Category: Hollywood

Lawrence Bender and his Lesser Known Productions

Lawrence Bender, born in New York, raised in New Jersey, grew up to become one of Hollywood’s most revered movie producers. He has worked alongside Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Quentin Tarantino to create some of America’s most beloved films.

He produced Tarantino’s first film, Reservoir Dogs, Matt Damon and Ben AFfleck’s screenwriting debut, Good Will Hunting, and many other incredible films.

By the time Reservoir Dogs was released, Lawrence Bender had already produced two other films, but the film was Quentin Tarantino’s debut. After Tarantino’s first film, Bender and Tarantino teamed up on nearly a dozen other occasions, creating movies such as Four Rooms, Pulp Fiction, and Kill Bill.

Four Rooms

Four Rooms is an anthology produced by Lawrence Bender. It features short films from Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino.

The film all takes place at a hotel called Mon Signor. Each of the films in the movie showcases an interaction between Tim Roth’s character and guests of the hotel. The movie is based of the short stories of Roald Dahl.

Four Rooms was released on Christmas of 1995, and it pulled in almost $4.3 million.

88 Minutes

Lawrence Bender has been successful outside of his work with Tarantino as well. 88 Minutes was released in 2007, and it is a thrill starring Al Pacino.

Al Pacino plays as forensics scientist who gets too involved with one of the cases he testifies for. He is helping the justice system put a serial killer behind bars, but as the execution date draws closer for the serial killer, Jack Gramm, who is played by Pacino, begins to get threatening phone calls.

Later in the movie, it appears that someone is trying to set Gramm up. Gramm visits the house of one of his former girlfriends only to finger her murdered and evidence planted that implements Gramm in the killing.

The film sold $32.5 million dollars worth of tickets at the box office.