Barry Levinson

Barry Levinson is an American screenwriter, film director, actor, and producer of film and television. His films include Bugsy, The Natural and Rain Man.

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Rain Man (1988)

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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Tom Cruise  •  Valeria Golino  •  Gerald R. Molen

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Tom Cruise  •  Valeria Golino  •  Gerald R. Molen

An Everlasting Piece (2000)

Colin (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the Scalper (Billy Connolly) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Barry McEvoy  •  Brían F. O'Byrne  •  Anna Friel  •  Pauline McLynn

Colin (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the Scalper (Billy Connolly) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Barry McEvoy  •  Brían F. O'Byrne  •  Anna Friel  •  Pauline McLynn

Avalon (1990)

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Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Leo Fuchs  •  Eve Gordon  •  Lou Jacobi  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Leo Fuchs  •  Eve Gordon  •  Lou Jacobi  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

Bandits (2001)

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Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Troy Garity

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Troy Garity

Bee Movie (2007)

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Hickner  •  Simon J. Smith
CAST:  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Jim Cummings

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Hickner  •  Simon J. Smith
CAST:  Jerry Seinfeld  •  Renée Zellweger  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Jim Cummings

Bugsy (1991)

New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Annette Bening  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ben Kingsley

New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Annette Bening  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ben Kingsley

Diner (1982)

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Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Steve Guttenberg  •  Daniel Stern  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Kevin Bacon

Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Steve Guttenberg  •  Daniel Stern  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Kevin Bacon

Disclosure (1994)

A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Demi Moore  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Dylan Baker

A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Demi Moore  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Dylan Baker

Envy (2004)

A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jack Black  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Christopher Walken

A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jack Black  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Christopher Walken

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

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Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take on the war. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Tung Thanh Tran  •  Chintara Sukapatana

Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take on the war. While ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Tung Thanh Tran  •  Chintara Sukapatana

High Anxiety (1977)

A psychiatrist with intense acrophobia (fear of heights) goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who appear to be crazier than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Harvey Korman

A psychiatrist with intense acrophobia (fear of heights) goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who appear to be crazier than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Cloris Leachman  •  Harvey Korman

History of the World: Part I (1981)

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An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Harvey Korman

An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Harvey Korman

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

Sleepers (1996)

Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Billy Crudup  •  Robert De Niro  •  Brad Pitt

Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Billy Crudup  •  Robert De Niro  •  Brad Pitt

Sphere (1998)

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The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft. They are the best of best, smart and logical, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Sharon Stone  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Peter Coyote

The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft. They are the best of best, smart and logical, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Sharon Stone  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Peter Coyote

Tin Men (1987)

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A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Danny DeVito  •  Barbara Hershey  •  John Mahoney

A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Danny DeVito  •  Barbara Hershey  •  John Mahoney

Toys (1992)

Leslie Zevo is a fun-loving inventor who must save his late father's toy factory from his evil uncle, Leland, a war-mongering general who rules the operation with an iron fist and builds weapons disguised as toys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Michael Gambon  •  Joan Cusack  •  Robin Wright

Leslie Zevo is a fun-loving inventor who must save his late father's toy factory from his evil uncle, Leland, a war-mongering general who rules the operation with an iron fist and builds weapons disguised as toys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Michael Gambon  •  Joan Cusack  •  Robin Wright

Wag the Dog (1997)

During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Robert De Niro  •  Anne Heche  •  Denis Leary

During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Robert De Niro  •  Anne Heche  •  Denis Leary

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Nicholas Rowe  •  Alan Cox  •  Sophie Ward  •  Anthony Higgins

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Nicholas Rowe  •  Alan Cox  •  Sophie Ward  •  Anthony Higgins

Jimmy Hollywood (1994)

Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems with short-term memory. Jimmy's vigilante alter ego soon becomes a media ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Christian Slater  •  Victoria Abril  •  Harrison Ford

Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems with short-term memory. Jimmy's vigilante alter ego soon becomes a media ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Christian Slater  •  Victoria Abril  •  Harrison Ford
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