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Michael Chapman

Michael Chapman

Birthdate: November 21, 1935

?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Michael Chapman, A.S.C. (born November 21, 1935) is an American cinematographer whose prominence owes most to his innovative work of the 1970s and 1980s. He began his career as a camera operator, distinguishing himself on Steven Spielberg's Jaws. As a cinematographer, he became famous for his two collaborations with Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. Chapman wa... ...detailed bio


Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Jesse Aarons (Josh Hutcherson) is a fifth-grade aspiring artist living with his financially struggling family in Lark Creek, Virginia. He rides the bus to his elementary school with his little sister May Belle (Bailee Madison), where he avoids the school bully, Janice Avery (Lauren Clinton). In ...

Suspect Zero (2004)

FBI agents Thomas Mackelway (Aaron Eckhart) and Fran Kulok (Carrie-Anne Moss) are put on the trail of Ben O'Ryan (Ben Kingsley), a serial killer who exclusively targets other serial killers. As the investigation proceeds, the agents begin to become aware of the possible existence of "Suspect Zero...

Evolution (2001)

A meteor crashes into the desert near Glen Canyon, Arizona. College professor Ira Kane (David Duchovny) and his colleague, geology professor Harry Block (Orlando Jones), investigate. They meet Wayne Grey (Seann William Scott), a fireman trainee whose car was damaged in the strike and discover the...

The Watcher (2000)

Retired FBI Special Agent Joel Campbell (James Spader) lives in Chicago, where he is struggling to come to terms with his failure to capture a serial killer back when he was working in Los Angeles. Campbell attends therapy sessions with Dr. Polly Beilman (Marisa Tomei), but otherwise has no frien...

The Story of Us (1999)

Ben Jordan (Bruce Willis) and his wife Katie (Michelle Pfeiffer) have been married for fifteen years; they have two children, Erin (Colleen Rennison) and Josh (Jake Sandvig), a nice home and a comfortable life. Their happy marriage, however, turns into a sham — a performance they deliver daily fo...

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

Robin Monroe (Anne Heche), a New York journalist working for Dazzle, a fashion magazine, is invited by her boyfriend Frank (David Schwimmer) to spend a week holidaying with him on the island paradise of Makatea in the South Pacific. The final leg of their journey to Makatea is in a small dilapida...

Primal Fear (1996)

Martin Vail (Richard Gere) is a prominent Chicago defense attorney who loves the public spotlight and does everything he can to get his high-paying clients acquitted on legal technicalities. One day, Vail sees a news report about the arrest of Aaron Stampler (Edward Norton), a young altar boy wit...

The Viking Sagas (1996)

The story takes place in Iceland around the height of the Viking Age, where a young man, Kjartan (Moeller), must defeat a horde of evil Vikings, intent on taking over his father's land and stealing his girlfriend Gudrun (Ingibjörg Stefánsdóttir) from him too. To help him in this task, Kjartan see...

Rising Sun (1993)

During a party at the United States offices of a Japanese corporation, a professional escort (Tatjana Patitz) is found dead, apparently after a violent sexual encounter. Police Detective Web Smith (Wesley Snipes) and John Connor (Sean Connery), a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affai...

The Fugitive (1993)

Dr. Richard Kimble (Ford), a surgeon in Chicago, arrives home one night to find his wife, Helen (Ward), fatally wounded by a one-armed man. Although Kimble struggles to subdue the killer, the assailant escapes. The lack of evidence of a break-in, his being the beneficiary of Helen's lucrative lif...

Doc Hollywood (1991)

Dr. Benjamin Stone (Michael J. Fox) is a hotshot young surgeon who longs to leave the drudgery of a Washington, D.C. emergency room and finally leaps at his chance at more money (for repaying his medical school debts) and less death as a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. On his last day, Ben's re...

Quick Change (1990)

Grimm, dressed as a clown, robs a bank in midtown Manhattan. He ingeniously sets up a hostage situation and then slips away with an enormous sum of money and his accomplices: girlfriend Phyllis and best friend Loomis. The heist itself is comparatively straightforward and easy, but the getaway tur...

Kindergarten Cop (1990)

After years of pursuing drug dealer Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson), Los Angeles Police Detective John Kimble (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has him on a murder charge after Crisp shot and killed an informant who had given him information regarding the whereabouts of his ex-wife, Rachel Myatt Crisp, and ...

Ghostbusters II (1989)

After saving New York City from the demi-god Gozer, the Ghostbusters—Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, and Winston Zeddemore—are sued for the property damage they caused, and barred from investigating the supernatural, forcing them out of business. Ray owns an occult bookstore and works a...

Scrooged (1988)

Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a cynical television programming executive. He has found great success and wealth but only by becoming cold-hearted and cruel. His ruthless concentration on his career has cost him his true love, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). It has also alienated him from his brothe...

The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)

The film stars Daryl Hannah as Ayla, a young Cro-Magnon woman who was separated from her family and orphaned during an earthquake and found by a group of Neanderthals.

The Man with Two Brains (1983)

Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin), a widowed brain surgeon, is renowned for inventing a method of "cranial screw-top" brain surgery. He saves the life of Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner), a gold-digging femme fatale who is accidentally run over by Hfuhruhurr when fleeing the scene of her la...

All the Right Moves (1983)

Stefen "Stef" Djordjevic (Tom Cruise) is a high school defensive back who is both gifted in sports and academics seeking a college football scholarship to escape the economically depressed small western Pennsylvania town of Ampipe and a dead-end job and life working at the mill like his father an...

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

In the opening scene, John Hay Forrest (George Gaynes), noted scientist and cheesemaker, dies in a single-vehicle car accident (represented by the car wreck scene from Keeper of the Flame). In the next scene, private investigator Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin) is reading a newspaper when Forrest's ...

Raging Bull (1980)

In a brief scene in 1964, an aging, overweight Italian American, Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro), practices a comedy routine. The rest of the film then occurs in flashback. In 1941, LaMotta is in a major boxing match against Jimmy Reeves, where he received his first loss. Jake's brother Joey LaMott...