Phillip Borsos


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Birth Name: Phillip Borsos
Born: 05/05/1953
Birth Place: Hobart, Tasmania, AU
Death Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
Died: 02/02/1995

Borsos' next film was a change of pace. He directed the American-made "The Mean Season", starring Kurt Russell and Mariel Hemingway, which turned out to be a run-of-the-mill crime thriller. Yet another about-face was "One Magic Christmas" (both 1985), which Borsos directed from his own story, and served as executive producer. An update of "It's a Wonderful Life", the film starred Mary Steenburgen as a suicidal woman taken to meet Santa by a cowboy angel (Harry Dean Stanton).

Borsos' fourth film was his most ambitious: "Dr. Bethune" (1990), the true story of a 1930s Canadian surgeon (Donald Sutherland) who worked in China during Mao Tse-tung's revolution. Shot in Montreal, Madrid, Beijing... Continue Bio >>


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