Mario F. Kassar (Arabic: ماريو قصار; born October 10, 1951) is a Lebanese film producer and industry executive who produced the first three films of the Rambo series, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, The Doors, Angel Heart, Jacob's Ladder, Rambling Rose, Basic Instinct, Universal Soldier, Chaplin, Showgirls, Stargate, among other films. He founded the now defunct Carolco Pictures along with Andrew G. Vajna.
Kassar resides in Holmby Hills with his wife Denise Richard-Kassar and their three daughters, Natasha, Tatiana and Anastasia.On November 14, 2013, it was reported by the New York Post that Kassar's name was apparently mentioned in an email exchange between Alec Baldwin and his stalker, Genevieve Sabourin.
Kassar was born on October 10, 1951 in Beirut, Lebanon. Like him, his father was also an independent movie producer. Kassar is of Lebanese and Italian descent.At the age of 15, Kassar had purchased several Italian and French films for distribution in the Far East.
Movies & TV shows
In Search of Tomorrow
A nostalgic journey through '80s Sc-fi-films, exploring their impact and relevance today, was told by the artist who made them and by those who were inspired to turn their visions into reality.
Climate change is turning the world economy upside down. With crops dying and food price spiking, food has replaced oil as the world's most valuable commodity. Indonesia is rising as the next economic...
In Search of the Last Action Heroes
The most comprehensive retrospective of the '80s action film genre ever made.
T2: Reprogramming The Terminator
The cast and crew reminisce about the making of the film. There are new interviews with James Cameron, William Wisher, Robert Patrick, Joe Morton, Edward Furlong, Brad Fiedel, Mario Kassar, Adam Green...
Basic Instinct 2
Catherine Tramell was once again in trouble with the law and Scotland Yard decided to appoint a Psychiatrist. Michael Glass is supposed to evaluate her. Glass was lured into a game by Tramell.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgement Day, and he's still living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. T-X was told to finish what T-1000 starte...
Drawing First Blood
Twenty years later, the cast and crew of 'First Blood' look back on the making of the first Rambo film.
The prototype stealth fighter, the Switchblade, was stolen from the U.S. Alex Scott, one of the United States' top spies, is being called to action by the government. He doesn't think he'll be teaming...
A young drifter named Nomi arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become a top show girl.
Last of the Dogmen
A bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to find three escaped prisoners. He sees something that makes him question himself. The Native Indian history professor gave him some answers.
Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover three parts of a treasure map. Her murderer's uncle holds the final portion. She must complete her quest before her crew revolts aga...
A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn ...
Heaven & Earth
The village's tranquility is shattered when war breaks out in Vietnam. The village was almost completely destroyed by the South Vietnamese army. After being brutalized and raped, Le Ly decided to flee...
An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, reminiscing about his amazing journey from his poverty- stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention o...
Iron Eagle III
Chappy found a drug-smuggling scheme at his air base. He flew there with his friends and ancient airplanes to save the lives of some villagers.
A beautiful and seductive woman could be involved in the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a police detective is in charge.
An American soldier who was killed in the Vietnam War is revived 25 years later by the military as UniSols, a high-tech soldier of the future. After the failure of the initiative to erase the soldier'...
A drug dealer is having moral problems. The couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being because he has never gotten over the wife that left him. Drug related deaths of women a...
Rose was taken in by the Hillyer family so that she could avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose knows that men fall in love with her because of her appearance and personality. She can't help...
Jim Morrison was the lead singer of the influential 1960s rock band.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Ten years have passed since Sarah was killed. John, the leader of the resistance, is going to be the target of a newer, more deadly terminator. John and his mother are in danger.
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the hearts of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angel...
Jacob Singer was a veteran of the Vietnam War and struggled to maintain his sanity after returning home. Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him turn into disturbing images from ...
An L.A. District Attorney attempts to take an unwilling murder witness back to the United States to testify against a top-level mob boss. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hitmen sent to sil...
Douglas Quaid found a memory chip while on a virtual-reality trip. His past was created to hide a plot of planetary domination. He is going to find out who he is.
Air America was the CIA's private airline and they ran everything from soldiers to food for local villagers during the Vietnam War. After losing his pilot's license, Billy is recruited into it, and en...
Father Mayii exorcised the Devil from Nancy Aglet, who is now married and has two children of her own. Father Mayii is unwilling to help Nancy, even when Ernest Weller plans to air the exorcism live o...
Mountains of the Moon
The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton. Queen Victoria's British Empire is the source of the Nile river. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship emerging amidst hardship, and ...
A doctor gives a new face to a career criminal after he is released from prison. He seems to have gone straight, but he is planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison....
The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to fight for their lives when a creature threatens to destroy their base.
Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he is starting to find inner peace in a monastery. Col was Rambo's mentor. When Rambo is captured, he must reconsider his decision not to help with a top secret...
A Russian policeman is sent to Chicago to help catch a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country, but he has to partner up with a Chicago police detective who is also a good cop.
When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, he runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Rambo uses gueri...
The witch who was put to death in 1692 returned to punish her persecutors in the present day.
Escape to Victory
A group of POWs in a German prison camp play the German National Soccer Team in this powerful film depicting the role of prisoners during World War II.
A researcher for the CIA convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents, but he discovers a web of deception underneath his wife's de...
After a tragic event happens, composer John Russell moves to Seattle to try to overcome it and build a new and peaceful life in a house that has been empty for many years. He is haunted by the history...
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