Shirley Knight

Shirley Enola Knight was an American stage, screen, and television actress. She has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, in 1960 for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and in 1962 for Sweet Bird of Youth.

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As Good as It Gets (1997)

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New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

Grandma's Boy (2006)

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Even though he's 35, Alex acts more like he's 13, spending his days as the world's oldest video game tester and his evenings developing the next big Xbox game. But when he gets kicked out of his apartment, he's forced to move in with his grandmother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholaus Goossen
CAST:  Linda Cardellini  •  Allen Covert  •  Peter Dante  •  Shirley Knight

Even though he's 35, Alex acts more like he's 13, spending his days as the world's oldest video game tester and his evenings developing the next big Xbox game. But when he gets kicked out of his apartment, he's forced to move in with his grandmother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholaus Goossen
CAST:  Linda Cardellini  •  Allen Covert  •  Peter Dante  •  Shirley Knight

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Sally Field  •  Telly Savalas  •  Peter Boyle

After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Sally Field  •  Telly Savalas  •  Peter Boyle

Angel Eyes (2001)

A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Jeremy Sisto  •  Terrence Howard

A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Jeremy Sisto  •  Terrence Howard

Color of Night (1994)

When New York psychiatrist Bill Capa visits Los Angeles to take over his murdered colleague's therapy group, he finds himself embroiled in the thick of a mystery when he bumps into Rose and begins a torrid affair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rush
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Jane March  •  Rubén Blades  •  Lesley Ann Warren

When New York psychiatrist Bill Capa visits Los Angeles to take over his murdered colleague's therapy group, he finds himself embroiled in the thick of a mystery when he bumps into Rose and begins a torrid affair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Rush
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Jane March  •  Rubén Blades  •  Lesley Ann Warren

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Callie Khouri
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  James Garner

A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Callie Khouri
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Fionnula Flanagan  •  James Garner

Endless Love (1981)

Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This doesn't stop him from seeing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Brooke Shields  •  Martin Hewitt  •  Shirley Knight  •  Jami Gertz

Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This doesn't stop him from seeing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Franco Zeffirelli
CAST:  Brooke Shields  •  Martin Hewitt  •  Shirley Knight  •  Jami Gertz

Filmmaker (1968)

A behind-the-scenes documentary by George Lucas about 29-year-old Francis Ford Coppola and his crew creating the 1969 film "The Rain People."  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Shirley Knight  •  James Caan  •  George Lucas

A behind-the-scenes documentary by George Lucas about 29-year-old Francis Ford Coppola and his crew creating the 1969 film "The Rain People."  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Shirley Knight  •  James Caan  •  George Lucas

Juggernaut (1974)

A terrorist demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he has planted aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise ship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Omar Sharif  •  David Hemmings  •  Anthony Hopkins

A terrorist demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he has planted aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise ship.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Omar Sharif  •  David Hemmings  •  Anthony Hopkins

Petulia (1968)

An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Julie Christie  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  George C. Scott  •  Arthur Hill

An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Julie Christie  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  George C. Scott  •  Arthur Hill

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Adam Goldberg  •  Luis Guzmán

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Adam Goldberg  •  Luis Guzmán

Stuart Saves His Family (1995)

Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Al Franken  •  Laura San Giacomo  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Shirley Knight

Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Al Franken  •  Laura San Giacomo  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Shirley Knight

Flight from Ashiya (1964)

Featuring an all-star cast and on-location shooting in Japan, where the story is set, three US Air Force rescue pilots must overcome their personal problems and differences to embark upon a dangerous mission to save raft-bound Japanese survivors from a murderous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Richard Widmark  •  George Chakiris  •  Suzy Parker

Featuring an all-star cast and on-location shooting in Japan, where the story is set, three US Air Force rescue pilots must overcome their personal problems and differences to embark upon a dangerous mission to save raft-bound Japanese survivors from a murderous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Anderson
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Richard Widmark  •  George Chakiris  •  Suzy Parker

Mary & Tim (1996)

Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Tom McCarthy  •  Shirley Knight  •  Richard Kiley

Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Tom McCarthy  •  Shirley Knight  •  Richard Kiley

A House on a Hill (2003)

A once-successful architect (Philip Baker Hall) has become a grumpy loner, but a young couple plead with him to come out of retirement to rebuild his crumbling old house for them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Philip Baker Hall  •  Laura San Giacomo  •  Shirley Knight  •  Henry Rollins

A once-successful architect (Philip Baker Hall) has become a grumpy loner, but a young couple plead with him to come out of retirement to rebuild his crumbling old house for them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Workman
CAST:  Philip Baker Hall  •  Laura San Giacomo  •  Shirley Knight  •  Henry Rollins

Dutchman (1967)

A young conservative black man, minding his own business, rides a nearly empty subway car. The only other passenger, a blonde vixen looking for trouble, sizes him up. Sexual tension, racial bigotry and righteous fury collide in a razor's edge confrontation between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Harvey
CAST:  Shirley Knight  •  Al Freeman, Jr.  •  Frank Lieberman  •  Robert Calvert

A young conservative black man, minding his own business, rides a nearly empty subway car. The only other passenger, a blonde vixen looking for trouble, sizes him up. Sexual tension, racial bigotry and righteous fury collide in a razor's edge confrontation between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Harvey
CAST:  Shirley Knight  •  Al Freeman, Jr.  •  Frank Lieberman  •  Robert Calvert

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Gigolo and drifter Chance Wayne returns to his home town as the companion of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Geraldine Page  •  Ed Begley  •  Rip Torn

Gigolo and drifter Chance Wayne returns to his home town as the companion of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Geraldine Page  •  Ed Begley  •  Rip Torn

P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (2002)

With his life already in shambles -- his girlfriend just dumped him, he's lost his acting gig, and his cat is seriously ill -- sad-sack Jimmy Zoole (Steve Guttenberg) comes home New Year's Eve to find a gay burglar (Lombardo Boyar) looting his apartment. Taking the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Guttenberg
CAST:  Steve Guttenberg  •  Lombardo Boyar  •  Shirley Knight  •  A.J. Benza

With his life already in shambles -- his girlfriend just dumped him, he's lost his acting gig, and his cat is seriously ill -- sad-sack Jimmy Zoole (Steve Guttenberg) comes home New Year's Eve to find a gay burglar (Lombardo Boyar) looting his apartment. Taking the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Guttenberg
CAST:  Steve Guttenberg  •  Lombardo Boyar  •  Shirley Knight  •  A.J. Benza

House of Women (1962)

An innocent, pregnant prison inmate (Shirley Knight) becomes the bad warden's (Andrew Duggan) personal favorite.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Doniger  •  Crane Wilbur
CAST:  Shirley Knight  •  Andrew Duggan  •  Barbara Nichols  •  Margaret Hayes

An innocent, pregnant prison inmate (Shirley Knight) becomes the bad warden's (Andrew Duggan) personal favorite.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Doniger  •  Crane Wilbur
CAST:  Shirley Knight  •  Andrew Duggan  •  Barbara Nichols  •  Margaret Hayes

The Sender (1982)

A disturbed telepathic man is able to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Christian
CAST:  Kathryn Harrold  •  Zeljko Ivanek  •  Shirley Knight  •  Paul Freeman

A disturbed telepathic man is able to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Christian
CAST:  Kathryn Harrold  •  Zeljko Ivanek  •  Shirley Knight  •  Paul Freeman
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