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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 4, 2011|
|Born:||February 9, 1923||Cause of Death:||Natural Causes|
|Birth Place:||Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, USA||Profession:||Casting ...|
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Producer (feature film)
A beauty contest disrupts the lives of a group of small-town eccentrics.
Casting (feature film)
A portrait of the late, legendary casting director Marion Dougherty who was a pioneer in the field of casting before the job even received a significant credit. Establishing herself in the early 1960s with two groundbreaking television series - "Naked City" and "Route 66" - she went on to become the
If the stars step to each other into the correct constellation, sometimes completely unusual things can happen. This is what tarot card reader, Emily tells her daughter, Kay, anyway. However the self-confident young women gives not much credence to the prophecies and rather takes affairs of the hear
A heterosexual advertising copy writer is mistakenly assumed to be gay by everyone at his firm because his best friend and writing partner is gay. His situation becomes complicated when he chaperon''s his boss'' mistress to an art opening and inadvertently falls in love with her and pretends to be gay to win her over and keep his cover with his boss who expects him to keep tabs on his mistress.
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.
LAPD Detectives Martin Riggs, Roger Murtaugh, and Lorna Cole battle a Chinese martial arts master who is the head of a counterfeiting ring.
Set in 1923, the true story of the events which occurred in Rosewood, Florida after a white woman unjustly accused a black man of rape. Fueled by anger and racism, an angry white mob burned down the town and massacred its inhabitants. One man, the only white storekeeper in Rosewood, risked his own life by teaming with a black drifter to help women and children escape to safety.
In 19th century Russia a woman in a respectable marriage to a doctor must grapple with her love for a dashing soldier.
One year after being stabbed by a student, a Brooklyn high school teacher relocates to Los Angeles and returns to the classroom--his nerves frayed and his spirit shaken. He again finds himself in the same world of amorality and violence that he had hoped to leave behind. Challenged by a high school administration fearful of litigation and exposed to teachers suffering from burn-out, he becomes a transformed man and decides to take a heroic stand.
An American boy, a Chinese girl and an older Chinese man join forces to find and return a lost baby panda to its mother. Braving hardships and facing unexpected adventures, the two youngsters learn to love and respect pandas as they gain maturity and tolerance for each other.
Grace King Bichon has the perfect life... Or at least that''s what she''s always thought--until she sees her husband giving an unknown young woman a passionate kiss on his lunch hour. Then, suddenly, everything about her picture-perfect existence begins to look very different to her. She reconsiders her traditional Southern-gentry family--her strong-willed father, Wyly King, who has built a horse-breeding empire by making sure his word is law--her gracious, genteel mother, Georgia, who has quietly acquiesed to Wyly''s will for decades--her feisty sister, Emma Rae, who''s the one person in the family who sees things as they really are--her young daughter, Caroline, already an expert horsewoman, but determined to ride a challenging, bigger horse in the upcoming Grand Prix competition--and of course, her husband, Eddie, Grace''s college sweetheart, whose gradual disenchantment with their marriage has been all but invisible to Grace. Until now.
Robert Rath is a professional hit man who, despite his stature as the best in the business, has grown disillusioned about his work and his life. But as he contemplates a way out of the shadowy world he inhabits, Rath is shocked to discover that he himself is the target of assassination. A ruthless, ambitious young killer named Miguel Bain wants to become the number one assassin and knows he must remove Rath to do so. The two men''s lives and careers intersect when both of them are sent to eliminate Electra, a beautiful "information assassin"--an electronic surveillance expert who possesses valuable secrets on a computer disk. Rath and Electra team up to make a break for freedom--but they have to get past Bain first.
A Western gambler tries to raise the entry fee for a high-stakes poker game.
Biographical film on German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) and the subsequent romantic mystery derived from a cryptic love letter surfacing after his death--a mystery which concerns itself with whom this actual Immortal Beloved was among the scores of women that he seduced.
After meeting and falling in love, a couple plan a rendezvous six months later. When one of them is injured on the way to the meeting, the other waits without knowing what happened.
The true story of the relationships formed between a homeless man and students at Harvard University.
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.
A troubled adolescent boy, intent on passing the entrance exam to an exclusive military academy, is mentored by a reclusive, disfigured former teacher.
Batman''''s fight against The Penguin is complicated by the appearance of Catwoman.
In 1939, after losing his love, a test pilot volunteers for a cryogenics experiment and is "thawed out" 50 years later.
Mel Gibson and Danny Glover are back for more heart-pounding action and side-splitting comedy in director Richard Donner''s smash hit "Lethal Weapon 3" (1992). When a crooked ex-cop forms a brutal ring of arms dealers, it''s up to mis-matched cops Riggs (Gibson) and Murtaugh (Glover) and a few of their closest friends to fire off a bullet or fifty in pursuit of fast-paced justice. With Joe Pesci and Rene Russo.
Romantic comedy about six people mixed up in the seattle music scene.
A director in 1950s Hollywood fights to clear his name in the gripping red scare drama "Guilty by Suspicion" (1991). When director David Merrill is questioned by the communist-hunting House Committee on Un-American Activities, he finds himself blacklisted and unable to find work with any studio in town. He''s offered a plum new project, but only if he testifies against his innocent friends. Starring Robert DeNiro, Annette Bening and George Wendt
In a case of mistaken identity, a high school student from Detroit becomes involved in European espionage, romance and adventure.
Set in 1963, a romance involving a Marine on his way to Vietnam who encounters more than he bargained for when he takes part in a sadistic Marine ritual.
A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon gets a taste of small-town medicine in the hilarious and heartwarming "Doc Hollywood" (1991). When Dr. Benjamin Stone crashes his vintage Porsche in tiny Brady, he's sentenced to work at a local hospital to make amends. While he's there he learns a little bit about hu
In this entertaining early '90s classic, a former Secret Service agent teams up with a former pro-football star to solve the mysterious murder of his girlfriend. This is a must-see for any action-film aficionados. Starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Halle Berry, Taylor Negron and Chelsea Field.
A deranged judge sentences a group of out-of-state traffic violators to death.
Convinced that he''s dying, a man agrees to jump into a volcano to save an island from an angry god.
Chaos results when a developer levels the building which housed a purveyor of Gremlins.
True story of an American crew on the B-17 bomber "Memphis Belle" on a hazardous World War II mission.
The Caped Crusader takes on his deadliest foe -- the Joker.
Riggs and Murtaugh protect a federal witness in the sequel that takes place three years after the original film.
The story of a middle class cocaine addict and his struggle in a rehabilitation clinic.
Andy Farmer, a sportswriter with dreams of being a great novelist, moves with his wife to the New England countryside in order to write his novel with no distractions. Of course, distractions are all Andy finds. The birds sing too loudly, there are snakes in the lake, and it costs 20 cents to make a call from the pay phone in the kitchen. Over time, Farmer grows withdrawn and bitter, and when his wife decides to take a stab at writing, it becomes unclear if their marriage will be able to survive life on the farm.
Nature lover Dian Fossey risks her life to study and protect gorillas in the wild.
A New Jersey mass-transit worker loses his job, and is forced to move his family to Idaho where he is offered the job of a lifetime.
A hapless New Yorker's rich future father-in-law orders him to escort a bleached blonde out of town.
Strange events threaten an entire family when two brothers move with their divorced mother to a California town where the local teenage gang turns out to be a pack of vampires.
A strong-willed, upper-class woman, who has turned to prostitution, must prove herself competent to stand trial for the murder of one of her clients.
It's drugs in southern CA with cop partners Mel Gibson and Danny Glover chasing sleazy dope dealers in a nonstop crime actioner. Roger Murtaugh, who is about to turn 50, exercises the kind of life-preserving caution that Martin Riggs has discarded. Riggs' wife has been killed in an accident, and he doesn't care whether he lives or dies, just so long as he can take all the bad guys with him. Murtaugh has a hard time surviving with such a self-destructive partner as they investigate "The General," head of a drug smuggling operation.
A group of Marines transform from rubes to fighting men. Through the eyes of a private, the men endure a merciless drill sergeant on Parris Island then the brutal Southeast Asian streets during the Vietnam War.
As a daughter of a lengendary gridiron star, a young woman''s greatest desire is to coach a team of her own When the chauvinistic powers to be assign her to an inner city ghetto school, the spriited female has her own work cut out for her.
During medieval times an evil bishop cast a spell on two lovers--turning the woman into a hawk by day and the man into a wolf by night--and the only person who can help undo it is a young petty thief.
In this sequel to the original "National Lampoon''s Vacation," the Griswold family (Chevy Chase and Beverly D''Angelo as the parents, Jason Lively and Dana Hill as the children) win a trip to Europe. Hijinks ensue throughout England, France, Italy and Germany, bringing American-style comedy to the continent.
A pair of naive guys with aspirations to become government spies have their wish come true only to find out that they''re being used as decoys for a real spy team.
During World War II, a women has an affair with a co-worker and must deal with the after war repercussions.
An American journalist and his Cambodian adviser fight to survive the country''''s communist takeover.
A vicious serial-killer is on the loose in San Francisco and the police trace a link to a small town further down the coast. When Harry Callahan upsets the press and the mayor in his usual style, he''s shipped out of town to investigate while the heat is on. With the help of his new Magnum handgun Harry goes on the trail leaving behind the usual trail of dead criminals along the way.
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr, the world's leading brain surgeon, grieves over the untimely death of his wife Rebecca. One night, while obsessing about Rebecca, he hits the lovely Dolores Benedict with his car. Michael operates on her and saves her life, unaware that she is a gold-digger looking for a new
The Wagoneer family are surviving the Depression by picking cotton on their family farm in Oklahoma. During a terrible dust storm, Mrs. Wagoneer's rogue brother Red arrives in a convertible. Red is a country-western musician who has just been given the chance of a lifetime, an audition for the Grand Ole Opry. But there are some obstacles to his getting all the way to Nashville: He has no money, is a terrible driver, and has tuberculosis. The family's fourteen-year-old son Whit sees an opportunity of his own and offers to go with Uncle Red as his driver. His mother consents and uncle and nephew hit the road.
Garp is an aspiring novelist whose mother, Jenny is, an unmarried, unorthodox feminist. Garp succeeds in publishing his novel at the same time that his mother publishes her first feminist manifesto. Though successful and happily married to his college sweetheart, Helen, Garp still envies his fearles
Mitchell Gant, an American pilot, is smuggled into the Soviet Union to steal a new Russian supersonic fighting plane.
American activist John Reed travels to Russia to witness the revolution and its aftermath.
A writer, a waitress, a nun and other motorists land in a desperate Florida mayor's tourist trap.
A Texas boy learns about love the hard way at the local honky tonk.
Teenagers elope with the help of an aging pickpocket.
Film Production - Main (feature film)
When three stick-up men disguised as cops raid a mob pay-off meeting in Harlem, steal $300,000, and kill a handful of mobsters, they become the target of a mahunt involving a mafia boss bent on revenge, a rival group of Harlem gangsters, and two cops - an up-and-coming idealistic, black lieutenant and a middle-aged, racist white captain who must overcome their differences to solve the crime.
16-year-old Andy Morrison and Rosalind McCarthy have been friends since they were children living on the upper east side of Manhattan. Andy has always loved Rosalind, but somehow she never noticed. Now Rosalind comes home from her boarding school for a week and confides to Andy that she is pregnant by her mother''s boyfriend. Rosalind is desperate and Andy tries to help her find a man who can perform an abortion. Their search is hampered by bureaucracy, overly-crowded hospitals, her parents, and Andy''s upper-class prejudices, but as they work together, they come to understand each other better than they ever have before.
A playboy squanders his wealth and must seek out a new source to maintain his idle rich lifestyle, namely marrying a rich woman and ... murdering her.
When Trubee Pell comes back from fighting in Vietnam he returns to his father's ranch in the Pacific Northwest, bringing along two of his war-time friends Jimmy Pilgrim and Martin Flood to help out. Johnny is a little slow and Martin is a former sergeant who is a tense man. Things work out well on t
Small-town residents try to quit smoking for a cash reward.
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday deal with personal problems while preparing for the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
After ten years in prison, a thief tries to adjust to improved surveillance methods.
When a bookworm gets a prostitute evicted, she moves into his apartment.
Two black police detectives suspect a preacher''''s "Back to Africa" movement is a scam.
Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands fight nature, disease and their own passions.
Special Thanks (feature film)
In the late 13th century, Sir William Wallace leads the Scots in a revolt against King Edward I of England.
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