Search results for "Peter Weir"


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Dead Poets Society (1989) RT 85% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Nov 1998

At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Robert Sean Leonard  •  Gale Hansen

The Way Back (2010) RT 75% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 2011

Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Colin Farrell  •  Dejan Angelov  •  Dragoș Bucur  •  Ed Harris

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) RT 85% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Apr 2004

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Russell Crowe  •  Paul Bettany  •  James D'Arcy  •  Billy Boyd

The Truman Show (1998) RT 94% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 1999

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Laura Linney  •  Noah Emmerich  •  Natascha McElhone

Fearless (1993) RT 86% / Audience 79%

DVD release: May 1999

After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Isabella Rossellini  •  Rosie Perez  •  Tom Hulce

Green Card (1990) RT 56% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré, a waiter from France ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Bebe Neuwirth  •  Gregg Edelman

The Mosquito Coast (1986) RT 75% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Helen Mirren  •  River Phoenix  •  Conrad Roberts

Witness (1985) RT 92% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Jun 1999

A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Kelly McGillis  •  Josef Sommer  •  Lukas Haas

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) RT 89% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Aug 1997

Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Linda Hunt  •  Michael Murphy

Gallipoli (1981)

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Mark Lee  •  Bill Kerr  •  Gerda Nicolson




The Last Wave (1977) RT 87% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Nov 2001

White Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of aborigines charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Richard Chamberlain  •  Olivia Hamnett  •  David Gulpilil  •  Frederick Parslow

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) RT 94% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Oct 1998

On Saint Valentine's Day in 1900, the female students at a private Australian school are given permission by their stern headmistress to travel to an ancient volcanic ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Vivean Gray  •  Helen Morse  •  Kirsty Child  •  Jacki Weaver

The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) RT 56% / Audience 33%

DVD release: May 2004

After the death of his brother on the road, unemployed and unstable drifter Arthur Waldo stays for a while in the rural Australian town of Paris as the guest of the mayor, who ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  John Meillon  •  Terry Camilleri  •  Kevin Miles  •  Max Gillies

Homesdale (1971)

Several people gather at the Homesdale Hunting Lodge including butcher/rock singer Mr Kevin, war veteran Mr Vaughan, an octogenarian Mr Levy. All are tormented by Homesdale's ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Geoff Malone  •  Grahame Bond  •  Kate Fitzpatrick  •  Doreen Warburton

Incredible Floridas (1972)

This short film documents Australian composer Richard Meale’s homage to the young French poet, Arthur Rimbaud. Meale composed a music piece for woodwind, percussion and ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Peter Weir

The Plumber (1979)

At first simply grating, the presence of a hard-edged, macho plumber who damages more than he repairs and returns day after day soon turns menacing for the intellectual wife ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Judy Morris  •  Ivar Kants  •  Robert Coleby  •  Candy Raymond

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