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W.D. Richter

Highest Rated: 92% Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Lowest Rated: 8% Nickelodeon (1976)

Birthday: Dec 7, 1945

Birthplace: New Britain, Connecticut, USA

Versatile writer and sporadic producer-director of offbeat genre features of the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Richter debuted as a screenwriter and associate producer with "Slither" (1973), a quirky yet popular caper/road movie starring James Caan. The success of this film propelled him to the front ranks of Hollywood screenwriters and, for awhile, Richter was one of the industry's highest paid writers.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
12% 39% Stealth Screenwriter $31.7M 2005
64% 72% Home for the Holidays Writer $17.0M 1995
58% 67% Late for Dinner Director,
Producer
$8.2M 1991
75% 82% Big Trouble in Little China Writer $11.0M 1986
67% 69% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension Director,
Producer
- 1984
33% 22% All Night Long Screenwriter - 1981
75% 73% Brubaker Screenwriter - 1980
59% 58% Dracula Writer - 1979
92% 82% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Writer - 1978
8% 49% Nickelodeon Writer - 1976
75% 55% Slither Screenwriter,
Associate Producer
- 1973