Sy Richardson

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Sy Richardson is an American film and television actor.Richardson made his film debut as the Fairy Godmother, in the 1977 American erotic musical comedy Cinderella. He is perhaps best known as a regular in the films of Alex Cox, having appeared in Repo Man, Sid and Nancy, Straight to Hell, Walker, The Winner and Searchers 2.0. He played "Turbo" in the 1990 film Tripwire. He recently had a recurring role as the coroner on the TV series Pushing Daisies. He is also in They Live and played a tough L.A. County Sherrif in the gang classic Colors. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sy Richardson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Bad Dreams (1988)

Unity Field, a "free love" cult from the '70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris, its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia is spared by chance. Years later, the nightmare of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Jennifer Rubin  •  Bruce Abbott  •  Richard Lynch  •  Dean Cameron

Unity Field, a "free love" cult from the '70s, is mostly remembered for its notorious mass suicide led by Harris, its charismatic leader. While all members are supposed to burn in a fire together, young Cynthia is spared by chance. Years later, the nightmare of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Jennifer Rubin  •  Bruce Abbott  •  Richard Lynch  •  Dean Cameron

Catchfire (1990)

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper  •  Alan Smithee
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Jodie Foster  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Vincent Price

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper  •  Alan Smithee
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Jodie Foster  •  Dean Stockwell  •  Vincent Price

Men at Work (1990)

Two garbage men find the body of a city councilman in a trash can on their route. With help from a supervisor, the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer while hiding the body from the cops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Leslie Hope  •  Keith David

Two garbage men find the body of a city councilman in a trash can on their route. With help from a supervisor, the duo must solve the case and find the man's killer while hiding the body from the cops.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Leslie Hope  •  Keith David

Repo Man (1984)

A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Tracey Walter  •  Olivia Barash

A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Emilio Estevez  •  Tracey Walter  •  Olivia Barash

Sid and Nancy (1986)

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January 1978. After their success in England, the punk rock band Sex Pistols venture out on their tour of the southern United States. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious is forced by his band mates to travel without his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, who will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Chloe Webb  •  David Hayman  •  Debby Bishop

January 1978. After their success in England, the punk rock band Sex Pistols venture out on their tour of the southern United States. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious is forced by his band mates to travel without his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, who will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Chloe Webb  •  David Hayman  •  Debby Bishop

Straight to Hell (1987)

A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of coffee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Dick Rude  •  Sy Richardson  •  Courtney Love  •  Joe Strummer

A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of coffee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Dick Rude  •  Sy Richardson  •  Courtney Love  •  Joe Strummer

Tapeheads (1988)

The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some help from Mo Fuzz, they soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Fishman
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Tim Robbins  •  Mary Crosby  •  Clu Gulager

The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some help from Mo Fuzz, they soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Fishman
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Tim Robbins  •  Mary Crosby  •  Clu Gulager

The Glass Shield (1994)

J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the first female officer to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Burnett
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Lori Petty  •  Erich Anderson  •  Richard Anderson

J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the first female officer to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Burnett
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Lori Petty  •  Erich Anderson  •  Richard Anderson

The Grifters (1990)

A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  John Cusack  •  Annette Bening  •  Jan Munroe

A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  John Cusack  •  Annette Bening  •  Jan Munroe

They Live (1988)

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Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Roddy Piper  •  Meg Foster  •  Keith David  •  George Buck Flower

Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Roddy Piper  •  Meg Foster  •  Keith David  •  George Buck Flower

Walker (1987)

William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Richard Masur  •  René Auberjonois  •  Keith Szarabajka

William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Ed Harris  •  Richard Masur  •  René Auberjonois  •  Keith Szarabajka

Human Nature (2001)

A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Tim Robbins  •  Miranda Otto  •  Hilary Duff

A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Gondry
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Tim Robbins  •  Miranda Otto  •  Hilary Duff

Posse (1993)

A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Tommy Lister Jr.  •  Big Daddy Kane

A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Van Peebles
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Tommy Lister Jr.  •  Big Daddy Kane

Surviving Christmas (2004)

Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in which he was raised ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Mitchell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  James Gandolfini  •  Christina Applegate  •  Catherine O'Hara

Drew Latham is an executive leading an empty, shallow life with only wealth on his side. Facing another lonely Christmas ahead, he revisit his old childhood home in the hope of reliving some old holiday memories – but he finds that the house in which he was raised ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Mitchell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  James Gandolfini  •  Christina Applegate  •  Catherine O'Hara

Colors (1988)

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A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Robert Duvall  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Randy Brooks

A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Robert Duvall  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Randy Brooks

Mystery Train (1989)

In Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a single night, the Arcade Hotel, run by an eccentric night clerk and a clueless bellboy, is visited by a young Japanese couple traveling in search of the roots of rock; an Italian woman in mourning who stumbles upon a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Joe Strummer  •  Nicoletta Braschi

In Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a single night, the Arcade Hotel, run by an eccentric night clerk and a clueless bellboy, is visited by a young Japanese couple traveling in search of the roots of rock; an Italian woman in mourning who stumbles upon a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Joe Strummer  •  Nicoletta Braschi

Nocturna (1979)

Hard times have fallen on the Transylvanian House of Dracula. To help pay the taxes, Castle Dracula has been converted into the Hotel Transylvania. Dracula himself is aging and toothless, being cared for by his granddaughter Nocturna. When Nocturna books a disco ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Hurwitz
CAST:  Nai Bonet  •  John Carradine  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Theodore Gottlieb

Hard times have fallen on the Transylvanian House of Dracula. To help pay the taxes, Castle Dracula has been converted into the Hotel Transylvania. Dracula himself is aging and toothless, being cared for by his granddaughter Nocturna. When Nocturna books a disco ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Hurwitz
CAST:  Nai Bonet  •  John Carradine  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Theodore Gottlieb

Tripwire (1989)

A band of ruthless international terrorists led by Josef Szabo hijack a speeding railroad train loaded with a full arsenal of powerful military weaponry capable of threatening world peace. The only hero who can stop the terrorists' scheme for world domination is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lemmo
CAST:  Charlotte Lewis  •  Terence Knox  •  David Warner  •  Yaphet Kotto

A band of ruthless international terrorists led by Josef Szabo hijack a speeding railroad train loaded with a full arsenal of powerful military weaponry capable of threatening world peace. The only hero who can stop the terrorists' scheme for world domination is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lemmo
CAST:  Charlotte Lewis  •  Terence Knox  •  David Warner  •  Yaphet Kotto

Heat Vision and Jack (1999)

As the result of a NASA miscalculation, Astronaut Jack Austin flew too close to the sun, the rays expanding his mind and making him the smartest man on the planet. Now he and his talking motorcycle (who contains the mind of his former roommate) are on the run from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Owen Wilson  •  Ron Silver  •  Ben Stiller

As the result of a NASA miscalculation, Astronaut Jack Austin flew too close to the sun, the rays expanding his mind and making him the smartest man on the planet. Now he and his talking motorcycle (who contains the mind of his former roommate) are on the run from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Owen Wilson  •  Ron Silver  •  Ben Stiller

Our Family Wedding (2010)

The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding is comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay to rest their feud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  America Ferrera  •  Carlos Mencia  •  Regina King

The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding is comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay to rest their feud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  America Ferrera  •  Carlos Mencia  •  Regina King
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