Corso: The Last Beat - Gustave Reininger - Filmmaker

Filmmaker

Gustave Reininger is the creator of the hit NBC TV drama series (and feature film), "Crime Story." Working with Michael Mann, Reininger crafted the 1960s period drama of the Chicago Mob and how they took Las Vegas. It discovered Dennis Farina and David Caruso and featured other prominent artists such as Julia Roberts, Madonna, Dennis Haysbert, Gary Sinise, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Stanley Tucci and Kevin Spacey. While living in Paris, Reininger wrote and co-produced a French Language thriller starring Dennis Hopper, “L’Ordre et la Securite´ du Monde.” Returning to America, Reininger was a contributor to Michael Mann's “Miami Vice” and “Robbery Homicide Division.” He has written for and co-produced with directors Sydney Pollack, Michael Apted, Penny Marshall, Paul Verhoeven and other notable filmmakers. Corso – The Last Beat,” a longitudinal, ten year feature documentary is Reininger’s featured debut. With Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Thich Nhat Hanh, The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra and Sr. Helen Prejean, Reininger is finishing commitments to a feature, “The Big Question”, which he co-wrote and co-directed. Reininger is preparing a dramatic version of “Corso ...” along with his other dramatic film and television commitments, including “Promises to Keep” a political thriller on the U.S. invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. Gustave Reininger was born in Kentucky, was schooled by Jesuits, and graduated from University of Chicago. He began his business career as an international investment banker with Chemical Bank (J.P. Morgan Chase.) After stints of living in Paris and London, he now resides in Los Angeles with his three children Olivia, Isabel and Haven.

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