Search results for "John Frankenheimer"


Path to War (2002) RT Audience 71%

DVD release: Mar 2003

From director John Frankenheimer ('The Manchurian Candidate') comes this powerful drama of soaring ambition and shattered dreams that takes a provocative insider's look at the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Documentary • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Bruce McGill

The Hire: Ambush (2001)

While escorting an elderly man to an undisclosed location, The Driver is confronted by a van full of armed men and is warned that the old man has stolen a large amount of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Tomás Milián

Reindeer Games (2000)

After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Gary Sinise  •  Charlize Theron  •  Dennis Farina

Ronin (1998) RT 68% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 1999

A briefcase with undisclosed contents -- sought by Irish terrorists and the Russian mob -- makes its way into criminals' hands. An Irish liaison assembles a squad of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jean Reno  •  Natascha McElhone  •  Stellan Skarsgård

George Wallace (1997) RT Audience 65%

DVD release: Jan 2009

George Wallace is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Gary Sinise  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Clarence Williams III  •  William Sanderson

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) RT 22% / Audience 20%

DVD release: Aug 1997

A big-budget remake of the H.G. Wells story (previously filmed in 1977), The Island of Dr. Moreau follows a shipwrecked sailor (David Thewlis) who stumbles upon a mysterious ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer  •  Richard Stanley
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Val Kilmer  •  Fairuza Balk  •  David Thewlis

Andersonville (1996) RT Audience 81%

DVD release: Jun 2004

This lengthy docudrama records the harrowing conditions at the Confederacy's most notorious prisoner-of-war camp. The drama unfolds through the eyes of a company of Union ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Frederic Forrest  •  Jarrod Emick  •  Cliff DeYoung  •  William H. Macy

The Burning Season (1994) RT Audience 73%

Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Sônia Braga  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Carmen Argenziano

Against the Wall (1994) RT Audience 62%

DVD release: Oct 2006

Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Clarence Williams III  •  Frederic Forrest

The Fourth War (1990) RT 78% / Audience 35%

DVD release: Oct 1990

Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  Lara Harris  •  Harry Dean Stanton




Dead Bang (1989) RT 33% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Don Johnson  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  William Forsythe  •  Bob Balaban

The Challenge (1982) RT 60% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Feb 2016

Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Toshiro Mifune  •  Donna Kei Benz  •  Atsuo Nakamura

Prophecy (1979) RT 23% / Audience 37%

DVD release: Jan 2002

A Savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Talia Shire  •  Robert Foxworth  •  Armand Assante  •  Richard A. Dysart

French Connection II (1975)

"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marsailles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Fernando Rey  •  Bernard Fresson  •  Philippe Léotard

99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)

Uncle Frank Kelly calls on Harry Crown to help him in a gang war. The war becomes personal when Harry's new girlfriend is kidnapped by Uncle Frank's enemy, Big Eddie.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Bradford Dillman  •  Ann Turkel

The Iceman Cometh (1973) RT 88% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Apr 2003

Set in 1912, the entire film takes place inside a dive bar named The Last Chance Saloon, where its destitute patrons eagerly await the arrival of Hickey, who arrives annually ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Fredric March  •  Robert Ryan  •  Bradford Dillman

Story of a Love Story (1973)

DVD release: Feb 1990

Harry is a married writer who has an affair with a woman whose husband knows that she is unfaithful. As a result of his work, Harry has trouble distinguishing between fantasy ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Alan Bates  •  Dominique Sanda  •  Lea Massari  •  Michel Auclair

The Horsemen (1971) RT 40% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Dec 2003

In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Omar Sharif  •  Leigh Taylor-Young  •  Jack Palance  •  Peter Jeffrey

The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)

Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • War
DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  David Niven  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Alan Alda  •  Mickey Rooney