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Randal Kleiser

Randal Kleiser has been an internationally known film director since the release of his first feature, Grease (1978), the most successful movie musical ever made. Other features include The Blue Lagoon (1980) with Brooke Shields, Summer Lovers (1982) starring Peter Gallagher and Daryl Hannah, Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) with Jamie Lee Curtis, Flight ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Defrost (Video short)
 2005 Love Wrecked
 1999 Royal Standard (TV Movie)
 1996 It's My Party
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
 1994 Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (Short) (uncredited)
 1991/I White Fang
 1982 Summer Lovers
 1980 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (film segment director - 1 episode)
- Elliott Gould/Kid Creole & the Coconuts (1980) ... (film segment director)
 1978 Grease
 1977 The Gathering (TV Movie)
 1977 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975-1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Nightmare (1976)
 1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (TV Movie)
 1976 Family (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1976 The Rookies (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1974-1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- A Fevered Angel (1974)
 1975 All Together Now (TV Movie)
 1975 Lucas Tanner (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bonus Baby (1975)
 1973 Peege (Short)
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Randall Kleiser | Randel Kleiser

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I try to get the script onto film in an entertaining way. If there's any style, that's for other people to analyze because I don't consciously try to say, "Now, I'll give it this look." I try to go with the feel a script should have. When I do get into a darker film, I'll try to execute that as best I can, too. I don't consciously go into a project thinking that I'm now going to put my stamp on ... See more »


Was to direct _Muppets From Space (1999)_, but was dropped before production began. See more »

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