Marc Rocco

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Writer-director who graduated to feature releases with the switched-identity, teen comedy "Dream a Little Dream" (1989). Rocco managed to draw out understated performances from his two stars, the two Coreys (Haim and ... Read more »
Born: 06/06/1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Producer (6)

The Jacket 2005 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Murder in the First 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Teresa's Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Where the Day Takes You 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dream A Little Dream 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

Scenes From the Goldmine 1986 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Director (4)

Murder in the First 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Where the Day Takes You 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Dream A Little Dream 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Scenes From the Goldmine 1986 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (4)

The Jacket 2005 (Movie)

(from story) (Source Material)

Where the Day Takes You 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dream A Little Dream 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Scenes From the Goldmine 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (1)

Where the Day Takes You 1992 (Movie)

song producer("For What It's Worth" (new version)) (Song)

Biography

Writer-director who graduated to feature releases with the switched-identity, teen comedy "Dream a Little Dream" (1989). Rocco managed to draw out understated performances from his two stars, the two Coreys (Haim and Feldman), while greatly benefiting from the casting of Jason Robards in a supporting role. His next effort, "Where the Day Takes You" (1992), a "gritty" look at homeless youth, featured a Who's Who of the young Hollywood of its day including Dermot Mulroney, Lara Flynn Boyle and Ricki Lake. His follow-up was the Depression-era prison drama "Murder in the First" (1995), based on the real-life trial that eventually helped shut down Alcatraz. Working with a relatively big budget and stars, Rocco turned out a compelling drama with solid performances from Kevin Bacon, Christian Slater and Gary Oldman. Son of actor Alex Rocco.

Relationships

Alex Rocco

Father
Played Moe Green in "The Godfather" (1972)

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
Left to become a trainee at Warner Bros.

Milestones

2007

Executive produced the film, "Take"

2005

Returned to features as writer-director of "The Jacket"

1995

Helmed the gripping "Murder in the First"; also executive produced

1994

Executive produced the film, "Teresa's Tattoo"

1992

First credit as executive producer, "Where the Day Takes You"; also wrote and directed

1987

Directed first film, "Scenes From the Goldmine"; also wrote and produced

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