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September 11, 2007 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
Almost 17 months after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about hiring indicted Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano, film director John McTiernan on Monday sought to withdraw his plea on grounds that the government's case relied on inadmissible evidence. The surprise move surfaced during the scheduled sentencing of the 56-year-old director, whose film credits include "Die Hard" and "Predator."
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October 5, 2010 | By Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times
"Die Hard" director John McTiernan was sentenced to a year in federal prison Monday for lying to the FBI ? and later to a federal judge ? regarding his role in the wiretapping case of disgraced Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano. McTiernan, 59, will remain free on bail pending an appeal of some issues in the case. If the appeal is denied, he will begin serving his sentence, authorities said. Pellicano was convicted two years ago of racketeering and wiretapping. Prosecutors presented evidence at the trial that he secretly recorded movie producer Charles Roven's phone calls on McTiernan's behalf.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2007 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
The government's investigation of Anthony Pellicano yielded the first prison term for a major Hollywood figure Monday when a federal judge ordered director John McTiernan to spend four months behind bars for lying to the FBI about hiring the indicted private investigator. With some stinging comments about McTiernan and what U.S. District Judge Dale S.
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October 22, 2008 | Victoria Kim
A Hollywood director who pleaded guilty in 2006 to lying to the FBI about his dealings with convicted private eye Anthony Pellicano may be entitled to withdraw his plea, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. "Die Hard" and "Predator" director John McTiernan had argued he would not have admitted to the charge, for which he was sentenced to four months in prison, if his attorney at the time had given him better legal advice. Last year, a U.S. district court judge denied his motion to rescind his plea.
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May 29, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Direct Move: John McTiernan, director of such hit films as "Die Hard," "The Hunt for Red October" and "Medicine Man," has left the William Morris Agency for Creative Artists Agency--dealing a further blow to Morris' motion picture division, The Times has learned. The news comes only weeks after Morris had negotiated for McTiernan to join author Tom Clancy in developing a movie based on the Persian Gulf War.
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April 26, 1989 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
Following are capsule reviews of a selection of today's screenings in the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas: 'Never Say Die' New Zealand. 1988, 104 minutes 7 p.m. This is no more than the usual two lovers-on-the-run car-chase thriller, spiced up with comic paranoia, interracial lovers, a tongue-in-cheek attitude toward violence, progressive jibes against the CIA and American big business, zingy seacoast scenery and a few welcome twists and jolts.
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March 8, 1992
Concerning your article on Bracco: I say three cheers and more for her bravado! Critics call her "screechy," making fun of her New York mannerisms. Hey, critics make fun of Ellen Barkin's crooked smile. So what? But I have to admonish writer De Vries for not mentioning Premiere magazine's follow-up to the article she cited. In it, Sean Connery stalwartly defends Bracco's performance and actions on the set of "Medicine Man," despite the adverse conditions. (I speak not only of the location but also of director John McTiernan.
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August 10, 1990 | NINA J. EASTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The escalation of movie production prices continued this week when Cinergi Productions, run by former Carolco partner Andrew Vajna, agreed to pay more than $2.5 million for a script called "The Stand"--written by Oscar winner Tom Schulman ("Dead Poets Society")--and several million more for the film's director, producer and star, according to industry sources.
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February 8, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To watch the new "Rollerball" is to understand why John McTiernan would be tempted to rework the 1975 Norman Jewison original. The earlier film was set in a future in which an ultra-violent sport served as an outlet for a world in which other violence had been banned. Since the day of extreme sports has arrived--in a world more violent than ever--there was no need to set it in the future.
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April 4, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Novelist Tom Clancy and director John McTiernan are in the final stages of negotiations with Universal Pictures to make a movie based on the experiences of three U.S. Army captains who led an assault on Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard during the Persian Gulf War, it was learned Friday. The deal, which is expected to be completed early next week, calls for Clancy to write his first screenplay with the tentative title "73 Easting." The movie would be made with the cooperation of the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2007 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
The government's investigation of Anthony Pellicano yielded the first prison term for a major Hollywood figure Monday when a federal judge ordered director John McTiernan to spend four months behind bars for lying to the FBI about hiring the indicted private investigator. With some stinging comments about McTiernan and what U.S. District Judge Dale S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2006 | Greg Krikorian and Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writers
Film director John McTiernan pleaded guilty on Monday to lying to the FBI about hiring Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano to wiretap veteran film producer Charles Roven in the summer of 2000. The plea agreement makes McTiernan, 55, the sixth person to acknowledge criminal wrongdoing in the growing wiretapping investigation in which Pellicano, McTiernan and a dozen others have been charged. The terms of McTiernan's plea agreement were not released.
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April 4, 2006 | Greg Krikorian and Kim Christensen, Times Staff Writers
Director John McTiernan was charged Monday with lying to the FBI, becoming the first entertainment industry figure accused in the unfolding federal investigation of wiretapping and other alleged wrongdoing by Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano. In a two-page charging document, federal prosecutors alleged that McTiernan, 55, whose directing credits include "Predator" and "Die Hard," lied about having hired Pellicano to wiretap veteran film producer Charles Roven.
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February 8, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To watch the new "Rollerball" is to understand why John McTiernan would be tempted to rework the 1975 Norman Jewison original. The earlier film was set in a future in which an ultra-violent sport served as an outlet for a world in which other violence had been banned. Since the day of extreme sports has arrived--in a world more violent than ever--there was no need to set it in the future.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Direct Move: John McTiernan, director of such hit films as "Die Hard," "The Hunt for Red October" and "Medicine Man," has left the William Morris Agency for Creative Artists Agency--dealing a further blow to Morris' motion picture division, The Times has learned. The news comes only weeks after Morris had negotiated for McTiernan to join author Tom Clancy in developing a movie based on the Persian Gulf War.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1992 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Novelist Tom Clancy and director John McTiernan are in the final stages of negotiations with Universal Pictures to make a movie based on the experiences of three U.S. Army captains who led an assault on Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard during the Persian Gulf War, it was learned Friday. The deal, which is expected to be completed early next week, calls for Clancy to write his first screenplay with the tentative title "73 Easting." The movie would be made with the cooperation of the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2006 | Greg Krikorian and Kim Christensen, Times Staff Writers
Director John McTiernan was charged Monday with lying to the FBI, becoming the first entertainment industry figure accused in the unfolding federal investigation of wiretapping and other alleged wrongdoing by Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano. In a two-page charging document, federal prosecutors alleged that McTiernan, 55, whose directing credits include "Predator" and "Die Hard," lied about having hired Pellicano to wiretap veteran film producer Charles Roven.
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March 8, 1992
Concerning your article on Bracco: I say three cheers and more for her bravado! Critics call her "screechy," making fun of her New York mannerisms. Hey, critics make fun of Ellen Barkin's crooked smile. So what? But I have to admonish writer De Vries for not mentioning Premiere magazine's follow-up to the article she cited. In it, Sean Connery stalwartly defends Bracco's performance and actions on the set of "Medicine Man," despite the adverse conditions. (I speak not only of the location but also of director John McTiernan.
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