Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
Lawrence Lasker graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1967.
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Lawrence Lasker attended Yale University.
American Film Institute, Los Angeles, California, United States
Lawrence Lasker attended the American Film Institute.
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Lawrence Lasker graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1967. He attended Yale University and the American Film Institute.
While attending Yale University in the early 1970s, Lawrence Lasker met and shared an apartment with his future movie-producing and screenwriting partner, Walter F. Parkes.
Lasker and Parkes wrote and produced the 1983 techno-thriller, WarGames, for which they received an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay. The plot of WarGames revolves around a high school computer hacker who unwittingly taps into a top-secret military computer.
Lasker, along with Stanley Weiser, penned the screenplay for the 1987 film, Project X, and Lasker and Parkes produced it. In the film, a fighter pilot tries to save a highly intelligent chimpanzee from a lethal experiment meant to test the effects of radioactivity on a pilot’s reflexes. Lasker and Parkes reunited as co-screenwriters for the 1992 film, Sneakers, sharing the credit with Phil Alden Robinson, the film’s director. Like WarGames, Sneakers is a techno-thriller featuring heavy use of computers in the plot. The “Sneakers” of the film’s title are a team of electronics experts who specialize in breaking into company buildings in order to test security for the company.
Lasker and Parkes broke from the action genre in two movies that they co-produced, True Believers (1989), a true story about the efforts of left-wing attorney Tony Serra to clear the name of an honest man, and Awakenings (1990), another true story based on neurologist Oliver Saks’ book of the same title about his work with a comatose patient. Awakenings received an Academy Award nomination for best picture. Speaking for himself and Lasker, Parkes told Premiere that the pair planned to produce more movies, but would continue writing as well.
There is no evidence if Lawrence Lasker is married or has children.