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The Ladd Company

Former typeMovie Studio
FateShutdown
Founded1979
FounderAlan Ladd, Jr. , Jay Kanter, and Gareth Wigan
Defunct2007
HeadquartersHollywood, California
ProductsFilm Production
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Ladd Company General information Type Film Production found 1979 Defunct 2007 Founder Alan Ladd, Jr., Jay Kanter, and Gareth Wigan Location Hollywood, California Source Ladd Company is an American Film Production Company founded by Alan Ladd, Jr., Jay Kanter, and Gareth Wigan in 1979. Prior to the company's formation, Ladd was President of 20 Century Fox, and Kanter & Wigan also served as Fox executives. As an alleged result of quarreling between Ladd and studio higher-ups, trio announced their intent to leave Fox when their contracts expired in December 1980 and form a Production Company to be financed by Warner Bros. Fox subsequently cut their contracts short, ending on October 1 1979. The day after contracts expire, trio place ads for the newly named Ladd Company in Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Under Warner Bros., It distributes Chariots of Fire, which won the 1981 Academy Award for Best Picture, and produces space epic Right Stuff, space western Outland, Ridley Scott's sci-fi Film Blade Runner, neo-noir Film Body Heat and the first two Police Academy movies, amongst others. Even with the phenomenal success of Police Academy, good business couldn't outweigh bad, as the box-office failures of Right Stuff, edited version of Sergio Leone's Once Upon Time in America and animated Twice Upon Time sent Company towards oblivion. On April 18 1984, Alan Ladd, Jr. And Warner Bros. Part ways, even though the former still had three years left on studio's contract. From that point on, Ladd Company became a non-exclusive production organization. During a brief partnership with Paramount Pictures in the mid-1990s, it produced Best Picture Oscar winner Braveheart, and Very Brady Sequel. Ladd's most recent releases are the 2005 Lasse Hallstrom drama, Unfinished Life and the 2007 Ben Affleck drama Go Baby Go, both distributed by Miramax Films.

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List of films

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FilmRelease DateStudioNotes
Divine Madness!September 26, 1980Warner Bros.
Chariots of FireMay 15, 1981Warner Bros. (Domestic) / 20th Century Fox (International)Domestic distribution in association with Warner Bros. only
OutlandMay 22, 1981Warner Bros.
Body HeatAugust 28, 1981Warner Bros.
LookerOctober 30, 1981Warner Bros.
Tragedy of a Ridiculous ManFebruary 12, 1982Warner Bros.U.S. Distribution only, Subtitled version of an Italian Film
Blade RunnerJune 25, 1982Warner Bros.Co-production with Shaw Brothers Studio and Blade Runner Partnership.
Night ShiftJuly 30, 1982Warner Bros.
Love ChildOctober 15, 1982Warner Bros.
Five Days One SummerNovember 12, 1982Warner Bros.
LovesickFebruary 18, 1983Warner Bros.
Twice Upon a TimeAugust 5, 1983Warner Bros.
The Right StuffOctober 21, 1983Warner Bros.Limited release in October 1983, wide release in 1984.
Star 80November 10, 1983Warner Bros.
Mike's MurderMarch 9, 1984Warner Bros.
Police AcademyMarch 22, 1984Warner Bros.
Purple HeartsMarch 30, 1984Warner Bros.
Once Upon a Time in AmericaJune 1, 1984Warner Bros.
Police Academy 2: Their First AssignmentMarch 29, 1985Warner Bros.First Ladd Company film not to have the company's logo screen at the beginning of the film.
Doin' TimeMay 19, 1985Warner Bros.Final Ladd Company picture released by Warner Bros.
The Brady Bunch MovieFebruary 17, 1995Paramount PicturesFirst Ladd Company picture since 1985 and the first released by Paramount
BraveheartMay 24, 1995Paramount Pictures (Domestic) / 20th Century Fox (International)Co-production with Icon Productions
The PhantomJune 7, 1996Paramount PicturesCo-production with Village Roadshow Pictures
A Very Brady SequelAugust 23, 1996Paramount Pictures
An Unfinished LifeSeptember 9, 2005Miramax FilmsCo-production with Revolution Studios
Gone Baby GoneOctober 19, 2007Miramax Films

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List of films distributed by Warner Bros.

FilmYearStudioNotes
Divine Madness!1980Warner Bros
Outland1981Warner Bros
Body Heat1981Warner Bros
Chariots of Fire1981Warner BrosDistribution in association with Warner Bros. only
Looker1981Warner Bros
Blade Runner1982Warner BrosWas released in three different versions, in 1982, 1992, and 2007 co-production with Jerry Perenchio , Sir Run Run Shaw , and Bud Yorkin
Night Shift1982Warner Bros
Love Child1982Warner Bros
Five Days One Summer1982Warner Bros
Lovesick1983Warner Bros
Twice Upon a Time1983Warner Bros
The Right Stuff1983Warner BrosLimited release in October 1983, wide release in 1984; Unexpected box office failure, considered one of the causes of the company's demise at Warner Bros.
Star 801983Warner Bros
Mike's Murder1984Warner Bros
Police Academy1984Warner Bros
Purple Hearts1984Warner Bros
Once Upon a Time in America1984Warner Bros
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment1985Warner BrosFirst Ladd Company film not to have the company's logo screen at the beginning of the film, has caption that reads "The Ladd Company Presents" at the beginning of the opening credits instead.
Doin' Time1985Warner BrosFinal Ladd Company picture released by Warner Bros.
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