Bruce Franklin

Bruce Franklin

Known For: Directing

12 Movies

Biography

H. Bruce Franklin (born February 1934) is an American cultural historian and scholar. He is notable for receiving top awards for his lifetime scholarship in fields as diverse as American studies, science fiction, prison literature and marine ecology. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts for his work in American studies. His main areas of academic focus are science fiction, prison literature, environmentalism, the Vietnam War and its aftermath, and American cultural history. He was instrumental in helping to debunk false public speculation that Vietnam was continuing to hold prisoners of war. He has written or edited nineteen books and three hundred professional articles and participated in making four films. He helped to establish science fiction writing as a genre worthy of serious academic study. A critic of the Vietnam War, he was fired from Stanford in 1972 for allegedly inciting to riot. In 2008, the American Studies Association awarded him the Pearson-Bode Prize for Lifetime Achievement in American Studies. John Cotton Dana is the John Cotton Dana Professor of English and American Studies at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Since 1975, he has taught at the university. He is the author of several books on English, American Studies, and culture. He has also written a number of books on the history of the United States.

Movies & TV shows

2017.

1 Movie
Only the Brave

Only the Brave

2.67
2017
The Granite Mountain Hotshots are in Arizona.

2016.

1 Movie
Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

6.61
2016
The Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison ...

2010.

1 Movie
TRON: Legacy

TRON: Legacy

5.83
2010
Kevin Flynn's son Sam is going to investigate his father's disappearance. Sam was able to stop Clu from entering the real world with the help of a program called Quorra.

2009.

1 Movie
Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation

5.9
2009
John needs to lead the resistance. Marcus Wright's existence confuses the mission asConnor tries to determine if he is a friend or foe.

2006.

1 Movie
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

5.14
2006
Now that Santa and Mrs. Claus have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, look...

2004.

1 Movie
Exorcist: The Beginning

Exorcist: The Beginning

5.21
2004
After living through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Merrin took a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin found a church t...

2002.

1 Movie
The Santa Clause 2

The Santa Clause 2

5.28
2002
The big guy is in town again. Scott Calvin is required to have a wife. If he doesn't leave the North Pole, he will have to give up his job.

2001.

1 Movie
The Animal

The Animal

5.25
2001
When loser Marvin Mange is involved in a horrible car accident, he's brought back to life by a deranged scientist as half man and half animal. The adverse effects of his newfound powers could take ove...

2000.

1 Movie
Shaft

Shaft

6
2000
Walter Wade Jr. A New York police detective arrested him. The killing was racially motivated. When the only witness disappeared, Wade jumped bail for Switzerland. Wade is confident that he will be acq...

1999.

1 Movie
Blue Streak

Blue Streak

4.25
1999
A jewel thief stole a big diamond. After two years in jail, he discovers that he hid the diamond in the police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. He pretended to be a detective ...

1995.

1 Movie
While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping

7.2
1995
While Peter is in a coma, a transit worker pulls him off the railway tracks, but his family thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. She falls in love with his brother, who is unsur...

1993.

1 Movie
Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings

6.29
1993
When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympics, he tries to start a bobsled team with the help of a bad coach.
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