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David Anspaugh (I)


Best known for the inspirational sports dramas Hoosiers (1986) and Rudy (1993), David Anspaugh has enjoyed a long career as a director and producer of film and television. Born in Decatur, Indiana in 1946 to Lawrence Anspaugh, a portrait photographer, and his wife, Marie, he was a member of his high school's football, basketball, and track teams. ... See full bio »

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The Game of Their Lives
Wed, Jan 27 7:45 AM PST on FLIX (602)
Hoosiers
Thu, Jan 28 3:02 PM PST on MPLEX (663)

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Hoosiers Director
(1986)
Rudy Director
(1993)
(1981-1983)
Mr. Church Producer
(2016)

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 2017 The Good Catholic (executive producer)
 2016 Mr. Church (executive producer)
  Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (producer - 40 episodes, 1981 - 1983) (associate producer - 14 episodes, 1981)
- A Hill of Beans (1983) ... (producer)
- Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart? (1983) ... (producer)
- Spotlight on Rico (1983) ... (producer)
- Eugene's Comedy Empire Strikes Back (1983) ... (producer)
- Life in the Minors (1983) ... (producer)
 1980 Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (TV Movie) (associate producer)
 1979 Vampire (TV Movie) (associate producer)
 1979 Paris (TV Series) (associate producer)
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[on directing Miami Vice (1984)] Michael Mann told me, "Go out there and be as innovative and creative as you want. I'd rather see you take a chance on something bold and perhaps fail than to just shoot the standard stuff." That's music to a director's ear. But on that show, you have to be careful that you aren't seduced by the look and forget the story. The temptation arose many times. The ... See more »

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Jack Nicholson wrote a letter of recommendation for Anspaugh's application to the University of Southern California film school. See more »

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