Peter Yates

Peter Yates

Highest Rated: 100% Eleni (1985)

Lowest Rated: 0% Year of the Comet (1992)

Birthday: Jul 24, 1929

Birthplace: Not Available

British director Peter Yates graduated from his early '60s low-budget feature debut, the musical comedy Summer Holiday (1963), starring Cliff Richard and the Shadows, to the superb thriller Robbery (1967) with Stanley Baker. It was a short jump to the American thriller Bullitt (1968), starring Steve McQueen, the definitive cop thriller of its decade with the first car chase that anyone remembers in movies, through the streets of San Francisco. John and Mary (1969), starring Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow, was a big date movie at the end of the 1960s, and The Hot Rock (1972) was a groundbreaking comedy/thriller of its era, while The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) was a crime drama with one of Robert Mitchum's best performances. After that, Yates moved easily between genres, from the black comedy of Mother, Jugs, and Speed (1976) to the comic book-style action of Krull (1983), pausing along the way for the sensitive period drama The Dresser (1983) and the suspense of Eyewitness (1981). Yates died in 2011 following a long illness at the age of 81.

Highest Rated Movies



97% Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff Actor $20.5K 2011
No Score Yet A Separate Peace Director 2004
No Score Yet Don Quixote Director 2000
No Score Yet Curtain Call Director 2000
50% The Run of the Country Director Producer 1995
29% Roommates Director 1995
31% Needful Things Executive Producer 1993
0% Year of the Comet Director 1992
38% An Innocent Man Director 1989
67% The House on Carroll Street Producer Director 1988
71% Suspect Director 1987
100% Eleni Director 1985
100% The Dresser Screenwriter Director Producer 1983
32% Krull Director 1983
75% Eyewitness Producer Director 1981
94% Breaking Away Producer Director 1979
44% The Deep Director 1977
47% Mother, Jugs and Speed Director Producer 1976
50% For Pete's Sake Director 1974
100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle Director 1973
60% The Hot Rock Director 1972
No Score Yet Murphy's War Director 1971
50% John and Mary Director 1969
97% Bullitt Director 1968
80% Robbery Screenwriter Director 1967
No Score Yet One Way Pendulum Director 1964
No Score Yet Summer Holiday Director 1963


No Score Yet Danger Man
No Score Yet The Saint


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