Jon Turteltaub

Jonathan Charles "Jon" Turteltaub is an American film director and producer. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is the son of television comedy writer Saul Turteltaub. He has directed several successful mainstream films for the Walt Disney Studios, including; 3 Ninjas (1992), Cool Runnings (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995), Phenomenon (1996), Instinct (1999), Disney's The Kid (2000), 2004's National Treasure, as well as its 2007 sequel National Treasure: Book of Secrets, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Turteltaub produced the CBS television series, Jericho, and also directed the first three episodes, "Pilot", "Fallout", and "Four Horsemen".

3 Ninjas (1992)

Each year, three brothers Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visits their Japanese grandfather, Mori Shintaro whom the boys affectionately refer to as Grandpa, for the summer. Mori is a highly skilled in the fields of Martial arts and Ninjutsu, and for years he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Victor Wong  •  Michael Treanor  •  Max Elliott Slade  •  Chad Power

Each year, three brothers Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visits their Japanese grandfather, Mori Shintaro whom the boys affectionately refer to as Grandpa, for the summer. Mori is a highly skilled in the fields of Martial arts and Ninjutsu, and for years he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Victor Wong  •  Michael Treanor  •  Max Elliott Slade  •  Chad Power

Cool Runnings (1993)

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When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Leon  •  Doug E. Doug  •  Rawle D. Lewis  •  Malik Yoba

When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Leon  •  Doug E. Doug  •  Rawle D. Lewis  •  Malik Yoba

Instinct (1999)

In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything—even put his very life on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Maura Tierney

In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything—even put his very life on the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Maura Tierney

National Treasure (2004)

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Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Diane Kruger  •  Sean Bean  •  Harvey Keitel

Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Diane Kruger  •  Sean Bean  •  Harvey Keitel

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

Benjamin Franklin Gates and Dr. Abigail Chase re-team with Riley Poole and, now armed with a stack of long-lost pages from John Wilkes Booth's diary, Ben must follow a clue left there to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Jon Voight  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ed Harris

Benjamin Franklin Gates and Dr. Abigail Chase re-team with Riley Poole and, now armed with a stack of long-lost pages from John Wilkes Booth's diary, Ben must follow a clue left there to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Jon Voight  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ed Harris

Phenomenon (1996)

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Robert Duvall

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Robert Duvall

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

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A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off railway tracks after he's mugged, but—while he's in a coma—his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Bill Pullman  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Peter Boyle

A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off railway tracks after he's mugged, but—while he's in a coma—his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Bill Pullman  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Peter Boyle

The Kid (2000)

Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. With Rusty's help, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Spencer Breslin  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Lily Tomlin

Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. With Rusty's help, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Spencer Breslin  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Lily Tomlin

Last Vegas (2013)

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Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Michael Douglas  •  Kevin Kline

Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Michael Douglas  •  Kevin Kline

Driving Me Crazy (1991)

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DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Thomas Gottschalk  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Milton Berle

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DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Thomas Gottschalk  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Milton Berle

Think Big (1989)

Two truckers hired to transport toxic waste across the country get caught up with a teen genius who stows away on their truck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Peter Paul  •  David Paul  •  Martin Mull  •  Ari Meyers

Two truckers hired to transport toxic waste across the country get caught up with a teen genius who stows away on their truck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Peter Paul  •  David Paul  •  Martin Mull  •  Ari Meyers

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Jay Baruchel  •  Monica Bellucci  •  Alfred Molina

Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Jay Baruchel  •  Monica Bellucci  •  Alfred Molina

The Meg (2018)

A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Li Bingbing  •  Rainn Wilson  •  Ruby Rose

A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Li Bingbing  •  Rainn Wilson  •  Ruby Rose

Whatever It Takes (1988)

A young couple moves to Hollywood to enter the music business.  (more)

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A young couple moves to Hollywood to enter the music business.  (more)

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