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Walter Hill is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Second Assistant Director and Thanks American born on 10 january 1942 at Long Beach (USA)

Walter Hill

Walter Hill
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Birth name Walter Wesley Hill
Nationality USA
Birth 10 january 1942 (78 years) at Long Beach (USA)
Creator of Brandywine Productions
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

Walter Hill (born January 10, 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. Hill is known for male-dominated action films and revival of the Western. He said in an interview, "Every film I've done has been a Western," and elaborated in another, "The Western is ultimately a stripped down moral universe that is, whatever the dramatic problems are, beyond the normal avenues of social control and social alleviation of the problem, and I like to do that even within contemporary stories."


Il commence sa carrière cinématographique en 1967 en tant que réalisateur de seconde équipe sur L'Affaire Thomas Crown, suivi de Bullitt. Au début des années 70, il scénarise Guet-apens pour Sam Peckinpah, d'après le roman de Jim Thompson. Il passe à la mise en scène en 1975 avec Le Bagarreur. En 1979 il réalise le film devenu culte, Les Guerriers de la nuit puis produit et scénarise Alien, le huitième passager, de Ridley Scott.

Ses deux plus grands succès sont :

48 heures, qui rapporte 78,8 millions de dollars aux États-Unis en 1982 (212,6 millions au prix du ticket de 2015) ;
48 heures de plus, qui rapporte 80,8 millions de dollars aux États-Unis en 1990, (159,3 millions au prix du ticket de 2015).
Walter Hill s'est souvent associé à Ry Cooder pour ses musiques de films.

Best films

Prometheus (2012)
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Aliens (1986)
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Alien Resurrection (1997)
Alien³ (1992)

Usually with

David Giler
David Giler
(15 films)
Allan Graf
Allan Graf
(12 films)
Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder
(10 films)
Joel Silver
Joel Silver
(9 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Walter Hill (49 films)

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Baby Driver, 1h53
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort
Roles Courtroom Interpreter (voice)
Rating75% 3.797693.797693.797693.797693.79769
Baby, jeune orphelin particulier, se retrouve forcé à collaborer avec un chef de gang de braqueurs à Atlanta.
Messiah of Evil, 1h25
Directed by Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Marianna Hill, Anitra Ford, Royal Dano, Michael Greer, Elisha Cook, Jr., Charles Dierkop
Rating64% 3.2491353.2491353.2491353.2491353.249135
A young woman named Arletty (Marianna Hill) drives to the beach town of Point Dune, California, to visit her estranged father, an artist. She finds his house, abandoned. He left a diary in which he addresses her specifically. In it he complains about darkness consuming the town, and horrible nightmares he is having, and implores Arletty to never, ever look for him. His letter tells her to talk to the owner of the art gallery, who sells his paintings. The gallery owner says he has none of her father's paintings, does not sell them, no one ever comes in looking to buy his works, and says he doesn't know where he went. He says Point Dune is "an artist colony" and he only vaguely remembers her father (his paintings are eerie pop art portraits of groups of people in black, white, and gray, standing; the men are always dressed in black suits, white shirts, and black ties, like dead men at a funeral). It is never clear if these are townspeople, or figures from his visions, or both.
Wit's End
Wit's End (1971)
, 1h26
Directed by Joel M. Reed
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Walter Hill, Angelique Pettyjohn
Rating36% 1.800721.800721.800721.800721.80072
A Singapore, un américain, devenu gérant de night-club par nécessité en Asie, est commandité par un agent du gouvernement américain pour retrouver un scientifique chinois avant que celui-ci ne puisse livrer ses secrets à l'ennemi. Notre héros décide de prendre l'affaire en main lorsqu'il apprend que le savant asiatique est détenu par le chef de la pègre locale avec lequel s'est acoquinée son ancienne maîtresse dont il est toujours amoureux.


The Assignment, 1h35
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film
Actors Michelle Rodríguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia, Terry Chen, Ken Kirzinger
Rating46% 2.308962.308962.308962.308962.30896
Le Docteur Rachel Kay est une chirurgienne brillante et manipulatrice. Elle décide de se venger du meurtrier de son frère. Elle est prête à tout pour le retrouver et à lui faire payer son crime au-delà de l’imaginable. Franck Kitchen est un tueur à gage, qui pourchasse ses proies et les descend froidement, pour exécuter ses contrats. Mais cette fois le contrat, c’est lui. Après s'être fait kidnapper, Franck se réveille avec un nouveau visage... et dans un corps de femme. Comprenant qu’il fait l’objet d’une terrible manipulation, c’est à son tour de se venger.
Bullet to the Head, 1h31
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater, Jason Momoa
Rating56% 2.8477452.8477452.8477452.8477452.847745
In the city of New Orleans, hitman Jimmy Bobo and his partner Louis Blanchard kill a corrupt former WDCPD policeman, Hank Greely, although Bobo leaves a prostitute, Lola, alive. Later, at a bar, Blanchard is murdered by Keegan, who also attempts to kill Bobo, but fails.
Madso's War, 1h24
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Matthew Marsden, Kevin Chapman, Todd Bryant, Mircea Monroe, Billy Lush, Allan Graf
Rating39% 1.989521.989521.989521.989521.98952
Mike "Madso" Madden leads a gang of criminals on the streets of Boston. When an Irish mob boss goes on the lam, Madso and his gang are thrust into a street war, as gangsters and corrupt cops fight it out for control of the mob bosses' fortune.
Broken Trail, 3h4
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Western
Actors Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church, Greta Scacchi, Gwendoline Yeo, Chris Mulkey, Scott Cooper
Rating78% 3.940433.940433.940433.940433.94043
Part 1 In San Francisco in 1898, countless Chinese girls are sold into slavery and brought to the American West to live as prostitutes among the miners and railway workers. Capt. Billy Fender (James Russo) arrives in San Francisco and purchases five Chinese girls to be sold as prostitutes in Idaho.
Undisputed (2002)
, 1h34
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Prison films, Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise, Gangster films
Actors Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker, Jon Seda, Wes Studi
Rating62% 3.100523.100523.100523.100523.10052
Undisputed heavyweight boxing champion George "Iceman" Chambers (Rhames) is convicted of rape and sentenced to a new prison in the desert called Sweetwater. The high-security facility is populated by hardened criminals. Unaware of the prison's ways and its unique hierarchy, the pompous and bratty Chambers tries to impress upon the inmates his status as a champion boxer.
Supernova (2000)
, 1h27
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Walter Hill, Jack Sholder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors James Spader, Angela Bassett, Peter Facinelli, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robin Tunney, Robert Forster
Rating49% 2.4507752.4507752.4507752.4507752.450775
Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes captain and pilot A.J. Marley (Robert Forster), co-pilot Nick Vanzant (James Spader), medical officer Kaela Evers (Angela Bassett), medical technician Yerzy Penalosa (Lou Diamond Phillips), search and rescue paramedic Danika Lund (Robin Tunney) and computer technician Benjamin Sotomejor (Wilson Cruz). Aboard their vessel, the Nightingale 229, they receive an emergency distress signal coming from an ice mining operation on the moon Titan 37, more than 3,000 light years away.
Last Man Standing, 1h41
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Alexandra Powers, David Patrick Kelly, Karina Lombard, Bruce Dern
Rating63% 3.1995453.1995453.1995453.1995453.199545
In 1932, Prohibition-era Texas, a mysterious character named John Smith (Bruce Willis) drives into Jericho, near the Mexican border (Population: 57), in his Ford Model A Coupe. Mere moments after arriving in the city, he takes a look at a young woman named Felina (Karina Lombard), and because of that, he is surrounded by Irish mobsters led by Finn, who is working under Doyle (David Patrick Kelly), Finn promptly smashes Smiths' car and leaves it in a state of disarray, telling him that nobody can even look at the girl since she is "Doyle's property". Smith doesn't react, but instead, he checks into a small bar/hotel run by Joe Monday (William Sanderson).
Wild Bill
Wild Bill (1995)
, 1h38
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Action, Western
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane, Keith Carradine, Christina Applegate
Rating59% 2.950112.950112.950112.950112.95011
A well-known lawman and scout of the 19th Century's western frontier, Wild Bill Hickok (Jeff Bridges) has drifted to Deadwood, Dakota Territory. Jack McCall (David Arquette) is a young man whose mother and family have been slighted by Bill in the past, and is out for revenge.
Geronimo: An American Legend, 1h55
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical, Western
Actors Wes Studi, Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Matt Damon, Pato Hoffmann
Rating64% 3.247683.247683.247683.247683.24768
The film follows the events leading up to the capture of Geronimo in 1886. The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a U.S. government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers, and one in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and unnecessary actions by the government, Geronimo and 30 other warriors form an attack team which humiliates the government by evading capture, while reclaiming what is rightfully theirs. The plot centers upon Charles Gatewood (Jason Patric), the U.S. cavalry lieutenant charged with capturing the elusive Apache leader with the assistance of a scout leader Al Sieber (Robert Duvall) and a young graduate Britton Davis (Matt Damon). Gatewood is torn by a grudging respect for Geronimo and his people, and his duty to his country. But then all the white men in the film have respect for Geronimo, even as they are trying to hunt him down and kill him. Brigadier General George Crook (Gene Hackman), charged with overseeing the forced settlement of the Apaches on reservations has nothing but admiration for Geronimo. Geronimo surrenders to Crook but later escapes taking half the reservation with him. Gatewood Sieber Davis and a group of soilders are out to capture Geronimo. Crook later resigns from the army and is later replaced by General Nelson Miles. The next day Gatewood Sieber Davis and apache Chato come across some slaughtered Indians. then they stop at a bar but there are bounty hunters there and they threaten to kill Chato for money which results in a shootout in which Sieber is shot and mortally wounded. Gatewood Davis and Chato carry on to Capture Geronimo. Geronimo makes peace with Gatewood and surrenders along with the other apache to General Miles. Gatewood is transferred to a remote Garrison in North Wyoming while Davis resigns from the army.
Geronimo (1993)
, 1h40
Directed by Walter Hill, Roger Young
Origin USA
Genres War, Western
Actors Nick Ramus, Michael Greyeyes, August Schellenberg, Jimmy Herman, Eddie Spears, Geno Silva
Rating64% 3.2457353.2457353.2457353.2457353.245735
This script must be run from the command line
Trespass (1992)
, 1h37
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films, Disaster films
Actors Bill Paxton, Ice-T, William Sadler, Ice Cube, Art Evans, De'voreaux White
Rating62% 3.149933.149933.149933.149933.14993
Two Arkansas firemen, Vince (Bill Paxton) and Don (William Sadler), meet an hysterical old man in a burning building. The old man hands them a map, prays for forgiveness, then allows himself to be engulfed in flames. Outside the fire and away from everyone else, Don does a little research and finds out that the man was a thief who stole a large amount of gold valuables from a church and hid them in a building in East St. Louis. The two decide to drive there, thinking they can get there, get the gold, and get back in one day.