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Director (feature film)

Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey By Sam Neill (1995) as Director
An autobiographical account of the cinema of New Zealand by one of its key actors, Sam Neill.

Cast (feature film)

Daughter, The (2015)
A man returns home and learns a long-hidden family secret, and his attempts to correct the situation put lives in danger.
Backtrack (2014)
A psychologist discovers that all of his patients are ghosts of people who died in an accident 20 years earlier.
Mariah Mundi & the Midas Box (2014)
This is a tale of ancient mysteries, powerful evil, and a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic. Seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped. Following a trail of clu
Long Way Down, A (2014)
On New Year's Eve, When four people turn up on the same roof planning to commit suicide on New Year's Eve, they make a pact to stay alive and together at least until Valentine's Day.
Tomb, The (2013)
The world's foremost expert on security is framed and must escape from the prison that he designed.
Escape Plan (2013)
Vow, The (2012)
Newlyweds Paige and Leo's life together is devastated when a car accident puts Paige in a coma. When she wakes up, Paige has no memory of Leo, so he tries to win her heart again.
Under the Mountain (2009)
After the death of their mother, teenage twins Rachel and Theo travel to New Zealand to live with their aunt and uncle. While investigating a creepy house, the two find what can only be described as an alien environment
Daybreakers (2009)
In the year 2019, an unknown plague has transformed the world's population into vampires who feed on the remaining humans. However, a covert group of vampires makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race.
In Her Skin (2009)
15-year-old Rachel Barber is the perfect girl. A dancer, a beauty, a free spirit; she exudes grace and charm. She is the envy of all girls, especially her childhood friend Caroline Robertson. Caroline is filled with so much self-hatred that she becomes utterly dangerous to herself and those around h
Dean Spanley (2008)
Set in Edwardian England, an Englishman seems to love his dog more than his adult son until father and son take off on a strange journey.
Skin (2008)
Sandra Laing entered the world a beautiful baby but no one, not the hospital staff, her mother, father or neighbors would admit the obvious. Abraham and Sannie Laing were white yet their daughter was dark. By a biological quirk, the pigment of an unknown black ancestor had lain dormant for generatio
Angel (2007)
A young woman with incredible imagination who refuses to accept the world around her and creates her own realities.
Merlin's Apprentice (2006)
The great wizard Merlin returns to Camelot, only to find the entire mythical community in ruins from the theft of its most revered Holy Grail.
Little Fish (2005)
How do you learn to love again when the pain of the past won't let you go? When you're 32 with a troubled history and a doubtful future, it's a question that isn't so easy to answer. And for Tracy Heart it's a question she can no longer ignore. After four years of treading water and redeeming hersel
Yes (2004) as Anthony
An affair which breaks the boundaries between an American scientist and a Lebanese chef in a relationship, challenging their sexual, moral, religious and political limits.
Wimbledon (2004) as Dennis Bradbury
Peter Colt is an unlucky guy, scoring "love" both professionally and personally. Seeded near the bottom of the world tennis ranks, he manages to score a wild card, allowing him to play in the prestigious Wimbledon tournament. There, he meets and falls in love with American tennis star Lizzie Bradbury. Fueled by a mixture of his newfound luck, love and on-court prowess, Peter works his way up the ranks of the tournament players and actually stands a chance of fulfilling his lifelong dream of winning the men's singles title--if his luck can just hold out.
Dirty Deeds (2002) as Detective Sergeant Ray Murphy
In 1960's Sydney, a gangster's illegal activities come to the attention of the Chicago mob. Realizing the potential revenue to be made from Vietnam soldiers on shore leave in the city, they decide they want a piece of the action for themselves.
Submerged (2001) as Lieutenant Commander Charles "Swede" Momsen
About the sinking and rescue of the American submarine Squalus during World War II.
Framed (2001) as Eddie Meyers
While vacationing with his wife, New York City detective Mike Santini nabs Eddie Meyers, a key player in a money-laundering scheme and prepares him to testify in court as a witness. Santini is tested when the Meyers offers him millions of dollars to arrange his escape.
Jurassic Park III (2001) as Doctor Alan Grant
Anxious to fund research for his new theory of velociraptor intelligence, renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant is persuaded by wealthy adventurer Paul Kirby and his wife Amanda to accompany them on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna. This infamous island, once InGen's site B, has become both a primordial breeding ground for John Hammond's magnificent creations and a magnet for thrill-seekers eager to encounter them. When a tragic accident maroons the party of seven, Grant discovers the true reason his deceptive hosts have invited him along. In their perilous attempt to escape, the dwindling group encounters terrifying new creatures undisclosed by InGen and Grant is forced to learn the dreadful implications of his raptor intelligence theory firsthand.
Magic Pudding, The (2000) as Voice Of Sam Sawnoff--The Penguin
The adventures of Bunyip Bluegum the koala, and his rough-and-ready travelling companions Bill Barnacle, Sam Sawnoff and Albert the Magic Pudding.
Dish, The (2000) as Cliff Buxton
It's July 1969, and on the eve of the Apollo 11 launch, NASA has turned to Parkes, New South Wales, home of one of the world's most powerful satellite dishes, to provide back-up power for this history making mission. Gearing up for the relauch is the cardigan sporting director of operations, Cliff Buxton, and his motley crew of electronics whiz kids including the ever acerbic Mitch and the shy Glenn. Though tensions rise when NASA representative Al Burnett arrives to show them all how to run things the American way, the group must band together when a last-minute change of plans by Neil Armstrong results in the Parkes dish being the only transmitter in position to deliver to the world some of the most important images in the history of space exploration.
Numero Bruno (2000)
An affectionate portrait of New Zealand actor and musician Bruno Lawrence. Beginning his career in the late 1960's as a jazz drummer with his friend Geoff Murphy, a trumpeter, the two toured New Zealand and Australia with their band Blerta. After being offered a television program in the mid-70's, L
Zookeeper, The (2000) as Ludovic
A recluse is bound by the chaos of the Balkan civil war to a 10-year-old warrior and his young mother.
My Mother Frank (1999) as Professor Mortlock
A 51-year old widower struggling with her faith decides to go to the same college as her son, where she is expelled for cheating, then diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Bicentennial Man (1999) as Sir
A household android has trouble functioning when he begins to feel "real" human emotions. These emotions cause his owners to attempt to change the andorid into a real being.
MERLIN (1998) as Merlin
Miniseries set in medieval times, focusing on Merlin, the legendary teacher-court magician of King Arthur, from Sir Thomas Malory's novel "Morte d'Arthur." Merlin uses his powers to travel in time; battle Mab, the Queen of Darkness, and the evil, bewitching Morgan Le Fey; educate a future king; and
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1998) as Prime Minister Gibson
The life story of the Belgian-born Roman Catholic priest who arrived on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in 1873 to bestow humanity on those forgotten souls banished to this quarantined leper colony. While the church and political elites would prefer to forget about the problem, Damien actually worke
Horse Whisperer, The (1998) as Robert Maclean
A girl and her horse are hit by a truck and seriously injured. In order to help her recuperate, her mother takes her to the ranch of a horse whsiperer, where his mystical powers help heal the horse and girl, while the mother falls for the horse whisperer
Victory (1997) as Mr Jones
Set in 1913 from the Joseph Conrad classic, the sole white resident of an East Indian island has an ill-fated love affair with a local itinerant musician and must defend his island homeland against three insidious intruders.
Revengers' Comedies, The (1997) as Henry Bell
With no job and a relationship on the rocks, an unemployed middle manager decides to end it all by jumping into the Thames river but changes his mind after meeting a high-spirited, upper-class woman who sparks his interest.
Event Horizon (1997) as Weir
The year is 2047 and a rescue mission has been sent to salvage the Event Horizon, a ship missing for the last seven years. Only when the rescue team is in deep space, does Dr Weir, the ship's designer, reveal that everything they know about the ship is a lie. He explains that that Event Horizon wa
Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997) as Frederick Hoffman
A dark version of the classic Grimm Brothers' fairy tale, the story of Snow White set in Germany's Black Forest, circa 1493. Fair young Lilli's problems begin when her loving, widowed father marries the striking Claudia Alvise, a noblewoman who takes her direction from a dressing mirror that reflect
Children of the Revolution (1996) as Nine
Australia is only moments away from civil war late in 1989 as one man, Joe Welch, has paralyzed the government, leaving the country in a state of total panic. Years earlier, in 1949, Joe's mother Joan Fraser dreamt of nothing but a worker's revolution; a communist revolution. She deemed the Australi
Forgotten Silver (1996) as Himself
Serving as a satire on the recent spate of historical documentaries made to celebrate the centenary of cinema, this mock documentary deals with the career of a supposedly forgotten pioneer of international cinema -- New Zealand filmmaker Colin MacKenzie and his 3-hour silent epic "Salome."
In the Mouth of Madness (1995) as John Trent
Sutter Cane is this century's most widely read author. His novels have been translated into 18 different languages, and spawned a billion dollar industry. When Cane vanishes just days before he's expected to deliver his latest manuscript, his publisher Jackson Harglow hires John Trent to investigate his mysterious disappearance. With the writer's fans whipped into a public frenzy, Trent believes the case is nothing but an ill conceived publicity stunt--until he and Cane's editor, Linda Styles, travel to New England in search of clues. There, they wind up in a town called Hobbs End, a sleepy hamlet that cannot be found on any ordinary map--a fictional village that exists only in Cane's novels. Has the investigation unearthed a fantasy world or has reality blended with the macabre imagination of Sutter Cane?
Restoration (1995) as King Charles Ii
An aspiring doctor is hired by King Charles II to live in the palace and marry his mistress.
Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey By Sam Neill (1995) as Himself
An autobiographical account of the cinema of New Zealand by one of its key actors, Sam Neill.
Jungle Book, The (1994) as Brydon--The Colonel
Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of a young boy raised in the wild who tries to integrate himself into human society.
Rainbow Warrior (1994) as Allan Galbraith
Two brave men from opposite sides of the law must solve a case of terrorism that threatens the relations between friendly nations. Based on the actual bombing of the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, by French secret service agents in Auckland Harbor in 1985.
Country Life (1994) as Dr Max Askey
Life on the Dickens' rambling outback sheep station is disrupted by the arrival of Alexander, the family hero on holiday from his supposedly successful social climbing in London with his gorgeous new wife Deborah. The cosmopolitan Deborah worries at first that life on the ranch will be a bore, but s
Sirens (1993) as Norman Lindsay
A minister must go to an artists's compound with his wife in order to fix the amoral behavior going on.
The Piano (1993) as Stewart
A mute woman and her daughter adjust to life in the wilds of New Zealand.
Jurassic Park (1993) as Dr Alan Grant
Eccentric millionaire John Hammond has invited three dinosaur experts see his new amusement park before it opens. The park is on an island off Costa Rica and is populated by actual, living dinosaurs that Hammond has created using DNA harvested from pre-historic insects. The scientists are joined by Hammond's two grandchildren during their preview of the park and the group is enjoying the tour in their computer-controlled cars until a storm knocks out power on the island. A park employee who wants to steal some of the dinosaur embryos takes advantage of the situation and sabotages the system, inadvertently causing the gigantic beasts to go on a rampage and forcing all the humans on the island to flee for their lives.
Hostage (1992) as John Rennie
A soldier takes it upon himself to rescue a comrade held hostage by terrorists in Buenos Aires.
Memoirs Of An Invisible Man (1992) as David Jenkins
A San Francisco-based securities analyst is made invisible during a scientific accident, and becomes the object of a CIA manhunt.
Until the End of the World (1991) as Eugene Fitzpatrick
Sam Farber must get a special camera, that records dreams, to his blind Mother while being pursued by the CIA.
One Against the Wind (1991) as Captain James Leggatt
A television movie based on the true story of an aristocratic British woman who finds herself involved in the French underground during World War II, operating an escape route for downed Allied airmen in Nazi-occupied France.
Fever (1991) as Elliott Mandel
An ex-con teams with a lawyer to save the woman they both love when she is kidnapped by vengeful killers.
Death in Brunswick (1990) as Carl Fitzerald
Carl Fitzgerald, one of life's major casualties, is in his thirties, and leading a life that's heading nowhere. He lives in a ramshackle house, is unemployed, has been dumped by his wife, and has a domineering mother who insists on continually telling her son what a loser he is. After getting a job
La Revolution Francaise (1990) as Lafayette
A 2-part epic about the French Revolution, following the lives of Robespierre and Danton from their youth to their deaths by execution.
For Love Alone (1990) as James Quick
Hunt For Red October, The (1990) as Captain Vasily Borodin
A Russian commander decides to defect, taking Russia's newest nuclear sub with him. CIA agent Jack Ryan must track him down.
Dead Calm (1989) as John Ingram
A thriller involving a couple who have gone on vacation to overcome a personal tragedy and become involved with a dangerous and mysterious stranger.
Cry in the Dark, A (1988) as Michael Chamberlain
The true story of a woman put on trial for the murder of her baby, though she maintains that the child was in fact taken by a wild dingo.
Blood of Others, The (1988) as Dieter Bergman
A couple of star-crossed lovers are caught up in the Resistance in Nazi-occupied France.
Leap of Faith (1988) as Oscar Ogg
A movie based on fact following the spiritual and psychological journey of Debby Ogg, a woman who refuses to accept as a death sentence the diagnosis of her potentially fatal illness. Instead she makes a personal attempt to heal herself and to learn how to love and be loved.
Good Wife, The (1987) as Neville Gifford
A logger's wife becomes obsessed with an arrogant lady's man, new in town in 1939 Australia.
Plenty (1985) as Lazar
A British woman, working for the Resistance during World War II, enjoys the finest and most challenging days of her life, but when the war ends she becomes increasingly disillusioned and unfufilled.
Robbery Under Arms (1984) as Captain Starlight
Enigma (1983) as Dimitri Vasilikov
Country Girls, The (1983) as Mr Gentleman
Attack Force Z (1982) as Sergeant Danny Costello
Commandos set out to rescue survivors of a plane crash on a Japanese held island during WW II.
Ivanhoe (1982) as Brian De Bois-Guilbert
Expansive fifth filming of the Sir Walter Scott classic novel dealing with the adventures of a chivalrous 12th century Saxon knight and the two women in his life, Lady Rowena and the Jewish girl, Rebecca. Anthony Andrews, newcomer Lysette Anthony, and Olivia Hussey play the roles taken in the 1952 v
From a Far Country: Pope John Paul II (1981) as Marian
This British/Polish TV co-production, "presented by Lord Grade," traced the life of Karol Wojtyla from his boyhood in Poland to the Vatican, although the nominal stars are New Zealand actor Sam Neill and English actor Christopher Cazenove as two of his friends from the early years. Wojtyla is portra
Possession (1981) as Marc
In search of his missing wife, a man uncovers a deadly motive for her behavior.
Final Conflict, The (1981) as Damien
The anti-Christ Damien has grown up to be a rich and powerful man, and the American ambassador to Great Britain. When the stars align in a certain way, Damien recognizes this as a sign of the Second Coming of Christ. Believing that the Christ-child has been born in Anglia on March 24, 1982, he sends
My Brilliant Career (1979) as Harry Beecham
A proud young woman in early 20th century Australia must choose between marriage and independence.
Just Out of Reach (1979) as Mike
Journalist, The (1979) as Rex
Comedy about a womanizing journalist on a Sydney newspaper who confronts job problems and impotence in the context of Australian media and politics of the 1970's. A somewhat lesser Australian film comparable to the American film Shampoo.
Sleeping Dogs (1977) as Smith
Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught between warring factions.

Writer (feature film)

Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey By Sam Neill (1995) as Screenwriter
An autobiographical account of the cinema of New Zealand by one of its key actors, Sam Neill.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Death in Brunswick (1990) as Stand-In
Carl Fitzgerald, one of life's major casualties, is in his thirties, and leading a life that's heading nowhere. He lives in a ramshackle house, is unemployed, has been dumped by his wife, and has a domineering mother who insists on continually telling her son what a loser he is. After getting a job

Cast (special)

SuperCroc (2001) as Narration
In the Sahara, paleontologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Paul Sereno unearths the "SuperCroc." Roaming the world some 110 million years ago, SuperCroc (Sarcosuchus Imperator) reached forty feet -- the length of a city bus -- and was one of the largest crocs ever to walk the pl
Hyperspace (2001) as Host
Documentary that takes viewers back through time to experience the universe's creation and development. The program explains astronomy in straight forward terms, bringing big concepts down to Earth.
Visions of Grace: Robert Redford and "The Horse Whisperer" (1998)
Robert Redford guides viewers on a journey through the production of his film, "The Horse Whisperer," the first film Redford has directed in which he also stars. Includes interviews with the film's stars.
American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, The (1995)
Tribute to Steven Spielberg, the 23rd recipient of the American Film Institute's career achievement award.
Making of "Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book," The (1994)
Behind-the-scenes look at the 1994 live-action feature film, "Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book."
51st Annual Golden Globe Awards (1994) as Presenter
Live presentation of the Golden Globe Awards for achievement in television and film by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

In Cold Blood (1996) as Kbi Agent Alvin Dewey
Miniseries adaptation of Truman Capote's 1965 nonfiction book, "In Cold Blood," about the vicious murder of a central Kansas family. Chronicles the events leading up to the slayings, the state police investigation and subsequent cross-country pursuit of the killers.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Doctor Zhivago (2003) as Victor Komarovsky
Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000) as Thomas Jefferson
Miniseries that tells the story of the 38-year relationship between Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, and his slave mistress Sally Hemings. Set against the backdrop of pivotal events in our nation's early history, the drama explores not only the love story between Hemings a
Family Pictures (1993) as David Eberlin
Based on Sue Miller's novel, "Family Pictures," a loving family must find the strength and courage to stay together when forced to deal with the exceptional needs of an autistic child.
Amerika (1987) as Colonel Andrei Denisov
A seven-part miniseries set ten years after a hypothetical Soviet takeover of the United States. The story relates how the release of a political dissident from prison triggers strong reactions from his estranged family, his childhood friend (now a rising figure in the new regime), the leaders of th
Kane & Abel (1985) as William Lowell Kane
This three-part miniseries relates a story, spanning six decades, which describes the all-consuming rivalry between two men born on the same day -- William Lowell Kane, a privileged, wealthy Bostonian, and Abel Rosnovski, a Polish gypsy immigrant who is determined to reach the level of the William K

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