Michael Ritchie

Michael Ritchie

Highest Rated: 100% Smile (1975)

Lowest Rated: 6% The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978)

Birthday: Nov 28, 1938

Birthplace: Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA

Wisconsin-born, California-raised Michael Ritchie gained early directorial experience as an undergraduate at Harvard, staging the original production of classmate Arthur Kopit's "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad" in 1960. Following graduation he worked in series TV, directing episodes of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and "Dr. Kildare." Ritchie's first feature, "Downhill Racer" (1969), starring Robert Redford, was noted for its gripping skiing sequences, shot with hand-held 16mm cameras. His third film, "The Candidate" (1972), also starred Redford, and it remains one of the finest cinematic excoriations of the American political system.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
25% 41% A Simple Wish Director $8.1M 1997
48% 49% The Fantasticks Director,
Producer
$44.8K 1995
14% 22% Cops and Robbersons Director $10.5M 1994
22% 22% The Scout Director $2.6M 1994
90% 49% The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Director - 1993
60% 77% Diggstown Director $4M 1992
37% 54% Fletch Lives Director $32.9M 1989
33% 46% The Couch Trip Director $9.9M 1988
22% 49% Wildcats Director $23.6M 1986
23% 47% The Golden Child Director $78.1M 1986
77% 81% Fletch Director - 1985
9% 42% The Survivors Director - 1983
25% 53% Student Bodies Producer - 1981
40% 51% The Island Director - 1980
No Score Yet 89% Divine Madness Director - 1980
No Score Yet 67% An Almost Perfect Affair Director - 1979
6% 28% The Bad News Bears Go to Japan Producer - 1978
89% 31% Semi-Tough Director - 1977
97% 80% The Bad News Bears Director - 1976
100% 68% Smile Director,
Producer
- 1975
69% 72% Prime Cut Director - 1972
88% 74% The Candidate Director - 1972
85% 58% Downhill Racer Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sound of Anger Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outsider Director - 1967

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Director 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Director 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Director 1965

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