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  1. Jim_K

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    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)
     
  2. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    RENNY HARLIN (1959 - )


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

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    RENNY HARLIN

    Seen: 3
    Like: 2
    Own: 2

    Rank order:

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

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    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.
     
  5. Brook K

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    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
     
  6. Steve Christou

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

    Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Mindhunters (2004) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Driven (2001) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Deep Blue Sea (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Cutthroat Island (1995) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Cliffhanger (1993) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) [​IMG]
    Die Hard 2 (1990) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Prison (1988)
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    Yeah! The fabulous Renny Harlin, at last! [​IMG] 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
     
  7. Rich Malloy

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    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.
     
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    Jeez. How many alias's does Bill McA have on this forum anyway? [​IMG]



    Oh dear oh dear, friends and relatives know about this yet? Have you fully recovered?
     
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    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+
     
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    Ratings from [​IMG] to [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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

    Seen 14
    Own 3
     
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    1. The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane-VERY underrated, it seems most people don't give it a fair shake because of the "Dice" factor...[​IMG]

    2. Die Hard 2-worthy sequel

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

    4. Cliffhanger

    5. Driven
     
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    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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    Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
    Deep Blue Sea (1999) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) [​IMG]



    *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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    The Covenant (2006) [​IMG]

    Seen 13
    Own 3
     
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    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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    Cliffhanger (1993) - 2/10
    Die Hard 2 (1990) - 8/10
     
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    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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    A hack of the finest caliber.

    ALL RATINGS OUT OF
    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)


    Edited by Brian.L - 8/4/2009 at 08:37 am GMT
     
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    *whoops*
     
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    Updated Master list...............................
     

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