Take a look below for our list of 10 of the best movies directed by Buzz Kulik.
1. Brian’s Song
Brian Piccolo (James Caan) and Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams) are teammates on the mid-1960s Chicago Bears. At a time when professional football still bears a certain amount of race-based segregation, the growing friendship between the white Piccolo and the black Sayers, as well as their wives, Joy (Shelley Fabares) and Linda (Judy Pace), becomes a symbol of harmony during the civil rights era. That bond grows stronger still when Piccolo receives some shattering and unexpected news.
2. Bad Ronald
Bad Ronald is a 1974 American made-for-television horror thriller film directed by Buzz Kulik and starring Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman and Kim Hunter. It is based on the novel of the same title by Jack Vance.
3. The Hunter (1980)
The Hunter is a 1980 American action crime drama thriller film directed by Buzz Kulik. The film was Steve McQueen’s final role before his death in November of that year.
4. Sergeant Ryker
Sergeant Ryker is a 1968 drama–war film directed by Buzz Kulik and starring Lee Marvin and Bradford Dillman. The film was originally broadcast on television as “The Case Against Paul Ryker”, a 1963 two-part episode of Kraft Suspense Theatre. It was released as a feature film in 1968 to capitalize on Marvin’s popularity from The Dirty Dozen. Its second run paired it as a double feature with Counterpoint.
5. Riot (1969)
Riot is a 1969 American drama film produced by William Castle, directed by Buzz Kulik and starring Gene Hackman and Jim Brown.
Shamus is a 1973 American comedy thriller film directed by Buzz Kulik, and starring Burt Reynolds and Dyan Cannon. The word “shamus” means “detective” in Yiddish.
7. The Explosive Generation
The Explosive Generation is a 1961 film directed by Buzz Kulik. It stars William Shatner and Patty McCormack.
8. Warning Shot
Warning Shot is a 2018 American drama thriller directed by Dustin Fairbanks and written by Breanne Mattson. The film tells the story of a single mother (Tammy Blanchard) and her young daughter (Onata Aprile) held hostage at an isolated farmhouse by two men (Guillermo Díaz and Dwight Henry) sent by the grandson (David Spade) of an old family business rival to coerce them into giving up valuable water rights.
9. Villa Rides
Villa Rides is a 1968 American Technicolor western war film in Panavision directed by Buzz Kulik and starring Yul Brynner as Francisco Villa and Robert Mitchum as an American adventurer and pilot of fortune. The supporting cast includes Charles Bronson as Fierro, Herbert Lom as Huerta and Alexander Knox as Madero. Sam Peckinpah wrote the original script and was set to direct, but Brynner disliked Peckinpah’s harsh depiction of Villa and had Robert Towne rewrite the script, with Kulik brought on as director. The screenplay is based on the biography by William Douglas Lansford.
10. To Find a Man
To Find a Man is a 1972 American comedy-drama film directed by Buzz Kulik and starring Pamela Sue Martin, Darren O’Connor, and Lloyd Bridges. It was entered into the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.