Howard Franklin

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Howard Franklin
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, film director
SpouseAnne Litt

Howard Franklin is an American screenwriter and film director, known for such films as The Name of the Rose[1] and his three collaborations with Bill Murray: Quick Change, Larger than Life, and The Man Who Knew Too Little.[2] His other films include The Public Eye, about a 1940s tabloid photographer modeled on the photojournalist Weegee and starring Joe Pesci; Someone to Watch Over Me[2] and The Big Year.


Year Title Director Writer Executive
1984 Romancing the Stone No Uncredited No Script revisions
1986 The Name of the Rose No Yes No Co-written with Andrew Birkin, Gérard Brach and Alain Godard
1987 Someone to Watch Over Me No Yes No
1990 Quick Change Yes Yes No Co-directed with Bill Murray
1992 The Public Eye Yes Yes No
1996 Larger than Life Yes No No
1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little No Yes No Co-written with Robert Farrar
2001 Antitrust No Yes No
2007 Fracture No Uncredited No Script revisions
2011 The Big Year No Yes No
2015 The King of 7B No Yes Yes Made-for-television film[3]
Co-written with Dan Fogelman


  1. ^ Canby, Vincent (September 24, 1986). "The Name of the Rose (1986) FILM: MEDIEVAL MYSTERY IN 'NAME OF THE ROSE'". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "Howard Franklin". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-01-14.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (7 December 2012). "Craig Ferguson To Topline ABC Comedy Pilot 'The King of 7B'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 5 October 2022.

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