Richard Edson

Richard Edson (born January 1, 1954) is an American actor and musician. He was born in New Rochelle, New York to a Jewish family. Edson was a founding member of the San Francisco art rock band The Alterboys. He started his acting career on screen in the feature film, Stranger Than Paradise (1984). Since then, he has been known for his roles in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Do The Right Thing (1989), Super Mario Bros. (1993) and Strange Days (1995).

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Crossing the Bridge (1992)

A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; instead of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Binder
CAST:  Josh Charles  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Cheryl Pollak

A film about three high school friends who find their happy-go-lucky existence tarnished forever the instant they get embroiled in a drug-running scheme that goes awry. When things start getting messy, they rue the day they agreed to the venture; instead of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Binder
CAST:  Josh Charles  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Cheryl Pollak

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

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Richard Edson

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin' Out, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin' Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Ossie Davis  •  Danny Aiello  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Richard Edson

Eight Men Out (1988)

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A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Charlie Sheen  •  D.B. Sweeney

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Charlie Sheen  •  D.B. Sweeney

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

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After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Alan Ruck  •  Mia Sara  •  Jeffrey Jones

After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Alan Ruck  •  Mia Sara  •  Jeffrey Jones

Frankenfish (2004)

When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist Mary Callahan to the location where the victim lived in a floating house and he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark A.Z. Dippé
CAST:  Tory Kittles  •  K.D. Aubert  •  China Chow  •  Matthew Rauch

When the body of a man is found completely destroyed in the swamps in Louisiana, the medical investigator Sam Rivers is assigned to investigate the murder. He travels with the biologist Mary Callahan to the location where the victim lived in a floating house and he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark A.Z. Dippé
CAST:  Tory Kittles  •  K.D. Aubert  •  China Chow  •  Matthew Rauch

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

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A disk jockey goes to Vietnam to work for the Armed Forces Radio Service. While he becomes popular among the troops, his superiors disapprove of his humour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Trần Thanh Tùng  •  Chintara Sukapatana

A disk jockey goes to Vietnam to work for the Armed Forces Radio Service. While he becomes popular among the troops, his superiors disapprove of his humour.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Trần Thanh Tùng  •  Chintara Sukapatana

Let It Ride (1989)

An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Pytka
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  David Johansen  •  Teri Garr

An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Pytka
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  David Johansen  •  Teri Garr

Platoon (1986)

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As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Forest Whitaker

As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Forest Whitaker

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy Bear and persuasive criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Owen Wilson  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Fred Williamson

Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy Bear and persuasive criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Owen Wilson  •  Snoop Dogg  •  Fred Williamson

Strange Days (1995)

A former cop turned street-hustler and his bodyguard accidentally uncover a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Angela Bassett  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Juliette Lewis

A former cop turned street-hustler and his bodyguard accidentally uncover a conspiracy in Los Angeles in 1999.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Ralph Fiennes  •  Angela Bassett  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Juliette Lewis

Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Mario and Luigi, plumbers from Brooklyn, find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in hi-tech squalor. They're the only hope to save our universe from invasion by the dino dictator, Koopa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Annabel Jankel  •  Rocky Morton
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  John Leguizamo  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Samantha Mathis

Mario and Luigi, plumbers from Brooklyn, find themselves in an alternate universe where evolved dinosaurs live in hi-tech squalor. They're the only hope to save our universe from invasion by the dino dictator, Koopa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Annabel Jankel  •  Rocky Morton
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  John Leguizamo  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Samantha Mathis

The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

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Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to take into space. It's his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Polish
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jon Gries  •  Max Thieriot

Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to take into space. It's his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Polish
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Virginia Madsen  •  Jon Gries  •  Max Thieriot

The Kid & I (2005)

Aaron Roman is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father grants Aaron his wish for his eighteenth birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Tom Arnold  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Eric Gores  •  Linda Hamilton

Aaron Roman is a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of starring in a big-time action movie. When his father grants Aaron his wish for his eighteenth birthday, he experiences the reality a bit hard to manage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Tom Arnold  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Eric Gores  •  Linda Hamilton

The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)

The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Jeremy Davies  •  Amanda Plummer

The Million Dollar Hotel starts with a jump from a roof top that clears up a death in a hotel that was burning to the ground where a lot of strange people had been living.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Jeremy Davies  •  Amanda Plummer

Timecode (2000)

A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering divorce, while Rose's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Xander Berkeley  •  Golden Brooks  •  Saffron Burrows  •  Viveka Davis

A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering divorce, while Rose's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Figgis
CAST:  Xander Berkeley  •  Golden Brooks  •  Saffron Burrows  •  Viveka Davis

Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

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A Hungarian immigrant, his friend, and his cousin go on an unpredictable adventure across America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  John Lurie  •  Eszter Balint  •  Richard Edson  •  Cecillia Stark

A Hungarian immigrant, his friend, and his cousin go on an unpredictable adventure across America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  John Lurie  •  Eszter Balint  •  Richard Edson  •  Cecillia Stark

Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician (2001)

Chance, a hapless Los Angeles musician is searching for the coveted Moletron synthesizer through the classified ad paper the "Southlander", and meeting interesting characters along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Hanft
CAST:  Beck  •  Rossie Harris  •  Laura Prepon  •  Beth Orton

Chance, a hapless Los Angeles musician is searching for the coveted Moletron synthesizer through the classified ad paper the "Southlander", and meeting interesting characters along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Hanft
CAST:  Beck  •  Rossie Harris  •  Laura Prepon  •  Beth Orton

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

The Winner (1996)

A long lucky streak makes a nice guy the target of opportunists like his brother, his girlfriend, and some guys from New Jersey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Richard Edson  •  Delroy Lindo

A long lucky streak makes a nice guy the target of opportunists like his brother, his girlfriend, and some guys from New Jersey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Richard Edson  •  Delroy Lindo
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