Donald Petrie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Donald Mark Petrie (born April 2, 1954)  is an American film director. Petrie was born in New York City, New York, the son of Dorothea (née Grundy), a television producer, actor, and novelist, and Daniel Petrie, a director.  Petrie has acted and guest-starred on television programs. His first directorial job was on the set of The Equalizer, a private detective TV series, in 1985. Since, he has directed films such as Mystic Pizza (1988), Grumpy Old Men (1993), The Favor (1994), Richie Rich (1994), The Associate (1996), Miss Congeniality (2000), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Welcome to Mooseport (2004), Just My Luck (2006) and My Life in Ruins (2009). Description above from the Wikipedia article Donald Petrie, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

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It’s the battle of wills, as Andie (Kate Hudson) needs to prove she can dump a guy in 10 days, whereas Ben (Matthew McConaughey) needs to prove he can win a girl in 10 days. Now, the clock is ticking - and the wildly entertaining comedy smash is off and running in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Kathryn Hahn  •  Annie Parisse

It’s the battle of wills, as Andie (Kate Hudson) needs to prove she can dump a guy in 10 days, whereas Ben (Matthew McConaughey) needs to prove he can win a girl in 10 days. Now, the clock is ticking - and the wildly entertaining comedy smash is off and running in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Kate Hudson  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Kathryn Hahn  •  Annie Parisse

Miss Congeniality (2000)

When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only female Agent at the office, she's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Michael Caine  •  Candice Bergen

When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only female Agent at the office, she's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Michael Caine  •  Candice Bergen

The Associate (1996)

Laurel Ayres is a businesswoman trying to make it but unfortunately she works at a investment firm where she does all the work but all the senior investors like Frank Peterson grab all the credit. She then leaves and starts her own firm. While trying to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Eli Wallach  •  Tim Daly

Laurel Ayres is a businesswoman trying to make it but unfortunately she works at a investment firm where she does all the work but all the senior investors like Frank Peterson grab all the credit. She then leaves and starts her own firm. While trying to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Eli Wallach  •  Tim Daly

The Favor (1994)

Kathy is married to Peter. Now she can't help but wonder how things could have been if she got together with her old boyfriend, Tom. Being married prevents from doing that so she asks her friend, Emily to go to him and see if she can sleep with him then tell Kathy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Harley Jane Kozak  •  Bill Pullman  •  Elizabeth McGovern

Kathy is married to Peter. Now she can't help but wonder how things could have been if she got together with her old boyfriend, Tom. Being married prevents from doing that so she asks her friend, Emily to go to him and see if she can sleep with him then tell Kathy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Harley Jane Kozak  •  Bill Pullman  •  Elizabeth McGovern

Mystic Pizza (1988)

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Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Annabeth Gish  •  Julia Roberts  •  Lili Taylor  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Annabeth Gish  •  Julia Roberts  •  Lili Taylor  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)

Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! Enter faithful butler ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  John Larroquette  •  Edward Herrmann  •  Christine Ebersole

Billionaire heir Richie Rich has it all, including Reggie Jackson as a batting coach and Claudia Schiffer as a personal trainer -- but no playmates. What's more, scoundrel Laurence Van Dough is scheming to take over the family empire. Uh-oh! Enter faithful butler ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  John Larroquette  •  Edward Herrmann  •  Christine Ebersole

Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

A US president who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  Gene Hackman  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Maura Tierney

A US president who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  Gene Hackman  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Maura Tierney

Grumpy Old Men (1993)

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For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent hijinks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Ann-Margret  •  Burgess Meredith

For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent hijinks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Ann-Margret  •  Burgess Meredith

Haywire (1980)

Based on the autobiography of Brooke Hayward, daughter of famous Broadway producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, who grows up in the glamorous, cruel and emotionally unstable world of her parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Lee Remick  •  Jason Robards  •  Deborah Raffin  •  Dianne Hull

Based on the autobiography of Brooke Hayward, daughter of famous Broadway producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, who grows up in the glamorous, cruel and emotionally unstable world of her parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Lee Remick  •  Jason Robards  •  Deborah Raffin  •  Dianne Hull

H.O.T.S. (1979)

Four girls spurned by the popular Sorority on campus decide to start their own and steal all the men on campus away from the house that rejected them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerald Seth Sindell
CAST:  Susan Kiger  •  Steve Bond  •  Lisa London  •  Pamela Jean Bryant

Four girls spurned by the popular Sorority on campus decide to start their own and steal all the men on campus away from the house that rejected them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerald Seth Sindell
CAST:  Susan Kiger  •  Steve Bond  •  Lisa London  •  Pamela Jean Bryant

The Hearse (1980)

A schoolteacher moves into her deceased aunt’s house in a small Californian town, and is harassed by unfriendly locals and a mysterious hearse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Bowers
CAST:  Trish Van Devere  •  Joseph Cotten  •  David Gautreaux  •  Donald Hotton

A schoolteacher moves into her deceased aunt’s house in a small Californian town, and is harassed by unfriendly locals and a mysterious hearse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Bowers
CAST:  Trish Van Devere  •  Joseph Cotten  •  David Gautreaux  •  Donald Hotton

Just My Luck (2006)

Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Lindsay Lohan  •  Samaire Armstrong  •  Chris Pine  •  Missi Pyle

Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Lindsay Lohan  •  Samaire Armstrong  •  Chris Pine  •  Missi Pyle

My Life in Ruins (2009)

A Greek tour guide named Georgia attempts to recapture her kefi (Greek for mojo) by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land. Along the way, she manages to open their eyes to the wonders of an exotic foreign ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Alexis Georgoulis  •  Alistair McGowan

A Greek tour guide named Georgia attempts to recapture her kefi (Greek for mojo) by guiding a ragtag group of tourists around Greece and showing them the beauty of her native land. Along the way, she manages to open their eyes to the wonders of an exotic foreign ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Nia Vardalos  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Alexis Georgoulis  •  Alistair McGowan

Opportunity Knocks (1990)

Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter supposed to watch ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Dana Carvey  •  James Tolkan  •  Robert Loggia  •  Todd Graff

Eddie and Lou are a couple of two-bit con men on the lam from a loan shark. They hide out in someone's house and they hear on the answering machine that (A) the owner of the house is out of the country for a month or two and (B) the housesitter supposed to watch ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Dana Carvey  •  James Tolkan  •  Robert Loggia  •  Todd Graff

Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)

From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. The story follows officer Murphy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Ken Wahl  •  Danny Aiello  •  Ed Asner

From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. The story follows officer Murphy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Ken Wahl  •  Danny Aiello  •  Ed Asner

My Favorite Martian (1999)

News producer, Tim O'Hara gets himself fired for unwillingly compromising his bosses' daughter during a live transmission. A little later, he witnesses the crashing of a small Martian spacecraft, realizing his one-time chance of delivering a story that will rock ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Christopher Lloyd

News producer, Tim O'Hara gets himself fired for unwillingly compromising his bosses' daughter during a live transmission. A little later, he witnesses the crashing of a small Martian spacecraft, realizing his one-time chance of delivering a story that will rock ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Christopher Lloyd

Little Italy (2018)

Former childhood pals Leo and Nikki are attracted to each other as adults—but will their feuding parents' rival pizzerias put a chill on their sizzling romance?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Emma Roberts  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Alyssa Milano  •  Danny Aiello

Former childhood pals Leo and Nikki are attracted to each other as adults—but will their feuding parents' rival pizzerias put a chill on their sizzling romance?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Emma Roberts  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Alyssa Milano  •  Danny Aiello

Voyager from the Unknown (1984)

It is 1984. Jeffrey Jones is an 11-year-old orphan entrusted to his uncle and aunt. One evening, Phineas Bogg crashes through his bedroom window. As the young boy's dog rushes to the intruder, he bites into the book in Bogg's hand. In the ensuing panic, while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Winrich Kolbe  •  James D. Parriott
CAST:  Jon-Erik Hexum  •  Meeno Peluce  •  Suzanne Barnes  •  Ed Begley Jr.

It is 1984. Jeffrey Jones is an 11-year-old orphan entrusted to his uncle and aunt. One evening, Phineas Bogg crashes through his bedroom window. As the young boy's dog rushes to the intruder, he bites into the book in Bogg's hand. In the ensuing panic, while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Winrich Kolbe  •  James D. Parriott
CAST:  Jon-Erik Hexum  •  Meeno Peluce  •  Suzanne Barnes  •  Ed Begley Jr.

Turner & Hooch (1990)

In 1990 NBC did a television pilot based on the 1989 film, "Turner And Hooch." It aired in the summer with another dog pilot, "Poochinski" under the banner, "Two Dog Night".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Thomas F. Wilson  •  Wendee Pratt  •  Bradley Mott  •  Al Fann

In 1990 NBC did a television pilot based on the 1989 film, "Turner And Hooch." It aired in the summer with another dog pilot, "Poochinski" under the banner, "Two Dog Night".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Thomas F. Wilson  •  Wendee Pratt  •  Bradley Mott  •  Al Fann