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Cast (feature film)

What They Had (2018)
A recently-divorced woman returns to her hometown to help convince her father that the great love of his life, now suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, must be placed in a nursing home.
Hearts Beat Loud (2018)
In Red Hook, Brooklyn, a father and a daughter become an unlikely songwriting duo in the last summer before she leaves for college.
Tumbledown (2015)
A young woman struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer. The arrival of a brash New York academic in her rural Maine town forces her to confront her loss as his determination to write about her husband's genius provokes unwelcome scrutiny about the a
I'll See You In My Dreams (2015)
Urged on by her friends, a widow in her 70s gets a new lease on life.
Strange but True (2014)
A young woman, five years after the death of her boyfriend, tells his parents she is pregnant with his baby.
Hello I Must Be Going (2012)
Amy, a recent divorcée, seeks refuge in her parents' suburban Connecticut home. Demoralized and uncertain about her future, Amy begins an affair with a 19-year-old actor that jump-starts her passion for life and helps her discover an independence and sense of purpose that she has been missing for ye
Detachment (2011)
A portrait of the American education system as seen through the eyes of Henry Barthes, an educator with a true talent to connect with his students, yet has chosen to bury his gift. By spending his days as a substitute teacher, he conveniently avoids any emotional connections by never staying anywher
What's Your Number? (2011)
Ally Darling reads an article that leads her to believe that one of her 20 ex-boyfriends must have been Mr. Right. So she decides to track down the past 19 guys in the hope that she will find the perfect mate that she has overlooked.
Paul (2011)
Two sci-fi geeks make a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland where they meet an alien named Paul who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever.
Waiting for Forever (2010)
Life has gotten complicated for actress Emma Twist. Her mediocre TV show has been cancelled, she's on the rocks with her boyfriend Aaron, and her father's illness has been deemed terminal. To make matters worse, her childhood friend Will Donner, whom she hasn't laid eyes on since they were children,
Little Fockers (2010)
When Greg and Pam Focker's entire clan descends for the twins' birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack Byrnes that he's fully capable as the man of the house.
Lightkeepers, The (2009)
Set in the year 1912 on Cape Cod, a lighthouse keeper who has disavowed any association with females, must deal with the appearance of two attractive women who move into a nearby cottage for the summer.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, The (2008)
Lifelong best friends Tibby, Carmen, Bridget and Lena have completed their first year of college. Having been apart all year, their plans for the summer will take them even further along separate paths. Feeling displaced at home with her mother expecting a new baby, and disappointed that her friends
Stolen (2006)
In 1990, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston suffered the largest art heist in American history, resulting in the loss of 13 of the world's most famous artworks, worth $300 million, including pieces from Degas, Rembrandt, and Vermeer's masterpiece "The Concert." Not a single work has been
Last Kiss, The (2006)
A group of 30 year-olds struggle to adapt to adulthood while their aging parents face middle age.
Howl's Moving Castle (2004) as Voice (Usa)
Sophie, a diligent teenage girl working in her family''s hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome-but-mysterious wizard named Howl. This innocent encounter engages the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste, who transforms into a 90-year-old woman. Sophie''s efforts to break the curse bring her to Howl''s magical moving castle, where she befriends Markl, Howl''s apprentice, and the hot-headed fire demon Calcifer. Her love and support have a major impact on Howl, who can be maddeningly self-indulgent and singularly noble: He defies royal orders to participate in a meaningless war and risks his life to bring peace to the kingdom.
Back When We Were Grownups (2004) as Rebecca Davitch
A loving widow much put-upon by her demanding family decides to take a step back and concentrate on herself for a while as she ponders how life would have been if she had stayed with her former lover, reconnecting with him in the process
Meet the Fockers (2004) as Dina Byrnes
Now that Greg Focker is "in" with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack and Dina Byrnes, it looks like smooth sailing for him and his fiancée, Pam. But that''s before Pam''s parents meet Greg''s parents, Bernie and Roz Focker. The hyper-relaxed Fockers and the tightly-wound Byrneses are woefully mismatched from the start, and no matter how hard Greg and Pam try, there is just no bringing their families together.
We Were the Mulvaneys (2002) as Corinne Mulvaney
A closely-knit family living in an idyllic small town is forever changed by the shocking rape of their only daughter. Each member of the family becomes isolated in their own feelings of grief and anger which ultimately tears the family apart.
Sylvia (2002) as Aurelia Plath
The story of celebrated American poet Sylvia Plath and her turbulent marriage to a future poet laureate of England, Ted Hughes. Ted and Sylvia were a sensuous, volatile and brilliant couple who emerged as two of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Sylvia committed suicide in 1963, at t
Mark Twain (2001) as Voice
Profile of American literary icon Mark Twain (1835-1910). Part 1 covers his early life on the Mississippi River, and concludes with the publication of "Huckleberry Finn." Part 2 begins in 1885; Twain's unfortunate business ventures depletes his wealth and forces him into lecture tours and virtual ex
Invisible Circus, The (2001) as Gail
In 1977, 18-year-old Phoebe O'Connor retraces her older sister Faith's steps through Europe in order to uncover the motives for her sister's suicide. In the course of her travels, she inadvertently meets and falls in love with Wolf, her sister's old boyfriend who may hold the key to the mystery of h
Meet the Parents (2000) as Dina Byrnes
Greg Focker is head over heels in love with his girlfriend Pam, and is ready to pop the big question. Greg realizes the key to Pam''s hand in marriage lies with her formidable father, Jack Byrnes. A trip to New York for her sister''s wedding seems just the right occasion for Greg to ask Pam to be his wife. But everything that could possibly go wrong, does. Upon his arrival at the family''s picturesque home, Greg is greeted by what appears to be the picture-perfect family. But for a guy who usually resorts to dry wit in stressful situations, Greg is suddenly shooting blanks with Jack, a retired horticulturist--and rather imposing figure. No one is good enough for Jack''s first-born daughter, and the fact that Greg is a cat-hating male nurse with a vulgar-sounding last name is not helping things at all. While Greg bends over backwards to try and make a good impression, his weekend begins with lost luggage at the airport and turns into a series of disasters.
Forces of Nature (1999) as Virginia
Ben has two days to get from New York to Savannah for his wedding to Bridget. How hard can that be in this age of planes, trains and automobiles? When his plane goes skidding into Flushing Bay, Ben saves the life of his seatmate, an eccentric young woman named Sarah. In return, she becomes his faithful traveling companion--whether he likes it or not--and it''s all downhill from there as the two head south. Panic doesn''t really set in until Ben realizes that he''s developing a definite attraction to the impetuous Sarah... and the feeling is decidedly mutual. It seems that man, machine and the forces of nature are conspiring to keep Ben from his vows, leaving him to wonder if this is some kind of cosmic test...and if it is, will he pass?
Love Letter, The (1999) as Lillian
In the sleepy New England town of Loblolly By The Sea, a letter arrived that is going to wake things up. It is a love letter--ardent, sensual...and unsigned. Everybody who reads it wonders who it''s for and speculates who it''s from. As the letter falls into different hands, the residents in the small town start to eye one another with renewed interest. Determined to find the letter''s author, Helen MacFarquhar begins a quest that will open her life to a new chapter involving two decidedly different men: George, an old friend from her past, and Johnny, a young man very much in her present. Will one of them decide her future? Unexpectedly, one mysterious love note has the power to unlock some startling secrets, changing the lives of everyone it touches.
Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (1998) as Voice Of Mrs Murphy
Based on the "Sneaky Pie" novels by Rita Mae Brown about Mrs. Murphy, a tiger stripped cat and her companion Tucker, a Welsh corgi. Mrs. Murphy and Tucker play detectives when a man is found dead in the lake. With their owner Mary Minor Haristeen, the Crozet, Virginia, postmistress also known as "Ha
X-Files, The (1998) as Cassidy
FBI Special Agents Scully and Mulder are drawn into a web of intrigue while investigating the mysterious bombing of a Dallas office building. Somehow, the crime seems linked to a colonization plan by an alien life force, a plan that implicates the US government in more than just a cover up.
Anne Tyler's "Saint Maybe" (1998) as Bee Bedloe
Seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe lives with his parents and older brother Danny in Baltimore 1965. When Danny meets Lucy, a divorcee with two children, Ian and his parents are disturbed when Danny and Lucy quickly marry and have a daughter, Daphne, seven months later. Ian wonders whether Danny is reall
No Looking Back (1998) as Claudia'S Mom
Set in a seaside town, Claudia, a burnt-out waitress who's about to turn 30, is torn between her dreams and the lure of a middle-class life, especially when her dead-end life is altered by the reappearance of her ex-boyfriend, Charlie, who left abrubtly several years earlier. He takes a job at a gar
Proposition, The (1998) as Syril Danning
As told by Father Michael McKinnon, the story is set in 1930's Boston. Arthur Barret, an attorney and adviser to FDR, and Eleanor Barret, a successful author, have decided to have a child. Unfortunately, Arthur is impotent, forcing the couple to go outside of conventional means. Top Harvard Law stud
Napoleon (1997) as Voice Of Mother Dingo
Muffin is a gentle golden retriver puppy who dreams of becoming a fearless warrior named Napolean. During a children's birthday party "Napolean" seizes his opportunity to search for adventure when he jumps into a birthday basket to which several balloons are attached. Soon the puppy is whisked away
Mad City (1997) as Mrs Banks
A television journalist manipulates a hostage situation--in which a recently fired museum security guard accidentally shoots a fellow employee and winds up taking hostages--to his own advantage.
Myth of Fingerprints, The (1997) as Lena
Four adult children return for Thanksgiving to their New England home--and their parents--after a three-year absence. Throughout the weekend, the children and their parents realize what they must give up in order to move on with their lives.
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (1995) as Beatrice
Noxeema Jackson, Vida Boheme, and Chi Chi Rodriguez are gonna show America a thing or two about being fabulous. Dressed to kill, with their Dynel tresses tossing in the breeze behind them, these three stars of New York's drag-queen beauty pageant circuit have hit the open road in a 1967 Cadillac con
Homage (1995) as Katherine Samuel
Archie Landrum is a brilliant mathematician who is hired to work on a New Mexico farm owned by a reclusive widow, Katherine Samuels. The two quickly develop a close friendship and peaceful existence which is shattered when Katherine's daughter Lucy, a popular TV star, returns home to visit. Lucy and
Leave of Absence (1994) as Eliza Mercer
A man asks his wife for a six-month leave of absence in order to care for his mistress who is dying of leukemia.
Husbands and Wives (1992) as Rain'S Mother
Story about a married professor who falls in love with one of his students.
Getting Up and Going Home (1992) as Lily Montgomery
A television movie based on the book "Getting Up and Going Home." A lawyer in a mid-life crisis thinks he is in love with three women, one of whom is his wife.
The Prince Of Tides (1991) as Sallie Wingo
A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister''s psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Never Forget (1991) as Jane Mermelstein
An Auschwitz concentration camp survivor brings a group of Nazi apologists to court when it challenged the authenticity of the Holocaust.
Judgment (1990) as Emmeline Guitry
A television movie based on a true story. A Louisiana couple discover that their young son has been molested by a local priest and find themselves confronting the Catholic Church hierarchy.
Mr. And Mrs. Bridge (1990) as Grace
Screen adaptation of Connell's two novels "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge," written in 1958 and 1968, that chronicle 40 years in the lives of a couple and their family in Kansas City, Missouri. Joanne Woodward was named Best Actress of 1990, and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala cited for best screenplay, by the N
Money, Power, Murder (1989) as Jeannie
A cable news journalist solves the mystery behind the disappearance of an anchorwoman. While investigating the disappearance, he unravels a bizarre mystery involving a television network president, a Broadway producer, a powerful TV evangelist and other figures from the woman's past and present.
Another Woman (1988) as Lydia
While dealing with her own tortured past, an aging writer becomes obsessed with a psychiatric patient.
One Art (1987) as Narration
Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) as Kate
Jonathan Silverman, Blythe Danner, Judith Ivey, Bob Dishy, Fyvush Finkel, Brian Drillinger, Stacey Glick. This first entry in Neil Simon's heavily autographical stage series (which continued with "Biloxi Blues," "Broadway Bound," and "Laughter on the 23rd Floor") gets the film treatment from veteran stage and screen director Gene Saks (who won a Tony for directing the show on Broadway). The story has Simon's teenaged alter ego, Eugene Jerome, obsessing over sex and baseball while living with his extended family in 1930s-era Brighton Beach, New York.
Guilty Conscience (1985) as Louise Jamison
Levinson & Link's cerebral thriller about a philandering attorney, debating with his alter ego assorted devious plans to do away with high-minded wife for the sake of his calculating mistress, while each has her own plans to do him in, provided the setting for this elegant if somewhat talky three-pe
In Defense of Kids (1983) as Ellen Wilcox
Lady lawyer Blythe Danner gives up her job with a prestigious law firm to help children and adolescents in trouble. Sam Waterston is her supportive photographer husband, Joyce Van Patten is a social worker who will do anything short of murder (and perhaps that, too) for the kids, and actor/director
Man, Woman and Child (1983) as Sheila Beckwith
Gift of Fury, The (1979)
The four Meechum kids and their mother move from Marine post to Marine post, following their father, a pilot, in the peaceful years before the Vietnam war. Bull Meechum, the self-described "great Santini," is manic: a martinet at once enthusiastic and abusive of his family. In Beaufort, South Carolina, Bull is assigned to whip into shape a squadron of pilots, and Ben makes friends with Toomer, a slow-talking Black youth. Racial and family tensions explode in violence, and Ben must find a way to make peace with his father.
Great Santini (1979) as Lillian Meechum
A marine has problems adjusting to domestic life during peacetime.
You Can't Take It With You (1979) as Alice Sycamore
An adaptation for television of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman comedy about an eccentric "drop-out" known as Grandpa Vanderhof and his peculiar family members and friends who populate a roomy uptown Manhattan home.
Too Far to Go (1979) as Joan Barlow Maple
An incisive study of the dissolution of a twenty-year marriage, from seventeen John Updike stories that were published in "The New Yorker" beginning in 1956 and later in "Harper's," "The Atlantic Monthly," "Playboy" and others.
Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story, A (1978) as Eleanor Gehrig
A sentimental retelling of the love story of baseball immortal Lou Gehrig and his wife, told from her point of view. Originally this was to have premiered in October 1977, but ironically it was pre-empted by the World Series. Instead it had its initial airing opposite the Super Bowl Game! An Emmy Aw
Are You in the House Alone? (1978) as Anne Osborne
A thriller about a beautiful high school student who becomes the target of a terror campaign that eventually leads to rape in this adaptation of the Edgar Mystery Award-winning novel.
Court-Martial of General George Armstrong Custer, The (1977) as Elisabeth Custer
A dramatization of what might have happened had General Custer survived the battle of Little Big Horn in 1876 and stood trial for allowing the massacre of his own troops.
Futureworld (1976) as Tracy Ballard
Reporters uncover deadly secrets behind a theme park where guests live their dreams.
Hearts of the West (1975) as Miss Trout
An aspiring western novelist in thirties Hollywood becomes a low-budget cowboy star.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Last of the Belles (1974) as Zelda Fitzgerald
A dramatization intertwining a part of the lives of the famed American writer and his flamboyant wife with one of the author's short stories, a semi-fictional account of their first meeting in Montgomery, Alabama, while he was a soldier in 1919.
Lovin' Molly (1974) as Molly
In 1925 Texas, two good friends both fall in love with a feminist named Molly. Molly loves both men and cannot choose between them, so they begin a loving, three way relationship that lasts for almost forty years.
Sidekicks (1974) as Prudy Jenkins
Based on the 1971 comedy western "Skin Game," this lark, a pilot to a prospective series that never materialized, had a couple of hapless post-Civil War con men, one black, one white, on the sagebrush trail trying to collect a $15,000 bounty on an outlaw's head. Lou Gossett recreated the role he pla
Dr. Cook's Garden (1970) as Jane Rausch
Crosby's only TV movie has him cast against type as a small-town doctor who sees to it that the bad people in his community die before their time and the good live longer -- like the flowers in his garden. In the 1967 play which had a brief Broadway run, Burl Ives was the kindly general practitioner

Cast (special)

Intimate Portrait: Dana Delany (2003) as Interviewee
A look into the life of actress Dana Delany highlighted through clips of her works as well as interviews with those closest to her.
29th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (2003) as Presenter
Coverage of the 29th annual People's Choice Awards presentation, fans are honoring America's favorites in the fields of television, motion pictures and music.
Echoes From the White House (2001) as Voice
Documentary that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the White House with a look at the stories, both public and private, that have unfolded within its walls. Using personal letters, memoirs and diary entries of presidents, first ladies, servants and other eyewitnesses, the program re-enacts the mom
First Ten Awards: Tony 2001, The (2001) as Nominee
Live coverage of the presentation of the first ten Tony Awards, honoring the shows and stars of the 2000-2001 Broadway season. The ten awards announced include: Best Direction of a Play, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Costume Design
Healthcare Crisis: Who's at Risk? (2000) as Narration
Documentary that explores the human side of the healthcare debate in 2000 U.S. presidential election year. In this assessment of the healthcare system, the special presents case studies of some of the problems related to the current HMO and Medicare systems and the lack of insurance by millions of A
Intimate Portrait: Mia Farrow (1999) as Narration
Profile of the life and career of actress Mia Farrow.
Population: Six Billion (1999) as Host
Documentary about population and reproductive health broadcast in conjunction with the United Nations' Day of Six Billion (October 12, the day the six billionth person is expected to be born). Features profiles of ordinary families and commentary by population experts.
Sophisticated Ladies: Charleston and Savannah With Blythe Danner (1998) as Host
Actress Blythe Danner shows how two "grande dames" of the South -- Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina -- are examples of the heritage and growth of Southern culture.
Thomas Jefferson (1997) as Voice Of Martha Jefferson
Portraits, paintings, drawings and excerpts from Jefferson's journals, letters, scientific papers and political writings help to outline many aspects of his life.
Century of Women, A (1994) as Voice Of Edna St Vincent Millay
A six-hour, three-part documentary on the changing role and image of women in U.S. history in the 20th Century. Makes use of voiceover narrative, archival footage, historic photographs, and on-camera interviews with women who have played important roles in the 20th Century. Also includes a fictional
Barenboim Conducts Strauss (1993) as Narration
Music director Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform works by Richard Strauss. Also includes a documentary background of Strauss's life and work.
Tracey Ullman Takes on New York (1993) as Mrs Levine ("The Rosenthal Affair")
Tracey Ullman stars in a comedy special in which she plays multiple roles in a series of three vignettes depicting visitors' experiences in New York City.
Lincoln (1992) as Voice Of Elizabeth Todd Edwards
A two-part, four-hour documentary special about Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War as told in the words of people who figured importantly in his life. Uses the voices of an all-star cast.
Maniac at Large (1992)
An episode of "Tales From the Crypt," the horror anthology series for HBO. A librarian becomes very suspicious when she gets a tip about a serial killer's next victim.
Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special (1992) as Jane ("Kiss, Kiss Dahlings")
A special celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Great Performances" by commissioning short new works by 20 performing artists. Segment performances include: "Kiss, Kiss Dahlings," "Not My Girl," "A Simple Melody," "Zoetrope," "Hip Hop - You Don't Stop," "Frankie Goes to Tanglewood," "The Last Mile,"
That Was the Year That Was (1976) as Host
A satirical review of 1976 -- an election year, an Olympics year, a leap year, and of course, the year of the much ballyhooed bicentennial celebration.
Eccentricities of a Nightingale (1976) as Alma Winemiller
A performance of the play by Tennessee Williams, from a production by the Old Globe Theatre of San Diego.
Seagull, The (1975) as Nina
A taped performance of the Williamstown Theatre Festival's production of Chekhov's comedy about a tormented young intellectual.
To Be Young, Gifted and Black (1972)
A theatrical adaptation of the autobiography of writer Lorraine Hansberry.
George M! (1970) as Agnes Nolan
An adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical about the life and music of composer George M. Cohan, Broadway's own "Yankee Doodle Dandy." While adapted from the stage show, the program is actually a rehearsal for "George M!" with the actors apprearing as themselves as well as the characters they portra

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

From the Earth to the Moon (1998) as Narration
Series based on America's Apollo space program from 1961 to 1972. Episodes include: the birth of the space program; the probe into the fatal launch-pad blaze of Apollo 1, January 27, 1967; the countdown to launch Apollo 7, October 1968; the first moon orbit by Apollo 8, December 1968; Apollos 9 and
Farmhouse, The (1998) as Irma Miller
Call to Remember, A (1997) as Paula Tobias
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994) as Bianca Honicut
A two-part miniseries based on the novel by Allan Gurganus that dramatizes the post-Civil War years to the present through the irreverent eyes of 100-year-old Lucy Marsden, a widow now living in a North Carolina charity home.
Cruel Doubt (1992) as Bonnie Von Stein
A two-part miniseries based on Joe McGinniss's nonfiction book. A family is torn apart when a woman discovers that her husband's murderer is a member of her own family.
Inside The Third Reich (1982) as Margarete Speer
Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor, made his American TV-movie debut as Albert Speer, Hitler's personal architect, in this acclaimed dramatization of Speer's autobiography. Fellow Dutch performer Renee Soutendijk made her television debut in this country as Eva Braun. Derek Jacobi's portrait of Adolph Hi

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