Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker (born April 6, 1955) is an American actor known for among other things, his portrayal of Yondu Udonta in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).

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Above the Law (1988)

Nico Toscani is an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice—expert and thorough bone-crushing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Pam Grier  •  Henry Silva  •  Sharon Stone

Nico Toscani is an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice—expert and thorough bone-crushing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Pam Grier  •  Henry Silva  •  Sharon Stone

Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

A poor, struggling South Carolinian mother and daughter face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as her last chance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anjelica Huston
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Lyle Lovett  •  Christina Ricci  •  Jena Malone

A poor, struggling South Carolinian mother and daughter face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as her last chance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anjelica Huston
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Lyle Lovett  •  Christina Ricci  •  Jena Malone

Cliffhanger (1993)

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A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who are looking for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  John Lithgow  •  Michael Rooker  •  Janine Turner

A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who are looking for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  John Lithgow  •  Michael Rooker  •  Janine Turner

Days of Thunder (1990)

Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. But with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Robert Duvall  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Randy Quaid

Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. But with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Robert Duvall  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Randy Quaid

Eight Men Out (1988)

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A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Charlie Sheen  •  D. B. Sweeney

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Charlie Sheen  •  D. B. Sweeney

JFK (1991)

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Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Jumper (2008)

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David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a sinister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Rachel Bilson  •  Jamie Bell

David Rice is a man who knows no boundaries, a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to anywhere on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into a dangerous and bloodthirsty war while being hunted by a sinister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Rachel Bilson  •  Jamie Bell

L.A. Takedown (1989)

Michael Mann's gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless armed robber Patric McLaren (Alex McArthur). ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Scott Plank  •  Alex McArthur  •  Michael Rooker  •  Ely Pouget

Michael Mann's gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless armed robber Patric McLaren (Alex McArthur). ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Scott Plank  •  Alex McArthur  •  Michael Rooker  •  Ely Pouget

Mallrats (1995)

Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Jason Lee  •  Jeremy London  •  Shannen Doherty  •  Claire Forlani

Both dumped by their girlfriends, two best friends seek refuge in the local mall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Jason Lee  •  Jeremy London  •  Shannen Doherty  •  Claire Forlani

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Frances McDormand  •  Brad Dourif

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Frances McDormand  •  Brad Dourif

Rosewood (1997)

Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Ving Rhames  •  Jon Voight  •  Don Cheadle  •  Michael Rooker

Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Ving Rhames  •  Jon Voight  •  Don Cheadle  •  Michael Rooker

Sea of Love (1989)

Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Ellen Barkin  •  John Goodman  •  Michael Rooker

Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Ellen Barkin  •  John Goodman  •  Michael Rooker

Slither (2006)

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A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gunn
CAST:  Nathan Fillion  •  Don Thompson  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Gregg Henry

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gunn
CAST:  Nathan Fillion  •  Don Thompson  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Gregg Henry

The 6th Day (2000)

Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Michael Rooker

Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Michael Rooker

The Bone Collector (1999)

Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The murderer's special signature is to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Queen Latifah  •  Michael Rooker  •  Michael McGlone

Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The murderer's special signature is to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Queen Latifah  •  Michael Rooker  •  Michael McGlone

The Dark Half (1993)

Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic murders matching those in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Amy Madigan  •  Michael Rooker  •  Julie Harris

Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic murders matching those in his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Timothy Hutton  •  Amy Madigan  •  Michael Rooker  •  Julie Harris

The Replacement Killers (1998)

Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei will take revenge on his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Chow Yun-Fat  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Michael Rooker  •  Kenneth Tsang

Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei will take revenge on his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Chow Yun-Fat  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Michael Rooker  •  Kenneth Tsang

Tombstone (1993)

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Val Kilmer  •  Sam Elliott  •  Bill Paxton

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Val Kilmer  •  Sam Elliott  •  Bill Paxton

Undisputed (2002)

Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten years in Sweetwater. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Ving Rhames  •  Peter Falk  •  Michael Rooker

Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten years in Sweetwater. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Ving Rhames  •  Peter Falk  •  Michael Rooker

Saving Jessica Lynch (2003)

Based on the true story of the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch, by the United States army, in Iraq.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Markle
CAST:  Nicholas Guilak  •  Laura Regan  •  Michael Rooker  •  Brent Sexton

Based on the true story of the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch, by the United States army, in Iraq.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Markle
CAST:  Nicholas Guilak  •  Laura Regan  •  Michael Rooker  •  Brent Sexton
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