Rick Rosenthal

Director Rick Rosenthal is best known for his work on "Bad Boys"--the tough 1983 drama featuring a searing early performance by Sean Penn as a juvenile delinquent. Rosenthal graduated from Harvard before attending the ... Read more »
Born: 06/14/1949

Filmography

Director (53)

Beauty and the Beast 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Drones 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Blink 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Gigantic 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Haven 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

90210 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Amazing Grace 1981 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1995, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Darkroom 1981 - 1982, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Dellaventura 1980 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Early Edition 1980 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Falcone 1980 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Fantasy Island 1980 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Feds 1980 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1997, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Greek 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Hard Copy 1981 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

L.A. Doctors 1980 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Life on Mars 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Mental 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Providence 1980 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Roar 1980 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Secrets of Midland Heights 1980 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1997, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The District 1980 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2001, 2003, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

The Practice 1981 - 1982, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1997, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

Smallville 2003, 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Flash Gordon 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

The Dresden Files 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Angela's Eyes 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Nearing Grace 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Veronica Mars 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Point Pleasant 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Reunion 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Tru Calling 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Hack 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Mister Sterling 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

She Spies 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

The Handler 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Crossing Jordan 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Halloween: Resurrection 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

MDs 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Strong Medicine 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Just A Little Harmless Sex 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Devlin 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Director

The Witches of Eastwick 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

Yesterday/Today 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

Nasty Boys 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Distant Thunder 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Russkies 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

American Dreamer 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Bad Boys 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Halloween II 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Code of Vengeance (TV Show)

Director
Producer (19)

7 Minutes 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Band of Robbers 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Big in Japan 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Match 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cold Comes the Night 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

May in the Summer 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Arcadia 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

California Solo 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Drones 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Fame High 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Fat Kid Rules the World 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

On the Ice 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Open Heart 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

According to Greta 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

All About Us 1980 - 1982, 1985 - 1987, 1994 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

Kabluey 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nearing Grace 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mean Creek 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Just A Little Harmless Sex 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (5)

Fat Kid Rules the World 2012 (Movie)

Swim Coach (Actor)

Halloween: Resurrection 2002 (Movie)

Professor (Actor)

American Dreamer 1984 (Movie)

Max Guffin (Actor)

Johnny Dangerously 1984 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

Bad Boys 1983 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (4)

Great Migrations 1980 - 1982, 1985 - 1987, 1994 - 2001, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Cinematographer

Earth 2009 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

River Monsters 2009 (Tv Show)

Photography

Dirt 1979 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)
Writer (1)

Best Revenge 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Director Rick Rosenthal is best known for his work on "Bad Boys"--the tough 1983 drama featuring a searing early performance by Sean Penn as a juvenile delinquent. Rosenthal graduated from Harvard before attending the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He got his start directing features with 1981's "Halloween II", the follow-up to John Carpenter's genre-defining horror film. On the set, he met actress Nancy Stephens, whom he later married. In 2002, Rosenthal returned to Michael Myers territory with "Halloween: Resurrection", the eighth film in the un-killable franchise. After "Bad Boys", he directed the Cold War fable "Russkies" (1987), starring a very young Joaquin Phoenix, and the Vietnam veteran drama "Distant Thunder" (1988), starring Ralph Macchio and John Lithgow. Both were poorly received, and Rosenthal largely turned to TV work, presiding over episodes of "Life Goes On","Providence","Buffy the Vampire Slayer", and "Smallville". In 1994, he wisely took his name off "The Birds II: Land's End", and throughout the 2000s, he worked on hit shows like "Veronica Mars", "90210", and "Drop Dead Diva".

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1973 - 1975
Graduated 1975

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