Wesley Strick

Screenwriter, Journalist
This former New York-based journalist for rock-music oriented magazines such as Circus, Creem and Rolling Stone wrote his first screenplay, "Final Analysis" in 1984. Finally filmed in 1991, the ... Read more »
Born: 02/11/1954 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (19)

The Loft 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 (Movie)

(Story By)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Addicted To Her Love 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Doom 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Glass House 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mission: Impossible 2 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Return to Paradise 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Saint 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Tie That Binds 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Wolf 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Final Analysis 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Final Analysis 1992 (Movie)

(From Story)

Sneakers 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cape Fear 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Eddie Dodd 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Creator

Arachnophobia 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

True Believer 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

The Loft 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Addicted To Her Love 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (2)

The Tie That Binds 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Hitched (TV Show)

Director
Actor (1)

Biography

This former New York-based journalist for rock-music oriented magazines such as Circus, Creem and Rolling Stone wrote his first screenplay, "Final Analysis" in 1984. Finally filmed in 1991, the psychological thriller concerns a psychiatrist who has a romance with a patient's sister. Wesley Strick is noted for the psychological dimensions of his characters like the disillusioned former idealistic lawyer and his enthusiastic protege in the courtroom drama, "True Believer" (1989), the small town doctor who is deathly afraid of spiders in the comic thriller, "Arachnophobia" (1990) and most importantly his reworking of the 1962 thriller, "Cape Fear" (1991) in which the perfect American family of the original becomes a dysfunctional group, with Nick Nolte, now a philandering lawyer who did not properly defend his client; Jessica Lange, an unforgiving and still angry wife; and Juliette Lewis, a 15-year old on the cusp of womanhood, psychologically seduced by psycho parolee Robert De Niro in one of the most disturbing and discussed film scenes of 1991. He co-wrote (with Jim Hart) the screenplay for the Jack Nicholson starrer "Wolf" (1994) and made his feature directorial debut with the psychological thriller "The Tie That Binds" (1995). He subsequently contributed to the scripts for "The Saint" (1997) and "Return to Paradise" (1998) before receiving solo credit on the thriller "The Glass House" (2001).

Relationships

Louis Strick

Father

Racelle Strick

Mother

Marla Strick

Wife
Married in 1985

Jacob Strick

Son
Born in October 1986 mother, Marla Strick

Samuel Strick

Son
Born in April 1988 mother, Marla Strick

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley , California 1975

Milestones

2010

Penned the screenplay for a remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street," starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger

2005

Co-wrote the science fiction horror film "Doom," based on the popular series of video games

2001

Penned the screenplay for the thriller "The Glass House"

1998

Contributed to the script for "Return to Paradise"

1995

Directed first feature, "The Tie That Binds"

1994

Co-wrote (with Jim Harrison) the screenplay for the Mike Nichols film "Wolf"

1991

Wrote screenplay for "Eddie Dodd," a never aired TV pilot based on "True Believer"

1991

Adapted the screenplay for the Martin Scorsese directed remake of "Cape Fear"

1989

First screenplay filmed, "True Believer"

1984

Wrote first screenplay, "Final Analysis" (released theatrically in 1992)

Worked as a journalist for the rock-oriented magazines including Circus, Creem and Rolling Stone during the late 1970s

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