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  • Alligator

  • Collision Course

  • Thunder and Lightning

  • The Big Red One: The Reconstruction

  • Cat's Eye

  • Crazy Mama

  • The Lady in Red

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Lewis Teague Biography

  • Profession: Director, Editor, Second Unit Director
  • Born: Jan 1, 1941
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Teague, an American director, has worked often with [[Performer~P110025~John Sayles~johnsayles]] as screenwriter for his films, and with [[Performer~P85920~Roger Corman~rogercorman]] and [[Performer~P87105~Dino de Laurentiis~dinodelaurentiis]] as producers. Teague's films often center around characters who are terrorized by some force from without. In [[Feature~V157458~Fighting Back~fightingback]] (1982), the threat comes from violent criminals; in [[Feature~V11741~Cujo~cujo]] (1983) a family is menaced by a rabid dog. Teague's direction has a liveliness that occaisionally compensates for the harshness of his films and their violent subject matter. Leonard Maltin writes [[Feature~V1677~Alligator~alligator]] (1981 -- probably Teague's most successful effort to date), "If you've got to make a film about a giant alligator that's terrorizing Chicago, this is the way to do it -- with a sense of fun to balance the expected violence and genuine scares." ~ Rovi