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Cast (feature film)

1.
Lucky Stiff (2015)
A shoe salesman has to take his rich uncle's corpse around Monte Carlo for a final good time in order to inherit a fortune.
2.
Last Rites of Joe May, The (2011)
Sixty-something Chicagoan Joe May-a short-money hustler of Rolex knockoffs and bootleg DVDs-returns home from a hospital stay to find out that his apartment has been rented to single mother Jenny and her young daughter Angelina because everyone thought he was dead. Begrudgingly, Joe accepts Jenny's
3.
Knucklehead (2010)
Sports promoter Eddie Sullivan comes up short on his loan from a gangster. He then turns to sweet-natured, 7-foot, 440-pound orphan Walter to climb the wrestling ranks and bring in the big bucks.
4.
Purple Violets (2008)
Aspiring novelist Patti Petalson's chance encounter with her ex Brian turns her life upside down.
5.
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
For charismatic party guy Jack Fuller and buttoned-up commodities trader Joy McNally, a rowdy weekend coincidentally shared in Las Vegas should have ended up being little more than a random blur. That is, if these two vacationing New Yorkers didn't have a signed marriage license to shockingly remind them of the giant misstep they took while feeling no pain, Vegas-style. Not only did Jack and Joy tie the knot after tying one on, but later scored a mind-blowing three million bucks in a slot machine bonanza. Well, Jack won it with Joy's quarter. At the machine she'd already been playing. Or was it the other way around? And whose loot is it anyway? Therein lies the weird hand dealt this bickering duo who take their predicament back to Manhattan only to be sentenced by the intractable Judge Whopper to "six months hard marriage." Despite the hapless protests of Jack's best friend and legal counsel Steve "Hater" Hader, Whopper refuses to grant Jack and Joy an annulment, freezes the prize booty, and forces the irresponsible couple to prove they have done everything humanly possible to make their impromptu marriage work. Otherwise, the judge guarantees, the three million bucks will stay caught up in a legal battle so long and expensive no one but the lawyers will ever see a penny of it. Jack and Joy figure, "Fine, how hard can it be" and take the bait only to find themselves locked in a patience-testing, panties-twisting game of wild one-upmanship--may the best "pretend spouse" win. Can Jack and Joy survive their six months of "wedded bliss"--without killing each other first--and ultimately cash in for the big payoff? Or will the fiery sparks that ricochet between them actually ignite, turning a fake relationship into something astonishingly real?
6.
Bottle Shock (2008)
There are certain unforgettable moments in history when America has triumphed against long odds and proved itself to the world: Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon; the U.S. Men's Hockey team beating the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics. But one such moment has never received the recognition it
7.
National Lampoon's Bag Boy (2008)
A lowly grocery clerk goes from ''from bags to riches'' when he hits the road in an effort to win the international competitive bagging championships and the girl of his dreams.
9.
You Kill Me (2007)
Frank Falenczyk loves his job. He just happens to be the hit-man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. But Frank's got a drinking problem, and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Frank is
10.
Grand, The (2007)
Set around an international poker tournament. A middle-aged guy goes all-in to save his dead grandfather's hotel-casino from a real estate developer. His master plan is to win the world's most famous high stakes tournament, the Grand Championship of Poker.
11.
Paparazzi (2004) as Detective Burton
Paparazzi--they are chroniclers of Hollywood glitz and glamour, and key players in the public's insatiable appetite for information and photos about their favorite stars. They seem to never sleep, hunters who trail their prey--the show business elite--at all hours of the day and night. They are as
12.
Stealing Harvard (2002) as Mr Warner
Duff and Jason are best friends, but couldn't be more different. Duff is a confirmed under-achiever and a lifelong bad influence on John. John is a practical, hard working guy who only wants to marry his longtime girlfriend Elaine. Elaine and John have vowed to marry once they save $30,000 for the
13.
Big Trouble (2002) as Henry
The story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two lovestruck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad.
14.
Sidewalks of New York (2001) as Carpo
The romantic fates of seven New Yorkers interweave as their lives and loves ebb and flow to the pulsing rhythms of the city they share. Tommy is a "bridge-and-tunnel" guy who yearns for a stable relationship after his breakup with a longtime girlfriend. Tommy gets counseling from the macho Carpo, bu
15.
Reindeer Games (2000) as Jack Bangs
Just released from prison, all Rudy Duncan wants is to start a new life with Ashley, the girl of his dreams, whom he met through pen pal letters in prison. But between them and happiness stands her crazy brother, Gabriel, and his motley crue of deadly criminals who think Rudy has some inside information about a casino where he once had a job, a casino Gabriel and his short-fused posse plan to take down.
16.
Snatch (2000) as Avi
When a dizzying robbery takes place in the Orthodox Jewish diamond district, a flawless 86-carat gem, the size of an infant''s fist, is lifted in the snatch. Taking it to London, the diamond''s thief and courier, Franky Four Fingers arrives in the city as a stopover en route to New York to deliver the huge diamond to his bigwig crime boss, Avi. But because Franky can''t resist temptation and London is a town with its share of illegal trade, a small crowd of miscreants and malefactors eventually ends up chasing each other and the whereabouts of the diamond. These include: Doug the Head, a jeweler who pretends he''s Jewish because it''s good for business; Boris the Blade, a Russian gangster with a deserved reputation for being impossible to kill; Bullet Tooth Tony, a legendary hard guy and Brick Top, perhaps the scariest of the lot.
17.
Bad Seed (2000) as Dick
A man finds himself on the run for his life when he's falsely accused for the murder of his wife.
18.
Mod Squad, The (1999) as Captain Adam Greer
Three teens are co-opted by the police into becoming undercover agents instead of going to prison. Julie is a former vagrant and herion addict, Pete a rich kid gone wrong and Linc is a young arsonist. The police figure that with their street-cred the mod squad can get in places that more official co
20.
Out of Sight (1998) as Marshall Sisco
A female U.S. Marshal is taken hostage during a prison break and falls in love with one of her captors. After she escapes her captors, Karen joins the manhunt team. But she keeps running into the diverting Jack, who is engaged in a diamond heist, the infamous 'one last job'. Soon each one must consi
21.
Saving Private Ryan (1998) as Lieutenant Colonel Anderson
A special detachment fights through war-torn Europe to find a man whose brothers have all died in combat.
22.
That Old Feeling (1997) as Dan De Mora
A young woman is about to marry a very straight-laced rising young politician. Her long divorced parents (with their current spouces) attend the wedding and the old sparks begin to ignite between them.
23.
Eddie (1996) as Coach Bailey
Manhattan limousine driver Edwina "Eddie" Franklin lives and breathes basketball. Her world revolves around Madison Square Garden, home of her beloved, albeit in last place, New York Knicks. She knows all there is to know about the team. She knows the players. She knows the coaches. She knows every statistic in the book. But what she never could have imagined is that hitting a free throw during a half-time contest would completely change her life. After a one game stint as the team''s honorary coach, Eddie is offered the real head coaching post as part of a publicity stunt engineered by the new Knicks owner, Wild Bill Burgess, a high-profile businessman who would rather "sell the sizzle than the steak" and who sees, in Eddie, a headline-grabbing way to get people into the seats. What he doesn''t see is a genuine motivator who can touch, teach and win.
24.
Bonanza: Under Attack (1995) as Charley Siringo
Television movie based on the movie "Bonanza: The Return" (November 28, 1993 on NBC) and the "Bonanza" TV series (1959 to 1973 on NBC). The Ponderosa Ranch offers sanctuary to a once-notorious, now reformed outlaw Frank James, who is being relentlessly pursued by an unscrupulous Pinkerton detective.
25.
Get Shorty (1995) as Ray "Bones" Barboni
Chili Palmer is a Miami loanshark who's sent to Los Angeles to collect on a gambling debt from film producer Harry Zimm. Harry's luck may have changed though; Chili is a big movie fan--even of the B-movie screamers that Harry churns out. Instead of breaking Harry's legs, Chili figures--what the hell
26.
Out of Annie's Past (1995) as Charlie Ingle
The secret past of a successful career woman happily married to a well-known architect comes back to haunt her in the form of a desperate blackmailer who know she is the lead suspect in a 10-year-old murder case.
27.
Little Big League (1994) as George O'Farrell
Billy Heywood, a twelve-year-old baseball fan, has just inherited the Minnesota Twins from his grandfather. As the new owner and manager, the first since the days of the Philadelphia Athletics, it's up to Billy to pull the team out of its slump, negotiate with some very large egos and somehow get the Twins into the playoffs. Despite the pressure, Billy executes the smartest strategy in the majors--he convinces his players to have fun, and in the process, Billy is forced to rediscover his youth as well.
28.
One Woman's Courage (1994) as Craig Mckenna
A woman's life begins to fall apart after she witnesses a brutal crime.
29.
Corpse Had a Familiar Face, The (1994) as Harry
A tough crime reporter is forced to examine her own life as she investigates the disappearance of an 18-year-old girl. Inspired by the life and career of Edna Buchanan, Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami-based journalist.
30.
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993) as Nick Gazzara
A New York City police sergeant, whose hunger for sex and money prompts him to cheat on his wife and accept payoffs from the mob, meets his match when he becomes involved with the devious female scion of a Moscow crime family.
31.
Disappearance of Nora, The (1993) as Denton
A successful lawyer finds herself alone in the desert without any memory as to how she got there or who she is.
32.
Striking Distance (1993) as Nick Detillo
Tom Hardy is a maverick cop who''s not afraid to rock the boat in pursuit of a sadistic serial killer. Demoted to river patrol after suggesting the killer may be a fellow police officer, he initiates an unauthorized investigation.
33.
Another Stakeout (1993) as Brian O'Hara
In the sequel to the 1987 film, the main characters pose as a family for a stakeout.
34.
American Gangster, The (1992) as Narrator
The development and growth of the criminal gangster underworld is explored.
35.
Street Crimes (1992) as Brian O'Neal
After some cops urge young street kids to turn from drugs and crime to the neighborhood boxing rings, the local street lord begins to loose control of his illicit empire and begins a war on the good-intenioned police and the civilians they protect.
36.
Mac (1992) as Mr Stunder
Story about a man trying to realize his American Dream: to succeed at the work he cares about and to work with the people he loves.
37.
We're Talkin' Serious Money (1991) as Sal
Two hustlers are on the run from the Mob.
38.
Men of Respect (1990) as Bankie Como
Contemporary version of "Macbeth," set in the crime underworld of the South Bronx.
39.
Case of the Hillside Strangler, The (1989) as Angelo Buono
A movie, based on the non-fiction book "Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers," about the police investigation that led to the arrest and conviction of Kenneth Bianchi and his cousin, Angelo Buono, who murdered ten young women near Los Angeles between October 1977 and February 1978. The story is to
40.
Open Admissions (1988) as Pete Carlson
A television movie about a professor at an urban college who has difficulty coping with the results of the school's open admission policies, especially as regards one young student from the ghetto. Based on the original one-act play and the full-length Broadway version, both by Shirley Lauro.
41.
Midnight Run (1988) as Jimmy Serrano
An ex-cop becomes a bounty hunter and tracks down an embezzler.
42.
Six Against the Rock (1987) as Birdman Of Alcatraz
A movie based on the true story of six convicts who, in 1946, battled incredible odds and the U.S. Marines in the most desperate, daring escape ever attempted at Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay.
44.
Manhunter (1986) as Jack Crawford
Psychological thriller about a detective tracking a serial killer.
45.
Code of Silence (1985) as Dorato
A renegade Chicago cop makes up his own rules as he goes up against a gang war.
46.
Final Jeopardy (1985) as 2nd Policeman
A couple find themselves lost at night in a deserted section of a large city. In order to survive, they must match their wits against a street gang out to get them.
47.
Imposter, The (1984)
A con-artist charms his way into a job as school prinicipal to be near his ex-fiance and gets his former prison mate a position in charge of security when the school's mounting drug problem surfaces. Daytime soap star Anthony Geary plays the chameleon-like ex-con, and daytime soap producer Gloria Mo
48.
Hard Knox (1984)
In another pilot to a prospective series, Robert Conrad is an aging Marine Corps pilot who is grounded and, rather than become a desk jockey, agrees to take over the running of his old alma mater, a military school that has gone to seed. With his long-time aide, Red West (Conrad's real-life buddy an
49.
Through Naked Eyes (1983) as Patrolman
Musician David Soul, scanning the tower opposite his through binoculars from the living room of his plush Chicago lakeside complex, finds an alluring woman, Pam Dawber, watching him through a telescope, and soon the two discover that their voyeuristic game has been joined by someone else who is watc
50.
Thief (1981) as Carl
A safecracker tries to outrun the mob so he can retire.

Cast (special)

51.
NBC'S FUNNIEST OUT-TAKES (2003)
The funniest outtakes from NBC's news, entertainment and sports divisions including shows such as Ed, Scrubs, The In-Laws and Good Morning, Miami.
52.
Anatomy of a Scene: Sidewalks of New York (2001) as Interviewee
The program looks at the creative process as filmmaker Ed Burns, along with cast and crew, dissect the making of their film "Sidewalks of New York."
53.
1999 ALMA Awards, The (1999)
Coverage of the 1999 Alma Awards presentation from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. The Alma Awards celebrate the positive portrayal of Latino images in American film and television.
54.
Italian Passion For Life, The (1999) as Interviewee
55.
Werewolf Concerto (1992)
A hotel is wracked by a series of killings that can only be the work of a werewolf.
56.
Perfect Crimes (1991) as Armand Zaro ("Murder In Triplicate")
A pilot for an unsold CBS crime series. Two stories based on actual "perfect" crimes are recreated. In the first segment, a doctor agrees to use her expertise to pull off a murder so that she, the "victim" and his partner can collect the insurance money. In the second segment, a man devises a scheme
57.
Killing Floor, The (1984) as Harry Brennan
The story of a black slaughterhouse worker who was part of the pioneering attempt to unionize the often fractious Chicago meatpackers at the end of World War I. But the post-war recession only increased the racial tensions already simmering within the slaughterhouses and stockyards and culminated in

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

58.
Empire Falls (2005)
Miles Roby is the proprieter of the local diner, Empire Grill, where everyone gathers in the once prosperous mill town of Empire Falls. Divorced with a teenage daughter, Miles comes to a crossroads in his life where the past of this sleepy, New England town catches up with the present to make clear
59.
Bella Mafia (1997) as Don Roberto Luciano
Drama about family, loyalty, love and revenge based on the novel by Lynda La Plante. The world of Don Roberto and Graziella Luciano is turned upside down when their favorite son Michael is murdered. Michael's secret girlfriend Sophia is pregnant with his child, unbeknownst to the family. After she g
60.
Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (1992) as Mike Cerone
A miniseries examining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's struggle against Colombian drug cartels. Sequel to "Drug Wars: The Camarena Story."
61.
Cruel Doubt (1992) as Tom Brereton
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.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

62.
People Like Us (1990) as Elias Renthal
A miniseries chronicling the adventures of Gus Bailey, a journalist obsessed with avenging his daughter's murder. In his search for the truth, he gets caught in the world of New York's rich and powerful.
63.
Blind Faith (1990) as Kevin Kelly
A four-hour miniseries based on a true story. A leading citizen in the small New Jersey community of Toms River arranges for the murder of his wife. The persistence of an assistant prosecutor assigned to the case unnerves the man, whose sons are finally forced to accept the tragic reality of their f

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