Search results for "William Atherton"


Die Hard (1988) RT 92% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Mar 1999

NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Alan Rickman  •  Reginald VelJohnson  •  Bonnie Bedelia

Die Hard 2 (1990) RT 69% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Mar 1999

John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  William Sadler  •  Franco Nero

Ghostbusters (1984) RT 73% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Oct 2016

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Harold Ramis

Into the Sun (2005) RT Audience 26%

DVD release: Feb 2005

After the assassination of Tokyo's Governor by Yakuza members, the CIA bureau chief (William Atherton) for Tokyo puts out a call to an agent (Steven Seagal) that had been ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Mink
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Matthew Davis  •  Takao Osawa  •  William Atherton

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) RT 83% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Feb 2000

An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Brent Spiner  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Obba Babatunde

Race to Space (2001) RT 67% / Audience 37%

DVD release: Aug 2002

In the 1960s a young woman works at NASA as an animal trainer responsible for the chimpanzee who will go into space.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Sean McNamara
CAST:  Alex D. Linz  •  William Atherton  •  James Woods  •  Annabeth Gish

Real Genius (1985) RT 75% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Gabriel Jarret  •  Michelle Meyrink  •  William Atherton

The Crow: Salvation (2000)

Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of killing. Alex follows the crow into the police department's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bharat Nalluri
CAST:  Eric Mabius  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  William Atherton  •  Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

The Hindenburg (1975) RT 40% / Audience 37%

DVD release: Oct 1998

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Anne Bancroft  •  William Atherton  •  Roy Thinnes

The Last Samurai (2003) RT 66% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2004

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare -- in this lush epic set in the 1870s, which finds Algren learning to respect ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Ken Watanabe  •  William Atherton  •  Chad Lindberg




The Pelican Brief (1993) RT 52% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Aug 1997

Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Denzel Washington  •  Sam Shepard  •  William Atherton

The Sugarland Express (1974) RT 91% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Aug 2004

Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  William Atherton  •  Ben Johnson  •  Louise Latham

Hoodlum (1997) RT 43% / Audience 66%

DVD release: May 2001

In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Tim Roth  •  Vanessa Williams  •  Andy García

Bio-Dome (1996) RT 5% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Apr 2002

Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends couldn't ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jason Bloom
CAST:  Pauly Shore  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Joey Lauren Adams  •  Teresa Hill

Oscar (1991) RT 13% / Audience 62%

DVD release: May 2003

Angelo "Snaps" Provolone made his dying father a promise on his deathbed: he would leave the world of crime and become an honest businessman. Despite having no experience in ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Family • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Ornella Muti  •  Don Ameche  •  Peter Riegert

No Mercy (1986) RT 21% / Audience 29%

DVD release: Mar 2001

An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Pearce
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Kim Basinger  •  Jeroen Krabbé  •  George Dzundza

Independence (1976)

John Huston directs this film giving relevance and life to the hallowed buildings and ground making up Independence National Historical Park. Through vignettes, the people and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  William Atherton  •  John Favorite  •  Pat Hingle  •  Ken Howard

Burning Down the House (2001)

DVD release: Dec 2003

A down-on-his-luck film director sets fire to his home so he can collect the insurance money and fund his new movie. But crime apparently does pay, because once the rumor mill ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Philippe Mora
CAST:  John Savage  •  James Wilder  •  Joanne Baron  •  David Keith

Broken Trust (1995)

DVD release: Oct 1993

Sophie Anderson is the lead attorney on an intellectual property case against a corrupt pharmaceutical company. When her mentor and boss is kidnapped, she becomes a pawn in an ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Geoffrey Sax
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  William Atherton  •  Charles Haid

The House of Mirth (1981) RT 81% / Audience 72%

DVD release: May 2001

Lily Bart, a well-born, but penniless woman of the high society of New York City, who was raised and educated to become wife to a rich man. As an unmarried woman with gambling ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Adrian Hall
CAST:  William Atherton  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Lois Smith  •  Elizabeth Franz