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Neal Jimenez

Highest Rated: 94% The Waterdance (1992)

Lowest Rated: 60% Where the River Runs Black (1986)

Birthday: May 22, 1960

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

This screenwriter and director won acclaim for his first two produced screenplays, "Where the River Runs Black" (1986) and "River's Edge" (1987). The latter, arguably, was the first grimly honest portrait of what would soon come to be called "Generation X." Unlike, say, "Reality Bites" (1994), the adolescent protagonists who populated "River's Edge" were not cuddly in their surliness. Opening with an obese dead-eyed youth seated next to his freshly murdered girlfriend, the film presented a chilling collection of sullen and hopeless characters including Dennis Hopper's crazed ex-hippie burnout and Crispin Glover's manic speed freak.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 64% The Waterdance Director $1.7M 1992
88% 76% River's Edge Writer $1.2M 1987
60% 100% Where the River Runs Black Screenwriter $582K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dark Exodus Unknown (Character) - 1985

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