Search results for "Scatman Crothers"

The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) RT 100% / Audience 77%

DVD release: May 2002

Natty Gann (played by Meredith Salenger) is a twelve year old Depression era girl whose single-parent father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure
DIRECTION:  Jeremy Kagan
CAST:  Meredith Salenger  •  John Cusack  •  Jed  •  Ray Wise

Two of a Kind (1983)

DVD release: Jun 2004

God throws his hands up at the foolishness of humanity and orders the race destroyed. A trio of bleeding-heart angels strike a deal with him: if they can find just two good ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Olivia Newton-John  •  Charles Durning  •  Oliver Reed

Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) RT Audience 67%

Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone' for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg  •  John Landis  •  Joe Dante  •  George Miller
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Vic Morrow  •  John Larroquette  •  John Lithgow

Zapped! (1982) RT 7% / Audience 40%

DVD release: Feb 2008

Peyton and Barney are fun loving high school students working on a science project with white mice. When one of the mice begins to move food toward itself with out touching it ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Robert J. Rosenthal
CAST:  Scott Baio  •  Willie Aames  •  Robert Mandan  •  Felice Schachter

Deadly Eyes (1982)

Corn grain contaminated with steroids produces large rats the size of small dogs who begin feeding on the residents of Toronto. Paul, a college basketball coach, teams up with ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Robert Clouse
CAST:  Sam Groom  •  Sara Botsford  •  Scatman Crothers  •  Cec Linder

Bronco Billy (1980) RT 82% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Aug 2000

An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Sondra Locke  •  Geoffrey Lewis  •  Scatman Crothers

The Shining (1980) RT 88% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 1999

Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stanley Kubrick
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Shelley Duvall  •  Danny Lloyd  •  Scatman Crothers

Making 'The Shining' (1980)

Directed and Edited by Vivian Kubrick, Stanley Kubrick's daughter, this film offers a look behind the scenes during the making of The Shining.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Vivian Kubrick
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Stanley Kubrick  •  Danny Lloyd  •  Scatman Crothers

Scavenger Hunt (1979) RT Audience 75%

Old Mr. Parker has made millions inventing and selling games. At the beginning of the movie, he dies and his relatives gather for the reading of the will. However, Old Mr. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Michael Schultz
CAST:  Richard Benjamin  •  Cleavon Little  •  James Coco  •  Scatman Crothers

Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1979) RT Audience 85%

DVD release: May 2014

Banjo is a curious and rebellious kitten who is always getting into trouble. When he decides to jump off a roof of a chicken coup to see if he can land on his feet, he is ...  (more)

CAST:  Scatman Crothers  •  Sparky Marcus  •  Beah Richards

The Cheap Detective (1978) RT 50% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Nov 2001

Spoofing the entire 1940s detective genre, and his own performances as a bumbling private detective, Peter Falk plays Lou Pekinpaugh, a San Francisco private detective accused ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Ann-Margret  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Sid Caesar

Mean Dog Blues (1978)

Former TV documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart tries to inject an acceptable degree of verisimilitude in Mean Dog Blues. A victim of circumstance, country and western musician ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Stuart
CAST:  Gregg Henry  •  Kay Lenz  •  Scatman Crothers  •  Tina Louise

Silver Streak (1976) RT 88% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Dec 2004

A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Richard Pryor  •  Patrick McGoohan

The Shootist (1976) RT 93% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Jul 2001

Afflicted with a terminal illness John Bernard Brooks, the last of the legendary gunfighters, quietly returns to Carson City for medical attention from his old friend Dr. ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Ron Howard  •  James Stewart

Stay Hungry (1976) RT 75% / Audience 40%

DVD release: May 2004

Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines. The story centers on a young Birmingham, Alabama, scion, played by ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Sally Field  •  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  R. G. Armstrong

Chesty Anderson, USN (1976)

It's a tidal wave of laughs When "CHESTY" puts her deadly weapons into action!  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Ed Forsyth
CAST:  Shari Eubank  •  Scatman Crothers  •  Dorrie Thomson  •  Rosanne Katon

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) RT 95% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Dec 1997

While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miloš Forman
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Louise Fletcher  •  Danny DeVito  •  William Redfield

Coonskin (1975) RT Audience 81%

DVD release: Mar 2012

A multi-layered satire of race relations in America. Live-action sequences of a prison break bracket the animated story of Brother Rabbit, Brother Bear, and Preacher Fox, who ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Ralph Bakshi
CAST:  Barry White  •  Charles Gordone  •  Scatman Crothers  •  Philip Michael Thomas

The Fortune (1975) RT 20% / Audience 36%

DVD release: May 1998

Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them . Not even murder.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Romance
DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Stockard Channing  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Warren Beatty  •  Ian Wolfe

Friday Foster (1975) RT Audience 41%

DVD release: Dec 2001

Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Arthur Marks
CAST:  Pam Grier  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Godfrey Cambridge  •  Thalmus Rasulala