The Island (1980) Script

Script by:Peter Benchley (Screenplay), Peter Benchley (Novel)
Directed by:Michael Ritchie
Year:1980

Plot:David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs across Warner and his band of raiders and they decide to induct them into their tribe.
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Smile Script

Script by:Jerry Belson (Screenplay)
Directed by:Michael Ritchie
Year:1975

Plot:It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital difficulties and Bob's son is up to some mischief. Could this year's pageant be in jeopardy?
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Wildcats Script

Script by:Ezra Sacks (Screenplay)
Directed by:Michael Ritchie
Year:1986

Plot:Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.
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Student Bodies Script

Directed by:Mickey Rose, Michael Ritchie
Year:1981

Plot:This zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather (played by Jerry Belson), who stalks –and murders– promiscuous students at a suburban high school. The fanatical killer's unusual weapons include paper clips, blackboard erasers and eggplants. Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Joe Flood, Kevin Mannis and Sara Eckhardt head the cast.
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A Simple Wish Script

Script by:Jeff Rothberg (Screenplay)
Directed by:Michael Ritchie
Year:1997

Plot:Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic wand is broken and the fairies convention is threatened by evil witches Claudia and Boots.
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Fletch Lives Script

Script by:Gregory McDonald (Writer), Leon Capetanos (Writer)
Directed by:Michael Ritchie
Year:1989

Plot:Fletch is a fish out of water in small-town Louisiana, where he's checking out a tumbledown mansion he's inherited. When a woman he flirts with turns up dead, he becomes a suspect and must find the killer and clear his name.
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Fletch Script

Script by:Gregory McDonald (Novel), Andrew Bergman (Screenplay)
Directed by:Michael Ritchie
Year:1985

Plot:A veritable chameleon, investigative reporter Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher might drive his editor up the wall, but he always produces great pieces for the newspaper. When his next story is about the drug trade taking place on the beach, Fletch goes undercover as a homeless man. Unaware of Fletch's true identity, businessman Alan Stanwyk offers Fletch $50,000 to kill him. Intrigued, Fletch decides to unearth the full story behind the offer.
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