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Bruce Surtees (1937–2012)

Bruce Surtees was born on August 3, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Bruce Mohr Powell Surtees. He is known for his work on Dirty Harry (1971), Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and Escape from Alcatraz (1979). He was married to Carol Buby and Judy Rucker. He died on February 23, 2012 in Carmel, California. See full bio »

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Dirty Harry
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Beverly Hills Cop
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Escape from Alcatraz
Escape from Alcatraz Cinematographer
The Outlaw Josey Wales
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 2002/I Joshua
 2001 And Never Let Her Go (TV Movie)
 2000 American Tragedy (TV Movie)
 2000 Thin Air (TV Movie)
 1999 The Lady in Question (TV Movie)
 1999 Lethal Vows (TV Movie)
 1999 That Championship Season (TV Movie)
 1999 Dash and Lilly (TV Movie)
 1999 Murder in a Small Town (TV Movie)
 1994 The Birds II: Land's End (TV Movie)
 1993 The Crush
 1992 That Night
 1991 The Super
 1991 Run (director of photography)
 1987 Back to the Beach (director of photography)
 1986 Ratboy
 1986 Out of Bounds
 1986 Psycho III
 1985 Pale Rider (director of photography)
 1984 Beverly Hills Cop (director of photography)
 1984 Tightrope (director of photography)
 1983 Sudden Impact (director of photography)
 1983 Bad Boys
 1982 Honkytonk Man
 1982 Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (director of photography)
 1982 White Dog (director of photography)
 1982 Firefox (director of photography)
 1981 Inchon
 1979 Escape from Alcatraz (director of photography)
 1979 Dreamer
 1978 Movie Movie (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
 1978 Big Wednesday (director of photography)
 1976 The Shootist (director of photography)
 1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales (director of photography)
 1976 Leadbelly
 1976 Sparkle
 1975 Night Moves (director of photography - as Pierre William Glenn)
 1974 Lenny
 1973 The Outfit
 1973 Blume in Love
 1973 High Plains Drifter (director of photography)
 1972 Joe Kidd (director of photography)
 1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (director of photography)
 1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (director of photography)
 1971 Dirty Harry (director of photography)
 1971 Play Misty for Me (director of photography)
 1971 The Beguiled (director of photography)
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Pierre William Glenn

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