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Michael Ritchie

Crew | * 11/28/1938 († 62, 04/16/2001) | Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA
Michael Brunswick Ritchie (November 28, 1938 – April 16, 2001) was an American film director of films with comical or satirical leanings, such as The Candidate and Smile. He scored commercial successes directing sports films like Downhill Racer, The Bad News Bears and Chevy Chase's Fletch comedies. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Crime

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Movies with Michael Ritchie as Crew(27)

Directing/Director1997 A Simple Wish
Directing/Director1995 The Fantasticks
Directing/Director1994 Cops & Robbersons
Directing/Director1994 The Scout
Writing/Author1993 Cool Runnings
Directing/Director1992 Diggstown
Directing/Director1989 Fletch Lives
Directing/Director1988 The Couch Trip
Directing/Director1986 The Golden Child
Directing/Director1986 Wildcats
Directing/Director1985 Fletch
Directing/Director1983 The Survivors
Production/Producer1981 Student Bodies
Directing/Director1980 Divine Madness
Directing/Director1980 The Island
Directing/Director1979 An Almost Perfect Affair
Production/Producer1978 The Bad News Bears Go to Japan
Directing/Director1977 Semi-Tough
Directing/Director1976 The Bad News Bears
Directing/Director1975 Smile
Directing/Director1972 Prime Cut
Directing/Director1972 The Candidate
Directing/Director1969 Downhill Racer
Directing/Director1968 The Sound of Anger
Directing/Director1967 The Outsider

TV Shows/Series with Michael Ritchie as Crew(7)

Directing/Director1999 Beggars and Choosers
Directing/Director1968 The Outsider
Directing/Director1966 Felony Squad
Directing/Director1965 The Big Valley
Directing/Director1965 Run for Your Life
Directing/Director1964 Profiles in Courage
Directing/Director1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Additional Information

Born: Monday, 11/28 1938 (November) in Waukesha
Died: Monday, 04/16 2001 (April) in New York City (aged: 62)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Educated at: Harvard University, Berkeley High School
Other names for Michael Ritchie (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Michael Ritchie (film director)"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:81580, Added: 05/26/2018, Last updated: 05/12/2019