John Boorman

John Boorman (born 18 January 1933) is an English filmmaker who is a long time resident of Ireland and is best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, The Emerald Forest, Hope and Glory, The General and The Tailor of Panama. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Boorman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Beyond Rangoon (1995)

Patricia Arquette stars as American widow Laura Bowman, a young doctor who's unwittingly drawn into political turmoil while vacationing in Burma in the late 1980s, in this fictionalized drama based on actual events. Bowman initially left San Francisco with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Frances McDormand  •  U Aung Ko  •  Spalding Gray

Patricia Arquette stars as American widow Laura Bowman, a young doctor who's unwittingly drawn into political turmoil while vacationing in Burma in the late 1980s, in this fictionalized drama based on actual events. Bowman initially left San Francisco with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Frances McDormand  •  U Aung Ko  •  Spalding Gray

Deliverance (1972)

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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Ronny Cox

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Ronny Cox

Excalibur (1981)

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A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Nigel Terry  •  Helen Mirren  •  Nicholas Clay  •  Cherie Lunghi

A surreal adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte d'Arthur", chronicling Arthur Pendragon's conception, his rise to the throne, the search by his Knights of the Round Table for the Holy Grail, and ultimately his death.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Nigel Terry  •  Helen Mirren  •  Nicholas Clay  •  Cherie Lunghi

Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator and a hypnotic research specialist free her from its grasp?  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Linda Blair  •  Richard Burton  •  Louise Fletcher  •  Max von Sydow

Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator and a hypnotic research specialist free her from its grasp?  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Linda Blair  •  Richard Burton  •  Louise Fletcher  •  Max von Sydow

Hell in the Pacific (1968)

During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he guards it to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Toshirō Mifune

During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he guards it to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Toshirō Mifune

Hope and Glory (1987)

Director John Boorman drew from his own childhood experiences for this coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II. For young Billy Rowan, the nightly bombings provide a frightening show, but they include opportunities to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Sebastian Rice-Edwards  •  Geraldine Muir  •  Sarah Miles  •  David Hayman

Director John Boorman drew from his own childhood experiences for this coming-of-age tale about a boy growing up in and around London during World War II. For young Billy Rowan, the nightly bombings provide a frightening show, but they include opportunities to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Sebastian Rice-Edwards  •  Geraldine Muir  •  Sarah Miles  •  David Hayman

Country of My Skull (2004)

An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Langley Kirkwood

An American reporter and an Afrikaans poet meet and fall in love while covering South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Langley Kirkwood

Point Blank (1967)

After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Carroll O'Connor

After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Carroll O'Connor

The Emerald Forest (1985)

For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when Bill's adventure truly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Powers Boothe  •  Meg Foster  •  Yara Vaneau  •  William Rodriguez

For ten years, engineer Bill Markham has searched tirelessly for his son Tommy who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when Bill's adventure truly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Powers Boothe  •  Meg Foster  •  Yara Vaneau  •  William Rodriguez

The Tailor of Panama (2001)

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A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a nefarious past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The tailor also has a wife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Leonor Varela

A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a nefarious past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The tailor also has a wife ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Leonor Varela

Zardoz (1974)

In the far future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Sara Kestelman  •  John Alderton

In the far future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Sara Kestelman  •  John Alderton

Lumière and Company (1995)

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouédraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouédraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

Where the Heart Is (1990)

A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Dabney Coleman  •  Uma Thurman  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Crispin Glover

A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Dabney Coleman  •  Uma Thurman  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Crispin Glover

The General (1998)

In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over £40 million. He was untouchable - until a bullet from an IRA hitman ended it all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Brendan Gleeson  •  Adrian Dunbar  •  Sean McGinley  •  Maria Doyle Kennedy

In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over £40 million. He was untouchable - until a bullet from an IRA hitman ended it all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Brendan Gleeson  •  Adrian Dunbar  •  Sean McGinley  •  Maria Doyle Kennedy

Me and Me Dad (2012)

An intimate portrait about the iconic filmmaker John Boorman directed by his daughter Katrine. The story is told through the relationship of father and daughter, it is a journey about film making, family conflict, love and reconciliation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katrine Boorman
CAST:  John Boorman  •  Katrine Boorman

An intimate portrait about the iconic filmmaker John Boorman directed by his daughter Katrine. The story is told through the relationship of father and daughter, it is a journey about film making, family conflict, love and reconciliation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katrine Boorman
CAST:  John Boorman  •  Katrine Boorman

Dreamers (2012)

Dreamers is a film directed by Noelle Deschamps in 2012. Creation was always imagined as a mysterious process. Following these filmmakers, brings to light their passion, their imagination and their magical process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noëlle Deschamps
CAST:  Guillermo Arriaga  •  Jacques Audiard  •  John Boorman  •  Michel Gondry

Dreamers is a film directed by Noelle Deschamps in 2012. Creation was always imagined as a mysterious process. Following these filmmakers, brings to light their passion, their imagination and their magical process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noëlle Deschamps
CAST:  Guillermo Arriaga  •  Jacques Audiard  •  John Boorman  •  Michel Gondry

Six Days to Saturday (1963)

The story of one week in the lives of a professional football team - Swindon Town F.C.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
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The story of one week in the lives of a professional football team - Swindon Town F.C.  (more)

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Long Shot (1978)

A budding Scottish film producer tries to get his ambitious Aberdeen-set western financed, and while he attracts some major stars and directors to the film he finds that with their support come more and more script changes... Filmed around the 1977 Edinburgh Film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maurice Hatton
CAST:  Charles Gormley  •  Neville Smith  •  Anne Zelda  •  David Stone

A budding Scottish film producer tries to get his ambitious Aberdeen-set western financed, and while he attracts some major stars and directors to the film he finds that with their support come more and more script changes... Filmed around the 1977 Edinburgh Film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maurice Hatton
CAST:  Charles Gormley  •  Neville Smith  •  Anne Zelda  •  David Stone

Filmmakers in Action (2006)

What is the state of cinema and what being a filmmaker means? What are the measures taken to protect authors' copyright? What is their legal status in different countries? (Sequel to “Filmmakers vs. Tycoons.”)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Benpar
CAST:  Marta Belmonte  •  Aitor Martínez  •  Lonan García  •  Pau Herrero

What is the state of cinema and what being a filmmaker means? What are the measures taken to protect authors' copyright? What is their legal status in different countries? (Sequel to “Filmmakers vs. Tycoons.”)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Benpar
CAST:  Marta Belmonte  •  Aitor Martínez  •  Lonan García  •  Pau Herrero

Two Nudes Bathing (1995)

Originally produced for the Showtime anthology series Picture Windows and screened at the Cannes Film Festival, this whimsical British short speculates upon the origins of the anonymous painting, Two Nudes Bathing, which hangs in the Louvre. The painting depicts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Charley Boorman  •  Angeline Ball  •  Jocelyne West

Originally produced for the Showtime anthology series Picture Windows and screened at the Cannes Film Festival, this whimsical British short speculates upon the origins of the anonymous painting, Two Nudes Bathing, which hangs in the Louvre. The painting depicts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  John Hurt  •  Charley Boorman  •  Angeline Ball  •  Jocelyne West
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