Christopher McDonald

Christopher McDonald (born February 15, 1955) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in Happy Gilmore, Requiem for a Dream, and 61.

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61* (2001)

In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. Which man would reach it?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Crystal
CAST:  Barry Pepper  •  Thomas Jane  •  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Richard Masur

In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. Which man would reach it?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Crystal
CAST:  Barry Pepper  •  Thomas Jane  •  Anthony Michael Hall  •  Richard Masur

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006)

The movie will shift its focus on Erik Stifler, the cousin of Matt and Steve, a youngster who is nothing like his wild relations. Peer pressure starts to turn him to live up to the legacy of the other Stiflers when he attends the Naked Mile, a naked run across the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Nussbaum
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Eugene Levy  •  John White  •  Jessy Schram

The movie will shift its focus on Erik Stifler, the cousin of Matt and Steve, a youngster who is nothing like his wild relations. Peer pressure starts to turn him to live up to the legacy of the other Stiflers when he attends the Naked Mile, a naked run across the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Nussbaum
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Eugene Levy  •  John White  •  Jessy Schram

Another Midnight Run (1994)

Jack Walsh tries to track down two of the top con-artists around. But they know every trick in the book and Jack has trouble bringing them back to LA and getting a $45,000 pay day reward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Julie Lott  •  Jeremy Lawrence  •  John Fleck

Jack Walsh tries to track down two of the top con-artists around. But they know every trick in the book and Jack has trouble bringing them back to LA and getting a $45,000 pay day reward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Julie Lott  •  Jeremy Lawrence  •  John Fleck

Awake (2007)

While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joby Harold
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Jessica Alba  •  Terrence Howard  •  Lena Olin

While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions while wrestling with her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joby Harold
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Jessica Alba  •  Terrence Howard  •  Lena Olin

Broken Flowers (2005)

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As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Julie Delpy  •  Sharon Stone  •  Tilda Swinton

As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Julie Delpy  •  Sharon Stone  •  Tilda Swinton

Celtic Pride (1996)

The National Basketball Association play-offs are taking place, and the Boston Celtics are facing the Utah Jazz in a crucial series. This is also the last year that any games will be played in the Boston Garden, which is going to be torn down after the end of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom DeCerchio
CAST:  Damon Wayans  •  Daniel Stern  •  Christopher McDonald  •  Gail O'Grady

The National Basketball Association play-offs are taking place, and the Boston Celtics are facing the Utah Jazz in a crucial series. This is also the last year that any games will be played in the Boston Garden, which is going to be torn down after the end of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom DeCerchio
CAST:  Damon Wayans  •  Daniel Stern  •  Christopher McDonald  •  Gail O'Grady

Flubber (1997)

Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his wedding twice, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Christopher McDonald  •  Raymond J. Barry

Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his wedding twice, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Christopher McDonald  •  Raymond J. Barry

Grease 2 (1982)

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patricia Birch
CAST:  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Lorna Luft  •  Maureen Teefy

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patricia Birch
CAST:  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Lorna Luft  •  Maureen Teefy

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize money. Meanwhile, an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Christopher McDonald  •  Julie Bowen  •  Frances Bay

Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize money. Meanwhile, an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Christopher McDonald  •  Julie Bowen  •  Frances Bay

House Arrest (1996)

High-schooler Grover Beindorf and his younger sister Stacy decide that their parents, Janet and Ned, are acting childishly when they decide to divorce after 18 years of marriage, so they lock them up in the basement until they'll sort out their problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Winer
CAST:  Kyle Howard  •  Herbert Russell  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Pollak

High-schooler Grover Beindorf and his younger sister Stacy decide that their parents, Janet and Ned, are acting childishly when they decide to divorce after 18 years of marriage, so they lock them up in the basement until they'll sort out their problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Winer
CAST:  Kyle Howard  •  Herbert Russell  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Kevin Pollak

Midnight Run for Your Life (1994)

When an accused murderer flees to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, bounty hunter Jack Walsh is hired to bring her back, unaware that the police, a hitman and a dangerous drug lord are hot on his trail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Sackheim
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Melora Walters  •  Dan Hedaya  •  John Fleck

When an accused murderer flees to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, bounty hunter Jack Walsh is hired to bring her back, unaware that the police, a hitman and a dangerous drug lord are hot on his trail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Sackheim
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Melora Walters  •  Dan Hedaya  •  John Fleck

Midnight Runaround (1994)

Bounty hunter Jack Walsh heads for a small rural community in Oklahoma to bring back a young bail jumper, only to discover that the entire town has united to defend the young man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank De Palma
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Kyle Secor  •  Ed O'Ross  •  Rebecca Cross

Bounty hunter Jack Walsh heads for a small rural community in Oklahoma to bring back a young bail jumper, only to discover that the entire town has united to defend the young man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank De Palma
CAST:  Christopher McDonald  •  Kyle Secor  •  Ed O'Ross  •  Rebecca Cross

Quiz Show (1994)

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Lawyer Richard Goodwin discovers that 'Twenty-One', a successful TV quiz show, is rigged and decides to expose the team behind the show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Rob Morrow  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Paul Scofield

Lawyer Richard Goodwin discovers that 'Twenty-One', a successful TV quiz show, is rigged and decides to expose the team behind the show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Rob Morrow  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Paul Scofield

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jared Leto  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Marlon Wayans

The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darren Aronofsky
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jared Leto  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Marlon Wayans

Rumor Has It... (2005)

Sarah Huttinger's return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers – as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Kevin Costner  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Mark Ruffalo

Sarah Huttinger's return home with her fiance convinces her that the sedate, proper, country-club lifestyle of her family isn't for her – and that maybe the Huttinger family isn't even hers – as she uncovers secrets that suggest the Huttingers are neither sedate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Kevin Costner  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Mark Ruffalo

SLC Punk (1998)

Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Merendino
CAST:  Matthew Lillard  •  Michael A. Goorjian  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Til Schweiger

Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Merendino
CAST:  Matthew Lillard  •  Michael A. Goorjian  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Til Schweiger

Superhero Movie (2008)

The team behind Scary Movie takes on the comic book genre in this tale of Rick Riker, a nerdy teen imbued with superpowers by a radioactive dragonfly. And because every hero needs a nemesis, enter Lou Landers, aka the villainously goofy Hourglass.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Mazin
CAST:  Drake Bell  •  Sara Paxton  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Christopher McDonald

The team behind Scary Movie takes on the comic book genre in this tale of Rick Riker, a nerdy teen imbued with superpowers by a radioactive dragonfly. And because every hero needs a nemesis, enter Lou Landers, aka the villainously goofy Hourglass.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Mazin
CAST:  Drake Bell  •  Sara Paxton  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Christopher McDonald

The Faculty (1998)

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jordana Brewster  •  Elijah Wood  •  Clea DuVall  •  Laura Harris

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jordana Brewster  •  Elijah Wood  •  Clea DuVall  •  Laura Harris

The Iron Giant (1999)

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In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Vin Diesel  •  Cloris Leachman

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Bird
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Harry Connick Jr.  •  Vin Diesel  •  Cloris Leachman

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

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A tale of murder, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity and a mysterious opportunity presents him with a chance to change it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Frances McDormand  •  Michael Badalucco  •  James Gandolfini

A tale of murder, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity and a mysterious opportunity presents him with a chance to change it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Frances McDormand  •  Michael Badalucco  •  James Gandolfini
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