Wesley Strick

Wesley Strick

Highest Rated: 93% Arachnophobia (1990)

Lowest Rated: 8% The Tie That Binds (1995)

Birthday: Feb 11, 1954

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

This former New York-based journalist for rock-music oriented magazines such as Circus, Creem and Rolling Stone wrote his first screenplay, "Final Analysis" in 1984. Finally filmed in 1991, the psychological thriller concerns a psychiatrist who has a romance with a patient's sister. Wesley Strick is noted for the psychological dimensions of his characters like the disillusioned former idealistic lawyer and his enthusiastic protege in the courtroom drama, "True Believer" (1989), the small town doctor who is deathly afraid of spiders in the comic thriller, "Arachnophobia" (1990) and most importantly his reworking of the 1962 thriller, "Cape Fear" (1991) in which the perfect American family of the original becomes a dysfunctional group, with Nick Nolte, now a philandering lawyer who did not properly defend his client; Jessica Lange, an unforgiving and still angry wife; and Juliette Lewis, a 15-year old on the cusp of womanhood, psychologically seduced by psycho parolee Robert De Niro in one of the most disturbing and discussed film scenes of 1991. He co-wrote (with Jim Hart) the screenplay for the Jack Nicholson starrer "Wolf" (1994) and made his feature directorial debut with the psychological thriller "The Tie That Binds" (1995). He subsequently contributed to the scripts for "The Saint" (1997) and "Return to Paradise" (1998) before receiving solo credit on the thriller "The Glass House" (2001).



14% 37% The Loft Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$6.0M 2014
15% 43% A Nightmare on Elm Street Screenwriter $63.1M 2010
60% 50% Love Is the Drug Writer - 2006
21% 39% The Glass House Writer $18.0M 2001
No Score Yet 43% Hitched Director,
- 2001
71% 74% Return to Paradise Writer $8.3M 1998
30% 63% The Saint Screenwriter $61.4M 1997
8% 32% The Tie That Binds Director $5.8M 1995
62% 42% Wolf Writer $65.0M 1994
54% 36% Final Analysis Screenwriter $27.0M 1992
74% 77% Cape Fear Screenwriter $76.4M 1991
93% 54% Arachnophobia Screenwriter $53.2M 1990


82% 49% Monsterland Writer 2020
84% 81% The Man in the High Castle Executive Producer 2019