TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)
|Also Known As:||Died:|
|Born:||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Profession:||Sound ...|
COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS
Editing (feature film)
Christmas has always been an elaborate production at the Whitfield home, and this year is no exception. With her grown children and their significant others all present for the first time in years, Shirley "Ma'' Dere" Whitfield is in her element. Stockings have been hung, cookies have been baked and old resentments are starting to bubble up. Oldest daughter Lisa, also known as Sister, is trying to convince the rest of the family to sell the dry cleaning business their mother has run for years so her overly-ambitious husband Malcolm will have the capital he needs to close an important business deal. Her sister Kelli, a high-powered business woman, is dead set against doing anything Malcolm wants. Youngest daughter Mel is home from college and primarily interested in finding a private place to canoodle with her latest beau, Devean. Ma'' Dere''s son Claude, an active duty Marine, arrives with some unexpected news while his younger brother Baby has a surprise of his own for the family. When estranged eldest son Quentin, a jazz musician, makes a surprise appearance, he neglects to tell the family he''s on the run from his gambling debts. Despite her extensive preparations, Ma'' Dere''s plans for a cozy holiday soon begin to evaporate. When the siblings head out to an L.A. nightclub for some fun, an off color remark by another patron sparks a fight and Claude ends up in jail. Later, Kelli spends the night with Gerald, a handsome fireman she meets at the club, Malcolm flies to New York on a last-minute "business trip" and a pair of thugs comes looking for Quentin with mayhem on their minds. Meanwhile, Ma'' Dere is harboring some secrets of her own, such as the full extent of her relationship with longtime boyfriend Joseph Black.
Sound (feature film)
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior priest disobeys church law by teaming with a young sheriff and a priestess to track down a band of renegade vampires who have kidnapped his niece.
Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school''s gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school board is becoming concerned, including her favorite teacher and the distracted guidance counselor. With the support of her idiosyncratic parents and a little help from a long-time crush, Olive attempts to take on her notorious new identity and crush the rumor mill once and for all.
An out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in Mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael.
Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda set out on a sun-drenched adventure in one of the most decadent locales on earth.
A rare glimpse into the final days of Michael Jackson, the documentary is compiled from over one hundred hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage of the legendary entertainer preparing for his 50 sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena that were scheduled to commence in July 2009 before his unti
Shawn Colfax and Nick Brady, the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team, are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp. When Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their school's cheerleaders at cheer camp instead, they find themselves awash in a sea of gorgeous you
When legendary treasures from around the world are stolen, including the priceless Pink Panther Diamond, Chief Inspector Dreyfus is forced to assign the intrepid-if-bumbling French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau to a team of international detectives and experts charged with catching th
To the outside eye, Joel Reynold seems to have everything. After all, being the owner of a business he built from the ground up - with its patented brand of culinary extracts - should make the "Extract King" a happy man. However, if Joel hasn't reached his front door by 8 o'clock, he'll find his wif
Maxwell Smart is on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23. Smart is partnered instead with the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99. Given little field experience and even less time, Smart--armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm--must thwart the doomsday plans of KAOS head Siegfried.
The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to do was look back at their difficult family history. Having wriggled their way out from beneath their father's domineering thumb, they are now firmly cocooned in their own complicated lives. Wendy is a struggling East Village playwright, AKA a tem
On a beautiful stretch of California coastline, a suicidal mother parks her car on a railroad crossing and awaits the arrival of a speeding train, the sleek and unstoppable Coastal Starlight. Thus begins the story of two families in physical, emotional and psychological collision--of the victim's r
Fern is one of only two living beings who sees that Wilbur is a special animal, while she raises him--the runt of the litter--into a terrific and radiant pig. As Wilbur moves into a new barn, he begins a second profound friendship with the most unlikely of creatures--a spider named Charlotte--and th
Carl and Molly have found the one unfortunate hitch in their perfectly constructed newly wedded world: Dupree. A slacker with the soul of a poet, Dupree just can''t seem to catch a break from "The Man." When he takes a week off to go be the best-man at Carl and Molly''s wedding in Hawaii, Dupree gets the unceremonious heave-ho from his boss. Now jobless, car-less and evicted from the cot at his favorite watering hole, he just needs to crash with the Petersons for a couple of days; okay, maybe a month or so. At first, Carl is psyched to have the couch guest while Molly bears the brunt of Dupree''s well-meaning antics. But, as Carl becomes buried in his grown-up job of land development and headaches, he finds it hard to juggle Dupree and his newlywed responsibilities. As time passes, his and Molly''s houseguest uses his ample spare time to become a great companion to her, underscoring Carl''s new workaholic tendencies. Even Molly''s dad begins to fall for Dupree''s carefree wisdom, frustrating Carl to no end. Soon, everyone--but Carl--begins to root for Dupree to stick around. But just as the impish buddy starts becoming a fixture in the Petersons'' home, three becomes not just a crowd, but a full-blown comic catastrophe. As the couple realizes their ideas of a white-picket fence marriage are morphing, their loveable pal serves as a daily reminder that finding your inner Dupree might just be one of life''s hidden secrets
Dick Harper's years of hard work finally pay off when he is promoted to vice president at Globodyne, a worldwide leader in the consolidation of media properties. But after exactly one day in his new job, Globodyne is destroyed by an Enron-like calamity--and he is left holding the bag. Dick's sudden
Percy Jones takes great pride in the knowledge that he is always right, especially when it comes to the welfare of his family. When his daughter Theresa brings her new boyfriend, Simon Green, home to meet Percy and his wife Marilyn, he is unaware that Simon has already proposed to Theresa and plans to announce the engagement at Percy and Marilyn''s 25th anniversary party. As far as Percy''s concerned, no man will ever be good enough for his baby girl and the long line of struggling-artist types Theresa has dated so far has only served to bolster his conviction. So that there are no unpleasant surprises this time around, Percy, a bank loan officer, runs a credit check on Simon. The young man, a successful stockbroker, certainly looks good on paper, and for the first time, Percy is actually looking forward to meeting one of his daughter''s boyfriends. However, the young man he has envisioned--a dazzling combination of Denzel Washington, Colin Powell and Tiger Woods--is not who arrives at his doorstep. Percy is aghast and more than a little indignant when his daughter presents her decidedly Caucasian boyfriend. Once he is over his initial shock, Percy begins interrogating Simon about his family history, education, career, and favorite sports. Feeling pressured to impress his prospective father-in-law, Simon boasts of his (nonexistent) past as a NASCAR driver, which only serves to arouse Percy''s suspicions. Regardless, Simon''s repeated attempts to make a good impression are futile. Percy rebuffs him at every turn and makes it his mission to expose Simon as a fraud and undermine his daughter''s new relationship.
Alex "Hitch" Hitchens is a legendary--and deliberately anonymous--New York City "date doctor" who, for a fee, has helped countless men woo the women of their dreams. While coaching Albert, a meek accountant who is smitten with a glamorous celebrity, Allegra Cole, Hitch finally meets his match in the person of the gorgeous, whip-smart Sara Melas, a gossip columnist who follows Allegra''s every move. The ultimate professional bachelor, Hitch suddenly finds himself falling deliriously in love with Sarah, a reporter whose biggest scoop could very well be the unmasking of Manhattan''s most famous date doctor.
A decade has passed since John Connor helped Judgement Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now, 25, Connor lives "off the grid"--no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. Connor has no record of his existence. There is no way he can be traced by Skynet--the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. Until, out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X, Skynet''s most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor, namely the T-1000, the determined T-X is a machine that is as relentless, as is her human guise beautiful. Now Connor''s only hope for survival is to annex with the Terminator, T-101, his mysterious former assassin. Together they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat of Judgement Day--or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization as we know it.
Larry Gigli, a lowly hit man in Los Angeles, who is looking to finally score big, lands the perfect "job"--or so he thinks. He is assigned to kidnap Brian, the psychologically challenged younger brother of a powerful federal prosecutor, in order to save his mobster boss from incarceration. Holed-up
The Angels--Natalie, Dylan, and Alex--prepare to strike without warning as they go undercover to retrieve two missing silver bands. These are no ordinary rings. They contain valuable encrypted information that reveal the new identities of every person in the Federal Witness Protection Program. When witnesses start turning up dead, only the Angels, using their expertise as masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts can stop the perpetrator, a mysterious "fallen" Angel. Aided by their trusty colleague, Jimmy Bosley, the Angels'' adventure begins at a remote Mongolian outpost and ends only after Dylan is forced to face a dark secret from her past--a secret that puts the lives of her two best friends in danger.
When they were kids growing up together in a rough section of Boston, Jimmy Markum, Dave Boyle and Sean Devine spent their days playing stickball on the street, the way most boys did in their blue-collar neighborhood of East Buckingham. Nothing much out of the ordinary ever happened, until a moment''s decision drastically altered the course of each of their lives forever. Twenty-five years later, the three find themselves thrust back together by another tragic event--the murder of Jimmy''s 19-year-old daughter. Now a cop, Sean is assigned to the case and he and his partner are charged with unraveling the seemingly senseless crime. In the wake of the sudden and terrible loss of his child, Jimmy''s mind becomes consumed with revenge--and his own plans to find the killer. Caught up in the maelstrom is Dave, now a lost and broken man fighting to keep his demons at bay. As the investigation creeps closer to home, his wife Celeste becomes consumed by suspicion and fear, while Jimmy''s wife, Annabeth, draws her family tighter together in order to weather the storm.
Special agent Alex Scott and middleweight world champion Kelly Robinson are reluctantly paired for a dangerous mission to recover the Switchblade, the U.S.''s latest and most technologically sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft. The prototype spy plane has fallen into the hands of a nefarious arms dealer, Arnold Gundars, who plans to sell it to the highest bidder - a rogue terrorist with access to nuclear warheads. After the U.S. government fails to retrieve the plane through the normal undercover channels, the president asks Robinson to provide civilian cover for agent Scott to find the stealth aircraft before the terrorist transforms it into a delivery system for weapons of mass destruction. Scott needs Robinson to penetrate Gundars'' palatial headquarters in Budapest. An avid boxing fan, Gundars is staging a championship bout between the undefeated Robinson (57-0) and the reigning European titleholder. The real contest takes place outside the ring, however, between the cocky Robinson and the put-upon Scott. After a series of near disasters, the two men finally bond in the depths of the Budapest sewer system. Robinson, the womanizer, coaches the shy, insecure Scott in the art of seduction so he can woo Rachel, the beautiful agent who is on assignment with them. In turn, Scott introduces Robinson to the dazzling world of espionage and high-tech spy gadgetry.
When it comes to dating, Christina Walters has a golden rule: avoid searching for Mr. Right and focus on Mr. Right Now. That is until one night at a club when she unexpectedly meets Peter, only to see him suddenly disappear the next day. She and her best friend Courtney decide to break the rules and go on a road trip to find him, encountering numerous misadventures along the way.
Ruby and her younger brother Rhett's parents, Grace and Dave Baker, are killed in a car crash. Thereafter, their parents' best friends, Erin and Terry Glass become their guardians, as per Grace and Dave's will. Ruby and Rhett are promised a world of opulence and California fun--all they have to do i
Photographer Peter Garrett, an ex-mountain climber who retired from the sport after his father was killed in a climbing accident, finds himself in a challenging position when his sister and her entrepreneurial-minded partner Elliot become trapped in a in a vertical cave atop the perilous K2, the world''s second highest mountain. Can Peter find the strength to overcome his emotional blockage to climbing, and if so, does he still have what it takes to scale the mighty mountain to save his sister and her summit crew?
Television movie spoof about a music manager who tries to create the next hot boy-band.
Three sisters grow closer to one another as they cope with their dying father, an alcoholic ex-screenwriter who never enjoyed a close relationship with his daughters. Georgia is a high-powered magazine editor, Maddy a budding soap star and Eve a married professional party planner. When Eve must pla
After taking a wrong turn on a White House tour, teens Betsy Jobs and Arlene Lorenzo stumble across a room packed full of presidential secrets. In an effort to find out exactly what the girls know, Richard Nixon himself appoints them as official White House dog walkers. Suddenly and accidentally, the two girls are swept up in the political intrigue of the world''s most famous break-in: Watergate. As the clueless duo are plunged deeper into their Washington adventure, not even all the President''s men can stop Betsy and Arlene from unwittingly changing the course of history.
When adopted Gonzo and his rat pal Rizzo embark on a quest to find Gonzo's real family, Gonzo discovers that his long-lost relatives are actually aliens from a distant planet. After announcing to the world on Miss Piggy's talk show, "UFO Mania," that he plans to find his family and prove once and f
On New Year''s Eve in New York, 1981, Monica is terrified that nobody will come to her party. Even her best friend will only come when bribed with first refusal on Monica''s ex-boyfriend Eric, who hasn''t even arrived. Eric, meanwhile is a trendy downtown artist, who is at a club with current squeeze Bridget and her pal Caitlyn. But Bridget fancies the cute bartender. Meanwhile, Monica''s teenage cousin from Long Island is coming to the party with a friend, but they are lost and terrified somewhere is the East Village. And in a cafe, Lucy and Kevin, terrifed of being alone at midnight, consider turning their friendship into something more.
It has been 20 years since Don Diego de la Vega successfully fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Imprisoned for two decades, he now must find a successor to stop Don Rafael Montero--the powerful, former Spanish governor of Alta California who cost de la Vega his freedom, his wife, Esperanza, and his daughter, Elena--who is making plans to purchase California from Mexico''s president, General Santa Anna. Alejandro Murieta, a bandit with a troubled past, is transformed by Don Diego into a new Zorro who he hopes will help him foil Montero''s schemes once and for all. Tracing the heroic story of these highly-charged relationships, the tale follows the new Zorro as he assumes de la Vega''s mantle and enters into a romantic relationship with a woman close to his predecessor''s heart...
Stella, a divorced Black woman in her 40s takes some time off work and travels to Jamaica while her son spends time with his father. While she is successful in her high-powered job, her love life is non-existant and her friend Delilah persuades her to take a rare vacation in order to relax. There she meets and falls in love with Winston, who is half her age. When Winston takes a time-consuming job, Stella returns home, only to discover she has lost her job. She returns to Jamaica, finding that Winston is in fact much richer than he has let on, but is then called to New York, where Delilah is ill. Winston follows her to New York and the two try to decide if their relationship can work.
A cop hunts a demonic serial killer who is eventually caught, tried and executed. The murders continue, however, until the cop himself becomes the prime suspect of the investigation. Making the case even more complex is a similar series of murders that occured some thirty years earlier which ended in the suicide of the detective investigating the case.
An attorney is entangled in a web of national politics when a reporter friend accidentally records the murder of a senator. Unaware that he is in possession of the reporter's video, the attorney becomes the target of a National Security Agency investigation which nearly succeeds in destroying his pe
Twin brothers from Hawaii are sent to a militaristic summer camp, but instead travel on their own to Yellowstone National Park where they're mistaken for junior park rangers.
Detectives clash while investigating political corruption.
EPA agent Jack Taggart has set out on assignment to discover the killer of his most trusted colleague. Following the agent''s last known path, Taggart travels through Appalachia only to discover lethal chemical dumping sites of cyanide, benzene, and dTCE. The people in the region are getting sick and whoever is responsible for the dumping is being protected by a wall of silence. Infiltrating the community, Taggart centers his investigation around mining tycoon Orin Hanner who is tied to those mines being used for the illegal dumping. Taggart also meets Sarah Kellogg who protects a family secret that may lead to an ecological disaster.
Eve is the youngest daughter of one of Louisiana's most sophisticated and prosperous families. Her father Louis, is the town's highly respected doctor, a man known for his ability to "fix" things--everything except his own family problems and philandering lifestlye. Her mother Roz is a stunning sout
The actions of a philandering United States President provoke a gruesome murder and carefully orchestrated cover-up. When a professional burglar witnesses the crime and comes away with crucial evidence, he becomes the target of a manhunt by the President''s advisors.
A top-secret computer chip has been stolen from the U.S. Defense Department. The international criminals who expertly and ruthlessly engineered its heist are asking for untold millions of dollars on the Black Market. But the precious booty, hidden inside a toy car, has been temporarily misplaced. Its final destination: a comfortable Chicago suburb. Quietly taking up residence in the tree-lined neighborhood, the four highly trained spies marshal all their diabolical resources and skills to retrieve the device. Their state-of-the-art surveillance and ruthless strategy have foiled Interpol, the FBI, U.S. Defense Agents and the local police. Only one person can stop this high-tech gang of black marketers. Meet eight-year-old Alex Pruitt. When this pesky team of bad guys invade his neighborhood, he''s the last and only line of defense. Alex has his own special surveillance tools. He has his own carefully mapped out strategy. He has courage. He has the chicken pox. And he''s "home alone"...
If Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy had played it safe, he might have been golfing on the pro tour instead of giving lessons at a driving range in the tiny West Texas town of Salome. And he wouldn''t be sacrificing his dignity to David Simms, a PGA star and longtime rival, by accepting a job as his caddie. Roy should have controlled what his best friend, Romeo Posar, called his "inner demons." When Dr. Molly Griswold walked onto his green, he should have settled for giving the lady psychologist golf lessons and never allowed himself to fall in love with her. But something about Molly''s rational mind, her sharp wit, and her long legs makes it clear to Tin Cup that once again, he''s not going to play it safe. Even though she''s already Simms'' girlfriend. Roy has to win Molly with a gesture so grand that nothing less than her undying adoration would be an appropriate response. And suddenly, inspiration strikes: All Roy has to do is win the U.S. Open - the most difficult tournament in the pro golfing world.
Karen McCann is a happily married mother of two with a satisfying job and good friends. Life is rewarding; her world makes sense. Karen has played by the rules, and she lives secure in the assumption that things always turn out for the best. Suddenly, however, her safe, ordered existence is shattere
Two former Chief Executives, Russell Kramer and Matthew Douglas, who hate everything about each other -- but hate their lives out of the political limelight even more -- are thrown together and on the road. When a scandal brewing in the White House threatens to implicate both of them, Kramer and Douglas head out of the Beltway and into the real America to dodge the operatives who want to track them down. There, they learn a lot about the country that elected them -- a lot they never suspected -- as they get to the bottom of the scheme.
Berkeley graduate student Finn is spending the summer at the home of her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe. Surrounded by orange groves in Grasse, California, her grandmother's house is a quiet haven where Finn intends to actually finish her latest thesis, this one on the rituals of women's
In every person's life comes a moment when, for the first and last time ever, everything seems clear. When all the wanting, dreaming and desiring that go along with being young suddenly seem to have a purpose--a purpose that gets harder and harder to remember as you grow older. For 12-year-old Genna
A former white water rafting and fishing guide takes her troubled 10-year-old son on a rafting trip, along with her workaholic husband Tom, whom she is thinking of divorcing. During the trip, the three meet up with two men; one of whom bonds with the son and takes an interest in the mother as well.
A down on his luck private eye is hired to track down $20 million in missing drug money.
Two modern-day cowboys travel to Manhattan after their lifelong friend suddenly vanishes.
The sparks fly when Kevin Vallick and Julia Mann meet over the last box of Nytol in an all-night convenience store. Both political speech writers, they are unaware that they share the same profession... and work for opposing candidates. When they discover the truth, their budding romance gives way t
A young boy witnesses the suicide of a lawyer whose client is in the mob, and a female attorney tries to protect him.
Two very different men join forces to unravel the mystery of a "StarGate," an ancient human transmitter, discovered in the Egyptian desert. Once activated, it enables scientists and the military to travel light years from earth, to a strange and alien world, where the visitors must overcome an enigm
At the scene of a fatal bus crash, the souls of four deceased passengers enter into the body of a woman's newborn baby.
A look at the lives of three cousins in East L.A. in the early 1970s, each of whom takes a different path in life. One cousin ends up in San Quentin, where he becomes involved with the Chicano Mafia.
This crisp, remastered deluxe edition of "Falling Down" (1993) stars Michael Douglas as a laid-off defense worker kept from seeing his child on her birthday by a restraining order. A hot, congested bad day in Los Angeles goes from bad to worse, causing him to suddenly snap, setting off on a bitter and pathetic mission to right all the wrongs that have been done to him. Douglas shines as an average white guy pushed too far.
After having a baby, a pair of spies retire from the business. While in New Orleans they get caught up in an arms-dealing case.
D''Artagnan is invited to join the three Musketeers on a mission to stop a plot by the King''s advisor, Cardinal Richelieu, to overthrow the crown. On his journey, D''Artagnan falls in love with a lovely lady, who is not all that she seems to be.
A young man from Detroit goes with his friend to Aspen to become a ski instructor. He quickly excels at his job and is elevated to a level of celebrity among the rich and famous. This good life soon makes him restless and he longs to pursue his dreams of something more substantial.
When a Marine dies on a US Navy base, two fellow Marines stand trial for murder.
Set in 1963, a Southern white woman en route to John F Kennedy's funeral in Washington, DC meets and eventually falls in love with a Northern black man who's on the lam after abducting his young daughter from an abusive situation.
Set on the South Side of Chicago within the brutal world of underground boxing, a young man battles to clear his father's name.
A comedy about a married couple -- he''s a sports lawyer, she''s a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
A personal rocket pack designed by Howard Hughes causes an aviator to be seen as somewhat of a superhero.
A grown up Peter Pan has to fight off the return of Captain Hook.
Dr. Peyton Westlake is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when a gang led by sadistic crime boss Robert G. Durant obliterates his laboratory and leaves Westlake beaten, mutilated and left for dead. An experimental medical procedure saves his life, but Westlake is both physically and psychologically scarred by the event, unable to continue a normal life with his girlfriend. Westlake''s only salvation, and his all-consuming purpose in life, becomes the successful pursuit of the synthetic skin formula. To finance his experiments, he takes on a shadowy, enigmatic identity--Darkman, a phantom figure who terrorizes and steals from criminals in the night. But it is only a matter of time before he eventually crosses paths with Durant, the one responsible for his suffering.
Sequel to "Young Guns" (USA/1988), reuniting some of the characters from the original one year later, when they are extradited to New Mexico to stand trial.
A young man on the threshold of adulthood is suddenly forced to confront two of life's truths: responsibility and commitment.
A portrait of John Lennon making use of extensive archival footage, interviews, and a narration by Lennon himself.
A movie that tells the true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner whose life inspired the film, "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang." After being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, the innocent Burns makes two daring escapes to astound the nation.
In this animated tale, several electrical appliances leave their country cottage in search of their young owner who mysteriously disappeared.
Three adventurers brave the Cuban jungles to seek a fortune in buried gold. The three men, two Americans and a Cuban, must brave bandits, hurricanes and machine gun attacks on the way to the treasure. After finding the gold, hidden in an abandoned power station, the two Americans are ready to cele
Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.Click here to contribute