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Rick Bota

Rick Bota is a cinematographer and director, known for Kiss the Girls (1997), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) and House on Haunted Hill (1999). See full bio »
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Known For

Kiss the Girls
Kiss the Girls Camera and Electrical Department
(1997)
Lethal Weapon 4
Lethal Weapon 4 Camera and Electrical Department
(1998)
House on Haunted Hill
House on Haunted Hill Cinematographer
(1999)
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Mimic Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
(1997)

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 2011 The Killing Game (TV Movie)
 2010 Life Unexpected (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2010)
  Raising the Bar (TV Series) (6 episodes, 2008) (director of photography - 3 episodes, 2009)
- Oh, Say Can You Pee (2009) ... (director of photography)
- Maybe, Baby (2009) ... (director of photography)
- Happy Ending (2009) ... (director of photography)
- Roman Holiday (2008)
  Cane (TV Series) (1 episode, 2007) (director of photography - 11 episodes, 2007)
- Open and Shut (2007) ... (director of photography)
- The Perfect Son (2007) ... (director of photography)
- HurriCane (2007) ... (director of photography)
- Time Away (2007) ... (director of photography)
- The Exile (2007) ... (director of photography)
 2006-2007 Jericho (TV Series) (director of photography - 20 episodes)
- Why We Fight (2007) ... (director of photography)
- Coalition of the Willing (2007) ... (director of photography)
- One If by Land (2007) ... (director of photography)
- Casus Belli (2007) ... (director of photography)
- One Man's Terrorist (2007) ... (director of photography)
 2005-2006 Close to Home (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Hot Grrrl (2006)
- The Shot (2006)
- Escape (2006)
 2005 Over There (TV Series)
 2005 Blind Justice (TV Series)
 2001 Valentine (director of photography)
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2000) ... (director of photography)
- Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (2000) ... (director of photography)
 1999 House on Haunted Hill (director of photography)
 1999 Balloon Farm (TV Movie)
 1998 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series) (director of photography - 3 episodes)
- People's Choice (1997) ... (director of photography)
- Panic (1997) ... (director of photography)
- Given the Heir (1997) ... (director of photography)
 1996 The Glimmer Man (director of photography)
 1996 Barb Wire (director of photography)
  Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (20 episodes, 1991 - 1995) (director of photography - 3 episodes, 1993 - 1995)
- You, Murderer (1995) ... (director of photography)
- Comes the Dawn (1995)
- In the Groove (1994)
- The Pit (1994) ... (director of photography)
 1994 The Companion (TV Movie)
 1994 Fortune Hunter (TV Series)
 1993 Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1993 Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1992 Final Embrace
 1992 Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (TV Mini-Series documentary) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Unfinished Business/Motel Hell/Terror for Rent (1992) ... (director of photography)
 1992 Raven (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1991 Deadly Medicine (TV Movie)
 1990 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Opening Night (1990)
 1989 Hardball (TV Series)
 1988 Werewolf (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Gray Wolf (1988) ... (director of photography)
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