Rod Amateau

20 Dec 1923 - 29 Jun 2003

Director, Writer

Rodney "Rod" Amateau (December 20, 1923 – June 29, 2003) was an American screenwriter, film and television director.

Among programs that he directed were NBC's The Dennis Day Show, CBS's sitcoms The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, starring Dwayne Hickman, and The New Phil Silvers Show, an unsuccessful attempt by comedian Phil Silvers to return to a regular series.

Rod also directed a few episodes of the Dukes of Hazzards. He even appeared in a few of them.

He is perhaps most infamous for directing 1987's critically panned The Garbage Pail Kids Movie.

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Filmography (7 titles)

(movie, 1988)
···Sunset
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1984)
···Lovelines
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1983)
···High School U.S.A.
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1978)
···Son of Hitler
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1978)
···The Seniors
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1951)
···The Bushwhackers
Genre: Western
Role: Director