis and Fuller find themselves being relentlessly stalked by the psychotic Rusty Nail. Needing gas, Lewis and Fuller stop at a gas station but are shocked when an ice truck follows them into the gas station. Convinced the truck driver must be Rusty Nail, Lewis and Fuller flee in panic only to discover they are being chased by the ice truck driver. However, it turns out the truck driver is merely trying to return Lewis' credit card which he left behind at the gas station. As the ice truck drives away, the real Rusty Nail in his truck ploughs through the ice truck, killing the innocent truck driver. He then proceeds to run over and crush the Lewis and Fuller's car, taunting them. Once the two apologize, Rusty accepts, and leaves.
Rounders
Rounders (1998)
, 2h1
Directed by John Dahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Jeu, Poker, Buddy films
Actors Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John Turturro, Famke Janssen, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich
Rating72% 3.649013.649013.649013.649013.64901
Gifted poker player Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) loses his entire $30,000 bankroll in a hand of Texas hold'em against Teddy "KGB" (John Malkovich), a Russian mobster who runs an illegal underground poker room. Shaken, Mike decides to concentrate on law school while promising his girlfriend and fellow law student, Jo (Gretchen Mol) that he will not play poker anymore. Mentor and fellow rounder Joey Knish (John Turturro) offers him a part-time job driving a delivery truck to make ends meet.
Unforgettable, 1h57
Directed by John Dahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Crime
Actors Ray Liotta, Linda Fiorentino, Kim Coates, Peter Coyote, Christopher McDonald, David Paymer
Rating59% 2.9990252.9990252.9990252.9990252.999025
Dr. David Krane (Ray Liotta) is unsuccessfully framed for the murder of his wife. He then attempts to find the true killer, with the help of Dr. Martha Briggs (Linda Fiorentino), by using an experimental drug that allows him to experience another person's memories. The drug takes a heavy toll on Krane and it's a race to find out the truth before time runs out. The more Krane take the drug, the more memories become personal for him Dr. Briggs tries to put a stop to the drug, but Krane becomes obsessed with finding the real killer, as well as causing Krane to lose his sanity.
The Last Seduction, 1h50
Directed by John Dahl
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman, Dean Norris, Bill Nunn, J. T. Walsh
Rating70% 3.54833.54833.54833.54833.5483
The film opens in New York City, where Bridget works as a telemarketing manager and her husband Clay is training to be a doctor. He is heavily in debt to a loan shark so he arranges to sell stolen pharmaceutical cocaine to two drug dealers. The transaction becomes tense when the buyers pull a gun, but rather to Clay's surprise, they eventually pay him $700,000. Clay is left shaken, and on his return home he slaps Bridget after she insults him. She then steals the cash from him and flees their apartment while he is in the shower.
Red Rock West, 1h38
Directed by John Dahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle, J. T. Walsh, Dwight Yoakam, Timothy Carhart
Rating69% 3.498723.498723.498723.498723.49872
Michael Williams (Nicolas Cage) is a drifter living out of his car after being discharged from the Marine Corps. A job on an oilfield falls through due to his unwillingness to conceal a war injury on his job application, so Michael wanders into rural Red Rock, Wyoming, looking for other work.
Kill Me Again, 1h34
Directed by John Dahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes L'usurpation d'identité, Escroquerie
Actors Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Michael Madsen, Nick Dimitri, Jon Gries, Bibi Besch
Rating62% 3.1487753.1487753.1487753.1487753.148775
Fay Forrester (Whalley) is an attractive young woman who wants to escape from her abusive boyfriend Vince (Madsen). She hires Jack Andrews (Kilmer), a second class private investigator, to arrange her "death". She wants to restart her life with a new identity and the money she got from helping Vince commit robberies. Due to Jack's financial problems, he joins Fay after her fake death. Unfortunately, Vince finds out that Fay is still alive. The hunt for Jack, Fay and the money begins.

Scriptwriter

Red Rock West, 1h38
Directed by John Dahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle, J. T. Walsh, Dwight Yoakam, Timothy Carhart
Rating69% 3.498723.498723.498723.498723.49872
Michael Williams (Nicolas Cage) is a drifter living out of his car after being discharged from the Marine Corps. A job on an oilfield falls through due to his unwillingness to conceal a war injury on his job application, so Michael wanders into rural Red Rock, Wyoming, looking for other work.
Never on Tuesday, 1h30
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Claudia Christian, Andrew Lauer, Peter Berg, Nicolas Cage, Cary Elwes, Emilio Estevez
Rating46% 2.31822.31822.31822.31822.3182
Three people are stranded in the desert after Matt (Andrew Lauer) and Eddie (Peter Berg) total Tuesday's (Claudia Christian) automobile. Tuesday is a drop dead gorgeous girl; however, much to the guys’ dismay, she is revealed as a lesbian, albeit sensitive and fun-loving. She is a woman with ambition and Matt and Eddie are far from impressive to her. Exhibiting an immediate sexual interest in the beautiful Tuesday, the guys begin their efforts to bring her around to being attracted to one of them.
Kill Me Again, 1h34
Directed by John Dahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes L'usurpation d'identité, Escroquerie
Actors Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Michael Madsen, Nick Dimitri, Jon Gries, Bibi Besch
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.1487753.1487753.1487753.1487753.148775
Fay Forrester (Whalley) is an attractive young woman who wants to escape from her abusive boyfriend Vince (Madsen). She hires Jack Andrews (Kilmer), a second class private investigator, to arrange her "death". She wants to restart her life with a new identity and the money she got from helping Vince commit robberies. Due to Jack's financial problems, he joins Fay after her fake death. Unfortunately, Vince finds out that Fay is still alive. The hunt for Jack, Fay and the money begins.

Producer