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Allan Arkush (born April 30, 1948 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American cult film and television director and frequent collaborator of Joe Dante.
Arkush grew up in Fort Lee, New Jersey. He got his start in the industry working in the trailer department for Roger Corman. He later went on to direct the Corman produced films Hollywood Boulevard, Deathsport, and Rock 'n' Roll High School. Arkush also contributes commentary to the web series Trailers From Hell.
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In the final decades of the 20th century, the Philippines was a country where low-budget exploitation-film producers were free to make nearly any kind of movie they wanted, any way they pleased. It was a country with extremely lax labor regulations and a very permissive attitude towards cultural expression. As a result, it became a hotbed for the production ...
Runtime: 84 min.
Directed by: Mark Hartley
As: Audience Member
Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save the drugs, violence, and rock and roll from Beverly's schemes.
Runtime: 92 min.
Directed by: Allan Arkush
Documentary examining the life and career of producer/director Roger Corman. Clips from his films and interviews with actors and crew members who have worked with him are featured.
Runtime: 155 min.
Directed by: Christian Blackwood
A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and a bunch of reward seekers are determined to stop her.
Runtime: 84 min.
Directed by: Ron Howard
Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) and his blazing red Pontiac enter the Trans-America Grand Prix, an underground road race spanning the continent in which there are no rules, no speed limits and no heed for the law. En route, Buckman jockeys with an international ensemble of racers for a $100,000 purse. But there are none more important than Cade Redman (Bill McKinney), his ...
Runtime: 93 min.
Directed by: Paul Bartel
As: Sheriff with Rifle
Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the unsung heroes who grind out the B movies massacred by critics, but nursed fondly in the hearts of film fans everywhere.
Runtime: 83 min.