Kristy McNichol

​Christina Ann "Kristy" McNichol (born September 11, 1962) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Leticia “Buddy” Lawrence on the television drama series Family and as Barbara Weston on the sitcom Empty Nest. She is also the sister of former child actor Jimmy McNichol. McNichol retired from acting when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1992. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kristy McNichol, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Little Darlings (1980)

Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald F. Maxwell
CAST:  Tatum O'Neal  •  Kristy McNichol  •  Armand Assante  •  Matt Dillon

Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald F. Maxwell
CAST:  Tatum O'Neal  •  Kristy McNichol  •  Armand Assante  •  Matt Dillon

Only When I Laugh (1981)

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Marsha Mason  •  Kristy McNichol  •  James Coco  •  Joan Hackett

A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the demands of all around her with humor and insight, while staying off the booze.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Marsha Mason  •  Kristy McNichol  •  James Coco  •  Joan Hackett

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)

An aspiring country singer and his feisty younger sister/manager struggle to reach their dreams of Nashville stardom-as long as she can keep her brother out of trouble with the ladies and the law-in this drama "inspired by," but not really connected to, the hit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald F. Maxwell
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Mark Hamill  •  Don Stroud

An aspiring country singer and his feisty younger sister/manager struggle to reach their dreams of Nashville stardom-as long as she can keep her brother out of trouble with the ladies and the law-in this drama "inspired by," but not really connected to, the hit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald F. Maxwell
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Mark Hamill  •  Don Stroud

The Pirate Movie (1982)

A comedy/musical utilizing both new songs and parodies from the original (Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance), as well as references to popular films of the time, including Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In your typical boy meets girl, boy loses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Christopher Atkins  •  Ted Hamilton  •  Bill Kerr

A comedy/musical utilizing both new songs and parodies from the original (Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance), as well as references to popular films of the time, including Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In your typical boy meets girl, boy loses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Christopher Atkins  •  Ted Hamilton  •  Bill Kerr

Two Moon Junction (1988)

A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zalman King
CAST:  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Richard Tyson  •  Louise Fletcher  •  Burl Ives

A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zalman King
CAST:  Sherilyn Fenn  •  Richard Tyson  •  Louise Fletcher  •  Burl Ives

White Dog (1982)

A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that’s been raised to kill black people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Samuel Fuller
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Paul Winfield  •  Burl Ives  •  Jameson Parker

A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that’s been raised to kill black people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Samuel Fuller
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Paul Winfield  •  Burl Ives  •  Jameson Parker

The End (1978)

Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sally Field  •  Strother Martin

Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sally Field  •  Strother Martin

You Can't Hurry Love (1988)

Aspiring director Eddie moves from the Midwest to Los Angeles, where he rooms with his cousin and attempts to establish himself in advertising — but he doesn't have much luck. Seeking something worthwhile, Eddie decides to shift his focus to looking for love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Martini
CAST:  David Packer  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Scott McGinnis  •  David Leisure

Aspiring director Eddie moves from the Midwest to Los Angeles, where he rooms with his cousin and attempts to establish himself in advertising — but he doesn't have much luck. Seeking something worthwhile, Eddie decides to shift his focus to looking for love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Martini
CAST:  David Packer  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Scott McGinnis  •  David Leisure

Baby of the Bride (1991)

Soon after returning from their honeymoon, John and Margaret Hix receive the surprise of their life - at 53, Margaret is pregnant! Against her husband's wishes, Margaret decides to keep the baby... but she isn't the only one in the family who is expecting. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Bixby
CAST:  Rue McClanahan  •  Kristy McNichol  •  Anne Bobby  •  John Wesley Shipp

Soon after returning from their honeymoon, John and Margaret Hix receive the surprise of their life - at 53, Margaret is pregnant! Against her husband's wishes, Margaret decides to keep the baby... but she isn't the only one in the family who is expecting. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Bixby
CAST:  Rue McClanahan  •  Kristy McNichol  •  Anne Bobby  •  John Wesley Shipp

Mother of the Bride (1993)

A mother's plans for her daughter's wedding are complicated when her ex-husband, who abandoned the family more than 20 years earlier, shows up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Correll
CAST:  Rue McClanahan  •  Kristy McNichol  •  Paul Dooley  •  Anne Bobby

A mother's plans for her daughter's wedding are complicated when her ex-husband, who abandoned the family more than 20 years earlier, shows up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Correll
CAST:  Rue McClanahan  •  Kristy McNichol  •  Paul Dooley  •  Anne Bobby

Children of the Bride (1990)

A middle-aged woman tries to get married to her younger finance but is hindered by her four grown children who come bearing grudges.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Sanger
CAST:  Rue McClanahan  •  Kristy McNichol  •  Jack Coleman  •  Anne Bobby

A middle-aged woman tries to get married to her younger finance but is hindered by her four grown children who come bearing grudges.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Sanger
CAST:  Rue McClanahan  •  Kristy McNichol  •  Jack Coleman  •  Anne Bobby

Women of Valor (1986)

A group of American Army nurses are captured by the Japanese in April 1942 and spend three years in a prisoner-of-war camp in Bataan. Lt Margaret Ann Jessup, the head army nurse, survives the camp and testifies against the Japanese in front of the United States ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buzz Kulik
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Kristy McNichol  •  Alberta Watson  •  Valerie Mahaffey

A group of American Army nurses are captured by the Japanese in April 1942 and spend three years in a prisoner-of-war camp in Bataan. Lt Margaret Ann Jessup, the head army nurse, survives the camp and testifies against the Japanese in front of the United States ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buzz Kulik
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Kristy McNichol  •  Alberta Watson  •  Valerie Mahaffey

Blinded by the Light (1980)

When teenager David Bowers renounces his home and family to run off with a quasi-religious cult, his sister, Janet, sets out to bring him back, very nearly becoming brainwashed herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John A. Alonzo
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Jimmy McNichol  •  Grace Zabriskie  •  Gail Edwards

When teenager David Bowers renounces his home and family to run off with a quasi-religious cult, his sister, Janet, sets out to bring him back, very nearly becoming brainwashed herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John A. Alonzo
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Jimmy McNichol  •  Grace Zabriskie  •  Gail Edwards

My Old Man (1979)

An unlucky horse trainer, Frank Butler, wins big at the track and buys his 16-year old daughter a horse to salvage their relationship. When Frank is hurt prior to the opening race, Jo must go it alone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Warren Oates  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Howard Rollins

An unlucky horse trainer, Frank Butler, wins big at the track and buys his 16-year old daughter a horse to salvage their relationship. When Frank is hurt prior to the opening race, Jo must go it alone.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Erman
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Warren Oates  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Howard Rollins

Love, Mary (1985)

A teen, who is always in trouble in school and has been sent to reform school, turns her life around when a counselor discovers she is dyslexic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Matt Clark  •  David Paymer  •  Rachel Ticotin

A teen, who is always in trouble in school and has been sent to reform school, turns her life around when a counselor discovers she is dyslexic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Day
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Matt Clark  •  David Paymer  •  Rachel Ticotin

Summer of My German Soldier (1978)

Patty Bergen is a teenager in a Jewish family living in the American South during World War II. Patty feels like an outcast even in her own family and is unable to understand why her father can't seem to love her. Her town eventually becomes host to a prisoner of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Bruce Davison  •  Esther Rolle  •  Michael Constantine

Patty Bergen is a teenager in a Jewish family living in the American South during World War II. Patty feels like an outcast even in her own family and is unable to understand why her father can't seem to love her. Her town eventually becomes host to a prisoner of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Bruce Davison  •  Esther Rolle  •  Michael Constantine

Just the Way You Are (1984)

Susan is a professional flautist who has been handicapped since childhood and is forced to wear a leg brace to get around. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she accepts the offer to travel to Europe on a concert tour. While in Paris, she comes up with an idea ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Édouard Molinaro
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Michael Ontkean  •  Robert Carradine  •  Alexandra Paul

Susan is a professional flautist who has been handicapped since childhood and is forced to wear a leg brace to get around. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she accepts the offer to travel to Europe on a concert tour. While in Paris, she comes up with an idea ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Édouard Molinaro
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Michael Ontkean  •  Robert Carradine  •  Alexandra Paul

Dream Lover (1986)

After she's been attacked in her apartment, Cathy starts reliving the event in her dreams. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, but in doing so she encounters some unexpected results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Ben Masters  •  Jon Polito  •  Paul Shenar

After she's been attacked in her apartment, Cathy starts reliving the event in her dreams. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, but in doing so she encounters some unexpected results.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Ben Masters  •  Jon Polito  •  Paul Shenar

The Forgotten One (1989)

A man moves into a house that is supposedly haunted. Although he is attracted to his pretty next-door neighbor, he finds himself being seduced by the spirit of a woman who had been killed in his house 100 years previously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Badger
CAST:  Terry O'Quinn  •  Kristy McNichol  •  Blair Parker  •  Elisabeth Brooks

A man moves into a house that is supposedly haunted. Although he is attracted to his pretty next-door neighbor, he finds himself being seduced by the spirit of a woman who had been killed in his house 100 years previously.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Badger
CAST:  Terry O'Quinn  •  Kristy McNichol  •  Blair Parker  •  Elisabeth Brooks

Like Mom, Like Me (1978)

A middle-aged mom and her teenage daughter adjust to life together after Dad's affair breaks up the family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Linda Lavin  •  Max Gail  •  Stacey Nelkin

A middle-aged mom and her teenage daughter adjust to life together after Dad's affair breaks up the family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Kristy McNichol  •  Linda Lavin  •  Max Gail  •  Stacey Nelkin
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