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Robert Butler is a Director, Producer and Sound American born on 17 november 1927 at Los Angeles (USA)

Robert Butler

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Nationality USA
Birth 17 november 1927 at Los Angeles (USA)
Death 3 november 2023 (at 95 years)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Robert Butler (born November 17, 1927) is an American film director and Emmy award-winning television director. He directed actor Kurt Russell's in four Walt Disney movies (including The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes and The Barefoot Executive) and directed several television shows and films such as Turbulence.

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Filmography of Robert Butler (18 films)

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Turbulence (1997)
, 1h40
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes La fin du monde, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, Films about hijackings
Actors Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Héctor Elizondo, Rachel Ticotin, Catherine Hicks, Jeffrey DeMunn
Rating50% 2.503322.503322.503322.503322.50332
After Ryan Weaver is arrested for a murder that he says he did not commit, he must be transported to Los Angeles to face trial. He and another prisoner are escorted by four air marshals on a Boeing 747 on a commercial flight. Even though it is Christmas Eve, the 747 is nearly empty, with only 11 people on board. The entire cabin is highly decorated with Christmas trees and other decorations.
White Mile
White Mile (1994)
, 1h36
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Alan Alda, Peter Gallagher, Robert Loggia, Bruce Altman, Fionnula Flanagan, Jack Gilpin
Rating58% 2.901752.901752.901752.901752.90175
Dan Cutler, the head of an advertising agency, invites his colleagues to a whitewater rafting trip. The invitation feels more like an order to some, Cutler considering the outing a test of his employees' confidence, courage and skills.
Out of Time
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action
Themes Time travel films
Actors Bruce Abbott, Bill Maher, Rebecca Schaeffer, Kristian Alfonso, Leo Rossi, Ray Girardin
Rating44% 2.2379652.2379652.2379652.2379652.237965
A cop from the year 2088 (Abbott) is transported back to 1988 while pursuing a criminal attempting to flee in a time machine, and enlists the aid of his legendary great-grandfather (Maher) in pursuing the crook.
Up the Creek, 1h36
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Tim Matheson, Frank Welker, Stephen Furst, Jennifer Runyon, Dan Monahan, Sandy Helberg
Rating55% 2.753142.753142.753142.753142.75314
Bob McGraw, Max, Gonzer, and Irwin, students at Lepetomane University (known derisively by some as "Lobotomy U"), are volunteered to compete in a collegiate raft race. They are "recruited" by Dean Burch who uses records of McGraw's checkered past as a means of blackmail to get them to compete. "You're not AT the bottom of the list. You ARE the bottom of the list!", says Burch. He even offers them degrees in the major of their choice as additional incentive. They're up against Ivy University, prep schoolers who, with the help of an Ivy alumnus named Dr. Roland Tozer, plan to cheat their way to the Winner's Circle.
Night of the Juggler, 1h41
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors James Brolin, Julie Carmen, Richard S. Castellano, Linda Miller, Cliff Gorman, Barton Heyman
Rating64% 3.243283.243283.243283.243283.24328
A former cop, played by James Brolin, aligns with a street smart young clerk from the New York City dog pound (Julie Carmen) on a harrowing search for his daughter who is kidnapped by a psychopath (Cliff Gorman) after being mistaken for a wealthy man's daughter. His search is met with obstacles as he runs afoul of the police in his pursuit, including a former corrupt colleague bent on revenge against him. Meanwhile, the kidnapper is just as prepared to kill anybody, including his young hostage, unless his colossal ransom demands are met.
Hot Lead & Cold Feet, 1h30
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Don Knotts, Darren McGavin, Karen Valentine, Jim Dale, Jack Elam, John Williams
Rating60% 3.000433.000433.000433.000433.00043
Jasper Bloodshy (Dale) runs the rough-and-tumble town of Bloodshy—named after him because he founded it—which lives in fear of Jasper's gunslinging son Wild Billy (also played by Dale). Jasper has just found out he has another son named Eli (again, played by Dale), who lives in Philadelphia.
Mayday at 40,000 Feet, 1h37
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors David Janssen, Christopher George, Ray Milland, Lynda Day George, Margaret Blye, Marjoe Gortner
Rating55% 2.761852.761852.761852.761852.76185
During a major snow storm, Transcon Airways Flight 602, Boeing 727 airliner piloted by Captain Pete Douglas (David Janssen), First Officer Stan Burkhart (Christopher George) and Second Officer Mike Fuller (Don Meredith) on a flight from Los Angeles to New York, makes a scheduled stop in Salt Lake City. Greco (Marjoe Gortner), a two-time killer in the custody of Sam Riese, a Federal Marshal (Broderick Crawford) comes aboard. Among the passengers are Burkhart's girlfriend, nurse Susan McKenzie (Margaret Blye) and Joseph Mannheim (Ray Milland) a disillusioned and possibly disgraced medical doctor drowning his problems with scotch. Captain Douglas has a family emergency that is making him anxious to return home as soon as possible.
James Dean
James Dean (1976)
, 1h34
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Michael Brandon, Stephen McHattie, Brooke Adams, Heather Menzies, Candy Clark, Meg Foster
Rating59% 2.9958052.9958052.9958052.9958052.995805
Une dramatisation de l'histoire du légendaire acteur de cinéma James Dean. L'écrivain du film, William Bast, avait logé avec Dean au début des années 50, lorsque les deux essayaient de se lancer dans des films en tant qu'acteurs.
The Ultimate Thrill, 1h50
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Barry Brown, Eric Braeden, Britt Ekland, John Davis Chandler, Michael Blodgett, Carol Adams
Rating59% 2.957552.957552.957552.957552.95755
Dans une station de ski du Colorado, la paranoïa d'un homme jaloux entraîne un meurtre.
Now You See Him, Now You Don't, 1h28
Directed by Robert Butler, Christopher Hibler, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Johnny Flynn, Jim Backus, William Windom
Rating62% 3.100593.100593.100593.100593.10059
At Medfield College, science buff Dexter Riley and his friends, including Richard Schuyler and Debbie Dawson, eavesdrop via a hidden walkie-talkie on a board meeting led by Dean Eugene Higgins, discussing the small college's continuing precarious finances. Later that afternoon, Professor Lufkin shows Higgins around the science lab where Dexter is working on an experiment with invisibility and another student, Druffle, explores the flight of bumblebees. That night, unknown to anyone, during a powerful thunderstorm, the roof of the lab is struck by lightning, sending a current of electricity down a metal beam and through Dexter's complex experiment components. The next day, as Dexter examines his burnt equipment with dismay, Higgins meets with A. J. Arno, a recently released prisoner, who had also purchased Medfield's mortgage. When Dexter accidentally drops one half of his glasses into a container of his experimental formula, it appears as if the substance destroys them, but upon closer examination, Dexter realizes the frames are merely partially invisible. After several excited tests, Dexter boldly places his fingers in the liquid and they disappear. Schuyler and Debbie arrive and are horrified to see Dexter with a partial hand, but Dexter insists Schuyler test the substance as well, admitting only afterward that he does not yet have an antidote.
Scandalous John, 1h53
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Western
Themes Children's films
Actors Brian Keith, Alfonso Arau, Michele Carey, Harry Morgan, Rick Lenz, Simon Oakland
Rating58% 2.913382.913382.913382.913382.91338
John McCanless was once a gunslinger and has become a cranky old rancher. There is a plan to build a dam which would flood his property. John has no intention of selling his land and is determined to fight the dam to the end if necessary.
The Barefoot Executive, 1h36
Directed by Robert Butler
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about television, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Joe Flynn, Wally Cox, Johnny Flynn, Heather North, John Ritter, Harry Morgan
Rating58% 2.9480352.9480352.9480352.9480352.948035
A satire of network television, the movie follows the adventures of an ambitious mailroom clerk, Steven Post (Russell) at the fictional UBC Network who discovers his girlfriend Jennifer Scott's (Heather North) pet chimpanzee has the supernatural ability to predict which television programs will receive the highest ratings, in which he blows a raspberry to shows that will bomb, or claps his hands in applause to shows that will be hits.
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, 1h31
Directed by Robert Butler, Christopher Hibler, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Films about computing, Films about television, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Johnny Flynn, William Schallert, Alan Hewitt
Rating59% 2.9523852.9523852.9523852.9523852.952385
Dexter Reilly (Kurt Russell) and his friends attend small, private Medfield College, which cannot afford to buy a computer. The students persuade wealthy businessman A.J. Arno (Cesar Romero) to donate an old computer to the college. Arno is the secret head of a large illegal gambling ring, which used the computer for its operations.