Lewis Teague

About Lewis Teague

Who is it?: Director, Editor, Assistant Director
Birth Day: March 08, 1938
Birth Place:  Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Occupation: Film director Television director Film editor
Years active: 1964–present
Website: Lewisteague.com

Lewis Teague

Lewis Teague was born on March 08, 1938 in  Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, is Director, Editor, Assistant Director. Extremely efficient and underrated director Lewis Teague was born on March 8th, 1938, in Brooklyn, NY. He apprenticed with director Sydney Pollack at Universal Television, and was a production manager on the landmark rock concert documentary Woodstock (1970).Teague found gainful employment working for legendary producer Roger Corman throughout the 1970s: he handled second-unit director chores on Death Race 2000 (1975), Thunder and Lightning (1977) and Avalanche (1978) and served as an editor for Monte Hellman's outstanding Cockfighter (1974) and Jonathan Demme's delightful Crazy Mama (1975). Teague also tackled second-unit director responsibilities on Samuel Fuller's classic World War II epic The Big Red One (1980).Teague made his feature debut as the co-director of the entertainingly trashy Dirty O'Neil (1974). He followed this with the lively Depression-era crime exploitation winner The Lady in Red (1979), which he also edited. The witty horror-creature feature Alligator (1980) and the gritty urban vigilante opus Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (1980) were likewise solid and satisfying movies. Teague directed two superior Stephen King adaptations in the 1980s, the terrifying Cujo (1983) and the immensely enjoyable anthology outing Cat's Eye (1985). His other films include the fun Romancing the Stone (1984) sequel The Jewel of the Nile (1985), the exciting action romp Navy Seals (1990), the cool futuristic sci-fi offering Wedlock (1991) and the nifty made-for-TV supernatural shocker The Triangle (2001). In addition to his film work, Teague has directed episodes of such TV shows as The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962), Barnaby Jones (1973), Shannon's Deal (1990), Profiler (1996) and Nash Bridges (1996). After a regrettable five-year absence from directing, Lewis Teague made a welcome comeback with the dramatic short Cante Jondo (2007).
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Popular As Lewis Teague
Occupation Director
Age 82 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 08, 1938 ( Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States)
Birthday March 08
Town/City  Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Nationality United States

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Teague was born in Brooklyn, New York. Teague fell in love with films at age 14 when he saw The Steel Helmet (1951)


He dropped out of high school at age 17 and enrolled in the army, serving for three years in Germany. He studied film at New York University, where his short films included Sound and the Painter (1962) and It's About a Carpenter, which was circulated through public libraries. In 1963 he won a scholarship for being the most promising student at the school.


He left the school in 1963 without completing a degree when he was offered a job working on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. (Teague returned to NYU to complete his degree in 2016, at the age of 78.)


Teague had an early directing credit with the episode "The Second Verdict" on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1964).


He later said he "dropped out" and ran the Cinemateque 16, an underground movie theater in L.A., for a couple of years until he "got bored, and returned to filmmaking." He provided a film segment for a theatre production of The Disenchanted (1968), which the Los Angeles Times described as "effective".


Teague was a production assistant on Loving (1970) and a production manager on the rock concert documentary Woodstock (1970). He was Cinematographer on Bongo Wolf's Revenge (1970).


Outside of New World he edited Summer Run (1974) and the Oscar-winning short documentary Number Our Days (1976).


Teague returned to directing with The Lady in Red (1979), for New World Pictures, based on a script by John Sayles. It starred Robert Conrad, who got Teague a job directing an episode of the TV series A Man Called Sloane. He also did episodes of Vega$ and Barnaby Jones and was the Second-Unit Director on Samuel Fuller's World War II movie, The Big Red One (1980).


Teague's second feature as sole credit was Alligator (1980), based on a script by Sayles.


He did an episode of Riker then helmed the vigilante film Fighting Back (1982) and was called in at the last minute to do a Stephen King adaptation, Cujo (1983). It was popular and Teague was offered a second King script, Cat's Eye (1985).


Teague had his biggest budget to date with The Jewel of the Nile (1985), a sequel to Romancing the Stone (1984).


There was a gap in films, before Teague returned with Collision Course (1989), which he was brought on to at the last minute. He returned to television with Shannon's Deal (1989), based on a script by Sayles.


Teague directed Navy Seals (1990), followed by Wedlock (1991) and T Bone N Weasel (1992).←


He did episodes of Time Trax (the pilot), Fortune Hunter, Profiler, and Nash Bridges, and did some TV movies: OP Center (1995), Saved by the Light (1995),Justice League of America (1997) (doing uncredited work), The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997), Love and Treason (2001), and The Triangle (2001).


After a five-year absence from directing, Teague directed (as well as wrote and produced) the dramatic short Cante Jondo (2007).


Teague has experimented with digital filmmaking, working on a reality-based sitcom series in digital format about CharlottaTS (a transsexual from Barcelona), Carlotta T-S (2010).

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