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Robert M. Young

Highest Rated:   100% The Plot Against Harry (1989)
Lowest Rated:   8% Splitting Heirs (1993)
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New York-born Robert M. Young began his directorial career in association with Michael Roemer in 1960 with a documentary on sit-ins for the NBC White Paper series. This was followed by a documentary on Angola. In 1962, their controversial documentary on poverty in Palermo, Sicily, The Inferno, was rejected by the NBC network, but was later re-edited and shown at film festivals. Their next film together, Nothing but a Man (1965), became an acclaimed drama dealing with race relations in the United States as few feature films were willing to attempt, telling the tale of a black man (Ivan Dixon) with dreams beyond the station that society is willing to permit, and the price that he pays for them. Young didn't make his next movie, Alambrista!, as a director until a dozen years later, but he has always worked in serious films, often at the expense of popular acceptance. His adaptation of the stage prison drama Short Eyes (1978) proved critically successful, and One Trick Pony (1980) -- perhaps Young's most obvious attempt at a "commercial" film -- attracted a lot of attention as a vehicle for Paul Simon as an actor, although it ultimately failed due to Simon's limitations in that role. The violent, feminist-oriented drama Extremities (1986) helped establish Farrah Fawcett as a serious actress, but received considerable criticism, mostly owing to its theatrical origins, which didn't allow the work to translate well to the screen. Dominick and Eugene (1988) is his most successful film, a serious drama about the love between a young physician (Ray Liotta) and his childlike twin (Tom Hulce).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Romance With A Double Bass
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Playing for Change
  • Director
2003
42% China: The Panda Adventure
  • Director
2001
No Score Yet Solomon
  • Director
1997
77% Caught
  • Director
1996
No Score Yet Slave of Dreams
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet Solomon & Sheba
  • Director
1995
8% Splitting Heirs
  • Director
1993
No Score Yet Roosters
  • Director
1993
73% American Me
  • Producer
1992
No Score Yet Talent for the Game
  • Director
1991
57% Triumph of the Spirit
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1989
100% The Plot Against Harry
  • Producer
1989
80% Dominick and Eugene
  • Director
1988
40% Extremities
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Saving Grace
  • Director
$10.8M 1986
100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez
  • Director
1982
No Score Yet One-Trick Pony
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet World is Full of Married Men
  • Director
1980
67% Rich Kids
  • Director
1979
100% Alambrista!
  • Director
1977
91% Short Eyes
  • Director
1977
No Score Yet Romance With a Double Bass
  • Director
1974
No Score Yet Trauma
  • Director
1962

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Battlestar Galactica
2005-2009
  • Director
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
  • Screenwriter
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Screenwriter
  • 1977
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • 1976
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
  • Screenwriter
  • 1973

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