Jack Bender

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jack Bender is an American television and film director, actor, television producer and also a screenwriter. Bender was an executive producer and lead director on the ABC television series, Lost. He directed the series finale of Lost. Bender has also directed on other popular shows such as The Sopranos, Carnivàle, Alias and Boston Public. He has recently signed to direct Syfy's new pilot Alphas. As an actor, Bender has guest starred on All in the Family, The Bob Newhart Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He has co-starred in The Million Dollar Duck, Savage and McNaughton's Daughter

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The Lone Ranger (2003)

This version takes a look at the character in the years before he became a legend. It all begins with the introduction of Luke Hartman, a 20-year old Boston law student who witnesses the murder of his brother, a Texas Ranger. He himself is wounded in the midst of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Chad Michael Murray  •  Nathaniel Arcand  •  Anita Brown  •  Fay Masterson

This version takes a look at the character in the years before he became a legend. It all begins with the introduction of Luke Hartman, a 20-year old Boston law student who witnesses the murder of his brother, a Texas Ranger. He himself is wounded in the midst of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Chad Michael Murray  •  Nathaniel Arcand  •  Anita Brown  •  Fay Masterson

Hot Lead & Cold Feet (1978)

Twin brothers -- one rough and tough, the other a city-bred milquetoast -- compete for their father's fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Jim Dale  •  Karen Valentine  •  Don Knotts  •  Jack Elam

Twin brothers -- one rough and tough, the other a city-bred milquetoast -- compete for their father's fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Jim Dale  •  Karen Valentine  •  Don Knotts  •  Jack Elam

Child's Play 3 (1991)

Eight years have passed since the events of the second film. Chucky has been resurrected once again and seeks revenge on Andy, his former owner, who is now a teenager enrolled in military school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Justin Whalin  •  Perrey Reeves  •  Jeremy Sylvers  •  Travis Fine

Eight years have passed since the events of the second film. Chucky has been resurrected once again and seeks revenge on Andy, his former owner, who is now a teenager enrolled in military school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Justin Whalin  •  Perrey Reeves  •  Jeremy Sylvers  •  Travis Fine

The Dreamer of Oz (1990)

The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Courtney Barilla  •  Rue McClanahan

The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Courtney Barilla  •  Rue McClanahan

A Face to Die For (1996)

A scarred, unattractive young woman is conned into helping with a robbery of her employer. As a result, she is sent to prison, gets plastic surgery, and returns to seek revenge on those who wronged her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Yasmine Bleeth  •  James Wilder  •  Robin Givens  •  Richard Beymer

A scarred, unattractive young woman is conned into helping with a robbery of her employer. As a result, she is sent to prison, gets plastic surgery, and returns to seek revenge on those who wronged her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Yasmine Bleeth  •  James Wilder  •  Robin Givens  •  Richard Beymer

It Came From the Sky (1999)

Jarvis and Pepper crash land their small plane on the roof of the Bridges family. Pepper finds herself having a positive effect on the households' autistic son Andy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Yasmine Bleeth  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  John Ritter  •  JoBeth Williams

Jarvis and Pepper crash land their small plane on the roof of the Bridges family. Pepper finds herself having a positive effect on the households' autistic son Andy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Yasmine Bleeth  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  John Ritter  •  JoBeth Williams

Nothing Lasts Forever (1995)

Story of the personal lives and careers of three female doctors, from different backgrounds and walks of life, who work at a San Francisco county hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Gail O'Grady  •  Brooke Shields  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Gregory Harrison

Story of the personal lives and careers of three female doctors, from different backgrounds and walks of life, who work at a San Francisco county hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Gail O'Grady  •  Brooke Shields  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Gregory Harrison

The Perfect Tribute (1991)

A boy risks life and limb to travel across the war-torn southern states of America during the height of hostilities in the Civil War, hoping to visit his wounded brother in a field hospital on the other side of the country. His accidental meeting with Abraham ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Lukas Haas  •  Campbell Scott  •  Ed Flanders

A boy risks life and limb to travel across the war-torn southern states of America during the height of hostilities in the Civil War, hoping to visit his wounded brother in a field hospital on the other side of the country. His accidental meeting with Abraham ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Lukas Haas  •  Campbell Scott  •  Ed Flanders

Shattered Vows (1984)

At the age of 16 Mary becomes a nun. But she never gets used to the strict rules of her new life and when she falls in love with Father Tim, she wants to withdraw her vow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Valerie Bertinelli  •  David Morse  •  Caroline McWilliams  •  Millie Perkins

At the age of 16 Mary becomes a nun. But she never gets used to the strict rules of her new life and when she falls in love with Father Tim, she wants to withdraw her vow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Valerie Bertinelli  •  David Morse  •  Caroline McWilliams  •  Millie Perkins

Savage (1973)

A TV reporter investigates compromising photographs of a nominee to the Supreme Court.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Martin Landau  •  Barbara Bain  •  Will Geer  •  Paul Richards

A TV reporter investigates compromising photographs of a nominee to the Supreme Court.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Martin Landau  •  Barbara Bain  •  Will Geer  •  Paul Richards

The Tempest (1998)

An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Peter Fonda  •  John Glover  •  Harold Perrineau  •  Katherine Heigl

An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Peter Fonda  •  John Glover  •  Harold Perrineau  •  Katherine Heigl

Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (1994)

Brady Hawkes has to run to his son's rescue once again in this continuation of the Gambler stories. Jeremiah is now a young man who has become involved with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Brady pursues the gang in order to get Jeremiah out of the gang before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Kenny Rogers  •  Scott Paulin  •  Brett Cullen  •  Mariska Hargitay

Brady Hawkes has to run to his son's rescue once again in this continuation of the Gambler stories. Jeremiah is now a young man who has become involved with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Brady pursues the gang in order to get Jeremiah out of the gang before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Kenny Rogers  •  Scott Paulin  •  Brett Cullen  •  Mariska Hargitay

Deadly Messages (1985)

Laura Daniels, single and bored, finds new interest in life when she discovers an old ouija board. It appears, however, that the object's previous owner was murdered - and messages from beyond warn Laura that she may be next. 1985 made-for-TV thriller starring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Kathleen Beller  •  Michael Brandon  •  Dennis Franz  •  Kurtwood Smith

Laura Daniels, single and bored, finds new interest in life when she discovers an old ouija board. It appears, however, that the object's previous owner was murdered - and messages from beyond warn Laura that she may be next. 1985 made-for-TV thriller starring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Kathleen Beller  •  Michael Brandon  •  Dennis Franz  •  Kurtwood Smith

Sweet Dreams (1996)

A girl awakes from a coma to find her world has collapsed around her and she remembers nothing. But as she does remember she finds out all is not how it should be and someone is out to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Tiffani Thiessen  •  A Martinez  •  David Newsom  •  Amy Yasbeck

A girl awakes from a coma to find her world has collapsed around her and she remembers nothing. But as she does remember she finds out all is not how it should be and someone is out to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Tiffani Thiessen  •  A Martinez  •  David Newsom  •  Amy Yasbeck

Tricks of the Trade (1988)

Goody-two-shoe housewife and hooker accomplice search for husband's murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Cindy Williams  •  Markie Post  •  Chris Mulkey  •  James Whitmore

Goody-two-shoe housewife and hooker accomplice search for husband's murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Cindy Williams  •  Markie Post  •  Chris Mulkey  •  James Whitmore

My Little Assassin (1999)

1981: Marita Lorenz checks into an Havana hotel and, in a flashback, remembers 22 years' before. At 19, visiting Cuba from New York, she comes to the attention of Fidel Castro, the country's rebel president. He invites her to be his secretary and to be part of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Robert Davi  •  Scott Paulin

1981: Marita Lorenz checks into an Havana hotel and, in a flashback, remembers 22 years' before. At 19, visiting Cuba from New York, she comes to the attention of Fidel Castro, the country's rebel president. He invites her to be his secretary and to be part of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Robert Davi  •  Scott Paulin

Killing Mr. Griffin (1997)

The high school students didn't mean to kill Mr. Griffin. They wanted to make him suffer. But when their mean English teacher turns up dead, they have to find out who killed them before the police arrests them all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Scott Bairstow  •  Amy Jo Johnson  •  Mario López  •  Chris Young

The high school students didn't mean to kill Mr. Griffin. They wanted to make him suffer. But when their mean English teacher turns up dead, they have to find out who killed them before the police arrests them all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Scott Bairstow  •  Amy Jo Johnson  •  Mario López  •  Chris Young

Letting Go (1985)

Letting Go stars John Ritter as a widower and Sharon Gless as a lonely unmarried woman. They meet during a group-therapy session. Romance is inevitable, but the road to true happiness is pockmarked by a series of comic complications. Advertised as a straight ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Sharon Gless  •  Joe Cortese  •  Kit McDonough

Letting Go stars John Ritter as a widower and Sharon Gless as a lonely unmarried woman. They meet during a group-therapy session. Romance is inevitable, but the road to true happiness is pockmarked by a series of comic complications. Advertised as a straight ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Sharon Gless  •  Joe Cortese  •  Kit McDonough

Love Can Be Murder (1992)

Elizabeth Bentley is a successful lawyer who suddenly has some "punkish" daydreams of being "Rambo" right around the time her clueless boyfriend Brad asks her to marry him. After a therapy session, she quits her job to the surprise of her family and Brad, and goes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Jaclyn Smith  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Doug Hale  •  Tom Bower

Elizabeth Bentley is a successful lawyer who suddenly has some "punkish" daydreams of being "Rambo" right around the time her clueless boyfriend Brad asks her to marry him. After a therapy session, she quits her job to the surprise of her family and Brad, and goes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Jaclyn Smith  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Doug Hale  •  Tom Bower

Armed and Innocent (1994)

Based on a true story, an eleven year old boy left home alone, kills two intruders in self defense. He and his family then try to cope with the boy's anguish and the dead intruders' friends who want revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Kate Jackson  •  Gerald McRaney  •  Andrew Starnes  •  Jim Haynie

Based on a true story, an eleven year old boy left home alone, kills two intruders in self defense. He and his family then try to cope with the boy's anguish and the dead intruders' friends who want revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Kate Jackson  •  Gerald McRaney  •  Andrew Starnes  •  Jim Haynie
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