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Adam Rifkin

Adam Rifkin grew up in the Midwest a fan of horror films and such horror-inspired rock acts as KISS. He graduated from Chicago's Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts and immediately moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a filmmaker.

At the age of 20, he wrote and directed his first feature film Never On Tuesday, a road picture starring Nicolas Cage and Peter Berg. His next film, the daring, independent cult favorite The Dark Backward, starring Judd Nelson, was named one of the top ten films of the year by the New York Post. More recently he directed The Chase, an action-comedy/love story starring Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson and Henry Rollins, as well as the upcoming films Denial, starring Jason Alexander, and Welcome To Hollywood.

A prolific writer, Rifkin's wrote the Stephen Spielberg-produced family adventure Mouse Hunt, starring Nathan Lane, and the imaginative hit Small Soldiers, directed by Joe Dante. Most recently, he penned the upcoming Young and Undead.

For television his credits include writing, directing and producing the ground-breaking ABC children's series Bone Chillers.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

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Selected Filmography

Psycho Cop Returns
Something About Sex
Detroit Rock City
Giuseppe Makes a Movie
Tale of Two Sisters
Chase, The 1994
The Dark Backward
National Lampoon's Stoned Age Unrated Edition
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