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Phil Joanou is a Director, Writer and Producer American born on 20 november 1961 at La Cañada Flintridge (USA)

Phil Joanou

Phil Joanou
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Nationality USA
Birth 20 november 1961 (58 years) at La Cañada Flintridge (USA)

Phil Joanou (born November 20, 1961 in La Cañada Flintridge, California) is an American film director and music video director.

He is best known for his collaborations with the rock band U2, some of the music videos he has directed for the band include "Bad", "One", "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" and "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own". He also directed the rockumentary film Rattle and Hum (1988), which documented U2 on their Joshua Tree Tour.

In 1987, he made is feature film directorial debut with the teen comedy film Three O'Clock High. His other feature film directing credits include State of Grace (1990), Final Analysis (1992), Heaven's Prisoners (1996) and Entropy (1999), the latter of which was an autobiographical film based on Joanou's life. After a seven year gap, Joanou's next feature film directing effort was Gridiron Gang, starring Dwayne Johnson.

Best films

Gridiron Gang (2006)
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Filmography of Phil Joanou (11 films)

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Director

The Veil
The Veil (2016)
, 1h33
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Jessica Alba, Thomas Jane, Lily Rabe, Shannon Woodward, Aleksa Palladino, Reid Scott
Rating47% 2.3509452.3509452.3509452.3509452.350945
Vingt-cinq ans après le meurtre de toute sa famille, la seule rescapée, âgée de 6 ans à l'époque, retourne sur les lieux pour les besoins d'un documentaire. Elle y découvre une vérité bien plus terrifiante que ce qu'elle imaginait.
The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, 10minutes
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Punisher films, Superhero films, Rape and revenge films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Gangster films
Actors Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Shannon Collis, Jack Goldenberg
Rating80% 4.036944.036944.036944.036944.03694
In a run-down neighborhood, Frank Castle wakes up and exits his van to get his laundry done. On his way to the coin-op laundromat, he witnesses a street gang stop and confront three prostitutes before Goldtooth, the gang leader, takes one of them to a back alley and rapes her. Despite hearing her screams from a distance, Frank minds his business and places his laundry in a washing machine.
Pulse 2: Afterlife, 1h28
Directed by Phil Joanou, Joel Soisson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Ghost films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Jamie Bamber, Noureen DeWulf, Diane Ayala Goldner, Karley Scott Collins, Boti Ann Bliss, Lee Garlington
Rating35% 1.764461.764461.764461.764461.76446
Stephen and his daughter Justine run from a wireless internet ghost of Michelle, Stephen's late wife. The father and daughter stay at Stephen's cabin, away from the city. A short while after they get there, Stephen's girlfriend Marta arrives. As Stephen and Marta are about to get intimate, a laptop sitting on the table turns on, revealing continuous emails to Stephen from Michelle. Marta ends up hitting the laptop with a golf club, but while everyone is asleep Stephen picks up the laptop and sends an e-mail to Michelle, causing her to appear at the cabin. Michelle kills Marta, but Stephen and Justine escape.
Gridiron Gang, 2h
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, American football films, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell, Kevin Dunn, Leon Rippy, Jade Yorker
Rating68% 3.449373.449373.449373.449373.44937
Sean Porter (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) works at Kilpatrick Detention Center in Los Angeles. He becomes frustrated at not being able to help the kids get away from their problems in life when they are released from the center, such as street gangs and drug dealings. He decides to create a football team so the kids can feel like they're part of something. Porter believes that football will teach the teenage inmates what it takes to be responsible, mature, and disciplined winners. He picks out a few kids in the room that he feels will benefit from this program and requires that they practice with him the following day. He states to his new team, the Kilpatrick Mustangs, "You do it my way, not your way. Your way got you here and you're here because you lost. Right now you are all losers, but if you accept this challenge and stick with the program, you are all going to be winners at the end." Two of the teens do not get along because they are from rival gangs. Willie Weathers (Jade Yorker) is from the 88’s and Kelvin Owens (David Thomas) is from the 95’s. The first game is against the best team in the league, Barrington. The game starts out somewhat positive for the Mustangs, as they recover a fumble on the first drive, but things quickly turn. They are demolished by Barrington, losing by 38 points. After starting 0–2, the Mustangs start winning games as they learn to work together. Kelvin and Willie finally shake hands when they win a game by one touchdown after Kelvin makes a big block for Willie. Near the end of the season, the Mustangs are headed for the playoffs. They are getting more publicity and more fans along the way.
Entropy
Entropy (1999)
, 1h44
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Stephen Dorff, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Holly, Jon Tenney, Frank Vincent
Rating62% 3.1487653.1487653.1487653.1487653.148765
Entre Stella et Jack, c'est le coup de foudre. Lui, jeune cinéaste new-yorkais. Elle, jeune mannequin française. Un mariage éclair à Las Vegas et un désastre sentimental en dérive à Paris les sépare.
Heaven's Prisoners, 2h12
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Alec Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Mary Stuart Masterson, Teri Hatcher, Eric Roberts, Vondie Curtis-Hall
Rating57% 2.8989452.8989452.8989452.8989452.898945
A former police detective in New Orleans and a recovering alcoholic, Dave Robicheaux is living a quiet life in the swamplands of Louisiana with his wife Annie. The couple's tranquility is shattered one day when a drug smuggler's plane crashes in a lake, right before their eyes.
Final Analysis, 2h4
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman, Eric Roberts, Keith David, Paul Guilfoyle
Rating58% 2.949272.949272.949272.949272.94927
Isaac Barr (Richard Gere) is a top-notch, San Francisco-based Freudian psychiatrist, who has Diana Baylor (Uma Thurman) on the patient's couch. He is treating her for frightening and horrific childhood memories, which include images of her drunken father and his death in a fire for which she wasn't blamed.
State of Grace, 2h14
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright, John C. Reilly, John Turturro
Rating71% 3.5987853.5987853.5987853.5987853.598785
Terry Noonan (Penn) returns to Hell's Kitchen in New York City after a 10-year absence, where his unpredictable childhood friend Jackie Flannery (Oldman) is involved in an Irish crime organization (based on The Westies) run by his older brother Frank/Frankie (Harris). Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen (Wright).
U2: Rattle and Hum, 1h38
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Bono
Rating75% 3.796173.796173.796173.796173.79617
Rattle And Hum montre U2 sur scène et pendant leur tournée triomphale « Joshua Tree », depuis leur performance au stade géant en technicolor jusqu’à l’intensité du noir et blanc des spectacles en salle. Suivez le groupe traversant l’Amérique à la recherche de nouvelles influences ou jouant avec le légendaire B.B. King lors du voyage qui l’a mené de Dublin à Graceland, la propriété du King…Helter SkelterVan Diemen’s LandDesireExit (*)Gloria (*)I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking ForFreedom For My PeopleSilver and GoldAngel of HarlemAll Along the WatchtowerIn God’s Country (*)When Love Comes to TownHeartlandBad (*)Ruby Tuesday (*)Sympathy For the Devil (*)Where the Streets Have No Name (*)MLK (*)With Or Without You (*)The Star-Spangled BannerBullet the Blue SkyRunning to Stand Still (*)Sunday Blody Sunday (*)Pride (In the Name of Love)All I Want Is You
Three O'Clock High, 1h37
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Teen movie
Actors Casey Siemaszko, Richard Tyson, Anne Ryan, Jeffrey Tambor, Philip Baker Hall, John P. Ryan
Rating71% 3.5964953.5964953.5964953.5964953.596495
Meek high school student Jerry Mitchell (Casey Siemaszko) and his kid sister Brei (Stacey Glick) have the house to themselves as their parents are on vacation. Jerry's day begins badly when he wakes late, and gets worse when he nearly wrecks his car while driving his sister and his school friend Franny (Anne Ryan) to Weaver High School, where the students this morning are gossiping about the new student Buddy Revell (Richard Tyson), a violent delinquent who has transferred in today from Continuation, a school for at-risk students.

Scriptwriter

Entropy
Entropy (1999)
, 1h44
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Stephen Dorff, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Holly, Jon Tenney, Frank Vincent
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.1487653.1487653.1487653.1487653.148765
Entre Stella et Jack, c'est le coup de foudre. Lui, jeune cinéaste new-yorkais. Elle, jeune mannequin française. Un mariage éclair à Las Vegas et un désastre sentimental en dérive à Paris les sépare.

Producer

Entropy
Entropy (1999)
, 1h44
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Stephen Dorff, Judith Godrèche, Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Holly, Jon Tenney, Frank Vincent
Roles Producer
Rating62% 3.1487653.1487653.1487653.1487653.148765
Entre Stella et Jack, c'est le coup de foudre. Lui, jeune cinéaste new-yorkais. Elle, jeune mannequin française. Un mariage éclair à Las Vegas et un désastre sentimental en dérive à Paris les sépare.