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Simon Wincer

Lowest Rated:   6% Lightning Jack (1994)
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An esteemed director/producer in film and television in his native Australia, Simon Wincer has earned his highest accolades in the U.S. for directing the acclaimed television miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989); he also had great success directing Free Willy (1993).Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Wincer helmed scores of series' episodes Down Under. In 1979, Wincer made his directorial bow with the romantic comedy Snapshot. Wincer's first turn as a producer was for the internationally successful The Man From Snowy River (1982). It was after this that his own career flipped into high gear. Wincer's next venture, Phar Lap, the fact-based story of Australia's greatest race horse and his mysterious death, earned considerable critical acclaim and ranks as one Australia's most popular films. Wincer's next film, One Night Stand, was a chilling black comedy about four young people who find themselves stranded in the Sydney Opera House after the start of WWIII. Wincer made a rather inauspicious Hollywood debut with the bland kidpic D.A.R.Y.L. (1985), but did much better with the Disney made-for-television drama The Girl Who Spelled Freedom for which he earned a Christopher Award. For his work on Lonesome Dove, Wincer won an Emmy for Best Director. The show went on to win six more and was nominated for 18 Emmys. Following his success with Free Willy, Wincer's films have been of decidedly uneven quality.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
29% The Cup
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
$1.7M 2012
94% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
  • Director
2008
61% NASCAR: The IMAX Experience
  • Director
$20M 2004
45% The Young Black Stallion
  • Director
$6.1M 2003
No Score Yet Monte Walsh
  • Director
2003
11% Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
  • Director
$25.3M 2001
No Score Yet Crossfire Trail
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Ponderosa
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet P.T. Barnum
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: The Trenches of Hell
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet The Echo of Thunder
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
  • Director
1998
No Score Yet Flash
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Escape: Human Cargo
  • Director
1997
42% The Phantom
  • Director
1996
31% Operation Dumbo Drop
  • Director
1995
6% Lightning Jack
  • Director
1994
57% Free Willy
  • Director
1993
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert
  • Director
1992
22% Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
  • Director
1991
56% Quigley Down Under
  • Director
1990
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove - The Making of An Epic
  • Director
1990
67% The Lighthorsemen
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet The Girl Who Spelled Freedom
  • Director
1986
50% D.A.R.Y.L.
  • Director
1985
100% Phar Lap (Phar Lap: Heart of a Nation)
  • Director
1983
80% The Man from Snowy River
  • Executive Producer
1982
No Score Yet Harlequin (Dark Forces) (The Minister's Magician)
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet Snapshot
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Against the Wind
  • Director
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
2008
  • Director
  • 2008

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