Search results for "Brian De Palma"


Blow Out (1981) RT 90% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected ...  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Nancy Allen  •  John Lithgow  •  Dennis Franz

Carlito's Way (1993) RT 80% / Audience 91%

DVD release: May 1998

A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Sean Penn  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  John Leguizamo

Carrie (1976) RT 93% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Sep 1998

Carrie may be ostracized, but the shy teen has the ability to move objects with her mind. So when the high school "in crowd" torments her with a sick joke at the prom, she ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Piper Laurie  •  Amy Irving  •  William Katt

Casualties of War (1989) RT 84% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2001

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Sean Penn  •  Don Harvey  •  John C. Reilly

Dressed to Kill (1980) RT 84% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A mysterious, tall, blonde woman, wearing sunglasses murders one of a psychiatrist's patients, and now she's after the prostitute who witnessed it.  (more)

GENRES: Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Nancy Allen  •  Keith Gordon

Femme Fatale (2002) RT 48% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Mar 2003

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Rebecca Romijn  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Rie Rasmussen

Greetings (1968) RT 87% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Nov 2002

An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Jonathan Warden  •  Robert De Niro  •  Gerrit Graham

Hi, Mom! (1970) RT 73% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Dec 2004

Vietnam vet John Rubin returns to New York and rents a rundown flat in Greenwhich Village. It is in this flat that he begins to film, 'Peeping Tom' style, the people in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jennifer Salt  •  Allen Garfield  •  Charles Durning

Mission to Mars (2000)

When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Gary Sinise  •  Tim Robbins  •  Don Cheadle  •  Connie Nielsen

Mission: Impossible (1996) RT 63% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jan 1998

When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jon Voight  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  Henry Czerny




Obsession (1976) RT 81% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Jun 2001

New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Cliff Robertson  •  Geneviève Bujold  •  John Lithgow  •  Sylvia Kuumba Williams

Phantom of the Paradise (1974) RT 91% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Rock Opera version of Phantom Of The Opera with elements of Faust. Record producer Swan steals both the music and the girl (Phoenix) from composer Leach. Disfigured Leach ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Horror • Music • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  William Finley  •  Paul Williams  •  Jessica Harper  •  Gerrit Graham

Scarface (1983) RT 82% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 2003

After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Steven Bauer  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Sisters (1972)

Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Margot Kidder  •  Jennifer Salt  •  Charles Durning  •  William Finley

Snake Eyes (1998) RT 40% / Audience 35%

DVD release: Feb 1999

All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Gary Sinise  •  John Heard  •  Carla Gugino

The Black Dahlia (2006)

Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940's Los Angeles. When aspiring young actress Elizabeth Short (Mia ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Hilary Swank

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) RT 16% / Audience 27%

DVD release: Nov 2001

After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bruce Willis  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Kim Cattrall

The Fury (1978) RT 80% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Sep 2001

A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  John Cassavetes  •  Amy Irving  •  Carrie Snodgress

The Untouchables (1987) RT 80% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jan 2001

Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Sean Connery  •  Robert De Niro  •  Andy García

Body Double (1984) RT 77% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Mar 2001

After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Craig Wasson  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Gregg Henry  •  Deborah Shelton