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Randal Kleiser is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor American born on 20 july 1946 at Philadelphia (USA)

Randal Kleiser

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Birth name John Randal Kleiser
Nationality USA
Birth 20 july 1946 (72 years) at Philadelphia (USA)

John Randal Kleiser (born July 20, 1946) is an American film director and producer, perhaps best known for directing the 1978 musical film Grease.

Best films

Grease (1978)
(Director)
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
(Director)
Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
(Director)
White Fang (1991)
(Director)

Usually with

Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens
(2 films)
Dirk Shafer
Dirk Shafer
(2 films)
Barbara Rush
Barbara Rush
(2 films)
Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Randal Kleiser (26 films)

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Actor

Circuit
Circuit (2002)
, 2h
Directed by Dirk Shafer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Olivier Gruner, Billy Drago, Brian Lane Green, Kiersten Warren, William Katt, Nancy Allen
Roles Doctor
Rating53% 2.6556352.6556352.6556352.6556352.655635
The film opens with John (Jonathan Wade Drahos) regaining consciousness in a restroom stall at "The Red Party." He stares at himself in the mirror and flashes back to when he was a small-town cop from Illinois who moved to Los Angeles, hoping to find a more welcoming environment. He temporarily moves in with his cousin Tad (Daniel Kucan), who is living with his suddenly ex-boyfriend Gill (Brian Lane Green) and Tad's new boyfriend Julian (Darryl Stephens). Tad is a filmmaker, shooting a documentary on circuit parties and Julian DJs at the parties. Gill takes John to a party in the Hollywood hills, where he meets Hector (Andre Khabbazi), a hustler who is battling mounting insecurities over his looks and age as he is about to turn 30. John and Hector forge a friendship and Hector introduces John to the world of circuit parties and illicit drugs.
Circuit
Circuit (2002)
, 1h31
Directed by Dirk Shafer
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Romance, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Olivier Gruner, Gail Harris, Loren Avedon, Billy Drago, Burt Reynolds, Brian Lane Green
Roles Doctor
Rating39% 1.9696151.9696151.9696151.9696151.969615
Years ago, Dirk Longstreet walked away from The Circuit, the merciless underground fight club with no rules, where money changes hands as men are killed. But now gangsters have got his brother, and only one more journey inside the ring will save his life. Or will it? Not without a fight.. Literally. And this time, it's personal.
Crazy in Alabama, 1h51
Directed by Antonio Banderas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about racism
Actors Melanie Griffith, David Morse, Lucas Black, Cathy Moriarty, Meat Loaf, Rod Steiger
Rating62% 3.149043.149043.149043.149043.14904
In 1965, Peter Joseph "Peejoe" Bullis lives in a small town in Alabama during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He becomes involved with a group of black students protesting the town's racially segregated municipal swimming pool, leading to a protest that explodes into deadly violence. A young black boy, Taylor Jackson, is killed by the town sheriff. Peejoe, the only witness, is pressured by the sheriff to keep it quiet. However, Peejoe has learned from the example of his free-spirited Aunt Lucille Vinson, who has killed her abusive husband and is headed for Hollywood, where she is convinced that television stardom awaits her.
Cannes Man
Cannes Man (1996)
, 1h28
Directed by Richard Martini
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes La provence
Actors Francesco Quinn, Seymour Cassel, Johnny Depp, Dennis Hopper, Jack Ong, Luana Anders
Roles le réalisateur
Rating53% 2.665242.665242.665242.665242.66524
Frank 'Rhino' Rhinoslavsky (Quinn) is a dumb part-time cab driver in New York who wants to break into film business. He doesn't have anything to offer, and just thinks that he can start at the top, as a writer. Opportunity knocks on Frank's door when he goes to the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France to deliver some props to Troma, Inc.
Big Top Pee-wee, 1h25
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Circus films
Actors Kris Kristofferson, Paul Reubens, Susan Tyrrell, Valeria Golino, Penelope Ann Miller, Albert Henderson
Roles Popcorn Vendor
Rating50% 2.5011052.5011052.5011052.5011052.501105
Pee-wee Herman has a dream of being a famous singer. He makes his exit by disguising himself as Abraham Lincoln. One of the fans asks him for his autograph, but his disguise is promptly exposed. They chase after him and he flies off to his ranch. Pee-wee finally awakens from his dream that morning to work on his farm with Vance the pig. Later, he has lunch with his fiancée, schoolteacher Winnie Johnson. Next, he races Vance to a general store owned by Mr. Ryan to order a cheese sandwich with a pickle.
Freiheit
Freiheit (1966)
, 3minutes
Directed by George Lucas
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Randal Kleiser
Roles Boy
Rating53% 2.6664952.6664952.6664952.6664952.666495
The film follows a student's attempt to escape to freedom. This student (Randal Kleiser) tries to run across the Berlin border from East to West Germany, but ends up being shot in the chest and side gut and is mortally wounded. While he dies, he thinks about dying for freedom.

Director

Red Riding Hood, 1h22
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Genres Horror, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Wolves in film, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Lainie Kazan, Henry Cavill, Andrea Bowen, Daniel Roebuck, Debi Mazar, Cassandra Peterson
Rating32% 1.625361.625361.625361.625361.62536
A typical teenaged girl obsessed with boy bands who is planning to sneak out tonight and meet up with her friends is treated to the story of Little Red Riding Hood by her babysitting grandmother. She and her brother repeatedly offer suggestions on how to spice up the story.
Love Wrecked, 1h27
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Romance
Actors Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Bennett, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Susan Duerden, Fred Willard
Rating49% 2.4530552.4530552.4530552.4530552.453055
Jenny Taylor (Amanda Bynes) is a fan of Jason Masters (Chris Carmack), a world-famous rock star, but her efforts to meet him are always thwarted by her nemesis, Alexis (Jamie-Lynn Sigler). Hoping to get another chance, Jenny takes a job at Masters' favorite Caribbean resort, joined by her best friend Ryan (Jonathan Bennett). Jenny sneaks aboard a party vessel Jason is on, and when Jason is washed overboard, Jenny jumps in to save him. Though the pair find themselves marooned in a secluded cove of a seemingly-deserted island, Jenny soon discovers that they have landed a short distance from the resort. She lets him believe they are stranded so she can make him fall in love with her.
Shadow of Doubt, 1h43
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Melanie Griffith, Tom Berenger, Craig Sheffer, Huey Lewis, Wade Dominguez, James Morrison
Rating52% 2.60442.60442.60442.60442.6044
After the daughter of a prominent businessman is brutally murdered, high profile defense attorney Kitt Devereux takes the case of the accused murderer, rapper Bobby Medina. With a history of drugs and violence, Medina is a likely suspect, but Devereux suspects there's more to the case as she locks horns with her ex-husband, D.A. Jack Campioni, and a wealthy woman whose son is a presidential candidate. Dealing with her own tainted past and the unreliable Medina, Devereux struggles to prove her client's innocence even to herself.
It's My Party, 1h50
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Eric Roberts, Margaret Cho, Bruce Davison, Lee Grant, Devon Gummersall, George Segal
Rating70% 3.5459953.5459953.5459953.5459953.545995
It's My Party chronicles a two-day party hosted by Nick Stark (Eric Roberts) who, having been diagnosed with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, will fall into a state of mental lapse lasting for months until his death. He decides instead to host a party for his family and friends, at the end of which he will commit suicide by taking Seconal.
Honey I Blew Up the Kid, 1h29
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri, Keri Russell, Daniel et Joshua Shalikar, John Shea
Rating48% 2.4018252.4018252.4018252.4018252.401825
Five years after the events after the previous film, inventor Wayne Szalinski is now the head researcher at Sterling Labs in Las Vegas, working on a ray that can enlarge objects. His research is hindered by Charles Hendrickson, jealous that Wayne had been put in charge of the research department and threatens to sabotage him to take his place.
White Fang
White Fang (1991)
, 1h47
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Wolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Seymour Cassel, Susan Hogan, James Remar, Bill Moseley
Rating66% 3.349043.349043.349043.349043.34904
In the late 19th Century, a young explorer named Jack Conroy arrives in Alaska from San Francisco and meets a musher named Skunker and his late father's buddy Alex Larson, a rugged guide who reluctantly agrees to take Jack to his father's claim. While on their journey, they are stalked by a large pack of wolves. While resting at a campfire at nightfall, a female wolf manages to lure one of the sled dogs (Digger) away from the group, another wolf appears and chases the dog into the woods, Skunker uses his ammunition to wound one wolf and gives chase to save his dog, but is killed and devoured by the rest of the pack. Later that night the wolves return but are scared off by Jack and Alex using burning branches. The following morning the wolves attack the two men, but they are saved when another sled team arrives with one of the men fatally shooting a female wolf, her pup (who is half dog) is left to fend for himself. Jack and Alex reach a town where they plan to stay for the winter. A band of Native Americans, meanwhile, find the pup, and the chief names him White Fang.
Getting It Right, 1h42
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin United-kingdom
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about virginity
Actors Jesse Birdsall, Jane Horrocks, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryan Pringle, Lynn Redgrave, John Gielgud
Rating64% 3.247783.247783.247783.247783.24778
The film concerns the late coming of age of protagonist Gavin Lamb (Birdsall), a painfully shy 31-year-old virgin still living at home with his parents and who works as a hairdresser in a West End salon. The socially awkward Gavin forges sudden romantic connections with three very different women: a sultry millionairess (Redgrave), an idiosyncratic recluse (Bonham Carter), and a single mother (Horrocks) who is a junior hairdresser at his salon.
Big Top Pee-wee, 1h25
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Circus films
Actors Kris Kristofferson, Paul Reubens, Susan Tyrrell, Valeria Golino, Penelope Ann Miller, Albert Henderson
Rating50% 2.5011052.5011052.5011052.5011052.501105
Pee-wee Herman has a dream of being a famous singer. He makes his exit by disguising himself as Abraham Lincoln. One of the fans asks him for his autograph, but his disguise is promptly exposed. They chase after him and he flies off to his ranch. Pee-wee finally awakens from his dream that morning to work on his farm with Vance the pig. Later, he has lunch with his fiancée, schoolteacher Winnie Johnson. Next, he races Vance to a general store owned by Mr. Ryan to order a cheese sandwich with a pickle.
Flight of the Navigator, 1h30
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright, Cliff De Young, Sarah Jessica Parker, Howard Hesseman
Rating69% 3.450263.450263.450263.450263.45026
The film follows David Scott Freeman (Joey Cramer), a 12-year-old boy living in Florida in 1978. David has a strained relationship with his younger brother Jeff. On the night of July 4, at his mother's insistence, David walks through the woods to escort Jeff home from a friend's house. On the way, his dog alerts him to something down in a ravine. When David goes to investigate, he falls into the ravine and is knocked unconscious.