Lewis Teague at a CharlottaTS party.
March 8, 1938 |
Brooklyn, New York, USA
|Years active||1964 – present|
Early career 
Teague was employed by Roger Corman throughout the 1970s, where he handled second-unit director chores on Death Race 2000 (1975), Thunder and Lightning (1977) and Avalanche (1978). Teague also served as an editor for Monte Hellman's Cockfighter (1974) and Jonathan Demme's Crazy Mama (1975). In 1976, he edited the Oscar-winning short documentary Number Our Days. Later, he was the second-unit director on Samuel Fuller's World War II movie, The Big Red One (1980).
Teague made his feature debut as the co-director of Dirty O'Neil (1974). He followed this with the Depression-era crime exploitation movie The Lady in Red (1979), which he also edited. The horror-creature feature Alligator (1980) and the urban vigilante film Fighting Back (1980) (TV) followed. Teague directed two Stephen King adaptations in the 1980s, Cujo (1983) and the anthology film Cat's Eye (1985). His other films include The Jewel of the Nile (1985), the police comedy Collision Course (1989), the action movie Navy Seals (1990), the science fiction offering Wedlock (1991) and the made-for-TV movie The Triangle (2001) (TV). In addition to his film work, Teague has directed episodes of such TV shows as "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" (1962), "Barnaby Jones" (1973), "Shannon's Deal" (1990), "Profiler" (1996) and "Nash Bridges" (1996). After a five-year absence from directing, Teague directed the dramatic short Cante Jondo (2007).
|1979||The Lady in Red|
|1982||Fighting Back||aka Death Vengeance|
|1985||The Jewel of the Nile|
|1997||The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!|