Jeffrey Boam

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
A commercially successful writer who scripted David Cronenberg's fine adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dead Zone" (1983) and has recently specialized in action/adventure "blockbusters," Jeffrey Boam has also produced ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1946 in Rochester, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (12)

Lethal Weapon 4 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Metro 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Phantom 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lethal Weapon 3 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lethal Weapon 3 1992 (Movie)

(From Story)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Lethal Weapon 2 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Funny Farm 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Innerspace 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Lost Boys 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Dead Zone 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Straight Time 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (4)

The Phantom 1996 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Witches of Eastwick 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Dead Zone 1983 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Actor (1)

Innerspace 1987 (Movie)

Lydia's Interview (Actor)
Director (1)

Creep Course 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

A commercially successful writer who scripted David Cronenberg's fine adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dead Zone" (1983) and has recently specialized in action/adventure "blockbusters," Jeffrey Boam has also produced and occasionally directed for TV. He got his first break when director Ulu Grosbard optioned a script he had written and hired him to do a rewrite on "Straight Time" (1978), on which Boam eventually shared writing credit with Alvin Sargent and Edward Bunker. Grosbard also hired Boam as assistant director, although the screenplay he had optioned was never made. It was five years before "Dead Zone," Boam's second--and first solo--credit. He was also associate producer on the film, which focused on a man who finds himself with second sight after surviving a near-fatal accident. In 1987, Boam co-wrote "The Lost Boys," a tongue-in-cheek yet nevertheless frightening vampire story. That same year came the release of "Innerspace," which Boam and Chip Poser adapted from Poser's story about a man (Dennis Quaid) who is miniaturized and then injected into the body of a hypochondriac. He also acted in a bit role in the film.

Relationships

Paula Mary Ann Haggar

Wife

Mia Catherine-Maria Boam

Daughter

Tessa Bianca Boam

Daughter

Dashiell Boam

Son

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California 1972

Sacramento State University

Sacramento, California 1970

Milestones

1996

Wrote and co-produced "The Phantom"

1993

Directed episode of "Tales From the Crypt"; also served as executive producer, "Adventures of Brisco Country, Jr."

1992

Continued franchise by working on "Lethal Weapon 3"

1989

Contributed to the script for "Lethal Weapon 2"

1989

Wrote "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"

1988

Co-founded Boam/Cuse Productions

1983

First feature with sole credit (also associate producer), "The Dead Zone"

1978

First feature film credit, assistant director on "Straight Time"

Scripted the proposed fourth installment of the Indiana Jones films

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