Irvin Kershner

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Irvin Kershner (April 29, 1923 – November 27, 2010) was an American film director and occasional actor, best known for directing quirky, independent films early in his career, and then Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Description above from the Wikipedia article Irvin Kershner , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Angus (1995)

Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised (along with the rest of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Read Johnson
CAST:  Perry Anzilotti  •  Kathy Bates  •  Robert Curtis Brown  •  Kevin Connolly

Angus is a large, pathetic 14 year old whose thoughts are most often filled with the image of one Melissa Lefevre. Angus is shy and thinks that he has no chance of ever 'getting' her. Being especially uncool, he is incredibly surprised (along with the rest of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Read Johnson
CAST:  Perry Anzilotti  •  Kathy Bates  •  Robert Curtis Brown  •  Kevin Connolly

Face in the Rain (1964)

An American spy hides in an apartment. But the woman who lives there is herself the mistress of a German Officer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Marina Berti  •  Rory Calhoun  •  Massimo Giuliani  •  Niall MacGinnis

An American spy hides in an apartment. But the woman who lives there is herself the mistress of a German Officer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Marina Berti  •  Rory Calhoun  •  Massimo Giuliani  •  Niall MacGinnis

The Hoodlum Priest (1961)

Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Don Murray  •  Larry Gates  •  Cindi Wood  •  Keir Dullea

Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Don Murray  •  Larry Gates  •  Cindi Wood  •  Keir Dullea

Loving (1970)

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  George Segal  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Keenan Wynn

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might still produce something worthwhile.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  George Segal  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Keenan Wynn

On Deadly Ground (1994)

Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land—just as long as it's making money for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Seagal
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Michael Caine  •  Joan Chen  •  John C. McGinley

Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land—just as long as it's making money for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Seagal
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Michael Caine  •  Joan Chen  •  John C. McGinley

Raid on Entebbe (1976)

Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 soldiers actually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Peter Finch  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  John Saxon

Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 soldiers actually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Peter Finch  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  John Saxon

RoboCop 2 (1990)

After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Belinda Bauer  •  John Glover  •  Gabriel Damon

After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Belinda Bauer  •  John Glover  •  Gabriel Damon

S*P*Y*S (1974)

Two CIA bunglers (Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould) botch a Soviet defection, then both sides mark them for termination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Elliott Gould  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Zouzou  •  Joss Ackland

Two CIA bunglers (Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould) botch a Soviet defection, then both sides mark them for termination.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Elliott Gould  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Zouzou  •  Joss Ackland

Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)

Three teens get into the drug business when they discover heroin in a stolen briefcase.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Yale Wexler  •  Jonathan Haze  •  Steven Marlo  •  Abby Dalton

Three teens get into the drug business when they discover heroin in a stolen briefcase.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Yale Wexler  •  Jonathan Haze  •  Steven Marlo  •  Abby Dalton

The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)

An out-of-work Irish immigrant in Montreal remains hopeful that his luck is about to change but his disillusioned family grow tired of his pigheadedness and instability.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Mary Ure  •  Liam Redmond  •  Leo Leyden

An out-of-work Irish immigrant in Montreal remains hopeful that his luck is about to change but his disillusioned family grow tired of his pigheadedness and instability.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Mary Ure  •  Liam Redmond  •  Leo Leyden

The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)

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Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the tribe's land only to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Gale Sondergaard  •  Geoffrey Lewis  •  Jorge Luke

Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the tribe's land only to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Gale Sondergaard  •  Geoffrey Lewis  •  Jorge Luke

The Young Captives (1959)

Two high-school teenagers on their way to Mexico to get married cross paths with a homicidal fugitive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Steven Marlo  •  Luana Patten  •  Tom Selden  •  Ed Nelson

Two high-school teenagers on their way to Mexico to get married cross paths with a homicidal fugitive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Steven Marlo  •  Luana Patten  •  Tom Selden  •  Ed Nelson

Up the Sandbox (1972)

A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  David Selby  •  Ariane Heller  •  Jacobo Morales

A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an explorer's demonstration of tribal fertility music at a party causing strange ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  David Selby  •  Ariane Heller  •  Jacobo Morales

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  David Prowse

The epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker, in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader is more determined than ever to capture Luke. Meanwhile, rebel leader Princess Leia, cocky Han Solo, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  David Prowse

Never Say Never Again (1983)

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 one more time to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Kim Basinger  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Barbara Carrera

James Bond returns as the secret agent 007 one more time to battle the evil organization SPECTRE. Bond must defeat Largo, who has stolen two atomic warheads for nuclear blackmail. But Bond has an ally in Largo's girlfriend, the willowy Domino, who falls for Bond ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Kim Basinger  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Barbara Carrera

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (2004)

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy is a 2004 documentary film directed by Kevin Burns and narrated by Robert Clotworthy. It documents the making of the original Star Wars trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns  •  Edith Becker
CAST:  Robert Clotworthy  •  Kenny Baker  •  Jim Bloom  •  Leo Braudy

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy is a 2004 documentary film directed by Kevin Burns and narrated by Robert Clotworthy. It documents the making of the original Star Wars trilogy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns  •  Edith Becker
CAST:  Robert Clotworthy  •  Kenny Baker  •  Jim Bloom  •  Leo Braudy

A Fine Madness (1966)

A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Jean Seberg  •  Colleen Dewhurst

A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Joanne Woodward  •  Jean Seberg  •  Colleen Dewhurst

Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Faye Dunaway  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Brad Dourif  •  René Auberjonois

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Faye Dunaway  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Brad Dourif  •  René Auberjonois

The Flim-Flam Man (1967)

Mordrcai Jones (George C. Scott) is a rural con artist (a 'flim flam man') who takes on a young army deserter Curley (Michael Sarrazin) as his protégé and teaches him the tricks of the trade. Sheriff Slade (Harry Morgan) is in hot pursuit of the pair and rich girl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Sue Lyon  •  Harry Morgan  •  Jack Albertson

Mordrcai Jones (George C. Scott) is a rural con artist (a 'flim flam man') who takes on a young army deserter Curley (Michael Sarrazin) as his protégé and teaches him the tricks of the trade. Sheriff Slade (Harry Morgan) is in hot pursuit of the pair and rich girl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Sue Lyon  •  Harry Morgan  •  Jack Albertson

Corman's World (2011)

A chronicle of the long career of American filmmaker Roger Corman, the most tenacious and ingenious low-budget producer and director in the US film industry, a pioneer of independent filmmaking and discoverer of new talent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Stapleton
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Robert De Niro  •  Gary J. Tunnicliffe  •  Quentin Tarantino

A chronicle of the long career of American filmmaker Roger Corman, the most tenacious and ingenious low-budget producer and director in the US film industry, a pioneer of independent filmmaking and discoverer of new talent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Stapleton
CAST:  Martin Scorsese  •  Robert De Niro  •  Gary J. Tunnicliffe  •  Quentin Tarantino
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