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Simon Wincer is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Australien born on 1 january 1943 at Sydney (Australie)

Simon Wincer

Simon Wincer
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Nationality Australie
Birth 1 january 1943 (76 years) at Sydney (Australie)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Simon Wincer (born 1943 in Sydney) is an Australian film director and film producer. He attended Cranbrook School, Bellevue Hill, Sydney from 1950 to 1961. On leaving school he worked as a stage hand at TV Station Channel 7. By the 1980s he directed over 200 hours of television. In 1986 he directed the made for TV movie The Last Frontier and also won a Christopher Award.
His most successful film to date is the 1993 film Free Willy.

Best films

Free Willy (1993)
(Director)

Usually with

Paul Hogan
Paul Hogan
(2 films)
Tony Bonner
Tony Bonner
(4 films)
Tom Burlinson
Tom Burlinson
(3 films)
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Simon Wincer (25 films)

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Director

The Cup
The Cup (2011)

Directed by Simon Wincer
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Horse sports in film
Actors Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Curry, Daniel MacPherson, Jodi Gordon, Martin Colin Sacks, Rodger Corser
Rating56% 2.8068452.8068452.8068452.8068452.806845
Fils du légendaire jockey Ray Oliver, disparu tragiquement dans un accident de voiture, Damien Oliver reprend le flambeau familial et décide de participer à la célèbre Melbourne Cup.
Young Black Stallion, 48minutes
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Richard Romanus, Gérard Rudolf
Rating56% 2.811952.811952.811952.811952.81195
The film follows the adventures of Shetan, a young black Arabian colt. After a band of robbers separates a young Arabian girl named Neera (Biana Tamini) from her father, she finds herself alone in the desert. Before too long, a mysterious black colt comes to her rescue. The two quickly form a special bond, and the horse returns Neera to her grandfather. Once Neera is back home, the stallion disappears.
Monte Walsh, 1h57
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Tom Selleck, Isabella Rossellini, Keith Carradine, George Eads, Robert Carradine, Barry Corbin
Rating70% 3.544423.544423.544423.544423.54442
Montelius "Monte" Walsh (Tom Selleck) is an aging cowboy facing the final days of the Wild West era. He and his friend Chet Rollins (Keith Carradine), another long-time cowhand, work at whatever ranch work comes their way, but "nothing they can't do from a horse". Their lives are divided between months on the range and the occasional trip into town. Camaraderie and competition with the other cowboys fill their days. They seek work and take a job at the ranch of Cal Brennan (William Devane), where they meet an old friend, Shorty Austin (George Eads), another ranch hand.
Crossfire Trail, 1h35
Directed by Simon Wincer
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance, Western
Actors Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, Wilford Brimley, David O'Hara, Christian Kane, Barry Corbin
Rating71% 3.595823.595823.595823.595823.59582
In 1880, Rafe Covington (Tom Selleck) is with his best friend Charles Rodney (Crossfire Trail) on a vessel bound for San Francisco. However, Rodney picks a fight with the ship's captain (Mark Acheson), and the captain beats Rodney nearly to death. On his death bed, Rodney asks Covington to take care of his Wyoming Ranch and his wife, Anne (Virginia Madsen). Covington promises, and Rodney dies peacefully. Covington, full of fury, beats up the captain, and then he and his other two best friends, Rock Mullaney (David O'Hara) and J.T Langston (Christian Kane) head off to Wyoming, where they find the ranch deserted. They immediately start to take care of the ranch.
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, 1h31
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin Australie
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Paul Rodriguez, Jonathan Banks, Clare Carey
Rating48% 2.4019252.4019252.4019252.4019252.401925
At the beginning of the film, protagonist Michael "Crocodile" Dundee (Paul Hogan) is living in the Australian Outback with Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) and their young son Mikey (Serge Cockburn). Because crocodile hunting has been made illegal, Mick is reduced to wrestling crocodiles for the entertainment of tourists, having as his rival in the business another Outback survivalist named Jacko (Alec Wilson). When an opportunity arises for Sue to become the Los Angeles bureau chief of a newspaper owned by her father, Mick and his family cross the Pacific to California.
Flash
Flash (1997)
, 1h30
Directed by Simon Wincer
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Brian Kerwin, Lucas Black, Shawn Toovey, Ellen Burstyn, Dan Biggers, Ed Corbin
Rating70% 3.5430153.5430153.5430153.5430153.543015
Connor Strong, un adolescent de quatorze ans, s'occupe habituellement d'un cheval dénommé Flash. Passionné par le monde de l'équitation, Connor aimerait bien posséder le poulain. Mais sa famille ne dispose pas des fonds nécessaires pour l'acheter. Au moment où le jeune garçon espère voir son rêve se réaliser, il découvre qu'un acheteur s'est empressé d'acquérir l'animal…
The Phantom, 1h40
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Billy Zane, Treat Williams, Kristy Swanson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, James Remar, Patrick McGoohan
Rating49% 2.450422.450422.450422.450422.45042
In the early 16th century, a young boy witnesses his father's death at the hands of Kabai Sengh during an attack on their ship by the ruthless Sengh Brotherhood. He is washed ashore on an island called Bengalla and found on the beach by tribesman who take him to their village. There he is given the Skull Ring and swears to devote his life to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty and injustice. In adulthood, he adopts the identity of "The Phantom", a masked avenger. The role of The Phantom is passed on from father to son through centuries, leading people to believe in a single, immortal figure and accordingly to nickname him "The Ghost Who Walks" and "The Man Who Never Dies".
Operation Dumbo Drop, 1h48
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Military humor in film, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Mise en scène d'un éléphant, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Danny Glover, Ray Liotta, Denis Leary, Doug E. Doug, Corin Nemec, Tchéky Karyo
Rating51% 2.5513152.5513152.5513152.5513152.551315
During the Vietnam War in 1968, Captain Sam Cahill (Danny Glover) has been working hard to create good relations between the United States and Montagnard Vietnamese in the village of Dak Nhe. The U.S. Army is looking to monitor enemy operations on a clandestine weapons supply route which passes near the village. Cahill is coming close to his discharge, and explains to his successor Captain T.C. Doyle (Ray Liotta), the delicate nature of Vietnamese customs as well as the counter intelligence involving covert enemy activity. In a lapse of judgment with surrounding village children, a child steals a Nestlé Crunch bar, the wrapper, which when found, lets the NVA know of the local villagers' cooperation with the Americans. As punishment, Brigadier Nguyen (Hoang Ly) of the NVA, orders his subordinate, Captain Quang (Vo Trung Anh), to kill the villagers' elephant right before a spiritual festival. To aid the villagers, Cahill promises to replace the slain elephant before their upcoming ceremony.
Lightning Jack, 1h34
Directed by Paul Hogan, Simon Wincer
Origin Australie
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Paul Hogan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Beverly D'Angelo, Ben Cooper, Pat Hingle, Richard Riehle
Rating55% 2.7515552.7515552.7515552.7515552.751555
Paul Hogan plays Lightning Jack Kane, a long-sighted Australian outlaw in the American west, with his horse, Mate. After the rest of the gang he is a member of is killed in a robbery-gone-wrong, Jack survives only to read of the events in the newspaper that he was nothing next to others. Annoyed at not being recognised as an outlaw, Jack attempts a robbery by himself, and ends up taking young mute Ben Doyle (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) as a hostage. He later discovers that, tired of never having been treated with respect due to his disability, Ben wishes to join him.
Free Willy
Free Willy (1993)
, 1h52
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Environmental films, Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Cétacé, Political films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen, August Schellenberg
Rating59% 2.950782.950782.950782.950782.95078
The film begins with a pod of orcas swimming near the coastline of the Pacific Northwest. The pod is tracked down by a large group of whalers, and one of them, Willy (Keiko the orca), is snared in their nets and taken away to a local amusement park.
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, 1h38
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Motocyclette, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson, Chelsea Field, Daniel Baldwin, Giancarlo Esposito, Tia Carrere
Rating61% 3.0510053.0510053.0510053.0510053.051005
The film is set in the then-future of 1996 in Los Angeles. Harley Davidson (Mickey Rourke) is in a motel in Texas when he hears about a dangerous new street drug named "Crystal Dream" on the radio. The significance of this street drug does not arise again until later in the film. Harley then meets a lifelong friend, a cowboy who is nicknamed The Marlboro Man (Don Johnson) and they later plan a bank robbery to help save their friend's bar from being foreclosed and replaced with a skyscraper. However, after they rob a bank's armored car, they discover the cargo they stole is the designer drug "Crystal Dream", not money. Chance Wilder (Tom Sizemore), who is a bank president involved in drug dealing, demands the return of the drugs. A series of increasingly deadly encounters ensue as heavily armed assassins (who work for the bank) hunt for Harley and Marlboro. Much of it was actually filmed in and around Tucson, Arizona and the "Boneyard" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Quigley Down Under, 1h55
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Ben Mendelsohn, Chris Haywood, Ron Haddrick AM
Rating68% 3.447763.447763.447763.447763.44776
Matthew Quigley (Tom Selleck) is a cowboy and sharpshooter from America with a keen eye and a specially modified rifle with which he can shoot accurately at extraordinary distances. Quigley's weapon of choice is a customized 1874 Sharps Buffalo Rifle. He answers a newspaper advertisement that asks for men with a special talent in long-distance shooting with four words, "M. Quigley 900 yards," written on a copy of the advertisement, punctuated by several closely spaced bullet holes.