Search results for "Jon Gries"


Pickin' and Grinnin' (2010)

Two Brothers. One Dream. No Clue  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jon Gries
CAST:  Johnny Dowers  •  David E. Lane  •  Garret Mathany  •  Nicole Andrews

Taken (2008)

While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Pierre Morel
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Famke Janssen  •  Maggie Grace  •  Katie Cassidy

Kill Me Again (1989) RT Audience 47%

DVD release: Oct 2006

After Faye and her psychotic boyfriend, Vince, successfully rob a mob courier, Faye decides to abscond with the loot. She heads to Reno, where she hires feckless private ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Michael Madsen  •  Nick Dimitri

Men in Black (1997) RT 92% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Oct 1997

Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay and Jay, members of a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth. The two Men in Black ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Will Smith  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

Napoleon Dynamite (2004) RT 71% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2004

A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jared Hess
CAST:  Jon Heder  •  Aaron Ruell  •  Jon Gries  •  Efren Ramirez

Real Genius (1985) RT 75% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Gabriel Jarret  •  Michelle Meyrink  •  William Atherton

Running Scared (1986) RT 60% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Oct 2001

Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Gregory Hines  •  Billy Crystal  •  Steven Bauer  •  Darlanne Fluegel

Stick It (2006)

Haley is a naturally gifted athlete but, with her social behavior, the teen seems intent on squandering her abilities. After a final brush with the law, a judge sentences her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jessica Bendinger
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Missy Peregrym  •  Vanessa Lengies  •  Maddy Curley

The Astronaut Farmer (2006) RT 57% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Michael Polish
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jon Gries  •  Max Thieriot

The Grifters (1990) RT 90% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Jun 1998

A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  John Cusack  •  Annette Bening  •  Jan Munroe




The Rundown (2003) RT 71% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Mar 2004

When Travis, the mouthy son of a criminal, disappears in the Amazon in search of a treasured artifact, his father sends in Beck, who becomes Travis's rival for the affections ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Berg
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Seann William Scott  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Christopher Walken

Will Penny (1967) RT 83% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Will Penny, an aging cowpoke, takes a job on a ranch which requires him to ride the line of the property looking for trespassers or, worse, squatters. He finds that his cabin ...  (more)

GENRES: Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Tom Gries
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Ben Johnson  •  Donald Pleasence  •  Joan Hackett

Helter Skelter (1976) RT 100% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Apr 2004

The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tom Gries
CAST:  George DiCenzo  •  Steve Railsback  •  Nancy Wolfe  •  Marilyn Burns

The Monster Squad (1987) RT 53% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jul 2007

Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Fantasy • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Fred Dekker
CAST:  Andre Gower  •  Robby Kiger  •  Stephen Macht  •  Duncan Regehr

Fright Night II (1988)

After three years of therapy Charley Brewster, now a college student, is convinced that Jerry Dandridge was a serial killer posing as a vampire. But when Regine, a mysterious ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror
DIRECTION:  Tommy Lee Wallace
CAST:  Roddy McDowall  •  William Ragsdale  •  Traci Lind  •  Julie Carmen

Northfork (2003) RT 56% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Dec 2003

"We are all angels. It is what we do with our wings that separates us." In the next two days, the town of Northfork will cease to exist. The year is 1955 and Northfork is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Michael Polish
CAST:  James Woods  •  Nick Nolte  •  Claire Forlani  •  Daryl Hannah

Number One with a Bullet (1987) RT Audience 24%

DVD release: Feb 1993

Number One with a Bullet is a 1987 American police detective film directed by Jack Smight. A pair of detectives is assigned to investigate a murder, and discover a trail of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jack Smight
CAST:  Robert Carradine  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Valerie Bertinelli  •  Doris Roberts

Natural Selection (2011) RT 71% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Nov 2012

When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robbie Pickering
CAST:  Rachael Harris  •  Jon Gries  •  Matt O'Leary  •  John Diehl

Rainbow Drive (1990)

DVD release: Jan 1991

A Hollywood multiple murder is investigated by a homicide cop, despite high-placed efforts to cover up the crime.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bobby Roth
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Sela Ward  •  David Caruso  •  Tony Jay