Colin Higgins

Highest Rated: 95% Hope and Glory (1987)
Lowest Rated: 35% Twentyfourseven (1998)
Birthday: Jul 28, 1941
Birthplace: Not Available
While a film student at UCLA, writer/director Colin Higgins made a short subject for his master's thesis. That short was later expanded into the 1970 feature film Harold and Maude, which also represented Higgins' debut as a producer. Combining Higgins' two favorite movie elements, slapstick comedy and sudden death, Harold and Maude was a box-office failure but an almost instantaneous cult success. Five years later, Higgins scored his first tangible movie hit, Silver Streak (1975), which characteristically used a suspense-film plotline upon which to mount several first-rate comic sequences. The same formula was applied to Higgins' next moneymaker, Foul Play (1978). Higgins' dark streak was never more pronounced than in the feminist comedy Nine to Five (1980), which became Higgins' most successful film yet, winning him the plum assignment of directing the movie adaptation of the Broadway hit The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Overlong, overloud and badly cast, Whorehouse turned out to be Higgins' biggest flop, as well as his last theatrical film. Shortly after serving as producer and screenwriter for Out on a Limb, Colin Higgins died of AIDS at the age of 47.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Cambridge Spies Actor 2003
35% Twentyfourseven Knighty's Dad 1998
95% Hope and Glory Clive's Friend 1987
No Score Yet Out on a Limb Screenwriter Producer 1987
38% Into the Night Kalijak Actor 1985
56% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Screenwriter Director 1982
83% 9 to 5 Director 1980
74% Foul Play Director Screenwriter 1978
83% Silver Streak Screenwriter 1976
No Score Yet The Naked Civil Servant Thumbnails 1975
No Score Yet The Devil's Daughter Screenwriter 1973
84% Harold and Maude Producer Screenwriter 1971


No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
  • 2003
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Comrade Butt Angry Clergyman
  • 2001
  • 1992


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