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Castle, Nick 1947-

Castle, Nick 1947-

PERSONAL

Full name, Nicholas Charles Castle, Jr.; born September 21, 1947, in Los Angeles, CA; son of Nick, Sr. (a choreographer and actor) and Millie Castle. Education: Attended Santa Monica College; University of Southern California, degree, filmmaking.

Addresses:

Agent—Read, 8033 Sunset Blvd., Suite 937, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Manager—Todd Smith and Associates, 345 N. Maple Dr., Suite 393, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career:

Director and writer.

Member:

Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America.

Awards, Honors:

Grand Prize nomination, Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival, 1985, for The Last Starfighter; Saturn Award nomination, best writing, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1987, for The Boy Who Could Fly; Silver Raven, Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film, Bronze Gryphon, free to fly section, and Gold Medal of the Regional Council, Giffoni Film Festival, 2001, all for Delivering Milo.

CREDITS

Film Director:

TAG: The Assassination Game (also known as Everybody Gets It in the End and Kiss Me, Kill Me), New World, 1982.

The Last Starfighter, Universal, 1984.

The Boy Who Could Fly, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Tap, TriStar, 1989.

Dennis the Menace (also known as Dennis), Warner Bros., 1993.

Major Payne, Universal, 1995.

Mr. Wrong, Buena Vista, 1996.

Delivering Milo, IMMI Pictures/Lakeshore International, 2000.

The Seat Filler, The Momentum Experience, 2004.

Connors' War, Sony Pictures Video, 2006.

Film Work; Other:

Cinematographer, The Resurrection of Bronco Billy (short), 1970.

Assistant camera operator, Dark Star, 1974.

Film Appearances:

Artists and Models, Paramount, 1955.

Anything Goes, Paramount, 1956.

(Uncredited) Alien, Dark Star, 1974.

The shape, Halloween (also known as John Carpenter's "Halloween"), Falcon/Compass, 1978.

Member of "The Coupe DeVilles," The Boy Who Could Fly, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Himself, "Halloween" Unmasked 2000 (documentary), Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1999.

Himself, Return to "Escape from New York" (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, "Halloween": 25 Years of Terror (documentary), Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2006.

Television Work; Movies:

Director, 'Twas the Night, 2001.

Television Work; Pilots:

Executive producer and director, Shangri-La Plaza, CBS, 1990.

Television Director; Episodic:

"The 21-Inch Sun," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories"), NBC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, "Halloween": A Cut Above the Rest, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Caterina Valente Show, 1971.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

The Resurrection of Bronco Billy (short), 1970.

Skatetown U.S.A., Rastar/Columbia, 1979.

(With Dick Chudnow and Rick Friedberg) K-GOD (also known as Pray TV), 1980.

(With John Carpenter) Escape from New York (also known as John Carpenter's "Escape from New York"), Avco, 1981.

TAG: The Assassination Game (also known as Everybody Gets It in the End, T.A.G.: The Assassination Game, and Kiss Me, Kill Me), New World, 1982.

The Boy Who Could Fly, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Tap, TriStar, 1989.

August Rush, Warner Bros., 2007.

Screenplay Stories:

Skatetown U.S.A., Rastar/Columbia, 1979.

Hook, 1991.

August Rush, 2007.

Film Songs:

The Boy Who Could Fly, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Television Movies:

'Twas the Night, 2001.

Television Specials:

Perry Como's Hawaiian Holiday, 1975.

Perry Como's Hawaiian Holiday, NBC, 1976.

Television Pilots:

Shangri-La Plaza, CBS, 1990.

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