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A native of Canada, James Orr attended the Carleton University Journalism School, and then the undergraduate film school at York University in Toronto. In 1977, he was the first Canadian to be accepted as a Director Fellow at the prestigious American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Along with his writing/producing partner, Jim Cruickshank, Orr is ... See full bio »

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Mr. Destiny Writer
(1990)
(1987)
(1991)

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 2013 Cannubi: A Vineyard Kissed by God (Documentary short) (writer)
 2011 My Future Boyfriend (TV Movie) (written by)
 2010 The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (TV Movie) (written by)
 2007 Christmas in Wonderland (written by)
 2004 Blowing Smoke (TV Movie) (written by)
 1995 Man of the House (screenplay)
 1994 Love on the Run (TV Movie)
 1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (written by)
 1990 Mr. Destiny (written by)
 1988 14 Going on 30 (TV Movie) (story)
 1987 3 Men and a Baby (screenplay)
 1987 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Young Harry Houdini (1987) ... (written by)
 1986 Tough Guys (written by)
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James R. Orr
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Wrote and directed two passion-project documentaries in 2002: "The Fuente Family: An American Dream", and "Fuente Fuente Opus X: The Making of A Legend". The two cameramen on that project were Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (directors of Crank (2006) and Crank: High Voltage (2009)), who Orr hired shortly after they graduated from film school. "The Fuente Family: An American Dream" was nominated ... See more »

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