Ivan Reitman

Ivan Reitman

Known For: Production · Birthday: 1946-10-27 (74 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Komárno, Czechoslovakia [now Slovak Republic]

63 Movies · 3 TV shows

Biography

Ivan Reitman, (born October 27, 1946) is a Czechoslovak-Canadian film and television director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for his comedy work, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. He is the owner of The Montecito Picture Company, founded in 1998.Notable films he has directed include Meatballs (1979), Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Dave (1993) and Junior (1994). Reitman has also served as producer for such films as Animal House (1978), Beethoven (1992), Space Jam (1996), Private Parts (1997).

Personal Life

Reitman has been married to Geneviève Robert since 1976. Reitman has a son and two daughters. His son, Jason Reitman, is a film director best known for his films Juno, Thank You for Smoking, and Up in the Air, for which he won a Golden Globe for his screenplay. His daughter Catherine Reitman is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of the CBC comedy series Workin' Moms. His other daughter, Caroline Reitman, attended Santa Barbara City College. Reitman's wife is a convert to Judaism.In 2009, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contributions as a director and producer, and for his promotion of the Canadian film and television industries".In April 2011 he received the Mayor's Prize at his native city of Komárno, Slovakia.

Early Life

Reitman was born in Komárno, Czechoslovakia, on October 27, 1946, the son of Klara and Ladislav "Leslie" Reitman. His parents were Jewish; his mother survived the Auschwitz concentration camp and his father was an underground resistance fighter. His family came to Canada as refugees in 1950. Reitman attended Oakwood Collegiate in Toronto and was a member of the Twintone Four singing group.Reitman attended McMaster University, receiving a Bachelor of Music in 1969. At McMaster he produced and directed many short films.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
Space Jam: A New Legacy

Space Jam: A New Legacy

7.45
2021
The NBA player needs the help of cartoon characters to save his son. They challenge the villainous Al-G's plan to win a basketball game against his team of enemies, which will be seen around the world...
Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

7
2021
When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they discover that they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

2020.

5 Movies
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters

Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters

2020
The documentary tells the full story of the beginning of the "Ghost Ghostbusters" franchise.
Belushi

Belushi

2020
R.J used previously unheard audiotapes that were recorded shortly after John Belushi's death. The life of the once-in-a- generation talent who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences ...
A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

2020
A high schooler is recruited by a secret society of babysitters to fight the Boogeyman and his monsters in order to catch the boy she's watching on Halloween.
Godmothered

Godmothered

1
2020
A young and unskilled fairy godmother that ventures out on her own to prove her worth by tracking down a young girl whose request for help was ignored. The girl has become a grown woman in need of som...

2017.

2 Movies
Baywatch

Baywatch

6.97
2017
A lifeguard is fighting. The future of the Bay is threatened by a criminal plot.
Father Figures

Father Figures

5.7
2017
Twin brothers found their dead father who had lied to them for years.

2016.

2 Movies
Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

5.98
2016
A group of people banded together to prevent a ghost invasion.
Ghostheads

Ghostheads

2016
Ghostheads is a film about Ghostbusters. We meet extreme Ghostbusters fans. Every Ghosthead is unique. Every franchise is its own. Pop culture fans should give back to the community.

2015.

1 Movie
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

2015
A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010, featuring rare and never before seen footage, this is the mi...

2014.

3 Movies
Time Is But a Window: Ghostbusters 2 and Beyond

Time Is But a Window: Ghostbusters 2 and Beyond

2014
A retrospective on Ghostbusters 2.
Who You Gonna Call?: A Ghostbusters Retrospective

Who You Gonna Call?: A Ghostbusters Retrospective

2014
Entertainment Journalist Geoff Boucher sits down with Director Ivan Reitman and Co-Writer/Actor Dan Aykroyd, who recall shooting the original, discussing the role New York City plays in the film, the ...
Draft Day

Draft Day

6
2014
Sonny Weaver can rebuild his team if he trades for the number one pick. On a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams, he needs to decide what he's willing to sacrifice.

2012.

1 Movie
Hitchcock

Hitchcock

4.5
2012
HITCHCOCK follows the relationship between the director and his wife during the making of his most famous film, PSYCHO, and the difficulties the director faced from Hollywood censors.

2011.

1 Movie
No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

6.72
2011
Emma is a busy doctor who sets up a seemingly perfect arrangement when she offers her best friend Adam a relationship with one rule: No strings attached. Sex friends can stay friends if they have a fl...

2009.

6 Movies
Hotel for Dogs

Hotel for Dogs

6.9
2009
16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, were placed in a foster home that didn't allow pets and were forced to turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Every orphan dog in town gets...
I Love You, Man

I Love You, Man

6.33
2009
Peter Klaven is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, discovers that he has no male friend close enough to serve as his Best Man. Peter embarked o...
The Uninvited

The Uninvited

5.96
2009
After spending time in a mental health facility following her mother's death, Anna discovered that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, had moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Anna ...
Up in the Air

Up in the Air

7.4
2009
Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert who spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he is about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman wh...
Chloe

Chloe

1
2009
A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, who she suspects of cheating, but unforeseen events put the family in danger.
Post Grad

Post Grad

2009
Malby has a plan. She should get a good job, hang out with her best friend, and find a good guy. Her plan gets out of control when she is forced to move back home.

2008.

2 Movies
On Screen!: Shivers

On Screen!: Shivers

2008
The debut feature from Canada's most celebrated filmmaker, David Cronenberg, provided the young director with a crash course in feature filmmaking and established many of the unsettling themes explore...
Animal House: The Inside Story

Animal House: The Inside Story

2008
There is a film about the making of Animal House.

2007.

1 Movie
Disturbia

Disturbia

6.5
2007
A teenager is under house arrest after punching his teacher. He decided to use his time to look at his neighbors. The Turner's house gets weird when guests don't come back. Robert Turner's house is gr...

2006.

1 Movie
My Super Ex-Girlfriend

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

9
2006
Jenny Johnson, a smart, sexy and reluctant superhero known as G-Girl, uses her powers to make Matt's life a living hell when he dumps his new girlfriend.

2004.

1 Movie
EuroTrip

EuroTrip

7.08
2004
When Scott learns that his cyber-friend from Berlin is a beautiful young woman, he and his friends embark on a trip across Europe.

2003.

2 Movies
Old School: Orientation

Old School: Orientation

2003
The Old School has a lot of behind the scenes activity.
Old School

Old School

6.88
2003
Three people are trying to open a club.

2002.

1 Movie
Killing Me Softly

Killing Me Softly

1
2002
A woman is suspicious of her husband after learning of his past relationships with women.

2001.

1 Movie
Evolution

Evolution

6.5
2001
A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann Wil...

2000.

1 Movie
Road Trip

Road Trip

5.3
2000
Four friends are going on a road trip to get a tape that was sent to a girl.

1998.

2 Movies
Six Days Seven Nights

Six Days Seven Nights

1998
Quinn, a grouchy pilot living the good life in the South Pacific, agrees to transfer a savvy fashion editor, Robin, to Tahiti, but he ends up stranded on a deserted island with her after their plane c...
The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion

The Yearbook: An 'Animal House' Reunion

1998
This documentary, created for the Animal House (1978) collector's edition DVD, is composed of a collection of new interviews with the cast and crew behind the making of the film. There's even some arc...

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Fathers' Day

Fathers' Day

5.62
1997
Jack Lawrence, a smart lawyer, is one day visited by an ex-girlfriend who tells him her child is his. Dale Putley was entered. Dale's ex-girlfriend told him that his child is his. There is a question ...
TV
Mummies Alive!

Mummies Alive!

1997
DIC Entertainment produces an American animated series called Mummies Alive! It aired for one season in 1997. After being killed for his crime, Scarab returns to the modern world and begins his search...

1996.

2 Movies
Space Jam

Space Jam

6.78
1996
Swackhammer needs a new attraction. The Nerdlucks were challenged by Bugs to a basketball game in order to find out their fate when they head to Earth. When aliens stole the powers of NBA basketball p...
The Late Shift

The Late Shift

1996
David Letterman is competing with Jay Leno and his manager to be the next "Tonight Show" host.

1994.

1 Movie
Junior

Junior

5.73
1994
A male scientist agrees to carry a baby in his own body as part of a fertility research project.

1993.

2 Movies
Beethoven's 2nd

Beethoven's 2nd

5.66
1993
Beethoven has a lot of children with him now that he's met his dog and fathered a family. The owner wants to tear the clan apart by selling puppies. They need to save the day.
Dave

Dave

4.25
1993
A sweet-natured Temp Agency operator and amateur Presidential look-alike is recruited by the Secret Service to become a temporary stand-in for the President of the United States.

1992.

2 Movies
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

6.14
1992
A tough cop's frail mother comes to stay with him and becomes more involved with his life. She starts poking around in his police cases after buying him an illegal machine pistol. The title of the fil...
Beethoven

Beethoven

5.64
1992
TheNewton family's home has something missing. A puppy is in the house. Beethoven is a big dog. A dog. The local vet has a horrible sideline. Beethoven is on the bad doctor's list.

1990.

1 Movie
Kindergarten Cop

Kindergarten Cop

6.35
1990
Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time protecting the man's...

1989.

1 Movie
Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters II

5.78
1989
Five years after defeating Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to help her and hopefully save New York City.

1988.

3 Movies
Twins

Twins

7.13
1988
The experiment that led to the Benedicts allowed for a perfect child. Julius is planned and grows to athletic proportions. He isn't as big as he should be. Julius was raised by philosophers. Loan shar...
Casual Sex?

Casual Sex?

1988
Two girls are going to a holiday resort to meet some nice men. The discovery that they can't find the perfect man causes them to rethink their attitudes towards men in general.
Feds

Feds

1988
The FBI Training Academy is very strict. On a hard course, they learn to deal with guns. They get physical training. Janis is a great student, but she is not a real fighting machine. They have to help...

1986.

1 Movie
Legal Eagles

Legal Eagles

6
1986
At least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client, District Attorney Tom Logan will be set for higher office. A much more sinister scenario starts to emer...

1984.

1 Movie
Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

5.95
1984
After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as "ghostbusters" who kill all sorts of ghosts, monsters and supernatural pests. An ad cam...

1981.

2 Movies
Stripes

Stripes

4.83
1981
In his 30s, John Winger was a sad sack. He lost his job, girlfriend and apartment.
Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

9.5
1981
A glowing orb frightens a young girl with stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

1979.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Delta House

Delta House

1979
Delta House is an American sitcom that was adapted from the 1978 film National Lampoon's Animal House. The series aired from January to April 1979 on ABC.
Meatballs

Meatballs

4.45
1979
Tripper is the head counselor. He is older than the campers. Rudy has a hard time fitting in. Rudy plays the role of Tripper and Roxanne, a female counselor at Northstar, as Tripper motivates his youn...

1978.

2 Movies
Blackout

Blackout

1978
There was a black comedy about violent criminals who terrorise apartment dwellers during New York's 1977 power outage.
Animal House

Animal House

7.4
1978
At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

1977.

1 Movie
Rabid

Rabid

1
1977
After undergoing radical surgery for injuries from a motorcycle accident, a young woman develops a strange phallic growth on her body and a thirst for human blood, which is the only sustenance that wi...

1976.

1 Movie
Death Weekend

Death Weekend

1976
A rich dentist named Harry often brings women to his rural lakehouse. He invited Diane, a former fashion model. Diane runs a group of people off the road. The couple were tracked down for revenge.

1975.

1 Movie
Shivers

Shivers

6
1975
The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being turned into sex-crazed fiends by parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends.

1973.

1 Movie
Cannibal Girls

Cannibal Girls

1973
A young couple spend the night in a restaurant that is haunted by three dead women who are hungry for human flesh.

1971.

1 Movie
Foxy Lady

Foxy Lady

1971
A gender-switched retelling of the myth of Hero and Leander. Hero (Alan Gordon) simply cannot resist helping people who are in trouble, and Leander (Sylvie Feigel) is the richest girl in the world. Af...

1968.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Orientation

Orientation

1968
Spoof of typical university orientation films, about a freshman's life at university.
TV
The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show

1968
The Dick Cavett Show is a talk show hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks.

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
Triplets

Triplets

The Benedicts discovered they have a third sibling.
Untitled Animated Ghostbusters

Untitled Animated Ghostbusters

There will be a ghost's point of view in the movie.
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