Search results for "Robert Benton"


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The Human Stain (2003) RT 43% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Ed Harris  •  Gary Sinise

Twilight (1998) RT 59% / Audience 29%

DVD release: Oct 1998

A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Gene Hackman  •  Reese Witherspoon

Nobody's Fool (1994) RT 91% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Bruce Willis  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Jessica Tandy

Billy Bathgate (1991) RT 47% / Audience 29%

DVD release: Oct 2002

In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Loren Dean  •  Bruce Willis

Places in the Heart (1984) RT 96% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Oct 2001

In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Lindsay Crouse  •  John Malkovich  •  Danny Glover

The Late Show (1977) RT 100% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2004

Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Art Carney  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Bill Macy  •  Eugene Roche

Bad Company (1972) RT 91% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Jeff Bridges stars as young con man named Jake Rumsey in this highly original Western. After Drew Dixon (Barry Brown), an upright young man, is sent west by his religious ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Barry Brown  •  David Huddleston  •  Jerry Houser

Wanderlust (2006) RT 50% / Audience 0%

DVD release: May 2005

"Wanderlust", the interesting documentary Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini directed, is one of the best things about the role of road movies in our culture. This most ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary • Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  Shari Springer Berman  •  Robert Pulcini
CAST:  Allison Anders  •  Jeanine Basinger  •  Robert Benton  •  Karen Black

Death Valley (1946)

A dance hall girl is murdered and her body robbed of a quantity of gold obtained illegally. The killer flees into Death Valley and encounters the rightful owner of the gold ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Robert Lowery  •  Helen Gilbert  •  Nat Pendleton  •  Sterling Holloway

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