Mini Bio (1)
Cinematic jack-of-all-trades Rick Sloane will never win any special awards for his admittedly cheap'n'cheesy low-budget independent movies, but he nonetheless deserves some respect for weathering the storm of lots of harsh critical notices and cranking out a sizable number of films throughout the years. Rick was born in 1961 and grew up in Los Angeles, California (he even attended Hollywood High School). He started making fake movie trailers as a teenager and originally planned on being an animator. Sloane was inspired to become a full-fledged filmmaker after seeing the hilarious 70's drive-in exploitation schlock parody "Hollywood Boulevard" at age eighteen. Rick went to film school at Los Angeles City College, where he was told by several instructors that he was the least talented student in their classes. Sloane's debut feature was the lame horror slasher spoof "The Movie House Massacre," which he made when he was twenty-one years old. This was followed by the campy sci-fi outing "The Visitants." Rick achieved his greatest notoriety with the atrocious "Gremlins" rip-off "Hobgoblins;" this horrendous dud was famously mocked on the cult TV show "Mystery Science Theater 3000." Sloane really hit his stride with the crudely amusing "Vice Academy" flicks; he wound up making six movies altogether in this particular series (these pictures were made popular by being shown all the time on the late-night cable TV program "USA Up All Night"). "Good Girls Don't" rates highly as Rick's best-ever cinematic venture to date; it's a surprisingly sweet and charming female buddy comedic romp that's funny and touching in equal measure. After an eight year hiatus from filmmaking, Rick Sloane made a comeback with the less than eagerly anticipated belated sequel "Hobgoblins 2."
- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders