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Ivan Passer

Ivan Passer was born on July 10, 1933 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is a director and writer, known for The Loves of a Blonde (1965), Born to Win (1971) and Stalin (1992). See full bio »

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 2000 Picnic (TV Movie)
 1995 Kidnapped (TV Movie)
 1994 While Justice Sleeps (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1992 Stalin (TV Movie)
 1991 Fourth Story (TV Movie)
 1985 Creator
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Nightingale (1983)
 1981 Cutter's Way
 1977 Silver Bears
 1971 Born to Win
 1964 Fádní odpoledne (Short)
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[on Law and Disorder (1974)] I met a taxi driver who told me he was part of a vigilante group in Lower Manhattan, trying to protect the neighborhood against crime. I thought it was a great idea for a comedy. I wrote the script and I made a big mistake: it was almost like a slapstick comedy, [on Ernest Borgnine] was one of the guys, and for some reason I killed Ernie's character in the film. It ... See more »


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