Wolfgang Petersen

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wolfgang Petersen  (born 14 March 1941) is a German film director and screenwriter. His films include The NeverEnding Story, Enemy Mine, Outbreak, In the Line of Fire, Air Force One, The Perfect Storm, Troy, and Poseidon. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for the 1981 World War II submarine warfare film Das Boot. Description above from the Wikipedia article Wolfgang Petersen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Outbreak (1995)

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A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White House.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Rene Russo  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey

A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White House.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Rene Russo  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Kevin Spacey

Air Force One (1997)

Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Gary Oldman  •  Glenn Close  •  Wendy Crewson

Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Gary Oldman  •  Glenn Close  •  Wendy Crewson

Das Boot (1981)

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A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Herbert Grönemeyer  •  Klaus Wennemann  •  Hubertus Bengsch

A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Herbert Grönemeyer  •  Klaus Wennemann  •  Hubertus Bengsch

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

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While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Barret Oliver  •  Gerald McRaney  •  Noah Hathaway  •  Chris Eastman

While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck dragon named Falkor, must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Barret Oliver  •  Gerald McRaney  •  Noah Hathaway  •  Chris Eastman

In the Line of Fire (1993)

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Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, forcing Horrigan to come ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Rene Russo  •  John Malkovich  •  Dylan McDermott

Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, forcing Horrigan to come ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Rene Russo  •  John Malkovich  •  Dylan McDermott

Poseidon (2006)

A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Josh Lucas  •  Jacinda Barrett

A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Josh Lucas  •  Jacinda Barrett

Shattered (1991)

Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet shop owner and part ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Joanne Whalley

Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet shop owner and part ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Joanne Whalley

The Perfect Storm (2000)

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In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Diane Lane  •  John C. Reilly

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Diane Lane  •  John C. Reilly

Troy (2004)

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In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Eric Bana  •  Brian Cox

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Eric Bana  •  Brian Cox

Color Test: The Red Flag (1968)

Gerd Conradt films men carrying a red flag in a relay race through Berlin, to hoist it on the balcony of the current Mayor’s seat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen  •  Harun Farocki  •  Helke Sander  •  Holger Meins  •  Gerd Conradt  •  Carlos Bustamante  •  Philip Werner Sauber
CAST:  Hans Behringer  •  Gerd Conradt  •  Enzio Edschmid  •  Kai Ehlers

Gerd Conradt films men carrying a red flag in a relay race through Berlin, to hoist it on the balcony of the current Mayor’s seat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen  •  Harun Farocki  •  Helke Sander  •  Holger Meins  •  Gerd Conradt  •  Carlos Bustamante  •  Philip Werner Sauber
CAST:  Hans Behringer  •  Gerd Conradt  •  Enzio Edschmid  •  Kai Ehlers

The Consequence (1977)

Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life together but, no one will leave them alone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Ernst Hannawald  •  Werner Schwuchow  •  Hans-Michael Rehberg

Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life together but, no one will leave them alone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Ernst Hannawald  •  Werner Schwuchow  •  Hans-Michael Rehberg

One or the Other of Us (1974)

Psychological thriller that focuses on the intense conflict between a university professor and a blackmailer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Klaus Schwarzkopf  •  Elke Sommer  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Ulla Jacobsson

Psychological thriller that focuses on the intense conflict between a university professor and a blackmailer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Klaus Schwarzkopf  •  Elke Sommer  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Ulla Jacobsson

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Brion James  •  Richard Marcus

A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Brion James  •  Richard Marcus

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

Starbuck Holger Meins (2002)

Twenty-five years after the death of Holger Meins, filmmaker and former student friend of the deceased, Gerd Conradt takes an in-depth look at the helmsman of the Baader-Meinhof gang. Who was Holger Meins? What led him into the underground? What circumstances ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerd Conradt
CAST:  Harun Farocki  •  Michael Ballhaus  •  Suzanne Beyeler  •  Enzio Edschmid

Twenty-five years after the death of Holger Meins, filmmaker and former student friend of the deceased, Gerd Conradt takes an in-depth look at the helmsman of the Baader-Meinhof gang. Who was Holger Meins? What led him into the underground? What circumstances ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gerd Conradt
CAST:  Harun Farocki  •  Michael Ballhaus  •  Suzanne Beyeler  •  Enzio Edschmid

Four Against the Bank (2016)

Four men, betrayed by the bank, unite to take revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Michael Herbig  •  Jan Josef Liefers  •  Til Schweiger  •  Matthias Schweighöfer

Four men, betrayed by the bank, unite to take revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Michael Herbig  •  Jan Josef Liefers  •  Til Schweiger  •  Matthias Schweighöfer

Der Eine - der Andere (1967)

One man interacts with an invisible orchestra, another one is stuck in a bin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Hans-Peter Korff  •  Horst Uhse

One man interacts with an invisible orchestra, another one is stuck in a bin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Hans-Peter Korff  •  Horst Uhse

Ich nicht (1969)

Early short by Wolfgang Petersen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Hans-Peter Korff  •  Ursula Sieg  •  Magdalene von Nußbaum  •  Horst Uhde

Early short by Wolfgang Petersen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Hans-Peter Korff  •  Ursula Sieg  •  Magdalene von Nußbaum  •  Horst Uhde
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