American Dreamer (1984)

RICK ROSENTHAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1984.  CBS Theatrical Films.  Story by Ann Biderman, Screenplay by David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by Jan de Bont, Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Doug Chapin.  Music by Lewis Furey.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Michael Kaplan.  Film Editing by Anne Goursaud. Made at the height of the popularity of eighties concept comedies,…

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National Treasure (2004)

JON TURTELTAUB Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Junction Entertainment, Saturn Films.  Story by Jim Kouf, Oren Aviv, Charles Segars, Screenplay by Jim Kouf, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jon Turteltaub.  Music by Trevor Rabin.  Production Design by Norris Spencer.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing by William Goldenberg….

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Rush Hour (1998)

BRETT RATNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1998.  New Line Cinema, Roger Birnbaum Productions.  Story by Ross LaManna, Screenplay by Jim Kouf, Ross LaManna. Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Arthur M. Sarkissian.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Robb Wilson King.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Mark Helfrich. One of the most fun…

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Class (1983)

LEWIS JOHN CARLINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  USA, 1983.  Orion Pictures.  Screenplay by Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt.  Cinematography by Ric Waite.  Produced by Martin Ransohoff.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Jack Poplin.  Costume Design by Donfeld, Jay Hurley, Mickey Antonetti.  Film Editing by Dennis Dolan, Stuart H. Pappé.   Ah, the eighties, when being rich and young in the movies was…

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Another Stakeout (1993)

JOHN BADHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Touchstone Pictures, Stakeout II Productions, Kouf/Bigelow Productions.  Screenplay by Jim Kouf, based on his characters. Cinematography by Roy H. Wagner.  Produced by Jim Kouf, Lynn Kouf, Cathleen Summers.  Music by Arthur B. Rubinstein.  Production Design by Lawrence G. Paull.  Costume Design by Stephanie Nolin.  Film Editing by Frank Morriss.   Half-baked sequel to…

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Stakeout (1987)

JOHN BADHAM Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Touchstone Pictures, Silver Screen Partners II, Cinderella.  Screenplay by Jim Kouf.  Cinematography by John Seale.  Produced by Jim Kouf, Cathleen Summers.  Music by Arthur B. Rubinstein.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by Mary E. Vogt.  Film Editing by Michael Ripps, Tom Rolf.   Fun action film stars perfectly cast Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio…

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