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A PERFECT MURDER

ANDREW DAVIS (Director) has established an enviable reputation for helming intelligent action thrillers, most notably the Academy Award-nominated "The Fugitive," the fourth-highest-grossing picture in Warner Bros.' history. Starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones, the film earned Jones an Academy Award and garnered seven Academy Award nominations, as well as 1993 Golden Globe and Directors Guild of America award nominations for Davis.

In "Under Siege," Davis teamed Steven Seagal with Jones and Gary Busey, resulting in Fall, 1992's top-grossing picture. Previously, Davis also directed "The Package" (1989), starring Gene Hackman and Jones; "Above the Law" (1988), with Davis as co- producer and co-writer for Seagal's feature debut; and "Code of Silence" (1985), starring Chuck Norris.

The 1996 feature "Chain Reaction," starring Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman, brought Davis back to his hometown of Chicago. In addition to directing, Davis produced the project with Richard Zanuck and Arne Schmidt. Davis' 1995 feature, "Steal Big, Steal Little," starred Andy Garcia as rival twin brothers.

The son of parents who met in a repertory theatre, Davis received a degree in journalism from the University of Illinois. His began his work in motion pictures as assistant cameraman to Haskell Wexler on the 1969 classic "Medium Cool." Wexler's ultra-realistic approach was to have a great influence on Davis, who then became director of photography on numerous award-winning television commercials and documentaries, as well as on 15 studio and independent features.

Davis' directorial debut, "Stony Island" (1979), was a critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical independent musical that he co-wrote and produced. "Stony Island" was followed by the thriller "The Final Terror" (1981), which starred newcomers Daryl Hannah, Joe Pantoliano, Rachel Ward and Adrian Zmed. Davis then co-wrote the screenplay for Harry Belafonte's rap musical "Beat Street" before moving into the director's chair full-time with "Code of Silence."

Andrew Davis' production company, Chicago Pacific Entertainment, is based in Santa Barbara, California.

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