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Sidney Hayers

Lowest Rated:   73% A Bridge Too Far (1977)
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A prolific, workhorse director whose later credit list reads like a greatest-hits compilation of 1980s television, Sidney Hayers' early focus was on features, though he did helm episodes of the classic British adventure series The Avengers. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1921, Hayers began his film career in the cutting room, editing such features as Romeo and Juliet (1954) and A Night to Remember (1958). He broke into directing with 1958's Violent Moment and kept busy with such features as Circus of Horrors (1960) and Night of the Eagle (1962). With The Avengers, he established himself as a bankable TV director, as well. Hayers' penchant for tension and the macabre often found him stepping behind the camera for such horror-flavored thrillers as Assault (1970), Revenge (1971), Deadly Strangers (1974), and Diagnosis: Murder (1974). After directing episodes of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in 1977, Hayers turned his attention almost exclusively to the small screen. Comfortable working on both sides of the pond, the director frequently shifted between the U.K. and the U.S., with stateside work including such '80s series popcorn fare as Magnum, P.I., The Fall Guy, T.J. Hooker, Knight Rider, The A-Team, and Baywatch. Hayers' pace slowed somewhat in the '90s. He died of cancer February 8, 2000, in Altea, Spain.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Southern Star
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Conquest of the Earth
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet The Seekers
  • Director
1979
73% A Bridge Too Far
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet What Changed Charley Farthing? (El tramposo)(The Bananas Boat)(The Swindler)
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet Diagnosis: Murder
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet King Arthur, the Young Warlord
  • Director
1975
No Score Yet Terror from Under the House
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Deadly Strangers
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Mister Jerico
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet Assault (In the Devil's Garden)(Satan's Playthings)(The Creepers)(Tower of Terror)
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet The Firechasers
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet The Trap (The Mad Trapper)
  • Director
1966
No Score Yet Finders Keepers
  • Director
1966
75% Night of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn! )
  • Director
1962
No Score Yet Payroll (I Promised to Pay)
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Circus of Horrors (Phantom of the Circus)
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet lili
  • Director
1960

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