George Hickenlooper

George Hickenlooper (May 25, 1963 – October 29, 2010) was an American narrative and documentary filmmaker.

Factory Girl (2006)

In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a charismatic musician, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Sienna Miller  •  Guy Pearce  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Mena Suvari

In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves from Andy, and she has an affair with a charismatic musician, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Sienna Miller  •  Guy Pearce  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Mena Suvari

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

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A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  Fax Bahr
CAST:  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  John Milius  •  George Lucas

A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  Fax Bahr
CAST:  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Eleanor Coppola  •  John Milius  •  George Lucas

Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1994)

25 years after committing a double murder, Karl Childers is going to be released from an institution for the criminally insane. A local reporter comes to talk to him, and listens in horror about his life leading up to the crime. This is the short film that inspired ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Molly Ringwald  •  J.T. Walsh

25 years after committing a double murder, Karl Childers is going to be released from an institution for the criminally insane. A local reporter comes to talk to him, and listens in horror about his life leading up to the crime. This is the short film that inspired ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Molly Ringwald  •  J.T. Walsh

Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rodney Bingenheimer  •  Kim Fowley  •  Exene Cervenka  •  John Doe

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rodney Bingenheimer  •  Kim Fowley  •  Exene Cervenka  •  John Doe

The Big Brass Ring (1999)

Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Irène Jacob

Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Irène Jacob

Casino Jack (2010)

Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Kelly Preston  •  Hannah Endicott-Douglas  •  Rachelle Lefevre  •  Barry Pepper

Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Kelly Preston  •  Hannah Endicott-Douglas  •  Rachelle Lefevre  •  Barry Pepper

Corman's World (2011)

A chronicle of the long career of American filmmaker Roger Corman, the most tenacious and ingenious low-budget producer and director in the US film industry, a pioneer of independent filmmaking and discoverer of new talent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Stapleton
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Robert De Niro  •  Gary J. Tunnicliffe  •  Quentin Tarantino

A chronicle of the long career of American filmmaker Roger Corman, the most tenacious and ingenious low-budget producer and director in the US film industry, a pioneer of independent filmmaking and discoverer of new talent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Stapleton
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Robert De Niro  •  Gary J. Tunnicliffe  •  Quentin Tarantino

Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas (1991)

A visceral deconstruction of Academy Award nominated Peter Bogdanovich and the nervous breakdown he nearly had while shooting THE LAST PICTURE SHOW.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Antonia Bogdanovich  •  Sam Bottoms  •  Jeff Bridges

A visceral deconstruction of Academy Award nominated Peter Bogdanovich and the nervous breakdown he nearly had while shooting THE LAST PICTURE SHOW.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Antonia Bogdanovich  •  Sam Bottoms  •  Jeff Bridges

The Low Life (1995)

Yale graduate John has come to Hollywood to catch his big break. It hasn't happened yet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rory Cochrane  •  Sean Astin  •  Ron Livingston  •  Kyra Sedgwick

Yale graduate John has come to Hollywood to catch his big break. It hasn't happened yet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rory Cochrane  •  Sean Astin  •  Ron Livingston  •  Kyra Sedgwick

Grey Knight (1993)

Slave traders bring back evil voodoo entity that is accidently freed by the Confederate army during the Civil War. The entity possesses the bodies of the dead soldiers to create an army of its own bent on conquest, using the corpses of both the North and South.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Corbin Bernsen  •  Adrian Pasdar  •  Ray Wise  •  Cynda Williams

Slave traders bring back evil voodoo entity that is accidently freed by the Confederate army during the Civil War. The entity possesses the bodies of the dead soldiers to create an army of its own bent on conquest, using the corpses of both the North and South.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Corbin Bernsen  •  Adrian Pasdar  •  Ray Wise  •  Cynda Williams

Persons Unknown (1996)

When former cop and current security expert Jim Holland has a one night stand with Amanda after getting in her way roller-blading. That introduction turns out to be a well thought out plan by Amanda and her sister Molly, to obtain security codes. The girls and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Naomi Watts  •  J.T. Walsh

When former cop and current security expert Jim Holland has a one night stand with Amanda after getting in her way roller-blading. That introduction turns out to be a well thought out plan by Amanda and her sister Molly, to obtain security codes. The girls and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Naomi Watts  •  J.T. Walsh

Dogtown (1996)

Philip Van Horn, who left his small town a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor and hasn't had any success at that, returns to the town for a visit. There he is uniformally met like some kind of celebrity and movie star. He uses it to impress his (and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rory Cochrane  •  David Shackelford  •  Trevor St. John  •  Karen Black

Philip Van Horn, who left his small town a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor and hasn't had any success at that, returns to the town for a visit. There he is uniformally met like some kind of celebrity and movie star. He uses it to impress his (and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rory Cochrane  •  David Shackelford  •  Trevor St. John  •  Karen Black

The Man from Elysian Fields (2001)

A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Andy García  •  Mick Jagger  •  Julianna Margulies  •  Olivia Williams

A failed novelist's inability to pay the bills strains relations with his wife and leads him to work at an escort service where he becomes entwined with a wealthy woman whose husband is a successful writer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Andy García  •  Mick Jagger  •  Julianna Margulies  •  Olivia Williams

Monte Hellman - American Auteur (1997)

"This documentary persuasively positions cult figure Monte Hellman as emblematic of an entire generation of American directors. From UCLA film school and Roger Corman hireling to working with Jack Nicholson and independent filmmaking in the 1970s, to his subsequent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST: 

"This documentary persuasively positions cult figure Monte Hellman as emblematic of an entire generation of American directors. From UCLA film school and Roger Corman hireling to working with Jack Nicholson and independent filmmaking in the 1970s, to his subsequent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
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The Real Edie (2007)

A documentary about Edie Sedgwick, illustrated with photos of her and clips from "Factory Girl", narrated by her real-life friends and loved ones, including her brother Jonathan, cousin John Sedgewick, roommate Danny Fields, artists Richie Berlin and Gerard Malanga ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Danny Fields  •  Sam Green  •  Nat Finkelstein  •  Richie Berlin

A documentary about Edie Sedgwick, illustrated with photos of her and clips from "Factory Girl", narrated by her real-life friends and loved ones, including her brother Jonathan, cousin John Sedgewick, roommate Danny Fields, artists Richie Berlin and Gerard Malanga ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Danny Fields  •  Sam Green  •  Nat Finkelstein  •  Richie Berlin

The Big Brass Ring (1997)

George Hickenlooper filmed five pages (two scenes) from Orson Welles' screenplay of "The Big Brass Ring" in 1997 in the hope of attracting interest in the project. The feature film version was released in 1999.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST: 

George Hickenlooper filmed five pages (two scenes) from Orson Welles' screenplay of "The Big Brass Ring" in 1997 in the hope of attracting interest in the project. The feature film version was released in 1999.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
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