Howard Franklin

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Howard Franklin
OccupationScreenwriter, film director
Spouse(s)Anne 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] The Man Who Knew Too Little.[2] and The Big Year.


Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
1984 Romancing the Stone No Uncredited No
1986 The Name of the Rose No Screenplay No
1987 Someone to Watch Over Me No Yes No
1990 Quick Change Yes Screenplay No Co-directed by Bill Murray
1992 The Public Eye Yes Yes No
1996 Larger than Life Yes No No
1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little No Screenplay No
2001 Antitrust No Yes No
2007 Fracture No No No Script Revisions (Uncredited)
2011 The Big Year No Screenplay No
2015 The King of 7B No Yes Executive TV Movie


  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 c "Howard Franklin". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2014. Archived from the original on 2013-12-25.
  3. ^ "Howard Franklin - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 28 May 2022.

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