Kumar Pallana

Indian character actor and vaudevillian. He performed on the Mickey Mouse Club as a plate spinner and juggler. His son, Dipak Pallana, created, owned and operated a cafe called the Cosmic Cup in Kumar’s home in Dallas, Texas; this is where he met Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson.

Rushmore (1998)

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When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray  •  Olivia Williams  •  Seymour Cassel

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Jason Schwartzman  •  Bill Murray  •  Olivia Williams  •  Seymour Cassel

The Terminal (2004)

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Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Chi McBride

Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Chi McBride

Bomb the System (2002)

Anthony ‘Blest’ (Mark Webber) is one of the most talented and notorious graffiti artists in New York City. Despite the tragic loss of his older brother during a nightly 'bombing' foray with a graffiti crew, Anthony has the same insatiable addiction. With the other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Bhala Lough
CAST:  KaDee Strickland  •  Mark Webber  •  Jade Yorker  •  Kumar Pallana

Anthony ‘Blest’ (Mark Webber) is one of the most talented and notorious graffiti artists in New York City. Despite the tragic loss of his older brother during a nightly 'bombing' foray with a graffiti crew, Anthony has the same insatiable addiction. With the other ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Bhala Lough
CAST:  KaDee Strickland  •  Mark Webber  •  Jade Yorker  •  Kumar Pallana

Bottle Rocket (1996)

Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a harebrained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lumi Cavazos  •  Andrew Wilson

Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a harebrained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Owen Wilson  •  Lumi Cavazos  •  Andrew Wilson

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

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Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Jason Schwartzman  •  Adrien Brody  •  Bill Murray

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Ben Stiller  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Ben Stiller  •  Gwyneth Paltrow

Romance & Cigarettes (2005)

Ironworker Nick lives with his wife, Kitty, and three daughters. When he meets a significantly younger woman, Tula, he starts an affair with her, much to the chagrin of his wife, and his life is thrown into upheaval. Kitty kicks Nick out of the house, and he is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Turturro
CAST:  James Gandolfini  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Kate Winslet  •  Steve Buscemi

Ironworker Nick lives with his wife, Kitty, and three daughters. When he meets a significantly younger woman, Tula, he starts an affair with her, much to the chagrin of his wife, and his life is thrown into upheaval. Kitty kicks Nick out of the house, and he is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Turturro
CAST:  James Gandolfini  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Kate Winslet  •  Steve Buscemi

Another Earth (2011)

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On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Cahill
CAST:  William Mapother  •  Brit Marling  •  Jordan Baker  •  Flint Beverage

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Cahill
CAST:  William Mapother  •  Brit Marling  •  Jordan Baker  •  Flint Beverage

Black Licorice (2019)

A fashion photographer gets more than he bargained for when a roll of film in a used camera contains sinister imagery of high-society menace that sends him into a labyrinth of imminent danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frankie Latina
CAST:  Sasha Grey  •  Danny Trejo  •  Kelly Cunningham  •  Mark Borchardt

A fashion photographer gets more than he bargained for when a roll of film in a used camera contains sinister imagery of high-society menace that sends him into a labyrinth of imminent danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frankie Latina
CAST:  Sasha Grey  •  Danny Trejo  •  Kelly Cunningham  •  Mark Borchardt

The Gold Bracelet (2008)

When tragedy strikes on 9/11, Arjun Singh (Kavi Raz) and his family -- devout Sikhs who emigrated from India to the suburbs of Los Angeles -- suddenly find themselves as targets of prejudice and discrimination. Trying to distance themselves from terrorists, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kavi Raz
CAST:  Kavi Raz  •  Archana Puran Singh  •  Mehr Hassan  •  Arsh Singh

When tragedy strikes on 9/11, Arjun Singh (Kavi Raz) and his family -- devout Sikhs who emigrated from India to the suburbs of Los Angeles -- suddenly find themselves as targets of prejudice and discrimination. Trying to distance themselves from terrorists, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kavi Raz
CAST:  Kavi Raz  •  Archana Puran Singh  •  Mehr Hassan  •  Arsh Singh

Anjaana Anjaani (2010)

Akash and Kiara are trying to find luck in their life after several failed attempts to be successful in their careers and in love. Fed up, they both decide to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. However, both land up on the same bridge at the same time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Siddharth Anand
CAST:  Priyanka Chopra Jonas  •  Ranbir Kapoor  •  Vishal Malhotra  •  Zayed Khan

Akash and Kiara are trying to find luck in their life after several failed attempts to be successful in their careers and in love. Fed up, they both decide to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. However, both land up on the same bridge at the same time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Siddharth Anand
CAST:  Priyanka Chopra Jonas  •  Ranbir Kapoor  •  Vishal Malhotra  •  Zayed Khan

Hamlet A.D.D. (2014)

The ghost of Hamlet's father orders him to kill his uncle, and the easily distracted prince makes up a bunch of excuses to avoid doing it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Swant  •  Bobby Ciraldo
CAST:  Bobby Ciraldo  •  Robert Richard Jorge  •  Andrew Swant  •  Dustin Diamond

The ghost of Hamlet's father orders him to kill his uncle, and the easily distracted prince makes up a bunch of excuses to avoid doing it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Swant  •  Bobby Ciraldo
CAST:  Bobby Ciraldo  •  Robert Richard Jorge  •  Andrew Swant  •  Dustin Diamond

10 Items or Less (2006)

An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, a cashier who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Paz Vega  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Anne Dudek

An actor who is considering the role of a supermarket manager arrives at a grocery store on the outskirts of Los Angeles to do some field research. He subsequently becomes stranded, without a car or cell phone, and accepts a ride home with Scarlet, a cashier who is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Silberling
CAST:  Paz Vega  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Anne Dudek

Campus Radio (2011)

When campus radio DJ, and indie-rock band manager, Xavier P. Thortenberry, discovers the lead singer of his band, has quit - he thinks he has troubles. But when a sexy young girl named Tommy, comes to audition as the new lead singer - his real troubles begin. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron James Sorensen
CAST:  Lauren Walsh  •  Kumar Pallana  •  Anne Griffin  •  Trevor Zacharias

When campus radio DJ, and indie-rock band manager, Xavier P. Thortenberry, discovers the lead singer of his band, has quit - he thinks he has troubles. But when a sexy young girl named Tommy, comes to audition as the new lead singer - his real troubles begin. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aaron James Sorensen
CAST:  Lauren Walsh  •  Kumar Pallana  •  Anne Griffin  •  Trevor Zacharias

Hollywood Whores (2011)

About struggling and wannabee artists and screen neurotics in Los Angeles. From studio executive to homeless actor in jut one blow. They compromise their identities, bodies and souls in search of their dreams and passions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Schlachter
CAST:  Henrik Larsson  •  Carla Tassara  •  Yeniffer Behrens  •  Joey Medina

About struggling and wannabee artists and screen neurotics in Los Angeles. From studio executive to homeless actor in jut one blow. They compromise their identities, bodies and souls in search of their dreams and passions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Schlachter
CAST:  Henrik Larsson  •  Carla Tassara  •  Yeniffer Behrens  •  Joey Medina

The Peter Bradley Show: 'The Royal Tenenbaums' (2002)

Apparently an attempt to parody the "Charlie Rose" show, here host Peter Bradley interviews 6 (well, 5, since one doesn't show up) of the bit players from "The Royal Tenenbaums."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Ferrera
CAST:  Kumar Pallana  •  Dipak Pallana  •  Brian Tenenbaum  •  Larry Pine

Apparently an attempt to parody the "Charlie Rose" show, here host Peter Bradley interviews 6 (well, 5, since one doesn't show up) of the bit players from "The Royal Tenenbaums."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Ferrera
CAST:  Kumar Pallana  •  Dipak Pallana  •  Brian Tenenbaum  •  Larry Pine

First Steps (2009)

Jason DaSilva documents his life with multiple sclerosis.  (more)

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CAST:  Jason DaSilva  •  Kumar Pallana

Jason DaSilva documents his life with multiple sclerosis.  (more)

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CAST:  Jason DaSilva  •  Kumar Pallana

The Making of 'Bottle Rocket' (2008)

Interviews with individuals involved in the making of Wes Anderson's 1996 film "Bottle Rocket."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Braverman
CAST:  Wes Anderson  •  James L. Brooks  •  James Caan  •  Mark Mothersbaugh

Interviews with individuals involved in the making of Wes Anderson's 1996 film "Bottle Rocket."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Braverman
CAST:  Wes Anderson  •  James L. Brooks  •  James Caan  •  Mark Mothersbaugh