Lewis Teague

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Lewis Teague
Lewis Teague with Charlotta.JPG
Lewis Teague at a CharlottaTS party.
Born (1938-03-08) March 8, 1938 (age 79)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Occupation Film director
Television director
Film editor
Years active 1964–present
Website Lewisteague.com

Lewis Teague (born March 8, 1938) is an American film director, whose work includes Alligator, Cat's Eye, Cujo, The Jewel of the Nile, The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!, Navy SEALs and Wedlock.[1]

Early career[edit]

Teague was born in Brooklyn, New York. Teague studied film at New York University, but left the school in 1963 without completing a degree when he was offered a job working on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour. Teague returned to NYU to complete his degree in 2016, at the age of 78.[2] He apprenticed with Sydney Pollack at Universal Television, and was a production manager on the rock concert documentary Woodstock (1970).

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).

Teague has experimented with digital filmmaking,[3] working on a reality-based sitcom series in digital format about CharlottaTS (a transsexual from Barcelona).[4]


Year Title Notes
1974 Dirty O'Neil
1979 Lady in Red, TheThe Lady in Red
1980 Alligator
1982 Fighting Back aka Death Vengeance
1983 Cujo
1985 Cat's Eye
1985 Jewel of the Nile, TheThe Jewel of the Nile
1989 Collision Course
1990 Navy SEALs
1991 Wedlock
1992 T Bone N Weasel
1995 Saved by the Light
1997 Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!, TheThe Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!
2001 Love and Treason


  1. ^ Yakir, D. (1985). "Big league teague". Film Comment. 21(6): 26–28, 80. 
  2. ^ Paumgarten, Nick. "ALWAYS COME BACK Lewis Teague, the director of "Cujo" and "The Jewel of the Nile," graduates from N.Y.U". The New Yorker (June 6 & 13 2016). Retrieved 13 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Lewis Teague". Lewisteague.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lewis Teague Videos". Lewisteague.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017. 

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