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Peter Yates

Highest Rated:   100% Eleni (1985)
Lowest Rated:   0% Year of the Comet (1992)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
96% 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
43% The Run of the Country
  • Director
  • Producer
1995
29% Roommates
  • Director
1995
26% 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
69% Suspect
  • Director
1987
100% Eleni
  • Director
1985
100% The Dresser
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
1983
33% Krull
  • Director
1983
90% Eyewitness
  • Director
  • Producer
1981
94% Breaking Away
  • Producer
  • Director
1979
33% The Deep
  • Director
1977
50% Mother, Jugs and Speed
  • Producer
  • Director
1976
57% For Pete's Sake
  • Director
1974
100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle
  • Director
1973
63% The Hot Rock
  • Director
1972
No Score Yet Murphy's War
  • Director
1971
38% John and Mary
  • Director
1969
97% Bullitt
  • Director
1968
No Score Yet Robbery
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1967
No Score Yet One Way Pendulum
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Summer Holiday
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Summer Holiday
  • Director
1963

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