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#1 of 24 Jim_K

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Posted July 13 2005 - 11:50 PM

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of RENNY HARLIN

Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

RENNY HARLIN

5 Days of August (2011)


12 Rounds (2009)
Cleaner (2007)
The Covenant (2006)
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Mindhunters (2004)
Driven (2001)
T.R.A.X. (2000) (TV)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Cutthroat Island (1995)
Cliffhanger (1993)
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Die Hard 2 (1990)
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Prison (1988)
Born American (1986)
Huostaanotto (1980)






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#2 of 24 Jim_K

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Posted July 13 2005 - 11:51 PM

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RENNY HARLIN (1959 -     )


5 Days of August (2011)
12 Rounds (2009) Posted Image Posted Image
Cleaner (2007) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Covenant (2006) Posted Image Posted Image
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) Posted Image Posted Image
Mindhunters (2004) Posted Image Posted Image
Driven (2001)
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T.R.A.X. (2000)
Deep Blue Sea (1999) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Cutthroat Island (1995) Posted Image Posted Image
Cliffhanger (1993) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) Posted Image Posted Image
Die Hard 2 (1990) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) Posted Image Posted Image
Prison (1988) Posted Image Posted Image
Born American (1986)
Huostaanotto (1980)



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#3 of 24 george kaplan

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Posted July 14 2005 - 12:24 AM

RENNY HARLIN

Seen: 3
Like: 2
Own: 2

Rank order:

Cliffhanger (1993)
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)

"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

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"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#4 of 24 SteveGon

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Posted July 14 2005 - 01:02 AM

Land of Legend (2005)
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Mindhunters (2004)
Driven (2001)
T.R.A.X. (2000) (TV)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Cutthroat Island (1995)
Cliffhanger (1993)
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Die Hard 2 (1990)
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Prison (1988)
Born American (1986)
Huostaanotto (1980)


Bolded films I've seen.

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Posted July 14 2005 - 02:27 AM

1. Deep Blue Sea - B
2. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane - B (Haven't seen this in years, so I don't know if I'd still be into the Diceman's schtick)
3. Die Hard 2 - B-
4. Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master - C (I barely remember this entry, does this have the "Freddy's pepproni on a pizza" scene?)

Own: 0
2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

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Posted July 14 2005 - 03:39 AM

[rant]Kill a few people, they call you a murderer. Kill a million and you're a conqueror. [/rant]

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) Posted Image Posted Image
Mindhunters (2004) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Driven (2001) Posted Image Posted Image
Deep Blue Sea (1999) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Cutthroat Island (1995) Posted Image Posted Image
Cliffhanger (1993) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) Posted Image
Die Hard 2 (1990) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Prison (1988)
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Yeah! The fabulous Renny Harlin, at last! Posted Image I've seen Die Hard 2 & Cliffhanger at the cinema. I've got most of the above on disc, he said proudly, but I think Prison is still languishing on tape though, poor thing.

Rankings

1)Cliffhanger "If you're looking for Qualen, try about 4,000 feet south of here. He'll be the one wearing the helicopter."
2)Die Hard 2
3)The Long Kiss Goodnight
4)Deep Blue Sea
5)Nightmare on Elm Street 4


Average Rating 2.6 out of 5

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#7 of 24 Rich Malloy

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Posted July 14 2005 - 04:50 AM

Wow. Seeing his entire ouevre listed up there really slams home what a shitty hack this Harlin feller is. I'm sorry to say I've seen a few of those films, and not a single one even merits this dismissive post.
"Only one is a wanderer;
Two together are always going somewhere."

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Posted July 14 2005 - 05:05 AM

Jeez. How many alias's does Bill McA have on this forum anyway? Posted Image

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I'm sorry to say I've seen a few of those films


Oh dear oh dear, friends and relatives know about this yet? Have you fully recovered?

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Posted July 14 2005 - 06:28 AM

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) - F
Deep Blue Sea (1999) - B-
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) - B+ (Way up there on the "Bad Movies I Love" list
Cutthroat Island (1995) - C+
Die Hard 2 (1990) - B
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) - C+
I don't care for modern films. All crashing cars and close-ups of people's feet.
-Lillian Gish
 

#10 of 24 Bill McA

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Posted July 14 2005 - 05:57 PM

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12 Rounds (2009) Posted Image
Cleaner (2007)
The Covenant (2006) Posted Image
Land of Legend (2005)
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Mindhunters (2004) Posted Image
Driven (2001) Posted Image
T.R.A.X. (2000) (TV)
Deep Blue Sea (1999) Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) Posted Image
Cutthroat Island (1995) Posted Image
Cliffhanger (1993) Posted Image Posted Image
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) Posted Image
Die Hard 2 (1990) Posted Image
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) Posted Image Posted Image (Own the DVD)
Prison (1988) Posted Image Posted Image
Born American (1986) Posted Image
Huostaanotto (1980)

Seen 14
Own 3
       

#11 of 24 Ric Bagoly

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Posted July 20 2005 - 06:06 AM

1. The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane-VERY underrated, it seems most people don't give it a fair shake because of the "Dice" factor...Posted Image

2. Die Hard 2-worthy sequel

3. A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

4. Cliffhanger

5. Driven
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Posted July 20 2005 - 06:31 AM

Seen:
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) - 2/4. Very average, although certainly better than the excreble first sequel. Casting was fairly good and it occasionally had some nice imagery, although there was a bit too much unnecessary CGI for my tastes.
Mindhunters (2004) - 2/4. Pretty average serial killer whodunit, which includes the elaborate killing concepts of other films with a hunting the hunters wrapper. Actual killer is pretty random in motivation and Harlin's direction is serviceable but unspectacular.
Driven (2001) - 0/4. Terrible film on all counts. Stallone under acts, Reynolds over-acts, Kip Pardue manages to be more vacuous than the resident supermodel, Estella Warren. CGI overload, ridiculous street racing segment, Speed Racer like plot in the very worst way, and manages to squeeze in all the eye rolling driving spiritualism that Days of Thunder successfully managed to convey without it feeling as silly.
Deep Blue Sea (1999) - 2.5/4. Not bad monster movie entry with some good moments. Over the top at times, but not in a terrible way.
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) - 3.5/4. A solid action movie entry, and the last one he directed with any amount of personal confidence in my opinion. Everything after this is pure aping. Solid action scenes, nice chemistry between Davis and Jackson, and some good work playing with the conventions that having a super agent be a mother can give.
Cutthroat Island (1995) - 1.5/4. Pretty terrible, primarily because although she tries, Davis and everyone else is a bit too anachronistic and the action sequences feel far too staged to be enjoyed. Davis and Modine have very little chemistry so its no fun watching them together.
Cliffhanger (1993) - 4/4. His best film, with great scenery chewing by Lithgow and solid Stallone in action hero mode. Shot confidently and with one of the more original action movie trailers at the time.
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) - 2.5/4. Probably the best vehicle someone like Clay will ever have, it plays fast and loose and has just enough style behind the camera to make it bearable. I'm no fan, but it's generally good work here.
Die Hard 2 (1990) - 3/4. Hurt primarily by being a sequel, which falls into all the traps of 80s->90s sequels (primarily squeezing in cameos from the original for no reason other than to feature them and constantly reminding you of the original movie's plot). Action is far too Schwarzeneggar for a character like John McClain, and DH3:WaV was a welcome return.
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) - 1.5/4. The beginning of the downfall of the series (which was only redeemed by New Nightmare). Ovedependence on joking Freddy and Friday the 13th inspired deaths.

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Posted February 19 2006 - 12:02 AM

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*I should add that I do enjoy Andrew Dice Clay's crude stand-up schtick, but recall hating the ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE when it premiered (haven't seen it since).

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Posted September 23 2006 - 04:29 AM

UPDATED:

The Covenant (2006) Posted Image

Seen 13
Own 3
       

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Posted October 08 2006 - 10:58 AM

Ratings on a scale of * to *****:

1: Cliffhanger (1993) ****
2: Die Hard 2 (1990) ***½
3: Deep Blue Sea (1999) ***
4: Mindhunters (2004) ***
5: Prison (1988) **
6: The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) **
7: Cutthroat Island (1995) **
8: A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) **
9: Driven (2001) *
10: Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) *

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Posted October 09 2006 - 03:32 AM

Cliffhanger (1993) - 2/10
Die Hard 2 (1990) - 8/10


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Posted November 16 2006 - 01:29 PM

Land of Legend (2005)
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Mindhunters (2004)
Driven (2001)
T.R.A.X. (2000) (TV)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Cutthroat Island (1995)
Cliffhanger (1993)
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
*Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Prison (1988)
Born American (1986)
Huostaanotto (1980)

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Posted February 18 2007 - 09:54 AM

A hack of the finest caliber.

ALL RATINGS OUT OF http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif"> (FIVE) STARS

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The Covenant (2006) http://static.hometh...milies_star.gif">
Land of Legend (2005)
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Mindhunters (2004)
Driven (2001)
T.R.A.X. (2000) (TV)
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Cutthroat Island (1995)
Cliffhanger (1993)
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Die Hard 2 (1990)
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Prison (1988)
Born American (1986)
Huostaanotto (1980)



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Posted February 25 2007 - 05:05 PM

*whoops*

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Posted July 26 2008 - 01:28 AM

Updated Master list...............................
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