William A. Fraker

William A. Fraker Trailers

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​ William Ashman Fraker, A.S.C., B.S.C. (September 29, 1923 – May 31, 2010) was a cinematographer, film director, and producer. He has been nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. In 2000, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) honoring his career. Fraker graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1950. As cinematographer, his films include The President's Analyst (1967), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Bullitt (1968), Paint Your Wagon (1969), The Day of the Dolphin (1973), Coonskin (1975), Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977), Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), Heaven Can Wait (1978), 1941 (1979), WarGames (1983), Irreconcilable Differences (1984), Murphy's Romance (1985), Tombstone (1993), and Street Fighter (1994). He directed three theatrical films, Monte Walsh (1970), A Reflection of Fear (1971), and The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981), as well as several television films and series. Fraker died Monday May 31, 2010 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer. He was 86. He is survived by his wife Denise. He was predeceased in 1992 by son William A. Fraker Jr., an assistant cameraman.

Most Popular William A. Fraker Trailers

Total trailers found: 32

1941 Trailer (1979)

13 December 1979

It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces.

WarGames Trailer (1983)

03 June 1983

High School student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions! Together with his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy) and a wizardly computer genius (John Wood), David must race against time to outwit his opponent.

Tombstone Trailer (1993)

25 December 1993

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone.

The Freshman Trailer (1990)

20 July 1990

Clark Kellogg is a young man starting his first year at film school in New York City. After a small time crook steals all his belongings, Clark meets Carmine "Jimmy the Toucan" Sabatini, an "importer" bearing a startling resemblance to a certain cinematic godfather.

Rosemary's Baby Trailer (1968)

12 June 1968

A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.

Gator Trailer (1976)

25 August 1976

After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp.

Street Fighter Trailer (1994)

22 December 1994

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Bullitt Trailer (1968)

17 October 1968

Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt.

Rules of Engagement Trailer (2000)

07 April 2000

Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.

The Day of the Dolphin Trailer (1973)

19 December 1973

Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited vocabulary.

Vegas Vacation Trailer (1997)

13 February 1997

The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.

Paint Your Wagon Trailer (1969)

15 October 1969

A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town.

Exorcist II: The Heretic Trailer (1977)

17 June 1977

Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned?

The Island of Dr. Moreau Trailer (1996)

23 August 1996

A shipwrecked sailor stumbles upon a mysterious island and is shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist and his lab assistant have found a way to combine human and animal DNA with horrific results.

Memoirs of an Invisible Man Trailer (1992)

28 February 1992

After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life.

Honeymoon in Vegas Trailer (1992)

28 August 1992

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend.

Baby Boom Trailer (1987)

17 September 1987

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Chances Are Trailer (1989)

10 March 1989

Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road.

Irreconcilable Differences Trailer (1984)

28 September 1984

Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Trailer (1982)

23 July 1982

The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a television evangelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch.

Heaven Can Wait Trailer (1978)

28 June 1978

Joe Pendleton is a quarterback preparing to lead his team to the superbowl when he is almost killed in an accident.

Monte Walsh Trailer (1970)

02 October 1970

Monte Walsh is an aging cowboy facing the ending days of the Wild West era. As barbed wire and railways steadily eliminate the need for the cowboy, Monte and his friends are left with fewer and fewer options.

Coonskin Trailer (1975)

20 August 1975

A multi-layered satire of race relations in America. Live-action sequences of a prison break bracket the animated story of Brother Rabbit, Brother Bear, and Preacher Fox, who rise to the top of the crime ranks in Harlem by going up against a con-man, a racist cop, and the Mafia.

A Reflection of Fear Trailer (1973)

12 February 1973

A young girl lives with her mother and grandmother. One day her estranged father returns home with a female companion he introduces as his fiance.

The Legend of the Lone Ranger Trailer (1981)

20 August 1981

When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto.

Rancho Deluxe Trailer (1975)

01 January 1975

Jack McKee and Cecil Colson are two bumbling drifters who make a living by rustling cattle from other peoples herds in the wilds of Montana.

Sharky's Machine Trailer (1981)

18 December 1981

Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician.

The President's Analyst Trailer (1967)

21 December 1967

At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer feels honored and thrilled to be offered the job of the President's Analyst.

Incubus Trailer (1966)

26 October 1966

On a strange island inhabited by demons and spirits, a man battles the forces of evil.

The Fox Trailer (1967)

13 December 1967

Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella about two young women - sickly, chattering Jill Banford and quiet, strong Ellen March - who are trying, hopelessly, to run a chicken farm in Canada.

Aloha Bobby and Rose Trailer (1975)

29 April 1975

Bobby and Rose, two youngsters who are in love, have to run away from home when they are falsely accused to have committed a robbery and an assassination.

Fever Pitch Trailer (1985)

22 November 1985

An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - organized gambling.