Roger Donaldson

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Roger Donaldson (born 15 November 1945) is an Australian-born New Zealand film producer, director and writer who has made numerous successful movies. He was a co-founder of the New Zealand Film Commission. Description above from the Wikipedia Roger Donaldson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Bank Job (2008)

Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry recognises the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Saffron Burrows  •  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Daniel Mays

Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry recognises the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Saffron Burrows  •  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Daniel Mays

Cocktail (1988)

After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style, and Brian adopts his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Bryan Brown  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Lisa Banes

After being discharged from the Army, Brian Flanagan moves back to Queens and takes a job in a bar run by Doug Coughlin, who teaches Brian the fine art of bar-tending. Brian quickly becomes a patron favorite with his flashy drink-mixing style, and Brian adopts his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Bryan Brown  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Lisa Banes

Dante's Peak (1997)

Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, Harry, the mayor and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Charles Hallahan  •  Jamie Renée Smith

Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, Harry, the mayor and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Linda Hamilton  •  Charles Hallahan  •  Jamie Renée Smith

No Way Out (1987)

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Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sean Young  •  Will Patton

Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sean Young  •  Will Patton

Sleeping Dogs (1977)

Recluse Smith is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerrillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught between warring factions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Nevan Rowe  •  Ian Mune  •  Warren Oates

Recluse Smith is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerrillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught between warring factions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Nevan Rowe  •  Ian Mune  •  Warren Oates

Smash Palace (1981)

Al Shaw's life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the "Smash Palace". His French wife, Jacqui, doesn't appreciate the lack of attention due to Al's obsession with cars. When Al finds her in the arms of another man, he takes his daughter, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Bruno Lawrence  •  Anna Maria Monticelli  •  Greer Robson  •  Keith Aberdein

Al Shaw's life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the "Smash Palace". His French wife, Jacqui, doesn't appreciate the lack of attention due to Al's obsession with cars. When Al finds her in the arms of another man, he takes his daughter, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Bruno Lawrence  •  Anna Maria Monticelli  •  Greer Robson  •  Keith Aberdein

Species (1995)

In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Natasha Henstridge  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Michael Madsen  •  Alfred Molina

In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Natasha Henstridge  •  Ben Kingsley  •  Michael Madsen  •  Alfred Molina

The Bounty (1984)

The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Edward Fox

The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Edward Fox

The Recruit (2003)

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A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Colin Farrell  •  Bridget Moynahan  •  Gabriel Macht

A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Colin Farrell  •  Bridget Moynahan  •  Gabriel Macht

The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle—a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Iain Rea  •  Tessa Mitchell  •  Aaron Murphy

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle—a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Iain Rea  •  Tessa Mitchell  •  Aaron Murphy

Thirteen Days (2000)

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The story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962—the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missile bases established on the Soviet-allied island of Cuba.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Steven Culp  •  Dylan Baker

The story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962—the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missile bases established on the Soviet-allied island of Cuba.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Steven Culp  •  Dylan Baker

The Getaway (1994)

Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Kim Basinger  •  Michael Madsen  •  James Woods

Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Kim Basinger  •  Michael Madsen  •  James Woods

White Sands (1992)

A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Samuel L. Jackson

A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Samuel L. Jackson

The Guinea Pig Club

Surgeon Archie McIndoe risks his life and career to save injured British pilots during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Jeremy Irvine  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Kerry Fox

Surgeon Archie McIndoe risks his life and career to save injured British pilots during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Jeremy Irvine  •  Richard E. Grant  •  Kerry Fox

Seeking Justice (2011)

After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Guy Pearce  •  January Jones  •  Jennifer Carpenter

After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Guy Pearce  •  January Jones  •  Jennifer Carpenter

Cadillac Man (1990)

Joe's a car salesman with a problem—he has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two-timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Tim Robbins  •  Pamela Reed  •  Fran Drescher

Joe's a car salesman with a problem—he has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two-timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Tim Robbins  •  Pamela Reed  •  Fran Drescher

The November Man (2014)

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An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Luke Bracey  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Bill Smitrovich

An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Luke Bracey  •  Olga Kurylenko  •  Bill Smitrovich

Lawyers (2010)

Short film about a failed marriage proposal by Roger Donaldson.  (more)

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Short film about a failed marriage proposal by Roger Donaldson.  (more)

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McLaren (2017)

The story of New Zealander, Bruce McLaren, who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team, showing the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Dwayne Cameron  •  Mario Andretti  •  Alastair Caldwell  •  Jackie Stewart

The story of New Zealander, Bruce McLaren, who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team, showing the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Dwayne Cameron  •  Mario Andretti  •  Alastair Caldwell  •  Jackie Stewart

Marie (1985)

A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Keith Szarabajka  •  Morgan Freeman

A single mother takes a job with the government where she is confronted with corruption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Keith Szarabajka  •  Morgan Freeman
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