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Eagle Pennell (1952–2002)

Independent filmmaker Eagle Pennell was born Glenn Irwin Pinnell on July 28, 1952 in Andrews, West Texas. Eagle grew up in College Station, Texas. His father Charles taught civil engineering at Texas A&M University. Pennell first developed an interest in cinema as a teenager and used a Super 8 camera to shoot comedy skits performed by his sisters.... See full bio »


(age 49) in Houston, Texas, USA

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Last Night at the Alamo
The Whole Shootin' Match
A Hell of a Note
A Hell of a Note Director
Doc's Full Service


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 1990 City Life (Documentary)
 1989 Ice House
 1983 Last Night at the Alamo (original film)
 1977 A Hell of a Note (Short)
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 1978 The Whole Shootin' Match (writer)
 1977 A Hell of a Note (Short) (written by)
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 1994 Doc's Full Service (producer)
 1983 Last Night at the Alamo (producer)
 1977 A Hell of a Note (Short) (producer)
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 1983 Last Night at the Alamo (original film)
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 1980 Fast Money
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 1987 My Best Friend Is a Vampire (location manager - as Eagle Penell)
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 2008 The King of Texas (Documentary)

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[from a newspaper article in 1978] All people are asking for is "show me something new and different; be honest with me." And I believe very strongly in regional film. Hollywood is becoming very monotonous. I have ambivalent feelings toward Hollywood. There are not many films coming out of Hollywood that are serious or deal with real life. More often it's just the same old entertainment grind. ... See more »


Changed name as a tribute to Arthur Penn, and Lt. Ross Pennel, from "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon". Battled alcoholism for much of his life, and at one time lived on the streets of Houston. Worked on the production crew of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". See more »

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