C. Thomas Howell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Christopher Thomas Howell (born December 7, 1966), usually credited as C. Thomas Howell, is an American actor and film director. He starred in the films The Outsiders as Ponyboy Curtis and in The Hitcher as Jim Halsey. He has appeared in Soul Man, Red Dawn, Secret Admirer, Gettysburg, H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stopped and Gods and Generals. He is scheduled to appear in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man.

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Dead Fire (1997)

The year is 2062. The Earth is no longer inhabitable and has been left in ruins. On-board the space station USS Legacy in orbit around Earth, the Earth's population are in suspended animation whilst the space station is under military control and scientists are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Lee
CAST:  Colin Cunningham  •  Monika Schnarre  •  Matt Frewer  •  C. Thomas Howell

The year is 2062. The Earth is no longer inhabitable and has been left in ruins. On-board the space station USS Legacy in orbit around Earth, the Earth's population are in suspended animation whilst the space station is under military control and scientists are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Lee
CAST:  Colin Cunningham  •  Monika Schnarre  •  Matt Frewer  •  C. Thomas Howell

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Erika Eleniak

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Erika Eleniak

Gettysburg (1993)

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee leads the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with the goal of marching through to Washington, D.C. The Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of General George G. Meade, forms a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald F. Maxwell
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Tom Berenger  •  Martin Sheen  •  Sam Elliott

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee leads the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with the goal of marching through to Washington, D.C. The Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of General George G. Meade, forms a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald F. Maxwell
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Tom Berenger  •  Martin Sheen  •  Sam Elliott

Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)

Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to her. She runs the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh

Life in the small town of Grandview, Illinois is one that is just like any other city or town. Tim Pearson, soon to be graduating high school wants to go to Florida to study oceanography. He meets Michelle "Mike" Cody and is attracted to her. She runs the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh

H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds (2005)

In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' classic sci-fi horror, civilization is laid to ruin when a super race of aliens invades Earth. In a blink of an eye, massive "walkers" cover the planet, annihilating all in their path. As cities crumble and human flesh is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Michael Latt
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Rhett Giles  •  Jake Busey  •  Peter Greene

In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' classic sci-fi horror, civilization is laid to ruin when a super race of aliens invades Earth. In a blink of an eye, massive "walkers" cover the planet, annihilating all in their path. As cities crumble and human flesh is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Michael Latt
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Rhett Giles  •  Jake Busey  •  Peter Greene

Hidalgo (2004)

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Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Zuleikha Robinson  •  Omar Sharif  •  Adam Alexi-Malle

Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Johnston
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Zuleikha Robinson  •  Omar Sharif  •  Adam Alexi-Malle

Red Dawn (1984)

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town—and their country—from invading Soviet forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Lea Thompson  •  Darren Dalton

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town—and their country—from invading Soviet forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Lea Thompson  •  Darren Dalton

Secret Admirer (1985)

When high-school heartthrob Michael receives an unsigned love letter, he assumes it's from knock-out prom queen Deborah Anne instead of pretty honor student Toni. And when Michael accidentally misplaces the letter, the juicy jottings soon make their way into the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Greenwalt
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Kelly Preston  •  Lori Loughlin  •  Dee Wallace

When high-school heartthrob Michael receives an unsigned love letter, he assumes it's from knock-out prom queen Deborah Anne instead of pretty honor student Toni. And when Michael accidentally misplaces the letter, the juicy jottings soon make their way into the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Greenwalt
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Kelly Preston  •  Lori Loughlin  •  Dee Wallace

Red Team (1999)

FBI Agent Jason Chandler has devoted his life to enforcing the law. But on the trail of a series of mysterious murders surrounding some of society's deadliest serial killers, Agent Chandler is forced down a path where no one can be trusted. Only this time, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Haft
CAST:  Patrick Muldoon  •  Cathy Moriarty  •  Tim Thomerson  •  Fred Ward

FBI Agent Jason Chandler has devoted his life to enforcing the law. But on the trail of a series of mysterious murders surrounding some of society's deadliest serial killers, Agent Chandler is forced down a path where no one can be trusted. Only this time, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremy Haft
CAST:  Patrick Muldoon  •  Cathy Moriarty  •  Tim Thomerson  •  Fred Ward

The Hitcher (1986)

On a stormy night, young Jim, who transports a luxury car from Chicago to California to deliver it to its owner, feeling tired and sleepy, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker, who has appeared out of nowhere, thinking that a good conversation will help him not to fall ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Harmon
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Jeffrey DeMunn

On a stormy night, young Jim, who transports a luxury car from Chicago to California to deliver it to its owner, feeling tired and sleepy, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker, who has appeared out of nowhere, thinking that a good conversation will help him not to fall ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Harmon
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Jeffrey DeMunn

The Outsiders (1983)

When two poor Greasers, Johnny and Ponyboy, are assaulted by a vicious gang, the Socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Ralph Macchio  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Patrick Swayze

When two poor Greasers, Johnny and Ponyboy, are assaulted by a vicious gang, the Socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Ralph Macchio  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Patrick Swayze

Toxic (2008)

The lives of a nightclub owner, a crime boss, a stripper, a bartender, two hitmen, a prostitute and a psychic take a turn for the worse when they are trapped in an escaped mental patient's sinister path of madness and destruction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Pao
CAST:  Susan Ward  •  Dominique Swain  •  Charity Shea  •  Danny Trejo

The lives of a nightclub owner, a crime boss, a stripper, a bartender, two hitmen, a prostitute and a psychic take a turn for the worse when they are trapped in an escaped mental patient's sinister path of madness and destruction.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Pao
CAST:  Susan Ward  •  Dominique Swain  •  Charity Shea  •  Danny Trejo

Side Out (1990)

A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Israelson
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Peter Horton  •  Courtney Thorne-Smith  •  Harley Jane Kozak

A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Israelson
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Peter Horton  •  Courtney Thorne-Smith  •  Harley Jane Kozak

Soul Man (1986)

A caucasian prospective grad student's affluent family won't pay his way through law school, so he takes tanning pills to darken his skin in order to qualify for an African-American scholarship at Harvard. He soon gets more than he bargained for, as he begins to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Arye Gross  •  James Earl Jones

A caucasian prospective grad student's affluent family won't pay his way through law school, so he takes tanning pills to darken his skin in order to qualify for an African-American scholarship at Harvard. He soon gets more than he bargained for, as he begins to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Arye Gross  •  James Earl Jones

Far Out Man (1990)

An aging hippie sets out on a trip across America to find his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Chong
CAST:  Tommy Chong  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Shelby Chong

An aging hippie sets out on a trip across America to find his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Chong
CAST:  Tommy Chong  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Shelby Chong

Tank (1984)

After relocating his family - and his prized restored Sherman tank - to a small Georgia town, Sargeant Major Zack Carey butts heads with the local sheriff. Zack doesn't agree with the ways of the local police, and when the sheriff goes after Zack's son, it's time ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  James Garner  •  Shirley Jones  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Mark Herrier

After relocating his family - and his prized restored Sherman tank - to a small Georgia town, Sargeant Major Zack Carey butts heads with the local sheriff. Zack doesn't agree with the ways of the local police, and when the sheriff goes after Zack's son, it's time ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  James Garner  •  Shirley Jones  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Mark Herrier

Ordinary Miracles (2005)

A tough judge takes in a foster child with nowhere to go. Attempts to reunite child with long lost father end badly with the rebellious child running away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Switzer
CAST:  Jaclyn Smith  •  Lyndsy Fonseca  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Sarah Aldrich

A tough judge takes in a foster child with nowhere to go. Attempts to reunite child with long lost father end badly with the rebellious child running away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Switzer
CAST:  Jaclyn Smith  •  Lyndsy Fonseca  •  C. Thomas Howell  •  Sarah Aldrich

Into the Homeland (1987)

A man's daughter disappears after falling in love with the son of a right wing, white-supremacist terrorist organization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesli Linka Glatter
CAST:  Powers Boothe  •  David Caruso  •  Becky Barnes  •  Kimberlee Bonnet

A man's daughter disappears after falling in love with the son of a right wing, white-supremacist terrorist organization.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesli Linka Glatter
CAST:  Powers Boothe  •  David Caruso  •  Becky Barnes  •  Kimberlee Bonnet

Burning Down the House (2001)

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 gets wind of his plans, everyone suddenly wants a slice of his new project's pie.  (more)

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

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 gets wind of his plans, everyone suddenly wants a slice of his new project's pie.  (more)

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

XCU: Extreme Close Up (2001)

An unpredictable and irresistible thriller about instant celebrity, primetime morality and America's endless appetite for junk food TV. Television producer Karen Webber has built her career on her ability to create top-rated primetime TV. But as housemates and crew ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean S. Cunningham
CAST:  Susan Egan  •  Sarah Chalke  •  Jay Michael Ferguson  •  Reggie Lee

An unpredictable and irresistible thriller about instant celebrity, primetime morality and America's endless appetite for junk food TV. Television producer Karen Webber has built her career on her ability to create top-rated primetime TV. But as housemates and crew ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean S. Cunningham
CAST:  Susan Egan  •  Sarah Chalke  •  Jay Michael Ferguson  •  Reggie Lee
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