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Peter Werner is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer American born on 17 january 1947 at New York City (USA)

Peter Werner

Peter Werner
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Nationality USA
Birth 17 january 1947 at New York City (USA)
Death 21 march 2023 (at 76 years)

Peter Werner (born January 17, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American film and television director.

In 1977, Werner won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for directing the short film In the Region of Ice. Since then he worked on primarily directing television amassing a number of television film credits namely Mama Flora's Family, Two Mothers for Zachary, Call Me Claus, I Married a Centerfold, Gracie's Choice, Mom at Sixteen,Tempting Fate, among other films.

His television series credits include Ghost Whisperer, Medium, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, A Different World, The Wonder Years, Moonlighting, and for the Graham Yost series Boomtown and Justified, among other series.

He is the older brother of television producer Tom Werner.

He is the father of Lillie, Katharine and James Werner.

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Filmography of Peter Werner (30 films)

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Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder, 1h48
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Dennis Christopher, Susan Saint James, Roger Aaron Brown, Robert Englund, James Withmore Jr., Lisa Lu
Roles Dr. Werner (uncredited)
Rating66% 3.335033.335033.335033.335033.33503
The story centers around Brian Anderson (played by actor Dennis Christopher), a soldier who is only out for his own neck, who ends up drawn into taking care of orphans in a nearby orphanage, keeping a promise to a friend who was killed in action. At first, he views the task with a degree of annoyance, then slowly begins to warm up to the orphans, risking his life and his career to protect them. Robert Englund (pre-dating his more-well-known role of Freddy Krueger) played the role of Tripper. Susan Saint James played a doctor and the love interest to Brian Anderson.


Prosecuting Casey Anthony, 1h31
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Rob Lowe, Oscar Nuñez, Elizabeth Mitchell, Marisa Ramirez, Kevin Dunn
Rating58% 2.901462.901462.901462.901462.90146
Le procès - qui a passionné l’Amérique -d’une femme de 25 ans accusée d’avoir tuée sa fillette.
A Dog Named Christmas, 1h35
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Films about dogs
Actors Linda Emond, Noel Roeim Fisher, Bruce Greenwood, Sonja Bennett, Trenna Keating
Rating73% 3.6908553.6908553.6908553.6908553.690855
A heart-warming tale of a young man with a learning disability named Todd McCray (Noel Fisher) living with his parents in the rural midwest. The story takes place over a two-week period over the Christmas holidays when the local animal shelter
The Circuit, 1h28
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Michelle Trachtenberg, Billy Campbell, Paul Rae, Drew Fuller, Maurice Dean Wint, Tommy Lioutas
Rating50% 2.5204752.5204752.5204752.5204752.520475
A rising stock-car racer (Michelle Trachtenberg) competes against her estranged father and her new beau (Drew Fuller).
Front of the Class, 1h35
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about education, Films about disabilities
Actors James Wolk, Treat Williams, Patricia Heaton, Mike Pniewski, Sarah Drew, Kathleen York
Rating80% 4.044864.044864.044864.044864.04486
Brad Cohen's story starts as a young boy whose mother helped doctors to realize that he had Tourette syndrome. With his mother's help and the support of his school principal, Brad eventually becomes an award-winning teacher.
Girl, Positive, 1h28
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Andrea Bowen, Jennie Garth, Erik von Detten, Sharon Epatha Merkerson, Rhoda Griffis, Laura Slade Wiggins
Rating64% 3.246693.246693.246693.246693.24669
Rachel (Bowen), a high school girl, seems to have the life that most people envy: she has a steady boyfriend, great friends, and a place on the school's soccer team. Preparing for college and separating from her boyfriend are the main worries of this teen, as she lives a carefree life like most girls her age. However, Rachel's world falls apart the day she discovers that Jason (Detten), the guy whom she lost her virginity to at a party and died in a car accident a few months ago, was HIV positive and a heavy IV drug user.
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy, 1h30
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Sarah Chalke, Jay Harrington, Patti LaBelle, Lally Cadeau, Harvey Atkin, Robin Brûlé
Rating69% 3.4904953.4904953.4904953.4904953.490495
Shortly after graduating from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Geralyn Lucas lands her dream job working for 20/20. Lucas is then diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27 and has a dilemma - whether to have a lumpectomy or the potentially safer mastectomy. After consulting several doctors (including her husband) and researching the operations she decides to undergo a mastectomy. Her subsequent chemotherapy treatment leads to tensions within her marriage but the couple stays together. She also has breast reconstruction. The final shot is of Geralyn cradling her child, something she feared she would be unable to do. Geralyn meets several "angels" in the story, people who have been in similar positions to her and are able to dispense good advice.
Mom at Sixteen, 1h26
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Danielle Panabaker, Jane Krakowski, Kay Panabaker, Tyler Jeffrey Hynes, Colin Ferguson, Mercedes Ruehl
Rating65% 3.2962253.2962253.2962253.2962253.296225
Jacey Jeffries (Danielle Panabaker) is a 16-year-old high school student. She is also the mother of a baby boy named Charlie. Instead of giving him up for adoption as planned, she chose to keep the baby. Her mother, Terry (Mercedes Ruehl) pretends the infant is hers to allow Jacey to finish high school and lead a relatively normal life and graduate.
Vinegar Hill, 1h26
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Mary-Louise Parker, Tom Skerritt, Larissa Laskin, Tim Guinee, Betty Buckley, Roberta Maxwell
Rating56% 2.808822.808822.808822.808822.80882
Un homme quitte Chicago avec sa famille après avoir été licencié pour recommencer une nouvelle vie. Il s'installe dans la ferme familiale. C'est alors que son passé revient le hanter. Des parents odieux qui ne cesse de pleurer, et d'idolâtrer un fils mort après un accident de la route qui n'était autre que son frère aîné,... .
Gracie's Choice, 1h30
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kristen Bell, Diane Ladd, Shedrack Anderson III, Anne Heche, Roberta Maxwell, Andrew Airlie
Rating73% 3.6939453.6939453.6939453.6939453.693945
The film follows 16-year-old Gracie (Kristen Bell) who, for as long as she can remember, has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother (Rowena) is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled apart, Gracie first takes on temporary parental responsibility and finally seeks to gain custody of her brothers. Gracie gives up a lot for her brothers and will do anything to keep them all together as a family.
We Were the Mulvaneys, 1h27
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Beau Bridges, Blythe Danner, Tammy Blanchard, Tom Guiry, Jacob Pitts, Colin Ferguson
Rating63% 3.1964853.1964853.1964853.1964853.196485
1976, à Mont Carman, petite bourgade de l'état de New York. Un jeune homme, Patrick, vient se procurer un fusil auprès de son petit frère. La jeep démarre dans un tourbillon de sable et de poussière. Et Judd, le cadet de la famille se fait narrateur pour conter l'histoire de sa famille, la famille Mulvaney, qui renvoie l'image d'un bonheur paisible. Mike, l'aîné des enfants, fait vibrer le campus au rythme de ses exploits sportifs. Patrick, plus discret, est un élève modèle et sa jumelle, Marianne, est l'idole du lycée. Mais la vie de cette famille idéale tourne au drame à la suite du bal de fin d'année.
Call Me Claus, 1h30
Directed by Robert Costanzo, Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Nigel Hawthorne, Victor Garber, Taylor Negron, Frankie Faison, Bruce Vilanch
Rating54% 2.712932.712932.712932.712932.71293
The movie starts as a flashback to Lucy Collins as a little girl. Her mother takes the kids to see a shopping mall Santa Claus, who happens to be the real one. Santa is nearing the end of his 200-year reign as St. Nick, and needs to find a replacement, someone who enjoys the Christmas season and it is shown from the heart.
No Ordinary Baby, 1h30
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Bridget Fonda, Mary Beth Hurt, Valerie Mahaffey, Philip Bosco, Adam LeFevre, Arnold Pinnock
Rating51% 2.5703852.5703852.5703852.5703852.570385
La femme d'un couple plus très jeune s'est fait inséminée dans un laboratoire dédié. C'est l'ADN de leur fille décédée qui a été utilisé. Mais une journaliste mise au courant par une fuite provenant d'une personne du laboratoire, va divulguer l'information et provoquer la polémique autour de ce clonage humain.
Tempting Fate
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction
Actors Tate Donovan, Abraham Benrubi, Matt Craven, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Casnoff, Ming-Na Wen
Rating58% 2.9068052.9068052.9068052.9068052.906805
A Los Angeles scientist discovers a parallel Earth where everything is peaceful, there's no crime and Elvis Presley is still alive.