Peter Hyams

Peter Hyams

Highest Rated: 79% Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020)

Lowest Rated: 0% T.R. Baskin (1971)

Birthday: Jul 26, 1943

Birthplace: Not Available

An alumnus of Syracuse University and Hunter College, director/writer Peter Hyams entered show business as a CBS TV newscaster. His first feature film assignment was T.R. Baskin (1971), which he wrote and produced. His maiden directorial efforts were the well-received TV movies The Rolling Man and Goodnight My Love, both broadcast in 1972. The films Hyams has directed for theatrical release have included such slick, satisfying fare as Busting (1974) (which stirred up negative publicity with its alleged anti-gay stance),Peeper (1976) and Telefon (1976). Perhaps his best film work was concentrated in the Alan Pakula/Oliver Stone school of sociopolitical paranoia: Capricorn One (1978) and The Star Chamber (1983). Much castigated for "daring" to follow Stanley Kubrick's 2001 with the only fitfully successful sequel 2010 (1983), Hyams exhibited a considerable amount of directorial skill in glossing over the plot holes that he himself, as screenwriter, concocted (he also handled the photography on 2010, again doing a better job than many critics would admit). Among Hyams' most recent films are Stay Tuned (1992), a satire of cable TV, and Timecop (1994), a futuristic actioner.

Highest Rated Movies



79% Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind Actor 2020
No Score Yet We Blew It Actor 2017
79% Enemies Closer Director 2014
75% Tales From the Script Actor 2010
7% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Screenwriter Director 2009
6% A Sound of Thunder Director $1.8M 2005
11% The Musketeer Director $26.6M 2001
11% End of Days Director Screenwriter 1999
34% The Relic Director 1997
51% Sudden Death Director 1995
44% Timecop Director 1994
40% Stay Tuned Director 1992
58% Narrow Margin Screenwriter Director 1990
53% The Presidio Director 1988
64% The Monster Squad Executive Producer 1987
60% Running Scared Director Executive Producer Producer 1986
66% 2010 Screenwriter Producer Director 1984
71% The Star Chamber Director 1983
56% Outland Director Screenwriter 1981
50% The Hunter Screenwriter 1980
57% Hanover Street Director Screenwriter 1979
62% Capricorn One Director Screenwriter 1978
No Score Yet Peeper (Fat Chance) Director 1975
No Score Yet Busting Director Screenwriter 1974
No Score Yet Our Time Screenwriter Director 1974
0% T.R. Baskin Screenwriter 1971


44% Threshold
Director 2005
No Score Yet Amazing Stories (1985)
Director 1985


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