Adam Rifkin

Rif Coogan

Highest Rated: 100% Giuseppe Makes a Movie (2014)

Lowest Rated: 10% Knucklehead (2010)

Birthday: Dec 31, 1966

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Refused admission to a variety of film schools, writer-director Adam Rifkin moved to Los Angeles to try his luck amidst the professional ranks of filmmaking. Struggling to make ends meet as a cartoonist for greeting-card companies and local publications, he finally attracted the attention of youthful producer Brad Wyman with his script for the decidedly off-beat "The Dark Backward" (1991), about a failing comedian whose career takes off when he grows a third arm out of his back, which would eventually become his first feature to get a theatrical release. Prior to directing it, he wrote and helmed "Never on Tuesday" and "Tale of Two Sisters" (both 1989), working with actors like Charlie Sheen, Peter Berg, Nicolas Cage and Claudia Christian, among others, and receiving praise for his handling of varied film techniques, though neither film had a prayer of attracting anything but a cult audience. Reteaming with Sheen, writer-director Rifkin proved with "The Chase" (1994) that he was not just about circus freaks, and TV offered him the chance to work in the genres of sci-fi (as supervising producer on USA Network's "The Swamp Thing" 1990-93) and horror (as creator and co-executive producer of ABC's "Bone Chillers" 1996-97).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
61% 72% Dog Years Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$8K 2017
80% 89% Director's Cut Adam Rifkin (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2016
No Score Yet 43% Shooting the Warwicks Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2015
100% 69% Giuseppe Makes a Movie Director,
Screenwriter
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reality Show Mickey Wagner (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2013
33% 44% Chillerama Miles Munson (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2011
10% 35% Knucklehead Screenwriter - 2010
60% 56% Look Director,
Writer
$16.1K 2007
17% 10% National Lampoon's Homo Erectus Ishbo (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 2007
16% 42% Underdog Writer $43.8M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Hal Producer - 2003
41% 62% Night at the Golden Eagle Director,
Writer
$17.3K 2002
No Score Yet 83% Touch Me in the Morning Producer - 1999
48% 82% Detroit Rock City Director $4.2M 1999
48% 45% Small Soldiers Writer $55.1M 1998
No Score Yet 42% Denial Reuben (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 1998
No Score Yet 75% Welcome to Hollywood Himself (Character),
Director
- 1998
42% 49% Mouse Hunt Writer $61.8M 1997
No Score Yet 17% The Nutt House Director - 1995
No Score Yet 39% Psycho Cop 2 Director - 1994
37% 37% The Chase Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
$8M 1994
45% 59% The Dark Backward Director $7.9K 1991
No Score Yet 39% The Invisible Maniac Director - 1990
No Score Yet 35% Tale of Two Sisters Director - 1989
No Score Yet 42% Never on Tuesday Director - 1988

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