Most Popular Titles With Danny Kortchmar


1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 36,073

2. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

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85 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 112,875 | Gross: $0.19M

3. Up in Smoke (1978)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Music

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57 Metascore

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail.

Directors: Lou Adler, Tommy Chong | Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Strother Martin, Edie Adams

Votes: 31,108 | Gross: $44.36M

4. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 542

5. In Concert (1972– )

90 min | Music

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This late Friday night ABC TV music series (1972-75), produced by Dick Clark Productions, featured select performances from several concerts each week. Footage of top R&B, Folk and Rock ... See full summary »

Stars: Seals & Crofts, Earth Wind & Fire, Chuck Berry, Dr. John

Votes: 21

6. Don Henley: All She Wants to Do Is Dance (1985 Video)

PG-13 | 5 min | Short, Music

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Don Henley performs in the music video "All She Wants to Do Is Dance" from the album "Building the Perfect Beast" recorded for Geffen Records. Don Henley and his band perform the song in a ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Star: Don Henley

7. Drifting Elegant (2006)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

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Drifting Elegant is an exploration of race and intimacy in post 911 America that follows a journalist, his wife and best friend, as they grapple with the blurred boundaries between their ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Glazer | Stars: Josh Stamberg, Jennifer Mudge, Coby Bell, Donnie Keshawarz

Votes: 14

8. Troubadours (2011)

91 min | Documentary, Music

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The lives and careers of James Taylor and Carole King.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Lou Adler, Peter Asher, Lester Bangs, Paul Body

Votes: 36

9. Linda Ronstadt in Concert (1980 TV Movie)

Music

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HBO live concert of Linda Ronstadt.

Director: Stanley Dorfman | Stars: Peter Asher, Dan Dugmore, Kenny Edwards, Bob Glaub

Votes: 7

10. Jockey (2004)

85 min | Documentary

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Director: Kate Davis

Votes: 72

11. You've Got a Friend: The Carole King Story (2015 TV Movie)

59 min

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Director: George Scott | Stars: Lou Adler, Carole Bayer Sager, Anthony DeCurtis, Carole King

Votes: 6

12. Make It Funky! (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Music

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75 Metascore

MAKE IT FUNKY! tells the story of New Orleans through words, sound and picture in this extraordinary documentary featuring the best of New Orleans' musicians, plus special guests Ahmet Ertegun, Bonnie Raitt, and Keith Richards.

Director: Michael Murphy | Stars: Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Amadee Castenell, Anthony Brown

Votes: 63

13. Step Out of Your Mind (1966)

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Director: Joseph W. Sarno | Stars: Patrick Adiarte, Bobby Becker, Kelly Bishop, Nancy Dalton

14. Strong Enough to Break (2006 Video)

Documentary, Music

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Documents the struggles and tension that drove Hanson to leave their major label record company and take a huge risk by starting their own label.

Director: Ashley Greyson | Stars: Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, Zac Hanson, Jeff Fenster

Votes: 206

15. Lisa Marie Presley: Dirty Laundry (2005 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

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Director: Patrick Hoelck | Stars: George Michael, Lisa Marie Presley

16. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Carole King: Natural Woman (2016)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Biography

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Rare home movies, performances and photos help illustrate the life and career of songwriter-singer Carole King, from 1960s New York to Los Angeles in the 1970s to extensive present-day interviews with King and and those who know her best.

Director: George Scott | Stars: Carole King, Eugenia Klein, Sidney N. Klein, Joel Zwick

Votes: 40

17. In Concert (1972– )
Episode: Cat Stevens: Moon & Star (1973)

Music

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Director: Joshua White | Stars: Cat Stevens, Dr. John, Linda Ronstadt, Gerry Conway

Votes: 14

18. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Michael Palin/James Taylor (1979)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

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The host for the episode is Michael Palin (his third appearance), and the musical guest is James Taylor (his second appearance). The skits for this episode are as follows: Fred Silverman ... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Wilson, Walter Williams, James Signorelli | Stars: Michael Palin, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin

Votes: 42

19. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Steve Martin/Jackson Browne (1977)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

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The host for the episode is Steve Martin (his third appearance), and the musical guest is Jackson Browne. The skits for this episode are as follows: Burt Lance, President Carter's budget ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Steve Martin, Jackson Browne, Al Franken, Tom Davis

Votes: 60

20. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter (2011)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography

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58 Metascore

A musical journey tracing the lives and careers of James Taylor and Carole King, pillars of the California singer/songwriter scene, which converged in and around LA's Troubadour Club in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Lou Adler, Peter Asher, Paul Body, Ursula Britton

Votes: 92