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H. Gordon Boos
Birth: Apr. 27, 1958
Glen Ellyn
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 2004
Kendall County
Illinois, USA

"A leading assistant director in Hollywood throughout the 1980s and '90s, writer/director H. Gordon Boos worked on some of the biggest films, and under some of the biggest directors, of his era. Of course, one can't remain in the shadows forever, and with such efforts as 1990's Red Surf (headlined by a pre-superstar George Clooney) and the romantic drama Touch Me (1997), Boos proved that he could take the reigns to turn out a compelling film. The Illinois native's career shot into overdrive after moving to Los Angeles in the early '80s, and it wasn't long before he was working for such notable figures as Oliver Stone (Platoon), Norman Jewison (In Country), and Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather Part III). Though he would only direct four films (the first two of which he also penned), Boos continued to gain credibility in Hollywood for work in such features as Tin Cup and Play It to the Bone. In addition to feature work, Boos frequently kept busy with work on various commercials and music videos. On April 3, 2004, H. Gordon Boos died in his home state of Illinois following an extended battle with brain cancer. He was 45. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide."

***Special "THANKS!" goes to IMDB.Com for the following:***
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director:
2000s, 1990s, 1980s

Hollywood Homicide (2003) (first assistant director: second unit)
The Rookie (2002/I) (first assistant director)

Play It to the Bone (1999) (first assistant director)
... aka Play It (USA: promotional title)
Bogus (1996) (first assistant director: Las Vegas and Newark)
Tin Cup (1996) (first assistant director)
Cobb (1994) (first assistant director)
Wilder Napalm (1993) (first assistant director)
The Godfather: Part III (1990) (first assistant director)
... aka Mario Puzo's The Godfather: Part III (USA: complete title)

In Country (1989) (first assistant director)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) (first assistant director)
Platoon (1986) (first assistant director)
Static (1986) (first assistant director) (as Gordon Boos)
The Ladies Club (1986) (first assistant director)
... aka The Sisterhood (UK: video title)
... aka The Violated
House (1986) (assistant director)
... aka House: Ding Dong, You're Dead (USA: video title)
Creature (1985) (first assistant director) (as Gordon Boos)
... aka The Titan Find (UK: video title)
... aka Titan Find (USA: alternative title)
Night of the Comet (1984) (first assistant director) (second unit director)
Space Raiders (1983) (first assistant director) (as Gordon Boos)
... aka Star Child
Valley Girl (1983) (second assistant director)
... aka Bad Boyz
... aka College Lovers (Philippines: English title)
... aka Rebel Dreams (video title)

Perfect Assassins (1998) (TV)
... aka A Breed Apart (UK)
The Vivero Letter (1998)
... aka Forbidden City
... aka Forgotten City (USA: video title)
Touch Me (1997)
Red Surf (1990)

The Allnighter (1987) .... Arrest Cop
Flicks (1987) .... Electrode Head (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
... aka Hollyweird
... aka Loose Joints
Platoon (1986) (uncredited) .... Soldier with Mohawk Haircut
Savannah Smiles (1982) .... 1st SWAT Man

Touch Me (1997) (screenplay) (story)
Red Surf (1990) (writer)

Miscellaneous Crew:
Flicks (1987) (production assistant) (as Gordon Boos)
... aka Hollyweird
... aka Loose Joints

Family links: 
  Hans W Boos (1929 - 1980)
Created by: Michael Harrington
Record added: Mar 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49493619
H. Gordon Boos
Added by: Michael Harrington
H. Gordon Boos
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H. Gordon Boos
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- wesblues
 Added: May. 12, 2011
Rest in peace, Dear Friend.
- Michael Harrington
 Added: Mar. 10, 2010
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