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Richard Franklin is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Australien born on 15 july 1948 at Melbourne (Australie)

Richard Franklin

Richard Franklin
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Nationality Australie
Birth 15 july 1948 at Melbourne (Australie)
Death 11 july 2007 (at 58 years) at Melbourne (Australie)

Richard Franklin (15 July 1948 – 11 July 2007) was an Australian-born film director.

Best films

Psycho II (1983)

Usually with

Ray Barrett
Ray Barrett
(3 films)
Alan Hopgood
Alan Hopgood
(2 films)
Brian May
Brian May
(3 films)
Vera Miles
Vera Miles
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Franklin (16 films)

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Into the Night, 1h55
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Farnsworth, Dan Aykroyd, David Bowie, David Cronenberg
Rating64% 3.249753.249753.249753.249753.24975
Upon discovering that his wife is having an affair, depressed insomniac Ed Okin (Jeff Goldblum) drives to LAX on his friend Herb's (Dan Aykroyd) suggestion. There he is surprised by a beautiful jewel smuggler, Diana (Michelle Pfeiffer), who lands on his car and begs him to drive her away from four Iranians who are chasing her. She persuades him to drive her to various locations, and he becomes embroiled in her predicament. After becoming increasingly exasperated with her demands, he discovers that Diana has smuggled priceless emeralds from the Shah of Iran's treasury into the country, and is being pursued by various assorted assailants, including the aforementioned agents of a criminal Iranian expatriate and a British hitman (David Bowie).


Visitors (2003)
, 1h40
Directed by Richard Franklin
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Documentary, Horror
Actors Radha Mitchell, Susannah York, Dominic Purcell, Ray Barrett, Tottie Goldsmith
Rating50% 2.5086752.5086752.5086752.5086752.508675
Le film traite des sentiments d'une jeune femme qui navigue en solitaire à travers le monde. La solitude lui fait perdre sa santé mentale. Le thème du film, à certains égards, est proche de celui de Shining de Stanley Kubrick. Le réalisateur Richard Franklin tente de créer une atmosphère d'isolement et d'enfermement, vécue par le jeune fille seule dans l'immensité de l'océan.
One Way Ticket, 1h37
Directed by Richard Franklin
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Peter Phelps, Rachel Blakely, Chris Haywood, Jane Hall, Samuel Johnson
Rating59% 2.9647052.9647052.9647052.9647052.964705
A criminal languishing in jail embarks on a torrid affair with a female guard. However, events take a sinister turn as she becomes increasingly besotted, and news of their romance becomes public - leading to the collapse of her marriage. Desperate, she agrees to help the crook escape, only to start doubting his commitment.
Running Delilah, 1h37
Directed by Richard Franklin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Romance
Actors Kim Cattrall, Billy Zane, Yorgo Voyagis, Diana Rigg, Rob LaBelle
Rating51% 2.589162.589162.589162.589162.58916
Top agent Delilah dies in a risky mission against weapons dealer Kercharian. She is revived using high-tech medicine and given artificial body parts. She returns as an invincible superwoman and continues her fight against Kercherian, who is currently seeking plutonium from Russia.
F/X2 (1991)
, 1h44
Directed by Richard Franklin, Brian W. Cook, Vic Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin, Joanna Gleason, Philip Bosco, Kevin J. O'Connor
Rating59% 2.9503552.9503552.9503552.9503552.950355
Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is asked by his girlfriend's ex-husband, a cop, to use his special-effects expertise to help catch a serial killer. However, when things go wrong and the cop is killed, he begins to suspect a setup and corruption within the police department. He calls on the help of his friend Leo McCarthy (Brian Dennehy) to investigate the death and they discover the trail leads to an old case involving stolen gold medallions that have been missing for decades. The antagonists mean to retrieve the stolen Medallions and return them to their proper owner, the Catholic church. At the same time, an unknown assassin is trying to kill Rollie and his family in an attempt to destroy all evidence of the murder.
Link (1986)
, 1h43
Directed by Richard Franklin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Elisabeth Shue, Terence Stamp, David O'Hara, Kevin Lloyd, Linus Roache
Rating59% 2.9543452.9543452.9543452.9543452.954345
Jane Chase une étudiante américaine en zoologie au collège des sciences de Londres est engagée par le professeur Steven Phillip pour s'occuper de sa villa sur la côte.
Cloak & Dagger, 1h41
Directed by Richard Franklin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games
Actors Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman, Michael Murphy, Christina Nigra, William Forsythe, John McIntire
Rating65% 3.2980453.2980453.2980453.2980453.298045
Davey Osborne (Henry Thomas) is an 11-year-old who lives in San Antonio with his father, Hal Osborne (Dabney Coleman). His mother has recently died, leaving just him and his father, a military air traffic controller who has problems relating to his child. Davey is a lonely child and is still grieving over his mother, so he immerses himself in the fantasy world of Cloak & Dagger, an espionage game which exists in both role playing and video forms. Davey has one friend, Kim, (Christina Nigra) a girl who lives nearby with her single mother. Davey is interested in the world of espionage and his hero is the character Jack Flack from the game. He wants to live an action-packed life like Jack Flack and he carries around a water pistol as his "gun" and a softball as his "grenade". Davey spends much of his free time playing Cloak & Dagger and spinning elaborate fantasies involving Jack Flack, an imaginary friend who takes the form of a more dashing version of his father (the role of Flack is also played by Coleman).
Psycho II
Psycho II (1983)
, 1h53
Directed by Richard Franklin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Robert Loggia, Meg Tilly, Dennis Franz, Hugh Gillin
Rating64% 3.2484753.2484753.2484753.2484753.248475
Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is released from a mental institution after spending 22 years in confinement. Lila Loomis (Vera Miles), sister of Marion Crane, vehemently protests with a petition that she has been circulating with signatures of 743 people, including the relatives of the seven people Norman killed prior to his incarceration, but her plea is dismissed. Norman is taken to his old home behind the Bates Motel by Dr. Bill Raymond (Robert Loggia), who assures him everything will be fine.
Roadgames (1981)
, 1h41
Directed by Richard Franklin
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Trucker films, Serial killer films, Road movies
Actors Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Alan Hopgood
Rating65% 3.298563.298563.298563.298563.29856
The film opens on truck driver Patrick Quid (Stacy Keach) as he pulls into a motel for the night. Quid notices a man in a green van checking in with a female hitchhiker he had passed earlier because the trucking company policy forbids it. Nevertheless, Quid is miffed at the man for taking the last room in the motel and picking up the attractive hitcher. In the motel, the hitcher strums a guitar naked on the bed, while the unidentified man unpacks a new guitar string. He winds the string around his gloved hands and uses it to strangle the woman.
Patrick (1978)
, 1h52
Directed by Richard Franklin
Origin Australie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Julia Blake, Frank Wilson
Rating61% 3.051073.051073.051073.051073.05107
Patrick (Robert Thompson) lies in a coma in a Melbourne private hospital. He had murdered his mother and her lover three years ago by electrocuting them in the bath. Patrick, who has psychokinetic powers, falls in love with Kathy (Susan Penhaligon), the new nurse at the hospital, communicating with her via an electric typewriter. Patrick also uses his psychokinetic powers to control the men in Kathy's life and to defend himself against the hospital's bitter Matron Cassidy (Julia Blake) who plots to murder him.
Fantasm (1976)

Directed by Richard Franklin
Origin Australie
Genres Erotic, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Uschi Digard, John C. Holmes, John Bluthal, Rene Bond, Candy Samples, Serena
Rating47% 2.375132.375132.375132.375132.37513
German psychiatrist Professor Jurgen Notafreud takes the audience through a series of female sexual fantasies including:
The True Story of Eskimo Nell, 1h43
Directed by Richard Franklin
Origin Australie
Genres Comedy, Western
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Serge Lazareff, Abigail, Ernie Bourne
Rating50% 2.547952.547952.547952.547952.54795
The film's unlikely protagonist is a mild-mannered window peeper named Dead-Eye Dick (Max Gillies). Dick spies on a Mexican couple. The husband is very jealous and is about to discover that his wife has a lover when Dick rescues the lover, whose moniker is Mexico Pete (Serge Lazareff). The worldly Pete counsels the shy Dick on his problems approaching women. Dick claims that he's waiting for an Alaskan Eskimo named Nell. Pete and Dick decide to travel to Alaska to find this fantasy woman, and they have several wacky misadventures along the way.