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Lewis John Carlino

Highest Rated: 95% The Great Santini (1979)

Lowest Rated: 29% The Mechanic (1972)

Birthday: Jan 1, 1932

Birthplace: Not Available

A graduate of El Camino College and U.S.C., Lewis John Carlino first gained attention as a novelist and off-Broadway playwright. Carlino burst onto the Hollywood scene with his screenplay for Seconds (1966), a "thinking man's" sci-fier based on a novel by David Ely. Carlino's follow-up scripting assignments were equally impressive: The Brotherhood (1968) was arguably the best of the pre-Godfather Mafia films, while The Mechanic (1973) demonstrated what was lost when Charles Bronson abandoned genuine acting in favor of the Death Wish series. With the dreamlike The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea (1976), Carlino launched his directorial career, which thus far has yielded only the 1979 critic's favorite The Great Santini (1979) and the frivolous sex comedy Class (1983). In 1977, Lewis John Carlino received an Academy Award nomination for his film adaptation of Hannah Green's novel I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.

Highest Rated Movies



53% The Mechanic Screenwriter $29.2M 2011
No Score Yet Haunted Summer Screenwriter 1988
71% Labyrinth Screenwriter 1986
31% Class Director 1983
No Score Yet Resurrection Screenwriter 1980
95% The Great Santini Director Screenwriter 1979
No Score Yet I Never Promised You A Rose Garden Screenwriter 1977
75% The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea Director 1976
No Score Yet Crazy Joe Screenwriter 1974
No Score Yet A Reflection of Fear Screenwriter 1973
29% The Mechanic Screenwriter 1972
75% The Brotherhood Screenwriter 1968
57% The Fox Screenwriter 1967
88% Seconds Screenwriter 1966


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