D. J. Caruso

D. J. Caruso is an American director and producer. Caruso has directed the films Disturbia, Two for the Money, Taking Lives, The Salton Sea, and Eagle Eye. He has also directed television episodes for shows such as The Shield, Over There, Smallville, and Dark Angel. He directed his first music video in 2007 for the song Don't Make Me Wait by This World Fair. He was also a guest judge on the FOX reality show On the Lot for the episode of May 28/29. In 2009 he directed the music video for Airborne Toxic Event, Sometime Around Midnight.

Disturbia (2007)

ScaryMind blowingAction-packedThrilling

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  David Morse

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  David Morse

Taking Lives (2004)

Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is a museum employee ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Gena Rowlands

Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is a museum employee ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Gena Rowlands

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Adam Goldberg  •  Luis Guzmán

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Adam Goldberg  •  Luis Guzmán

Two for the Money (2005)

Fantastical

A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Rene Russo  •  Armand Assante

A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Rene Russo  •  Armand Assante

Standing Up (2013)

InspiringIntenseGrippingCaptivating

Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they decide to take off, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Chandler Canterbury  •  Annalise Basso  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Val Kilmer

Based on one of the most beloved Young Adult novels of all time: Two kids are stripped naked and left together on an island in a lake - victims of a vicious summer camp prank; But rather than have to return to camp and face the humiliation, they decide to take off, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Chandler Canterbury  •  Annalise Basso  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Val Kilmer

I Am Number Four (2011)

Fantastical

A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly normal teen John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Alex Pettyfer  •  Timothy Olyphant  •  Teresa Palmer  •  Dianna Agron

A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly normal teen John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Alex Pettyfer  •  Timothy Olyphant  •  Teresa Palmer  •  Dianna Agron

Black Cat Run (1998)

A girl is in love with a gas station attendant and sees him against her father's wishes. The father is the sheriff and shortly after a confrontation with the boy friend, he is killed by escaped convicts and the daughter is kidnapped. Everyone, including the deputy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Patrick Muldoon  •  Peter Greene  •  Amelia Heinle  •  Russell Means

A girl is in love with a gas station attendant and sees him against her father's wishes. The father is the sheriff and shortly after a confrontation with the boy friend, he is killed by escaped convicts and the daughter is kidnapped. Everyone, including the deputy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Patrick Muldoon  •  Peter Greene  •  Amelia Heinle  •  Russell Means

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Ruby Rose  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Ice Cube

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Ruby Rose  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Ice Cube

Mind Prey (1999)

Mind Prey is an adaptation of the John Sandford mystery novel of the same name, featuring Sandford's famous detective Lucas Davenport. Andi Manette (Sheila Helley), a well respected psychiatrist, and her two daughters have been kidnapped and detective Lucas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Eriq La Salle  •  Luis Guzmán  •  Titus Welliver  •  Sheila Kelley

Mind Prey is an adaptation of the John Sandford mystery novel of the same name, featuring Sandford's famous detective Lucas Davenport. Andi Manette (Sheila Helley), a well respected psychiatrist, and her two daughters have been kidnapped and detective Lucas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Eriq La Salle  •  Luis Guzmán  •  Titus Welliver  •  Sheila Kelley

Eagle Eye (2008)

Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push them into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Michael Chiklis

Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push them into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Michelle Monaghan  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Michael Chiklis

The Disappointments Room (2016)

A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Michaela Conlin  •  Marcia De Rousse  •  Melissa Eastwood

A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Michaela Conlin  •  Marcia De Rousse  •  Melissa Eastwood

Shut In (2022)

A young single mother is held captive along with her two children by a violent ex and must plot their escape before it’s too late  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Rainey Qualley

A young single mother is held captive along with her two children by a violent ex and must plot their escape before it’s too late  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Rainey Qualley

Redeeming Love

A retelling of the biblical book of Hosea set against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush of 1850.  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Logan Marshall-Green  •  Abigail Cowen  •  Nina Dobrev  •  Famke Janssen

A retelling of the biblical book of Hosea set against the backdrop of the California Gold Rush of 1850.  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Logan Marshall-Green  •  Abigail Cowen  •  Nina Dobrev  •  Famke Janssen

Inside (2011)

Christina Perasso is a tough, resilient, 24-year old girl. She wakes up trapped in a room and has no idea where she is being held or who did this to her. She has been left access to her laptop. Through the use of an intermittent Wi-Fi signal, she reaches out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Emmy Rossum

Christina Perasso is a tough, resilient, 24-year old girl. She wakes up trapped in a room and has no idea where she is being held or who did this to her. She has been left access to her laptop. Through the use of an intermittent Wi-Fi signal, she reaches out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Emmy Rossum