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John Requa is a Director, Scriptwriter, Executive Producer and Creative Consultant American born on 1 january 1967

John Requa

John Requa
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Nationality USA
Birth 1 january 1967 (53 years)

John Requa est un réalisateur, scénariste et producteur américain. Il collabore fréquemment avec Glenn Ficarra.

Best films

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
(Creative Consultant)
Storks (2016)
(Executive Producer)
Focus (2015)
(Director)
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
(Director)
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)
(Scriptwriter)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
(Director)

Usually with

Glenn Ficarra
Glenn Ficarra
(14 films)
Andrew Lazar
Andrew Lazar
(3 films)
Tina Fey
Tina Fey
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Requa (12 films)

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Director

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy
Actors Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Tina Fey, Alfred Molina, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Nicholas Braun
Rating65% 3.2973553.2973553.2973553.2973553.297355
While working as a war correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, Kim Barker (Tina Fey) develops a crazy relationship with a fellow journalist from Scotland (Martin Freeman).
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, 1h52
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Josh Charles, Billy Bob Thornton
Rating65% 3.297333.297333.297333.297333.29733
Chargée de rédiger les bulletins de nouvelles pour une chaîne de télévision américaine, Kim Baker décide d'accepter l'offre de ses patrons et s'envole vers l'Afghanistan afin de devenir journaliste en zone de guerre. Croyant d'abord qu'elle n'est pas faite pour ce type de vie angoissante, elle prend vite goût à l'adrénaline des zones de combat et à la quête jamais assouvie de la bonne histoire.
Focus
Focus (2015)
, 1h44
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Denise Di Novi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, B.D. Wong, Stephanie Honoré
Rating66% 3.3022453.3022453.3022453.3022453.302245
Seasoned con-man Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith) goes to a nightclub, where an inexperienced grifter, Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie), seduces him, and then pretends they've been caught by her jealous husband. When the deception fails, Nicky advises them never to lose focus when faced with unexpected situations. Jess finds him in another nightclub a few days later and convinces Nicky to become her mentor. Nicky tells her about how his father, a con man named Bucky Spurgeon, was forced to shoot his grandfather when a con went wrong, a maneuver he calls "the Toledo Panic Button".
Crazy, Stupid, Love., 1h58
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, John Carroll Lynch, Marisa Tomei
Rating73% 3.698863.698863.698863.698863.69886
Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is a middle-aged man who learns that his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) cheated on him with a co-worker, David Lindhagen (Kevin Bacon), and that she wants a divorce. After moving into his own apartment, Cal goes to a bar night after night, talking loudly about his divorce, until he attracts the attention of a young man named Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), a womanizer who beds women each night, although a young woman named Hannah (Emma Stone) recently had rejected his advances. Jacob takes pity on Cal, and offers to teach him how to pick up women. Using Jacob's teachings, Cal seduces Kate (Marisa Tomei) at the bar. After this encounter, Cal manages to successfully seduce other women in the bar. He sees Emily again at their son Robbie's (Jonah Bobo) parent-teacher conference. The interaction goes well until they discover that Robbie's teacher is Kate, who reveals to Emily that she and Cal slept together. Cal then confesses to sleeping with many women. Emily leaves in disgust and begins actively dating David. Meanwhile, Hannah, a recent law school graduate, is expecting her boyfriend, Richard (Josh Groban) to propose marriage while they celebrate her passing the bar exam, but he does not, instead, offering her a position at his law firm. Offended and hurt, Hannah returns to the bar where she originally rejected Jacob's advances and kisses Jacob passionately. The two return to Jacob's home to hook up, but end up talking to each other all night and making a connection. Jacob starts a relationship with Hannah, and he becomes distant from Cal.
I Love You Phillip Morris, 1h33
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Évasion, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, Leslie Mann, Brennan Brown, Michael Showers
Rating65% 3.2989053.2989053.2989053.2989053.298905
Steven Jay Russell (Jim Carrey) is on his deathbed, recalling the events of his life that led him to this point. He spent his early adult years in Virginia Beach as a police officer. He plays the organ at church, has unenthusiastic sex with his wife, Debbie (Leslie Mann), and spends his off hours searching for his biological mother, who placed him for adoption as a child. Steven locates his biological mother, but she rejects him.
Cats & Dogs, 1h27
Directed by John Requa, Lawrence Guterman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about animals, Spy films, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Buddy films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Chris O'Donnell, Jack McBrayer, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock, Tobey Maguire
Rating51% 2.5510452.5510452.5510452.5510452.551045
Mrs. Carolyn Brody (Elizabeth Perkins) and her son Scott (Alexander Pollock) return home and the family's Bloodhound Buddy starts chasing a cat, a chase which ends with Buddy's capture by other cats in an ambush.

Scriptwriter

Jungle Cruise
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Édgar Ramírez, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti

Dans les années 1930, durant la Grande Dépression, Frank, capitaine d'un bateau, prend à son bord une scientifique et son frère. Ils partent en mission dans la jungle à la recherche d'un mystérieux pouvoir. Le trio va croiser de nombreux obstacles sur sa route, notamment une expédition allemande concurrente.
Smallfoot
Smallfoot (2018)
, 1h37
Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Julien Doré, Common, Danny DeVito
Roles Screenstory
Rating65% 3.2998753.2998753.2998753.2998753.299875
Au sommet de l'Himalaya où vivent les yétis, Migo, le fils du sonneur de gongs, tout comme son père et les membres de sa communauté, respectent les lois des anciennes pierres qui régissent la vie des yétis. Quand il assiste à un accident d'avion et découvre pour la première fois un humain, sa vie va en être bouleversé. Mais n'ayant aucune preuve, il est banni de son village. Déterminé à prouver à ses congénères la véracité de ses propos et afin d'attirer l'attention de celle qu'il aime secrètement, Migo se met en quête avec d'autres alliés à retrouver un humain et à le montrer. Durant son expédition, il rencontre un humain, Percy, auteur de films documentaires animaliers…
Bad Santa 2, 1h32
Directed by Mark Waters
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime, Black comedy
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Christina Hendricks, Ryan Hansen
Roles Characters
Rating55% 2.7971852.7971852.7971852.7971852.797185
Willie Soke est toujours aussi porté sur le whisky. Encore flanqué de Marcus, il est de retour dans les rues de Chicago la veille de Noël pour faire la charité. Mais cette fois, Willie va voir débarquer... sa mère !
Focus
Focus (2015)
, 1h44
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Denise Di Novi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney, B.D. Wong, Stephanie Honoré
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3022453.3022453.3022453.3022453.302245
Seasoned con-man Nicky Spurgeon (Will Smith) goes to a nightclub, where an inexperienced grifter, Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie), seduces him, and then pretends they've been caught by her jealous husband. When the deception fails, Nicky advises them never to lose focus when faced with unexpected situations. Jess finds him in another nightclub a few days later and convinces Nicky to become her mentor. Nicky tells her about how his father, a con man named Bucky Spurgeon, was forced to shoot his grandfather when a con went wrong, a maneuver he calls "the Toledo Panic Button".
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, 1h22
Directed by Brad Peyton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Buddy films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors James Marsden, Nick Nolte, Christina Applegate, Fred Armisen, Bette Midler, Paul Rodriguez
Rating43% 2.1597152.1597152.1597152.1597152.159715
At a satellite base in Northern Germany, a worker named Freidrich, who is delivering secret codes finds a Cocker Spaniel puppy outside his office. He takes the puppy inside and shows it to his Bloodhound Rex. Rex senses that something is wrong with the dog and barks at it, making the worker take him outside. Both get locked out of the office. Rex looks through the window and sees the puppy taking pictures of the secret codes and revealing itself to be an evil female hairless Sphynx cat named Kitty Galore in disguise. Rex turns out to be a dog agent and reports to HQ.
I Love You Phillip Morris, 1h33
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Évasion, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, Leslie Mann, Brennan Brown, Michael Showers
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.2989053.2989053.2989053.2989053.298905
Steven Jay Russell (Jim Carrey) is on his deathbed, recalling the events of his life that led him to this point. He spent his early adult years in Virginia Beach as a police officer. He plays the organ at church, has unenthusiastic sex with his wife, Debbie (Leslie Mann), and spends his off hours searching for his biological mother, who placed him for adoption as a child. Steven locates his biological mother, but she rejects him.
Bad News Bears, 1h51
Directed by Richard Linklater
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Baseball films, Children's films
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sonya Eddy, Scott Adsit, Sammi Kane Kraft
Rating57% 2.89992.89992.89992.89992.8999
Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton) is a washed-up alcoholic baseball player who was a pitcher for the Seattle Mariners before getting kicked out of professional baseball for attacking an umpire. He works as an exterminator and is a crude womanizer. He coaches the Bears, a children's baseball team with poor playing skills. They play their first game and do not even make an out before he forfeits the game. The entire team decides to quit after but Buttermaker forces them out of quitting and promises to be a better coach. Amanda Whurlitzer (Sammi Kane Kraft), a skilled pitcher, is the 12-year-old daughter of one of his ex-girlfriends. After a couple requests, she decides to join the team. Kelly Leak, a local troublemaker but solid hitter, also joins the team, and the Bears start winning games. The Bears eventually make it to the championship game. In the middle of that game, the Bears and Yankees fight after Amanda is shoved during a play at the plate. A few innings later the Yankees coach Ray Bullock (Greg Kinnear) has his son Joey intentionally walk Mike Engleberg, one of the Bears' best hitters. Instead of walking him, he almost hits Engleberg, causing Ray to push Joey to the ground in anger. As revenge, Joey throws Engleberg an easy pitch which he smacks for a home run and would leave the game with his mother. Later, Buttermaker changes the lineup, putting the benchwarmers in and taking out some of the good players which causes the Bears to fall behind heading into the last half of the inning. With two outs, one of the Bears players, Garo, drives in two runs and tries to score to tie the game but is thrown out at the plate on a close call, causing the Bears to lose the championship 8–7. After the game, Buttermaker gives them non-alcoholic beer, and they spray it all over each other. Although they did not win the championship, they have the satisfaction of trying, knowing that winning is not so important.
Bad Santa
Bad Santa (2003)
, 1h31
Directed by Terry Zwigoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about drugs
Actors Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Lauren Tom, John Ritter, Brett Kelly
Rating69% 3.497563.497563.497563.497563.49756
Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) and his dwarfed assistant Marcus (Tony Cox) are professional thieves. Every year, Willie disguises himself as a department store Santa Claus and Marcus disguises himself as an elf in order for both of them to rob shopping malls blind at night. Willie is an alcoholic, a sex addict, and is gradually unable to perform his Santa duties appropriately with children, much to Marcus' dismay. When they are hired at the fictional Saguaro Square Mall in Phoenix, the vulgar remarks made by Willie shock the prudish mall manager Bob Chipeska (John Ritter), who brings it to the attention of security chief Gin Slagel (Bernie Mac).
Cats & Dogs, 1h27
Directed by John Requa, Lawrence Guterman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about animals, Spy films, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Buddy films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Chris O'Donnell, Jack McBrayer, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock, Tobey Maguire
Rating51% 2.5510452.5510452.5510452.5510452.551045
Mrs. Carolyn Brody (Elizabeth Perkins) and her son Scott (Alexander Pollock) return home and the family's Bloodhound Buddy starts chasing a cat, a chase which ends with Buddy's capture by other cats in an ambush.