TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)
|Also Known As:||Died:|
|Born:||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Profession:||Visual Effects ...|
COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS
Visual Effects (feature film)
Debut feature director Jay Berman steers cast and crew through a typically tumultuous independent film "Home for Purim," an intimate period drama about a Jewish family's turbulent reunion on the occasion of the dying matriarch's favorite holiday. When Internet-generated rumors begin circulating that
Two years have passed since we last visited the Little family and much has changed. Stuart has blossomed and settled nicely into his new life. He goes to school (in his very own car), is very handy when it comes to building model airplanes and is proud of the fact he made the soccer team. He loves having a big brother, George and new baby sister, Martha with whom he can play. Even Snowbell, the curmudgeonly cat with an attitude, has warmed up to Stuart in his own way. All is well in the Little world, but even so, Stuart yearns for a friend of his own--someone like him. Driving home from school, Stuart hears a loud squawk and suddenly an injured bird falls out of the sky, landing in the passenger seat of his car. When she regains consciousness, the mysterious bird introduces herself as Margalo. Frightened, she tells Stuart she is being threatened by Falcon, a feared crime lord who terrorizes all creatures living Manhattan. When Stuart learns the Margalo doesn''t have a place to live he insists she stay with the Littles. Mr. and Mrs. Little immediately accept Margalo and, much to Snowbell''s chagrin, welcome her to stay as long as she wants. It''s obvious for all to see that Stuart has a crush on the charming and beguiling bird who promises him adventure... but Margalo is hiding a dark secret and is not what she appears to be. When she mysteriously vanishes, the unlikely duo of Stuart and Snowbell set out on long journey to find her unlock the mystery. The furry duo has no idea where they are headed--all Stuart knows is he has to find Falcon''s lair and get Margalo back.
George Monroe has had a lifelong ambition to achieve one of the great American Dreams: to build his own home, a refuge set on a cliff at the end of the sea. But it''s a dream that George has put off again and again while he''s sunk lower and lower--ending up divorced, overworked and estranged not only from friends and family, but from himself. Now George has hit rock bottom and there''s nowhere to go... except out onto the edge. His neighbors despise his sagging, dilapidated shack. His teen-aged son would rather stare into space than raise a finger to help him. His ex-wife, who once shared his dream, is now emotionally distant from him. Local city officials want to sabotage his plans. It seems there is no one left with any faith in him. But George is determined to build this house--even if it means refurbishing his entire life. He begins the project alone, but soon attracts a disparate group of people. What begins as a way for George to redeem his own dreams turns into something much bigger...
Some may think that Donnie Darko is a typical maladjusted teenager. Actually, Donnie is borderline delusional, beset by visions of a monstrous rabbit which is trying to keep him under its sinister influence. Prompted by this apparition, Donnie commits antisocial acts while he is undergoing psychothe
An avid tv watcher wins a contest and the following months in his life are chronicled by a camera crew, minute by minute. To begin with, video store clerk Ed welcomes the attention, and the show is saving the cable station that gambled on its success. But gradually, as his family and friends become celebrities too, Ed finds a downside to his fame. He becomes estranged from his brother, encounters the father who left his family years before, and rifts emerge between his mother and her husband.
Seventeen years after living together, sportswriter and incurable slob Oscar Madison and the obsessively neat Felix Ungar meet once again when Felix''s daughter decides to marry Oscar''s son. Meeting a LAX, they head out together to the desert community where the wedding will take place until Oscar loses the map, prompting Felix to whine, Oscar to complain, and both to get on each other''s nerves.
When two forest fires collide, they create a ferocious storm, an unpredictable inferno that demonstrates the true power of nature. Howling winds whip the flames into a frenzy, creating massive tornadoes of fire rising up to 600 feet. The fires become so massive that they actually become their own we
USGS volcanologist Harry Dalton travels to the small Pacific Northwest town of Dante's Peak to investigate recent seismic episodes in the area. Expecting to find little other than the routine rumblings common to this region, Dalton becomes alarmed by what he sees as evidence of the kind of activity
For Professor Sherman Klump, being the big man on campus wasn''t all it''s cracked up to be. His body was disproportionate. His family was dysfunctional. And his love life was disastrous. Having tried everything--diets, exercise and weight loss experts--in an unsuccessful attempt to shed some of his 400 pounds, Sherman Klump invents a revolutionary fat gene formula. Testing it on himself, he discovers he''s no longer the man he used to be; in fact, he''s only half the man he used to be. With one swig, the gentle, painfully shy academic is transformed into the swaggering Casanova, Buddy Love--an irresistible ladies'' man who can talk his way out of any predicament. This new personality gives Sherman the confidence to pursue the chemistry department''s beautiful new professor, Carla Purty. Indeed everything, to Sherman''s utter amazement, is beyond his most perfect dreams--until he discovers that his long-lasting creation is actually an unstable substance that can wear off at any time.
En route to a luxury ocean cruise, an insufferably snide, spoiled rich kid mistakenly boards "The Filthy Whore," a dilapidated fishing trawler populated by a crew of scurrilous old salts who immediately enlist him as their menial cabin boy.
Taking refuge from a storm in an empty library, a timid young boy is sent on an amazing animated adventure by The Pagemaster, keeper of the books and guardian of the written word. Making the acquaintance of three books, each representing the timeless themes of Adventure, Fantasy and Horror, the boy takes a breathtaking journey as his new friends lead him through their limitless world of imagination.
A child psychiatrist with multiple personalities hatches a bizarre plot to kidnap his own daughter.
Story of the rise of Mexican controlled organized crime in the United States, focusing on a gang member from East L.A., who becomes a kingpin while in prison.
Set in 1957, the story of a middle-aged American engineer who falls in love with a young European woman, who happens to be his daughter from a woman he abandoned 20 years earlier while a student in Switzerland.
A soldier stationed in North Dakota leaves his post to join a nearby Sioux tribe.
Mysterious voices tell an Iowa farmer to build a baseball diamond in his backyard.
In Los Angeles, rival dance clubs compete for a cash prize for their dance school.
A young musician answers a telephone at an outdoor booth and believes he hears a message that the United States is about to begin a nuclear attack.
A young English nanny joins two brothers in exploring a cave on a deserted beach in Hawaii. Soon after they enter the cave, a volcanic eruption opens an ancient path leading downward into the earth and they follow it. In spite of having a limited supply of food and water, the team continue exploring
A "Disney Sunday Movie" pilot about the ghost of a private investigator who hires a beautiful young woman to help him solve his own murder.
A movie sequel to the 60-minute 1986-87 "Disney Sunday Movie" comedy, "Mr. Boogedy," in which the Davis family is preparing for the town festival. Mr. Boogedy, the banished ghost who had haunted the Davis household, is unleashed by Tom Lynch, the business rival of Carleton Davis, and this time Booge
When 15-year-old Sonny Wisecarver has an affair with his older neighbor Francine and then runs off to marry her, a stern judge has the union annulled. Then, when Sonny finds himself before the same judge after getting involved with another woman in her 20s, the publicity from this case makes him the
A movie examining parental abuse -- the abuse of older parents by their grown children. Georgia Benfield is a woman caught in the middle of a wrenching personal and financial crisis, and is forced to support her family when her husband leaves her for another woman. Her strength is further tested whe
A young punk gives up stealing cars for a job repossessing them.
Orson Welles interpreta Lew Lord, potente e famoso produttore cinematografico, contattato per produrre un film con Kermit la Rana e gli altri Muppets, dopo aver trattato con il loro agente.
A dramatic retelling of the 1911 tragedy in which 146 workers died in New York's garment district and ultimately laid the groundwork for the establishment of the ILGWU. The real-life catastrophe took a mere eleven minutes; the movie, with its soap opera plots and assorted inaccuracies (like several
The pioneering rock musician fights to win acceptance for his new breed of music.
Stunts (feature film)
Fearless, sophisticated and debonair, Agent WD-40, a.k.a. Steele--Dick Steele, was The Agency''s star spy until he left after his true love, a fellow agent, literally slipped through his fingers during a battle with the evil General Rancor, Steele''s longtime nemesis. Steele is lured back to active service when he receives an urgent message from The Agency''s Director. General Rancor, the megalomaniacal madman presumed dead after losing two limbs in an explosive altercation with Steele fifteen years earlier, is alive! He''s mad as hell--armless--but still dangerous, and Steele is the only man who can get a leg up on him and stop his diabolical scheme for global power. Steele is joined in his pursuit of Rancor by the beautiful, mysterious Agent 3.14, and together they elude Rancor''s henchmen, escape speeding vehicles, avoid booby traps and thwart kidnap attempts (and have time for a little dining and dancing) as they make their way to General Rancor''s lair.
Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)
A modern-day farmer loses his sanity after his family is murdered. He is visited by "cyber gods" who transform him into a superhuman so he can seek his revenge on this villain who wants to alter space and time.
Misc. Crew (feature film)
A factory worker constructs a television monitor which he believes can tune in on heaven.
Visual Effects (special)
A pampered housewife discovers, after her husband's untimely death, that he was a bail bondsman. She must use all her ingenuity to continue his dangerous work if she wants to survive.
Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)
An airliner full of holiday travelers suddenly becomes a pawn in a game of international intrigue when a passenger collapses from an unknown virus, which is so deadly that it can kill millions of people within days. No country will allow the plane to land out of fear for its residents, and the CIA d
Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)
Having left Chicago in ruins, a disastrous storm continues to gather more strength and begins to ravage the rest of the world. Preying on the fears of a battered nation, a television evangelist issues warnings of biblical plagues. As the predictions come true, the deadly storm continues to wreak h
Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.Click here to contribute