Ken Kwapis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ken Kwapis (born August 17, 1957) is an American film and television director and screenwriter. He specialized in the single-camera sitcom in the 1990s and 2000s and has directed feature films such as Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and He's Just Not That Into You.

He Said, She Said (1991)

Womanising, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a similarly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis  •  Marisa Silver
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Nathan Lane  •  Anthony LaPaglia

Womanising, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a similarly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis  •  Marisa Silver
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Nathan Lane  •  Anthony LaPaglia

Follow That Bird (1985)

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Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Waylon Jennings  •  Sandra Bernhard  •  John Candy  •  Caroll Spinney

Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Waylon Jennings  •  Sandra Bernhard  •  John Candy  •  Caroll Spinney

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

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Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first summer apart, the pals ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Amber Tamblyn  •  Alexis Bledel  •  America Ferrera  •  Blake Lively

Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first summer apart, the pals ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Amber Tamblyn  •  Alexis Bledel  •  America Ferrera  •  Blake Lively

Vibes (1988)

Medium Sylvia Pickel and psychometrist Nick Deezy meet at a psychic research facility in New York. Not long after, they're contacted by Harry Buscafusco, who offers them $50,000 to find his lost son in South America, in the heart of Incan territory where they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Cyndi Lauper  •  Peter Falk  •  Julian Sands

Medium Sylvia Pickel and psychometrist Nick Deezy meet at a psychic research facility in New York. Not long after, they're contacted by Harry Buscafusco, who offers them $50,000 to find his lost son in South America, in the heart of Incan territory where they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Cyndi Lauper  •  Peter Falk  •  Julian Sands

The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Fran Drescher  •  Michael Lerner  •  Ian McNeice

The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Fran Drescher  •  Michael Lerner  •  Ian McNeice

Dunston Checks In (1996)

Hotel manager Robert Grant is forced by his boss to postpone his family vacation when a hotel critic checks in. Trouble is, the critic is really a villainous jewel thief with an orangutan assistant named Dunston. When Dunston gets loose and tries to escape a life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Jason Alexander  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Eric Lloyd  •  Rupert Everett

Hotel manager Robert Grant is forced by his boss to postpone his family vacation when a hotel critic checks in. Trouble is, the critic is really a villainous jewel thief with an orangutan assistant named Dunston. When Dunston gets loose and tries to escape a life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Jason Alexander  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Eric Lloyd  •  Rupert Everett

Noah (1998)

Set sail for comedy with Disney's Noah - The humorous modern-day twist on the biblical story of Noah's Ark. Norman Waters (Tony Danza) is a hard working construction contractor out to make a quick buck by cutting corners, and too preoccupied with his scams to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Tony Danza  •  Wallace Shawn  •  Jane Sibbett  •  John Marshall Jones

Set sail for comedy with Disney's Noah - The humorous modern-day twist on the biblical story of Noah's Ark. Norman Waters (Tony Danza) is a hard working construction contractor out to make a quick buck by cutting corners, and too preoccupied with his scams to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Tony Danza  •  Wallace Shawn  •  Jane Sibbett  •  John Marshall Jones

A Walk in the Woods (2015)

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Nick Nolte  •  Emma Thompson  •  Nick Offerman

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Nick Nolte  •  Emma Thompson  •  Nick Offerman

Big Miracle (2012)

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Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is adapted from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  John Krasinski  •  Kristen Bell  •  Vinessa Shaw

Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is adapted from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  John Krasinski  •  Kristen Bell  •  Vinessa Shaw

The Beniker Gang (1985)

When his younger friends go up for adoption, threatening their extended family, an orphaned teen helps them discourage potential parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Andrew McCarthy  •  Jennifer Dundas  •  Charles Fields  •  Jeff Alan-Lee

When his younger friends go up for adoption, threatening their extended family, an orphaned teen helps them discourage potential parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Andrew McCarthy  •  Jennifer Dundas  •  Charles Fields  •  Jeff Alan-Lee

Sexual Life (2005)

Disparate individuals rationalize their infidelities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Azura Skye  •  Annie Heller  •  Carla Gallo  •  Tom Everett Scott

Disparate individuals rationalize their infidelities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Azura Skye  •  Annie Heller  •  Carla Gallo  •  Tom Everett Scott

He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

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Remember that really cute girl/guy who said they'd call – and didn't? Maybe they lost your number. Maybe they're in the hospital. Maybe they're awed by your looks, brains or success. Or maybe... They're just not that into you.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Ginnifer Goodwin

Remember that really cute girl/guy who said they'd call – and didn't? Maybe they lost your number. Maybe they're in the hospital. Maybe they're awed by your looks, brains or success. Or maybe... They're just not that into you.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Ginnifer Goodwin

License to Wed (2007)

Newly engaged, Ben and Sadie can't wait to start their life together and live happily ever after. However Sadie's family church's Reverend Frank won't bless their union until they pass his patented, "foolproof" marriage prep course consisting of outrageous classes, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Mandy Moore  •  John Krasinski  •  Eric Christian Olsen

Newly engaged, Ben and Sadie can't wait to start their life together and live happily ever after. However Sadie's family church's Reverend Frank won't bless their union until they pass his patented, "foolproof" marriage prep course consisting of outrageous classes, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Mandy Moore  •  John Krasinski  •  Eric Christian Olsen

Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary (2018)

The creators and actors from the TV show 'Freaks and Geeks' share their untold stories and pivotal moments from the making of the series that only aired for one season.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brent Hodge
CAST:  Judd Apatow  •  Linda Cardellini  •  Paul Feig  •  James Franco

The creators and actors from the TV show 'Freaks and Geeks' share their untold stories and pivotal moments from the making of the series that only aired for one season.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brent Hodge
CAST:  Judd Apatow  •  Linda Cardellini  •  Paul Feig  •  James Franco

Border Line (1999)

Allison Westlin, a Los Angeles-based immigration lawyer and single mother, investigates a murder with the help of private detective Mario Sparks and INS officer Dan McIvers. As the investigation continues and Westlin uncovers a human-smuggling ring, Westlin's nanny ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Sherry Stringfield  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Carl Lumbly  •  Len Cariou

Allison Westlin, a Los Angeles-based immigration lawyer and single mother, investigates a murder with the help of private detective Mario Sparks and INS officer Dan McIvers. As the investigation continues and Westlin uncovers a human-smuggling ring, Westlin's nanny ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Sherry Stringfield  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Carl Lumbly  •  Len Cariou

The Shaggs

Three sisters from New England form a groundbreaking rock band in 1968.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Elsie Fisher

Three sisters from New England form a groundbreaking rock band in 1968.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Elsie Fisher

Thelma

Follows John Kennedy Toole's mother, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Confederacy of Dunces. Toole died by suicide before finding a home for his masterpiece, and his mother Thelma, made it her life's mission.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Kathy Bates  •  John Malkovich  •  Lewis Pullman  •  Stephen Root

Follows John Kennedy Toole's mother, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Confederacy of Dunces. Toole died by suicide before finding a home for his masterpiece, and his mother Thelma, made it her life's mission.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Kathy Bates  •  John Malkovich  •  Lewis Pullman  •  Stephen Root