Search results for "William Friedkin"


Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1974)

The great director, William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer, Cruising, Rampage, Bug etc.) interviews another great director, Fritz Lang (M, Metropolis ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  William Friedkin  •  Fritz Lang

Blue Chips (1994) RT 37% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team aren't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary McDonnell  •  J. T. Walsh

Bug (2006)

A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Michael Shannon  •  Harry Connick, Jr.  •  Lynn Collins

Cruising (1980) RT 50% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Sep 2007

A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Richard Cox

Good Times (1967)

Sonny and Cher spoof many Hollywood classic movie scenes.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Western
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Sonny Bono  •  Cher  •  George Sanders  •  Norman Alden

Jade (1995) RT 14% / Audience 27%

DVD release: Feb 1999

Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Fransisco big noise and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Michael Biehn

Rules of Engagement (2000) RT 36% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Guy Pearce  •  Ben Kingsley

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 Exorcist (1973) RT 87% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 1998

12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jason Miller  •  Max von Sydow  •  Lee J. Cobb

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 Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. But ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Britt Ekland  •  Norman Wisdom  •  Forrest Tucker

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) RT 93% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Dec 2003

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  William Petersen  •  Willem Dafoe  •  John Pankow  •  Debra Feuer

The Boys in the Band (1970) RT 100% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Nov 2008

A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Leonard Frey  •  Frederick Combs  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Laurence Luckinbill

The Hunted (2003) RT 29% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Aug 2003

In the Pacific Northwest wilderness, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum (Benicio del Toro). In the wilderness of British Columbia, L.T. Bonham ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Leslie Stefanson

The Guardian (1990) RT 13% / Audience 31%

DVD release: Oct 1999

The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Jenny Seagrove  •  Dwier Brown  •  Carey Lowell  •  Brad Hall

Rampage (1987) RT 44% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Jun 1993

Rampage delves into the subject of legal insanity, so often the default defense in modern-time gruesome crime trials. Alex McArthur plays an outwardly normal guy who goes on ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Michael Biehn  •  Alex McArthur  •  Nicholas Campbell  •  Deborah Van Valkenburgh

The Brink's Job (1978) RT Audience 59%

After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Peter Boyle  •  Allen Garfield  •  Warren Oates

C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (1988)

William Friedkin, a product of television, returned to the small screen to direct the made-for-TV feature C.A.T. Squad. The titular acronym stands for Counter Assault Tactical ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Jack Youngblood  •  Steve James  •  Deborah Van Valkenburgh  •  Miguel Ferrer

Killer Joe (2011) RT 78% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Dec 2012

A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Emile Hirsch  •  Thomas Haden Church  •  Gina Gershon