Christopher Reeve

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Christopher D'Olier Reeve (September 25, 1952 – October 10, 2004) was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and author. He achieved stardom for his acting achievements, including his notable motion picture portrayal of the fictional superhero Superman. On May 27, 1995, Reeve became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse in an equestrian competition in Virginia. He required a wheelchair and breathing apparatus for the rest of his life. He lobbied on behalf of people with spinal cord injuries, and for human embryonic stem cell research afterward. He founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation and co-founded the Reeve-Irvine Research Center. Reeve married Dana Morosini in April 1992, and they had a son, William, born that June. Reeve had two children, Matthew (born 1979) and Alexandra (born 1983), from his previous relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Gae Exton.

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Everyone's Hero (2006)

A boy begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan St. Pierre  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Colin Brady
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Rob Reiner  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Ritchie Allen

A boy begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan St. Pierre  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Colin Brady
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Rob Reiner  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Ritchie Allen

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006)

The history of the comic book superhero, Superman, in his various media incarnations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Richard Donner  •  Bryan Singer  •  Stan Lee

The history of the comic book superhero, Superman, in his various media incarnations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Richard Donner  •  Bryan Singer  •  Stan Lee

Rear Window (1998)

Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Bleckner
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Robert Forster  •  Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Bleckner
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Robert Forster  •  Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Superman (1978)

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Marlon Brando  •  Gene Hackman

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Marlon Brando  •  Gene Hackman

Superman II (1980)

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Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jackie Cooper

Three escaped criminals from the planet Krypton test the Man of Steel's mettle. Led by General Zod, the Kryptonians take control of the White House and partner with Lex Luthor to destroy Superman and rule the world. But Superman, who attempts to make himself human ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jackie Cooper

Superman III (1983)

Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Richard Pryor  •  Jackie Cooper  •  Marc McClure

Aiming to defeat the Man of Steel, wealthy executive Ross Webster hires bumbling but brilliant Gus Gorman to develop synthetic kryptonite, which yields some unexpected psychological effects in the third installment of the 1980s Superman franchise. Between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Richard Pryor  •  Jackie Cooper  •  Marc McClure

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. Using a strand of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jackie Cooper

With global superpowers engaged in an increasingly hostile arms race, Superman leads a crusade to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But Lex Luthor, recently sprung from jail, is declaring war on the Man of Steel and his quest to save the planet. Using a strand of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jackie Cooper

The Bostonians (1984)

A bored lawyer and a suffragette vie for the attention of a faith healer's charismatic daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Nancy Marchand

A bored lawyer and a suffragette vie for the attention of a faith healer's charismatic daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Nancy Marchand

The Remains of the Day (1993)

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A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Emma Thompson  •  James Fox  •  Christopher Reeve

A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Emma Thompson  •  James Fox  •  Christopher Reeve

Village of the Damned (1995)

An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids are not human or humane.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Linda Kozlowski  •  Michael Paré

An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids are not human or humane.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Linda Kozlowski  •  Michael Paré

Somewhere in Time (1980)

Young writer Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to "Come back to me". Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. Becoming more and more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeannot Szwarc
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Jane Seymour  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Teresa Wright

Young writer Richard Collier is met on the opening night of his first play by an old lady who begs him to "Come back to me". Mystified, he tries to find out about her, and learns that she is a famous stage actress from the early 1900s. Becoming more and more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeannot Szwarc
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Jane Seymour  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Teresa Wright

Anna Karenina (1985)

Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Langton
CAST:  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Paul Scofield  •  Ian Ogilvy

Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Langton
CAST:  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Paul Scofield  •  Ian Ogilvy

Switching Channels (1988)

A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Kotcheff
CAST:  Kathleen Turner  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Ned Beatty

A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Kotcheff
CAST:  Kathleen Turner  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Ned Beatty

Monsignor (1982)

The vows of an ambitious young American priest are tested during World War II. Not only does Father John Flaherty get involved with the black market to raise money for the Vatican, he also falls in love with a young French nun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Perry
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Geneviève Bujold  •  Fernando Rey  •  Jason Miller

The vows of an ambitious young American priest are tested during World War II. Not only does Father John Flaherty get involved with the black market to raise money for the Vatican, he also falls in love with a young French nun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Perry
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Geneviève Bujold  •  Fernando Rey  •  Jason Miller

Deathtrap (1982)

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Dyan Cannon  •  Irene Worth

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Christopher Reeve  •  Dyan Cannon  •  Irene Worth

The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)

Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Reeve
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  John Slattery  •  Lacey Chabert  •  Vanessa Marano

Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Reeve
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  John Slattery  •  Lacey Chabert  •  Vanessa Marano

Gray Lady Down (1978)

The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Greene
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  David Carradine  •  Stacy Keach  •  Ned Beatty

The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Greene
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  David Carradine  •  Stacy Keach  •  Ned Beatty

Noises Off... (1992)

A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Carol Burnett  •  Michael Caine  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Julie Hagerty

A travelling theater group has so much action going on behind-the-scenes it almost ruins the performances.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Carol Burnett  •  Michael Caine  •  Denholm Elliott  •  Julie Hagerty

The Rose and the Jackal (1990)

Detective Allan Pinkerton, working for the Union, becomes obsessed with Southern socialite Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a spy for the Confederacy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Madolyn Smith Osborne  •  Granville Van Dusen  •  Kevin McCarthy

Detective Allan Pinkerton, working for the Union, becomes obsessed with Southern socialite Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a spy for the Confederacy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Gold
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Madolyn Smith Osborne  •  Granville Van Dusen  •  Kevin McCarthy

The Sea Wolf (1993)

Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Catherine Mary Stewart  •  Marc Singer  •  Len Cariou

Jack London's brutal Wolf Larson brings a shipwrecked aristocrat and a con woman aboard his doomed ship, the Ghost.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Charles Bronson  •  Catherine Mary Stewart  •  Marc Singer  •  Len Cariou
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