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Cast (feature film)

1.
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Two Boston private-eyes risk everything to investigate a missing child in a territory of broken families, bitter cops and whacked out ex-cons.
2.
Instinct (1999) as Guard Dacks
Within the brilliant mind of primatologist Ethan Powell lies an ominous secret--a deep-seated mystery unsolved by his estranged family and the law enforcement officials who have tracked him down and jailed him for murders that occured in the jungles of Rawanda. Highly educated and sophisticated Powell's truth was derived from years of studying mountain gorillas--to the point where he was living among them in the wild, and accepted as one of their own. Now, held captive in a brutal prison for the criminally insane, Powell who has not spoken in years, is remanded to psychiatrist Theo Caulder. Caulder's unbridled ambition drives him to risk everything and put his life on the line in order to understand the actions of this headline-gripping madman. Eventually both men embark on an extraordinary journey fueled by their insatiable hunger for truth, regardless of the cost.
3.
Avalanche (1999) as Kemp
An explosion destroys an enormous oil refinery in the town of Point Hope, Alaska, triggering a deadly avalanche. The only survivor among a group of heli-skiers is Dr. Lia Freeman. Three years later, Lia returns to Point Hope, in her new capacity as Environmental Protection Officer. Her assignment is
4.
Day Lincoln Was Shot, The (1998) as Ulysses S Grant
Minute-by-minute account of the moments leading up to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, from the perspective of Lincoln and his murderer, John Wilkes Booth. On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln met with his cabinet and signed an executive order lifting the blockade of the South. That evening, he took wife Mary Todd Lincoln to see a new play, "Our American Cousin," at Ford's Theatre in downtown Washington. While watching the play, he was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Southern patriot. Also recreates Booth's dash for freedom and the showdown that ended in his death.
5.
For Which He Stands (1998) as District Attorney
A Las Vegas nightclub owner comes to the rescue of a woman being viciously attacked in his club.
6.
Meet the Deedles (1998) as Captain Douglas Pine
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.
7.
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (1997) as Peter Bryant
Movie based on Joan Ryan's book of the same title about a mother's experiences with the U.S. gymnastics establishment while her daughter was undergoing amateur training and competition. Depicts the compromising position in which some young athletes unwittingly find themselves in the name of competit
8.
Fast Money (1996)
A briefcase filled with $2.7 million in cash. A beautiful car thief. A straight-as-an-arrow journalist. It's a race to the border as everyone from the FBI, to the mob, to the cops are after them for the cash.
9.
Hidden Assassin (1995) as Alex Reed
A US marshall goes to Prague to track down the suspected assassin of a Cuban ambassador. He captures then falls in love with the woman and the two join forces to find the real killers before they strike again.
10.
In the Living Years (1994) as Mike
A young man discovers that his parents' divorce when he was a boy is negatively affecting not only his life, but his potential marriage to the woman he loves. He writes a very painful letter to his father in an attempt to resolve the estrangement between them, so that he can move forward with his li
11.
Little Big League (1994) as Mac Macnally
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.
12.
Trapped in Paradise (1994) as Ed Dawson
It's Christmas Eve, and Bill, Alvin and Dave Firpo have come from New York to the small town of Paradise for the score of the century. But their big city craftiness is no match for the innate goodness of the townsfolk, who may just kill the Firpos with kindness.
13.
Child's Cry For Help, A (1994) as Cal Warner
A doctor begins to suspect that the mother of an illness-plagued 8-year-old is the cause of his sickness.
14.
Dirty Work (1992) as Eddie
A bailbondsman steals counterfeit money from the mob and plants the money with his partner. When a hit squad comes after the innocent bailbondsman, he is forced to bring the partner who framed him to justice.
15.
I Want to Go Back Home (1989) as Harry Dempsey
An American cartoonist goes to Paris and and visits with his daughter who is there studying the writings of Flaubert with a great admirer of her father's work.
16.
Midnight Run (1988) as Marvin Dorfler
An ex-cop becomes a bounty hunter and tracks down an embezzler.
17.
She's Having A Baby (1988) as Ken
The trials and tribulations of a couple awaiting the arrival of their firstborn.
18.
Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987) as Cliff
Teenage tomboy Watts has always thought that Keith Nelson was her best friend. But when Keith asks out the popular Amanda, Watts realizes that she had deeper feelings for him. Amanda's wealthy ex-boyfriend Hardy has no feelings for her any more, but has no intention of allowing a working class boy like Keith to date her. However, his plans to cause problems for Keith fail when Keith turns the tables on him. In the process, Amanda decides that she prefers to be single and Keith realizes that he has deeper feelings for Watts.
19.
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) as John Taggart
Detroit cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is watching the news on TV when the reporter tells a story that Axel's friend, Beverly Hills police Captain Andrew Bogomil (Ronny Cox), has been shot. Axel heads out to Beverly Hills to visit Bogomil in the hospital, and is reunited with Bogomil's daughter Jan (Alice Adair). Axel is also reunited with Det. Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Sgt. John Taggart (John Ashton). Axel, Rosewood, and Taggart soon discover that the alphabet robberies are being masterminded by weapons kingpin Maxwell Dent (Jurgen Prochnow), and Dent had sent his fiancee Karla Fry (Brigitte Nielsen) to kill Bogomil because he had been after Dent.
20.
King Kong Lives (1986) as Colonel Nevitt
A giant ape, King Kong, which was shot and fell off the World Trade Center, appears to be alive, but is in coma for 10 years and desperately needs a blood transfusion in order to have an artificial heart implanted. Suddenly, in the rainforest, another gigantic ape is found - this time a female. She is brought to the USA, and the heart is successfully implanted. But then King Kong, having felt a female ape, breaks loose...
21.
Last Resort (1986) as Phil Corcoran
Against his wife's better judgement, George Lollar books the family vacation with Club Sand. They find themselves on a Caribbean island full of political unrest, staying in a hotel which is a singles pick-up location. George watches as his wife indulges in drugs, his daughter falls in love with a Fr
22.
Beverly Hills Cop (1984) as Sergeant Taggart
A New York police officer brings his "mean street" style tactics to Beverly Hills after one his close friends is murdered.
23.
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The: Across the 8th Dimension (1984) as Highway Patrolman
Genius scientist and adventurer Buckaroo Banzai does battle with some aliens that are unleashed after a high-speed car experiment opens another dimension.
24.
Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) as Otto Kemper
A writer, a waitress, a nun and other motorists land in a desperate Florida mayor's tourist trap.
25.
Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981) as Jake
In the second of TV's two movies on Elvis Presley, the story of his story romance with Memphis-born beauty queen Linda Thompson, after his marriage to Priscilla went on the rocks, is retold--from the viewpoint of Miss Thompson, who received billing as "program consultant." Elvis's songs are sung by
26.
Borderline (1980) as Charlie Monroe
Jeb Maynard is a border patrol agent who is working to prevent illegal aliens from entering the United States from Mexico. He is in pursuit of the "coyote" Hotchkiss, who smuggles people in for big money and with no regard for their safety. While working on the case, Jeb becomes attracted an illegal alien named Elena who was brought into the U.S. by Hotchkiss and agrees to lead Jeb to him. And as Jeb works with Elena, he becomes more and more sympathetic to her and her son who desperately desire a better life than the one they had in Mexico.
27.
This Man Stands Alone (1979) as 1st State Trooper
This dramatization of the true story of a black civil rights activist who, following Martin Luther King's assassination, goes home to a small southern town and runs for sheriff against a popular segregationist was "inspired" by events in the life of Sheriff Thomas E. Gilmore but was emasculated by s
28.
Breaking Away (1979) as Mike'S Brother
Recent midwestern high school graduate Dave is obsessed with bicycle racing. His dream is to compete in the Italian races someday and his immersion in all things Italian is driving his father crazy. Dave and his three best friends fight with the local college kids who look down on them for being "townies." When the Italian bicycle team comes to their town to race, Dave is disillusioned by their snobbery and the dirty tricks they use to win. So Dave drops his Italian identity and he and his friends enter the university's bike race and compete with their college student rivals.
30.
My Father's House (1975) as Sergeant
A drama about a heart attack patient, a busy, highly paid executive who reflects upon his happy childhood and the way he was brought up in a simpler age. Although playing father and son, Preston and Robertson, sharing star billing, never appear together in this film.
31.
Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann, The (1974)
Pamela Mann appears to be a bored housewife who cheats on her husband every day with different men. Her husband hires a private detective to follow her and film her affairs. But the detective and the men she cheats with do not know that Pamela and her husband enjoy watching the films every night tog
32.
Psychopath (1973) as Sergeant Matthews
The host of a children's TV show is really a psychopathic killer, and when he hears stories from the kids who watch his show about the abuse they get from their parents, he starts visiting the parents and murdering them.

Music (feature film)

33.
Pretty In Pink (1986) as Song ("Pretty In Pink")
A working-class girl falls for the richest boy in her high-school class.

Cast (special)

34.
Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour, The (1983) as Sheriff (Guest)
The story, set in California, follows the exploits of Tom Swift, a scientific genius, and his cousin, Linda Craig, a young detective. In the pilot episode, titled "The Treasure of Rancho del Sol," Tom and Linda team to rescue their grandfather from fortune hunters seeking a legendary treasure.
35.
Wilds of Ten Thousand Islands, The (1978) as Orville
The story of the Wilds, a contemporary family of animal behaviorists living and working in the wilderness wetlands of western Florida along the Gulf of Mexico, an area known as the Ten Thousand Islands.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

36.
Ultraviolet (2000) as Detective Sergeant Ferman ("Habeas Corpus")
Michael. a Detective Sergeant on a murder squad, is unwittingly sucked into a shadowy battle between humans and vampires when his best friend and partner on the squad, Jack, disappears suddenly. Michael is approached by Angie and Vaughan, two agents supposedly assigned to help in the investigation o
37.
Stephen King's The Tommyknockers (1993) as Butch
Based on the Stephen King book about the discovery of a mysterious object and the strange force it unleashes in a small Maine town.
38.
Love, Lies and Murder (1991) as Frank Carrothers
Based on a true 1985 murder case, a teenage girl is convicted in the shooting death of her stepmother. Despite her initial confession, she comes forward three years later with another version of the killing.
39.
I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989) as Del Stayner
A two-part miniseries based on the true story of Steven Stayner, a young boy abducted from his hometown in Merced, California, in 1972 and held hostage for seven years. When his captor brings another boy home, Steven manages to escape with him, but a second ordeal begins when he has to readjust to l
40.
Deliberate Stranger, The (1986) as Detective Roger Dunn
A two-part miniseries about Ted Bundy, a law student who was convicted and sentenced to death for three murders in Florida and who is suspected of killing over twenty-five women in at least six states. After escaping from prison while on trial for murder in Colorado, he becomes the focus of a nation

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

41.
Death in California, A (1985) as Detective Bob Swalwell
A Beverly Hills socialite embarks on a love/hate relationship with the psychopath who had murdered her fiance and then raped and terrorized her, eventually becoming involved in a bizarre trial. Joan Barthel's book, from which this two-part film evolved, was based on a notorious 1970s California case

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