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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An Occasional Hell (1996)

A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Salomé Breziner
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Valeria Golino  •  Kari Wuhrer  •  Robert Davi

A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Salomé Breziner
CAST:  Tom Berenger  •  Valeria Golino  •  Kari Wuhrer  •  Robert Davi

Love Is Like That (1992)

A loving couple struggle to fend for themselves in modern day Los Angeles, One a loner and down and out, the other a lonely but hardworking secretary. Eventually, as cracks form in their passionate relationship, they resort to robbing an aging actress for money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jill Goldman
CAST:  Pamela Gidley  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Richard Edson  •  Joe Dallesandro

A loving couple struggle to fend for themselves in modern day Los Angeles, One a loner and down and out, the other a lonely but hardworking secretary. Eventually, as cracks form in their passionate relationship, they resort to robbing an aging actress for money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jill Goldman
CAST:  Pamela Gidley  •  Tom Sizemore  •  Richard Edson  •  Joe Dallesandro

Motorcycle Gang (1994)

Cal and his family are driving to their new home in California and are terrorized by a motorcycle gang along the highway.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Carla Gugino  •  Jake Busey  •  Gerald McRaney  •  Dawn Cody

Cal and his family are driving to their new home in California and are terrorized by a motorcycle gang along the highway.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Carla Gugino  •  Jake Busey  •  Gerald McRaney  •  Dawn Cody

Scorpion Spring (1996)

On the run from the law, desperate drug runner Astor and his beautiful prisoner struggle through the savage heat...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Cox
CAST:  Alfred Molina  •  Esai Morales  •  Patrick McGaw  •  Angel Aviles

On the run from the law, desperate drug runner Astor and his beautiful prisoner struggle through the savage heat...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Cox
CAST:  Alfred Molina  •  Esai Morales  •  Patrick McGaw  •  Angel Aviles

Jack of Hearts (2000)

A cop looking for a chance to redeem himself comes up against a man who has built a fortune out of corruption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Serge Rodnunsky
CAST:  Nick Mancuso  •  Louis Mandylor  •  M. Emmet Walsh  •  Ben Gazzara

A cop looking for a chance to redeem himself comes up against a man who has built a fortune out of corruption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Serge Rodnunsky
CAST:  Nick Mancuso  •  Louis Mandylor  •  M. Emmet Walsh  •  Ben Gazzara

Desperate But Not Serious (2000)

Lily is a twenty-something aspiring writer who receives an invitation to attend a wedding reception with Jonathan, a handsome entomologist who also happens to be the man of her dreams. The only problem is that she's in San Francisco and the wedding is in L.A. Lily ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Fishman
CAST:  Christine Taylor  •  Paget Brewster  •  Claudia Schiffer  •  John Corbett

Lily is a twenty-something aspiring writer who receives an invitation to attend a wedding reception with Jonathan, a handsome entomologist who also happens to be the man of her dreams. The only problem is that she's in San Francisco and the wedding is in L.A. Lily ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Fishman
CAST:  Christine Taylor  •  Paget Brewster  •  Claudia Schiffer  •  John Corbett

What About Me (1993)

After a family tragedy, a young woman finds herself homeless and living on the streets of New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Amodeo
CAST:  Rachel Amodeo  •  Richard Edson  •  Nick Zedd  •  Dee Dee Ramone

After a family tragedy, a young woman finds herself homeless and living on the streets of New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Amodeo
CAST:  Rachel Amodeo  •  Richard Edson  •  Nick Zedd  •  Dee Dee Ramone

Goodnight, Joseph Parker (2004)

Unapologetically brash in dialogue and texture GOODNIGHT JOSEPH PARKER is the classic love story brought to a no-pleasantries bar room. Girl loves man who loves woman, woman isn't worth his time. Into that mix throw in a hopeless drunk with a good heart and weak ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Brooks
CAST:  Paul Sorvino  •  Steven Tyler  •  Nick Chinlund  •  Debi Mazar

Unapologetically brash in dialogue and texture GOODNIGHT JOSEPH PARKER is the classic love story brought to a no-pleasantries bar room. Girl loves man who loves woman, woman isn't worth his time. Into that mix throw in a hopeless drunk with a good heart and weak ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Brooks
CAST:  Paul Sorvino  •  Steven Tyler  •  Nick Chinlund  •  Debi Mazar

Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)

This musical is based on four short stories by Damon Runyon. In one tale, gambler Feet Samuels sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense loves him and that he would rather live than die. In another story, Harriet's parrot is killed, and she has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Brookner
CAST:  Josef Sommer  •  Madonna  •  Tony Azito  •  Jennifer Grey

This musical is based on four short stories by Damon Runyon. In one tale, gambler Feet Samuels sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense loves him and that he would rather live than die. In another story, Harriet's parrot is killed, and she has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Brookner
CAST:  Josef Sommer  •  Madonna  •  Tony Azito  •  Jennifer Grey

Eyes of an Angel (1991)

John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a courier for, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Harmon
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Ellie Raab  •  Tito Larriva  •  Richard Edson

John Travolta is a downtrodden single father raising his daughter under difficult circumstances in Chicago. The young girl comes upon and then nurses a wounded Doberman used for fighting, back to health. Duped by underworld types he was working as a courier for, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Harmon
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Ellie Raab  •  Tito Larriva  •  Richard Edson

Howard the Duck (1986)

A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Willard Huyck
CAST:  Lea Thompson  •  Jeffrey Jones  •  Tim Robbins  •  Ed Gale

A scientific experiment unknowingly brings extraterrestrial life forms to the Earth through a laser beam. First is the cigar smoking drake Howard from the duck's planet. A few kids try to keep him from the greedy scientists and help him back to his planet. But then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Willard Huyck
CAST:  Lea Thompson  •  Jeffrey Jones  •  Tim Robbins  •  Ed Gale

I am Josh Polonski's Brother (2001)

Three brothers, Abe, Ben and Josh work in a textile shop and live a relatively quiet life until one day when Josh is killed in front of Abe's eyes. Determined to solve the mystery surrounding his brother's death, Abe is drawn deeper into an underworld filled with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raphaël Nadjari
CAST:  Richard Edson  •  Jeffrey Ware  •  Meg Hartig  •  Arnold Barkus

Three brothers, Abe, Ben and Josh work in a textile shop and live a relatively quiet life until one day when Josh is killed in front of Abe's eyes. Determined to solve the mystery surrounding his brother's death, Abe is drawn deeper into an underworld filled with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raphaël Nadjari
CAST:  Richard Edson  •  Jeffrey Ware  •  Meg Hartig  •  Arnold Barkus

Sunshine State (2002)

A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Alan King  •  Bill Cobbs  •  Angela Bassett  •  Timothy Hutton

A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Alan King  •  Bill Cobbs  •  Angela Bassett  •  Timothy Hutton

Purgatory (1999)

An outlaw band flees a posse and rides into Refuge, a small town where no one carries a gun, drinks, or swears. The town is actually Purgatory, and the peaceful inhabitants are all famous dead outlaws and criminals such as Doc Holiday and Wild Bill Hickok who must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uli Edel
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Eric Roberts  •  Randy Quaid  •  Peter Stormare

An outlaw band flees a posse and rides into Refuge, a small town where no one carries a gun, drinks, or swears. The town is actually Purgatory, and the peaceful inhabitants are all famous dead outlaws and criminals such as Doc Holiday and Wild Bill Hickok who must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uli Edel
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Eric Roberts  •  Randy Quaid  •  Peter Stormare

Where is Rocky II? (2016)

Pierre Bismuth hires a private detective and a duo of screenwriters to investigate on an enigmatic artwork.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Bismuth
CAST:  Michael Scott  •  D.V. DeVincentis  •  Anthony Peckham  •  Jim Ganzer

Pierre Bismuth hires a private detective and a duo of screenwriters to investigate on an enigmatic artwork.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Bismuth
CAST:  Michael Scott  •  D.V. DeVincentis  •  Anthony Peckham  •  Jim Ganzer

Super Mario Bros: This Ain't No Video Game (2014)

A documentary about the making of the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Gregory
CAST:  Rocky Morton  •  Annabel Jankel  •  Roland Joffé  •  Parker Bennett

A documentary about the making of the live-action Super Mario Bros. movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Gregory
CAST:  Rocky Morton  •  Annabel Jankel  •  Roland Joffé  •  Parker Bennett

Apartment #5C (2002)

Nicky and Uri, two young Israeli, arrive in New York, living off small theft. They set down in a very modest Brooklyn appartment. One night, during an argument with Uri, Nicky inadvertently shoots herself in the leg.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raphaël Nadjari
CAST:  Richard Edson  •  Ori Pfeffer  •  Jeffrey Ware  •  Olga Merediz

Nicky and Uri, two young Israeli, arrive in New York, living off small theft. They set down in a very modest Brooklyn appartment. One night, during an argument with Uri, Nicky inadvertently shoots herself in the leg.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raphaël Nadjari
CAST:  Richard Edson  •  Ori Pfeffer  •  Jeffrey Ware  •  Olga Merediz

Burning Shadow (2018)

Charlie, a down-on-his-luck loner, crosses paths with a blind homeless man who is his exact double. Perplexed and intrigued by the discovery, Charlie invites the man into his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Nahon
CAST:  Matthew Dennis Lewis  •  Roxane Mesquida  •  Russell Dennis Lewis  •  Roger Guenveur Smith

Charlie, a down-on-his-luck loner, crosses paths with a blind homeless man who is his exact double. Perplexed and intrigued by the discovery, Charlie invites the man into his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandre Nahon
CAST:  Matthew Dennis Lewis  •  Roxane Mesquida  •  Russell Dennis Lewis  •  Roger Guenveur Smith

3 from Hell (2019)

After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Winslow, the demented Firefly clan escape to unleash a whole new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Zombie
CAST:  Sheri Moon Zombie  •  Bill Moseley  •  Richard Brake  •  Jeff Daniel Phillips

After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Winslow, the demented Firefly clan escape to unleash a whole new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Zombie
CAST:  Sheri Moon Zombie  •  Bill Moseley  •  Richard Brake  •  Jeff Daniel Phillips

To Hell and Back: The Making of 3 From Hell (2019)

A look at the production of Rob Zombie's 3 from Hell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Addair
CAST:  Rob Zombie  •  Sheri Moon Zombie  •  Bill Moseley  •  Richard Brake

A look at the production of Rob Zombie's 3 from Hell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Addair
CAST:  Rob Zombie  •  Sheri Moon Zombie  •  Bill Moseley  •  Richard Brake
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