Peter Berg

Peter Berg (born March 11, 1964) is an American actor, film director, producer and writer. He is known for directing films such as Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, The Rundown, Hancock and Battleship. He is highly regarded for developing the television series Friday Night Lights, based on the film of the same name which he also directed. In his more recent career he has worked to bring to the big screen true stories of ordinary Americans placed into extraordinary situations (Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day). As an actor he is best known for his role as Dr. Billy Kronk on the 1990s-era CBS medical drama Chicago Hope. Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Berg, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Lone Survivor (2013)

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Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Taylor Kitsch  •  Emile Hirsch  •  Ben Foster

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Taylor Kitsch  •  Emile Hirsch  •  Ben Foster

A Midnight Clear (1992)

Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend Christmas together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keith Gordon
CAST:  Peter Berg  •  Kevin Dillon  •  Arye Gross  •  Ethan Hawke

Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend Christmas together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keith Gordon
CAST:  Peter Berg  •  Kevin Dillon  •  Arye Gross  •  Ethan Hawke

Collateral (2004)

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Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Mark Ruffalo

Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Mark Ruffalo

Cop Land (1997)

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

F.T.W. (1994)

A man and a woman running from their pasts are trapped on a collision course with the future. Frank T. Wells, a newly-released ex-con looking for a few acres of freedom on the rodeo circuit. Scarlett Stuart, a wild beautiful woman on the run from a bank robbery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Karbelnikoff
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Aaron Neville  •  Peter Berg  •  Brion James

A man and a woman running from their pasts are trapped on a collision course with the future. Frank T. Wells, a newly-released ex-con looking for a few acres of freedom on the rodeo circuit. Scarlett Stuart, a wild beautiful woman on the run from a bank robbery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Karbelnikoff
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Aaron Neville  •  Peter Berg  •  Brion James

Fire in the Sky (1993)

A group of men who were clearing brush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is treated as murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Lieberman
CAST:  D.B. Sweeney  •  Robert Patrick  •  Craig Sheffer  •  Peter Berg

A group of men who were clearing brush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is treated as murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Lieberman
CAST:  D.B. Sweeney  •  Robert Patrick  •  Craig Sheffer  •  Peter Berg

Friday Night Lights (2004)

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A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Lucas Black  •  Garrett Hedlund  •  Derek Luke

A small, turbulent town in Texas obsesses over their high school football team to an unhealthy degree. When the star tailback, Boobie Miles, is seriously injured during the first game of the season, all hope is lost, and the town's dormant social problems begin to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Lucas Black  •  Garrett Hedlund  •  Derek Luke

Girl 6 (1996)

A struggling actress in New York City takes a job as a phone sex operator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Theresa Randle  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Spike Lee  •  Jenifer Lewis

A struggling actress in New York City takes a job as a phone sex operator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Theresa Randle  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Spike Lee  •  Jenifer Lewis

Heavyweights (1995)

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Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a kindly couple who make the campers feel comfortable with their extra pounds. But when tyrannical fitness guru Tony buys the camp, he puts the kids on a cruel regimen that goes too far. Sick of the endless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Brill
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Aaron Schwartz  •  Kenan Thompson  •  Jerry Stiller

Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a kindly couple who make the campers feel comfortable with their extra pounds. But when tyrannical fitness guru Tony buys the camp, he puts the kids on a cruel regimen that goes too far. Sick of the endless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Brill
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Aaron Schwartz  •  Kenan Thompson  •  Jerry Stiller

Miracle Mile (1988)

After 30 years of searching, Harry has finally met the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, before they even have a chance to go on their first date, Harry intercepts some chilling news: WWIII has begun and nuclear missiles will destroy Los Angeles in less than an hour!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve De Jarnatt
CAST:  Anthony Edwards  •  Mare Winningham  •  John Agar  •  Lou Hancock

After 30 years of searching, Harry has finally met the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, before they even have a chance to go on their first date, Harry intercepts some chilling news: WWIII has begun and nuclear missiles will destroy Los Angeles in less than an hour!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve De Jarnatt
CAST:  Anthony Edwards  •  Mare Winningham  •  John Agar  •  Lou Hancock

Never on Tuesday (1989)

Matt and Eddie are two young men from the mid-west travelling to California to see the sights - primarily semi-clad women on beaches. They hop into their car and head off through the desert...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Rifkin
CAST:  Claudia Christian  •  Andrew Lauer  •  Peter Berg  •  Mark Garbarino

Matt and Eddie are two young men from the mid-west travelling to California to see the sights - primarily semi-clad women on beaches. They hop into their car and head off through the desert...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Rifkin
CAST:  Claudia Christian  •  Andrew Lauer  •  Peter Berg  •  Mark Garbarino

Shocker (1989)

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Michael Murphy  •  Mitch Pileggi  •  Sam Scarber  •  Camille Cooper

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Michael Murphy  •  Mitch Pileggi  •  Sam Scarber  •  Camille Cooper

The Great White Hype (1996)

When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Rev. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Hudlin
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Peter Berg  •  Corbin Bernsen

When the champ's promoter, Rev. Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The problem is that he isn't a boxer anymore and he's white. However, once Rev. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Hudlin
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Peter Berg  •  Corbin Bernsen

The Kingdom (2007)

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Chris Cooper  •  Jason Bateman

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Jennifer Garner  •  Chris Cooper  •  Jason Bateman

The Last Seduction (1994)

Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory convinces her husband, Clay, to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to Chicago, where she ensnares her next conquest, insurance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Linda Fiorentino  •  Bill Pullman  •  Peter Berg  •  J.T. Walsh

Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory convinces her husband, Clay, to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to Chicago, where she ensnares her next conquest, insurance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Linda Fiorentino  •  Bill Pullman  •  Peter Berg  •  J.T. Walsh

The Rundown (2003)

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When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections of Mariana, a mysterious Brazilian woman. With his steely disposition, Beck is a man of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Seann William Scott  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Christopher Walken

When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections of Mariana, a mysterious Brazilian woman. With his steely disposition, Beck is a man of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Seann William Scott  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Christopher Walken

Very Bad Things (1998)

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Kyle Fisher has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura, so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best buddies. But a drug and alcohol filled night on the town with a stripper who goes all the way, turns into a cold night in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Leland Orser  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Christian Slater

Kyle Fisher has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura, so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best buddies. But a drug and alcohol filled night on the town with a stripper who goes all the way, turns into a cold night in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Leland Orser  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Christian Slater

Corky Romano (2001)

Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veterinarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retrieve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for racketeering charges.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Pritts
CAST:  Chris Kattan  •  Vinessa Shaw  •  Peter Falk  •  Peter Berg

Corky Romano is a bumbling, simpleton, veterinarian and the youngest, outcast son of an aging gangster, named Pops Romano, who calls upon Corky to infiltrate the local FBI and retrieve and destroy evidence being used to incriminate Pops for racketeering charges.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Pritts
CAST:  Chris Kattan  •  Vinessa Shaw  •  Peter Falk  •  Peter Berg

Going Overboard (1989)

A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Valerie Breiman
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Burt Young  •  Scott LaRose  •  Tom Hodges

A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Valerie Breiman
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Burt Young  •  Scott LaRose  •  Tom Hodges

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
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