David Paymer

David Paymer is an American actor and director for film and television, nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Supporting Actor" in 1992 for "Mr. Saturday Night".

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The American President (1995)

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Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Martin Sheen

Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Martin Sheen

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Max Pomeranc  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Joan Allen  •  Ben Kingsley

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Finkleman
CAST:  Robert Hays  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Chad Everett

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Finkleman
CAST:  Robert Hays  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Chad Everett

Alex & Emma (2003)

Writer Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) must finish his novel within a month. If he doesn't, he won't get paid. And, if that happens, angry Mafia types to whom he owes money will come looking for him. In order to expedite things, Alex hires typist Emma Dinsmore (Kate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Kate Hudson  •  Sophie Marceau  •  David Paymer

Writer Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) must finish his novel within a month. If he doesn't, he won't get paid. And, if that happens, angry Mafia types to whom he owes money will come looking for him. In order to expedite things, Alex hires typist Emma Dinsmore (Kate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Kate Hudson  •  Sophie Marceau  •  David Paymer

Amistad (1997)

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Morgan Freeman

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Morgan Freeman

Bait (2000)

Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster, the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol, is still at large. Alvin wants only to get out of prison and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  David Morse  •  Robert Pastorelli  •  David Paymer

Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster, the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol, is still at large. Alvin wants only to get out of prison and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  David Morse  •  Robert Pastorelli  •  David Paymer

Best Defense (1984)

Wylie is a lazy engineer. Landry is a Sergeant specialising in Armour. They have never met but their lives become entangled when Landry must take the tank Wylie designed into combat. Wylie is waiting for his employer to go out of business when he meets another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Willard Huyck
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Kate Capshaw  •  George Dzundza

Wylie is a lazy engineer. Landry is a Sergeant specialising in Armour. They have never met but their lives become entangled when Landry must take the tank Wylie designed into combat. Wylie is waiting for his employer to go out of business when he meets another ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Willard Huyck
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Kate Capshaw  •  George Dzundza

Carpool (1996)

A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a robbery. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Tom Arnold  •  David Paymer  •  Rhea Perlman  •  Rod Steiger

A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a robbery. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Tom Arnold  •  David Paymer  •  Rhea Perlman  •  Rod Steiger

Checking Out (2005)

A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Hare
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Laura San Giacomo  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead

A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Hare
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Laura San Giacomo  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Mary Elizabeth Winstead

City Hall (1996)

The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  John Cusack  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Danny Aiello

The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Becker
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  John Cusack  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Danny Aiello

City Slickers (1991)

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Three New York businessmen decide to take a "Wild West" vacation that turns out not to be the relaxing vacation they had envisioned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Daniel Stern  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Jack Palance

Three New York businessmen decide to take a "Wild West" vacation that turns out not to be the relaxing vacation they had envisioned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Daniel Stern  •  Bruno Kirby  •  Jack Palance

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

Mitch Robbins 40th birthday begins quite well until he returns home and finds his brother Glen, the black sheep of the family, in his sofa. Nevertheless he is about to have a wonderful birthday-night with his wife when he discovers a treasure map of Curly by chance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Daniel Stern  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Jack Palance

Mitch Robbins 40th birthday begins quite well until he returns home and finds his brother Glen, the black sheep of the family, in his sofa. Nevertheless he is about to have a wonderful birthday-night with his wife when he discovers a treasure map of Curly by chance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Daniel Stern  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Jack Palance

Crazy People (1990)

A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill  •  Barry L. Young
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Paul Reiser  •  J.T. Walsh

A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill  •  Barry L. Young
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Paul Reiser  •  J.T. Walsh

Heart and Souls (1993)

A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Charles Grodin  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Elisabeth Shue

A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Charles Grodin  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Elisabeth Shue

In Good Company (2004)

Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new supervisor becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Topher Grace  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Marg Helgenberger

Dan Foreman is a seasoned advertisement sales executive at a high-ranking publication when a corporate takeover results in him being placed under naive supervisor Carter Duryea, who is half his age. Matters are made worse when Dan's new supervisor becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Weitz
CAST:  Topher Grace  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Marg Helgenberger

Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Shelley Long  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Sam Wanamaker

Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Shelley Long  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Sam Wanamaker

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O'Hara ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Rade Šerbedžija  •  Bill Paxton  •  Regina King

As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O'Hara ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Rade Šerbedžija  •  Bill Paxton  •  Regina King

Mumford (1999)

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Loren Dean  •  Hope Davis  •  Jason Lee  •  Alfre Woodard

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Loren Dean  •  Hope Davis  •  Jason Lee  •  Alfre Woodard

Night of the Creeps (1986)

In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that transform their hosts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Dekker
CAST:  Jason Lively  •  Steve Marshall  •  Jill Whitlow  •  Tom Atkins

In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that transform their hosts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Dekker
CAST:  Jason Lively  •  Steve Marshall  •  Jill Whitlow  •  Tom Atkins

Nixon (1995)

A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Joan Allen  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Paul Sorvino

A look at President Richard M. Nixon—a man carrying the fate of the world on his shoulders while battling the self-destructive demands from within—spanning his troubled boyhood in California to the shocking Watergate scandal that would end his Presidency.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Joan Allen  •  J.T. Walsh  •  Paul Sorvino
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