Stan Zabka is an assistant director and director, known for Midnight Run (1988), Romancing the Stone (1984) and Forced Vengeance (1982). See full bio »

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Midnight Run Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Romancing the Stone Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Forced Vengeance Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Iron Eagle Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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 1988 Midnight Run (first assistant director: second unit)
 1986 Annihilator (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1986 Iron Eagle (second assistant director: aerial unit)
 1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun (first assistant director)
 1984 Romancing the Stone (first assistant director)
 1983 Trauma Center (TV Series) (assistant director)
 1982-1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series) (first assistant director - 5 episodes)
- Thirty Seconds Over Little Tokyo (1983) ... (first assistant director)
- Space Ranger (1983) ... (first assistant director)
- Live at Eleven (1983) ... (first assistant director)
- The Newlywed Game (1983) ... (first assistant director)
- The Resurrection of Carlini (1982) ... (first assistant director)
 1982 Forced Vengeance (first assistant director)
 1980 Any Which Way You Can (second assistant director)
 1980 A Change of Seasons (second assistant director)
 1980 Bronco Billy (second assistant director - as Stanley J. Zabka)
 1979 The Streets of L.A. (TV Movie) (first assistant director)
 1978 The Eddie Capra Mysteries (TV Series) (second assistant director - 2 episodes)
- Dying Declaration (1978) ... (second assistant director)
- Murder on the Flip Side (1978) ... (second assistant director)
 1978 Baby... I'm Back! (TV Series) (associate director - 1 episode)
- Pay or Die (1978) ... (associate director)
 1976 Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur (TV Movie) (associate director)
 1968-1973 The Doctors (TV Series) (associate director - 805 episodes)
- Episode #1.2841 (1973) ... (associate director - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2840 (1973) ... (associate director - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2839 (1973) ... (associate director - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2838 (1973) ... (associate director - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2837 (1973) ... (associate director - uncredited)
 1969 The Littlest Angel (TV Movie) (associate director)
 1969 Dead of Night: A Darkness at Blaisedon (TV Movie) (associate director)
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Alternate Names:

Stanley J. Zabka

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Father of William Zabka, who played the bully "Johnny" in The Karate Kid (1984).

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