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Jennings Lang

Highest Rated:   96% High Plains Drifter (1973)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Sting II (1983)
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Jennings Lang was involved in many aspects of production on television and feature film projects. Among the former VP of Universal Studio's achievements was the development of Sensurround, the direct ancestor of the popular Surround sound systems employed in modern theaters and home entertainment systems. Lang came to Hollywood in 1938. Originally a lawyer, he wanted to become an agent and so set up his own office. In 1940, he joined the Jaffe agency within a few years rose to become the company president. In that capacity, Lang came to be recognized as one of Hollywood's leading agents. In 1950, he joined the MCA talent agency and by 1950 was elevated to becoming vice president of MCA TV Ltd. With the promotion came a place on the company's board of directors. During the late '50s and early '60s, Lang worked with Universal studios and was eventually involved with developing, creating and selling new series like Wagon Train, The Robert Cummings Show and McHales Navy. Lang played a key role in making made-for- television movies a staple of network programming. This experience led Lang to produce and/or executive produce such films as Winning, starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Under his Jennings Lang Presentations, he oversaw Clint Eastwood's Play Misty for Me and Tell them Willie Boy Is Here starring Robert Redford, as well as the Walter Matthau/Carol Burnett-starrer Pete and Tillie (1972). In the mid '70s, Lang executive produced a series of major epics, Airport 1975, Earthquake and The Front Page. Earthquake (1977) utilized Sensurround to augment the action onscreen with sound waves that created tremors in the theater. A stroke in 1983 forced Lang's retirement.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
33% Stick
  • Producer
1985
0% The Sting II
  • Producer
1983
No Score Yet Little Miss Marker
  • Producer
1980
19% The Nude Bomb (The Return of Maxwell Smart)
  • Producer
1980
14% The Concorde... Airport '79
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1979
88% Real Life
  • Martin Brand
1979
29% House Calls
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1978
57% Rollercoaster
  • Producer
1977
50% Airport '77
  • Executive Producer
1977
No Score Yet Swashbuckler
  • Producer
1976
73% The Front Page
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1974
35% Earthquake
  • Executive Producer
1974
29% Airport 1975
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1974
No Score Yet Breezy
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1973
86% Charley Varrick
  • Producer
1973
96% High Plains Drifter
  • Executive Producer
1973
80% Pete 'n' Tillie
  • Producer
1972
67% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
  • Producer
1972
77% Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1972
91% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
  • Producer
1969

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