Gung Ho (film)

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Gung Ho (released in Australia as Working Class Man) is a 1986 American comedy film directed by Ron Howard and starring Michael Keaton. The story portrayed the takeover of an American car plant by a Japanese corporation (although the title is an Americanized Chinese expression, for "work" and "together"). Most of the movie was filmed on location in the Pittsburgh area with additional scenes shot in Tokyo and Argentina. The local auto plant in fictional Hadleyville, Pennsylvania, which supplied most of the town's jobs, has been closed for nine months. The former foreman Hunt Stevenson goes to Tokyo to try to convince the Assan Motors Corporation to reopen the plant.

Shelley Long

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In 1982, she starred as Belinda, the good-natured prostitute neighbour of the character portrayed by Henry Winkler in Ron Howard's comedy Night Shift (also co-starring Michael Keaton), and starred with Tom Cruise in Losin' It (1983). She was offered the role of Mary, the mother in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, but she declined because she had already signed on to appear in Night Shift. Although she had already been in feature films, Long became famous for her role in the long-running television sitcom Cheers as the character Diane Chambers, who mainly has an on-and-off relationship with Sam Malone.

Ransom (1996 film)

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The movie has a 75% rating from Rotten Tomatoes based on 72 reviews, with its consensus stating: "Directed with propulsive intensity by Ron Howard, Ransom is a fiery thriller packed with hot-blooded performances and jolting twists". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A−" on an A+ to F scale.

Apollo 13 (film)

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In addition to his brother, Clint Howard, several other members of Ron Howard's family appear in the movie: Brad Pitt was offered a role in the film, but turned it down to star in Se7en. Reportedly, the real Pete Conrad expressed interest in appearing in the film. Jeffrey Kluger appears as a television reporter. The screenplay by William Broyles Jr. and Al Reinert was rewritten by John Sayles after Hanks had been cast and construction of the spacecraft sets had begun. While planning the film, director Ron Howard decided that every shot of the film would be original and that no mission footage would be used.

Paige Howard

She is the sister of actress Bryce Dallas Howard and daughter of director Ron Howard. She attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Paige Howard made her professional stage debut at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City, playing the title character in J. M. Barrie's play Mary Rose which was directed by Tina Landau. After guest-starring roles on TV shows Medium and 90210, Paige made her feature film debut as Sue O’Malley in the 2009 comedy Adventureland, which opened to critical praise.

Michael Keaton

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His next big break was working alongside Jim Belushi in the short-lived comedy series Working Stiffs, which showcased his comedic talent and led to a co-starring role in the comedy Night Shift directed by Ron Howard. This was his breakout role as the fast-talking schemer Bill "Blaze" Blazejowski earned Keaton some critical acclaim. Night Shift led to Keaton becoming a leading man in the landmark comedy hit Mr. Mom, which was met with universal acclaim.

The Dilemma

The Dilemma is a 2011 American dark comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by Allan Loeb and starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. The film follows savvy businessman Ronny (Vaughn) and genius engineer Nick (James) who are best friends and partners in an auto design firm. They are pursuing a project to make their firm famous. Ronny sees Nick's wife Geneva (Winona Ryder) kissing another man (Channing Tatum). Ronny seeks out answers and has to figure out how to tell Nick about what he saw while working with him to complete their critical presentation. It was filmed entirely in Chicago, Illinois.


EDtv is a 1999 American satirical comedy film directed by Ron Howard. An adaptation of the Quebecois film Louis 19, King of the Airwaves (Louis 19, le roi des ondes) (1994), it stars Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson, Ellen DeGeneres, Martin Landau, Rob Reiner, Sally Kirkland, Elizabeth Hurley, Clint Howard, and Dennis Hopper. The movie received mixed reviews and was a box office flop, grossing only a little over $35 million compared to its $80 million production budget. The film was screened out of competition at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. Television channel True TV is commencing interviews for a TV show that shows a normal person's life 24/7.

Jake T. Austin

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He also co-starred in Hotel for Dogs, New Year's Eve, The Emoji Movie and the upcoming Adverse, releasing in 2019. Austin was born in New York City, the son of Giny Rodriquez Toranzo and Joe Szymanski. His middle initial, "T", is taken from his mother's maiden name. His mother is of Puerto Rican, Argentine, and Spanish descent, and his father is of Polish, Irish, and English ancestry. Austin embraces his Puerto Rican heritage, though he has said that he is not fluent in Spanish. He has a younger sister, Ava. Austin's career began in 2002 when he appeared in commercials.

Hillbilly Elegy (film)

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Hillbilly Elegy is an upcoming film directed by Ron Howard and based on the memoir of the same name by J. D. Vance. Imagine Entertainment won the rights to the novel in an April 2017 auction for Ron Howard to direct. In February 2018, Vanessa Taylor was set to adapt the novel into a screenplay. In October 2018 and March 2019, Howard was spotted in Middletown, Ohio scouting filming locations. In January 2019, Netflix won the rights to the film after bidding $45 million on the project. Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso and Haley Bennett joined the cast in April. In June 2019, Freida Pinto, Tom Fetner, Bo Hopkins and Owen Asztalos joined the cast. Filming began in June 2019 in Georgia.

The Missing (2003 film)

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The Missing is a 2003 American Revisionist Western thriller film directed by Ron Howard and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett. It is based on Thomas Eidson's 1996 novel The Last Ride. The film is set in 1885 New Mexico Territory and is notable for the authentic use of the Apache language by various actors, some of whom spent long hours studying it. The film was produced by Revolution Studios, Imagine Entertainment, and Daniel Ostroff Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures. In late 19th-century New Mexico, Samuel Jones reappears hoping to reconcile with his adult daughter Magdalena "Maggie" Gilkeson.

George Lucas

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There were unsuccessful projects, however, including More American Graffiti (1979), Willard Huyck's Howard the Duck (1986), which was the biggest flop of Lucas's career, Ron Howard's Willow (1988), Coppola's Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), and Mel Smith's Radioland Murders (1994). The animation studio Pixar was founded in 1979 as the Graphics Group, one third of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm. Pixar's early computer graphics research resulted in groundbreaking effects in films such as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Young Sherlock Holmes, and the group was purchased in 1986 by Steve Jobs shortly after he left Apple Computer.

Blame It

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Cameo appearances in the video are made by Ron Howard, Forest Whitaker, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Quincy Jones, Cedric the Entertainer, Morris Chestnut, Clifton Powell, Alex Thomas, DeRay Davis, Joe, Mos Def, Tatyana Ali, Jalen Rose, Bill Bellamy, Ashley Scott, Electrik Red, Dawn Richard, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Garrett Morris and LeToya. BET named it their No. 1 music video for 2009 on their year-end Notarized countdown, beating out videos from artists such as Jay-Z, Maxwell, Alicia Keys and Young Money. He performed this song with T-Pain at the BET Awards and won the award for Best Collaboration.

More American Graffiti

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Most of the main cast members from the first film returned for the sequel, including Candy Clark, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Cindy Williams, Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Martin Smith, Bo Hopkins, and Harrison Ford. Richard Dreyfuss was the only principal cast member from the original film not to appear in the sequel. It was the final live-action theatrical film in which Ron Howard would play a credited, named character. The film, set over the course of four consecutive New Year's Eves from 1964 to 1967, depicts scenes from each of these years, intertwined with one another as though events happen simultaneously.

Television Hall of Fame

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Ron Howard. Al Michaels. Leslie Moonves. Bob Schieffer. Dick Wolf. 23rd induction (2014). Ray Dolby. David E. Kelley. Jay Leno. Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Rupert Murdoch. Brandon Stoddard. Cornerstone Award (2016). ABC. CBS. FOX. NBC. 24th induction (2017). Original Saturday Night Live cast: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner. Roy Christopher, production designer. Shonda Rhimes. Joan Rivers. John Wells. Official site. Hall of Fame Honorees: Complete List.

Fox Theater, Westwood Village

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A number of movie premieres have been held at the cinema, including: The Fast and the Furious (2001 film), A Star Is Born, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, James Bond films, JFK, Mission: Impossible, Batman, each Harry Potter film, Independence Day, The Terminator, The Emoji Movie, The Lego Movie, Shrek, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs franchise, Overlord, Venom, Murder Mystery, and hundreds of others. Typically the streets get shut down and are used for red carpet arrivals.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

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Two days later, Ron Howard was announced as the replacement, to complete the film and reshoots. Lord and Miller received executive-producer credits on Solo: A Star Wars Story. In November 2017, Lord and Miller commented on their departure from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Lord stated "The experience of shooting the movie was wonderful. We had the most incredible cast and crew and collaborators. [...] We're really proud of the work we did on the movie and we wish everybody the best." Miller added "As Phil said, we had such a great relationship with cast and crew, we were really rooting for them.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is a 2016 documentary film directed by Ron Howard about The Beatles' career during their touring years from 1962 to 1966, from their performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film was released theatrically on 15 September 2016 in the United Kingdom and the United States, and started streaming on Hulu on 17 September 2016. It received a several awards and nominations, including for Best Documentary at the 70th British Academy Film Awards and the Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special at the 69th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Pavarotti (film)

Pavarotti is a 2019 documentary film directed by Ron Howard about Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti. The film had a nationwide premiere event through Fathom Events on June 4, 2019, and was released in theaters on June 7, 2019. Pavarotti is an American-British venture, with CBS Films and HanWay Films serving as distributors. The documentary opens with Pavarotti, an established star opera tenor, in the Amazon jungle insisting on seeing the stage where Enrico Caruso once performed to open a new theatre house. Pavarotti wants to sing on the stage where Caruso once performed. The old theatre is temporarily opened for him, and he sings a short aria on the stage.

Village of the Giants

The cast features a number of children of established Hollywood actors: Beau Bridges (son of Lloyd Bridges), Ron Howard (son of Rance Howard), Tisha Sterling (daughter of Ann Sothern), Toni Basil (daughter of Louis Basil) and Tim Rooney (son of Mickey Rooney). Debi Storm completed her role as the sheriff's daughter in just three days. Vicki London, who played Georgette, is absent from the screen for most of the giant scenes in the film. Robert Random and Joy Harmon each also appeared in episodes of Gidget, which debuted in the fall of 1965.

Burbank, California

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The Spikes Gang

Ron Howard as Les Richter. Arthur Hunnicutt as Kid White (aka Billy Blanco). Noah Beery, Jr. as Jack Basset. Marc Smith as Abel Young. Don Fellows as Cowboy. Elliott Sullivan as Billy.

Made in America (2013 film)

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Made in America is a 2013 American documentary film directed by Ron Howard, about the music festival of the same name founded by Jay-Z. It was screened in the Mavericks section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Howard said the festival documentary will be "a reflection of the fabric of what it means to be 'Made in America'—what the festival represents, why Jay is doing it and how he relates to each artist." The documentary features performances from Pearl Jam, Odd Future, Dirty Projectors, Skrillex, Santigold, Janelle Monáe, and Run-DMC. *

Happy Mother's Day, Love George

Ron Howard as Johnny. Kathie Browne as Crystal. Joe Mascolo as Piccolo. Simon Oakland as Sheriff Roy. Thayer David as Minister Pollard.

Parenthood (1990 TV series)

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Executive produced by Ron Howard (who also directed the film), the series aired for one season on NBC from August 20, 1990 to August 11, 1991. Parenthood was one of many failed movie-to-TV adaptations in the 1990–91 season, also including Baby Talk on ABC's TGIF (a follow up to Look Who's Talking), Ferris Bueller on NBC and Uncle Buck on CBS. The series delivered seriocomic vignettes on rearing children, revolving around four generations of a middle-class California family, the Buckmans (the movie however, took place in St. Louis, Missouri). The Huffners of the film were renamed the Merricks on the TV series.