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Larry Bishop



The son of Rat Pack comedian Joey Bishop, actor/scribe Larry Bishop grew up in Southern California surrounded by the crème de la crème -- his close buddies included stars-to-be Rob Reiner and Richard Dreyfuss -- and attended prestigious Beverly Hills High School. For years, Bishop sustained himself with offbeat character roles, often in films populated by his friends, such as the AIP releases Wild in the Streets and The Savage Seven (both 1968) and the off-center comedy-mystery The Big Fix (1978), starring Dreyfuss.



Bishop branched out into production in a big way by scripting and helming the low-budget yet star-populated gangster spoof Mad Dog Time (1996); with a script that gestated for eight years before the cameras rolled, the project came to life thanks to Dreyfuss, who produced, starred, and helped Bishop line up a once-in-a-lifetime supporting cast including heavyweights Burt Reynolds, Richard Pryor, Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin,and Jeff Goldblum. The movie received wildly mixed reviews (The San Francisco Examiner praised it endlessly, while Roger Ebert felt it excruciatingly awful and gave it no stars), and, for better or worse, secured an extremely limited theatrical run, nearly going straight to video.



Thereafter, Bishop took a lengthy break from production, but returned in full force around a decade later thanks to buddy Quentin Tarantino, who cast him in a small role in Kill Bill Vol. 2 and produced his next directorial effort, the retro biker flick Hell Ride (2008).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Misirlou
  • Actor
2016
10% Hell Ride
  • Pistolero
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2008
No Score Yet The Lather Effect
  • Dom at the Door
2006
84% Kill Bill: Volume 2
  • Larry Gomez
2004
85% Kill Bill: Volume 1
  • Larry Gomez
2003
17% Mad Dog Time
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Nick
  • Producer
1996
No Score Yet Underworld
  • Screenwriter
  • Ned Lynch
1996
0% The Sting II
  • Gallecher
1983
No Score Yet Hey Good Lookin'
  • Stomper
1982
No Score Yet C.H.O.M.P.S.
  • Ken Sharp
1979
No Score Yet The Big Fix
  • Wilson
1978
No Score Yet Soul Hustler
  • Brian
1976
No Score Yet Shanks
  • Napoleon
1974
No Score Yet How Come Nobody's On Our Side
  • Brandy
1973
No Score Yet How Come Nobody's on Our Side
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Chrome And Hot Leather
  • Gabe
1971
No Score Yet Angel Unchained
  • Pilot
1970
No Score Yet The Devil's 8
  • Actor
1969
65% Wild in the Streets
  • Abraham
1968
No Score Yet The Savage Seven
  • Joint
1968

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