Herschel Weingrod

Herschel Weingrod

Highest Rated: 88% Trading Places (1983)

Lowest Rated: 20% My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

Birthday: Oct 30, 1947

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

This successful American screenwriter of comedies, many of which are remakes or adaptations of novels (i.e., "Brewster's Millions" 1985, "Pure Luck" 1991), had worked in collaboration with Timothy Harris. The Wisconsin-born Herschel A. Weingrod and his British-born partner have generally met with commercial approval for their efforts like "Twins" (1988) and "Kindergarten Cop" (1990), both of which benefited from headliner Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Falling Down" (1993), which they co-produced, also became a box-office success, but their only real critical success to date has been "Trading Places" (1983), which paired Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy.



75% 84% Falling Down Producer $40.4M 1993
51% 52% Kindergarten Cop Screenwriter $88.6M 1990
42% 39% Twins Screenwriter $107.4M 1988
20% 30% My Stepmother Is an Alien Screenwriter $12.9M 1988
35% 55% Brewster's Millions Screenwriter - 1985
88% 84% Trading Places Writer - 1983