David M. Evans

David M. Evans

Highest Rated: 63% The Sandlot (1993)

Lowest Rated: 0% Beethoven's 4th (2001)

Birthday: Oct 20, 1962

Birthplace: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Virtually unknown screenwriter of low-budget films ("Open House" and "Terminal Entry" both 1987) whose screenplay for "Radio Flyer," a drama about child abuse, created a bidding war among Hollywood studios before Michael Douglas' Stonebridge Entertainment and Columbia Pictures purchased the hot property in 1989 for an estimated $1.1 million. As part of the sale, Evans was to make his debut directing the film as well, but early in production was replaced by veteran action/adventure director Richard Donner and his producer-wife Lauren Shuler-Donner who replaced the initial cast and after test screenings added a more upbeat ending, resulting in what was dubbed an innately noncommercial "expensive flop" and the "first feel-good movie about child abuse." Evans was executive producer of the film. He made his belated directorial debut with "The Sandlot" (1993), a nostalgic tale of childhood and baseball.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Intensive Care Director - 2018
No Score Yet 77% Smitty Director - 2012
No Score Yet 32% Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective Director,
Screenwriter
- 2009
25% 67% The Final Season Director $1.2M 2007
40% 41% The Sandlot 2 Director,
Writer
- 2005
36% 49% The Three Musketeers Writer - 2004
No Score Yet 25% National Lampoon's Barely Legal Director $26.3K 2003
No Score Yet 53% Wilder Days Director - 2003
0% 28% Beethoven's 4th Director - 2001
0% 24% Beethoven's 3rd Director - 2000
20% 32% First Kid Director $26.5M 1996
0% 22% Ed Writer $4M 1996
63% 89% The Sandlot Director,
Writer
$31.7M 1993

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