Search results for "Melinda Dillon"


A Christmas Story (1983) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Sep 1999

The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Bob Clark
CAST:  Melinda Dillon  •  Darren McGavin  •  Peter Billingsley  •  Ian Petrella

Absence of Malice (1981) RT 86% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Mar 1998

A prosecutor leaks a false story that liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher is involved in the murder of a union head, and as newspaper reporter Megan Carter picks up the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Sally Field  •  Bob Balaban  •  Melinda Dillon

Adam & Steve (2006) RT 55% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Aug 2006

Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Craig Chester
CAST:  Malcolm Gets  •  Parker Posey  •  Chris Kattan  •  Craig Chester

Magnolia (1999) RT 84% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jul 2000

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  William H. Macy  •  John C. Reilly  •  Tom Cruise

Reign Over Me (2007) RT 64% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Oct 2007

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Mike Binder
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Don Cheadle  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  Liv Tyler

A Painted House (2003) RT Audience 64%

DVD release: Oct 2003

A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Alfonso Aráu
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Arija Bareikis  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Melinda Dillon

Cowboy Up (2002) RT Audience 91%

DVD release: Sep 2002

"Cowboy Up" is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, newcomer Ely Braxton (Marcus Thomas) is the ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Xavier Koller
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Marcus Thomas  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Melinda Dillon

How to Make an American Quilt (1995) RT 61% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Feb 1999

Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jocelyn Moorhouse
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Kate Nelligan

Judgment Day: The John List Story (1993)

The pious John List regularly goes to church and is respected by his neighbours. But one day the police finds his wife Helen and their three children slayed in their house - ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bobby Roth
CAST:  Robert Blake  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  David Caruso  •  Melinda Dillon

State of Emergency (1994) RT Audience 33%

DVD release: Apr 2007

Medical drama about a major hospital whose emergency room regularly faces an overload of patients. One of the doctors finds it necessary to adopt an unorthodox procedure to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Leslie Linka Glatter
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Lynn Whitfield  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Paul Dooley




The Prince of Tides (1991) RT 73% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Nov 2001

A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Barbra Streisand
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Blythe Danner  •  Kate Nelligan

Captain America (1990) RT 8% / Audience 16%

DVD release: Jul 1992

During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new supersoldier, "Captain America." Racing to Germany to sabotage the rockets of ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • War
DIRECTION:  Albert Pyun
CAST:  Matt Salinger  •  Ronny Cox  •  Scott Paulin  •  Ned Beatty

Nightbreaker (1989) RT Audience 50%

Dr. Alexander Brown (Martin Sheen) arrives in Las Vegas, awarded for his recent medical invention. An ex-G.I. tells Brown he was a test subject during the 1950's, exposed to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Markle
CAST:  Martin Sheen  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Lea Thompson  •  Melinda Dillon

Staying Together (1989) RT 80% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Apr 2005

After their father abruptly sells the beloved family-owned restaurant that has employed them for years, the charismatic McDermott boys - hot-tempered Brian (Quill), lovelorn ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Lee Grant
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Stockard Channing  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Jim Haynie

Harry and the Hendersons (1987) RT 44% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Apr 2007

Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they examine the "body" they find ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  William Dear
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Margaret Langrick  •  Joshua Rudoy

Songwriter (1984)

Doc Jenkins is a singer/songwriter who tries to leave his singer/songwriter roots to be a music "mogul", and gets tangled up in a bad publishing deal. He enlists a team of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Willie Nelson  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Rip Torn

Right of Way (1983) RT Audience 67%

Miniature Dwyer is named after her mother, who was making miniature doll houses when Minnie was born. Minnie, too, has built doll houses for years, and when she learns that ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  James Stewart  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Priscilla Morrill

Fallen Angel (1981) RT Audience 60%

Twelve year old Jennifer is unhappy with her widowed mom's relationship with a family friend. Feeling lonely, she readily accepts the friendship of an adult man named Howie ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Robert Michael Lewis
CAST:  Dana Hill  •  Richard Masur  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Ronny Cox

F.I.S.T (1978)

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Rod Steiger  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melinda Dillon

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) RT 96% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 2007

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  François Truffaut  •  Teri Garr  •  Melinda Dillon