Mimi Leder

Miriam "Mimi" Leder (born January 26, 1952) is an American film director and producer noted for her action films and use of special effects. She was the first female graduate of the AFI Conservatory in 1973. Description above from the Wikipedia article Mimi Leder, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Deep Impact (1998)

A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Robert Duvall  •  Téa Leoni  •  Elijah Wood  •  Vanessa Redgrave

A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Robert Duvall  •  Téa Leoni  •  Elijah Wood  •  Vanessa Redgrave

Pay It Forward (2000)

Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Helen Hunt  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Jay Mohr

Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Helen Hunt  •  Haley Joel Osment  •  Jay Mohr

The Peacemaker (1997)

When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a crack Special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Marcel Iureș  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a crack Special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Marcel Iureș  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

House of Secrets (1993)

Marion Ravinel is trapped in an abusive spousal relationship. She forms a plan with her husband's former lover to kill him. However, the outcome turns out to be more than she planned on as she begins to believe that her husband has come back from the dead to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Melissa Gilbert  •  Bruce Boxleitner  •  Kate Vernon  •  Silas Cooper

Marion Ravinel is trapped in an abusive spousal relationship. She forms a plan with her husband's former lover to kill him. However, the outcome turns out to be more than she planned on as she begins to believe that her husband has come back from the dead to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Melissa Gilbert  •  Bruce Boxleitner  •  Kate Vernon  •  Silas Cooper

The Innocent (1994)

The owner of a drugstore is killed in a hold-up. The only witness who saw one of the murderers without his mask is Gregory, a nine year old autistic boy. Cop Barlow is sure they'll try to silence him. He tries to get him to draw a picture of the man he saw.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Polly Draper  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Jack Black

The owner of a drugstore is killed in a hold-up. The only witness who saw one of the murderers without his mask is Gregory, a nine year old autistic boy. Cop Barlow is sure they'll try to silence him. He tries to get him to draw a picture of the man he saw.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Polly Draper  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Jack Black

Marked for Murder (1993)

Mace Moutron, The Sandman, is released from prison to take part in a project where convicts assist the police in their job. Mace isn't used to playing by the rules, and he's frustrated with the corruption and impotence of the police. When he takes action against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Powers Boothe  •  Jay Acovone  •  Lou Liberatore  •  Richard Grove

Mace Moutron, The Sandman, is released from prison to take part in a project where convicts assist the police in their job. Mace isn't used to playing by the rules, and he's frustrated with the corruption and impotence of the police. When he takes action against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Powers Boothe  •  Jay Acovone  •  Lou Liberatore  •  Richard Grove

There Was a Little Boy (1993)

Julie and Gregg are about to become parents again, but they feel conflicted since their first child was kidnapped and never seen again. But the couple soon faces an even bigger shock. Julie's new bad-boy (really bad-boy) student may actually be her long-lost son! ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Cybill Shepherd  •  John Heard  •  Scott Bairstow  •  Elaine Kagan

Julie and Gregg are about to become parents again, but they feel conflicted since their first child was kidnapped and never seen again. But the couple soon faces an even bigger shock. Julie's new bad-boy (really bad-boy) student may actually be her long-lost son! ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Cybill Shepherd  •  John Heard  •  Scott Bairstow  •  Elaine Kagan

Baby Brokers (1994)

A woman (Cybill Shepherd) financially supports the natural parents in hope of adopting their newborn, but she discovers she is the victim of a scam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Cybill Shepherd  •  Nina Siemaszko  •  Anna Maria Horsford  •  Tom O'Brien

A woman (Cybill Shepherd) financially supports the natural parents in hope of adopting their newborn, but she discovers she is the victim of a scam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Cybill Shepherd  •  Nina Siemaszko  •  Anna Maria Horsford  •  Tom O'Brien

A Little Piece of Heaven (1991)

Will Loomis is living with his mentally handicapped sister Violet, who wants a younger child to play with, so Will 'kidnaps' one (and then another) child from the local children's home. The child is told it is dead and gone to heaven. Will and Violet try to make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Kirk Cameron  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Jenny Robertson  •  Ron McLarty

Will Loomis is living with his mentally handicapped sister Violet, who wants a younger child to play with, so Will 'kidnaps' one (and then another) child from the local children's home. The child is told it is dead and gone to heaven. Will and Violet try to make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Kirk Cameron  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Jenny Robertson  •  Ron McLarty

Thick as Thieves (2009)

A master thief recruits a notorious thief to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault in an effort to pull off one final job and repay his debt to the Russian mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Robert Forster

A master thief recruits a notorious thief to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault in an effort to pull off one final job and repay his debt to the Russian mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Radha Mitchell  •  Robert Forster

The 4%: Film's Gender Problem (2016)

Explores the hot-button issues around the striking gender gap in Hollywood. Both women and men in the entertainment industry share first-person insights, questions, and anecdotes about the place of women in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Suh
CAST:  Joey Soloway  •  Toni Collette  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Amy Heckerling

Explores the hot-button issues around the striking gender gap in Hollywood. Both women and men in the entertainment industry share first-person insights, questions, and anecdotes about the place of women in Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caroline Suh
CAST:  Joey Soloway  •  Toni Collette  •  Catherine Hardwicke  •  Amy Heckerling

John Doe (2002)

John Doe is an intelligent adventure series, named after the main character, albeit not by name: 'John Doe' is called thus because nobody knows the name of the man who literally fell from the sky, naked, in the sea near an obscure island. When Far Eastern fishermen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Dominic Purcell  •  Jayne Brook  •  John Marshall Jones  •  Sprague Grayden

John Doe is an intelligent adventure series, named after the main character, albeit not by name: 'John Doe' is called thus because nobody knows the name of the man who literally fell from the sky, naked, in the sea near an obscure island. When Far Eastern fishermen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Dominic Purcell  •  Jayne Brook  •  John Marshall Jones  •  Sprague Grayden

On the Basis of Sex (2018)

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Armie Hammer  •  Justin Theroux  •  Jack Reynor

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of sex discrimination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Felicity Jones  •  Armie Hammer  •  Justin Theroux  •  Jack Reynor

Woman With a Past (1992)

A woman lives a normal life with her second husband and her two sons of the first marriage. One day she is caught by her past and the film reveales in flashbacks her stations of life until the day the police found her in her new life: First marriage, alcohol ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Pamela Reed  •  Dwight Schultz  •  Richard Lineback  •  Carrie Snodgress

A woman lives a normal life with her second husband and her two sons of the first marriage. One day she is caught by her past and the film reveales in flashbacks her stations of life until the day the police found her in her new life: First marriage, alcohol ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Pamela Reed  •  Dwight Schultz  •  Richard Lineback  •  Carrie Snodgress

Rio Shannon (1993)

A widow and her family face new challenges when they relocate to a run-down guest ranch in New Mexico.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Blair Brown  •  Patrick Van Horn  •  Michael DeLuise  •  Shay Astar

A widow and her family face new challenges when they relocate to a run-down guest ranch in New Mexico.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Blair Brown  •  Patrick Van Horn  •  Michael DeLuise  •  Shay Astar

The Goree Girls

About one of the first all-female country bands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Christoph Mulai

About one of the first all-female country bands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  Christoph Mulai