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Jonathan Kaplan is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Executive Producer and Editor American born on 25 november 1947 at Paris (France)

Jonathan Kaplan

Jonathan Kaplan
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Nationality USA
Birth 25 november 1947 (72 years) at Paris (France)

Jonathan Kaplan (born November 25, 1947) is an American film producer and director. His film The Accused (1988), earned actress Jodie Foster her first Oscar for Best Actress and was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival. Kaplan received 5 Emmy nominations for his roles directing and producing ER.

Biography

Le professeur Lucas a aidé Einstein à développer l'atome nucléaire.

Best films

The Accused (1988)
(Director)

Usually with

Dick Miller
Dick Miller
(15 films)
Joe Dante
Joe Dante
(6 films)
Harry Northup
Harry Northup
(8 films)
Roger Corman
Roger Corman
(6 films)
Paul Bartel
Paul Bartel
(5 films)
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Filmography of Jonathan Kaplan (26 films)

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Actor

That Guy Dick Miller, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Dick Miller, Allan Arkush, Belinda Balaski, Roger Corman, Meiert Avis, Joe Dante
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.721483.721483.721483.721483.72148
The documentary surveys the life and acting career of Dick Miller, who has performed in over 170 roles in various films and television shows as a character actor. It features several interviews, as well as footage from many of Miller's performances.
Machete Maidens Unleashed!
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Roger Corman, Colleen Camp, John Landis, Sid Haig, R. Lee Ermey, Joe Dante
Rating73% 3.6903353.6903353.6903353.6903353.690335
Des femmes plantureuses, des monstres mutants et des agents secrets nains… On trouvait tout cela dans les films de genre philippins des années 70 et 80. Envahissant les drive-ins du monde entier, les Philippines sont devenues un eldorado pour les réalisateurs de films dits « d'exploitation », alliant une main d'œuvre bon marché, un cadre exotique et une règlementation inexistante en matière de santé et de sécurité. Ce documentaire retrace l'histoire d'un genre sans scrupules, sans scénarios, sans frontières et - plus souvent que jamais - sans vêtements…
The Firm
The Firm (1993)
, 2h34
Directed by Sydney Pollack
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Mafia films, Films about the labor movement, Gangster films
Actors Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook
Roles Lawyer Recruiter
Rating67% 3.399513.399513.399513.399513.39951
Mitch McDeere (Tom Cruise) is a young man from an impoverished background, but with a promising future in law. About to graduate from Harvard Law School near the top of his class, he receives a generous job offer from Bendini, Lambert & Locke, a small, boutique firm in Memphis specializing in accounting and tax law. He and his wife, Abby (Jeanne Tripplehorn), move to Memphis and Mitch sets to work studying to pass the Tennessee bar exam. Avery Tolar (Gene Hackman), one of the firm's senior partners, becomes his mentor and begins introducing Mitch to BL&Ls professional culture, which demands complete loyalty, strict confidentiality, and a willingness to charge exceptional fees for their services. Seduced by the money and perks showered on him, including a house and car, he is at first totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his new employer, although Abby has her suspicions. Mitch passes the bar exam and begins working long hours that put a strain on his marriage. Working closely with Avery, Mitch learns that most of the Firm's work involves helping wealthy clients hide large amounts of money in off-shore shell corporations and other dubious tax-avoidance schemes. While on a trip to the Cayman Islands on behalf of a client, Mitch lets himself be seduced by a local woman. But the encounter is a set-up and their tryst on the beach is photographed by people working for the firm's sinister "head of security", Bill DeVasher (Wilford Brimley), who uses it to blackmail Mitch into keeping quiet about what he knows.
The Howling, 1h31
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski, Robert Picardo
Roles Gas Station Attendant
Rating65% 3.2988553.2988553.2988553.2988553.298855
Karen White (Dee Wallace) is a Los Angeles television news anchor who is being stalked by a serial murderer named Eddie Quist (Robert Picardo). In cooperation with the police, she takes part in a scheme to capture Eddie by agreeing to meet him in a sleazy porno theater. Eddie forces Karen to watch a video of a young woman being raped, and when Karen turns around to see Eddie she screams. The police enter and shoot Eddie, and although Karen is safe, she suffers amnesia. Her therapist, Dr. George Waggner (Patrick Macnee), decides to send her and her husband, Bill Neill (Christopher Stone), to the "Colony", a secluded resort in the countryside where he sends patients for treatment.
Cannonball
Cannonball (1976)
, 1h33
Directed by Paul Bartel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel, Gerrit Graham, Robert Carradine, Sylvester Stallone
Roles All-Night Gas Station Attendant
Rating55% 2.752562.752562.752562.752562.75256
The Trans-America Grand Prix is an illegal race held every year between Los Angeles (Santa Monica Pier) and New York City. Recently released from jail, where he was serving a sentence for killing a girl while driving drunk, racing driver Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) hopes to win the race and get his career back on track. Racing team Modern Motors have promised a contract to either him or his arch-rival Cade Redman (Bill McKinney) who is also in the race - the contract will go to whichever of them wins. Coy is still on probation and when his parole officer, Linda Maxwell (Veronica Hamel), with whom he is having an elaborate affair, discovers he will be crossing state lines in violation of his parole, she attempts to stop him, only to have him force her to accompany him on the race.
Hollywood Boulevard, 1h23
Directed by Joe Dante, Allan Arkush
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy
Actors Mary Woronov, Jeffrey Kramer, Dick Miller, Paul Bartel, Jonathan Kaplan, Charles B. Griffith
Roles Scotty
Rating60% 3.0061353.0061353.0061353.0061353.006135
In a prologue, pompous film director Eric Von Leppe (Paul Bartel) is shooting a skydiving sequence for low-budget Miracle Pictures in which an actress is killed. Candy Wednesday (Candice Rialson) arrives in Los Angeles to make it as an actor. She gets an agent, Walter Paisley (Dick Miller), but struggles to find work until she inadvertently gets involved in a bank robbery as a getaway driver. This gets her a job for Miracle Pictures as a stunt driver. She meets Eric Von Leppe, temperamental starlet Mary McQueen (Mary Woronov), sleazy producer PG (Roger Doran) and friendly scriptwriter, Pat (Jeffrey Kramer). Candy and Pat fall in love and she starts to get work as an actor, becoming friends with fellow starlets Bobbi (Rita George) and Jill (Tara Strohmeier).

Director

Brokedown Palace, 1h40
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films, Women in prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman, Jacqueline Kim, Lim Kay Tong, Lou Diamond Phillips
Rating64% 3.2494353.2494353.2494353.2494353.249435
Lifelong best friends Alice Marano (Claire Danes) and Darlene Davis (Kate Beckinsale) take a trip after graduating high school, giving their parents the impression that they're going to Hawaii. However, Alice talks Darlene into going to Thailand instead, after comparing the prices of both destinations. Darlene agrees, albeit with some reluctance. Once in Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man who calls himself Nick Parks (Daniel Lapaine). Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on his offer to treat the two of them to what amounts to a day trip to Hong Kong. At the airport, the girls are seized by the police and shocked to discover that one of their bags contains heroin.
In Cold Blood (miniseries), 4h
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Anthony Edwards, Eric Roberts, Sam Neill, Kevin Tighe, Leo Rossi, Stella Stevens
Rating60% 3.0429853.0429853.0429853.0429853.042985
At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, a brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrifies the nation. While in prison, Dick Hickock, 28, hears a cellmate's story about $10,000 in cash kept in a home safe by a prosperous rancher. When he's paroled, Dick persuades ex-con Perry Smith, 31, to join him in going after the stash.
Bad Girls
Bad Girls (1994)
, 1h39
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Political films, Erotic thriller films, Buddy films
Actors Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell, Drew Barrymore, James Russo, James LeGros
Rating52% 2.6004452.6004452.6004452.6004452.600445
Cody, Anita, Eileen and Lilly work together in a brothel. When Anita is abused by a customer, Cody kills the man.
Reform School Girl, 1h25
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Aimee Graham, Matt LeBlanc, Carolyn Seymour, Marissa Ribisi, Harry Northup, Nick Chinlund
Rating50% 2.523442.523442.523442.523442.52344
Donna is sent to a reform school to take the fall for bad boy Vince. Inside, she makes friends and learns about herself.
Unlawful Entry, 1h57
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about prostitution, Films about psychiatry
Actors Kurt Russell, Madeleine Stowe, Ray Liotta, Carmen Argenziano, Roger E. Mosley, Ken Lerner
Rating62% 3.149153.149153.149153.149153.14915
Michael and Karen Carr (Kurt Russell and Madeleine Stowe) are a couple living in an upscale part of Los Angeles, and their peace of mind is upset by an intruder coming in through their skylight one night. The intruder briefly takes Karen as a hostage, before dumping her in the swimming pool and making his escape.
Love Field
Love Field (1992)
, 1h42
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Political films
Actors Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Haysbert, Brian Kerwin, Beth Grant, Louise Latham, Peggy Rea
Rating65% 3.2968953.2968953.2968953.2968953.296895
In November 1963, Dallas housewife Lurene Hallett (Michelle Pfeiffer) is obsessed with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Lurene feels a special connection with Jackie through her own loss of a child. Knowing that President John F. Kennedy and his wife will be visiting Dallas, Lurene travels to Love Field Airport to try to catch a glimpse of the couple as they arrive by plane on November 22, 1963. Driving away a few hours later, she notices a quiet chaos developing, and discovers that the President has been assassinated. Lurene leaves her car in the middle of the street and rushes to watch the news through a store window. Lurene's anguish over the death of John F. Kennedy reflects the collective grief of the nation over this tragedy. Ignoring her overbearing husband Ray (Brian Kerwin), she travels by bus to attend the funeral in Washington, D.C. Much to the chagrin of the black patrons on the bus, Lurene talks constantly of the assassination during the bus ride. During her journey, she befriends Jonell (Stephanie McFadden), the young black daughter of Paul Cater (Dennis Haysbert). After the bus has an accident, Lurene notices wounds on Jonell's body. Lurene senses something is wrong, suspects Paul and calls the FBI to report that there has been a kidnapping. Moments after her well-intentioned interference, Paul explains that Jonell's wounds are from an orphanage that he rescued her from and he is indeed her real father. Nevertheless, Lurene's FBI call leads the three of them on an increasingly difficult road trip across America with both the police and Ray in pursuit. Over the course of the film Lurene and Paul develop a deep relationship, leading to a one-night sexual encounter. The police eventually catch Paul and Lurene, and Paul is sentenced to a year in jail.
Immediate Family, 1h35
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon, Mimi Kennedy, Charles Levin
Rating61% 3.0511353.0511353.0511353.0511353.051135
The successful couple Linda Spector (Glenn Close) and Michael Spector (James Woods) have been married for ten years and desperately want to be parents. They try to conceive but are unable. They turn to an adoption agency and meet the pregnant 17-year-old Lucy (Mary Stuart Masterson). She thinks the couple can provide better for her baby than she and her boyfriend Sam (Kevin Dillon). The Spectors take care of Lucy during her pregnancy and they become close but Lucy becomes uncertain about giving up her baby.
The Accused, 1h51
Directed by Jonathan Kaplan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Political films
Actors Kelly McGillis, Jodie Foster, Leo Rossi, Bernie Coulson, Carmen Argenziano, Ann Hearn
Rating70% 3.54933.54933.54933.54933.5493
One night at a bar, a working-class woman, Sarah Tobias (Foster), is gang raped by several drunk bar patrons, while drunken onlookers cheer them on. The assistant district attorney, Kathryn Murphy (McGillis), who is assigned to the rape case wants to drop the case. After a heated argument, she is admonished by her superior to enter a plea bargain with the rapists requiring some jail time. Sarah is enraged by the deal, mostly because she did not get to tell her story in court.