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Cast (feature film)

Real Macaw, The (2000) as Grandpa Ben Girdis
An eccentric old inventor is placed in a retirement home when his son discovers that the old man is deeply in debt and sells his house. The prospect of being separated from his 12-year-old grandson and his 140-year-old talking parrot is too much for the old man. But then something miraculous happens
Going Home (2000) as Charles Barton
A woman must choose between her successful career and caring for an aging father who can no longer care for himself. Katherine Barton is a successful book editor at a top New York publishing firm. She has a comfortable relationship with longtime boyfriend, Jack, and is happy with her life, until the
Magnolia (1999)
On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention they will weave and warp through each other''s lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax.
Beloved (1998)
Sethe is a woman of elemental grace and unspoken mystery. A figure of fierce determination, Sethe is a runaway slave struggling to carve out her own simple existence with her children in rural Ohio, 1873. Preventing her from achieving that, however, is the painful legacy of her former life, and the
Thousand Acres, A (1997)
Set on an Iowa farm in 1979, a dictatorial father decides to distribute his 1000 acre farm among his three daughters, which unearths family secrets both catastrophic and liberating.
Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story, The (1996)
A documentary on the life of Al Hirschfeld, the most famous, recognizable caricaturist of this century. Filmmaker Susan W. Dryfoos explores the 93-year old artist's life and career through a compilation of interviews with those who have been his subjects, insights from his late wife, Dolly Haas, pri
My Antonia (1995)
Adaptation of the novel by Willa Cather, set against the backdrop of 1890's Nebraska, about a bond that develops between a 15-year-old immigrant girl, whose impoverished family had recently settled a farm and a 14-year-old orphan who is sent to live with his grandparents following the loss of his pa
Journey (1995)
While attempting to deal with the departure of his mother, a young boy named Journey learns to appreciate and understand his grandparents.
Little Big League (1994)
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.
Paper, The (1994)
Workaholic New York City tabloid editor Henry Hackett loves the adrenaline rush his job gives him, but the long hours and lousy salary are starting to grate on his wife Martha. With the paper facing cutbacks and his wife pregnant, Hackett contemplates taking a more sedate job with a more respectable
Enemy Within (1994)
A officer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff uncovers a planned military coup of the U.S. government and has only one week to prevent the takeover.
Adventures of Huck Finn, The (1993)
Mark Twain's classic 19th century novel set on the Mississippi River.
Trial, The (1993) as Dr Huld
Set in Prague pre World War I, the life of a successful young banker collapses when he's arrested on unexplained criminal charges.
Philadelphia (1993) as Charles Wheeler
A lawyer sues his firm for firing him because he has AIDS.
Pillar Of Fire (1992)
A documentary chronicling the years preceding the establishment of Israel. Covering the years 1895-1948, the documentary includes archival footage and interviews with historians and witnesses.
Storyville (1992)
Story of a young idealistic lawyer running for Congress, who helps shed light on the corruption within his powerful Louisiana family dynasty.
Chernobyl: The Final Warning (1991) as Dr Armand Hammer
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the USSR interweaves the stories of a fireman at the nuclear power plant, his pregnant wife, the government officials whose policies helped and hindered rescue efforts and America''s Dr. Robert Gale, who led the international medical team that helped treat the survivors.
Perfect Tribute, The (1991) as Abraham Lincoln
A Southern boy's accidental meeting with Abraham Lincoln helps the disheartened president understand just how important his Gettysburg Address really is.
Quick Change (1990)
Three fed-up New Yorkers decide to rob a bank, but the getaway proves more eventful than they anticipated.
Dream a Little Dream (1989) as Coleman Ettinger
An elderly couple find themselves trapped in the bodies of two teenagers.
Reunion (1989)
At the end of his life, a German Jew who was sent to America as a boy, returns to Germany in an attempt to find his childhood friend.
Parenthood (1989)
An extended family''''s members struggle to forget their differences and come together.
Black Rainbow (1989)
A reporter begins investigating a traveling clairvoyant after she accurately foretells the circumstances of a violent murder.
Christmas Wife, The (1988) as John Tanner
An "HBO Showcase" presentation in which a lonely widower who seeks a companion for the holidays meets a shy, mysterious woman who brings with her a secret she ultimately must reveal.
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
An aspiring author, hurt and depressed over a painful separation from his girlfriend, embarks on a hedonistic and frantic journey through New York City''s nightlife sub-culture.
Inherit The Wind (1988)
An adaptation of the play based on the Scopes "monkey trial" of 1925, in which a high school teacher in Tennessee was prosecuted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. The leading characters of Matthew Harrison Brady and Henry Drummond are thinly veiled portraits of the actual attorneys in the c
Good Mother, The (1988) as Muth
A recently divorced woman faces problems when her attention becomes divided between her young daughter and a new man in her life.
Square Dance (1987) as Dillard
Norman Rockwell's Breaking Home Ties (1987) as Lloyd Welles
A Thanksgiving movie, inspired by a classic Norman Rockwell painting, about a family in the Southwest in the 1950s. The painting depicts a father and son sitting on the running board of an old truck awaiting the train that will take the boy off to college. The film dramatizes the subsequent events i
Laguna Heat (1987)
After his partner is killed, private detective Tom Shephard returns to his home in Laguna Beach, California, where he finds himself embroiled in a series of nightmarish murders that take him back to the past and some twisted family ties.
Johnny Bull (1986)
A movie developed at the National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, about a lighthearted Cockney girl who discovers that life in America is not one big Doris Day movie when she joins her young American husband in a distressed mining town during the 1950s, and encounters ho
America and Lewis Hine (1984) as Voice Of Lewis Hine
Sakharov (1984) as Andrei Sakharov
Russian nuclear physicist turned political dissident Andrei Sakharov, whose outspoken views on human rights oppression in his homeland brought him not only the Nobel Peace Prize, but also internal exile in the closed-to-foreigners city of Gorky, was the timely subject of this made-for-cable film. It
World of Tomorrow, The (1984) as 1939 Ny World'S Fair Visitor
Max Dugan Returns (1983) as Max Dugan
Max Dugan is an elderly ne'er-do-well whose tenuous mob connections have made him persona non grata with his daughter Norma McPhee. Struggling to raise her restless son Michael on her own, Norma is none too pleased when Max returns to the family fold with yet another portfolio of get-rich-quick sche
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Two boys find themselves in a tangled web when a strange carnival comes to town, accompanied by the eerie proprietor who claims to grant your every wish...for the price you are willing to pay.
Day After, The (1983)
The controversial, widely-viewed dramatization of a nuclear catastrophe causing the destruction of Lawrence, Kansas, home of America's strategic missile arsenal which has become the focus of a superpower confrontation. A grim picture of rural life before, during and after a nuclear blast, with a hug
Burden of Dreams (1982)
Director Werner Herzog combats bad weather, morale problems and a South American war to make his epic Fitzcarraldo.
Legend Of The Lone Ranger, The (1981)
Biography of John Reid, alias the Lone Ranger.
Caboblanco (1981)
Giff Hoyt runs a cafe in post-World War II Cabo Blanco, Peru. The town is filled with Nazis looking for refuge and their enemies. When a sea explorer is murdered, his death is declared an accident by the corrupt police department, but Giff is suspicious. Giff begins to think that a Nazi refugee name
Haywire (1980)
Author Brooke Hayward's best-seller about her parents, actress Margaret Sullavan and theatrical agent/producer Leland Hayward, as well as her vulnerable younger sister and troubled brother (who produced this film), was dramatized here to great acclaim, with Lee Remick receiving an Emmy Award nominat
F.D.R. -- The Last Year (1980) as Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Jason Robards, who was seen as Leland Hayward initially only the night before, starred as a dying Franklin Delano Roosevelt in this dramatization of Jim Bishop's book, and garnered an Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Actor. This production, taped rather than filmed, also brought a Supporting Act
Raise The Titanic (1980)
When the United States learns that the Titanic contains radioactive cargo that would be valuable in the manufacture of weapons, a group of experts is sent down to raise the sunken ship. While the team is working on the case, the Soviet Union hears about their efforts, and decides to send a group of
Melvin and Howard (1980)
One day in the early 1970s, Nevada milkman Melvin Dummar picks up an unkempt, bearded stranger, gives him a ride into town and a quarter. The chronically cash-strapped Dummar later discovers that the man he picked up was the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, who has died and left him $150 million
Hurricane (1979)
Christmas to Remember, A (1978) as Daniel Larson
An elderly farm couple take in their city-bred adolescent grandson for the holidays during the darkest days of the Depression, and the old man, embittered by the death of his only son in World War I, gradually opens his heart to the boy as both learn the importance of a giving relationship. Joanne W
Comes A Horseman (1978)
Rival ranchers battle over oil rights.
Julia (1977) as Dashiell Hammett
To help a childhood friend, playwright Lillian Hellman carries money for the resistance into Nazi territory.
All The President's Men (1976)
Two Washington Post reporters investigate the Watergate break-in that ended Nixon's presidency.
Mr. Sycamore (1974) as John Gwilt
A man who works as a postman and poet longs for peace, and inspired by a Greek legend, decides that he would rather be a tree. When he begins to stand in the backyard waiting for his transformation, his wife has him committed to a mental institution, but he later escapes.
A Boy and His Dog (1974) as Mr Craddock
While fighting to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a boy and his telepathic dog discover an underground society.
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
The legendary outlaw clashes with his former best friend, now the sheriff.
Johnny Got His Gun (1971) as Joe's father
A disfigured veteran struggles with memories of the past while trying to communicate.
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971) as Cesar Charron
A Parisian theater owner producing a Grand Guignol play discovers a string of murders on set.
Julius Caesar (1970) as Brutus
All star cast heads up this 1970 remake of the William Shakespeare classic tale of the betrayal of the the Roman senate against their emperor, the plotting and scheming that led up to the assassination of the title charecter, and all of Romes' fickleness towards the events.
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) as Cable Hogue
A prospector creates a thriving stagecoach stop at the site of a spring.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) as Gen. Walter C. Short
The Japanese take advantage of American blunders to launch a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
Fools (1970) as Matthew South
Once Upon a Time in the West (1969) as Cheyenne
A mail-order bride enlists an outlaw and a mystery man to help protect her land from a ruthless cattleman.
The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) as Raymond Paine
An Amish girl in turn-of-the-century New York gets mixed up in burlesque and accidentally invents the strip tease.
Isadora (1968) as Paris Singer
A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.
Divorce American Style (1967) as Nelson Downes
A bored couple drifts toward divorce, only to discover how hard the single life is.
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) as Al Capone
Il film racconta, come in una cronaca retrospettiva, la cruenta rivalità fra i due più grossi "sindacati" del crimine esistenti negli USA ai tempi del proibizionismo. Uno capeggiato da Al Capone, l'altro da Bugs Moran. In quegli anni ci fu una lunga serie di attentati e «liquidazioni» da entrambe le parti. Nel tentativo di indebolire Al Capone, Moran fa eliminare un suo potente amico della mafia, servendosi di un traditore. Questa fu la goccia che fece traboccare il vaso. Al Capone si vendicò facendo trucidare sette uomini che avevano partecipato all'omicidio, il 14 febbraio 1929 : la notte di San Valentino.
Hour of the Gun (1967) as Doc Holliday
Wyatt Earp tracks down the survivors of the Clanton Gang after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Any Wednesday (1966) as John Cleves
A young businessman catches his boss keeping a mistress in the company apartment.
A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) as Henry Drummond
A pioneer woman replaces her ailing husband in a poker game after he loses most of their money.
A Thousand Clowns (1965) as Murray Burns
A free-living New Yorker fights to maintain custody of his nephew.
Act One (1963) as George S. Kaufman
A poor Brooklyn boy joins forces with an experienced playwright to conquer Broadway.
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) as Jamie Tyrone
A young writer tries to find himself while his family falls apart.
Tender Is the Night (1962) as Dick Diver
A psychiatrist marries a wealthy patient and succumbs to the lure of easy living.
By Love Possessed (1961) as Julius Penrose
A woman''''s desperate search for love leads to an affair with her husband''''s law partner.
The Journey (1959) as Paul Kedes [also known as Henry Flemming]
A Communist officer falls hard for a married woman trying to escape from Hungary.

Cast (special)

Money & Power: The History of Business (2001)
Documentary that chronicles the origins of trade, banking, industry, commerce and power over the past 1000 years. The program traces the visionaries and their products and ideas that brought the revolution of change over the past millennium -- the transfer of money and power from church and crown t
They Drew Fire (2000)
In 1943, the War Department of the United States government selected a number of American artists to create a record of World War II in all its phases. The program features seven of those veteran artists and the works they created.
53rd Annual Tony Awards, The (1999)
Live coverage of the 53rd annual Tony Awards presentation from the Gershwin Theater in New York City.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1999)
Coverage of the 22nd annual Kennedy Center Honors. Comedian/pianist Victor Borge, actor Sean Connery, dancer/choreographer/teacher Judith Jamison, actor Jason Robards and singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder are recognized by the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for
U.S.S. Indianapolis: Tragedy at Sea (1998) as Narration
Documentary about the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the last American ship to be sunk in World War II, resulting in the loss of 500 men. Uses interviews with survivors, as well as archival footage.
Roots of Roe, The (1997)
Traces the history of contraception and abortion in America from colonial times to the present, from the first documented cases of abortion and the first statutes regulating reproduction to the landmark Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade.
Truman (1997)
Two-part documentary on the life of Harry S. Truman, President of the United States from 1945-1953.
TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (1996)
Biographical documentary examining the life of Theodore Roosevelt.
When Doctors Get Cancer (1994)
Documentary exploring the patient/physician relationship from the viewpoint of six physicians who have experienced cancer either personally or in their immediate families.
All Aboard! Riding the Rails of American Film (1993) as Host
Documentary examining the use of trains in Hollywood films. Makes use of film clips, historical footage and interviews.
Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron (1993)
Documentary on the life of film director Sam Peckinpah.
Lincoln (1992)
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.
When It Was a Game II (1992)
Sequel to "When It Was a Game," a documentary featuring rare baseball footage from 1934-1960 as well as readings of classic baseball literature and interviews with Hall of Famers, authors and sportswriters.
Tall Ship: High Sea Adventure (1992)
A documentary about square-rigged sailing ships. The program follows a ship's captain/teacher and a crew of teens from their introduction to sailing to their first harrowing assignment. Taped aboard the sailing ship "Danmark" on the Atlantic.
People's Palace: Secrets of the New York Public Library, The (1992)
A documentary about the New York Public Library, including the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and the Schomberg Center in Harlem.
Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1992)
A documentary focusing on radio pioneers Lee DeForest, Edwin Howard Armstrong and David Sarnoff.
When It Was a Game (1991)
A sports documentary featuring rare footage from baseball's "Golden Age," the 1930s to 1950s.
Pearl Harbor (1991) as Narration
Documentary examining the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Uses interviews, archival footage, home movies, propaganda films, feature movies and cartoons.
Helen Hayes: First Lady of the American Theatre (1991)
A documentary on the life and career of actress Helen Hayes. Friends and associates are interviewed and film clips of some of her performances are shown. Also includes an interview with Hayes. Airing as part of the PBS series, "American Masters."
Carnegie Hall at 100: A Place of Dreams (1991)
A special commemorating Carnegie Hall's 100th year. Includes archival footage of legendary performances and interviews with many of the artists who have played there.
World War II: A Personal Journey (1991)
A four-part special tracing the history of World War II by the use of film footage, stills and personal recollections.
Joseph Brodsky: A Maddening Space (1990) as Narration
A documentary profile of Soviet-emigre, Nobel prize-winning poet Joseph Brodsky. The program contains interviews, photographs and archival film footage.
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
A celebrity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dance and comedy. Features nearly 175 stars of stage, screen, sports, and fashion.
Thomas Hart Benton (1989)
A documentary tracing the life and career of American artist Thomas Hart Benton. The film uses archival material, interviews with the artist and those who knew him, as well as his paintings and murals.
Making of Gorillas in the Mist, The (1988)
A behind-the-scenes look at the production of the feature film "Gorillas in the Mist," a film about the life and death of anthropologist Dian Fossey.
42nd Annual Tony Awards, The (1988)
Live broadcast from the Minskoff Theatre in New York City of the 42nd annual presentation of the Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater. Scenes from works nominated in the Best Play category are enacted, including "A Walk in the Woods," "Joe Turner's Come and
Happy Birthday, Hollywood! (1987)
A gala celebration, benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Country House and Hospital, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in honor of the centennial of the founding of the town of Hollywood.
Unknown Soldier, The (1985)
The documentary presents the life stories of six American serviceman who died in action during World War II and whose bodies were never recovered or identified, and who were permanently listed as "Missing in Action." Their personal profiles are told through combat films of the battles in which they
Hughie (1984) as Erie
An adaptation of O'Neill's play about a down-and-out gambler whose very survival depends on his talent for telling tales and on the necessity of having someone there to listen -- in this case, the bored and lonely front desk clerk at the flea-bitten hotel where Erie resides.
Polar Bear Alert (1982)
This National Geographic documentary special focuses on the largest and most deadly carnivore on Earth, the polar bear. The animal is captured on film during its annual fall migration through the town of Churchill, Manitoba, in northern Canada.
Magic of David Copperfield, The (1981)
An hour of large-scale illusions featuring magician David Copperfield.
Addie and the King of Hearts (1976)
The fourth of four pilot films about the Mills family and their lives in a small town in Nebraska during the '40s. The story details thirteen-year-old Addie Mills' jealousy when she discovers that her widowed father is dating Irene Davis, the local beautician.
Easter Promise, The (1975)
The third of four pilot films about the Mills family and life in Nebraska during the '40s. The story focuses on Addie, the twelve-year-old daughter of widower James Mills, and her experiences with Constance Payne, a visiting actress who overcomes great difficulties thanks to Addie's caring and under
Thanksgiving Treasure, The (1973) as James Mills
The second of four pilot films about life in Nebraska during the '40s as seen through the experiences of the Mills family. The story follows Addie Mills, the eleven-year-old daughter of widower James Mills, as she attempts to befriend Mr. Rhenquist, a bitter old man who is an enemy of her father.
House Without A Christmas Tree, The (1972)
The first of four specials about the Mills, a family living in Nebraska during the '40s. The story of Addie Mills, a precocious tomboy; her stern, widowed father, James; and her compassionate grandmother. The story depicts Addie's attempts to convince her seemingly cold and unsentimental father that
Belle of 14th Street, The (1967) as Guest
The program recreates the music and comedy of vaudeville at the turn of the century.
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1964) as Abraham Lincoln
The story, spanning the years between 1830 and 1860, follows Abraham Lincoln from his backwoods law practice to the Presidency.
Patriots, The (1963)
The story, set in the 1790s, relates the clash between Thomas Jefferson -- a proponent of radical democracy, at least in his statements and writings if not in his actions -- and fellow revolutionary Alexander Hamilton -- a champion of a strong central government resembling the British monarchy -- an
Bat, The (1960) as Lieutenant Anderson
The story of Cornelia Van Gorder, a wealthy spinster, and her efforts to protect herself from "The Bat," a mysterious killer who is seeking a hidden fortune in her home. Based on the story by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood.
Doll's House, A (1959) as Dr Rank
The story of Nora Helmer, a childlike woman who one day recognizes that her husband treats her like an ornament, a "doll" for his house, and finds she has no choice but to leave him.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Heartwood (1998)
Inconvenient Woman, An (1991)
A two-part miniseries. The glamorous life of a Los Angeles financier and his wife comes apart when he arranges to make the murder of a friend appear to be a suicide. Meanwhile, the financier's mistress fears for her life because of her knowledge of the Los Angeles/Hollywood connection of extortion,
Last Frontier, The (1986) as Ed Stenning
A four-hour miniseries about a feisty American widow swept up in a bitter property feud and a stormy romance in the great outback of Australia. Kate Hannon, a working woman from Los Angeles with two teen-age children, marries an Australian widower with two daughters. She follows him to his Outback r
Atlanta Child Murders, The (1985)
A network cause-celebre on its initial showing because of presumed "liberties" taken with the facts, this five-hour, two-part docudrama was based on the highly charged Wayne Williams case in Atlanta, Georgia -- he was a self-styled black music promoter who was convicted in 1982 of the murder of two
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)
A lavish fictionalized retelling of the Watergate story (based on Watergate conspirator John Ehrlichman's novel) mixing political intrigue and personal drama and centering on the rise of a power-hungry American president and the men with whom he surrounds himself in order to keep his grip on his off

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Heidi (1993)
Long Hot Summer, The (1985) as Will Varner
A two-part miniseries about a young, ambitious drifter with a reputation for trouble who arrives in a small Southern town and has a profound effect on a wealthy tyrant and his rebellious family.

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