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Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford, left) and his father Dr. Henry Jones (Sean Connery), encounter Dr. Elsa Schneider (Alison Doody) after being captured by Nazis in Paramount's "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." The Lucasfilm Ltd. production was directed by Steven Spielberg.
FRANK MARSHALL (Executive Producer) produced "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and was an executive producer of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." His other executive producer credits include "Back to the Future," "Innerspace," "An American Tail," "Young Sherlock Holmes," "Gremlins," "The Goonies," and "The Warriors." He also produced "Poltergeist" with Spielberg; "The Color Purple" with Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy and Quincy Jones; and "Empire of the Sun" with Spielberg and Kennedy. He most recently produced, with Robert Watts, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." Marshall's other credits include "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (production supervisor) and "The Money Pit" (co-producer).
Marshall's collaboration with Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy resulted in the formation of Amblin Entertainment, one of the most successful and productive mini-studios in motion picture history.
Marshall was raised in Newport Beach, California, where his father was a jazz guitarist and composer who provided scores for features and television and produced and arranged record albums for some of America's top singers, including Peggy Lee and Vic Damone.
Attending UCLA as a political science major with plans for a law career, Marshall worked his way through college by teaching sailing and playing guitar. While at UCLA, he also ran cross-country and played varsity soccer 1966-68. Marshall was the only American player on a team that won the Western Division Championship three years in a row.
Marshall began his film career as a member of the production crew for Peter Bogdanovich's debut movie, "Targets." After graduation, he traveled in America and Europe before being invited by Bogdanovich to serve as location manager for "The Last Picture Show." Marshall continued working on Bogdanovich's production team as location manager for "What's Up, Doc?" and as associate producer for "Paper Moon," "Daisy Miller," "At Long Last Love," and "Nickelodeon."
He next served as line producer for Orson Welles's "The Other Side of the Wind" and for Martin Scorsese's acclaimed rock documentary of The Band, "The Last Waltz." In 1977 Marshall became an associate producer for Walter Hill's "The Driver"; and the following year he was executive producer of Hill's "The Warriors."
With "Raiders of the Lost Ark" Marshall began his collaboration with Steven Spielberg. Marshall has also directed second unit sequences for, among others, "Back to the Future" and "Empire of the Sun"; and he has worked on featurettes and documentary films about many Amblin films.
For television Marshall and Kennedy were production executives for the anthology series "Amazing Stories." Between film assignments Marshall has produced several albums. His other interests include magic and running, recently having participated in the London marathon.
The third Indiana Jones movie is the sixth association of producer ROBERT WATTS with Lucasfilm Ltd. Watts produced "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," co-produced "Return of the Jedi," associate produced "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "The Empire Strikes Back," and he was production supervision for "Star Wars." His most recent film is "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," which he produced with Frank Marshall.
Educated at Marlborough College, England, and the University of Grenoble in France, Watts served as an Officer with the Royal West African Frontier Force in Nigeria before beginning his film career as an assistant director in 1963. In various production capacities, Watts worked on such films as "Darling," "Repulsion," "Papillon," "Thunderball," "You Only Live Twice," and "2001: A Space Odyssey." A meeting with George Lucas in 1972 led to an invitation, years later, to join the team making "Star Wars."
Screenplay writer JEFFREY BOAM co-wrote "Innerspace," "The Lost Boys," and "Straight Time." Boam also wrote the screenplay adaptation of "The Dead Zone."
Boam was born in Rochester, New York and moved with his family to Sacramento, New York when he was 12. After receiving an arts degree from Sacramento State College, Boam earned his Master's degree in Theatre Arts from UCLA.
After director Ulu Grosbard optioned one of Boam's screenplays, Grosbard hired Boam to rewrite the screenplay for "Straight Time," giving him his first screen credit, shared with writers Edward Bunker and Alvin Sargent.
His next assignment was to adapt Stephen King's novel The Dead Zone for the screen. While several different screenplays had been developed for the project, producer Debra Hill proceeded with Boam's version.
Boam first worked with Steven Spielberg on "Inner Space" (produced by Spielberg).