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John D. Hancock


Directed one Oscar-nominated performance: Vincent Gardenia in Bang the Drum Slowly (1973).

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Prancer Director
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 2015 The Looking Glass (attached)
 2004 Suspended Animation: Behind the Scenes (Video documentary short)
 2001 Suspended Animation (as John Hancock)
 1997-1999 Cracker: Mind Over Murder (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Best Boys (1999) ... (as John Hancock)
- Madwoman (1997) ... (as John Hancock)
 1997 Dellaventura (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dreamers (1997) ... (as John Hancock)
 1989 Prancer (as John Hancock)
 1988 Steal the Sky (TV Movie)
 1987 Weeds (as John Hancock)
 1985-1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Once and Future King/A Saucer of Loneliness (1986) ... (segment "A Saucer of Loneliness", as John Hancock)
- Take My Life... Please!/Devil's Alphabet/The Library (1986) ... (segment "The Library", as John Hancock)
- Profile in Silver/Button, Button (1986) ... (segment "Profile in Silver", as John Hancock)
- If She Dies/Ye Gods (1985) ... (segment "If She Dies")
- Healer/Children's Zoo/Kentucky Rye (1985) ... (segment "Kentucky Rye", as John Hancock)
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Virgin and the Turkey (1985) ... (as John Hancock)
- Oh, You Kid (1985)
 1985 Lady Blue (TV Series)
 1985 Cover Up (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Adams' Ribs (1985) ... (as John Hancock)
 1981 Wolfen (uncredited)
 1979 California Dreaming (as John Hancock)
 1976 Baby Blue Marine (as John Hancock)
 1973 Bang the Drum Slowly (as John Hancock)
 1971 Let's Scare Jessica to Death (as John Hancock)
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John Hancock | Ralph Rose

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Directed one Oscar-nominated performance: Vincent Gardenia in Bang the Drum Slowly (1973).

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