Chris Sarandon

Christopher Sarandon Jr. (born July 24, 1942) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Jerry Dandrige in Fright Night (1985), Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride (1987), Detective Mike Norris in Child's Play (1988), and Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Leon Shermer in Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Description above from the Wikipedia article Chris Sarandon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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American Perfekt (1997)

Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, Sandra Thomas, disenchanted professional, is en route to pick up her flunked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Chart
CAST:  Robert Forster  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Fairuza Balk  •  Paul Sorvino

Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, Sandra Thomas, disenchanted professional, is en route to pick up her flunked ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Chart
CAST:  Robert Forster  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Fairuza Balk  •  Paul Sorvino

Child's Play (1988)

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A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Holland
CAST:  Catherine Hicks  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Alex Vincent  •  Brad Dourif

A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Holland
CAST:  Catherine Hicks  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Alex Vincent  •  Brad Dourif

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny's motives for the robbery are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  John Cazale  •  Charles Durning  •  Chris Sarandon

Based on the true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank heist which quickly turns sour and escalates into a hostage situation and stand-off with the police. As Sonny's motives for the robbery are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  John Cazale  •  Charles Durning  •  Chris Sarandon

Slaves of New York (1989)

Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Bernadette Peters  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Mary Beth Hurt  •  Madeleine Potter

Meet the denizens of New York City: artists, prostitutes, saints, and seers. All are aspiring toward either fame or oblivion, and hoping for love and acceptance. Instead they find high rents, faithless partners, and dead-end careers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Ivory
CAST:  Bernadette Peters  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Mary Beth Hurt  •  Madeleine Potter

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Danny Elfman  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  William Hickey

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Selick
CAST:  Danny Elfman  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  William Hickey

The Princess Bride (1987)

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In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Cary Elwes  •  Robin Wright  •  Chris Sarandon

In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can't stop these ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Cary Elwes  •  Robin Wright  •  Chris Sarandon

Bordello of Blood (1996)

Private eye Rafe Guttman is hired by repressed, born-again Katherine to find her missing bad-boy brother. The trail leads him to a whorehouse run by a thousand-year-old vampire and secretly backed by Katherine's boss, televangelist Jimmy Current.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilbert Adler
CAST:  Dennis Miller  •  Erika Eleniak  •  Angie Everhart  •  John Kassir

Private eye Rafe Guttman is hired by repressed, born-again Katherine to find her missing bad-boy brother. The trail leads him to a whorehouse run by a thousand-year-old vampire and secretly backed by Katherine's boss, televangelist Jimmy Current.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gilbert Adler
CAST:  Dennis Miller  •  Erika Eleniak  •  Angie Everhart  •  John Kassir

Fright Night (1985)

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Charley Brewster, a high school student, accidentally discovers the true and creepy nature of Jerry Dandrige, his dashing and enigmatic new neighbor; but no one seems willing to believe him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Holland
CAST:  Chris Sarandon  •  William Ragsdale  •  Amanda Bearse  •  Roddy McDowall

Charley Brewster, a high school student, accidentally discovers the true and creepy nature of Jerry Dandrige, his dashing and enigmatic new neighbor; but no one seems willing to believe him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Holland
CAST:  Chris Sarandon  •  William Ragsdale  •  Amanda Bearse  •  Roddy McDowall

The Osterman Weekend (1983)

The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  John Hurt  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Dennis Hopper

The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Peckinpah
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  John Hurt  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Dennis Hopper

The Sentinel (1977)

A New York City model with a troubled past relocates to an apartment in a brownstone building where the only other tenant is a withdrawn blind priest. After experiencing strange occurrences, she begins to realize her building houses a sinister evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Chris Sarandon  •  Cristina Raines  •  Martin Balsam  •  José Ferrer

A New York City model with a troubled past relocates to an apartment in a brownstone building where the only other tenant is a withdrawn blind priest. After experiencing strange occurrences, she begins to realize her building houses a sinister evil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Chris Sarandon  •  Cristina Raines  •  Martin Balsam  •  José Ferrer

Loggerheads (2005)

A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly draws out their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Kirkman
CAST:  Kip Pardue  •  Tess Harper  •  Michael Kelly  •  Adrian Lee

A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly draws out their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Kirkman
CAST:  Kip Pardue  •  Tess Harper  •  Michael Kelly  •  Adrian Lee

Just Cause (1995)

A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after twenty-five years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arne Glimcher
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Blair Underwood  •  Kate Capshaw

A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after twenty-five years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arne Glimcher
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Blair Underwood  •  Kate Capshaw

Temptress (1995)

Karin brings a statue home from her travels to Asia and it soon begins to have a strange effect on her. She has an insatiable sexual appetite and develops strange fetishes such as pain and death. Soon, she gets out of control and only her boyfriend Matt has the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Lanoff
CAST:  Kim Delaney  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Dee Wallace

Karin brings a statue home from her travels to Asia and it soon begins to have a strange effect on her. She has an insatiable sexual appetite and develops strange fetishes such as pain and death. Soon, she gets out of control and only her boyfriend Matt has the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Lanoff
CAST:  Kim Delaney  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Corbin Bernsen  •  Dee Wallace

Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (1989)

Chronicle of the shooting down of a Korean passenger plane by Soviet air force on 1st September 1983. Over 280 people died in this incident.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Darlow
CAST:  Michael Murphy  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Michael Moriarty  •  Harris Yulin

Chronicle of the shooting down of a Korean passenger plane by Soviet air force on 1st September 1983. Over 280 people died in this incident.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Darlow
CAST:  Michael Murphy  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Michael Moriarty  •  Harris Yulin

Thursday's Game (1974)

Harry Evers and Marvin Ellison have been playing poker Thursday nights with their friends for years. When a disagreement breaks up the game, they decide to continue meeting and doing different things together, instead of staying home with their wives. When the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Bob Newhart  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cloris Leachman

Harry Evers and Marvin Ellison have been playing poker Thursday nights with their friends for years. When a disagreement breaks up the game, they decide to continue meeting and doing different things together, instead of staying home with their wives. When the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Bob Newhart  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cloris Leachman

Big Stone Gap (2014)

A story centered around a transitional point in the life of Ave Maria Mulligan, the heart of her community in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adriana Trigiani
CAST:  Patrick Wilson  •  Jane Krakowski  •  Ashley Judd  •  Whoopi Goldberg

A story centered around a transitional point in the life of Ave Maria Mulligan, the heart of her community in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adriana Trigiani
CAST:  Patrick Wilson  •  Jane Krakowski  •  Ashley Judd  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Forced March (1989)

Originally shot in Hungary in 1988, this new version of FORCED MARCH is even more haunting, given the re-emergence of anti-Semitism in today’s Hungary. Chris Sarandon plays BEN KLINE, an American television star and a “bankable name” who is cast to portray the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick King
CAST:  Chris Sarandon  •  Renée Soutendijk  •  Josef Sommer  •  John Seitz

Originally shot in Hungary in 1988, this new version of FORCED MARCH is even more haunting, given the re-emergence of anti-Semitism in today’s Hungary. Chris Sarandon plays BEN KLINE, an American television star and a “bankable name” who is cast to portray the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick King
CAST:  Chris Sarandon  •  Renée Soutendijk  •  Josef Sommer  •  John Seitz

The Stranger Within (1990)

A troubled young man mysteriously appears in a rural Minnesota town from which he claims he was abducted 16 years ago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Holland
CAST:  Ricky Schroder  •  Kate Jackson  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Clark Sandford

A troubled young man mysteriously appears in a rural Minnesota town from which he claims he was abducted 16 years ago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Holland
CAST:  Ricky Schroder  •  Kate Jackson  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Clark Sandford

The Chosen One (2007)

...he's lost his job, totaled his car, and been attacked by a bear. Just when it seems like life can't get any worse, the leader of an eccentric church tells Lou that he's The Chosen One the man from prophecy who must travel to Kansas, talk to God and deliver the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Lackey
CAST:  Tim Curry  •  Chad Fifer  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Danielle Fishel

...he's lost his job, totaled his car, and been attacked by a bear. Just when it seems like life can't get any worse, the leader of an eccentric church tells Lou that he's The Chosen One the man from prophecy who must travel to Kansas, talk to God and deliver the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Lackey
CAST:  Tim Curry  •  Chad Fifer  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Danielle Fishel

When the Dark Man Calls (1995)

A famous radio talk-show host finds herself being stalked by the man convicted of murdering her husband, who has finished his 25-year sentence and is out of prison. Her situation is made even more dire when it turns out that he isn't the only problem she has.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nathaniel Gutman
CAST:  Joan Van Ark  •  Chris Sarandon  •  James Read  •  Geoffrey Lewis

A famous radio talk-show host finds herself being stalked by the man convicted of murdering her husband, who has finished his 25-year sentence and is out of prison. Her situation is made even more dire when it turns out that he isn't the only problem she has.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nathaniel Gutman
CAST:  Joan Van Ark  •  Chris Sarandon  •  James Read  •  Geoffrey Lewis
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