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Phil Joanou

Phil Joanou was born on November 20, 1961 in La Cañada, California, USA. He is a director and assistant director, known for Gridiron Gang (2006), Final Analysis (1992) and U2: Rattle and Hum (1988). See full bio »

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 2016/I The Veil (completed)
 2015 Chris Tucker Live (TV Movie)
 2006 Gridiron Gang
 2003 Naked Hotel (TV Movie)
 2002 U2: The Best of 1980-1990 (Video documentary) (videos "Bad", "When Love Comes To Town", "One Tree Hill")
 2002 U2: The Best of 1990-2000 (Video documentary) (videos "If God Will Send His Angels", "One")
 1999/I Entropy
 1998 14 Up in America (TV Movie)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1991 Age 7 in America (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 U2: Rattle and Hum (Documentary)
 1985-1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Doll (1986)
- Santa '85 (1985)
 1984 Last Chance Dance (Short)
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: Directed music video for U2, "All Because of You". See more »

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I did Entropy (1999) for three million, (...) that was just crazy. That's on my site now if you want to see it. (...) It's on Netflix too, but...okay, how bad is this? This guy Elie Samaha financed it., and he sold the video rights before I could sell the theatrical. No one wants theatrical without DVD and VOD. I said, "Elie! How can I sell it to a studio?" "Phil, I don't know what to tell you, I... See more »


First film credit while still a high school student as 'special visual consultant' on Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) under supervision of Star Wars effects innovator John Dykstra. See more »

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