Brian Levant

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Brian Michael Levant (born August 6, 1952) is an American television and film director, writer and producer. Levant was born in Highland Park, Illinois. He started his career in 1977 as a writer for the TV series "The Jeffersons". He also wrote for, among other TV shows, Mork & Mindy, Still the Beaver, and Happy Days. He is best known for directing the films Beethoven, The Flintstones, Jingle All the Way and Are We There Yet?. Description above from the Wikipedia article Brian Levant, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Are We There Yet? (2005)

The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Years Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in Vancouver for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to the city from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Nia Long  •  Aleisha Allen  •  Philip Bolden

The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Years Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in Vancouver for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to the city from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Nia Long  •  Aleisha Allen  •  Philip Bolden

Beethoven (1992)

The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Charles Grodin  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Dean Jones  •  Nicholle Tom

The Newton family live in their comfortable home, but there seems to something missing. This "hole" is filled by a small puppy, who walks into their home and their lives. Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog... a St Bernard. Doctor Varnick, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Charles Grodin  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  Dean Jones  •  Nicholle Tom

Jingle All the Way (1996)

Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company, is constantly kept busy at his job, disappointing his son. After he misses his son's karate exposition, Howard vows to make it up to him by buying an action figure of his son's favorite television hero for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Phil Hartman  •  Sinbad  •  Rita Wilson

Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company, is constantly kept busy at his job, disappointing his son. After he misses his son's karate exposition, Howard vows to make it up to him by buying an action figure of his son's favorite television hero for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Phil Hartman  •  Sinbad  •  Rita Wilson

Snow Dogs (2002)

When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Sisqó  •  Nichelle Nichols  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Sisqó  •  Nichelle Nichols  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

The Flintstones (1994)

Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. But no good deed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Rick Moranis  •  Rosie O'Donnell

Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. But no good deed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Rick Moranis  •  Rosie O'Donnell

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

The Flintstones are at it again. The Flintstones and the Rubbles head for Rock Vegas with Fred hoping to court the lovely Wilma. Nothing will stand in the way of love, except for the conniving Chip Rockefeller who is the playboy born in Baysville but who has made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Mark Addy  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Kristen Johnston  •  Jane Krakowski

The Flintstones are at it again. The Flintstones and the Rubbles head for Rock Vegas with Fred hoping to court the lovely Wilma. Nothing will stand in the way of love, except for the conniving Chip Rockefeller who is the playboy born in Baysville but who has made ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Mark Addy  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Kristen Johnston  •  Jane Krakowski

Problem Child 2 (1991)

Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville. Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Michael J. Oliver  •  Jack Warden  •  Laraine Newman

Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville. Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Michael J. Oliver  •  Jack Warden  •  Laraine Newman

The Spy Next Door (2010)

Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau. And when one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Amber Valletta  •  Lucas Till  •  Jackie Chan  •  Billy Ray Cyrus

Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids, who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau. And when one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Amber Valletta  •  Lucas Till  •  Jackie Chan  •  Billy Ray Cyrus

A Christmas Story 2 (2012)

The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-American Christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy, mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Daniel Stern  •  Braeden Lemasters  •  Stacey Travis  •  Valin Shinyei

The original traditional one-hundred-percent red-blooded two-fisted all-American Christmas continues five years later with Ralphie, Randy, mom and the old man. This time Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Daniel Stern  •  Braeden Lemasters  •  Stacey Travis  •  Valin Shinyei

Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (2010)

Scooby-Doo and the gang are on the case when a mysterious lake monster starts scaring the guests at a summer resort in Erie Point, where Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy have taken on seasonal jobs to pay for a barn they accidentally burned down. But in addition to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Frank Welker  •  Robbie Amell  •  Hayley Kiyoko  •  Kate Melton

Scooby-Doo and the gang are on the case when a mysterious lake monster starts scaring the guests at a summer resort in Erie Point, where Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy have taken on seasonal jobs to pay for a barn they accidentally burned down. But in addition to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Frank Welker  •  Robbie Amell  •  Hayley Kiyoko  •  Kate Melton

Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (2009)

Unjustly accused of staging a spooky practical joke complete with ghosts, Daphne, Velma, Fred and Shaggy are suspended from Coolsville High. To clear their names, they team up to solve the supernatural mystery…and head straight into nonstop laughs and adventure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Frank Welker  •  Hayley Kiyoko  •  Kate Melton  •  Nick Palatas

Unjustly accused of staging a spooky practical joke complete with ghosts, Daphne, Velma, Fred and Shaggy are suspended from Coolsville High. To clear their names, they team up to solve the supernatural mystery…and head straight into nonstop laughs and adventure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Frank Welker  •  Hayley Kiyoko  •  Kate Melton  •  Nick Palatas

Sophia Grace & Rosie's Royal Adventure (2014)

Sophia Grace and Rosie are sent to Switzelvania as special correspondents tasked with covering the coronation of a new queen. Once there, they encounter three very different princesses competing for the throne. Together, the girls hatch a royal plot to help the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Sophia Grace Brownlee  •  Rosie McClelland  •  Anna Skellern  •  Sven Ruygrok

Sophia Grace and Rosie are sent to Switzelvania as special correspondents tasked with covering the coronation of a new queen. Once there, they encounter three very different princesses competing for the throne. Together, the girls hatch a royal plot to help the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Sophia Grace Brownlee  •  Rosie McClelland  •  Anna Skellern  •  Sven Ruygrok

Max 2: White House Hero (2017)

Max is assigned to the White House while Butch, the secret service dog, is on maternity leave. He meets TJ, a 12 year old boy, who is the President's son. Due to his father's high profile, he is trying hard to fit in and lead a normal life. During a state visit by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Zane Austin  •  Francesca Capaldi  •  Lochlyn Munro  •  Andrew Kavadas

Max is assigned to the White House while Butch, the secret service dog, is on maternity leave. He meets TJ, a 12 year old boy, who is the President's son. Due to his father's high profile, he is trying hard to fit in and lead a normal life. During a state visit by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  Zane Austin  •  Francesca Capaldi  •  Lochlyn Munro  •  Andrew Kavadas