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).
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.
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.
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Space Jam: A New Legacy
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...
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.
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters
The documentary tells the full story of the beginning of the "Ghost Ghostbusters" franchise.
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 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.
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...
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
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...
Time Is But a Window: Ghostbusters 2 and Beyond
A retrospective on Ghostbusters 2.
Who You Gonna Call?: A Ghostbusters Retrospective
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 ...
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.
No Strings Attached
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...
Hotel for Dogs
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
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...
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
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...
A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, who she suspects of cheating, but unforeseen events put the family in danger.
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.
On Screen!: Shivers
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
There is a film about the making of Animal House.
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...
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...
Six Days Seven Nights
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
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...
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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 ...
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...
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
David Letterman is competing with Jay Leno and his manager to be the next "Tonight Show" host.
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.
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.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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