Joe Carnahan

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Joseph Aaron "Joe" Carnahan (born May 9, 1969) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, producer and actor best known for his films Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane, Narc, Smokin' Aces and The A-Team. He is the brother of screenwriter Matthew Michael Carnahan.

Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane (1998)

To keep their struggling used-car dealership from closing, salesmen Sid and Bob agree to let a vintage 1963 Pontiac LeMans sit on their lot for two days in return for $250,000. Warned that the vehicle has been associated with many deaths already, Sid and Bob are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Mike Maas  •  Nick Fenske  •  Mark Priolo  •  Hugh McChord

To keep their struggling used-car dealership from closing, salesmen Sid and Bob agree to let a vintage 1963 Pontiac LeMans sit on their lot for two days in return for $250,000. Warned that the vehicle has been associated with many deaths already, Sid and Bob are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Mike Maas  •  Nick Fenske  •  Mark Priolo  •  Hugh McChord

Narc (2002)

When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman, an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Jason Patric  •  Lloyd Adams  •  Lina Giornofelice

When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman, an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Jason Patric  •  Lloyd Adams  •  Lina Giornofelice

Smokin' Aces (2006)

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When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Ray Liotta  •  Joseph Ruskin  •  Alex Rocco

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Ray Liotta  •  Joseph Ruskin  •  Alex Rocco

Ticker (2002)

The Driver drives a wounded diplomat, who carries a mysterious briefcase, while under helicopter attack. During the attack the briefcase is struck by a bullet, causing a display on it to begin counting down, and it to leak an unknown fluid from the bullet hole. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Don Cheadle  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Eli Danker

The Driver drives a wounded diplomat, who carries a mysterious briefcase, while under helicopter attack. During the attack the briefcase is struck by a bullet, causing a display on it to begin counting down, and it to leak an unknown fluid from the bullet hole. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Don Cheadle  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Eli Danker

Stretch (2014)

A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Jessica Alba  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Norman Reedus

A hard-luck limo driver struggling to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie takes on a job with a crazed passenger whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Chris Pine  •  Jessica Alba  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Norman Reedus

The Grey (2012)

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Following a grueling five-week shift at an Alaskan oil refinery, workers led by sharpshooter John Ottway, are flying home for a much-needed vacation. But a brutal storm causes their plane to crash in the frozen wilderness, and only eight men, including Ottway, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Dallas Roberts  •  Frank Grillo  •  Dermot Mulroney

Following a grueling five-week shift at an Alaskan oil refinery, workers led by sharpshooter John Ottway, are flying home for a much-needed vacation. But a brutal storm causes their plane to crash in the frozen wilderness, and only eight men, including Ottway, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Dallas Roberts  •  Frank Grillo  •  Dermot Mulroney

The A-Team (2010)

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A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus, and Lt. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Jessica Biel  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Patrick Wilson

A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus, and Lt. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Jessica Biel  •  Sharlto Copley  •  Patrick Wilson

Out of Print (2014)

A documentary exploring the importance of revival cinema and 35mm exhibition - seen through the lens of the patrons of the New Beverly Cinema - a unique and independent revival cinema in Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Marchese
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Seth Green  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Edgar Wright

A documentary exploring the importance of revival cinema and 35mm exhibition - seen through the lens of the patrons of the New Beverly Cinema - a unique and independent revival cinema in Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Marchese
CAST:  Kevin Smith  •  Seth Green  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Edgar Wright

Boss Level (2021)

A former special forces agent is trapped in a time loop and relives his death over and over again. To escape the terrible situation, he must track down those responsible and stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Frank Grillo  •  Mel Gibson  •  Naomi Watts  •  Michelle Yeoh

A former special forces agent is trapped in a time loop and relives his death over and over again. To escape the terrible situation, he must track down those responsible and stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Frank Grillo  •  Mel Gibson  •  Naomi Watts  •  Michelle Yeoh

A Moral Right: The Politics of Dirty Harry (2008)

Filmmakers, social scientists and authors take a provocative look at the moral, political and ethical themes of the Dirty Harry films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Shane Black  •  Jay Cocks  •  Tyne Daly  •  Peter Hyams

Filmmakers, social scientists and authors take a provocative look at the moral, political and ethical themes of the Dirty Harry films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Shane Black  •  Jay Cocks  •  Tyne Daly  •  Peter Hyams

The Evolution of Clint Eastwood (2008)

Follow Eastwood's career from television star to matinee idol to Oscar-winning director in this wide-ranging documentary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Michael Madsen  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Allen Hughes

Follow Eastwood's career from television star to matinee idol to Oscar-winning director in this wide-ranging documentary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Michael Madsen  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Allen Hughes

The Business End: Violence in Cinema (2008)

An unflinching look at the ongoing debate on violence in movies and its effect on the audience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Peter Hyams  •  Reni Santoni  •  John Milius

An unflinching look at the ongoing debate on violence in movies and its effect on the audience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Peter Hyams  •  Reni Santoni  •  John Milius

The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry (2008)

An in-depth look at Dirty Harry (1971), featuring interviews with such film artists as Michael Madsen, 'Hal Holbrook', John Milius, 'Shane Black' and John Badham.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Joe Carnahan  •  David Ayer  •  Shane Black  •  Michael Madsen

An in-depth look at Dirty Harry (1971), featuring interviews with such film artists as Michael Madsen, 'Hal Holbrook', John Milius, 'Shane Black' and John Badham.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Joe Carnahan  •  David Ayer  •  Shane Black  •  Michael Madsen

Copshop (2021)

On the run from a lethal assassin, a wily con artist devises a scheme to hide out inside a small-town police station. However, when the hit man turns up at the precinct, an unsuspecting rookie cop finds herself caught in the crosshairs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Frank Grillo  •  Gerard Butler  •  Alexis Louder  •  Toby Huss

On the run from a lethal assassin, a wily con artist devises a scheme to hide out inside a small-town police station. However, when the hit man turns up at the precinct, an unsuspecting rookie cop finds herself caught in the crosshairs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Frank Grillo  •  Gerard Butler  •  Alexis Louder  •  Toby Huss

Shadow Force

An estranged husband and wife with a bounty on their heads who must go on the run with their son to avoid their former employer – a unit of shadow ops that has been sent to kill them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Kerry Washington  •  Omar Sy

An estranged husband and wife with a bounty on their heads who must go on the run with their son to avoid their former employer – a unit of shadow ops that has been sent to kill them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Kerry Washington  •  Omar Sy

The Hire (2003)

Clive Owen plays "The Driver," a man who goes from place to place (in BMW automobiles), hired by various clients to provide driving or other services.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee  •  John Woo  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  John Frankenheimer  •  Guy Ritchie  •  Joe Carnahan  •  Tony Scott
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Maury Chaykin  •  Kathryn Morris  •  Don Cheadle

Clive Owen plays "The Driver," a man who goes from place to place (in BMW automobiles), hired by various clients to provide driving or other services.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee  •  John Woo  •  Wong Kar-wai  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  John Frankenheimer  •  Guy Ritchie  •  Joe Carnahan  •  Tony Scott
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Maury Chaykin  •  Kathryn Morris  •  Don Cheadle

Leo from Toledo

A former killer for the Kansas City mob, now hiding in witness protection and having trouble remembering simple things.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Frank Grillo  •  Mel Gibson

A former killer for the Kansas City mob, now hiding in witness protection and having trouble remembering simple things.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Frank Grillo  •  Mel Gibson

In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy (2008)

Films beget films. Filmmakers influence other filmmakers constantly. But the most influential filmmaker of all time is Alfred Hitchcock.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Alfred Hitchcock  •  Donald Spoto  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Mark Goldblatt

Films beget films. Filmmakers influence other filmmakers constantly. But the most influential filmmaker of all time is Alfred Hitchcock.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Alfred Hitchcock  •  Donald Spoto  •  Martin Scorsese  •  Mark Goldblatt