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
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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