Phoebe Cates

Phoebe Belle Cates (born July 16, 1963) is an American actress, model and entrepreneur known for her roles in several teen films, most notably Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

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Based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe, Fast Times follows a group of high school students growing up in Southern California. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Robert Romanus

Based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe, Fast Times follows a group of high school students growing up in Southern California. Stacy Hamilton and Mark Ratner are looking for a love interest, and are helped along by their older classmates, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Heckerling
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Robert Romanus

Gremlins (1984)

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When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Zach Galligan  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Hoyt Axton  •  Polly Holliday

When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Zach Galligan  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Hoyt Axton  •  Polly Holliday

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

Young sweethearts Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents creates a whole new generation of Gremlins. The situation worsens when the devilish green ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Zach Galligan  •  Phoebe Cates  •  John Glover  •  Robert Prosky

Young sweethearts Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents creates a whole new generation of Gremlins. The situation worsens when the devilish green ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Zach Galligan  •  Phoebe Cates  •  John Glover  •  Robert Prosky

Paradise (1982)

After their caravan is attacked and their respective families butchered by Arab marauders, teenagers David and Sarah flee across the desert. But the desert is filled with danger from the elements, animals and the unwholesome appetite of the Jackal, a sheik who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gillard
CAST:  Willie Aames  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Tuvia Tavi  •  Richard Curnock

After their caravan is attacked and their respective families butchered by Arab marauders, teenagers David and Sarah flee across the desert. But the desert is filled with danger from the elements, animals and the unwholesome appetite of the Jackal, a sheik who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gillard
CAST:  Willie Aames  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Tuvia Tavi  •  Richard Curnock

Princess Caraboo (1994)

Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away land. She is then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Austin
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Kevin Kline  •  Stephen Rea

Bristol, England, early 19th century. A beautiful young stranger who speaks a weird language is tried for the crime of begging. But when a man claims that he can translate her dialect, it is understood that the woman is a princess from a far away land. She is then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Austin
CAST:  Jim Broadbent  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Kevin Kline  •  Stephen Rea

The Anniversary Party (2001)

While celebrating their reconciliation and six years of marriage, the American actress Sally Nash and the British novelist Joe Therrian receive their close friends, some colleagues and their next door neighbors in a party. Under the effect of Ecstasy, revelations ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Alan Cumming
CAST:  Alan Cumming  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  John Benjamin Hickey  •  Parker Posey

While celebrating their reconciliation and six years of marriage, the American actress Sally Nash and the British novelist Joe Therrian receive their close friends, some colleagues and their next door neighbors in a party. Under the effect of Ecstasy, revelations ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Alan Cumming
CAST:  Alan Cumming  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  John Benjamin Hickey  •  Parker Posey

Drop Dead Fred (1991)

When Elizabeth returns to her mother's home after her marriage breaks up, she recreates her imaginary childhood friend, Fred, to escape from the trauma of losing her husband and her job. In between the chaos and mayhem that Fred creates, Elizabeth attempts to win ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ate de Jong
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Rik Mayall  •  Marsha Mason  •  Tim Matheson

When Elizabeth returns to her mother's home after her marriage breaks up, she recreates her imaginary childhood friend, Fred, to escape from the trauma of losing her husband and her job. In between the chaos and mayhem that Fred creates, Elizabeth attempts to win ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ate de Jong
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Rik Mayall  •  Marsha Mason  •  Tim Matheson

I Love You to Death (1990)

Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlour, and has been married to Rosalie for years. When Rosalie discovers that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time, she goes to extreme lengths to punish him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Joan Plowright  •  River Phoenix

Joey Boca is the owner of a pizza parlour, and has been married to Rosalie for years. When Rosalie discovers that Joey is a womanizer and has been cheating on her for a long time, she goes to extreme lengths to punish him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Joan Plowright  •  River Phoenix

Shag (1989)

Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zelda Barron
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Scott Coffey  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Page Hannah

Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zelda Barron
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Scott Coffey  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Page Hannah

My Life's in Turnaround (1994)

Two Manhattan slackers want to make a movie about their lives. One drives a cab, the other tends bar; neither has a clue how to make a movie. Things look up when real-life actors Phoebe Cates and Martha Plimpton agree to star in the project.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Schaeffer  •  Donal Lardner Ward
CAST:  Eric Schaeffer  •  Donal Lardner Ward  •  Casey Siemaszko  •  Debra Clein

Two Manhattan slackers want to make a movie about their lives. One drives a cab, the other tends bar; neither has a clue how to make a movie. Things look up when real-life actors Phoebe Cates and Martha Plimpton agree to star in the project.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Schaeffer  •  Donal Lardner Ward
CAST:  Eric Schaeffer  •  Donal Lardner Ward  •  Casey Siemaszko  •  Debra Clein

Largo Desolato (1990)

A fictionalized autobiographical play written by Czechoslovakian playwright-turned-president Vaclav Havel in 1984 upon his release from a four-and-one-half-year prison term for political subversion. The play focuses on two days in the life of a dissident writer who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jiri Zizka
CAST:  F. Murray Abraham  •  George Martin  •  Sally Kirkland  •  Phoebe Cates

A fictionalized autobiographical play written by Czechoslovakian playwright-turned-president Vaclav Havel in 1984 upon his release from a four-and-one-half-year prison term for political subversion. The play focuses on two days in the life of a dissident writer who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jiri Zizka
CAST:  F. Murray Abraham  •  George Martin  •  Sally Kirkland  •  Phoebe Cates

Scratch the Surface (1997)

What you see on the magazine covers and on catwalks around the world is far from the whole story; indeed, it is far from the truth. In this captivating inside look at the cutthroat modeling industry, supermodel Tara Fitzpatrick talks in-depth with her famous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tara Fitzpatrick
CAST:  Brooke Shields  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Whitney Houston  •  Bridget Hall

What you see on the magazine covers and on catwalks around the world is far from the whole story; indeed, it is far from the truth. In this captivating inside look at the cutthroat modeling industry, supermodel Tara Fitzpatrick talks in-depth with her famous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tara Fitzpatrick
CAST:  Brooke Shields  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Whitney Houston  •  Bridget Hall

Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)

Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic attentions of Sid, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Steinberg
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Tim Roth  •  Eric Stoltz

Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic attentions of Sid, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Steinberg
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Tim Roth  •  Eric Stoltz

Baby Sister (1983)

Sultry college dropout Annie Burroughs moves in with her older sister Marsha and proceeds to break up the relationship between Marsha and her live-in boyfriend David Mitchell so Annie can begin a sensuous love affair and have David all for herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Hilliard Stern
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Ted Wass  •  Pamela Bellwood  •  Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Sultry college dropout Annie Burroughs moves in with her older sister Marsha and proceeds to break up the relationship between Marsha and her live-in boyfriend David Mitchell so Annie can begin a sensuous love affair and have David all for herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Hilliard Stern
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Ted Wass  •  Pamela Bellwood  •  Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bridges
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Jason Robards

A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Bridges
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Jason Robards

Heart of Dixie (1989)

In the 1950s, three young sorority women re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Davidson
CAST:  Ally Sheedy  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Don Michael Paul  •  Phoebe Cates

In the 1950s, three young sorority women re-assess their values in light of the burgeoning civil rights movement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Davidson
CAST:  Ally Sheedy  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Don Michael Paul  •  Phoebe Cates

Private School (1983)

Private-school student Christine loves Jim. But her classmate, Jordan, is also vying for Jim's attention and trying to end his relationship with Christine. Meanwhile, Jim's friend Bubba embarks on a series of sexual escapades, including dressing up as a woman to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Betsy Russell  •  Matthew Modine  •  Michael Zorek

Private-school student Christine loves Jim. But her classmate, Jordan, is also vying for Jim's attention and trying to end his relationship with Christine. Meanwhile, Jim's friend Bubba embarks on a series of sexual escapades, including dressing up as a woman to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Phoebe Cates  •  Betsy Russell  •  Matthew Modine  •  Michael Zorek

Date With an Angel (1987)

Aspiring composer Jim Sanders is engaged to spoiled rich girl Patty. But the morning after his bachelor party, Jim wakes up to discover a beautiful, broken-winged angel in his pool. When everyone finds out about his heavenly houseguest, Jim must cope with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McLoughlin
CAST:  Michael E. Knight  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  David Dukes

Aspiring composer Jim Sanders is engaged to spoiled rich girl Patty. But the morning after his bachelor party, Jim wakes up to discover a beautiful, broken-winged angel in his pool. When everyone finds out about his heavenly houseguest, Jim must cope with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McLoughlin
CAST:  Michael E. Knight  •  Phoebe Cates  •  Emmanuelle Béart  •  David Dukes

Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (1994)

Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! was a 1994 TV special that aired on ABC to celebrate Sesame Street's 25th anniversary. It was originally broadcast on May 18, 1994. The show featured Joe Pesci (as Ronald Grump), Corbin Bernsen (as ...  (more)

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CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Charles Grodin  •  Susan Sarandon

Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! was a 1994 TV special that aired on ABC to celebrate Sesame Street's 25th anniversary. It was originally broadcast on May 18, 1994. The show featured Joe Pesci (as Ronald Grump), Corbin Bernsen (as ...  (more)

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CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Charles Grodin  •  Susan Sarandon

Celebrity Nude Revue: Easy 80's Volume 1 (2011)

The naked floodgates burst open in the Saucy 70s and the 80s continued the trend. Welcome to the 80s, Jerry Falwell, Reagan conservatism, VCRs, pay tv, big hair and AIDS. Drive-ins and grindhouses were replaced by multiplex theaters, but the VCR and Pay TV came to ...  (more)

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CAST:  Maud Adams  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Janet Ågren  •  Adrienne Barbeau

The naked floodgates burst open in the Saucy 70s and the 80s continued the trend. Welcome to the 80s, Jerry Falwell, Reagan conservatism, VCRs, pay tv, big hair and AIDS. Drive-ins and grindhouses were replaced by multiplex theaters, but the VCR and Pay TV came to ...  (more)

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CAST:  Maud Adams  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Janet Ågren  •  Adrienne Barbeau
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