Bats (1999) (executive producer)

As a result of a government experiment gone wrong, bats have suddenly become intelligent, vicious, and omnivorous, and are attacking people near Gallup, Texas. Bat specialist Sheila Casper and her assistant Jimmy are brought in to aid the local sheriff (Lou Diamond Phillips)  but can they stop the bats before the military comes in?

Meet the Deedles (1998) (producer)

Two surfers, one played by Paul Walker in his movie debut, end up as Yellowstone park rangers and have to stop a former ranger (Dennis Hopper) who is out for revenge.

Set It Off (1996) (producer)

Four Black women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett, Viveca Fox, Kimberly Elise) all of whom have suffered for lack of money and opportunity, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, they are soon dogged by a detective (John C. McGinley) who was involved in shooting Pinkett’s brother. As the women add to their loot, their tastes and interests begin to change and their suspicions of each other increase on the way to a climactic robbery.

Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) (producer)

Connie Doyle (Ricki Lake)  is eighteen and pregnant her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne (Brendan Fraser) and his pregnant wife. The train wrecks and Connie wakes up in the hospital to find out that everyone believes she is the wife. Hugh’s mother (Shirley MacLaine) takes her in and she falls in love with Hugh’s twin brother Bill. Just when she thinks everything is going her way, her ex-boyfriend shows up with plans for extortion and murder.

S.F.W. (1994) (producer)

Five people are taken hostage in a convenience store for 36 days. One of the demands of the hostage takers is that all local TV-stations broadcast the entire situation live. Cliff and Wendy (Stephen Dorff and Reese Witherspoon) are the only survivors, and when they are released, they have become national heroes. Cliff and his apathetic ideology “so fucking what” turn into a national movement.

A Home of Our Own (1993) (producer)

In the early 1960s, a working woman (Kathy Bates) is sexually harassed and loses her job. Energetic widow Frances Lacey, with her six children in tow, try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. They join forces with a Japanese farmer and landowner (Soon Tek-Oh) while facing all kinds of difficulties in their quest.

House of Cards (1993) (producer)

Ruth Matthews (Kathleen Turner) a professional anthropologist, seeks help when her daughter stops talking following the death of the child’s father.   Jake (Tommie Lee Jones), an expert in childhood autism, attempts to bring Sally out of her mental disarray through traditional therapy. But Ruth takes a different route. She risks her own sanity by attempting to enter her daughter’s mind and make sense of the seemingly bizarre things that Sally does, including building a wondrous house of cards.

A Midnight Clear (1992) (producer)

Set in 1944 France in the Ardennes Forest, an American reconnaissance and intelligence squad (Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Kevin Dillon, Arye Gross, Peter Berg, Frank Whaley)  locates a Nazi platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany’s final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at this moment in time, put aside their differences and spend Christmas together before the surrender plan turns awry and both sides are forced to a tragic conclusion.

Crooked Hearts (1991) (producer)

A young man (Peter Berg) leaves college and re-enters life with his dysfunctional family (Peter Coyote, Vince D’Onofrio, Juliette Lewis, Cindy Pickett, Noah Wyle.)  Slowly, long-buried secrets involving Coyote are unraveled and the animosities between him and older brother D’Onofrio are revealed. As the past is revealed, new tragedies pull the family together at last.

Blaze (1989) (producer)

A celebration of Louisiana politics, Blaze tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long (Paul Newman), a flamboyant governor of Louisiana in the 1950s. The aging and married Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr (Lolita Davidovich.) When Earl and Blaze move in together, Earl’s opponents use the scandal to attack his controversial political program, which included civil rights for blacks in the 1950’s. Can Earl keep Blaze and retain political control of the state?

Worth Winning (1989) (producer)

Taylor Worth (Mark Harmon) is a TV weatherman who has no problems with women. He is so confident that he accepts a challenge from his friends: he has to secure proposals of marriage from three women of their choice (Lesley Ann Warren, Maria Holvoe, Madeleine Stowe) and then extricate himself successfully.  His plan does not turn out as expected.

The Mighty Quinn (1989) (producer)

When police chief Xavier Quinn’s  (Denzel Washington) childhood friend, Maubee (Robert Townsend) becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten-thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name and solve the murder, while trying to catch Maubee, which proves even trickier.

The Beast (1988) (executive producer)… aka Beast of War (Foreign title)

During the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s,  a Russian tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer (George Dzundza) finds itself lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas led by Steven Bauer. A unique look at the Soviet ‘Vietnam’ experience told sympathetically from each side’s perspective.