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Adam Rifkin is a writer/director/producer/actor whose eclectic career ranges from broad family comedies to gritty urban dramas. Most recently Rifkin wrote, directed, and starred in Homo Erectus, a comedy set in caveman times that had its World Premier at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival. Additionally, Rifkin wrote Underdog for Walt Disney Studios. ... See full bio »

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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Small Soldiers
(1998)
Zoom
Zoom Writer
(2006)
Underdog
Underdog Writer
(2007)
The Chase
The Chase Writer
(1994)

Filmography

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 2017/I Dog Years
 2015 Shooting the Warwicks (writer)
 2014 Giuseppe Makes a Movie (Documentary)
 2012 Reality Show (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Roadkill (2012)
- Manipulation (2012)
- Fired Up (2012)
- Animal Instincts (2012)
 2011 Chillerama (written by - segment "Wadzilla")
 2010 Knucklehead (written by)
 2010 Look (TV Series) (written by)
 2007 Underdog (screenplay) / (story)
 2007 Look (written by)
 2007 Homo Erectus (written by)
 2006 Zoom (screen story) / (screenplay)
 2001 Night at the Golden Eagle (written by)
 1998 Welcome to Hollywood (story)
 1998 Small Soldiers (written by)
 1998/II Denial (written by)
 1997 Mousehunt (written by)
  Bone Chillers (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1996) (co-creator - 2 episodes, 1996) (creator - 2 episodes, 1996)
- Mr. Fitz and Dr. Hyde (1996) ... (co-creator)
- Mummy Dearest (1996) ... (co-creator)
- Frankenturky (1996) ... (writer)
- Teacher Creature (1996) ... (creator)
- Art Intimidates Life (1996) ... (writer)
 1994 The Chase (written by)
 1990 The Invisible Maniac (screenplay - as Rif Coogan) / (story - as Rif Coogan)
 1989 Going Overboard (uncredited)
 1989 Never on Tuesday (written by)
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An Adam Rifkin movie is really a movie that I think of as a career movie. Rif Coogan movies are more for fun, my own personal edification, and for practice.

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At 21 Rifkin was hired by 20th Century Fox to write and direct a new version of The Planet Of The Apes. In Rifkin's original script the ape empire had reached its Roman era and the film was going to feel very much like Spartacus with primates. The studio loved Rifkin's draft but several days before pre-production was to commence the head of the studio was fired and the project was shelved. ... See more »

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