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John Boorman
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Date of Birth: Jan 18, 1933

Country: UK

Biography: John Boorman (born 18 January 1933) is a British filmmaker who is a long time resident of Ireland and is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Deliverance, Zardoz, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General and The Tailor of Panama...(wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 23 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (19) | Writer (7) | Actor (5)
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Queen and Country (2014)
John Boorman tells the tale of his Korean War service.
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Sodankylä Ikuisesti (2010)
A four-part documentary about the Sodankylä film-festival in Finnish Lapland.
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Chris & Don. A Love Story (2007)
The love story between British writer, Christopher Isherwood (whose book 'The Berlin Stories' inspired the musical and film Cabaret) and Don Bachardy, American portrait artist.
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The Tiger
After a chance encounter, a Dubliner (Gleeson) is stalked by a murderous facsimile of himself. (imdb)
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Long Way Round (2004)
Long Way Round (2004) - TV Mini-Series
This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Alaska, before finally ending the journey in New York. The filming will be done by on board cameras and one ride along cameraman. (imdb)
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In My Country (2004)
A drama set against the backdrop of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, In My Country charts the lowest depths of pain and suffering and reveals the redeeming power of forgiveness and love. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Ruthless, seductive British spy Andy Osnard (Brosnan) may have been banished to Panama, but he's got a secret weapon -- Harry Pendel (Rush), a Cockney ex-con who has reinvented himself as a popular tailor to the rich and powerful of the country. Harry is famous for his storytelling as well as his suits, but this time Harry's yarn will give the arrogant Osnard his comeuppance. (Sony Pictures)
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The General (1998)
The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and members of his own team. (imdb)
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Ennio Morricone (1995)
A documentary exploring the life and work of the great Italian composer. (imdb)
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Lumière et compagnie (1995)
40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no synchronized sound was permitted, and (3) no more than three takes. The results run the gamut from Zhang Yimou's convention-thwarting joke to David Lynch's bizarre miniature epic. (imdb)
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Beyond Rangoon (1995)
Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma... (imdb)
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Where the Heart Is (1990)
Stewart McBain (Coleman) is a real-estate mogul who spends his living blowing up old buildings to make room to erect new buildings. All goes as planned for a new subdivision, until a group of protesters object to the destruction of one lonely, ugly building, called the Dutch House. Typically, the media is sent to the scene of the protest, and McBain appears on TV in a bad way. (imdb)
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Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman (1988)
An engagingly personal tribute that is strengthened and weakened by the approach. (imdb)
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Hope and Glory (1987)
A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2... (imdb)
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The Emerald Forest (1985)
After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.
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Excalibur (1981)
Another retelling of the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
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Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Pazuzu, the demon of the first movie, takes a shot at possessing victim Linda Blair once again. (imdb)
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Zardoz (1974)
In the far future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements. (imdb)
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Deliverance (1972)
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country. (imdb)
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Leo the Last (1970)
Prince Leo (Marcello Mastroianni), last in the line of rulers of a long-deposed monarchy on continental Europe and jaded with the frenetic search for kicks with the European jet-set, returns to his father's London town house for rest. With him are social-climber Margaret (Billie Whitelaw), to whom he is engaged, and Laszlo (Vladek Sheybal), who is planning a counter revolution which will restore Leo to the kingship of the monarchy. Leo is shocked to discover the one exclusive neighborhood has de (imdb)
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Hell in the Pacific (1968)
A shot-down American pilot finds his way to a small, unpopulated island where he hopes to find provisions... (imdb)
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Point Blank (1967)
Trying to help his gangster friend Reese, Walker is shot and left for dead by him and his own wife turning out to be Reese's lover (imdb)
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Having a Wild Weekend (1965)
Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their disappearance to generate more publicity for... meat. (imdb)
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