In Memoriam: David Carradine

Keye Luke and David Carradine in the original Kung Fu television series
Keye Luke and David Carradine in the original Kung Fu television series

In many ways, it’s been a trying week for me. Things just got worse when I heard the tragic news of Cult Cinema Icon David Carradine’s passing. David will be the first in my new series of profiles of actors, directors and writers, that are known for a series of roles in projects that have achieved “cult” status. I want to extend my personal deepest condolences to David Carradine’s family and friends, as they deal with this sudden and horrible news.

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Selected Projects

Actor
Film

  • Autumn (2009)
  • Break (2009)
  • Crank: High Voltage (2009)
  • Absolute Evil (2009)
  • Road of No Return (2009)
  • My Suicide (2008)
  • Death Race (2008)
  • Last Hour (2008)
  • Hell Ride (2008)
  • Richard III (2008)
  • Kandisha (2008)
  • The Golden Boys (2008)
  • Big Stan (2007)
  • Fuego (2007)
  • Permanent Vacation (2007)
  • The Trident (2007)
  • How to Rob a Bank (2007)
  • Treasure Raiders (2007)
  • Camille (2007)
  • Fall Down Dead (2007)
  • Epic Movie (2007)
  • Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter (2007)
  • Homo Erectus (2007)
  • Final Move (2006)
  • The Last Sect (2006)
  • Miracle at Sage Creek (2005)
  • Brothers in Arms (2005)
  • Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004)
  • Last Goodbye (2004)
  • Hair High (2004) (voice)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
  • Dead & Breakfast (2004)
  • Bala perdida (2003)
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  • American Reel (2003)
  • Wheatfield with Crows (2002)
  • G.O.D. (2001)
  • Dangerous Curves (2000)
  • Down ‘n Dirty (2000)
  • The Donor (2000)
  • Natural Selection (1999)
  • Shepherd (1999)
  • Knocking on Death’s Door (1999)
  • Zoo (1999)
  • The Puzzle in the Air (1999)
  • Kiss of a Stranger (1999)
  • The Effects of Magic (1998)
  • The New Swiss Family Robinson (1998)
  • Sublet (1998)
  • Lovers and Liars (1998)
  • Light Speed (1998)
  • The Rage (1997)
  • The Good Life (1997)
  • Macon County Jail (1997)
  • Full Blast (1997)
  • Kill Zone (1993)
  • Dead Center (1993)
  • Bitter End (1993)
  • Frontera Sur (1993)
  • Distant Justice (1992)
  • Animal Instincts (1992)
  • Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992)
  • Roadside Prophets (1992)
  • Midnight Fear (1992)
  • Double Trouble (1992)
  • Evil Toons (1992)
  • Capital Punishment (1991)
  • Project Eliminator (1991)
  • Field of Fire (1991)
  • Karate Cop (1991)
  • The Eagle and the Horse (1991)
  • Bird on a Wire (1990)
  • Future Zone (1990)
  • Las huellas del lince (1990)
  • Dune Warriors (1990)
  • Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat (1990)
  • Future Force (1989)
  • Think Big (1989)
  • Try This One for Size (1989)
  • Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (1989)
  • Sonny Boy (1989)
  • Night Children (1989)
  • Nowhere to Run (1989)
  • The Mad Bunch (1989)
  • Crime of Crimes (1989)
  • Crime Zone (1988)
  • Run for Your Life (1988)
  • Open Fire (1988)
  • Fatal Secret (1988)
  • Tropical Snow (1988)
  • Warlords (1988)
  • Animal Protector (1988)
  • The Misfit Brigade (1987)
  • Armed Response (1986)
  • Behind Enemy Lines (1986)
  • On the Line (1984)
  • The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)
  • Americana (1983)
  • Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
  • Trick or Treats (1982)
  • Q (1982)
  • Safari 3000 (1982)
  • Cloud Dancer (1980)
  • The Long Riders (1980)
  • Fast Charlie…the Moonbeam Rider (1979)
  • Je te tiens, tu me tiens par la barbichette a.k.a. I’ve Got You, You’ve Got Me by the Chin Hairs (1979)
  • Circle of Iron (1978)
  • Deathsport (1978)
  • Gray Lady Down (1978)
  • The Serpent’s Egg (1977)
  • Thunder and Lightning (1977)
  • Bound for Glory (1976)
  • Cannonball! (1976)
  • You and Me (1975)
  • Death Race 2000 (1975)
  • Mean Streets (1973)
  • The Long Goodbye (1973)
  • Boxcar Bertha (1972)
  • Macho Callahan (1970)
  • The McMasters (1970)
  • The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)
  • Young Billy Young (1969)
  • Heaven with a Gun (1969)
  • The Violent Ones (1967)
  • Too Many Thieves (1966)
  • Bus Riley’s Back in Town (1965)
  • Taggart (1964)

TV

  • Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (83 episodes, 1993-1997)
  • North and South, Book II (6 episodes, 1986)
  • North and South (6 episodes, 1985)
  • Kung Fu (46 episodes, 1972-1975)
  • Shane (16 episodes, 1966)

Director

  • Americana (1983)
  • Mata Hari (1978)
  • You and Me (1975)
  • Kung Fu (3 episodes in 1974)

David also had the following projects in various stages of completion:

  • Portland (due in 2009) (pre-production)
  • Night of the Templar (due in 2009) (post-production)
  • Money to Burn (due in 2009) (post-production)
  • Six Days in Paradise (due in 2009) (post-production)
  • Su Qi-Er (due in 2009) (post-production)
  • The Rain Chronicles (due in 2009) (post-production)
  • Detention (2009) (post-production)
  • According to CNN, Carradine was in Bangkok for filming of the movie Stretch, being produced by a United Kingdom-based company
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