David Dobkin

David Dobkin is a film director, producer and former screenwriter best known for directing Clay Pigeons, Shanghai Knights and Wedding Crashers.

Clay Pigeons (1998)

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Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with their sexual affairs. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Gregory Sporleder

Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with their sexual affairs. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Gregory Sporleder

Wedding Crashers (2005)

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John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Christopher Walken  •  Rachel McAdams

John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Christopher Walken  •  Rachel McAdams

Shanghai Knights (2003)

The dynamic duo of Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon return for another crazy adventure. This time, they're in London to avenge the murder of Chon's father, but end up on an even bigger case. Chon's sister is there to do the same, but instead unearths a plot to kill the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Owen Wilson  •  Fann Wong  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson

The dynamic duo of Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon return for another crazy adventure. This time, they're in London to avenge the murder of Chon's father, but end up on an even bigger case. Chon's sister is there to do the same, but instead unearths a plot to kill the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Owen Wilson  •  Fann Wong  •  Aaron Taylor-Johnson

The Judge (2014)

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A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Leighton Meester  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Leighton Meester  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

The Change-Up (2011)

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Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife, and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes, they switch bodies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Olivia Wilde  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Jason Bateman  •  Leslie Mann

Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife, and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes, they switch bodies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Olivia Wilde  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Jason Bateman  •  Leslie Mann

Fred Claus (2007)

Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to shut Santa down, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  John Michael Higgins  •  Miranda Richardson

Fred Claus and Santa Claus have been estranged brothers for many years. Now Fred must reconcile his differences with his brother whom he believes overshadows him. When an efficiency expert assesses the workings at the North Pole and threatens to shut Santa down, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  John Michael Higgins  •  Miranda Richardson

Mr. Woodcock (2007)

Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin  •  Craig Gillespie
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Seann William Scott  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Amy Poehler

Taken aback by his mother's wedding announcement, a young man returns home in an effort to stop her from marrying his old high school gym teacher, a man who made high school hell for generations of students.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin  •  Craig Gillespie
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Seann William Scott  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Amy Poehler

Lennon or McCartney (2014)

550 artists were interviewed over ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Schichter
CAST:  James Valentine  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Adam Lambert  •  Tom Hamilton

550 artists were interviewed over ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn't answer at all. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Schichter
CAST:  James Valentine  •  Aasif Mandvi  •  Adam Lambert  •  Tom Hamilton

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

Two small-town aspiring musicians chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where high stakes, scheming rivals and onstage mishaps test their bond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Dan Stevens

Two small-town aspiring musicians chase their pop star dreams at a global music competition, where high stakes, scheming rivals and onstage mishaps test their bond.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Rachel McAdams  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Dan Stevens

San Francisco State: On Strike (1969)

A need for national ethnic studies in colleges and social justice led to strikes at San Francisco State University.  (more)

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CAST:  Saul Rouda  •  David Dobkin

A need for national ethnic studies in colleges and social justice led to strikes at San Francisco State University.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Saul Rouda  •  David Dobkin