Search results for "Richard Benjamin"


City Heat (1984) RT 21% / Audience 24%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Jane Alexander  •  Madeline Kahn

Little Nikita (1988) RT 55% / Audience 45%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  River Phoenix  •  Richard Jenkins  •  Caroline Kava

Made in America (1993) RT 29% / Audience 30%

DVD release: Oct 1998

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Ted Danson  •  Nia Long  •  Will Smith

Mrs. Winterbourne (1996) RT 7% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Feb 2002

Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant her boyfriend has kicked her out. She accidentaly ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Ricki Lake  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Jane Krakowski

My Favorite Year (1982) RT 100% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Jul 2002

Benjy Stone is the junior writer on the top rated variety/comedy show, in the mid 50s (the early years). Alan Swann, an Erol Flynn type actor with a drinking problem is to be ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Mark Linn-Baker  •  Jessica Harper  •  Joseph Bologna

Racing with the Moon (1984) RT 60% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Henry and Nicky are small town pals from blue collar families with only a short time before they ship off to World War II. Henry begins romancing new-to-town Caddie Winger, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  John Karlen

The Money Pit (1986) RT 47% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Feb 2003

After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buys what looks like the home of their dreams – only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Shelley Long  •  Alexander Godunov  •  Maureen Stapleton

My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) RT 19% / Audience 30%

DVD release: Apr 1998

Trying to rescue her home planet from destruction, a gorgeous extraterrestrial named Celeste arrives on Earth and begins her scientific research. She woos quirky scientist Dr. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Kim Basinger  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Alyson Hannigan

Mermaids (1990) RT 73% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Feb 2001

Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Cher  •  Winona Ryder  •  Christina Ricci  •  Bob Hoskins

The Pentagon Wars (1998) RT Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2005

From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Cary Elwes  •  Viola Davis  •  John C. McGinley




Milk Money (1994) RT 8% / Audience 37%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Three young boys pool their money and pay V, a kindhearted prostitute, to strip for them. Afterward, she drives them home to the suburbs -- but then her car breaks down. It's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Ed Harris  •  Michael Patrick Carter  •  Malcolm McDowell

Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2001) RT Audience 67%

Inspired by Neil Simon's early career experience as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows, the play focuses on Sid Caesar/Jackie Gleason-like Max Prince, the star of a weekly ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Nathan Lane  •  Mark Linn-Baker  •  Mark Linn-Baker  •  Saul Rubinek

The Goodbye Girl (2004) RT 88% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Patricia Heaton  •  Hallie Eisenberg  •  Lynda Boyd

A Little Thing Called Murder (2006) RT Audience 36%

Fast forgery without mistakes. Shoplifting under pressure. Effective body disposal. The ability to multitask various felonies. These are just a few of the "talents" that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Judy Davis  •  Jonathan Jackson  •  Chelcie Ross  •  Cynthia Stevenson

Downtown (1990) RT Audience 30%

DVD release: Jan 2005

Officer Alex Kearney patrols an upscale neighborhood in Philadelphia, where he pulls over a well-connected white collar executive who promises to get even with the policeman. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Anthony Edwards  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Joe Pantoliano

The Shrink Is In (2001) RT Audience 46%

DVD release: Feb 2004

A young woman impersonates a shrink to win over her Prince Charming.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Courteney Cox  •  David Arquette  •  David James Elliott  •  Carol Kane

Marci X (2003) RT 9% / Audience 28%

DVD release: Jan 2004

A Jewish-American Princess is forced to take control of a hard-core hip-hop record label and tries to rein the one of the label's most controversial rappers.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Lisa Kudrow  •  Damon Wayans  •  Richard Benjamin  •  Jane Krakowski

Catch-22 (1970) RT 85% / Audience 76%

DVD release: May 2001

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Martin Balsam  •  Richard Benjamin  •  Art Garfunkel