Against All Odds (1984)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 USA, 1984. Columbia Pictures, New Visions, Columbia-Delphi Productions. Screenplay by Eric Hughes, based on the screenplay Out Of The Past by Daniel Mainwaring, adapted from his novel. Cinematography by Donald E. Thorin. Produced by William S. Gilmore, Taylor Hackford. Music by Larry Carlton, Michel Colombier. Production Design…

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Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    Alternate title:  Bound By Honor USA, 1993.  Hollywood Pictures, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1, Vato De Atole Productions.  Story by Ross Thomas, Screenplay by Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jeremy Iacone, Floyd Mutrux.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by Jerry Gershwin, Taylor Hackford.  Music by Bill Conti.  Production Design by Bruno…

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The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.   USA/Germany, 1997.  Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Kopelson Entertainment, Taurus Film, Monarchy Enterprises B.V..  Screenplay by Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Andrew Neiderman.  Cinematography by Andrzej Bartkowiak.  Produced by Anne Kopelson, Arnon Milchan, Arnold Kopelson.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Judianna Makovsky.  Film Editing…

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The Comedian (2016)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  Cinelou Films, Linson Entertainment, Anvil Films, Mad Riot Entertainment.  Story by Art Linson, Screenplay by Art Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, Lewis Friedman.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Mark Canton, Taylor Hackford, Art Linson, John Linson, Courtney Solomon.  Music by Terence Blanchard.  Production Design by Kristi Zea.  Costume Design by Aude Bronson-Howard,…

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La Bamba (1987)

LUIS VALDEZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, New Visions.  Screenplay by Luis Valdez.  Cinematography by Adam Greenberg.  Produced by Bill Borden, Taylor Hackford.  Music by Miles Goodman, Carlos Santana.  Production Design by Vincent M. Cresciman.  Costume Design by Sylvia Vega-Vasquez.  Film Editing by Don Brochu, Sheldon Kahn.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.   Touching, energetic film biography of pop singer Richie Vallens, who…

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Parker (2013)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0 USA, 2013.  Incentive Filmed Entertainment, Sierra / Affinity, Alexander/ Mitchell Productions, Current Entertainment, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Anvil Films.  Screenplay by John J. McLaughlin, based on the novel Flashfire by Donald E. Westlake.  Cinematography by James M. Muro.  Produced by Les Alexander, Steven Chasman, Taylor Hackford, Sidney Kimmel, Jonathan Mitchell, Matthew H….

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Ray (2004)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB USA, 2004.  Universal Pictures, Bristol Bay Productions, Anvil Films, Baldwin Entertainment Group.  Story by Taylor Hackford, James L. White, Screenplay by James L. White.  Cinematography by Pawel Edelman.  Produced by Howard Baldwin, Karen Elise Baldwin, Stuart Benjamin, Taylor Hackford.  Music by Craig Armstrong.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Sharen Davis.  Film Editing by Paul…

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Proof Of Life (2000)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2000.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Bel Air Entertainment, Anvil Films.  Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, inspired by the article Adventures in the Ransom Trade by William Prochnau and the book The Long March To Freedom by Thomas Hargrove.  Cinematography by Slawomir Idziak.  Produced by Taylor Hackford, Charles Mulvehill.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by…

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Dolores Claiborne (1995)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1995.  Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation.  Screenplay by Tony Gilroy, based on the novel by Stephen King.  Cinematography by Gabriel Beristain.  Produced by Taylor Hackford, Charles Mulvehill.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by Bruno Rubeo.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Mark Warner.   One of Stephen King’s most fascinating stories is this…

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Everybody’s All-American (1988)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1988.  New Visions, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Thomas Rickman, based on the novel by Frank Deford.  Cinematography by Stephen Goldblatt.  Produced by Taylor Hackford, Ian Sander, Laura Ziskin.  Music by James Newton Howard.  Production Design by Joe Alves.  Costume Design by Theadora Van Runkle.  Film Editing by Don Zimmerman.   This enjoyable drama centres around the…

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Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll (1987)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1987.  Delilah Films.  Cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.  Produced by Stephanie Bennett, Chuck Berry.  Music by Keith Richards.  Production Design by Kim Colefax.  Costume Design by Dewey Perrigo.  Film Editing by Lisa Day.  National Board of Review Awards 1987.   Terrific concert film that gives viewers a personal glimpse of the man behind so much great…

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White Nights (1985)

TAYLOR HACKFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1985.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, New Visions, Delphi IV Productions.  Story by James Goldman, Screenplay by James Goldman, Eric Hughes.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by William S. Gilmore, Taylor Hackford.  Music by Michel Colombier.  Production Design by Philip Harrison.  Costume Design by Evangeline Harrison.  Film Editing by Fredric Steinkamp, William Steinkamp.  Academy Awards 1985.  Golden Globe Awards 1985.  …

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