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Abel Ferrara

Born in the Bronx, Ferrara started making amateur films on Super 8 in his teens before making his debut with violent exploitation films such as 'Driller Killer' and 'Ms.45'. Good reviews for the latter helped create his cult reputation, leading to larger budgets, studio funding and 'name' actors (Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel), but he still ... See full bio »
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 2014 Pasolini
 2012 No Saints (Video short)
 2010 Mulberry St. (Documentary)
 2009 42 One Dream Rush (Short)
 2008 Chelsea on the Rocks (Documentary)
 2007 Go Go Tales
 2005/I Mary
 2001 'R Xmas
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie) (segment "Love on the A Train")
 1997 The Blackout
 1996 The Funeral
 1996 Mylène Farmer: California (Video short)
 1995 The Addiction
 1989 Cat Chaser
 1988 The Loner (TV Movie)
 1987 China Girl
 1986 Crime Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1986)
 1986 The Gladiator (TV Movie)
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Dutch Oven (1985)
 1984 Fear City
 1981 Ms .45
 1977 Not Guilty: For Keith Richards (Documentary short)
 1976 9 Lives of a Wet Pussy (as Jimmy Boy L)
 1973 Could This Be Love (Short)
 1972 The Hold Up (Short)
 1971 Nicky's Film (Short)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed Ben Folds Five video "Don't Change Your Plans" (1999). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jimmy Boy L | Jimmy Laine | Laine

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I live with a bunch of yuppies and models. See more »


Grew up in Peekskill, New York. See more »


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