Peter Werner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Peter Werner (born January 17, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American television and film director. In 1977, Werner won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for directing the short film In the Region of Ice.[1]Since then he worked on primarily directing television amassing a number of television film credits namely Mama Flora's Family, Two Mothers for Zachary, Call Me Claus, Gracie's Choice, Mom at Sixteen and among other films. His television series credits include Ghost Whisperer, Medium, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, A Different World, The Wonder Years, Moonlighting and other series. He is the older brother of television producer Tom Werner. He is the father of Lillie, Katharine and James Werner. Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Werner, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mom at Sixteen (2005)

Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Danielle Panabaker  •  Jane Krakowski  •  Clare Stone  •  Tyler Hynes

Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Danielle Panabaker  •  Jane Krakowski  •  Clare Stone  •  Tyler Hynes

No Man's Land (1987)

A rookie cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of car thieves led by smooth and charming Ted. The rookie becomes too involved and starts to enjoy the thrill and lifestyle of the game, and becomes romanticly involved with the leaders sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Lara Harris  •  D. B. Sweeney  •  Randy Quaid

A rookie cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of car thieves led by smooth and charming Ted. The rookie becomes too involved and starts to enjoy the thrill and lifestyle of the game, and becomes romanticly involved with the leaders sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Lara Harris  •  D. B. Sweeney  •  Randy Quaid

We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)

Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Blythe Danner  •  Tammy Blanchard  •  Tom Guiry

Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Blythe Danner  •  Tammy Blanchard  •  Tom Guiry

The Four Diamonds (1995)

Christopher Millard was 14 years old when he died of cancer in 1972. Shortly before losing his battle, Chris wrote a story about a great knight named Sir Millard who sought out the four diamonds of Courage, Wisdom, Honesty and Strength in order to be released from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Tom Guiry  •  Christine Lahti  •  Kevin Dunn  •  Jayne Brook

Christopher Millard was 14 years old when he died of cancer in 1972. Shortly before losing his battle, Chris wrote a story about a great knight named Sir Millard who sought out the four diamonds of Courage, Wisdom, Honesty and Strength in order to be released from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Tom Guiry  •  Christine Lahti  •  Kevin Dunn  •  Jayne Brook

Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)

The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola Gay at Hiroshima ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Max von Sydow  •  Judd Nelson  •  Mako  •  Tamlyn Tomita

The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola Gay at Hiroshima ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Max von Sydow  •  Judd Nelson  •  Mako  •  Tamlyn Tomita

The 70s (2000)

Four friends, fresh from tragedy at Kent Sate, graduate from college and begin their adult lives during the turbulent 1970s. But Dexter (Guy Torry), Eileen (Vinessa Shaw), Byron (Brad Rowe) and Christie (Amy Smart) find their paths are heading in different ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Brad Rowe  •  Amy Smart  •  Vinessa Shaw  •  Guy Torry

Four friends, fresh from tragedy at Kent Sate, graduate from college and begin their adult lives during the turbulent 1970s. But Dexter (Guy Torry), Eileen (Vinessa Shaw), Byron (Brad Rowe) and Christie (Amy Smart) find their paths are heading in different ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Brad Rowe  •  Amy Smart  •  Vinessa Shaw  •  Guy Torry

Ned Blessing: The True Story Of My Life (1992)

A haggard cowboy reflects upon his life while awaiting his death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Daniel Baldwin  •  Luis Ávalos  •  Chris Cooper  •  Sean Baca

A haggard cowboy reflects upon his life while awaiting his death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Daniel Baldwin  •  Luis Ávalos  •  Chris Cooper  •  Sean Baca

The Pact (2002)

A pair of young lovers, one depressed, decide to end their lives together in a suicide pact.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Megan Mullally  •  Eric Lively  •  Henry Czerny  •  Bob Gunton

A pair of young lovers, one depressed, decide to end their lives together in a suicide pact.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Megan Mullally  •  Eric Lively  •  Henry Czerny  •  Bob Gunton

Tempting Fate (1998)

A man who is still mourning the death of the woman he loves, meets a man who says he created a machine that can bring anyone to a parallel world. He goes and sees the woman he loves is still alive in that world and wants to stay. But when he discovers that this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Tate Donovan  •  Abraham Benrubi  •  Matt Craven  •  Philip Baker Hall

A man who is still mourning the death of the woman he loves, meets a man who says he created a machine that can bring anyone to a parallel world. He goes and sees the woman he loves is still alive in that world and wants to stay. But when he discovers that this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Tate Donovan  •  Abraham Benrubi  •  Matt Craven  •  Philip Baker Hall

Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013)

"Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite what many thought to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Rob Lowe  •  Virginia Welch  •  Oscar Nunez  •  Elizabeth Mitchell

"Prosecuting Casey Anthony" reveals Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton’s inside story of the true crime drama that captivated and then shocked the nation when Caylee Anthony’s mother, Casey, was acquitted of killing her daughter, despite what many thought to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Rob Lowe  •  Virginia Welch  •  Oscar Nunez  •  Elizabeth Mitchell

The Substitute Wife (1994)

In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Farrah Fawcett  •  Lea Thompson  •  Peter Weller  •  Gail Cronauer

In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Farrah Fawcett  •  Lea Thompson  •  Peter Weller  •  Gail Cronauer

Bond of Silence (2010)

A widow's forgiveness. A killer's remorse. Bond of Silence is the true life story of a shocking murder and the amazing bond that came from it. Katy and Bob live a perfect life in a small close knit town. He's a respected lawyer, a renowned tri-athlete. She just had ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Kim Raver  •  Greg Grunberg  •  Charlie McDermott  •  Haley Ramm

A widow's forgiveness. A killer's remorse. Bond of Silence is the true life story of a shocking murder and the amazing bond that came from it. Katy and Bob live a perfect life in a small close knit town. He's a respected lawyer, a renowned tri-athlete. She just had ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Kim Raver  •  Greg Grunberg  •  Charlie McDermott  •  Haley Ramm

Front of the Class (2008)

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"Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  James Wolk  •  Treat Williams  •  Mike Pniewski  •  Patricia Heaton

"Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  James Wolk  •  Treat Williams  •  Mike Pniewski  •  Patricia Heaton

A Dog Named Christmas (2009)

A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Bruce Greenwood  •  Noel Fisher  •  Linda Emond  •  Sonja Bennett

A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family - and their whole rural community - to participate in a local shelter's inaugural "Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Bruce Greenwood  •  Noel Fisher  •  Linda Emond  •  Sonja Bennett

Girl, Positive (2007)

A popular high school girl finds out that a boy she slept with is HIV positive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Andrea Bowen  •  Jennie Garth  •  Erik von Detten  •  S. Epatha Merkerson

A popular high school girl finds out that a boy she slept with is HIV positive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Andrea Bowen  •  Jennie Garth  •  Erik von Detten  •  S. Epatha Merkerson

The Good Policeman (1991)

Isaac Seidel is a highly unconventional New York police-commissioner. He is well-abled in dealing with trouble at the headquarter, the maffia and situations in the streets. His loyalty to his profession and the city he so loves make him do the utmost to solve the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Ron Silver  •  Tony Lo Bianco  •  Blair Brown  •  Joanna Pacula

Isaac Seidel is a highly unconventional New York police-commissioner. He is well-abled in dealing with trouble at the headquarter, the maffia and situations in the streets. His loyalty to his profession and the city he so loves make him do the utmost to solve the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Ron Silver  •  Tony Lo Bianco  •  Blair Brown  •  Joanna Pacula

Snow Wonder (2005)

A suspiciously magical Christmas Eve snowstorm blows some small miracles into the lives of people around the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Poppy Montgomery  •  Julie Ann Emery  •  Camryn Manheim  •  Jennifer Esposito

A suspiciously magical Christmas Eve snowstorm blows some small miracles into the lives of people around the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Poppy Montgomery  •  Julie Ann Emery  •  Camryn Manheim  •  Jennifer Esposito

Two Mothers for Zachary (1996)

This fact-based TV movie takes place in Richmond, Virginia, the home of single mother Jody Shaffell. Appalled by the fact that Jody has come out of the closet and is living in an openly gay relationship with her female lover, Jody's mother Nancy sues to gain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Valerie Bertinelli  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Colleen Flynn  •  James Gammon

This fact-based TV movie takes place in Richmond, Virginia, the home of single mother Jody Shaffell. Appalled by the fact that Jody has come out of the closet and is living in an openly gay relationship with her female lover, Jody's mother Nancy sues to gain ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Valerie Bertinelli  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Colleen Flynn  •  James Gammon

The Image (1990)

When career-focused journalist's investigation indirectly causes a suicide, he questions his own methods and life in general.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  John Mahoney  •  Kathy Baker  •  Swoosie Kurtz

When career-focused journalist's investigation indirectly causes a suicide, he questions his own methods and life in general.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  John Mahoney  •  Kathy Baker  •  Swoosie Kurtz

LBJ: The Early Years (1987)

LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Johnson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Randy Quaid  •  Patti LuPone  •  Pat Hingle  •  Barry Corbin

LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Johnson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Werner
CAST:  Randy Quaid  •  Patti LuPone  •  Pat Hingle  •  Barry Corbin
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