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Lowell Ganz

Highest Rated:   95% Night Shift (1982)
Lowest Rated:   6% Vibes (1988)
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Screenwriter Lowell Ganz was 23 years old when he was taken under the wing of TV producer Gary Marshall as a member of the writing staff of the popular sitcom The Odd Couple. Marshall liked Ganz's offbeat sense of humor and his willingness to work long hours for the sake of a laugh; by 1974, Ganz was a co-producer of Happy Days. During his tenure on Laverne and Shirley, which he helped develop, Ganz and writer Mark "Babaloo" Mandel formed a screenwriting team, distinguished by a fondness for unorthodox comic situations. A prime example of this style was Ganz and Mandel's first movie screenplay, Night Shift (1982), the story of a morgue attendant who runs a prostitution service in his off-hours. Night Shift reunited Ganz and Mandel with Happy Days confreres Henry Winkler (the star) and Ron Howard (the director); it was Howard who insisted that the writing team pen his next project, Splash (1984), a man-and-mermaid romance. With this hit under their belts, Ganz and Mandel became one of the hottest duos in Hollywood, turning out such subsequent hits as Parenthood (1989) and City Slickers (1991). When Ganz and Mandel's A League of Their Own (1992) (which co-starred their mentor Garry Marshall) was spun off into a TV series, the team came full circle, once more burning the midnight oil as sitcom scriveners.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Bob: The Musical
  • Screenwriter
2016
18% The Tooth Fairy
  • Screenwriter
$58.6M 2010
12% Pink Panther 2
  • Screenwriter
$36M 2009
No Score Yet The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters - Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel
  • Actor
2006
65% Fever Pitch
  • Screenwriter
$42M 2005
64% Robots
  • Mr. Gasket
  • Screenwriter
$128.2M 2005
No Score Yet Mr. Saturday Night
  • Screenwriter
2002
35% Where the Heart Is
  • Screenwriter
2000
63% EDtv
  • Lawyer
  • Screenwriter
1999
25% Fathers' Day
  • Screenwriter
1997
44% Multiplicity
  • Screenwriter
1996
50% Forget Paris
  • Screenwriter
1995
19% City Slickers 2 - The Legend of Curly's Gold
  • Screenwriter
1994
29% Greedy
  • TV Director
  • Screenwriter
1994
56% Mr. Saturday Night
  • 1st Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
1992
78% A League of Their Own
  • Screenwriter
1992
90% City Slickers
  • Screenwriter
1991
9% Pure Luck
  • Screenwriter
1991
92% Parenthood
  • Screenwriter
  • Stan
1989
6% Vibes
  • Screenwriter
1988
No Score Yet Critical Condition
  • Screenwriter
1987
47% The Money Pit
  • Screenwriter
1986
35% Gung Ho
  • Screenwriter
1986
35% Spies Like Us
  • Screenwriter
1985
92% Splash
  • Stan the Tour Guide
1984
95% Night Shift
  • Screenwriter
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
90% Parenthood
2010-2015
  • Screenwriter
  • 2010

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