John Spencer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Spencer (December 20, 1946 – December 16, 2005) was an American television actor. He was most widely known for playing White House Chief of Staff Leo McGarry on the NBC political drama series The West Wing, which earned him an Emmy Award in 2002. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Spencer (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Albino Alligator (1996)

While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Spacey
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Gary Sinise  •  William Fichtner

While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Spacey
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Gary Sinise  •  William Fichtner

Black Rain (1989)

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. However, in Japan he manages to escape, and as they try to track him down, they get deeper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Andy García  •  Kate Capshaw  •  Shigeru Kôyama

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. However, in Japan he manages to escape, and as they try to track him down, they get deeper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Andy García  •  Kate Capshaw  •  Shigeru Kôyama

Cop Land (1997)

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Hiding Out (1987)

A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. Andrew Morenski must become Max Hauser and go back to high school for protection from the mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Giraldi
CAST:  Jon Cryer  •  Keith Coogan  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Tim Quill

A very successful stock broker is called to court to testify against a mob boss who was into some inside trading. Andrew Morenski must become Max Hauser and go back to high school for protection from the mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Giraldi
CAST:  Jon Cryer  •  Keith Coogan  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Tim Quill

Presumed Innocent (1990)

Rusty Sabich is a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Bonnie Bedelia

Rusty Sabich is a deputy prosecutor engaged in an obsessive affair with a coworker who is murdered. Soon after, he's accused of the crime. And his fight to clear his name becomes a whirlpool of lies and hidden passions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Bonnie Bedelia

Ravenous (1999)

Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonia Bird
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Robert Carlyle  •  David Arquette  •  Jeremy Davies

Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonia Bird
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Robert Carlyle  •  David Arquette  •  Jeremy Davies

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

The Negotiator (1998)

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The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey  •  David Morse  •  Ron Rifkin

The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey  •  David Morse  •  Ron Rifkin

The Protector (1985)

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Glickenhaus
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Danny Aiello  •  Sandy Alexander  •  Roy Chiao

Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Glickenhaus
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Danny Aiello  •  Sandy Alexander  •  Roy Chiao

The Rock (1996)

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FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Ed Harris  •  John Spencer

FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Ed Harris  •  John Spencer

WarGames (1983)

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High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Ally Sheedy  •  John Wood

High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Ally Sheedy  •  John Wood

Green Card (1990)

Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré, a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Bebe Neuwirth  •  Gregg Edelman

Urban horticulturalist Brontë Mitchell has her eye on a gorgeous apartment, but the building's board will rent it only to a married couple. Georges Fauré, a waiter from France whose visa is expiring, needs to marry an American woman to stay in the country. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Weir
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Bebe Neuwirth  •  Gregg Edelman

Twilight (1998)

A retired detective accepts a simple task, unaware that it will tear open old, forgotten, but deadly wounds.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Gene Hackman  •  Reese Witherspoon

A retired detective accepts a simple task, unaware that it will tear open old, forgotten, but deadly wounds.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Gene Hackman  •  Reese Witherspoon

Key Exchange (1985)

A young woman wants to get her boyfriend to commit to her, but the most she can get him to do is exchange apartment keys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barnet Kellman
CAST:  Ben Masters  •  Brooke Adams  •  Seth Allen  •  Kerry Armstrong

A young woman wants to get her boyfriend to commit to her, but the most she can get him to do is exchange apartment keys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barnet Kellman
CAST:  Ben Masters  •  Brooke Adams  •  Seth Allen  •  Kerry Armstrong

Cafe Society (1997)

New York 1952. Mickey Jelke inherits a big sum of money and spends his nights in Manhattan, painting the city red. Night after night, he can be found in one Broadway bar or the other, in the company of disreputable persons like pimps and prostitutes. One day,a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raymond De Felitta
CAST:  Frank Whaley  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Lara Flynn Boyle  •  John Spencer

New York 1952. Mickey Jelke inherits a big sum of money and spends his nights in Manhattan, painting the city red. Night after night, he can be found in one Broadway bar or the other, in the company of disreputable persons like pimps and prostitutes. One day,a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raymond De Felitta
CAST:  Frank Whaley  •  Peter Gallagher  •  Lara Flynn Boyle  •  John Spencer

Cocaine and Blue Eyes (1983)

O.J. Simpson plays Michael Brennen, a San Francisco private eye who gets dragged into a drug-smuggling operation while searching for the girlfriend of a deal client, leading Brennen to a politically prominent family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  E.W. Swackhamer
CAST:  O.J. Simpson  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Candy Clark  •  Eugene Roche

O.J. Simpson plays Michael Brennen, a San Francisco private eye who gets dragged into a drug-smuggling operation while searching for the girlfriend of a deal client, leading Brennen to a politically prominent family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  E.W. Swackhamer
CAST:  O.J. Simpson  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Candy Clark  •  Eugene Roche

When No One Would Listen (1992)

Jessica has been married to her controlling husband Gary for years. The abuse only gets worse when she gets a job at a bakery and makes two really caring friends: her co-worker and neighbor Lee, and her boss Walter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni
CAST:  Michele Lee  •  James Farentino  •  John Spencer  •  Lee Garlington

Jessica has been married to her controlling husband Gary for years. The abuse only gets worse when she gets a job at a bakery and makes two really caring friends: her co-worker and neighbor Lee, and her boss Walter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni
CAST:  Michele Lee  •  James Farentino  •  John Spencer  •  Lee Garlington

In the Arms of a Killer (1992)

A young detective falls in love with a witness in a murder case and suddenly becomes a suspect herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert L. Collins
CAST:  Jaclyn Smith  •  Michael Nouri  •  Nina Foch  •  John Spencer

A young detective falls in love with a witness in a murder case and suddenly becomes a suspect herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert L. Collins
CAST:  Jaclyn Smith  •  Michael Nouri  •  Nina Foch  •  John Spencer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Grimacing Governor (1994)

The alleged suicide of a gubernatorial candidate triggers a series of mysterious deaths leading to the governor's mansion, and "Wild" Bill McKenzie, a friend of Perry Mason, is on the case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Tash
CAST:  Hal Holbrook  •  Barbara Hale  •  William R. Moses  •  John Spencer

The alleged suicide of a gubernatorial candidate triggers a series of mysterious deaths leading to the governor's mansion, and "Wild" Bill McKenzie, a friend of Perry Mason, is on the case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Max Tash
CAST:  Hal Holbrook  •  Barbara Hale  •  William R. Moses  •  John Spencer

Echoes (1982)

An artist is plagued by nightmares of a love triangle and murder. A psychic says the dream figure is his brother, a "troubled soul" from an ancient past life. Nearly born as his twin but miscarried, this past life rival now breaks through in nightmares in attempt ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Richard Alfieri  •  Gale Sondergaard  •  Ruth Roman  •  Nathalie Nell

An artist is plagued by nightmares of a love triangle and murder. A psychic says the dream figure is his brother, a "troubled soul" from an ancient past life. Nearly born as his twin but miscarried, this past life rival now breaks through in nightmares in attempt ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Richard Alfieri  •  Gale Sondergaard  •  Ruth Roman  •  Nathalie Nell
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