Peter Hyams

Director, Screenwriter, Director of photography
This craftsman's action-oriented films are often singled out for their lush cinematography. Early on, Hyams distinguished himself as a quadruple threat, fulfilling the duties of writer, producer, director and ... Read more »
Born: 07/25/1943 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (23)

Enemies Closer 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

A Sound of Thunder 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Threshold 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

The Musketeer 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

End of Days 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

The Relic 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Sudden Death 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Timecop 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Stay Tuned 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Narrow Margin 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

The Presidio 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Running Scared 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

2010 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

The Star Chamber 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Outland 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Hanover Street 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Capricorn One 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Peeper 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Busting 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Our Time 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Goodnight My Love (TV Show)

Director

Rolling Man (TV Show)

Director
Camera, Film, & Tape (13)

Enemies Closer 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Sound of Thunder 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Musketeer 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

End of Days 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Relic 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sudden Death 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Timecop 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stay Tuned 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Narrow Margin 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Presidio 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Running Scared 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

2010 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Writer (12)

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Narrow Margin 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

2010 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Star Chamber 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Outland 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hunter 1980 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hanover Street 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Capricorn One 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Telefon 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Busting 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Our Time 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

T. R. Baskin 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (4)

The Monster Squad 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Running Scared 1986 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

2010 1984 (Movie)

(Producer)

T. R. Baskin 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (1)

Masters of Fantasy: Arthur C. Clarke 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This craftsman's action-oriented films are often singled out for their lush cinematography. Early on, Hyams distinguished himself as a quadruple threat, fulfilling the duties of writer, producer, director and cinematographer, or some combination thereof, on many of his cinematic outings.

Relationships

Ruth Lief

Mother

Sol Hurok

Grandfather

Barry Hyams

Father
died in 1989 at age 78

Arthur Lief

Step-Father

EDUCATION

Hunter College

New York , New York

The School of Performing Arts

New York , New York

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York

Hunter College

New York , New York

Milestones

2005

Directed Edward Burns and Ben Kingsley in "A Sound of Thunder," based on a short story by master of science fiction Ray Bradbury

2001

Directed "The Musketeer"; also served as cinematographer

1997

Was director and director of photography on the thriller "The Relic"

1995

Helmed and shot second Van Damme film, "Sudden Death"

1994

Was director and cinematographer on "Timecop", starring Jean-Claude Van Damme

1988

Reteamed with Connery for the thriller "The Presidio"; directed and served as director of photography

1986

Produced, shot and directed "Running Scared"

1984

Wrote, produced, directed and photographed sci-fi feature "2010", a sequel to "2001: A Space Odyssey"

1981

First screen collaboration with Sean Connery, "Outland", a loose remake of "High Noon" set in outer space; Hyams directed and scripted

1978

Wrote and directed the modest thriller "Capricorn One"

1973

Feature film directing debut, "Busting"; also wrote original screenplay

1972

TV-movie directing debut, "Rolling Man" (ABC)

1969

Sold first screenplay, "T.R. Baskin", which he also produced

1966

Covered the Vietnam War for the CBS Network; made a documentary on the conditions in the battle zone

1964

Was youngest news anchorman in the country at WCBS-TV, New York

Formed Peter Hyams Productions

As jazz drummer performed with Maynard Ferguson and Bill Evans

Bonus Trivia

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"I am quite good at capturing the vision I want. And that's my problem. I can see quite clearly that my vision isn't all that extraordinary." --Peter Hyams in CINESCAPE, October 1994

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"Anyone who directs a movie sees the movie [in their head]. Whatever technique you have, whatever craft you have, serves the effort to accomplish in fact what you see in your head. Photography is the language I speak. It's the language I was brought up speaking. It's my training. To me, it's the equivalent of growing up speaking Japanese, and then going to work in Tokyo." --Hyams in CINESCAPE, October 1994

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