Stephen Herek

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stephen Robert Herek (born November 10, 1958) is an American film director. Herek was born in San Antonio, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin. His career as film director took off in 1986 with Critters followed by Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure where he worked with Keanu Reeves in 1989. He directed Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead in 1991, followed by The Mighty Ducks in 1992, The Three Musketeers in 1993, Mr. Holland's Opus in 1995 and 101 Dalmatians in 1996. Herek also directed the 2001 movie Rock Star, a film about a rockstar wannabe and the evolution of a fictional rock group Steel Dragon mimicking that of Judas Priest. The film starred Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston, and was produced by George Clooney. Description above from the Wikipedia article Stephen Herek, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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101 Dalmatians (1996)

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Joely Richardson  •  Joan Plowright

An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Joely Richardson  •  Joan Plowright

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

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Bill and Ted are high school buddies starting a band. They are also about to fail their history class—which means Ted would be sent to military school—but receive help from Rufus, a traveller from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Alex Winter  •  George Carlin  •  Dan Shor

Bill and Ted are high school buddies starting a band. They are also about to fail their history class—which means Ted would be sent to military school—but receive help from Rufus, a traveller from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Alex Winter  •  George Carlin  •  Dan Shor

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)

Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Christina Applegate  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Josh Charles  •  Keith Coogan

Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Christina Applegate  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Josh Charles  •  Keith Coogan

Holy Man (1998)

Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Kelly Preston  •  Robert Loggia

Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Kelly Preston  •  Robert Loggia

Life or Something Like It (2002)

A reporter Lanie Kerrigan interviews a psychic homeless man for a fluff piece about a football game's score. Instead he tells her that her life has no meaning and is going to end in just a few days, which sparks her to action, trying to change the pattern of her life...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Edward Burns  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Christian Kane

A reporter Lanie Kerrigan interviews a psychic homeless man for a fluff piece about a football game's score. Instead he tells her that her life has no meaning and is going to end in just a few days, which sparks her to action, trying to change the pattern of her life...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Edward Burns  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Christian Kane

Man of the House (2005)

Texas Ranger Roland Sharp is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Christina Milian  •  Paula Garcés

Texas Ranger Roland Sharp is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Christina Milian  •  Paula Garcés

Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)

In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Glenne Headly  •  Jay Thomas  •  Olympia Dukakis

In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Glenne Headly  •  Jay Thomas  •  Olympia Dukakis

The Mighty Ducks (1992)

After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn't eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings with his own former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Joss Ackland  •  Lane Smith  •  Heidi Kling

After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn't eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings with his own former ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Joss Ackland  •  Lane Smith  •  Heidi Kling

Rock Star (2001)

A wannabe rock star who fronts a Pennsylvania-based tribute band is devastated when his kick him out of the group he founded. Things begin to look up for Izzy when he is asked to join Steel Dragon, the heavy metal rockers he had been imitating for so long. This ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jason Flemyng  •  Dominic West

A wannabe rock star who fronts a Pennsylvania-based tribute band is devastated when his kick him out of the group he founded. Things begin to look up for Izzy when he is asked to join Steel Dragon, the heavy metal rockers he had been imitating for so long. This ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jason Flemyng  •  Dominic West

The Three Musketeers (1993)

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D'Artagnan travels to Paris hoping to become a musketeer, one of the French king's elite bodyguards, only to discover that the corps has been disbanded by conniving Cardinal Richelieu, who secretly hopes to usurp the throne. Fortunately, Athos, Porthos and Aramis ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Oliver Platt

D'Artagnan travels to Paris hoping to become a musketeer, one of the French king's elite bodyguards, only to discover that the corps has been disbanded by conniving Cardinal Richelieu, who secretly hopes to usurp the throne. Fortunately, Athos, Porthos and Aramis ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Oliver Platt

The Cutting Edge: Fire & Ice (2010)

Alexandra "Alex" Delgado, a pairs figure skater, found her career come to an abrupt halt after her partner (on and off the ice) became injured. As their love affair cooled, a heartbroken Alex stopped competing and turned to teaching. Enter James Van Behr the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Brendan Fehr  •  Russell Yuen  •  Zhenhu Han  •  Stephen Amell

Alexandra "Alex" Delgado, a pairs figure skater, found her career come to an abrupt halt after her partner (on and off the ice) became injured. As their love affair cooled, a heartbroken Alex stopped competing and turned to teaching. Enter James Van Behr the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Brendan Fehr  •  Russell Yuen  •  Zhenhu Han  •  Stephen Amell

The Chaperone (2011)

An ex-con on the run from his criminal past, hides out from those he ratted on by chaperoning a field trip to New Orleans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Paul Michael Lévesque  •  Kevin Corrigan  •  José Zúñiga  •  Kevin Rankin

An ex-con on the run from his criminal past, hides out from those he ratted on by chaperoning a field trip to New Orleans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Paul Michael Lévesque  •  Kevin Corrigan  •  José Zúñiga  •  Kevin Rankin

Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (2009)

A 100 year history of the development of movie marketing, reflecting technical improvements, audience taste and cultural sensibilities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Werner  •  Michael J. Shapiro
CAST:  Robert Osborne  •  Chris Arnold  •  Dan Asma  •  Erica Benson

A 100 year history of the development of movie marketing, reflecting technical improvements, audience taste and cultural sensibilities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Werner  •  Michael J. Shapiro
CAST:  Robert Osborne  •  Chris Arnold  •  Dan Asma  •  Erica Benson

Jinxed (2013)

Meet the Murphys, a family with never ending bad luck. "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong," it's Murphy's law! Over a century ago a witch put a magical curse on their great-great grandfather and the whole family has been jinxed for generations! After Meg ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Ciara Bravo  •  Jack Griffo  •  Jacob Bertrand  •  Burkely Duffield

Meet the Murphys, a family with never ending bad luck. "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong," it's Murphy's law! Over a century ago a witch put a magical curse on their great-great grandfather and the whole family has been jinxed for generations! After Meg ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Ciara Bravo  •  Jack Griffo  •  Jacob Bertrand  •  Burkely Duffield

The Gifted One (1989)

A young boy can transfer his body energy into ESP and heal sick people. While the subject of scientists' studies, he runs away to try to find out about his past and why he is the way he is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Peter Kowanko  •  John Rhys-Davies  •  G. W. Bailey  •  Wendy Phillips

A young boy can transfer his body energy into ESP and heal sick people. While the subject of scientists' studies, he runs away to try to find out about his past and why he is the way he is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Peter Kowanko  •  John Rhys-Davies  •  G. W. Bailey  •  Wendy Phillips

Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009)

When they're hired to recover the lost treasure of Columbus, married scuba divers Sebastian (Chris Carmack) and Dani (Laura Vandervoort) think they've hit the jackpot. But as they get closer to the fortune, the couple begins to suspect their employers have their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Audrina Patridge  •  Laura Vandervoort  •  Marsha Thomason  •  David Anders

When they're hired to recover the lost treasure of Columbus, married scuba divers Sebastian (Chris Carmack) and Dani (Laura Vandervoort) think they've hit the jackpot. But as they get closer to the fortune, the couple begins to suspect their employers have their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Audrina Patridge  •  Laura Vandervoort  •  Marsha Thomason  •  David Anders

Picture This (2008)

Bookish and unpopular Mandy finds her luck finally changing when Drew, the school hottie, invites her to the year's biggest party. But with being grounded and Drew's ex-girlfriend bent on thwarting her, Mandy may be destined to remain a geek. Can a little ingenuity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Ashley Tisdale  •  Kevin Pollak  •  Robbie Amell  •  Shenae Grimes-Beech

Bookish and unpopular Mandy finds her luck finally changing when Drew, the school hottie, invites her to the year's biggest party. But with being grounded and Drew's ex-girlfriend bent on thwarting her, Mandy may be destined to remain a geek. Can a little ingenuity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Ashley Tisdale  •  Kevin Pollak  •  Robbie Amell  •  Shenae Grimes-Beech

Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)

When George and her colleagues get a new boss whose focus is on moving souls quickly and enjoying life without consequences, the team begins to break the strict reaper rules. While her friends fall victim to their desires for money, success, and fame, George breaks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Ellen Muth  •  Jasmine Guy  •  Callum Blue  •  Sarah Wynter

When George and her colleagues get a new boss whose focus is on moving souls quickly and enjoying life without consequences, the team begins to break the strict reaper rules. While her friends fall victim to their desires for money, success, and fame, George breaks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Ellen Muth  •  Jasmine Guy  •  Callum Blue  •  Sarah Wynter

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  M. Emmet Walsh  •  Billy Green Bush  •  Scott Grimes  •  Nadine Van der Velde

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  M. Emmet Walsh  •  Billy Green Bush  •  Scott Grimes  •  Nadine Van der Velde

The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)

Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the beautiful and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Sophie Nélisse  •  Kathy Bates  •  Glenn Close  •  Bill Cobbs

Wisecracking, gum-chewing 12-year-old Gilly is well known in the foster system. Totally unmanageable, she has stayed with more families than she can remember and has outwitted them all. After all, how can she settle down when her real mother, the beautiful and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Sophie Nélisse  •  Kathy Bates  •  Glenn Close  •  Bill Cobbs
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