Mick Jackson

Mick Jackson is a British television and film director, television producer and author. He won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for Temple Grandin (film).

Chattahoochee (1989)

In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Frances McDormand  •  M. Emmet Walsh

In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Frances McDormand  •  M. Emmet Walsh

Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006)

Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Anjelica Huston and Stephen Dorff star in this nail-biting tale of action and intrigue about members of an elite undercover team who race against time to locate the source of a deadly virus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Blair Underwood  •  Danny Huston

Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Anjelica Huston and Stephen Dorff star in this nail-biting tale of action and intrigue about members of an elite undercover team who race against time to locate the source of a deadly virus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Blair Underwood  •  Danny Huston

L.A. Story (1991)

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Victoria Tennant  •  Richard E. Grant

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Victoria Tennant  •  Richard E. Grant

Live from Baghdad (2002)

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A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN was a 24-hour ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Joshua Leonard  •  Lili Taylor

A group of CNN reporters wrestle with journalistic ethics and the life-and-death perils of reporting during the Gulf War.A Directors Guild Award-winning movie for director Mick Jackson, starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter. In 1990, CNN was a 24-hour ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Joshua Leonard  •  Lili Taylor

The Bodyguard (1992)

A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who's threatened by a crazed fan. At first, the safety-obsessed bodyguard and the self-indulgent diva totally clash. But before long, all that tension sparks fireworks of another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Whitney Houston  •  Kevin Costner  •  Michele Lamar Richards  •  Ralph Waite

A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who's threatened by a crazed fan. At first, the safety-obsessed bodyguard and the self-indulgent diva totally clash. But before long, all that tension sparks fireworks of another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Whitney Houston  •  Kevin Costner  •  Michele Lamar Richards  •  Ralph Waite

The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)

Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, gets a new job at a research facility, makes a powerful enemy who makes him volunteer for a nearly impossible project: The $99 PC. The only available guys at the lab, three sociopaths, together they compile a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Adam Garcia  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Jake Busey  •  Enrico Colantoni

Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, gets a new job at a research facility, makes a powerful enemy who makes him volunteer for a nearly impossible project: The $99 PC. The only available guys at the lab, three sociopaths, together they compile a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Adam Garcia  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Jake Busey  •  Enrico Colantoni

Threads (1984)

Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long run effects of nuclear war on civilization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Karen Meagher  •  Reece Dinsdale  •  David Brierly  •  Rita May

Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long run effects of nuclear war on civilization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Karen Meagher  •  Reece Dinsdale  •  David Brierly  •  Rita May

Volcano (1997)

An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, working with a geologist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Anne Heche  •  Gaby Hoffmann  •  Don Cheadle

An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, working with a geologist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Anne Heche  •  Gaby Hoffmann  •  Don Cheadle

Life Story (1987)

Watson and Crick race to find the structure of DNA before Linus Pauling, Maurice Wilkins, or Rosalind Franklin can find the key to unlocking the secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Tim Pigott-Smith  •  Alan Howard  •  Juliet Stevenson

Watson and Crick race to find the structure of DNA before Linus Pauling, Maurice Wilkins, or Rosalind Franklin can find the key to unlocking the secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Tim Pigott-Smith  •  Alan Howard  •  Juliet Stevenson

Double Image (1986)

This film tells the true-life story of Yuri Nosenko, a top Soviet KGB agent who defected to the West at the height of the Cold War in 1962.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Josef Sommer  •  Ed Lauter  •  Oleg Rudnick

This film tells the true-life story of Yuri Nosenko, a top Soviet KGB agent who defected to the West at the height of the Cold War in 1962.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Josef Sommer  •  Ed Lauter  •  Oleg Rudnick

Temple Grandin (2010)

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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Julia Ormond  •  David Strathairn

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Claire Danes  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Julia Ormond  •  David Strathairn

The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)

During a blizzard in 1964, Dr. David Henry delivers his son Paul with the help of nurse Caroline. But when Henry realizes his wife is also carrying a girl with Down syndrome, he hands the second child over to Caroline without his wife's knowledge. Henry's fateful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Gretchen Mol  •  Krystal Hope Nausbaum

During a blizzard in 1964, Dr. David Henry delivers his son Paul with the help of nurse Caroline. But when Henry realizes his wife is also carrying a girl with Down syndrome, he hands the second child over to Caroline without his wife's knowledge. Henry's fateful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Gretchen Mol  •  Krystal Hope Nausbaum

Tuesdays with Morrie (1999)

Mitch became caught up with his career as a sport commentator and journalist. He ignored his girlfriend and did not make time to do things in life that are of the most value to a human being. Morrie was one of Mitch's professors in college and a famous scholar. One ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Hank Azaria  •  Wendy Moniz-Grillo  •  Caroline Aaron

Mitch became caught up with his career as a sport commentator and journalist. He ignored his girlfriend and did not make time to do things in life that are of the most value to a human being. Morrie was one of Mitch's professors in college and a famous scholar. One ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Hank Azaria  •  Wendy Moniz-Grillo  •  Caroline Aaron

Clean Slate (1994)

Pogue is a private eye with a problem: every morning when he wakes up, he has total amnesia, waking up with a 'blank slate'. Since he is in the middle of a hot investigation and has a developing romance, this is less than convenient.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Dana Carvey  •  Valeria Golino  •  James Earl Jones  •  Kevin Pollak

Pogue is a private eye with a problem: every morning when he wakes up, he has total amnesia, waking up with a 'blank slate'. Since he is in the middle of a hot investigation and has a developing romance, this is less than convenient.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Dana Carvey  •  Valeria Golino  •  James Earl Jones  •  Kevin Pollak

Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)

The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruelty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of abuse. One of the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  James Woods  •  Mercedes Ruehl  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Sada Thompson

The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruelty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of abuse. One of the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  James Woods  •  Mercedes Ruehl  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Sada Thompson

Denial (2016)

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Andrew Scott

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Rachel Weisz  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Timothy Spall  •  Andrew Scott

A Guide to Armageddon (1982)

A widely-acclaimed documentary film from 1982 about the effects of nuclear weapons, directed by Mick Jackson who went on to direct Threads two years later in 1984. What would be the effects on people and buildings if one medium-sized nuclear bomb was dropped on a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Ludovic Kennedy

A widely-acclaimed documentary film from 1982 about the effects of nuclear weapons, directed by Mick Jackson who went on to direct Threads two years later in 1984. What would be the effects on people and buildings if one medium-sized nuclear bomb was dropped on a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Ludovic Kennedy

How To Pick Up Girls! (1978)

A shy guy gets fired for dating his boss’ girlfriend. Taking advantage of his situation he writes a book on how to pick up chicks and on the way finds his love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson  •  Bill Persky
CAST:  Desi Arnaz Jr.  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Fred McCarren  •  Polly Bergen

A shy guy gets fired for dating his boss’ girlfriend. Taking advantage of his situation he writes a book on how to pick up chicks and on the way finds his love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson  •  Bill Persky
CAST:  Desi Arnaz Jr.  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Fred McCarren  •  Polly Bergen