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Name  Harold Becker
Role  Film director

Spouse  Susan Becker
Education  Pratt Institute
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Born  September 25, 1928 (age 94) (1928-09-25) New York City, New York, United States
Occupation  Film director, film producer
Movies  Mercury Rising, Malice, Sea of Love, Taps, Domestic Disturbance
Similar People  Miko Hughes, George C Scott, Ronny Cox, Joseph Wambaugh, Timothy Hutton

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Harold Becker (born September 25, 1928) is an American film director and producer from New York. Some of the films he has directed include The Onion Field, Taps, The Boost, Sea of Love, Malice, City Hall and Mercury Rising.


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After studying art and photography at the Pratt Institute, Becker began his career as a still photographer, but later tried his hand at directing television commercials, short films and documentaries. Becker made his feature film debut in 1972 when he directed The Ragman's Daughter along with Souter Harris.

Becker won the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival Gold Prize for his short film Ivanhoe Donaldson.


  • Blind Gary Davis (1964, 11 minutes)
  • Ivanhoe Donaldson (1964, 57 minutes)
  • Sighet, Sighet (1967, 27 minutes)
  • The Ragman's Daughter (1972; with Souter Harris)
  • The Onion Field (1979)
  • The Black Marble (1980)
  • Taps (1981)
  • Vision Quest (1985)
  • The Big Town (1987)
  • The Boost (1988)
  • Sea of Love (1989)
  • Malice (directed and produced; 1993)
  • City Hall (directed and produced; 1996)
  • Mercury Rising (1998)
  • Domestic Disturbance (directed and produced; 2001)
  • References

    Harold Becker Wikipedia