Search results for "George Plimpton"


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Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2012) RT 96% / Audience 71%

DVD release: May 2014

Plimpton! tells the story of writer, editor, amateur sportsman and friend to many, George Plimpton. Using Plimpton’s own narration – along with thoughts and stories from ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Tom Bean  •  Luke Poling
CAST:  George Plimpton  •  Sarah Dudley Plimpton  •  Terry McDonell  •  Ken Burns

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) RT 97% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Apr 2001

An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Alec Guinness  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Jack Hawkins

Good Will Hunting (1997) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Robin Williams  •  Ben Affleck  •  Stellan Skarsgård

Factory Girl (2006) RT 19% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Jul 2007

In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick meets artist Andy Warhol. She joins Warhol's famous Factory and becomes his muse. Although she seems to have it all, Edie ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Sienna Miller  •  Guy Pearce  •  Hayden Christensen  •  Mena Suvari

Just Visiting (2001) RT 33% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Sep 2001

A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Jean-Marie Poiré
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Christina Applegate  •  Christian Clavier  •  Matt Ross

L.A. Story (1991)

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a "wacky weatherman" tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Victoria Tennant  •  Richard E. Grant

Little Man Tate (1991) RT 76% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Adam Hann-Byrd  •  Harry Connick, Jr.

Reds (1981) RT 94% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Oct 2006

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Warren Beatty  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Edward Herrmann

Rio Lobo (1970) RT 71% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2003

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Jorge Rivero  •  Jennifer O'Neill  •  Jack Elam

Volunteers (1985)

Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Meyer
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  John Candy  •  Rita Wilson  •  Tim Thomerson




When We Were Kings (1996) RT 98% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Sep 1999

It's 1974. Muhammad Ali is 32 and thought by many to be past his prime. George Foreman is ten years younger and the heavyweight champion of the world. Promoter Don King wants ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Leon Gast
CAST:  Muhammad Ali  •  George Foreman  •  Don King  •  James Brown

Just Cause (1995) RT 25% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Jun 1999

Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Arne Glimcher
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Blair Underwood  •  Kate Capshaw

A Fool and His Money (1989)

Sandra Bullock and Jonathan Penner star in this hilarious, sexy comedy. New York advertising executive Morris Codman (Penner) seems to have it all - lots of talent and a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Daniel Adams
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Jerzy Kosinski  •  Jonathan Penner  •  George Plimpton

The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Jan 2011

The files that escaped the shredder have become an incredible motion picture. From the Kennedys to Martin Luther King. From cab drivers to Congressmen. From housewives to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Larry Cohen
CAST:  Broderick Crawford  •  James Wainwright  •  Michael Parks  •  José Ferrer

Soul Power (2008) RT 84% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Soul Power is a 2008 documentary film about the Zaire 74 music festival in Kinshasa which accompanied the Rumble in the Jungle heavyweight boxing championship match between ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
CAST:  James Brown  •  Bill Withers  •  B.B. King  •  Muhammad Ali

The Detective (1968) RT Audience 45%

DVD release: May 2005

Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Gordon Douglas
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Lee Remick  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Ralph Meeker

The Queen (1968) RT 100% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 1995

Jack is 24, sometimes he's a drag queen named Sabrina. In 1967, as Sabrina, he's the mistress of ceremonies at a national drag queen contest in New York City. The camera goes ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Frank Simon
CAST:  Jim Dine  •  Jack Doroshow  •  Richard Finnochio  •  Bruce Jay Friedman

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)

A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010, featuring rare and never before ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary • History
DIRECTION:  Douglas Tirola
CAST:  John Belushi  •  John Candy  •  Chevy Chase  •  Bill Murray

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