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Roger Spottiswoode

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B: January 5, 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario
Roger Spottiswoode is the son of Raymond Spottiswoode, an ex-producer and technical planning officer with the National Film Board. Raised in England, he worked in television and as a documentary film editor. His work on three Sam Peckinpah films, Straw Dogs (1971), The Getaway (1972), and Pat Garrett (1973), shifted his career to the mainstream. He continued editing features and continued working in television but then in 1980 he made his directorial debut with Terror Train, starring Jamie Lee Curtis.


Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Terror Train (1980)
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)
The Renegades (TV-1982)
Under Fire (1983)
The Best of Times (1986)
The Last Innocent Man (TV-1987)
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Third Degree Burn (TV-1989)
Turner & Hooch (1989)

Air America (1990)
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
And the Band Played On (TV-1993)
Mesmer (1994)
Hiroshima (TV-1995)
Murder Live! (TV-1997)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Noriega: God`s Favorite (TV-2000)
The 6th Day (2000)
The Matthew Shepard Story (TV-2002)
Ice Bound (TV-2003)
Spinning Boris (2003)
Ripley Under Ground (2005)
Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
The Children of Huang Shi (2007)

Forgiveness and Justice (2010, documentary)
The Spire (2010)
The Precious One (2010)
Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness (2012)
The Impossible Dream (2013)
Midnight Sun (2014)
A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
Costa Concordia (TV-2017, announced)


TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
Prince Street (1997)



This poster for the movie Terror Train was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.
This poster for the movie Terror Train was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.


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