Allan Arkush

Allan Arkush

Highest Rated: 92% Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

Lowest Rated: 0% Heartbeeps (1981)

Birthday: Apr 30, 1948

Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

A graduate of Roger Corman's school for future Hollywood directors, Allan Arkush debuted as editor and co-director (with Joe Dante) of "Hollywood Boulevard" (1976), an uneven but amusing study of an actress who goes to work for a Cormanesque director. His first solo effort was the enjoyable 50s spoof "Rock 'n' Roll High School" (1979) which centered on a rebellious teen who takes on her uptight principal played out against a soundtrack by the Ramones. "Heartbeeps" (1981), on the other hand, teamed Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters in a subpar comedy about two robots who fall in love; Stan Winston's Oscar-nominated makeup all but overpowered the film's gentle story. After helming the inferior sequel "Caddyshack II" (1988), Arkush abandoned features to concentrate on his burgeoning small screen career. He helmed numerous episodics including "St. Elsewhere," "L.A. Law," "Moonlighting," for which he earned an Emmy nomination, "I'll Fly Away" and more recently, "Ally McBeal" and "Dawson's Creek." Arkush also steered the New Jersey-set TV-movie "Young at Heart" (CBS, 1995) and the highly-regarded Showtime movie "Elvis Meets Nixon" (1997), which was based on a true story.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 78% Christmas With Holly Director - 2012
92% 84% Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Unknown (Character) $7K 2011
No Score Yet 46% Prince Charming Director - 2001
No Score Yet 96% The Temptations Director - 1998
No Score Yet 75% Elvis Meets Nixon Director - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young at Heart Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet XXX's & OOO's Director - 1994
No Score Yet 52% Shake, Rattle and Rock! Director - 1994
4% 18% Caddyshack II Director $11.3M 1988
No Score Yet 66% Get Crazy Director - 1983
0% 23% Heartbeeps Director - 1981
81% 75% Rock 'n' Roll High School Director - 1979
No Score Yet 28% Deathsport Director - 1978
No Score Yet 47% Hollywood Boulevard Director - 1976

TV

Credit
96% 86% A Series of Unfortunate Events Director 2018
97% 78% The Good Fight Director 2017
No Score Yet 81% Switched at Birth Director 2017
88% 86% No Tomorrow Director 2016
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Director 2016
65% 92% BrainDead Director 2016
34% 36% CSI: Cyber Director 2015
65% 87% Witches of East End Executive Producer 2014
68% 77% The Client List Executive Producer,
Director
2012-2013
61% 92% Franklin & Bash Director 2012
49% 80% Ringer Director 2011-2012
65% 44% Hellcats Executive Producer,
Director
2010-2011
60% 30% Melrose Place Director 2009
53% 66% Heroes Director 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing Jordan Director 2006 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go Fish Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snoops Director 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Temptations Director 1998
No Score Yet 83% Dawson's Creek Director 1998
0% No Score Yet Timecop Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Central Park West Director 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parenthood Director 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Director 1984-1986

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