Renny Harlin

Renny Harlin born Lauri Mauritz Harjola, is a Finnish film director and producer, known for directing many action and horror movies. Harlin, best known for directing Die Hard 2, is a 4-time nominee for the infamous Golden Raspberry Award for worst film directing. He is, however, 86th on the list of highest grossing directors of all time (based on U.S. domestic gross revenue).

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice soon realizes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Tuesday Knight  •  Ken Sagoes  •  Rodney Eastman

Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice soon realizes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Tuesday Knight  •  Ken Sagoes  •  Rodney Eastman

Cliffhanger (1993)

Adventurous

A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who are looking for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  John Lithgow  •  Michael Rooker  •  Janine Turner

A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who are looking for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  John Lithgow  •  Michael Rooker  •  Janine Turner

Cutthroat Island (1995)

Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Matthew Modine  •  Frank Langella  •  Maury Chaykin

Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Matthew Modine  •  Frank Langella  •  Maury Chaykin

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Saffron Burrows  •  LL Cool J  •  Michael Rapaport

Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  Saffron Burrows  •  LL Cool J  •  Michael Rapaport

Die Hard 2 (1990)

Action-packedFast pacedFunnyThrilling

Off-duty cop John McClane is gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when, on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  William Sadler  •  Franco Nero

Off-duty cop John McClane is gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when, on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  William Sadler  •  Franco Nero

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have been built and then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  James D'Arcy  •  Julian Wadham

Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have been built and then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  James D'Arcy  •  Julian Wadham

Mindhunters (2004)

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Eion Bailey  •  Clifton Collins Jr.  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jonny Lee Miller

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Eion Bailey  •  Clifton Collins Jr.  •  Val Kilmer  •  Jonny Lee Miller

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

To the Los Angeles elite, Ford Fairlane is known as "Mr. Rock 'n' Roll Detective." This loudmouthed ladies' man serves an exclusive rock star clientele, who depend on his keen eye and smug discretion. So when a heavy-metal musician dies mid-concert, Fairlane is on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Andrew Dice Clay  •  Wayne Newton  •  Priscilla Presley  •  Morris Day

To the Los Angeles elite, Ford Fairlane is known as "Mr. Rock 'n' Roll Detective." This loudmouthed ladies' man serves an exclusive rock star clientele, who depend on his keen eye and smug discretion. So when a heavy-metal musician dies mid-concert, Fairlane is on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Andrew Dice Clay  •  Wayne Newton  •  Priscilla Presley  •  Morris Day

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Fast pacedAction-packedCleverFun

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Yvonne Zima  •  Craig Bierko

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Yvonne Zima  •  Craig Bierko

Driven (2001)

Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's romance with his arch rival's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Kip Pardue  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Til Schweiger  •  Estella Warren

Talented rookie race-car driver Jimmy Bly has started losing his focus and begins to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's romance with his arch rival's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Kip Pardue  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Til Schweiger  •  Estella Warren

Born American (1986)

Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun either. It's a nightmare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Mike Norris  •  Steve Durham  •  David Coburn  •  Thalmus Rasulala

Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun either. It's a nightmare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Mike Norris  •  Steve Durham  •  David Coburn  •  Thalmus Rasulala

The Legend of Hercules (2014)

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Kellan Lutz  •  Liam McIntyre  •  Gaia Weiss  •  Scott Adkins

In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to bear a son promised to overthrow the tyrannical rule of the king and restore peace to a land in hardship. But this prince, Hercules, knows nothing of his real identity or his destiny. He desires ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Kellan Lutz  •  Liam McIntyre  •  Gaia Weiss  •  Scott Adkins

Skiptrace (2016)

A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Yeon Jung-hoon  •  Fan Bingbing  •  Eric Tsang

A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Yeon Jung-hoon  •  Fan Bingbing  •  Eric Tsang

The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013)

In February of 1959, nine Russian hikers ventured into a remote area of the Ural Mountains. Two weeks later, all of them were found dead. What happened is a mystery that has baffled investigators and researchers for decades. It has become known as the Dyatlov Pass ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Gemma Atkinson  •  Richard Reid  •  Matt Stokoe  •  Holly Goss

In February of 1959, nine Russian hikers ventured into a remote area of the Ural Mountains. Two weeks later, all of them were found dead. What happened is a mystery that has baffled investigators and researchers for decades. It has become known as the Dyatlov Pass ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Gemma Atkinson  •  Richard Reid  •  Matt Stokoe  •  Holly Goss

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)

For decades, Freddy Krueger has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Farrands  •  Andrew Kasch
CAST:  Heather Langenkamp  •  Robert Englund  •  Wes Craven  •  Robert Shaye

For decades, Freddy Krueger has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Farrands  •  Andrew Kasch
CAST:  Heather Langenkamp  •  Robert Englund  •  Wes Craven  •  Robert Shaye

5 Days of War (2011)

An American journalist and his cameraman are caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia, a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help reunite her with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Rupert Friend  •  Val Kilmer  •  Andy García  •  Dean Cain

An American journalist and his cameraman are caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Rescuing Tatia, a young Georgian schoolteacher separated from her family during the attack, the two reporters agree to help reunite her with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Rupert Friend  •  Val Kilmer  •  Andy García  •  Dean Cain

12 Rounds (2009)

When New Orleans Police Detective Danny Fisher stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multimillion-dollar heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his revenge, taunting Danny with 12 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  John Cena  •  Aidan Gillen  •  Ashley Scott  •  Steve Harris

When New Orleans Police Detective Danny Fisher stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multimillion-dollar heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his revenge, taunting Danny with 12 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  John Cena  •  Aidan Gillen  •  Ashley Scott  •  Steve Harris

The Covenant (2006)

Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Steven Strait  •  Laura Ramsey  •  Jessica Lucas  •  Kyle Schmid

Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Steven Strait  •  Laura Ramsey  •  Jessica Lucas  •  Kyle Schmid

Prison (1987)

After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a former security guard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Chelsea Field  •  Lane Smith  •  Lincoln Kilpatrick

After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under the control of its new warden Eaton Sharpe, a former security guard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Chelsea Field  •  Lane Smith  •  Lincoln Kilpatrick

Cleaner (2007)

Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased crucial evidence, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Ed Harris  •  Eva Mendes  •  Luis Guzmán

Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased crucial evidence, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Ed Harris  •  Eva Mendes  •  Luis Guzmán
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