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Daniel Adams is an American feature film director. He wrote and directed The Golden Boys, starring David Carradine, Bruce Dern, Rip Torn, Charles Durning, and Mariel Hemingway, which was released in 2008.
Adams grew up in Boston, and matriculated at The Roxbury Latin School, then Harvard College, majoring in history. After working in politics, including two gubernatorial campaigns, a race for attorney general, and a presidential campaign, he also garnered valuable film production experience directing television commercials for a Boston advertising agency, winning several awards. He then co-wrote and directed his first feature film in 1989, A Fool And His Money (originally titled, Religion, Inc.), which starred Sandra Bullock, Jonathan Penner, George Plimpton and Jerzy Kosinski (released through Trimark Pictures - now Lions Gate). He then went on to write and direct his second feature, the critically acclaimed Primary Motive, which starred Judd Nelson, Justine Bateman, Richard Jordan, John Savage and Sally Kirkland, for Twentieth Century Fox. His third feature, which he also wrote and directed, was a comedy entitled, The Mouse, starring Rip Torn and John Savage, and released through Strand Releasing The Mouse also received positive reviews throughout the United States and abroad. His film, The Golden Boys, was released through Roadside Attractions and Lions Gate Films in 2009. Also in 2009, he directed the feature film, The Lightkeepers, from a script he wrote. Lightkeepers was released through New Films Cinema in the spring of 2010. He has currently teamed up with Kate Edelman Johnson, to write and direct the big screen version of the hit 1960s television drama, The Big Valley, which originally starred Barbara Stanwyck, Lee Majors and Linda Evans. Jessica Lange is currently attached play Stanwyck's former role.
As a novelist, he conceived, edited and contributed to the serial novel, Out Of The Fog, working with a dozen of the nation's best-selling authors. Also a historian, he is writing a biography of American patriot James Otis.
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