Search results for "Roger Spottiswoode"


Air America (1990)

Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Nancy Travis  •  Ken Jenkins

Shake Hands with the Devil (2004) RT 55% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jan 2011

Canadian Lt. General Romeo Dallaire was the military commander of the UN mission in Rwanda and this movie is personal and, all too true, story of his time there during the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Roy Dupuis  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  James Gallanders  •  Michel Mongeau

Ripley Under Ground (2005) RT Audience 34%

After his friend, a hot young artist, is killed, a resourceful American man living in London covers up the crime and tries to keep the friend's name alive in order to exploit ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Barry Pepper  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Jacinda Barrett  •  Tom Wilkinson

Ice Bound (2003)

It is during the final months of 1999 that 46-year-old physician Jerri Nielsen (Susan Sarandon) finds herself stranded at the Amundsen-South Pole Research Station along with a ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Aidan Devine  •  Cynthia Mace  •  Steve Cumyn

The Matthew Shepard Story (2002) RT Audience 77%

DVD release: Jun 2010

In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Stockard Channing  •  Shane Meier  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Kristen Thomson

The 6th Day (2000) RT 41% / Audience 32%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Michael Rooker

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) RT 57% / Audience 53%

DVD release: May 1998

A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now 007 must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Michelle Yeoh  •  Teri Hatcher

Hiroshima (1995) RT Audience 84%

DVD release: Nov 1999

Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese / Canadian film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode  •  Koreyoshi Kurahara
CAST:  Wesley Addy  •  Kenneth Welsh  •  Tatsuo Matsumura

Mesmer (1994) RT Audience 57%

DVD release: May 2000

A biography of the eighteenth century Viennese physician, Franz Anton Mesmer, who used unorthodox healing practices based on his theory of "animal magnetism."  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Alan Rickman  •  Amanda Ooms  •  Anna Thalbach  •  Simon McBurney

And the Band Played On (1993) RT 100% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jun 2001

The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Matthew Modine  •  Alan Alda  •  Patrick Bauchau  •  Anjelica Huston




Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) RT 4% / Audience 20%

DVD release: Jan 2004

A tough cop's (Sylvester Stallone) seemingly frail mother (Estelle Getty) comes to stay with him and progressively interferes in his life. She buys him an illegal MAC-10 ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Estelle Getty  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Roger Rees

Turner & Hooch (1989)

Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some "real" cases, not just misdemeanors. Then Amos Reed is murdered, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Family • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Mare Winningham  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Scott Paulin

Third Degree Burn (1989)

A down-and-out private eye (Treat Williams) gets too close to the wife (Virginia Madsen) of a rich man (Richard Masur) soon found dead.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Treat Williams  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Richard Masur  •  C. C. H. Pounder

Shoot to Kill (1988)

Sidney Poitier makes his long-overdue return to films in this 1988 thriller, playing an FBI agent on the trail of an elusive killer. Reluctantly teamed with tracker Tom ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Tom Berenger  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Clancy Brown

The Best of Times (1986) RT 33% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Feb 1999

A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Kurt Russell  •  Pamela Reed  •  Holly Palance

Under Fire (1983) RT 88% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Ed Harris  •  Gene Hackman  •  Joanna Cassidy

The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (1981)

A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains. Has Cooper succeeded in following a meticulous plan to ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Robert Duvall  •  Treat Williams  •  Kathryn Harrold  •  Ed Flanders

Terror Train (1980) RT 36% / Audience 39%

DVD release: Sep 2004

A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Ben Johnson  •  Hart Bochner  •  David Copperfield

Beyond Right and Wrong (2012)

A survivor of the Rwandan Genocide struggles to forgive the man who killed her children. A victim’s daughter strikes up an unusual friendship with the ex-IRA bomber who ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode  •  Lekha Singh
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