Rod Lurie

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rod Lurie (born May 15, 1962) is an Israeli-American director, screenwriter and former film critic

The Contender (2000)

The vice president is dead, and as the president makes his choice for a replacement, a secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival. When Senator Laine Hanson is nominated as the first woman in history to hold the office, hidden agendas explode into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Joan Allen  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Christian Slater

The vice president is dead, and as the president makes his choice for a replacement, a secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival. When Senator Laine Hanson is nominated as the first woman in history to hold the office, hidden agendas explode into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Joan Allen  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Christian Slater

The Last Castle (2001)

A court-martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  James Gandolfini  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Steve Burton

A court-martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  James Gandolfini  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Steve Burton

Deterrence (2000)

The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Kevin Pollak  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Sheryl Lee Ralph  •  Clotilde Courau

The President of the United States must deal with an international military crisis while confined to a Colorado diner during a freak snowstorm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Kevin Pollak  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Sheryl Lee Ralph  •  Clotilde Courau

Nothing But the Truth (2008)

When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert Burnside argues her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Matt Dillon  •  Angela Bassett  •  Alan Alda

When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert Burnside argues her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Matt Dillon  •  Angela Bassett  •  Alan Alda

I'm Paige Wilson (2007)

Events in the life of Paige Wilson, a pretty, bright 27-year-old congressional aide in Washington, D.C. This is an unaired television pilot for a potential series that would have been in The CW's 2007-2008 season of programming if it was picked up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Merle Dandridge  •  Jaime Ray Newman  •  Teddy Sears  •  Mary Page Keller

Events in the life of Paige Wilson, a pretty, bright 27-year-old congressional aide in Washington, D.C. This is an unaired television pilot for a potential series that would have been in The CW's 2007-2008 season of programming if it was picked up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Merle Dandridge  •  Jaime Ray Newman  •  Teddy Sears  •  Mary Page Keller

Straw Dogs (2011)

L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife, Amy, to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Kate Bosworth  •  Alexander Skarsgård  •  Laz Alonso

L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife, Amy, to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Kate Bosworth  •  Alexander Skarsgård  •  Laz Alonso

Heckler (2007)

HECKLER is a comedic feature documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed, Jamie Kennedy takes on hecklers and critics and ask some interesting questions of people such as George Lucas, Bill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Addis
CAST:  Stephen Burrows  •  Dave Attell  •  Criss Angel  •  Louie Anderson

HECKLER is a comedic feature documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed, Jamie Kennedy takes on hecklers and critics and ask some interesting questions of people such as George Lucas, Bill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Addis
CAST:  Stephen Burrows  •  Dave Attell  •  Criss Angel  •  Louie Anderson

Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Alan Alda  •  Teri Hatcher

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Alan Alda  •  Teri Hatcher

Killing Reagan (2016)

Killing Reagan explores the events surrounding the assassination attempt on president Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. Based on the best-selling book, the film begins in the final months leading up to the 1980 presidential election, and explores the challenges ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Cynthia Nixon  •  Kyle S. More  •  Joe Chrest

Killing Reagan explores the events surrounding the assassination attempt on president Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. Based on the best-selling book, the film begins in the final months leading up to the 1980 presidential election, and explores the challenges ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Cynthia Nixon  •  Kyle S. More  •  Joe Chrest

A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington (2012)

A survey of movies about politics, with clips from several films and interviews with filmmakers and actors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Rod Lurie  •  Bob Gale  •  James Carville  •  Rob Reiner

A survey of movies about politics, with clips from several films and interviews with filmmakers and actors.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Rod Lurie  •  Bob Gale  •  James Carville  •  Rob Reiner

The Angel of death (2003)

Based on the true story of Efren Saldivar, a California healthcare worker charged with the killing of dozens of elderly patients by injecting them with drugs that stopped their breathing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
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Based on the true story of Efren Saldivar, a California healthcare worker charged with the killing of dozens of elderly patients by injecting them with drugs that stopped their breathing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST: 

The Outpost (2020)

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Caleb Landry Jones  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Ernest Cavazos  •  Taylor John Smith

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Caleb Landry Jones  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Ernest Cavazos  •  Taylor John Smith

West Pointer

A cocky plebe who graduated top of his class in high school must now learn to navigate and compete at a storied place where every student was also the best in class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  K.J. Apa

A cocky plebe who graduated top of his class in high school must now learn to navigate and compete at a storied place where every student was also the best in class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  K.J. Apa