Search results for "Donald Pleasence"


The Great Escape (1963) RT 93% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Mar 1998

The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security "escape-proof" camp ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • Thriller • War
DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  James Garner  •  Richard Attenborough  •  James Donald

THX 1138 (1971) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Sep 2004

People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Robert Duvall  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Don Pedro Colley  •  Maggie McOmie

Arch of Triumph (1985) RT Audience 21%

DVD release: Jan 2005

Arch of Triumph is a 1985 British made-for-television film based on the novel Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque, which was previously adapted in 1948 for a film of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Lesley-Anne Down  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Frank Finlay

Cul-de-sac (1966) RT 85% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Aug 2011

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Françoise Dorléac  •  Lionel Stander  •  Iain Quarrier

Dien Bien Phu (1992)

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GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Pierre Schoendoerffer
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Patrick Catalifo  •  Jean-François Balmer  •  Ludmila Mikaël

Dracula (1979) RT 64% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Set in 1913 England, the bloodsucking, but handsome, charming and seductive, Count Dracula seeks an immortal bride.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Frank Langella  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Kate Nelligan

Escape from New York (1981) RT 85% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 2000

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Donald Pleasence

Eye of the Devil (1966) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Feb 2011

A French nobleman deserts his wife because of an ancient family secret.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Deborah Kerr  •  David Niven  •  Sharon Tate  •  David Hemmings

Fantastic Voyage (1966) RT 93% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Jun 2007

The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Stephen Boyd  •  Raquel Welch  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Donald Pleasence

Halloween (1978) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1997

In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Nancy Kyes  •  P. J. Soles




Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) RT 14% / Audience 39%

DVD release: Sep 2000

Presumed dead after a shoot-out with the Haddonfield police, Michael Myers is secretly nursed back to health -- and returns a year later to kill again and once more targets ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Dominique Othenin-Girard
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Danielle Harris  •  Ellie Cornell  •  Beau Starr

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) RT 29% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Aug 1998

The legend of that creepy masked-man, Michael Myers, comes to life once again in this fourth installment of the successful horror franchise. This time, it's Michael's niece, ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Dwight H. Little
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Ellie Cornell  •  Danielle Harris  •  George P. Wilbur

Halloween II (1981) RT 31% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Sep 1998

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rick Rosenthal
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Charles Cyphers  •  Jeffrey Kramer

Halloween 6 (1995)

Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Joe Chappelle
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Paul Rudd  •  Marianne Hagan  •  Mitchell Ryan

Il Mondo dell'orrore di Dario Argento (1985)

Documentary on horror/mystery film maker Dario Argento. Features an in-depth interview with Argento and covers his work from 1969 to 1985.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Michele Soavi
CAST:  Dario Argento  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Keith Emerson  •  Donald Pleasence

Oh, God! (1977) RT 72% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Jul 2002

When God appears to an assistant grocery manager as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  John Denver  •  George Burns  •  Teri Garr  •  Donald Pleasence

Prince of Darkness (1987) RT 58% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Lisa Blount  •  Victor Wong  •  Jameson Parker

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978) RT 15% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Aug 2003

A small town band makes it big, but loses track of their roots, as they get caught up into the big-time machinations of the music biz. Now, they must thwart a plot to destroy ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Barry Gibb  •  Robin Gibb  •  Maurice Gibb  •  Paul Nicholas

Shadows and Fog (1991) RT 50% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Jun 2001

With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kathy Bates  •  Mia Farrow  •  John Cusack

Soldier Blue (1970) RT 43% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Dec 2006

After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Peter Strauss  •  Donald Pleasence  •  John Anderson