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Cast (feature film)

1.
Blended (2014)
A man and a woman find themselves and their kids from previous marriages stuck on a resort after a horrible blind date.
2.
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Walt Disney's long journey in the acquisition of the rights to "Mary Poppins."
3.
Campaign, The (2012)
When congressman Cam Brady commits a major, public faux pas before an election, two wealthy CEOs see an opportunity to gain influence over their North Carolina district by putting up their own candidate for the job. Their man is Marty Huggins, the naïve director of the local tourism center. At first, Marty is an improbable candidate, but with the help of his backers, a ruthless campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a real threat to Cam's reelection.
4.
Guilt Trip, The (2012)
Inventor Andy Brewster plans a trip to promote his organic cleaning product and gets guilted into inviting his recently-widowed mother to join him on the road.
5.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, who might be using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth, and the most feared pirate ever, Blackbeard.
6.
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Nine-year-old Milo finds out how much he needs his mom when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. In a race against time and oxygen, his quest to save her knows no bounds.
7.
In Time (2011)
In the near future, the aging gene has been deactivated, so to avoid overpopulation, time is the currency. The rich can live forever and when a young man comes into a fortune of time, he ends up on the run from a corrupt force known as "time keepers."
8.
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.
9.
Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)
The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future take Scrooge on a journey through time, giving him one chance to change before it's too late.
10.
Frost/Nixon (2008)
For three years after being forced from office, Richard Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. N
11.
Wild Hogs (2007)
A comedy-adventure about a group of suburban, middle-aged friends who decide hit the road with a freewheeling motorcycle trip. When this mis-matched, couch-potato foursome set out for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, they encounter an unexpected world.
12.
Invasion, The (2007)
The mysterious crash of the space shuttle leads to the terrifying discovery that there is something alien within the wreckage. Those who come in contact with it are changing in ominous and inexplicable ways. Soon Washington, DC psychiatrist Carol Bennell and her friend, Dr. Ben Driscoll, learn the shocking truth about the growing extraterrestrial epidemic: it attacks its victims while they sleep, leaving them physically unchanged but strangely unfeeling and inhuman. As the infection spreads, more and more people are altered and it becomes impossible to know who can be trusted. Now Carol's only hope is to stay awake long enough to find her young son, who may hold the key to stopping the devastating invasion.
13.
ALL THE KING'S MEN (2006)
An idealistic southern politician who appeals to the common man whilst effectively playing dirty politics slowly becomes corrupted by the system.
14.
Roll Bounce (2005)
It's the summer of '78 and if you're looking for good times there is just one place to go: the local roller disco, where the music is hot, the girls are hotter, and the entire atmosphere is dynamite. It is here, under the swirling colored lights and the spinning disco ball that thousands will experi
15.
Weather Man, The (2005)
Popular Chicago TV weatherman David Spritz has a shot at the big time when "Hello America," a national morning show, calls him for an audition. At the top of the world professionally, David is approaching disaster on a personal level as rapidly as the weather changes. His painful divorce, his dad's illness, and trouble with his kids have David poised on the knife's edge between stability and calamity. Trying to gain control of his situation, David slowly comes to realize that life, much like the weather, is completely unpredictable.
16.
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) as Leadman
They're still cutting hair and cutting up in Calvin's shop on the South Side of Chicago. Calvin has gotten over his money troubles and is no longer in danger of losing his shop--but his neighborhood is in danger of losing its identity. Intent on "regentrifying" the South Side, a money-hungry corpora
17.
Surviving Christmas (2004) as Leadman (Chicago Unit)
Facing another Christmas alone, Drew Latham decides to go back to his idyllic childhood home to spend the holidays with family. There is, however, one problem: the people living there now are not Drew's family. Nevertheless, Drew has his mind set on an old-fashioned family Christmas, and the fact that the "family" in question, the Valcos, are complete strangers, isn't about to put a crimp in his plans. Offering them a small fortune, Drew bribes his newfound "parents" to let him spend Christmas in their home, pretending to be part of the family. Just when the Valcos begin to question if any amount of money is worth being dragged all over town on such traditional family holiday excursions as Christmas shopping and the requisite choosing of the Christmas tree, their eldest daughter Alicia comes home for the holidays, with no intention of adopting a new "brother."
18.
Normal (2003)
A husband and father of two announces to his family his plans to have a sex change, an event that will change all their lives forever.
19.
Barbershop (2002) as Leadman
An ensemble comedy about a day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. It's Calvin's shop, and he inherited the struggling business from his father, but with bills to pay and a baby on the way, he sees the shop as a burden and a waste of time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father's vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out. Calvin's barbershop is filled with an eclectic and comedic cast of folk who share their stories, jokes, trials and tribulations. In the shop we find Eddie, an old barber with a big mouth, strong opinions and no customers. Jimmy is a highly educated barber with a superiority complex who can't stand Isaac, the new, white barber who just wants a shot at cutting some hair. Ricky is an ex-con with two strikes against him and is desperately trying to stay straight. Terri is a hard-edged woman who can't seem to leave her two-timing boyfriend. And lastly there's Dinka, a fellow barber who is madly in love with Terri but doesn't get the time of day.
20.
Save the Last Dance (2001) as Lead Person
Sara, a 17-year-old high-school student, sets her sights on being a professional ballerina, but she has to put her plans on hold when her mother is killed in a car accident and she is forced to move to her father's bleak Chicago neighborhood. Intimidated by inner-city life, she turns to the clubs for refuge, where she meets Derek, a young black man who shares her love for dancing. As their mutual respect evolves, they soon discover that peer pressure is a more formidable obstacle to romance than differences in race or class.
21.
Hardball (2001)
An aimless young man can't seem to stop gambling, drinking, and scalping tickets, even though all of his friends are settling down and making good money at legitimate jobs. Desperate for cash, he secures a loan from an acquaintance by agreeing to coach the Little League team of the Cabrini Green housing projects in Chicago. His new job gives him purpose and he starts to turn his life around.
22.
What Women Want (2000) as Leadperson (Chicago Unit)
Nick Marshall, a Chicago advertising executive, gets a whole new outlook on life when a fluke accident gives him the ability to read women's minds. At first, this "gift" provides Nick with way too much information, but he begins to realize that he can use it to good effect, especially when it comes to outwitting his new boss, Darcy Maguire. In spite of his best efforts to finesse Darcy, he soon finds himself falling in love and truly understanding what women want.
23.
Payback (1999) as Leadman (Chicago Crew)
Porter and Val carry off a successful heist, but then Val makes several mistakes: he steals Porter's cut of the money, he steals Porter's wife, and he tries to kill him. Now Porter is out for payback. He wants his cut and he is determined to get it, come what may.
24.
Simple Plan, A (1998) as Lead Person
Hank Mitchell has an apparently perfect small-town life, complete with steady job and a pregnant wife. The only cloud on his horizon is his half-witted brother Jacob and his redneck pal, who clearly resent him. The three of them stumble by chance on a crashed plane containing a charred body and $4 million in a bag. They decide to keep the money -- it is a victimless theft after all -- but the simple plan begins to unravel. The police become suspicious, Jacob talks too much, and events soon spiral out of control.
25.
Relic, The (1997) as Lead Person (Chicago Crew)
A crate containing relics from South America arrives in Chicago with a beast that is mysteriously killing people.
26.
Soul Food (1997) as Leadman
The story of Sunday dinner gatherings that unite an African-American family and prevent it from unraveling when the family's matriarch becomes ill.
27.
Chain Reaction (1996) as Leadman
After years of tireless work, a team of scientists and technicians at the University of Chicago have tapped a simple, yet almost infinitely powerful way to produce energy from water--cleanly, efficiently, abundantly--for a fuel-starved, pollution-weary world. What impact will this discovery have on us all? Student machinist Eddie Kasalivich and scientist Lily Sinclair are about to get the explosive answer. Suddenly caught in a chain reaction of murder and high-tech espionage, the two colleagues are forced to go on the lam after being framed for the murder of their mentor, visionary scientist Dr. Alistair Barkley, and the sabotage of their laboratory. Barkley had been determined to give details of the discovery freely to all nations. Others insisted on discretion--and would go to any lengths to keep it from getting out. With a half-dozen federal agencies pursuing them across the country, Eddie and Lily set out to discover who is behind this far-reaching, shadowy and deadly conspiracy.
28.
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) as Leadman (South Carolina Unit)
Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, where he's retreated to seek spiritual guidance--after failing to save the life of a stranded raccoon--antic animal sleuth Ace Ventura finds himself thrust into the most challenging case of his career. At the request of Vincent Cadby, the English Consul General of the Bonai Province, Ace embarks on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa with his constant companion, Spike the monkey, joined by the consul's portly emissary, the unflappable Fulton Greenwall. Ace's mission: to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe, before the wedding of the Chief's daughter to the first son of the warrior Wachootoo tribe. If Ace fails, the result will be tribal war. Relying on his wits and uncanny powers of detection--as well as on the aid of some newfound friends--the ingenious Ace outmaneuvers a host of dangerous adversaries as he races against time to recover Shikaka, with the fate of the Bonai Province hanging in the balance.
29.
Losing Isaiah (1995) as Lead Person
A white social worker adopts an African-American baby abandoned by her crack addicted mother. Several years later the mother recovers and goes to court to try and regain custody of her child.
30.
I Love Trouble (1994) as Leadperson (Illinois/ Wisconsin Unit)
Competing journalists at rival papers fall in love while exposing a government-involved scandal.
31.
Rookie of the Year (1993) as Leadman
A ten-year-old boy's broken arm heals in a way that gives him an extraordinary pitching arm, giving him the chance of a lifetime to pitch for the Cubs.
32.
Fugitive, The (1993) as Leadman
A man is forced to go on the run after being falsely accused of killing his wife.
33.
Groundhog Day (1993) as Leadman
A weatherman gets stuck in time, forced to live the same day over and over.
34.
Mo' Money (1992) as Leadman
Story about a young con man who goes straight when he falls in love--only to find himself caught in the middle of an enormous scam that only he and his brother can stop.
35.
Only The Lonely (1991) as Leadman
A possessive mother tries desperately to keep her son from marrying.
36.
Eyes of An Angel (1991) as Leadman
A girl befriends a killer dog when she saves its life, and the dog eventually returns the favor, reuniting the girl with her estranged father.
37.
Opportunity Knocks (1990) as Leadman
Against a contrast of inner city violence and suburban serenity, a con man assumes someone else's identity.
38.
Great Balls Of Fire (1989) as Leadman
Based on rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis' life, focusing on the years of his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra.
39.
Music Box (1989) as Leadman
When a young female attorney's father is accused of war crimes she must fight to clear his name.
40.
Child's Play (1988) as Leadman (Chicago)
Police shoot and kill a convicted strangler after cornering him in a toy store. As the man is dying, he transfers his soul into a doll.
41.
Light Of Day (1987) as Leadman
42.
Lucas (1986) as Leadman
43.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) as Leadman (Chicago)
A perpetual truant joins his friends for a day of adventure and self-discovery.

Art Department (feature film)

44.
Fragments (2008)
A moment of random violence erupts in an ordinary Los Angeles diner. The survivors find that the meanings of their lives have changed. No matter how much their families and friends attempt to understand, these individuals must follow their own paths to recovery seeking to regain trust in a world tha
45.
In-Laws, The (2003) as Lead Set Dresser (Chicago)
When prospective fathers-in-law Steve Tobias and Jerry Peyser meet for the first time to celebrate their children's upcoming marriage, the cake hits the fan. Dr. Jerome Peyser is a mild-mannered podiatrist with a well-organized daily routine designed to eliminate all possible sources of stress. Mean
46.
High Fidelity (2000) as Leadman
Rob Gordon is the owner of a semi-failing record store in Chicago where he sells music the old fashioned way- on vinyl. He's a self-professed music junkie who spends his days at Championship Vinyl with his two employees Dick and Barry. Although they have an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and are consumed with the music scene and creating their all-time favorite top-five lists of subject specific songs, it's of no help to Rob whose needle skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend Laura walks out on him. As Rob examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness the process finds him being dragged kicking and screaming into adulthood.
47.
Cold Justice (1992) as Set Decorator
An English priest arrives in a rough neighborhood in Chicago and ingratiates himself to the local community.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

48.
Road to Perdition (2002) as Swing Gang
Two fathers: Michael Sullivan, a hit man for the Irish mob in Depression-era Chicago; and Mr. John Rooney, Sullivan's boss and the man who raised him as a son. Two sons: Michael Sullivan, Jr. and Connor Rooney, each desperate to earn his father's favor. Jealousy and competition put them all on a collision course, ultimately bringing Sullivan's work into his private life and leading to the death of his beloved wife and youngest son, Peter. Now Michael Sullivan and his surviving son are set on a journey instigated by tragedy and fueled by revenge.
49.
Soul Survivors (2001) as Swing Gang
College freshman Cassandra, also known as "Cassie", steps into a nightmare of otherworldly visitations after surviving a devastating car accident that kills her boyfriend Sean. Haunted by hallucinations of Sean coming back to life, she clings to these visions and gets help from a mysterious young pr
50.
Primal Fear (1996) as Labor Foreperson (Chicago Crew)
A defense lawyer volunteers his services to a teenager--with multiple personality disorder--charged with the murder of a Chicago archbishop. Complicating the matter is that the archbishop may have molested young parishioners.

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

51.
Two Fathers' Justice (1985)
A laid-off steelworker and a sophisticated executive team up to track down the killers of the former's daughter and the latter's son, gunned down in a drug dispute on the eve of their wedding. And until the eve of this film's initial showing, it was called simply "Two Fathers" -- in fact, a truly od

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

52.
Kid Who Loved Christmas, The (1990) as Leadperson

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