Rick Rosenthal

Rick Rosenthal

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1949-06-15 (72 years old) · Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA

55 Movies · 42 TV shows

Biography

Richard L. Rosenthal, Jr. (born June 15, 1949) is an American film instructor and director, known for directing Halloween II and Halloween: Resurrection.

Personal Life

Rosenthal is married. He met his wife, actress Nancy Stephens, while filming Halloween II.

Early Life

Rosenthal was born in New York City, the son of Hinda (née Gould) and entrepreneur Richard L. Rosenthal, Sr.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

5 Movies
Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair

2021
Frank, Packie, and Swaino are childhood friends of Frank's daughter Crystal, who they helped raise- meet off-hours one night in Frank's out-of-the-way repair shop under cloudy circumstances that only ...
The Boy Behind the Door

The Boy Behind the Door

2021
Bobby escaped after he and Kevin were kidnapped and taken to a strange house in the middle of nowhere. He realized he couldn't leave his friend behind when he heard Kevin's screams for help.
Citizen Ashe

Citizen Ashe

2021
The life and career of Arthur Ashe is followed.
Civil War (Or, Who Do We Think We Are)

Civil War (Or, Who Do We Think We Are)

2021
The Civil War of Americans from President Obama's final year in office through the present is the subject of a journey across the United States.
Rebel Hearts

Rebel Hearts

2021
A group of nuns stand up to the Catholic Church and fight for their rights. These women have changed our society with their bold acts of defiance.

2020.

3 Movies
Love & Stuff

Love & Stuff

2020
Seven months after helping her terminally ill mother during the end of her life in home-hospice, filmmaker Judith Helfand becomes a "new old" single mother at 50. Overnight, she's pushed to deal with ...
Standing Up, Falling Down

Standing Up, Falling Down

2020
An unlikely friendship develops between a struggling stand-up comedian from L.A., who was forced to move back home to Eastern Long Island with his tail between his legs, and a charming and charismatic...
Feels Good Man

Feels Good Man

5.4
2020
Matt Furie, the creator of the comic character Pepe the Frog, fights to bring him back from the darkness and navigate America's cultural divide when he becomes an icon of hate.

2018.

1 Movie
Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

6
2018
The American concept of childhood was formed by Fred Rogers using puppets and play to explore complex social issues. He spoke directly to the children. His impact is not known today. Do we live up to ...

2017.

5 Movies
Destined

Destined

2017
One man is a hardened criminal who has spent years building his drug empire while the other is an ambitious architect who has been working his way up the corporate ladder.
Punching Henry

Punching Henry

2017
HenryPhillips was lured to LA by a renowned TV producer who wants to bring his story of failure to the screen. If Henry wants to make jokes for a living, he has to decide if he wants to be the butt of...
Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc

2017
The fight for the right to health for all grew out of the work of the doctors and activists, including Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim, who saved lives in a rural Haitian village 30 years ago.
Saving Capitalism

Saving Capitalism

2017
Robert Reich met with Americans from all walks of life as he chronicled a shift in the nation's economy.
Halfway There

Halfway There

2017
Jimmy Bishop is forced to take in his alcoholic mother as a client because he runs a sober living facility.

2016.

2 Movies
Band of Robbers

Band of Robbers

2016
The characters of "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" are re-Imagined as grown men in the present day.
First Girl I Loved

First Girl I Loved

2
2016
Anne fell in love with a girl. There is a public high school. He tried to stop Anne from telling her friend that she has a crush on her.

2015.

2 Movies
Aram, Aram

Aram, Aram

2015
The first American independent drama to take viewers inside the Armenian Community of Los Angeles: Suddenly uprooted from his home, 12 year-old Armenian boy, Aram, is sent to live with his Grandfather...
King Jack

King Jack

2015
Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger co...

2014.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Match

Match

2014
A Seattle couple travel to New York to interview a former dancer. Common niceties and social graces erode when the questions turn personal and the true nature of the interview is called into question....
TV
Transparent

Transparent

6
2014
When a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out, an LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unraveling.
7 Minutes

7 Minutes

2014
After suffering a serious injury, a young athlete takes a wild turn in life.
Big in Japan

Big in Japan

2014
Big in Japan is a comedic rock-and-roll road movie about struggling Seattle rock band, Tennis Pro, who decide to sell their tour-van and head to Tokyo for one last shot at acceptance
Lost After Dark

Lost After Dark

5.29
2014
A group of teens sneak out of their high school dance to have fun. When their car runs out of gas, they find an old farmhouse and a cannibal killer inside.
Big Men

Big Men

2014
Rachel Boynton gained unprecedented access to Africa's oil companies for her latest industrial exposé. It is a gripping account of the personal tolls levied by American corporate interests when they p...

2013.

4 Movies
Drones

Drones

2013
The beginning of drones is in the Nevada desert, where a new girl, Sue, and airman Jack, are in a hot, windowless hut in the middle of the desert. Jack is aware of Sue's privileged status as daughter ...
Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

2013
Rachel is a stay-at- home mom. Frustrated with the realities of preschool auctions, a dull sex life and career that's gone kaput, she visits a strip club to liven up her marriage and meets a stripper ...
Open Heart

Open Heart

2013
Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind to embark on a life-or-death journey seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan. Their hearts ravaged by a treatable disease from childhood strep throa...
Cold Comes the Night

Cold Comes the Night

4
2013
A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.

2012.

5 Movies
The Nightmare Isn't Over! The Making of Halloween II

The Nightmare Isn't Over! The Making of Halloween II

2012
Retrospective documentary about the making of "Halloween II."
Fat Kid Rules The World

Fat Kid Rules The World

2012
A dropout helps a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his punk-rock band.
Arcadia

Arcadia

2012
Tom is going to California with his family in a station wagon. Mom is the only thing missing.
The Procession

The Procession

2012
A mother and son attend a funeral for someone they really don't know and end up leading the procession to the burial.
California Solo

California Solo

2012
A former guitarist for a popular 1990s rock band is a lazy Scotsman. He is still working on an organic farm, even though he is no longer famous. He drinks himself into a coma every night and goes to h...

2011.

1 Movie
On the Ice

On the Ice

2011
A seal-hunting trip goes wrong and leads to the death of a friend.

2010.

1 TV show
TV
Haven

Haven

5.98
2010
The FBI agent arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets, which hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

2009.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
According to Greta

According to Greta

2009
Acerbic and self-destructive teenager Greta was dumped on her grandparents for the summer by her indifferent mother. A romance helps her face her demons.
TV
Drop Dead Diva

Drop Dead Diva

6.3
2009
A shallow model dies in an accident and her soul comes back to her in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized attorney.
TV
Being Erica

Being Erica

2009
She has started a list of her regrets. She is transported back in time and given the chance to make different decisions at important moments in her life, based on her knowledge of the here and now, wh...
TV
Mental

Mental

6
2009
Mental is a television series produced by Fox's subsidiary Fox Telecolombia, which aired in the summer and fall of 2009 on FOX international channels for Latin America, Europe and Asia, starring Chris...

2008.

3 TV shows
TV
Childrens Hospital

Childrens Hospital

6.1
2008
People who are lazy should not be in a hospital. It's a place where smart people take care of people who aren't smart enough to stay healthy. The lives, loves and laughs of a hospital staff are chroni...
TV
90210

90210

5.87
2008
Several students at the fictional West Beverly Hills High School are included in 90210, including new Beverly Hills residents Annie Wilson and Dixon Wilson. Harry Wilson returned from Kansas to his ch...
TV
Life on Mars

Life on Mars

7.17
2008
Sam Tyler was a police detective when he was still working.

2007.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

2007
Gordon's scientist father, who was thought dead for more than a decade, actually disappeared through a trans-dimensional rift.
Kabluey

Kabluey

2007
She doesn't have many options when her husband is sent back to war. A small amount of help arrives in the form of his brother, who is less than prepared to care for the couple's two preadolescent boys...
TV
Greek

Greek

6.75
2007
The most powerful girl in the Greek system is about to be crowned. Her little brother is a nerd. He sees Cyprus-Rhodes University as an opportunity to create a new identity.
TV
The Dresden Files

The Dresden Files

6.8
2007
A wizard works as a private investigator.
TV
Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

6
2007
On August 10, 2007, the United States saw the debut of the American science fiction television series, "Flash Gordon." The series continued to air through February 8, 2008. It was shown on the United ...

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Nearing Grace

Nearing Grace

2006
After losing his mother, Henry Nearing develops a crush on Grace. He doesn't see Merna's attraction to him and instead spends time with the ignorant Grace.
TV
Angela's Eyes

Angela's Eyes

2006
Clinton knows when someone is lying. At the age of 14, she learned that her American parents were spies. The agency that brought down her parents is now working with her.

2005.

2 TV shows
TV
Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant

6
2005
A series of supernatural events begin in a small coastal New Jersey town after the arrival of a mysterious teenage girl, who is believed to have the ability to influence the people and events around h...
TV
Reunion

Reunion

2005
There was a television series called Reunion that aired in 2005. The series was intended to chronicle 20 years in the lives of a group of six high school friends from New York, with each episode follo...

2004.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars

5.81
2004
In the fictional town of Neptune, California, a student named Veronica Mars progresses from high school to college while working as a private investigator under the guidance of her detective father.
Mean Creek

Mean Creek

6
2004
Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip to celebrate their birthday. They have an idea to play a mean trick on the bully. They will have to deal with the consequences of their actions.

2003.

3 TV shows
TV
The Handler

The Handler

2003
Chris Haddock is a Canadian writer and producer. The show starred Joe Pantoliano as Joe Renato, an FBI agent assigned to train and handle young undercover officers in the FBI. HillHarper and Anna Belk...
TV
Tru Calling

Tru Calling

5.6
2003
A university graduate working in the city's morgue is able to do the same thing over and over again.
TV
Mister Sterling

Mister Sterling

2003
Mister Sterling is an American television serial drama created by Lawrence O'Donnell that ran from January to March in 2003. It starred Josh Brolin as an idealistic United States Senator, and featured...

2002.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
She Spies

She Spies

6
2002
She Spies is an action-adventure television show that ran from September 9, 2002 until May 17, 2004, in two seasons. The show was sold into syndication but the first four episodes premiered on the NBC...
TV
MDs

MDs

2002
Medicine could make a lot of money if it weren't for sick people. So goes the motto of the mega-sized, mega-frugal HMO that runs Mission General Hospital in San Francisco, where two doctors bend the r...
TV
Hack

Hack

2002
Hack aired on CBS from 2002 to 2004. The life of a former police officer, Mike Olshansky, who left the force after being charged with corruption, is the focus of the series.
Halloween: Resurrection

Halloween: Resurrection

5.68
2002
Laurie Strode's rivalry with serial killer Michael Myers comes to an end. Freddie Harris and a group of thrill-seeking teenagers are going to be sent to the childhood home of Myers. No one can get out...

2001.

3 TV shows
TV
Smallville

Smallville

6.17
2001
The origin of the world's greatest hero is from Kal-el's arrival on Earth through his tumultuous teen years to Clark Kent's final steps towards embracing his destiny as the Man of Steel.
TV
Crossing Jordan

Crossing Jordan

5.95
2001
Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that starsJill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief M...
TV
All Souls

All Souls

2001
There is a doctor in a Boston hospital. Mitchell Grace tried to discover the truth about the haunting that happened as far back as the Civil War. The hospital's lower levels are haunted by ghosts of d...

2000.

3 TV shows
TV
Witchblade

Witchblade

6
2000
Sara "Pez" Pezzini searches for justice which brings her into contact with the Witchblade. An ancient, intelligent, living weapon so powerful it can battle Earth's darkest evil forces. Week in and wee...
TV
The District

The District

2000
The District aired on CBS from 2000 to 2004. The police chief in Washington, D.C. was the focus of the show.
TV
Strong Medicine

Strong Medicine

5
2000
The lives of staff in a women's health clinic.

1999.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Just a Little Harmless Sex

Just a Little Harmless Sex

1999
A young married couple faces a serious break-up when the husband is unfaithful.
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.09
1999
Sexually-based offenses are considered heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
TV
Providence

Providence

4.75
1999
Providence is a television show.

1998.

2 TV shows
TV
Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island

1998
The man is named Mr. At the tropical paradise run by Roarke and his three assistants, guests can have their wildest dreams come true.
TV
L.A. Doctors

L.A. Doctors

1998
L.A. Doctors is an American medical drama television series. It aired on CBS during the 1998-99 season.

1997.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
Roar

Roar

1997
Queen Diana, the pro-Roman puppet ruler of Ireland, and her adviser sought the Spear of Longinus in the 5th century.
TV
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

6.48
1997
Every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world. To stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number, she alone will wield the strength and skill. She is a Slayer.
TV
The Practice

The Practice

1997
Young associates at a bare-bones Boston firm are the focus of a provocative legal drama. People who walk a moral tightrope are the focus of the show.
TV
Roar

Roar

1997
The show was originally aired on the Fox network. In the year AD 400, a young Irish man sets out to rid his land of the Romans, but in order to do so, he must unite the Celtic clans.

1996.

1 TV show
TV
Early Edition

Early Edition

5
1996
When tomorrow's newspaper arrives today, Gary thinks he may be losing his mind. What will he do with tomorrow's news?

1994.

1 Movie
The Birds II: Land's End

The Birds II: Land's End

5.6
1994
Birds are against people.

1992.

1 Movie
Devlin

Devlin

1992
A troubled cop is framed for the murder of his brother-in-law, whose father is a political boss.

1989.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Nasty Boys

Nasty Boys

1989
When a narcotics team sent to bust some drug dealers are massacred. The police department form a special unit of undercover cops whose identities are withheld from the brass, and are only accountable ...
TV
Nasty Boys

Nasty Boys

1989
The real life narcotics officers of the North Las Vegas Police Department were the inspiration for the series.
TV
Life Goes On

Life Goes On

6
1989
Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children live in suburban Chicago in the show Life Goes On. Life Goes On was the first show to have a major character with Down syndrome.

1988.

1 Movie
Distant Thunder

Distant Thunder

1988
A troubled Vietnam war vet leaves his wife and child. He returns to the forest after a decade. The vet realized that he had caused more damage than he had thought when he tried to contact his son.

1987.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Russkies

Russkies

1987
A group of American boys discover a Russian sailor washed up on the coast of Florida and decide to befriend him, assuming that he will bring them no danger and thus go against the ideas of their paren...
Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist

Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist

1987
The film explores the effects of The Hollywood Blacklist, which took place in the late forties and early fifties, as part of the Anti-Communist witch-hunts. The wives and children of the Hollywood fig...
TV
Hard Copy

1984.

2 Movies
American Dreamer

American Dreamer

1984
The American housewife lost her memory on a trip to Paris after being hit by a car. She thought she was the fictional international spy, Rebecca Ryan, when she woke up in the hospital.
Best Revenge

Best Revenge

1984
An American hustler goes on a suicide mission to smuggle four million dollars worth of drugs out of Morocco after his best friend is kidnapped by a drug lord.

1983.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Natural World

Natural World

6
1983
Natural World is a nature documentary television series broadcast annually on BBC Two and regarded by the BBC as its flagship natural history brand. It is currently the longest-running series in its g...
Bad Boys

Bad Boys

2
1983
A young Chicago street thug named Mick O'Brien is torn between his life of crime and his love for his girlfriend. Mick was sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison for his part in the robbery of a local ...

1981.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

1981
Donald Wrye directed the 1981 made-for-television movie adaptation of Edward Abbey's novel, Fire on the Mountain, which starred Buddy Ebsen, Ron Howard, and Michael Conrad. Desalius. The hero of the m...
TV
Darkroom

Darkroom

1981
ABC broadcasted Darkroom from November 27, 1981 to January 15, 1982. Similar to Rod Serling's Night Gallery, it was an anthology horror/thriller series. Each 60-minute episode featured two or more sto...
Halloween II

Halloween II

5.59
1981
After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet from a former psychiatrist. Laurie was admitted to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she was being treated for an attempt on h...

1980.

1 TV show
TV
Secrets of Midland Heights

Secrets of Midland Heights

1980
Secrets of Midland Heights is a short-lived American nighttime soap opera which ran on CBS from December 6, 1980 to January 24, 1981 for eight episodes. Produced after the enormous success of Dallas, ...

1977.

1 TV show
TV
The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

6.75
1977
Whenever a scientist becomes agitated, radiation turns him into a raging green monster. David Banner searches for a cure as he crosses the country, fugitive-style, with a tabloid reporter on his trail...

1976.

1 Movie
Go for It

Go for It

1976
Extreme sports meets midnight movie with a film that showcases wild surfing and skateboarding madness.

1975.

1 Movie
Video Vixens

Video Vixens

1975
The permissiveness of the 1980s was caused by Video Vixens. An awards show is planned by a TV executive. The best achievements in filmed pornography will be honored at the awards show.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Stay Awake

Stay Awake

A loving mother of two struggles with a prescription drug addiction.
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