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Peter Yates

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Young Ones, The / Summer HolidayYoung Ones, The / Summer Holiday (1961-1962) Recommended
Dir. Sidney J. Furie, Peter Yates
Feat. Cliff Richard, Robert Morley, The Shadows
A pairing of delightfully dated musical vehicles for Brit pop sensation of the day, Cliff Richard. THE YOUNG ONES has Cliff organising a fundraising…
Danger Man (TV Series)Danger Man (TV Series) (1966)
Dir. Peter Yates, Don Chaffey
Feat. Patrick McGoohan
Before THE PRISONER, Patrick McGoohan played a prototype of the same character as the cool and calculated John Drake, a special agent who keeps up…
RobberyRobbery (1967) Recommended
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Sir Stanley Baker, Joanna Pettet, James Booth
Topnotch heist film is a tension filled reconstruction of "The Great Train Robbery" with Stanley Baker in the Ronnie Biggs role. Film gets off to…
BullittBullitt (1968) Recommended
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn
A taut, action–packed cop thriller boasting the most spectacular car chase to be committed to screen, through the streets of San Fransisco.
John and MaryJohn and Mary (1969)
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Dustin Hoffman, Mia Farrow, Michael Tolan
Archetypal late–sixties timepiece has Hoffman and Farrow wandering New York after a one–night stand. Yates's direction is equally…
Murphy's WarMurphy's War (1971)
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Peter O'Toole, Sian Phillips, Philippe Noiret
Shipwrecked off the coast of Venezuala by a U–Boat near the end of WWII, Peter O'Toole decides to recuperate a derelict seaplane and mount a…
Friends of Eddie Coyle, TheFriends of Eddie Coyle, The (1973) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan
A superlative, cold–hearted, downright unforgiving crime classic of the 70s, with Robert Mitchum (never better) as an aging Boston gunrunner…
For Pete's SakeFor Pete's Sake (1974)
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Barbra Streisand, Michael Sarrazin, Estelle Parsons
Middling comedy depicts Barbra Streisand as the wife of depressed NYC taxi–driver Michael Sarrazin – to change their fortunes she pursues…
Deep, TheDeep, The (1977)
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Shaw
Underwater intrigue from novelist Peter 'Jaws' Benchley, with Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset (in next to nothing) teaming with salty seadog Robert…
Breaking AwayBreaking Away (1979) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Yates
Feat. Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid
Deftly scripted, immensely enjoyable tale of a group of college friends in small town America who have yet to decide what they'll do after graduating…

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