Walter Hill

Walter Hill (born January 10, 1942) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Hill is known for male-dominated action films and revival of the Western. He said in an interview, "Every film I've done has been a Western," and elaborated in another, "The Western is ultimately a stripped down moral universe that is, whatever the dramatic problems are, beyond the normal avenues of social control and social alleviation of the problem, and I like to do that even within contemporary stories." Description above from the Wikipedia article Walter Hill (filmmaker), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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48 Hrs. (1982)

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A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Frank McRae

A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Frank McRae

Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the Ice Man. Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is scheduled to be released from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Nick Nolte  •  Brion James  •  Kevin Tighe

For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the Ice Man. Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is scheduled to be released from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Nick Nolte  •  Brion James  •  Kevin Tighe

Crossroads (1986)

A wanna-be blues guitar virtuoso seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician, Robert Johnson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Ralph Macchio  •  Joe Seneca  •  Jami Gertz  •  Joe Morton

A wanna-be blues guitar virtuoso seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician, Robert Johnson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Ralph Macchio  •  Joe Seneca  •  Jami Gertz  •  Joe Morton

Red Heat (1988)

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jim Belushi  •  Ed O'Ross  •  Peter Boyle

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jim Belushi  •  Ed O'Ross  •  Peter Boyle

Southern Comfort (1981)

A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Keith Carradine  •  Powers Boothe  •  Fred Ward  •  Franklyn Seales

A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Keith Carradine  •  Powers Boothe  •  Fred Ward  •  Franklyn Seales

Streets of Fire (1984)

Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Michael Paré  •  Diane Lane  •  Rick Moranis  •  Amy Madigan

Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Michael Paré  •  Diane Lane  •  Rick Moranis  •  Amy Madigan

Supernova (2000)

Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose body quickly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder  •  Walter Hill
CAST:  James Spader  •  Angela Bassett  •  Robert Forster  •  Lou Diamond Phillips

Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose body quickly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder  •  Walter Hill
CAST:  James Spader  •  Angela Bassett  •  Robert Forster  •  Lou Diamond Phillips

The Driver (1978)

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The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He promises pardons ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Bruce Dern  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Ronee Blakley

The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He promises pardons ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Bruce Dern  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Ronee Blakley

The Long Riders (1980)

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Keith Carradine  •  Robert Carradine  •  James Keach

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Keith Carradine  •  Robert Carradine  •  James Keach

The Warriors (1979)

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Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  James Remar  •  Michael Beck  •  David Patrick Kelly  •  Dorsey Wright

Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  James Remar  •  Michael Beck  •  David Patrick Kelly  •  Dorsey Wright

Trespass (1992)

Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their enemies. Vince sees ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Ice-T  •  William Sadler  •  Ice Cube

Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their enemies. Vince sees ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Ice-T  •  William Sadler  •  Ice Cube

Undisputed (2002)

Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten years in Sweetwater. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Ving Rhames  •  Peter Falk  •  Michael Rooker

Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten years in Sweetwater. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Ving Rhames  •  Peter Falk  •  Michael Rooker

Hard Times (1975)

In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  James Coburn  •  Jill Ireland  •  Strother Martin

In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  James Coburn  •  Jill Ireland  •  Strother Martin

Last Man Standing (1996)

John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith takes the law into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bruce Dern  •  William Sanderson  •  Christopher Walken

John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith takes the law into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bruce Dern  •  William Sanderson  •  Christopher Walken

Madso's War (2010)

When the boss of Boston's Irish mob abruptly skips town to escape a federal indictment, a low-level gangster gathers a group of petty crooks to seize control of the streets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Matthew Marsden  •  Kevin Chapman  •  Charlie Alejandro  •  Todd Bryant

When the boss of Boston's Irish mob abruptly skips town to escape a federal indictment, a low-level gangster gathers a group of petty crooks to seize control of the streets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Matthew Marsden  •  Kevin Chapman  •  Charlie Alejandro  •  Todd Bryant

Directed by John Ford (1971)

A documentary about the life and films of director John Ford.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Henry Fonda  •  John Ford

A documentary about the life and films of director John Ford.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Henry Fonda  •  John Ford

Bullet to the Head (2013)

After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Sung Kang  •  Sarah Shahi  •  Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Sung Kang  •  Sarah Shahi  •  Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Becoming John Ford (2007)

Portrait of film director John Ford, perhaps best known for re-inventing the Western, and generally considered one of America's greatest directors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Redman
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Peter Fonda  •  Janet Bergstrom  •  Lem Dobbs

Portrait of film director John Ford, perhaps best known for re-inventing the Western, and generally considered one of America's greatest directors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Redman
CAST:  Rudy Behlmer  •  Peter Fonda  •  Janet Bergstrom  •  Lem Dobbs

Wild Bill (1995)

Biopic about famous gunslinger Wild Bill Hickock. The early career of legendary lawman is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Ellen Barkin  •  John Hurt  •  Diane Lane

Biopic about famous gunslinger Wild Bill Hickock. The early career of legendary lawman is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Ellen Barkin  •  John Hurt  •  Diane Lane

Johnny Handsome (1989)

A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Forest Whitaker

A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Forest Whitaker
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