Search results for "John Cassavetes"

A Child Is Waiting (1963) RT 91% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Nov 2015

Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of a state institution for mentally retarded children. Jean Hansen, a former music teacher anxious to give her life some meaning, joins the staff ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Steven Hill

A Woman Under the Influence (1974) RT 95% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Jun 1998

Mabel, a mother and wife, is on the brink of insanity as her blue-collar husband Nick attempts to understand her plight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Fred Draper  •  Lady Rowlands

Big Trouble (1986) RT Audience 27%

DVD release: Jul 2003

Leonard Hoffman is an insurance salesman struggling to make ends meet. The fact that he has triplet sons who all want to go to Yale isn't making things any easier. Blanche ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Peter Falk  •  Charles Durning

Gloria (1980) RT 95% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2003

A former gun-moll becomes the reluctant protector of a child her mobster cronies are trying to kill.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Julie Carmen  •  John Adames  •  Buck Henry

Opening Night (1977)

An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Cassavetes  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Joan Blondell

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) RT 77% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Apr 1999

A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Ben Gazzara  •  Timothy Carey  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Robert Phillips

Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) RT 83% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Depressed and jaded after being dumped by her married boyfriend, aging beauty Minnie Moore (Gena Rowlands) wonders if she'll ever find love. After shaggy-haired parking lot ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  Seymour Cassel  •  Val Avery  •  Timothy Carey

Husbands (1970) RT 71% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Aug 2009

A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Ben Gazzara  •  Peter Falk  •  John Cassavetes  •  Jenny Runacre

Faces (1968) RT 89% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 1999

An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Marley  •  Lynn Carlin  •  Seymour Cassel

Shadows (1959) RT 100% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Shadows is an improvisation inspired film about interracial relations during the Beat Generation years in New York City, and was written and directed by John Cassavetes. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Ben Carruthers  •  Lelia Goldoni  •  Hugh Hurd  •  Anthony Ray

Love Streams (1984) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Aug 2014

Two closely bound, emotionally wounded siblings reunite after years apart.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Cassavetes
CAST:  Gena Rowlands  •  John Cassavetes  •  Diahnne Abbott  •  Seymour Cassel

Tempest (1982) RT 71% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Mar 2007

A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful architect trades his marriage and career in for a spiritual exile on a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  John Cassavetes  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Vittorio Gassman

The Incubus (1982) RT 29% / Audience 20%

DVD release: Jan 2013

In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  John Hough
CAST:  John Cassavetes  •  John Ireland  •  Helen Hughes  •  Kerrie Keane

Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981) RT 80% / Audience 80%

DVD release: May 2007

Ken Harrison is an artist that lives to make sculptures. One day he is involved in a car accident, and is paralyzed from his neck down. All he can do is talk and move his head ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  John Cassavetes  •  Christine Lahti  •  Bob Balaban

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

Mikey and Nicky (1976) RT 85% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Dec 2004

Nick is desperate, holed up in a cheap hotel, suffering from an ulcer and convinced that a local mobster wants him killed. He calls Mikey, his friend since childhood, but when ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  John Cassavetes  •  Ned Beatty  •  Rose Arrick

Machine Gun McCain (1969) RT Audience 38%

DVD release: Aug 2010

After serving 12 years behind bars for armed robbery, tough guy Hank McCain finds himself the pawn of a ruthless mob runt's rebellion against a high level don. When McCain ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Foreign • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Giuliano Montaldo
CAST:  John Cassavetes  •  Britt Ekland  •  Peter Falk  •  Gabriele Ferzetti

The Dirty Dozen (1967) RT 91% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Classic World War II action drama about a group of 12 American military prisoners, who are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • War
DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Charles Bronson  •  Jim Brown

Devil's Angels (1967)

An exiled band of Hell's Angels strike a bargain with the Sheriff of a local town, let them stay and the town is safe. But a local girl strays into their lair and sparks off a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  Daniel Haller
CAST:  John Cassavetes  •  Beverly Adams  •  Mimsy Farmer  •  Maurice McEndree