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A.D. Flowers (1917–2001)

For more than thirty years, A. D. Flowers worked his magic in movies and on TV and ended his career as one of Hollywood's most highly respected and sought-after special effects experts. His craft, however, predated the now-universally employed computerized high-tech FX that the movie and TV industry relies upon today. Explosives, flashbulbs, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Poseidon Adventure
The Poseidon Adventure Special Effects
(1972)
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Tora! Tora! Tora! Special Effects
(1970)
1941
1941 Special Effects
(1979)
The Towering Inferno
The Towering Inferno Special Effects
(1974)

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 1979 1941 (special effects creator)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (special effects coordinator)
 1978 The Fury (special effects)
 1977 Red Alert (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1976 The Missouri Breaks (special effects)
 1975 Breakheart Pass (special effects)
 1974 The Towering Inferno (mechanical effects)
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (special effects)
 1973 Sleeper (special effects)
 1973 Dillinger (special effects)
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (mechanical effects)
 1972 The Godfather (special effects: Oaktree Productions)
 1971 Harold and Maude (special effects)
 1971 Support Your Local Gunfighter (special effects - as A. D. Flowers)
 1970 Rio Lobo (special effects)
 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! (mechanical effects)
 1970 Bloody Mama (special effects)
 1969 Take the Money and Run (special effects)
 1967-1968 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series) (special effects - 25 episodes)
- Time Bomb (1968) ... (special effects)
- The War Diamonds (1968) ... (special effects)
- The Frame-Up (1968) ... (special effects)
- The Plot to Kill (1968) ... (special effects)
- War and Crime (1968) ... (special effects)
 1964-1967 Combat! (TV Series) (special effects - 77 episodes)
- The Partisan (1967) ... (special effects)
- Jonah (1967) ... (special effects)
- Nightmare on the Red Ball Run (1967) ... (special effects)
- A Little Jazz (1967) ... (special effects)
- The Gauntlet (1967) ... (special effects)
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series) (special effects)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz (special effects assistant - uncredited)
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Flowers and Logan R. Frazee collaborated to create an apparatus that used miniature planes to simulate the bank and roll of planes in aerial combat. They dubbed the apparatus the "guillotine" for the shape and look of it. Frazee and Flowers shared a technical achievement Oscar for their creation. See more »

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