Search results for "Roy Scheider"


Jaws 2 (1978) RT 52% / Audience 38%

DVD release: May 2001

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jeannot Szwarc
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Lorraine Gary  •  Murray Hamilton  •  Joseph Mascolo

2010 (1984)

A joint American-Soviet space expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn went happened to the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  John Lithgow  •  Helen Mirren  •  Bob Balaban

All That Jazz (1979)

Bob Fosse's semi-autobiographical film celebrates show business stripped of glitz or giddy illusions. Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is at the top of the heap, one of the most ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Bob Fosse
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Jessica Lange  •  Leland Palmer  •  Ann Reinking

Blue Thunder (1983) RT 84% / Audience 52%

DVD release: May 2001

Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Warren Oates  •  Candy Clark  •  Malcolm McDowell

Jaws (1975)

An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Robert Shaw  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Lorraine Gary

Klute (1971) RT 97% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Feb 2002

This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. ...  (more)

GENRES: Mystery
DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Charles Cioffi  •  Roy Scheider

Loving (1970) RT 93% / Audience 96%

Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  George Segal  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Sterling Hayden  •  Keenan Wynn

Naked Lunch (1991) RT 71% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 2003

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Judy Davis  •  Ian Holm  •  Julian Sands

RKO 281 (1999) RT 92% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Apr 2000

Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Benjamin Ross
CAST:  Liev Schreiber  •  James Cromwell  •  Melanie Griffith  •  John Malkovich

Sorcerer (1977) RT 80% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Nov 1998

Four exiled international criminals on the run hide out in a remote Nicaraguan village whose economy is dependent on an oil company. An oil well 200 miles away catches fire ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Bruno Cremer  •  Francisco Rabal  •  Amidou




The French Connection (1971)

Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Fernando Rey  •  Tony Lo Bianco  •  Marcel Bozzuffi

The Myth of Fingerprints (1997) RT 60% / Audience 56%

DVD release: May 2000

When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  Blythe Danner  •  James LeGros  •  Julianne Moore  •  Roy Scheider

The Punisher (2004) RT 29% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Sep 2004

FBI agent Frank Castle had it all: a loving family, a great life, and an adventurous job. But when all he held dear is taken away by a ruthless crime lord, Castle returns from ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Hensleigh
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  John Travolta  •  Will Patton  •  Samantha Mathis

The Rainmaker (1997) RT 82% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 1998

When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Danny DeVito  •  Danny Glover  •  Claire Danes

Somebody has to Shoot the Picture (1990) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: May 1991

Taut thriller about a photographer who races the clock to clear a man about to be executed.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Frank Pierson
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Arliss Howard  •  Andre Braugher

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Aug 2001

A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Ken Ogata  •  Gô Rijû  •  Masato Aizawa  •  Masayuki Shionoya

Romeo Is Bleeding (1993) RT 22% / Audience 62%

DVD release: Mar 2002

A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Lena Olin  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Juliette Lewis

Tiger Town (1983) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: Aug 1988

Alex believed in his baseball hero Billy Young. When Billy's performance struggled, Alex's friends began to doubt Alex; and Billy began to doubt himself. Alex wants to prove ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Alan Shapiro
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Justin Henry  •  Ron McLarty  •  Bethany Carpenter

The White Raven (1998) RT Audience 25%

DVD release: May 2005

A journalist gets pulled into an intrigue by his editor that involves a story that he received a Pulitzer for years before. It seems that the second largest diamond ever mined ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Stevens  •  Jakub Z. Rucinski
CAST:  Ron Silver  •  Joanna Pacuła  •  Roy Scheider  •  Hannes Jaenicke

Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) RT Audience 57%

Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Jerry Schatzberg
CAST:  Faye Dunaway  •  Barry Primus  •  Viveca Lindfors  •  Barry Morse