Jim Kouf
Born (1951-07-24) July 24, 1951 (age 72)
Hollywood, California, United States
Other namesBob Hunt
James Kouf Jr.
M. James Kouf Jr.
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, producer, film director

Jim Kouf (born July 24, 1951) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer.[1][2][3][4] He received the 1988 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay for his work on Stakeout (1987).[5]



Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
1981 The Boogens No Yes No Credited as "Bob Hunt"
1982 Wacko No Yes No
Pink Motel No Yes No
1983 Utilities No Yes No
Class No Yes No
1984 Up the Creek No Yes No
American Dreamer No Yes No
1985 Secret Admirer No Yes No
1986 Shaker Run No Yes No
Miracles Yes Yes No
1987 Stakeout No Yes Yes
The Hidden No Yes No Credited as "Bob Hunt"
1989 Disorganized Crime Yes Yes No [6]
1993 Another Stakeout No Yes No
1995 Operation Dumbo Drop No Yes No
1997 Gang Related Yes Yes Yes
1998 Rush Hour No Yes No
2002 Snow Dogs No Yes No
2004 Taxi No Yes No
National Treasure No Yes No
2009 A Fork in the Road Yes Yes No
2012 Money for Nothing No Yes No
2016 Money Monster No Yes No



  1. ^ The New York Times
  2. ^ The New York Times
  3. ^ "Jim Kouf [Interview]". 2018-06-18. Retrieved 2023-10-05.
  4. ^ "Jim Kouf Interview". www.lukeford.net. 2001-11-02. Retrieved 2023-10-05.
  5. ^ "Edgar Award Winners And Nominees Database". Archived from the original on 2018-09-27. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  6. ^ The New York Times
  7. ^ Hale, Mike (October 22, 2011). "The Enchanted Forest, in Sunshine and Shadow". The New York Times. Retrieved December 31, 2011.