Victor Argo

Victor Argo (November 5, 1934 – April 7, 2004) was a Puerto Rican - American actor who usually played the part of a tough bad guy in his movies. Description above from the Wikipedia article Victor Argo, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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After Hours (1985)

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Griffin Dunne  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Verna Bloom  •  Tommy Chong

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Griffin Dunne  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Verna Bloom  •  Tommy Chong

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

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

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While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Victor Argo  •  Frankie Thorn  •  Robin Burrows

While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Victor Argo  •  Frankie Thorn  •  Robin Burrows

Boxcar Bertha (1972)

'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a transient woman in Arkansas during the violence-filled Depression of the early '30s, meets up with rabble-rousing union man 'Big' Bill Shelly and the two team up to fight the corrupt railroad establishment. Based on “Sister of the Road,” ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  David Carradine  •  Barry Primus  •  Bernie Casey

'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a transient woman in Arkansas during the violence-filled Depression of the early '30s, meets up with rabble-rousing union man 'Big' Bill Shelly and the two team up to fight the corrupt railroad establishment. Based on “Sister of the Road,” ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  David Carradine  •  Barry Primus  •  Bernie Casey

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Martin Landau  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Joanna Gleason

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Martin Landau  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Joanna Gleason

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Don't Say a Word (2001)

When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Fleder
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sean Bean  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Skye McCole Bartusiak

When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Fleder
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sean Bean  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Skye McCole Bartusiak

Double Whammy (2001)

Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his building is stabbed by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom DiCillo
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Luis Guzmán  •  Victor Argo

Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his building is stabbed by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom DiCillo
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Elizabeth Hurley  •  Luis Guzmán  •  Victor Argo

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

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An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob. Jarmusch's spiritual gangster film tells the story of an inner-city hit man (Whitaker) who lives on a rooftop, training himself as a samurai ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Tricia Vessey  •  Henry Silva

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob. Jarmusch's spiritual gangster film tells the story of an inner-city hit man (Whitaker) who lives on a rooftop, training himself as a samurai ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Tricia Vessey  •  Henry Silva

Her Alibi (1989)

A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife throwing) he begins to doubt ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Paulina Porizkova  •  William Daniels  •  James Farentino

A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife throwing) he begins to doubt ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Paulina Porizkova  •  William Daniels  •  James Farentino

King of New York (1990)

A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  David Caruso  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Victor Argo

A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abel Ferrara
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  David Caruso  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Victor Argo

Mean Streets (1973)

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A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Robert De Niro  •  David Proval  •  Amy Robinson

A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  Robert De Niro  •  David Proval  •  Amy Robinson

Next Stop Wonderland (1998)

A lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together... and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Anderson
CAST:  Hope Davis  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Holland Taylor  •  Alan Gelfant

A lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together... and the hilarious chain of accidents that seem determined to keep them apart!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Anderson
CAST:  Hope Davis  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Holland Taylor  •  Alan Gelfant

Quick Change (1990)

With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out of the city and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Murray  •  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Geena Davis  •  Randy Quaid  •  Jason Robards

With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out of the city and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Murray  •  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Geena Davis  •  Randy Quaid  •  Jason Robards

Raw Deal (1986)

Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a personal vendetta with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Irvin
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Kathryn Harrold  •  Darren McGavin  •  Sam Wanamaker

Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a personal vendetta with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Irvin
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Kathryn Harrold  •  Darren McGavin  •  Sam Wanamaker

Shadows and Fog (1991)

With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mia Farrow  •  Kathy Bates  •  David Ogden Stiers

With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mia Farrow  •  Kathy Bates  •  David Ogden Stiers

Smoke (1995)

Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  William Hurt  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  José Zúñiga

Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  William Hurt  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  José Zúñiga

Taxi Driver (1976)

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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

The Rose (1979)

Rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster's romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperilled by the demands of life on the road.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rydell
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Alan Bates  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  David Keith

Rock-and-roll singer Mary Rose Foster's romantic relationships and mental health are continuously imperilled by the demands of life on the road.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rydell
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Alan Bates  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  David Keith

True Romance (1993)

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Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Bronson Pinchot

Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Michael Rapaport  •  Bronson Pinchot
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