Rick Rosenthal

Rick Rosenthal

Highest Rated: 100% The Boy Behind the Door (2020)

Lowest Rated: 11% Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

Birthday: Jun 15, 1949

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Director Rick Rosenthal is best known for his work on "Bad Boys"--the tough 1983 drama featuring a searing early performance by Sean Penn as a juvenile delinquent. Rosenthal graduated from Harvard before attending the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He got his start directing features with 1981's "Halloween II," the follow-up to John Carpenter's genre-defining horror film. On the set, he met actress Nancy Stephens, whom he later married. In 2002, Rosenthal returned to Michael Myers territory with "Halloween: Resurrection," the eighth film in the un-killable franchise. After "Bad Boys," he directed the Cold War fable "Russkies" (1987), starring a very young Joaquin Phoenix, and the Vietnam veteran drama "Distant Thunder" (1988), starring Ralph Macchio and John Lithgow. Both were poorly received, and Rosenthal largely turned to TV work, presiding over episodes of "Life Goes On,""Providence,""Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and "Smallville." In 1994, he wisely took his name off "The Birds II: Land's End," and throughout the 2000s, he worked on hit shows like "Veronica Mars," "90210," and "Drop Dead Diva."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet The Boy Behind the Door Producer - 2020
86% 86% Standing Up, Falling Down Producer - 2019
96% 63% Dark Money Executive Producer $164K 2018
No Score Yet 86% A Thousand Junkies Executive Producer - 2017
100% 67% Bending the Arc Executive Producer $12.2K 2017
77% 63% And Punching the Clown Producer - 2016
29% 75% Destined Producer - 2016
78% 61% Band of Robbers Producer - 2015
94% 72% King Jack Executive Producer - 2015
No Score Yet 90% Aram, Aram Executive Producer - 2015
No Score Yet 100% Crescendo! The Power of Music Executive Producer - 2014
No Score Yet 83% Big in Japan Executive Producer - 2014
76% 67% Match Producer $30.5K 2014
33% 29% Drones Director,
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Tuna Director - 2012
68% 54% California Solo Executive Producer $15.4K 2012
67% 62% On the Ice Executive Producer $70.5K 2011
60% 56% Greta Producer - 2009
84% 65% Kabluey Producer $83.4K 2007
45% 50% Nearing Grace Director,
Producer
- 2005
89% 81% Mean Creek Producer $603.9K 2004
67% 80% Deep Blue Cinematographer $129.9K 2003
11% 25% Halloween: Resurrection Professor (Character),
Director
$30.3M 2002
20% 55% Just a Little Harmless Sex Director,
Producer
$87.8K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devlin Director - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nasty Boys Director - 1989
14% 43% Russkies Director $1.8M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dalton Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Code of Vengeance Director - 1985
17% 82% American Dreamer Director - 1984
89% 81% Bad Boys Director - 1983
32% 63% Halloween II Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go for It Producer - 1976

TV

Credit
51% 71% Beauty and the Beast Director 2013
No Score Yet 37% 90210 Director 2009
75% 64% Greek Director 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life on Mars Director 2009
78% 81% Smallville Director 2005-2008 2003
15% No Score Yet Flash Gordon Director 2007
92% 79% Veronica Mars Director 2006
73% No Score Yet The Handler Director 2003
21% No Score Yet Hack Director 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Director 2001-2003
82% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Director 2002
27% No Score Yet MDs Director 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Souls Director 2001
59% No Score Yet Falcone Director 2000
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Director 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Director 1999
0% No Score Yet Dellaventura Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Director 1996-1997

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