Helen Hanft

Helen Hanft (April 4, 1934 – May 30, 2013) was an American actress.

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Arthur (1981)

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Arthur is a 30-year-old child who will inherit $750 million if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Gordon
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Liza Minnelli  •  John Gielgud  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald

Arthur is a 30-year-old child who will inherit $750 million if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Gordon
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Liza Minnelli  •  John Gielgud  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald

Coming to America (1988)

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An African prince decides it’s time for him to find a princess... and his mission leads him and his most loyal friend to Queens, New York. In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pampered prince quickly finds himself a new job, new friends, new digs, new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Arsenio Hall  •  James Earl Jones  •  John Amos

An African prince decides it’s time for him to find a princess... and his mission leads him and his most loyal friend to Queens, New York. In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pampered prince quickly finds himself a new job, new friends, new digs, new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Arsenio Hall  •  James Earl Jones  •  John Amos

Dummy (2002)

An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Pritikin
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Illeana Douglas  •  Vera Farmiga

An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Pritikin
CAST:  Adrien Brody  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Illeana Douglas  •  Vera Farmiga

License to Drive (1988)

Teenager Les Anderson thinks his life can't get any worse after he flunks his driver's exam, but he's wrong. Even though he didn't receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane, and he decides to lift his family's prize luxury car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Beeman
CAST:  Corey Haim  •  Corey Feldman  •  Carol Kane  •  Heather Graham

Teenager Les Anderson thinks his life can't get any worse after he flunks his driver's exam, but he's wrong. Even though he didn't receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane, and he decides to lift his family's prize luxury car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Beeman
CAST:  Corey Haim  •  Corey Feldman  •  Carol Kane  •  Heather Graham

Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Michael Murphy  •  Mariel Hemingway

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Michael Murphy  •  Mariel Hemingway

Moonstruck (1987)

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No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Cher  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Vincent Gardenia  •  Olympia Dukakis

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Cher  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Vincent Gardenia  •  Olympia Dukakis

New York Stories (1989)

Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents to reconciliate; ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  Woody Allen  •  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Marvin Chatinover  •  Mae Questel  •  Mia Farrow

Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents to reconciliate; ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese  •  Woody Allen  •  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Marvin Chatinover  •  Mae Questel  •  Mia Farrow

North (1994)

Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Jon Lovitz

Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Jon Lovitz

Stardust Memories (1980)

While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Jessica Harper  •  Marie-Christine Barrault

While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Jessica Harper  •  Marie-Christine Barrault

The Associate (1996)

Laurel Ayres is a businesswoman trying to make it but unfortunately she works at a investment firm where she does all the work but all the senior investors like Frank Peterson grab all the credit. She then leaves and starts her own firm. While trying to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Eli Wallach  •  Tim Daly

Laurel Ayres is a businesswoman trying to make it but unfortunately she works at a investment firm where she does all the work but all the senior investors like Frank Peterson grab all the credit. She then leaves and starts her own firm. While trying to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Eli Wallach  •  Tim Daly

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

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Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Danny Aiello  •  Irving Metzman

Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Danny Aiello  •  Irving Metzman

Trick (1999)

Gabriel is a young, aspiring musical composer whose life seems stuck in the First Act. When his new musical number gets a critical reception, a theatre colleague, Perry, tells Gabriel that he needs to get a life before he can write about one – so he heads straight ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Fall
CAST:  Tori Spelling  •  Christian Campbell  •  John Paul Pitoc  •  Brad Beyer

Gabriel is a young, aspiring musical composer whose life seems stuck in the First Act. When his new musical number gets a critical reception, a theatre colleague, Perry, tells Gabriel that he needs to get a life before he can write about one – so he heads straight ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Fall
CAST:  Tori Spelling  •  Christian Campbell  •  John Paul Pitoc  •  Brad Beyer

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Kim Basinger  •  Margaret Whitton  •  David Margulies

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Lyne
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Kim Basinger  •  Margaret Whitton  •  David Margulies

Fever (1999)

A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Winter
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Teri Hatcher  •  David O'Hara  •  Bill Duke

A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Winter
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Teri Hatcher  •  David O'Hara  •  Bill Duke

The New Tenants (2009)

A prying neighbor, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up the welcome wagon. Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a fresh start of two men on what might just be the worst moving day ever. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Back
CAST:  David Rakoff  •  Jamie Harrold  •  Helen Hanft  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

A prying neighbor, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta make up the welcome wagon. Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a fresh start of two men on what might just be the worst moving day ever. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Back
CAST:  David Rakoff  •  Jamie Harrold  •  Helen Hanft  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

I Am Divine (2013)

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Harris Glenn Milstead, aka Divine (1945-1988) was the ultimate outsider turned underground hero. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine succeeded in becoming an internationally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Schwarz
CAST:  John Waters  •  Ricki Lake  •  Tab Hunter  •  Divine

Harris Glenn Milstead, aka Divine (1945-1988) was the ultimate outsider turned underground hero. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine succeeded in becoming an internationally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Schwarz
CAST:  John Waters  •  Ricki Lake  •  Tab Hunter  •  Divine

From Other Worlds (2004)

FROM OTHER WORLDS is a sci-fi comedy about a depressed Brooklyn housewife who sleepwalks through her life until she encounters an alien force in her backyard. With the help of a fellow contactee, an African immigrant, she is determined to solve the mystery of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Strugatz
CAST:  Cara Buono  •  Isaach De Bankolé  •  David Lansbury  •  Quinn Shephard

FROM OTHER WORLDS is a sci-fi comedy about a depressed Brooklyn housewife who sleepwalks through her life until she encounters an alien force in her backyard. With the help of a fellow contactee, an African immigrant, she is determined to solve the mystery of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Strugatz
CAST:  Cara Buono  •  Isaach De Bankolé  •  David Lansbury  •  Quinn Shephard

Clinton and Nadine (1988)

Eager to find his brother's murderer, Clinton enlists the aid of Nadine, an expensive call girl. Together they get sucked into a plot to smuggle guns to the Contra forces in Nicaragua.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Schatzberg
CAST:  Andy García  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Michael Lombard

Eager to find his brother's murderer, Clinton enlists the aid of Nadine, an expensive call girl. Together they get sucked into a plot to smuggle guns to the Contra forces in Nicaragua.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Schatzberg
CAST:  Andy García  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Michael Lombard

Willie and Phil (1980)

Life imitates art when two Manhattanites — pompous teacher Willie and quiet photographer Phil — become friends after a thought-provoking screening of "Jules et Jim," Truffaut's classic film about a decades-long ménage à trois. Soon, the men meet Jeanette, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Michael Ontkean  •  Ray Sharkey  •  Margot Kidder  •  Kaki Hunter

Life imitates art when two Manhattanites — pompous teacher Willie and quiet photographer Phil — become friends after a thought-provoking screening of "Jules et Jim," Truffaut's classic film about a decades-long ménage à trois. Soon, the men meet Jeanette, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Michael Ontkean  •  Ray Sharkey  •  Margot Kidder  •  Kaki Hunter

Beautiful Darling (2010)

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James Rasin's documentary “Beautiful Darling” honors American Transgender actress and best-known Warhol Superstar, Candy Darling, and her all-too-brief life and career, with a combination of current and vintage interview material, rarely seen archival photos and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Rasin
CAST:  Candy Darling  •  Andy Warhol  •  Fran Lebowitz  •  Paul Morrissey

James Rasin's documentary “Beautiful Darling” honors American Transgender actress and best-known Warhol Superstar, Candy Darling, and her all-too-brief life and career, with a combination of current and vintage interview material, rarely seen archival photos and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Rasin
CAST:  Candy Darling  •  Andy Warhol  •  Fran Lebowitz  •  Paul Morrissey
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