Basil Poledouris (1945-2006) was a Greek-American composer noted for producing the scores for some of the most popular movies of the modern era, including ''Film/RedDawn1984'', ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'', ''Film/FreeWilly'', ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' and ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''. Known for his [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome epic, symphonic scores]], he is frequently regarded as one of the best film composers of all time. Many of his work is famous in its own right, with his scores for ''Conan'' and ''[=RoboCop=]'' (which featured men banging on ''anvils'') being particularly noteworthy.

!! List of scores composed by Basil Poledouris include:

* ''Big Wednesday'' (1978)
* ''Literature/TheBlueLagoon'' and its sequel (1980, 1991)
* ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' and its sequel (1982, 1984)
* ''Film/RedDawn1984'' (1984) - this was the very first soundtrack album to be released by Intrada.
* ''Film/{{RoboCop|1987}}'' and ''Film/RoboCop3'' (1987, 1993)
* ''[[Film/{{Cherry2000}} Cherry 2000]]'' (1987) - this was the first CD Club release from VareseSarabande (later reissued in expanded form by Prometheus and twinned with Poledouris's ''No Man's Land'').
* ''Literature/LonesomeDove'' (1989)
* ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' (1990)
* ''Film/QuigleyDownUnder'' (1990)
* ''Film/HarleyDavidsonAndTheMarlboroMan'' (1991)
* ''Film/FreeWilly'' and its first sequel (1993, 1995)
* ''Film/HotShots Part Deux'' (1993)
* ''Film/OnDeadlyGround'' (1994)
* ''Film/SerialMom'' (1994)
* ''Film/TheJungleBook'' (1994)
* ''[[Film/UnderSiege Under Siege 2: Dark Territory]]'' (1995)
* ''Film/{{Breakdown}}'' (1997)
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' (1997)
* ''Film/{{Les Miserables|1998}}'' (1998)
* ''For Love Of The Game'' (1999)
* ''Film/CecilBDemented'' (2000) with his daughter Zoe Poledouris
* ''[[Film/CrocodileDundee Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles]]'' (2001)
* ''The Legend Of Butch And Sundance'' (2004) - MadeForTVMovie and pilot for an unsold series; his final score.[[note]]This was shelved for two years, and received its first TV screening just a few months before he passed away.[[/note]]
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