Renny Harlin

Renny Harlin

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1959-03-15 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Riihimäki, Finland

37 Movies · 5 TV shows

Also Known As: Ренні Харлін · Lauri Harjola

Biography

Renny Harlin (born 15 March 1959 as Renny Lauri Mauritz Harjola; known since 1987 as Harlin by his father's original surname) is a Finnish film director, producer and screenwriter. His films include A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, The Long Kiss Goodnight and Deep Blue Sea.Harlin's movies have earned $525,410,873 in the United States and $1,160,546,146 in the worldwide aggregate box office as of October 2016, making him the 115th highest-grossing director in the global film market. His film Cutthroat Island held the Guinness world record for "Biggest Box-Office Flop of All Time".

Personal Life

Harlin was married to actress Geena Davis from 1993 to 1998. He has one child, born in August 1997, from a relationship with Tiffany Bowne.Harlin lived in the United States from the mid-1980s until 2014, when he moved to China. After Harlin finished the shooting of the film Luokkakokous 3 in 2020, he moved to Sofia, Bulgaria.Harlin's half-brother Veli-Pekka Harjola competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in sprint canoeing.

Early Life

Harlin was born in Riihimäki, Finland, to Oiva Harjola (formerly Harlin), a chief physician at Riihimäki Hospital, and Liisa Koskiluoma, a nurse.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
The Misfits

The Misfits

2021
After being recruited by a group of unconventional thieves, renowned criminal Richard Pace finds himself caught up in an elaborate gold robbery that will have far-reaching implications on his life and...
Reunion 3: Singles Cruise

Reunion 3: Singles Cruise

2021
Antti's ability to function is destroyed and he is in a catatonic state. Tuomas and Nippe decided to take him on a cruise.

2019.

1 Movie
Bodies at Rest

Bodies at Rest

2019
Working in the morgue, a hardworking forensics expert and his assistant are suddenly accosted by masked intruders who demand access to a body involved in a recent crime.

2018.

1 Movie
Legend of the Ancient Sword

Legend of the Ancient Sword

2018
Due to a fateful occurrence, Yue Wuyi leaves home. He meets revered master Xie Yi, who imparts to him the magical arts of Yan, and thus begins his journey of cultivation. Along the way he meets Wen Re...

2016.

1 Movie
Skiptrace

Skiptrace

10
2016
A Chinese criminal is being fought by a detective from Hong Kong and an American gambler.

2014.

1 Movie
The Legend of Hercules

The Legend of Hercules

2.67
2014
In Ancient Greece 1200 B.C., a queen succumbs to the lust of Zeus to have a son to overthrow the rule of the king and restore peace to a land that was in hardship. Hercules doesn't know his fate or hi...

2013.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Dyatlov Pass Incident

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

6
2013
Nine Russians went into a remote area in 1959 They were all found dead over the course of two weeks. What happened has puzzled investigators and researchers for a long time. The Dlovyat Pass incident ...
TV
Graceland

Graceland

6.16
2013
In Southern California, a beachfront property was turned into a residence for undercover cops. The house they are living in is unofficially known as "Graceland". Coming of a new graduating at the top ...
Hard Time: The Making of Prison

Hard Time: The Making of Prison

2013
Retrospective documentary on the making of the low-budget horror film Prison (1987)

2012.

1 Movie
Fear Himself: The Life and Crimes of Freddy Krueger

Fear Himself: The Life and Crimes of Freddy Krueger

2012
Retrospective on The Nightmare On Elm Street Series.

2011.

2 Movies
5 Days of War

5 Days of War

2011
An American journalist and his cameraman were in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. In exchange for serving as their interpreter, the two reporters agreed to help the...
The Resident

The Resident

2011
Juliet, a doctor, found the perfect apartment in New York to start a new life after she separated from her husband. There are spacious rooms, a spectacular view, and a handsome landlord. Juliet feels ...

2010.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Covert Affairs

Covert Affairs

6
2010
Annie Walker, a young CIA officer, was summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. Annie thinks she's been promoted because of her linguistic skills, but her CIA bosses may have something ...
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

2010
For decades, Freddy Krueger has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films.

2009.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
White Collar

White Collar

6.65
2009
Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, has been captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only a few months left in his sentence, he escapes to look for his girlfriend. ...
12 Rounds

12 Rounds

5.09
2009
When New Orleans Police Detective Danny Fisher stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multimillion-dollar heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, th...

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Continuing Adventures of John McClane

The Continuing Adventures of John McClane

2007
The second and third movies in the series are looked at in this documentary. In new and old footage, Renny Harlin and John McTiernan are interviewed.
TV
Burn Notice

Burn Notice

6.37
2007
A formerly blacklisted spy uses his skills and training to help other people.
Cleaner

Cleaner

6
2007
Tom Cutler is a single father and a former cop who cleans death scenes. When he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, he's shocked to learn he may have inadver...

2006.

1 Movie
The Covenant

The Covenant

6
2006
Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power that has been thought to have died out. They must contend with the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear t...

2004.

2 Movies
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...
Mindhunters

Mindhunters

5.6
2004
Training in the FBI's psychological profiling program must be done when they discover a killer.

2003.

1 Movie
Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³'

Wreckage and Rage: Making 'Alien³'

2003
The film Alien3 is covered in a documentary. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard it was for David Fincher to make his first feature film, as well as present us with much...

2001.

1 Movie
Driven

Driven

2001
Jimmy Bly, a young race-car driver, is starting to slip in the race rankings. It's no wonder, with the immense pressure being shoveled on him by his overly ambitious promoter brother as well as Bly's ...

1999.

2 Movies
Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past

5
1999
After a bomb scare in the 1960's locked the Weber's into their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam traveled to Los Angeles to get food and supplies for himself and his family.
Deep Blue Sea

Deep Blue Sea

5.68
1999
Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter,...

1998.

1 Movie

1996.

2 Movies
Mistrial

Mistrial

1996
A detective's search for personal justice gets out of hand when a cop-killer is free. He takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage, and begins a trial of his own.
The Long Kiss Goodnight

The Long Kiss Goodnight

3
1996
The ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter is a suburban homemaker named Samantha Caine. She makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town and teaches school in Honesdale, PA. She remembers some of her pre...

1995.

1 Movie
Cutthroat Island

Cutthroat Island

1995
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...

1994.

1 Movie
Speechless

Speechless

6
1994
Julia Mann, a Democrat, and Kevin Vallick, a Republican, begin a romance in the middle of election season in New Mexico.

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Gladiaattorit

Gladiaattorit

1993
The show'sgladiators compete in contests of strength, agility, and endurance in a reality competition that matches amateur athletes against each other.
Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger

6.35
1993
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 ...

1991.

1 Movie
Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose

1991
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...

1990.

2 Movies
Die Hard 2

Die Hard 2

5.91
1990
On a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage and an off-duty cop is gripped with a feeling of repeti...
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

7.33
1990
Mr is the name of Ford Fairlane. To the elite of Los Angeles. A man is a Rock 'n' Roll Detective. When a heavy-metal musician dies, Fairlane is on the case. Johnny Crunch hired Fairlane to find a miss...

1989.

1 Movie
The Making of 'Nightmare on Elm Street IV'

The Making of 'Nightmare on Elm Street IV'

1989
You can see the behind-the-scenes techniques and gruesome special effects that dominate this box office hit. Robert is playing a character.

1988.

1 Movie
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

5.8
1988
The elm street kids were killed by Freddy Krueger. She can draw people into her dreams, but she can't do it with Alice. Freddy's foul domain is pulled by a group of children.

1987.

1 Movie
Prison

Prison

1987
After Charles Forsyth was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit, he forever haunts the prison where he was executed. Flash forward several years when the prison is reopened, under th...

1986.

1 Movie
Born American

Born American

1986
Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and t...

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
The Refuge

The Refuge

Sergeant Rick Pedroni is a changed man after he was attacked during combat. His wife knows that he had a heavy brain injury. Kate has to save her husband from the evil force after she discovers he has...
Inspector Palmu

Inspector Palmu

Inspector Palmu gets to solve a new case when a wealthy real estate millionaire is murdered in Kaivopuisto. The events that will shake the city more violently than the Soviets during the war will be t...
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