Search results for "Fran Drescher"


Doctor Detroit (1983) RT 40% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Sep 2005

A shy but gentle man named Clifford Skridlow is a professor of comparative literature at the financially-strapped fictional Monroe College in Chicago. A chance encounter with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Howard Hesseman  •  Donna Dixon  •  Lydia Lei

Ragtime (1981) RT 90% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Nov 2004

A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Brad Dourif  •  Moses Gunn  •  Elizabeth McGovern

Saturday Night Fever (1977) RT 88% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Aug 2002

Tony Manero is a Brooklyn paint-store clerk who'd give anything to break out of his dead-end existence. In life, Tony is a peasant; on the disco dance floor, he's a king. As ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Karen Lynn Gorney  •  Barry Miller  •  Joseph Cali

Stranger in Our House (1978) RT Audience 34%

DVD release: Feb 2003

A country family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. Julia extends her influence over the family and those around them, fooling all ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Linda Blair  •  Lee Purcell  •  Jeremy Slate  •  Jeff McCracken

This Is Spinal Tap (1984) RT 95% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Jul 1998

"This Is Spinal Tap" shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Christopher Guest  •  Michael McKean  •  Harry Shearer  •  R.J. Parnell

UHF (1989) RT 63% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Jun 2002

The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jay Levey
CAST:  "Weird Al" Yankovic  •  Victoria Jackson  •  Michael Richards  •  David Bowe

Jack (1996) RT 17% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Aug 2004

Jack Powell suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Diane Lane  •  Brian Kerwin  •  Jennifer Lopez

The Beautician and the Beast (1997) RT 16% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Jun 2003

The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Fran Drescher  •  Michael Lerner  •  Ian McNeice

Santa's Slay (2005) RT Audience 43%

DVD release: Dec 2005

Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness. But when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  David Steiman
CAST:  Bill Goldberg  •  Douglas Smith  •  Emilie de Ravin  •  Robert Culp

The Hollywood Knights (1980) RT 20% / Audience 72%

DVD release: May 2000

Led by their comedic and pranking leader, Newbomb Turk, the Hollywood Knights car gang raise hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965. Everything from drag ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Floyd Mutrux
CAST:  Robert Wuhl  •  Tony Danza  •  Fran Drescher  •  Michelle Pfeiffer




The Big Picture (1989) RT 91% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Hollywood beckons for recent film school grad Nick Chapman, who is out to capitalize on the momentum from his national award-winning student film. Studio executive Allen Habel ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  J. T. Walsh  •  Teri Hatcher

Picking Up the Pieces (2000) RT Audience 31%

DVD release: May 2001

A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Aráu
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Sharon Stone  •  Alfonso Aráu  •  Brian Brophy

The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984)

DVD release: Aug 2005

After taking over a failing Miami hotel with her workaholic fiance, Elliot, Tracy thinks Monique Gabrielle has seduced her better half-to-be. She then tries to have an affair ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Harry Hurwitz
CAST:  Colleen Camp  •  Peter Scolari  •  Christopher Lee  •  Fran Drescher

Hotel Transylvania (2012) RT 45% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jan 2013

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Genndy Tartakovsky
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Steve Buscemi  •  David Spade  •  Kevin James

We're Talking Serious Money (1992)

A couple of bumbling con men go on the lam when they can't repay a loan from the mob.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  James Lemmo
CAST:  Dennis Farina  •  Leo Rossi  •  Fran Drescher  •  Lou Bonacki

Car 54, Where Are You? (1994) RT Audience 10%

DVD release: Dec 2003

Brash NYC policeman Officer Gunther Toody is partnered with stiff, by-the-book Officer Francis Muldoon to protect an important mafia witness prior to testifying against ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Bill Fishman
CAST:  John C. McGinley  •  David Johansen  •  Fran Drescher  •  Rosie O'Donnell

Cadillac Man (1990) RT 55% / Audience 32%

DVD release: Apr 2002

Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Tim Robbins  •  Pamela Reed  •  Fran Drescher

Gorp (1980) RT Audience 21%

DVD release: Jun 1987

Gorp is a delighfully silly send up of summer camp movies. It is set in a Catskills style resort for wealty Jewish kids. The main source of plot movement is from the following ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Joseph Ruben
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Fran Drescher  •  Michael Lembeck  •  Philip Casnoff

American Hot Wax (1978) RT Audience 88%

This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. Freed was a source of great ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Music
DIRECTION:  Floyd Mutrux
CAST:  Tim McIntire  •  Fran Drescher  •  Jay Leno  •  Laraine Newman