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Randy Edelman
(1947-)
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Filmtracks Statistics:
Average Filmtracks Rating: 3.06
Average Viewer Rating: 3.16
Number of Reviews: 18
Number of Votes: 27,920
Number of Comments: 173
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#31. Last of the Mohicans
#70. Dragonheart
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#82.  Last of the Mohicans
#93.  Gods and Generals
Filmtracks Editor's Recommendations:
Gods and Generals
Decorative Nonsense
Primary Composer Picture
Randy Edelman in 1977 and 2003

"For me, the kick of this whole thing is writing the score, going in the room every morning, and by 8 o'clock at night, you've written something that didn't exist at 8 o'clock in the morning. And that's the excitement."
- Randy Edelman in 1996

Born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1947, Randy Edelman grew up in nearby Teaneck, where he studied piano at an early age. He gave recitals locally and after high school graduation he attended the University of Cincinnati as a pre-med major, soon changing his aim and enrolling at the Cincinnati Music Conservatory, where he majored in piano and composition. While in Cincinnati, he began freelancing as a music arranger at James Brown's King Records, and also wrote original music for regional theater programs. Upon graduation, Edelman headed to New York and signed on as a staff writer at CBS April Blackwood Music. He also began playing piano in Broadway pit orchestras and continued his interest as a music arranger. He went on the road as music director for many entertainers, and it was while traveling that Edelman began writing both his own music and lyrics with an eye toward doing his own albums. It was the beginning of a decade (in the 1970's) of producing and writing his own solo albums.

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FILMOGRAPHY & REVIEWS AT FILMTRACKS
(see legend below for abbreviations and codes)
 TitleFR VRVTCT RD TRDates Notes
2015:
The Boy Next Door (co-wrote)
2012-2014:
(none)
2011:
The Greening of Whitney Brown
Na Nai'a: Legend of the Dolphins
2010:
Leap Year
2009:
(none)
2008:
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (co-wrote)
27 Dresses
2007:
Balls of Fury
Underdog
2006:
The Last Time
The Ten Commandments (TV)
2005:
Son of the Mask
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (co-wrote)
2004:
Surviving Christmas
Connie and Carla
2003:
Shanghai Knights**
National Security
Gods and Generals (co-wrote)*****4.025,56745||15902/03 - 03/09
2002:
XXX**2.565006||19307/03 - 03/09
Frank McKlusky, C.I.
A Season on the Brink (TV)
2001:
Black Knight**
Corky Romano
Who is Cletis Tout?
Osmosis Jones
China: The Panda Adventure (IMAX)
Head Over Heels
2000:
Shanghai Noon***2.871331|1,23809/03 - 04/09
The Skulls***3.011,1580|73003/00 - 07/08
The Whole Nine Yards*2.611,4190|64403/00 - 07/08
Passion of Mind***2.941842|1,46309/03 - 04/09
1999:
The Hunley (TV)**2.811,7950|1,07907/99 - 05/08
Edtv
1998:
Six Days, Seven Nights***3.187081|26806/98 - 03/07
1997:
For Richer or Poorer
Leave It to Beaver
Gone Fishin'
Anaconda**
1996:
Daylight***3.122577|75012/96 - 09/08
Dragonheart***3.726,01243||7009/96 - 02/08
The Quest**2.72962|1,41609/03 - 04/09
Down Periscope (co-wrote)**
1995:
The Big Green
The Indian in the Cupboard
While You Were Sleeping***
Tall Tale
Citizen X (TV)
Billy Madison
1994:
Pontiac Moon
The Mask***3.131131||1,67111/09
Angels in the Outfield
Greedy
1993:
Beethoven's 2nd
Gettysburg***3.341871|||1,55612/09multiple albums
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story****3.263284|64709/03 - 04/09
1992:
The Distinguished Gentleman
Last of the Mohicans (co-wrote) (AW)****4.068,54352|||3109/96 - 09/08multiple albums
Beethoven
Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story (TV)
My Cousin Vinny
1991:
Shout
Eyes of an Angel
V.I. Warshawski
Drop Dead Fred
1990:
Kindergarten Cop****3.304863||57905/98 - 08/08
Come See the Paradise (co-wrote)***3.273544|94309/03 - 04/09
Quick Change
1989:
Ghostbusters II***
Troop Beverly Hills
1988:
Twins
Feds
1987:
The Chipmunk Adventure
Dennis the Menace (TV)
1986:
(none)
1985:
Happily Ever After (TV)
Scandal Sheet (TV)
1984:
A Doctor's Story (TV)
1983:
When Your Lover Leaves (TV)
1974-1982:
(none)
1973:
Blood Sport (TV)
Executive Action
Snatched (TV)
1972:
Outside In
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