Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis (born November 21, 1946) is an American film director, producer and cinematographer, noted for the action films Code of Silence, The Fugitive, Chain Reaction, Collateral Damage, Above the Law and Under Siege. Born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, Davis has directed several films using Chicago as a backdrop. He is the son of actor Nathan Davis and Metta Davis and the brother of musician Richard "Richie" Peter Davis co-founder of the cover band Chicago Catz and Jo Ellen Friedman. After attending Harand Camp of the Theater Arts and Bowen High School, Davis went on to study journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It was not long before his interest in civil rights and anti-war issues converged with his growing interest in film-making. Davis was mentored by acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler with whom he worked on Medium Cool and began his film career as a cameraman on blaxploitation films like The Hit Man, Cool Breeze and The Slams in the 1970s. His first feature film as a director was the semi-biographical story, Stony Island. Davis has gone on to direct such films as The Fugitive, Under Siege, Above the Law (both starring Steven Segal), Code of Silence, Holes, The Package and The Guardian. Davis also directed the cutscenes for the videogame Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. In October 2006, he told a London press conference that he intends to make a film fusing the novels Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes and Tom Jones by ...

A Perfect Murder (1998)

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Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But she needs more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Michael P. Moran

Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But she needs more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Michael P. Moran

Above the Law (1988)

Nico Toscani is an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice—expert and thorough bone-crushing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Pam Grier  •  Henry Silva  •  Sharon Stone

Nico Toscani is an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice—expert and thorough bone-crushing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Pam Grier  •  Henry Silva  •  Sharon Stone

Chain Reaction (1996)

Two researchers in a green alternative energy project forced on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Fred Ward

Two researchers in a green alternative energy project forced on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Fred Ward

Collateral Damage (2002)

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Francesca Neri  •  Elias Koteas  •  Cliff Curtis

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Francesca Neri  •  Elias Koteas  •  Cliff Curtis

Holes (2003)

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Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jon Voight  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  Patricia Arquette

Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jon Voight  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  Patricia Arquette

The Fugitive (1993)

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Wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to death, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find the real killer and clear his name.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Sela Ward  •  Julianne Moore

Wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to death, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find the real killer and clear his name.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Sela Ward  •  Julianne Moore

Under Siege (1992)

This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned for every ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Busey  •  Erika Eleniak

This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned for every ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Busey  •  Erika Eleniak

The Guardian (2006)

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Sela Ward  •  Melissa Sagemiller

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Sela Ward  •  Melissa Sagemiller

The Final Terror (1983)

A group of friends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her turf, it becomes anything but a vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  John Friedrich  •  Adrian Zmed  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Ernest Harden Jr.

A group of friends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her turf, it becomes anything but a vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  John Friedrich  •  Adrian Zmed  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Ernest Harden Jr.

Stony Island (1978)

"Stony Island gives you a priceless look back at Chicago’s South Side neighborhood, at a time when very few films were made in within the city at all — and features a legion of legendary Chicago players (Gene Barge, Phil Upchurch, Larry Ball, Richie Davis, Tennyson ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Edward Stoney Robinson  •  Gene Barge  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Susanna Hoffs

"Stony Island gives you a priceless look back at Chicago’s South Side neighborhood, at a time when very few films were made in within the city at all — and features a legion of legendary Chicago players (Gene Barge, Phil Upchurch, Larry Ball, Richie Davis, Tennyson ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Edward Stoney Robinson  •  Gene Barge  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Susanna Hoffs

Steal Big Steal Little (1995)

Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts a battle between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Andy García  •  Alan Arkin  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Joe Pantoliano

Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So when Mona leaves her fortune and estate to Ruben it starts a battle between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Andy García  •  Alan Arkin  •  Rachel Ticotin  •  Joe Pantoliano

The Package (1989)

Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  John Heard

Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  John Heard

Code of Silence (1985)

A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Chuck Norris  •  Mike Genovese  •  Henry Silva  •  Bert Remsen

A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Chuck Norris  •  Mike Genovese  •  Henry Silva  •  Bert Remsen

Algren (2014)

Algren will spotlight the hard-knock life and authentic creative legacy of one of the most underrated writers of the twentieth century, Nelson Algren. Algren's brutally honest portrayal of the American underclass and his hard-nosed lifestyle became his pathway to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caplan
CAST:  Russell Banks  •  Billy Corgan  •  Andrew Davis  •  William Friedkin

Algren will spotlight the hard-knock life and authentic creative legacy of one of the most underrated writers of the twentieth century, Nelson Algren. Algren's brutally honest portrayal of the American underclass and his hard-nosed lifestyle became his pathway to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caplan
CAST:  Russell Banks  •  Billy Corgan  •  Andrew Davis  •  William Friedkin

The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase (2013)

Join Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pantoliano, director Andrew Davis and their collaborators in this stirring look at the creation of one of Hollywood's seminal thrillers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Don Brochu  •  Andrew Davis  •  Harrison Ford  •  Bob Herzberg

Join Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pantoliano, director Andrew Davis and their collaborators in this stirring look at the creation of one of Hollywood's seminal thrillers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Don Brochu  •  Andrew Davis  •  Harrison Ford  •  Bob Herzberg