Amritraj, Ashok

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Amritraj, Ashok


Born in India; came to the United States, 1975; brother of Vijay Amritraj (a professional tennis player).


Office—Hyde Park Entertainment, 14958 Ventura Blvd., Suite 100, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.


Producer, executive, and actor. Amritraj-Solomon Communications, cofounder and producer, beginning c. 1995; Franchise Pictures, partner and cochair until 1999; Hyde Park Entertainment, Sherman Oaks, CA, cochair and co-executive officer, 1999—; prior affiliations include Amritraj Premiere Entertainment and Amritraj Entertainment. Professional tennis player for nearly ten years in the 1970s.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (member of foreign film board).

Awards, Honors:

Pride of India Lifetime Achievement Award and named Spirit of India's man of the year, both for Jeans; tennis awards include World Team Tennis Championship (with others) and Most Valuable Player Award, both 1978.


Film Executive Producer:

Fleshburn (also known as Fear in a Handful of Dust), Crown International, 1984.

Smart Alec (also known as Hollywood Dreaming and The Movie Maker), Paris Video, 1986.

Last Calla, Channel 5 Distribution, 1991.

The Killing Machine (also known as The Killing Man), Starlight, 1994.

Last Resort (also known as National Lampoon's "Last Resort" and National Lampoon's "Scuba School"), 1994.

Scorned (also known as A Woman Scorned), Prism Pictures, 1994.

No Exit (also known as Fatal Combat), No Exit Productions Limited, 1995.

Victim of Desire (also known as Implicated), Concorde-New Horizons, 1995.

Street Law (also known as Law of the Jungle), Triboro Entertainment Group, 1995.

The Donor (also known as The Doner), Donor Productions, 1995.

Spill (also known as Acid Death and Virus), Spill Film Productions, 1996.

Scorned 2, A-Pix Entertainment, 1997.

Jungle Boy, Ardustry Home Entertainment, 1998.

Hijack (also known as The Last Siege), Artisan Entertainment/Hallmark Entertainment, 1999.

Entropy, Baldwin/Cohen Productions/Disorder Productions/Interlight/Phoenician Entertainment/ Tribeca Productions, 1999.

The Boondock Saints (also known as Mission des dieux), Indican Pictures, 1999.

Storm Catcher, New City Releasing, 1999.

The Third Miracle, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999.

Fugitive Mind, Flashstar/Royal Oaks Entertainment, 1999.

The White River Kid (also known as White River), New City Releasing, 1999.

Mercy, New City Releasing, 2000.

Jill Rips (also known as Jill the Ripper and Tied Up), New City Releasing, 2000.

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (also known as Battlefield Earth), Warner Bros., 2000.

Get Carter, Warner Bros., 2000.

Antitrust (also known as, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001.

Original Sin (also known as Peche originel), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001.

Moonlight Mile, Buena Vista, 2002.

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story, DreamWorks, 2005.

Battle in Seattle, Remstar Distribution, 2007.

Film Producer:

Nine Deaths of the Ninja, Cannon, 1985.

School Spirit, Concorde, 1985.

Vengeance Land, New World, 1986.

Coproducer, Bloodstone, Omega Entertainment, 1988.

Schweitzer (also known as Lambarene, The Light in the Jungle, Light in the Jungle: The Story of Dr. Albert Schweitzer, and Out of the Darkness), Concorde, 1990.

Night Eyes (also known as Hidden View and Hidden Vision), Amritraj Co./Baldwin Entertainment Group, 1990.

Legal Tender (also known as Ladies Game), Amritraj Productions/Prism Films, 1991.

Eyewitness to Murder, New Horizons, 1991.

Popcorn, Studio Three Film, 1991.

Double Impact, Columbia, 1991.

Night Eyes II (also known as Hour of Darkness), Turner Home Entertainment, 1992.

Illicit Behavior (also known as Criminal Intent), Prism Pictures, 1992.

Tropical Heat (also known as Tropical Nights), Prism Pictures, 1993.

Snapdragon, Prism Pictures, 1993.

Betrayal of the Dove, Turner Home Video, 1993.

Night Eyes Three, Turner Home Entertainment, 1993.

Illicit Dreams, Republic Entertainment, 1995.

Time Under Fire (also known as Beneath the Bermuda Triangle), Royal Oaks Entertainment, 1996.

Steel Sharks, Royal Oaks Entertainment, 1996.

Surface to Air, Artisan Entertainment/Astra Cinema, 1997.

Invisible Dad, A-Pix Entertainment, 1997.

The Elf Who Didn't Believe, Astra Cinema, 1997.

Strategic Command, Command Productions, 1997.

Tycus, New City Releasing, 1998.

Fallout, Hallmark Entertainment, 1998.

Evasive Action, Hallmark Entertainment, 1998.

Dear Santa (also known as Secret Santa), Royal Oaks Entertainment/Unapix Entertainment Productions, 1998.

The Boy Who Saved Christmas, Hallmark Entertainment, 1998.

Jeans, Digital Entertainment/Eros Entertainment, 1998.

Freedom Strike, A-Pix Entertainment, 1998.

Black Thunder, Concorde-New Horizons, 1998.

Restraining Order (also known as Der Todfeind and Der Todfeind—Ein Mann raecht seine Frau), New City Releasing, 1999.

Counter Measures (also known as Crash Dive 2), Warhead Films, 1999.

The Prophet (also known as The Capitol Conspiracy), Concorde-New Horizons, 1999.

Invisible Mom II, New Horizons Home Video, 1999.

What's the Worst that Could Happen?, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001.

Bandits, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001.

Bringing Down the House, Buena Vista, 2003.

Walking Tall, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.

Raising Helen, Buena Vista, 2004.

Shopgirl, Buena vista, 2005.

Premonition, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/TriStar, 2007.

Death Sentence, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2007.

Asylum, Hyde Park Entertainment, 2007.

Also involved with the production of Hindi and Tamil films in India.

Film Appearances:

Bar patron, Night Eyes II (also known as Hour of Darkness), Turner Home Entertainment, 1992.

Los Angeles police officer, Victim of Desire (also known as Implicated), Concorde-New Horizons, 1995.

Policeman, Scorned 2, A-Pix Entertainment, 1997.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

Red Sun Rising, HBO, 1994.

Night Eyes 4 (also known as Midnight EyesFatal Passion and Midnight Hour), 1996.

Electra, HBO, 1996.

The Confession, Cinemax, 1999.

Five Aces, Cinemax, 1999.

Television Producer; Movies:

Invasion of Privacy, USA Network, 1992.

Sexual Response (also known as Take My Body), 1992.

Black Out (also known as A.K.A. and Midnight Heat), HBO, 1996.

Virtual Combat (also known as Grid Runners), HBO, 1996.

Night Hunter, HBO, 1996.

Scorpio One, Sci-Fi Channel, 1997.

Ghost Dog (also known as My Magic Dog), HBO, 1997.

Crash Dive (also known as Crash Dive: The Chase Is On), HBO, 1997.

The Shooter (also known as Desert Shooter), HBO, 1997.

The White Raven, HBO, 1998.

A Murder of Crows, Cinemax, 1999.

Angel in Training, HBO, 1999.

IfDogRabbit … (also known as One Last Score), Cinemax, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Second guard, Virtual Combat (also known as Grid Runners), HBO, 1996.

Black Out (also known as A.K.A. and Midnight Heat), HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2003.


The 1998 film Jungle Boy was based on a story by Amritraj.


Electronic:,, February, 1998.