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Russell Mulcahy is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Executive producer Australien born on 23 june 1953 at Melbourne (Australie)

Russell Mulcahy

Russell Mulcahy
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Nationality Australie
Birth 23 june 1953 (67 years) at Melbourne (Australie)

Russell Mulcahy (born 23 June 1953 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian film director. Mulcahy's work is recognizable by the use of fast cuts, tracking shots and use of glowing lights as well as being one of the most prominent music video directors of the 1980s. He has also worked in television since the early 1990s, and is currently working as a director on episodes of MTV's Teen Wolf.


Ancien monteur installé en Angleterre, il débute dans les années 1980. D’abord réalisateur de clips-vidéo, il passe plus tard à la réalisation de long-métrage, parmi lesquels : Derek and Clive Get the Horn (comédie).

Il se dirige ensuite vers le cinéma de genre dans lequel il peut bien mieux s’exprimer. Razorback, un survival d’épouvante. En 1986, il réalise Highlander (science-fiction) dans lequel il dirige Christophe Lambert et Sean Connery. Le film est un succès. Plus tard, il réalise Highlander, le retour. Cette suite est massacrée par la critique, et ne rencontrera pas le même succès…

En 1988, il commence le tournage de Rambo 3 mais après seulement quelques jours de tournage, il est remercié par les producteurs du film pour "divergences artistiques".

Au cours des années 1990, il réalise plusieurs films : Ricochet, Blue Ice, L'Affaire Karen McCoy et Résurrection (Resurrection).

Best films

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
Highlander (1986)

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Filmography of Russell Mulcahy (27 films)

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Not Quite Hollywood, 1h43
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Phillip Adams, Christine Amor, Steve Bisley, Glory Annen Clibbery, Jamie Blanks, Graeme Blundell
Rating76% 3.843013.843013.843013.843013.84301
Not Quite Hollywood documents the revival of Australian cinema during the Australian New Wave of the 1970s and '80s through B-movies including Alvin Purple, Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, Dead-End Drive In, Long Weekend, Mad Max, The Man from Hong Kong, Patrick, Razorback, Road Games, Stork and Turkey Shoot. From 1971 through to the late 1980s, Australian directors began to take advantage of the newly introduced R-rating which allowed more on-screen nudity, sex and violence for audiences restricted to age 18 and over. "Ozploitation"—writer-director Mark Hartley's own portmanteau of "Australian exploitation"—was a subgenre of the New Wave which accounted for the critically panned "gross-out comedies, sex romps, action and road movies, teen films, westerns, thrillers and horror films" of the era, commonly overlooked in Australia's "official film history". The film addresses three main categories of "Ozploitation" films: sex, horror and action.
Highlander II: The Quickening, 1h31
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Themes Environmental films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about terrorism, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Christophe Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen, Michael Ironside, John C. McGinley, Allan Rich
Roles un technicien
Rating43% 2.1527052.1527052.1527052.1527052.152705
In August 1994, news broadcasts announce that the ozone layer is fading, and will be completely gone in a matter of months. In Africa, millions have perished from the effects of unfiltered sunlight. Among the dead is Connor MacLeod's wife, Brenda Wyatt MacLeod. Before dying, Brenda extracts a promise from Connor that he will solve the problem of the ozone layer.
Highlander (1986)
, 1h56
Directed by Russell Mulcahy, Stephen Hopkins
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Time travel films, Children's films, Immortalité
Actors Christophe Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown, Roxanne Hart, Alan North, Jon Polito
Roles un homme frappé par le Kurgan (caméo)
Rating70% 3.548613.548613.548613.548613.54861
Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez In 1985, Connor MacLeod, also known as the Highlander, is in New York City. In an arena parking garage, Connor is confronted by fellow immortal Iman Fasil, and decapitates him, upon which an energy surge destroys several cars around him. Police swarm the exit to the garage, and arrest Connor.


Give 'em Hell, Malone, 1h36
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime
Actors Thomas Jane, Ving Rhames, Elsa Pataky, French Stewart, Leland Orser, Gregory Harrison
Rating59% 2.9504952.9504952.9504952.9504952.950495
An ex-private eye turned gun for hire named Malone is hired to retrieve a suitcase from a building full of armed mobsters, but a violent shootout ensues and Malone is eventually left as the only survivor. Suspecting a set-up, he retains the only noteworthy item contained in the case - a small painted animal referred to as "the meaning of love" - for himself, prompting several different parties in the employ of a local gangster - Whitmore - to pursue Malone in attempt to discern the meaning of the case's contents.
Prayers for Bobby, 1h29
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films about religion, LGBT-related film
Actors Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley, Dan Butler, Austin Nichols, Carly Schroeder
Rating80% 4.0487754.0487754.0487754.0487754.048775
Mary Griffith (Sigourney Weaver) is a devout Christian who raises her children according to the evangelical teachings of her local Presbyterian church in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Walnut Creek, California. Her son Bobby (Ryan Kelley) confides to his older brother that he may be gay. Life changes for the entire family after Mary learns about his secret. Bobby's father and siblings slowly come to terms with his homosexuality, but Mary believes that God can cure him. She takes him to a psychiatrist and persuades Bobby to pray harder and seek solace in Church activities in hopes of changing him. Desperate for his mother's approval, Bobby does what is asked of him, but through it all, the Church's disapproval of homosexuality and his mother's attempts to suppress his growing behaviors in public causes him to grow increasingly withdrawn and depressed.
The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior, 1h49
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Michael Copon, Karen David, Andreas Wisniewski
Rating38% 1.911891.911891.911891.911891.91189
Mathayus aims to avenge the death of his father at the hand of Sargon, now king of Akkad, by taking service in his Black Scorpions squad. After completing his training he is tasked by Sargon to kill Noah, Mathayus's own brother. He saves him and escapes the city, but a magic arrow follows them and kills Noah.
Crash and Burn, 1h35
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Actors Michael Madsen, Erik Palladino, David Moscow, David Groh, Peter Jason, Rebeka Montoya
Rating48% 2.4168652.4168652.4168652.4168652.416865
Kevin Hawkins, un ancien voleur de voiture travaillant maintenant comme un agent secret, approche ses anciens copains pour infiltrer un gang particulièrement violent, prêt à tout pour défendre son territoire. Kevin se retrouve, en cours de mission, à devoir faire face à la violence et au meurtre.
Resident Evil: Extinction, 1h34
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Clonage, La fin du monde, Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Films based on video games, Arme nucléaire, Disaster films
Actors Milla Jovovich, Oded Fehr, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Ramón Franco, Ashanti
Rating62% 3.149253.149253.149253.149253.14925
Alice (Milla Jovovich) wakes up disoriented in a mansion. She wanders through the halls, where she defeats several obstacles, including a laser beam obstacle (from the first film) and a giant blade that falls from the ceiling. However, she is eventually killed by a miniature machine gun. Her body is dumped into a pit filled with hundreds of Alice clones. The camera zooms out to show a shack camouflaging the facility's above-ground entrance - with the rest of the facility located underground, surrounded by a high fence and thousands of zombies.
The Sitter
The Sitter (2007)
, 1h30
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Gail O'Grady, William R. Moses, Mariana Klaveno, Tristan Lake Leabu, Madison Davenport, Stacy Haiduk
Rating49% 2.4584052.4584052.4584052.4584052.458405
A couple, Carter and Meghan, decide that they should hire a live-in sitter so that they can both work and support their two children, Max and Casey. Abby Reed answers their advertisement and they move her in immediately. After some initial rough spots with the kids, the family warms to Abby. Abby seems obsessed with Carter, and when she helps organize a company party for a big success — that is rained out — she's in tears and distraught over the failed party. Carter's friend Tate tries to take advantage of Abby in her upset state, and then Tate is discovered dead in a car accident. Neighbor Mel is then suspicious of Abby, and is soon found dead as well, electrocuted in her bath. Then, Meghan's friend Shawna, now suspecting Abby as well, threatens disclosure as the final moments of Abby's plan to replace Meghan unfold. As backstory, we find that Abby had been rescued from her abusive mother by family lawyer Carter many years before, where Abby's obsession originates with the family and desire to replace Meghan as his wife.
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb, 2h50
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Casper Van Dien, Leonor Varela, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Hyde, Parvin Dabas, David Schofield
Rating44% 2.208422.208422.208422.208422.20842
In ancient Egypt, Tutankhamun, the boy pharaoh who is said to have died young, was actually sent by the sun god Ra to protect the people from the demon Set, who escaped from the Underworld and caused chaos in Egypt. With Ra's blessing, Tutankhamun manages to overcome Set and keep the demon under control by breaking an emerald tablet into four pieces and sending the pieces to the far corners of the world. However, the tradeoff is that he must remain in the Underworld.
Mysterious Island, 2h52
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Films based on science fiction novels, Political films
Actors Kyle MacLachlan, Gabrielle Anwar, Patrick Stewart, Roy Marsden, Jason Durr, Omar Gooding
Rating44% 2.209642.209642.209642.209642.20964
During the Civil War six survivors escape from a prison camp in Richmond, Virginia by hot air balloon and find themselves on an uncharted island in the Pacific. Far from any kind of known civilization, the island is inhabited by carnivorous giant monsters, bloodthirsty pirates, and mad genius Captain Nemo (Patrick Stewart), who lives on the island for his own secretive ends. When Smith is rescued from drowning by Nemo's remaining crewman, he talks with Nemo about his role in the war and the atrocities committed by Nemo in his younger days, the rest of his group must try and survive without him, which becomes more difficult when one of them is eaten by a giant mantis. As Helen discovers a gold medallion with a strange map on it, Nemo tries to convince Smith to remain in his compound, but Smith refuses to abandon his friends to the island, convincing Nemo and Joseph to track and rescue the rest of the survivors from a giant ant... unaware that pirate Captain Bob Harvey is coming to the island, looking for a lost treasure said to be hidden on the island.
3: The Dale Earnhardt Story, 1h30
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Barry Pepper, Elizabeth Mitchell, J. K. Simmons
Rating68% 3.4491653.4491653.4491653.4491653.449165
L'histoire de la mort tragique et prématurée en 2001 du plus populaire conducteur de NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt.
Swimming Upstream, 1h54
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films
Actors Jesse Spencer, Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Brittany Byrnes, Craig Horner, Mark Hembrow
Rating70% 3.546233.546233.546233.546233.54623
Swimming Upstream est tiré d'une histoire vraie. C'est l'histoire de Tony Fingleton , qui désire devenir un champion de natation, alors que son père est alcoolique et sa mère dépressive.
1st to Die
1st to Die (2003)
, 3h
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Tracy Pollan, Gil Bellows, Pam Grier, Carly pope, Megan Gallagher, Angie Everhart
Rating56% 2.8049952.8049952.8049952.8049952.804995
Homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer (Tracy Pollan), teams up with three other professional women, to investigate a serial killer who targets brides on their honeymoon. While trying to solve the biggest case of her career, she finds herself falling for her partner (Gil Bellows) and battling a life-threatening illness.
The Lost Battalion, 1h32
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Rick Schroder, Michael Brandon, Jamie Harris, Jay Rodan, Adam James, Daniel Caltagirone
Rating69% 3.497943.497943.497943.497943.49794
The movie follows the events and hardships suffered by the nine companies, roughly 550 men, of the United States Army 77th Infantry Division ("Statue of Liberty") that had been completely cut off and surrounded by German forces a short distance away in the Argonne Forest. The force was led by Maj. Charles W. Whittlesey, who was disparagingly described as a "New York lawyer" by his commanders. The battalion was part of what was supposed to be a three-pronged attack through the German lines. The battalion believed another American force was on its right flank and a French force on its left, not knowing that they had both retreated. The battalion lost contact with headquarters. Whittlesey sent several runners to headquarters, but none of them returned. He ended up having to rely on carrier pigeons to communicate. During the siege, American artillery began firing on the German position in the forest as the Americans cheered. However, the artillery began falling on the American line, killing numerous men in friendly fire. Whittlesey sends a pigeon to headquarters with a message saying they were being hit by their own artillery, saying, "For heaven's sake, stop it". The headquarters receives the message and stops firing. Witnessing the incident, the Germans attack the disoriented American force, but they are repelled by the Americans in fierce fighting and retreat back to their trenches.