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Jack Hill, sometimes referred to as a legendary cult-film director, grew up around movies--his father was a set designer for Warner Brothers since 1925, and later for Walt Disney Studios, where he eventually designed the Disneyland Castle. Jack went to the University of California to study film, where he was a classmate of Francis Ford Coppola--... See full bio »

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(1971)
Coffy Writer
(1973)
Foxy Brown Writer
(1974)

Filmography

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 2000 The Host (Short)
 1982 Sorceress (uncredited)
 1980 Death Ship (story)
 1979 City on Fire (writer)
 1978 The Bees (uncredited)
 1975 Switchblade Sisters (based on a story by)
 1974 The Swinging Cheerleaders (as Jane Witherspoon)
 1974 Foxy Brown (written by)
 1973 Coffy (written by)
 1972 The Woman Hunt (story)
 1972 The Big Bird Cage (written by)
 1971 Fear Chamber (writer)
 1971 Isle of the Snake People (screenplay)
 1970 Higher and Higher (uncredited)
 1969 Pit Stop (writer)
 1968 House of Evil (writer)
 1966 Mondo Keyhole
 1966 Blood Bath (screenplay)
 1963 Dementia 13 (second unit written by)
 1963 The Terror (screenplay)
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Alternate Names:

Brian Stuart | Jane Witherspoon

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Elke
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Personal Quote:

I always wanted people to feel positive at the end of my films. I was always careful to try and juxtapose humor with the violence and tragedy. I think I accomplished that, and perhaps that is why a generation or two later my films are still popular and in-demand while many of the mainstream movies I was up against at the time, and truth be known, I was quite envious of, are now forgotten. See more »

Trivia:

Interviewed in "Wild Beyond Belief: Interviews with Exploitation Filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s" by Brian Albright (McFarland & Co.). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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