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Randa Haines

  • Highest Rated: 82% The Doctor (1991)
  • Lowest Rated: 51% Dance with Me (1998)
  • Birthday: Feb 20, 1945
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American filmmaker Randa Haines was born in Los Angeles and studied with Lee Strasberg before acting in off-Broadway plays. During the '70s, she worked as a script girl before attending her first directing workshop at the American Film Institute. In 1979, she started working on her own projects. Her first directing job was Under This Sky, a dramatic program about women's suffrage starring Irene Worth as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Collin Wilcox Paxton as Susan B. Anthony. Haines also directed episodes of Knots Landing and Hill Street Blues. Her made-for-TV movies included The Jilting of Granny Weatherall, based on the book by Katherine Anne Porter, and the childhood drama Something About Amelia, which earned several Golden Globe awards. Her later television work included the anthology programs Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Tales From the Crypt. In 1986, Haines made her theatrical feature debut with Children of a Lesser God, based on the play by Mark Medoff. Starring William Hurt, the film earned much attention at the Academy Awards, and a Best Actress Oscar for newcomer Marlee Matlin. Hurt was also the star of Haines' 1991 movie The Doctor, based on the memoirs of Edward E. Rosenbaum and adapted by Anthony Minghella. The director's next project was the low-key drama Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, starring Richard Harris and Robert Duvall. In 1996, Haines turned to producing with the Southern-style drama A Family Thing, written by a struggling screenwriter named Billy Bob Thornton. She continued producing films after that, including those that she directed herself (Dance With Me, The Outsider). In 2002, Haines produced Denzel Washington's directorial debut Antwone Fisher and the documentary Los Zafiros: Music From the Edge of Time.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Ron Clark Story Director 2006
79% Antwone Fisher Producer $20.9M 2002
No Score Yet The Outsider Director Executive Producer 2002
No Score Yet Los Zafiros: Music From The Edge Of Time Executive Producer 2002
51% Dance with Me Director 1998
73% A Family Thing Producer 1996
57% Wrestling Ernest Hemingway Director 1994
82% The Doctor Director 1991
81% Children of a Lesser God Director 1986
No Score Yet American Short Story Director 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Director
  • 1993
  • 1990
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
Director
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet Knots Landing
1979-1993
Director
  • 1982

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