When your mom works as the cashier at the RKO Prospect in Park Slope, just a few blocks away from the railroad flat that your five brothers and one sister call home, you spend a lot of time at the movies. How great is that for a kid who was already writing outlandish “Denis stories?”

Denis viewed the forty-foot images on the screen and found a new way his stories could be told. He majored in film in college, entered the newspaper business and saw his first screenplay collaboration with his brother John, the cult classic “Turk 182!” on the big screen in 1985. Denis has written several more films, with two screenplays in development and four movies written and/or written and produced by Denis that you can rent, stream or watch on demand.

Under New Management

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Sparks and bullets fly when a Wall Street yuppie must steer a Brooklyn mob crew legit before a beautiful FBI agent can build RICO indictments against them.

Director: Joe Otting
Writer: Denis Hamill
Producers: Rory J. Cutaia | Brian Hamill | Denis Hamill | Jeff Mazzola | Rocco Musacchia
Composer: Nathan Furst
Cinematographer: Peter Biagi
Casting Director: Adrienne Stern
Production Designer: Deana Sidney
An aging Brooklyn mob boss summons his nephew Robert Monte, a Wall Street whiz kid who has been shielded from the "Family" business. The Don solicits a promise that if anything happens to him, Robert will steer his wiseguy crew legit so that they will not spend the rest of their lives in jail. Robert surrenders a reluctant promise. When his uncle dies suddenly, Robert transforms the mob social club into a real estate office and struggles to navigate the mob crew into legitimate careers. Meanwhile, a gorgeous FBI agent named Julie Capp works feverishly to build RICO indictments against Robert and his crew who just can't help reverting to their old-school hoodlum ways. In the scramble, Robert and Julie find themselves fiercely attracted to one another. Will these star crossed lovers find romance? Will Robert succeed in steering his crew legit? Will Julie's RICO indictments fall? Written by Denis Hamil

The Assignment

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

After waking up and discovering that he has undergone gender reassignment surgery, an assassin seeks to find the doctor responsible.

Director: Walter Hill
Writers: Walter Hill (screenplay) (story) | Denis Hamill (screenplay) (story)
Producers: Saïd Ben Saïd | Harvey Kahn | Michel Merkt
Composers: Giorgio Moroder | Raney Shockne
Cinematographer: James Liston
Editor: Phil Norden
Casting Directors: Candice Elzinga | Sheila Jaffe
Production Designer: Renee Read
Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of a rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman, now a hitwoman, sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets.

Critical Condition

R | 1h 37min | Comedy

Con man Kevin Lennihan, framed in a jewel smuggling, tries for an insanity plea, and is sent to a hospital for review, where he is confused for a doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.

Director: Michael Apted
Writers: Denis Hamill (story) (screenplay) | John Hamill (story) (screenplay) | Alan Swyer (story)
Producers: Robert W. Cort (as Robert Cort) | Ted Field
Composer: Alan Silvestri
Cinematographer: Ralf D. Bode
Editor: Robert K. Lambert
Casting Director: Margery Simkin
Production Designer: John J. Lloyd (as John Lloyd)
Kevin Lennihan is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity he hopes to get off the hook. He manages to end up in a hospital on Governors Island in New York Harbor for a mental examination. That night a storm breaks out over the area and the electricity to the hospital is out. In the ensuing chaos that follows Kevin is mistaken for a doctor, Eddie Slattery. Suddenly he is in charge of a whole hospital.

Turk 182

PG-13 | 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama

Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue, is denied benefits by the city.

Director: Bob Clark
Writers: James Gregory Kingston (story by) (screenplay by) | Denis Hamill (screenplay by) | John Hamill (screenplay by)
Producers: René Dupont | Ted Field
Composer: Paul Zaza
Cinematographer: Reginald H. Morris
Editor: Stan Cole
Casting Directors: Jane Feinberg | Mike Fenton | Marcia Shulman
Production Designer: Harry Pottle
Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue, is denied benefits by the city. At the same time, Mayor Tyler is embroiled in a political scandal that he denies all previous knowledge of. Jimmy begins painting "Tyler Knew, Turk 182" as an embarrassment to the mayor. The mayor is furious at this grafitti appearing all over the city and orders the police to find the artist. Jimmy's "Turk 182" spraypaints continue to appear.

Born in Brooklyn

Denis Hamill is a journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and TV writer. As a journalist at the Village Voice, he won the prestigious Meyer Berger Award from Columbia University for best NYC reporting. His columns for New York magazine, the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, the Boston Herald American, New York Newsday and 24 years at New York Daily News became an integral part of each city's life. In addition, he is the author of ten novels, several screenplays, movies, and TV shows/series.
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