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Gregory Widen is an American screenwriter and director.

He graduated from UCLA's screenwriting program shortly before selling the script for Highlander in 1986.

Widen worked as a firefighter for three years. He witnessed a friend killed by an explosive backdraft, which became the basis for the screenplay for the movie Backdraft.

In 1995 he directed the horror movie The Prophecy starring Christopher Walken.


  • Rescue 77 (1999) creator, writer, executive producer
  • Green Sails (2000) writer, co-executive producer
  • Blood Makes Noise (2009) writer, director

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