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Milius (2013)

A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Milius ... Himself
Ethan Milius Ethan Milius ... Himself
Amanda Milius ... Herself
Walter Murch ... Himself
Randal Kleiser ... Himself
George Lucas ... Himself
William Phelps William Phelps ... Himself
Donald F. Glut ... Himself
Harrison Ford ... Himself
Steven Spielberg ... Himself
Lawrence Gordon ... Himself
Peter Bart ... Himself
Michael Mann ... Himself
Mike Medavoy ... Himself
Albert S. Ruddy ... Himself


A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.

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11 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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The documentary was born out of an interview that Ken Plume did with John Milius 10 years ago. See more »


Francis Ford Coppola: Everything memorable about Apocalypse Now was written by John Milius.
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Wonderful Look at Milius
11 May 2014 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Milius (2013)

**** (out of 4)

Wonderful, all-star tribute to writer-director John Milius who is best remembered for the screenplay to countless classics including DIRTY HARRY, JEREMIAH JOHNSON, THE WIND AND THE LION, APOCALYPSE NOW, CONAN THE BARBARIAN and RED DAWN. This documentary traces his early days at USC and how he started working at AIP before moving onto some of the biggest pictures of the 70s and 80s. This documentary covers the wild stories behind the man and how eventually all of his politics became too much and he was pretty much thrown out of Hollywood. Directors Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson do a marvelous job at telling this story and much like the subject, they don't shy away from telling the truth about Milius. They don't shy away from some of his outrageous antics and they also aren't afraid to ask a pretty basic question about why such a talent just isn't being used as much. The film contains a terrific line up of people being interviewed including the likes of Scorsese, Spielberg, Coppola, Schrader, Stone, Lucas, Dreyfuss, Sam Elliott, Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Ed O'Neil, Stallone, Schwarzenegger and countless others. It's obvious that all of these people hold the subject in high esteem and after watching this documentary I'm sure you will do. The documentary tells a great story and the way it's constructed is another major plus. The interviews are all terrific but we also get plenty of wonderful clips from the movies themselves. There's no doubt that after watching this thing you're going to want to go out and see the movies.

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