Phil Joanou

Phil Joanou is an American film director. He is also well known for his work with Irish rock band U2, having directed their rockumentary/live tape Rattle and Hum, one of three videos filmed for "One", and the video for "All Because of You". Married to Ford Model Breann Nelson. The film Entropy (1999) was Joanou's own autobiography, wherein the director played by Stephen Dorff passes through many of the incidents of Joanou's own life.

Entropy (1999)

Entropy is the semi-autobiographical film by director which tells the story of a young director struggling to make a film for a despotic studio while his life falls apart around him. Along the way, he goes on tour with U2 to help them make a music video, gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Judith Godrèche  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Lauren Holly

Entropy is the semi-autobiographical film by director which tells the story of a young director struggling to make a film for a despotic studio while his life falls apart around him. Along the way, he goes on tour with U2 to help them make a music video, gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Judith Godrèche  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Lauren Holly

Final Analysis (1992)

A psychiatrist becomes romantically involved with the sister of one of his patients, but the influence of her controlling gangster husband threatens to destroy them both.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Kim Basinger  •  Uma Thurman  •  Eric Roberts

A psychiatrist becomes romantically involved with the sister of one of his patients, but the influence of her controlling gangster husband threatens to destroy them both.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Kim Basinger  •  Uma Thurman  •  Eric Roberts

Gridiron Gang (2006)

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Xzibit  •  L. Scott Caldwell  •  Leon Rippy

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Xzibit  •  L. Scott Caldwell  •  Leon Rippy

State of Grace (1990)

Hell's Kitchen, New York. Terry Noonan returns home after a ten-year absence. He soon reconnects with Jackie, a childhood friend and member of the Irish mob, and rekindles his love affair with Jackie's sister Kathleen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ed Harris  •  Robin Wright

Hell's Kitchen, New York. Terry Noonan returns home after a ten-year absence. He soon reconnects with Jackie, a childhood friend and member of the Irish mob, and rekindles his love affair with Jackie's sister Kathleen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ed Harris  •  Robin Wright

Three O'Clock High (1987)

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Nerdy high schooler Jerry Mitchell is assigned to write an article for the school paper about the infamous new delinquent transfer student, Buddy Revell. When Jerry accidentally invades Buddy's personal space and touches him, Buddy challenges Jerry to an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Casey Siemaszko  •  Annie Ryan  •  Richard Tyson  •  Stacey Glick

Nerdy high schooler Jerry Mitchell is assigned to write an article for the school paper about the infamous new delinquent transfer student, Buddy Revell. When Jerry accidentally invades Buddy's personal space and touches him, Buddy challenges Jerry to an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Casey Siemaszko  •  Annie Ryan  •  Richard Tyson  •  Stacey Glick

Heaven's Prisoners (1996)

A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Eric Roberts  •  Teri Hatcher

A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Eric Roberts  •  Teri Hatcher

The Punisher: Dirty Laundry (2012)

In a bad neighborhood, on his way to a laundromat to do his laundry, Frank Castle witnesses a ruthless street gang harassing several people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Ron Perlman  •  Sammi Rotibi  •  Karlin Walker

In a bad neighborhood, on his way to a laundromat to do his laundry, Frank Castle witnesses a ruthless street gang harassing several people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Ron Perlman  •  Sammi Rotibi  •  Karlin Walker

U2: Rattle and Hum (1988)

A concert movie on an unprecedented scale, Rattle And Hum captures U2 - on and off the stage - during their triumphant Joshua Tree tour. From the giant technicolour stadium celebrations to the black-and-white intensity of the indoor shows, this is U2 at their best. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Bono  •  The Edge  •  Larry Mullen Jr.  •  Adam Clayton

A concert movie on an unprecedented scale, Rattle And Hum captures U2 - on and off the stage - during their triumphant Joshua Tree tour. From the giant technicolour stadium celebrations to the black-and-white intensity of the indoor shows, this is U2 at their best. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Bono  •  The Edge  •  Larry Mullen Jr.  •  Adam Clayton

Age 7 in America (1991)

An adaption of the British TV series, this documentary chronicles the lives of a group of economically, racially and socially diverse 7-year olds living throughout America in 1990. The filmmakers will return every seven years to chronicle the children's growth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Meryl Streep

An adaption of the British TV series, this documentary chronicles the lives of a group of economically, racially and socially diverse 7-year olds living throughout America in 1990. The filmmakers will return every seven years to chronicle the children's growth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Meryl Streep

Ennio: The Maestro (2022)

Well-rounded portrait of Ennio Morricone, the most popular and prolific film composer of the 20th century, the one most loved by the international public, a two-time Oscar winner and the author of over five hundred unforgettable scores.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giuseppe Tornatore
CAST:  Ennio Morricone  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Bernardo Bertolucci

Well-rounded portrait of Ennio Morricone, the most popular and prolific film composer of the 20th century, the one most loved by the international public, a two-time Oscar winner and the author of over five hundred unforgettable scores.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Giuseppe Tornatore
CAST:  Ennio Morricone  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Bernardo Bertolucci

The Veil (2016)

The story springs from the real-world headlines of religious cults and mass suicides. With Veil, it begins 30 years ago, when members of a religious cult known as Heaven's Veil take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Thomas Jane  •  Lily Rabe  •  Shannon Woodward

The story springs from the real-world headlines of religious cults and mass suicides. With Veil, it begins 30 years ago, when members of a religious cult known as Heaven's Veil take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Thomas Jane  •  Lily Rabe  •  Shannon Woodward

Chris Tucker: Live (2015)

Comedian Chris Tucker performs live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Chris Tucker

Comedian Chris Tucker performs live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Chris Tucker

14 Up in America (1998)

US adaption of a classic UK documentary series called "Up". Part 1, made in 1991, followed a group of economically, racially and socially diverse 7-year-olds growing up in the early 90s America. They are now 14.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
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US adaption of a classic UK documentary series called "Up". Part 1, made in 1991, followed a group of economically, racially and socially diverse 7-year-olds growing up in the early 90s America. They are now 14.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
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