|Born||February 19, 1929|
|Died||April 15, 2018 (aged 89)|
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States
|Resting place||Gate of Heaven Cemetery|
|Occupation||Film producer, film director|
|Spouse(s)||Ruth D'Antoni (Wiederecht)|
He produced Bullitt in 1968. In 1973 he produced and directed The Seven-Ups. After The Seven-Ups, D'Antoni, who held the rights to French Connection II and Gerald Walker's novel Cruising, eschewed feature filmmaking and turned his attention to television production where he enjoyed a lucrative contract with NBC.
D'Antoni's crime dramas are characterized by a cold, gritty, "street" perspective with documentary style, often filmed during the bleak New York winter months, and offer the viewer a realistic and often dangerous sense of being an insider, as opposed to using glamorous locations or produced sets.
D'Antoni's television production credits include:
- Elizabeth Taylor in London (1963)
- Sophia Loren in Rome (1964)
- The Connection (1973)
- Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside (1974)
- In Tandem (1974; pilot film for Movin' On)
- Movin' On (1974)
- Strike Force (1975)
- Shark Kill (1976)
- Philip D'Antoni
- The New York Times
- Carras, Christi; Carras, Christi (April 23, 2018). "Philip D'Antoni, 'The French Connection' Producer, Dies at 89". Variety. Retrieved April 18, 2019.