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Richard O. Helmer

Richard O. Helmer is known for his work on Pearl Harbor (2001), Apocalypse Now (1979) and Armageddon (1998). See full bio »

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Known For

Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Special Effects
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Special Effects
Armageddon Special Effects
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2 Special Effects


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  The Mission (Short) (special effects technician) (post-production)
 2015 The Player (TV Series) (special effects pyro technician - 2 episodes)
- House Rules (2015) ... (special effects pyro technician)
- The Big Blind (2015) ... (special effects pyro technician - uncredited)
 2014 Kaiju Fury! (Short) (pyrotechnician)
 2014 Fury (special effects technician: Los Angeles)
 2013 2 Guns (special effects technician)
 2010/I Burlesque (special effects coordinator)
 2009 Entourage (TV Series) (special effects technician - 1 episode)
- The Sorkin Notes (2009) ... (special effects technician - as Rich Helmer)
 2009 Post Grad (special effects technician)
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (special effects: 4Ward Productions)
 2005 Zathura: A Space Adventure (special effects technician)
 2004 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (special effects coordinator: pyro elements unit)
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (special effects technician)
 2003 House of Sand and Fog (special effects director)
 2003 Jeepers Creepers II (special effects coordinator)
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie) (special effects supervisor - as Richard Helmer)
 2002 Clockstoppers (special effects coordinator)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (pyrotechnician) / (special effects)
 2001 Ambush (Short) (special effects foreman - as Rich Helmer)
 2000 U-571 (special effects supervisor: underwater unit - as Richard Helmer)
 1998 Armageddon (special effects foreman)
 1997 Asteroid (TV Movie) (special effects supervisor)
 1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (special effects)
 1994 Blankman (special effects)
 1991 What About Bob? (special effects supervisor)
 1990 Men at Work (special effects consultant)
 1990 Ghost Dad (special effects supervisor)
 1989 Chattahoochee (special effects)
 1988 Child's Play (special effects supervisor)
 1988 War Party (special effects supervisor)
 1988 Necessity (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator - as Richard Helmer)
 1988 Pulse (special effects)
 1987 Who's That Girl (special effects coordinator)
 1987 Summer School (special effects foreman - as Richard Helmer)
 1986 Wisdom (special effects coordinator - as Richard Helmer)
 1986 Eye of the Tiger (special effects - as Richard Helmer)
 1986 Jackals (special effects)
 1985 Space (TV Mini-Series) (special effects - 4 episodes)
- Part V (1985) ... (special effects)
- Part IV (1985) ... (special effects)
- Part II (1985) ... (special effects)
- Part I (1985) ... (special effects)
 1981 Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (special effects)
 1980 Alligator (special effects coordinator)
 1979 Avalanche Express (special effects gaffer: Apogee - as Richard Helmer)
 1979 Over the Edge (special effects assistant - as Richard Helmer)
 1979 Apocalypse Now (special effects - as Richard Helmer)
 1979 Tourist Trap (special effects)
 1978 High-Ballin' (special effects - as Richard Helmer)
 1978 Shoot the Sun Down (special effects - as Richard Helmer)
 1977 Rolling Thunder (special effects - as Richard Helmer)
 1977 Stunts (special effects)
 1976 The River Niger (special effects - as Richard Helmer)
 1975 Jaws (special effects - uncredited)
 1975 Race with the Devil (special effects - as Richard Helmer)
 1975 The Legend of Lizzie Borden (TV Movie) (special effects - as Richard Helmer)
 1973 Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (special effects - as Rich Helmer)
 1972 Garden of the Dead (special effects - as Richard Helmer)
 1972 Silent Running (special effects)
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Alternate Names:

Richard Helmer | Richie Helmer | Rich Helmer

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