John Phillip Law

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Phillip Law (September 7, 1937 – May 13, 2008) was an American film actor with over one hundred movie roles to his credit. He was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actress Phyllis Sallee and the brother of actor Thomas Augustus Law (also known as Tom Law). He was best known for his roles as the blind angel Pygar in the 1968 science fiction cult classic anti-war film Barbarella, and as news anchor Robin Stone in the 1971 movie The Love Machine. (The latter reteamed him with Alexandra Hay, his costar from the 1968 "acid comedy" Skidoo.) He also gained attention in the title role of the 1968 thriller Danger: Diabolik and as a Russian sailor stranded in a New England village in The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. Tall (six-foot-five) and handsome, with steel blue eyes, Law became a male sex symbol in the 1960s. He was a VIP guest at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion and in Hollywood society. While he never achieved superstar status, he became a popular action hero, particularly in the Italian movie market, with movies ranging from science fiction, and fantasy to comedy, westerns, drama, and war movies. Law co-starred in Roger Corman's 1971 film Von Richthofen and Brown, playing Manfred von Richthofen opposite Don Stroud's Roy Brown. Corman used Lynn Garrison's Irish aviation facility, complete with replica World War I aircraft. Garrison taught Law the basics of flying so that he could take off and land, making ...

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Alienator (1990)

A space commander sends a female android to Earth to destroy an escaped convict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Olen Ray
CAST:  Jan-Michael Vincent  •  John Phillip Law  •  P.J. Soles  •  Teagan Clive

A space commander sends a female android to Earth to destroy an escaped convict.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Olen Ray
CAST:  Jan-Michael Vincent  •  John Phillip Law  •  P.J. Soles  •  Teagan Clive

Barbarella (1968)

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Vadim
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  John Phillip Law  •  Anita Pallenberg  •  Marcel Marceau

In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Vadim
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  John Phillip Law  •  Anita Pallenberg  •  Marcel Marceau

Hurry Sundown (1967)

Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, draft dodging ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Jane Fonda  •  John Phillip Law  •  Diahann Carroll

Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, draft dodging ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Jane Fonda  •  John Phillip Law  •  Diahann Carroll

Space Mutiny (1988)

A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Winters
CAST:  Reb Brown  •  John Phillip Law  •  Cisse Cameron  •  Cameron Mitchell

A pilot is the only hope to stop the mutiny of a spacecraft by its security crew, who plot to sell the crew of the ship into slavery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Winters
CAST:  Reb Brown  •  John Phillip Law  •  Cisse Cameron  •  Cameron Mitchell

Tarzan: The Ape Man (1981)

The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured by savages, Tarzan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Derek
CAST:  Bo Derek  •  Richard Harris  •  John Phillip Law  •  Miles O'Keeffe

The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond between her and Tarzan. When the expedition is captured by savages, Tarzan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Derek
CAST:  Bo Derek  •  Richard Harris  •  John Phillip Law  •  Miles O'Keeffe

The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Richard Harris  •  Martin Sheen  •  O.J. Simpson

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Richard Harris  •  Martin Sheen  •  O.J. Simpson

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)

Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the interlocking golden map ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Hessler
CAST:  John Phillip Law  •  Caroline Munro  •  Tom Baker  •  Douglas Wilmer

Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the interlocking golden map ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Hessler
CAST:  John Phillip Law  •  Caroline Munro  •  Tom Baker  •  Douglas Wilmer

The Last Movie (1971)

After a film production wraps in Peru, an American wrangler decides to stay behind, witnessing how filmmaking affects the locals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Toni Basil  •  Stella Garcia  •  Julie Adams

After a film production wraps in Peru, an American wrangler decides to stay behind, witnessing how filmmaking affects the locals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Hopper
CAST:  Dennis Hopper  •  Toni Basil  •  Stella Garcia  •  Julie Adams

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

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When a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of a New England island, its commander orders his second-in-command, Lieutenant Rozanov, to get them moving again before there is an international incident. Rozanov seeks assistance from the island ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Carl Reiner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Alan Arkin  •  Brian Keith

When a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of a New England island, its commander orders his second-in-command, Lieutenant Rozanov, to get them moving again before there is an international incident. Rozanov seeks assistance from the island ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Carl Reiner  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Alan Arkin  •  Brian Keith

CQ (2001)

A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Coppola
CAST:  Jeremy Davies  •  Angela Lindvall  •  Élodie Bouchez  •  Gérard Depardieu

A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Coppola
CAST:  Jeremy Davies  •  Angela Lindvall  •  Élodie Bouchez  •  Gérard Depardieu

Attack Force Z (1982)

Tim Burstall directs then-up-and-comers Mel Gibson and Sam Neill in this action-packed Cannes Film Festival selection about the grim realities of World War II, a gritty drama based on actual events. Sent to rescue survivors from the site of a plane crash in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burstall
CAST:  John Phillip Law  •  Mel Gibson  •  Sam Neill  •  Chris Haywood

Tim Burstall directs then-up-and-comers Mel Gibson and Sam Neill in this action-packed Cannes Film Festival selection about the grim realities of World War II, a gritty drama based on actual events. Sent to rescue survivors from the site of a plane crash in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burstall
CAST:  John Phillip Law  •  Mel Gibson  •  Sam Neill  •  Chris Haywood

Danger: Diabolik (1968)

International man of mystery Diabolik and his sensuous lover Eva Kant pull off heist after heist, all while European cops led by Inspector Ginko and envious mobsters led by Ralph Valmont are closing in on them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Bava
CAST:  John Phillip Law  •  Marisa Mell  •  Michel Piccoli  •  Adolfo Celi

International man of mystery Diabolik and his sensuous lover Eva Kant pull off heist after heist, all while European cops led by Inspector Ginko and envious mobsters led by Ralph Valmont are closing in on them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mario Bava
CAST:  John Phillip Law  •  Marisa Mell  •  Michel Piccoli  •  Adolfo Celi

Skidoo (1968)

Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Jackie Gleason  •  Carol Channing  •  Frankie Avalon  •  Fred Clark

Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Jackie Gleason  •  Carol Channing  •  Frankie Avalon  •  Fred Clark

Brennendes Herz (1995)

Follows the life of the famous German politician, writer, and communist activist, Gustav Regler, from his birth in 1898, in the Saar, through the two World Wars and his many travels, until his death in 1963 in India.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Patzak
CAST:  Helmut Griem  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Claudia Michelsen  •  Dieter Laser

Follows the life of the famous German politician, writer, and communist activist, Gustav Regler, from his birth in 1898, in the Saar, through the two World Wars and his many travels, until his death in 1963 in India.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Patzak
CAST:  Helmut Griem  •  Thomas Kretschmann  •  Claudia Michelsen  •  Dieter Laser

Open Season (1974)

Three Vietnam vets have become so conditioned to violence that they have developed psychotic tendencies. They kidnap people, brutalize them, then turn them loose and hunt them like animals. However the father of one of their earlier victims is plotting a vicious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Collinson
CAST:  Peter Fonda  •  Cornelia Sharpe  •  John Phillip Law  •  Richard Lynch

Three Vietnam vets have become so conditioned to violence that they have developed psychotic tendencies. They kidnap people, brutalize them, then turn them loose and hunt them like animals. However the father of one of their earlier victims is plotting a vicious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Collinson
CAST:  Peter Fonda  •  Cornelia Sharpe  •  John Phillip Law  •  Richard Lynch

The Sergeant (1968)

THE SERGEANT is the story of the dark inner struggle of Master Sergeant Albert Callan to overcome the overwhelming attraction he feels for one of his charges. In the staid and stifling environment of a post-World War II army post in France, Callan's deeply ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Flynn
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  John Phillip Law  •  Frank Latimore  •  Ludmila Mikaël

THE SERGEANT is the story of the dark inner struggle of Master Sergeant Albert Callan to overcome the overwhelming attraction he feels for one of his charges. In the staid and stifling environment of a post-World War II army post in France, Callan's deeply ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Flynn
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  John Phillip Law  •  Frank Latimore  •  Ludmila Mikaël

Ring of Darkness (1979)

Once a Satanist who surrendered her soul and body to the devil himself, Carlotta Rhodes begins to regret her tryst with Lucifer when her teenage daughter, Daria, starts showing the evil influence of dear old Dad. Convinced that she can stop the devil's power on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pier Carpi
CAST:  Anne Heywood  •  Valentina Cortese  •  John Phillip Law  •  Marisa Mell

Once a Satanist who surrendered her soul and body to the devil himself, Carlotta Rhodes begins to regret her tryst with Lucifer when her teenage daughter, Daria, starts showing the evil influence of dear old Dad. Convinced that she can stop the devil's power on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pier Carpi
CAST:  Anne Heywood  •  Valentina Cortese  •  John Phillip Law  •  Marisa Mell

Hijacked to Hell (1984)

Released directly to video, this action film features John Phillip Law as Ted Barner, a low-level employee of a corporation in Indonesia who is charged with testing a new laser weapon. Accompanied by an engineer who works for the corporation and a friend, Barner ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Helmut Ashley
CAST:  John Phillip Law  •  Horst Janson  •  Grazyna Dylong  •  Winfried Glatzeder

Released directly to video, this action film features John Phillip Law as Ted Barner, a low-level employee of a corporation in Indonesia who is charged with testing a new laser weapon. Accompanied by an engineer who works for the corporation and a friend, Barner ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Helmut Ashley
CAST:  John Phillip Law  •  Horst Janson  •  Grazyna Dylong  •  Winfried Glatzeder

Angel Eyes (1993)

Angel is a disturbed teen who becomes obsessed with her nice stepfather Steven. After her mother dies under unusual circumstances, Angel is sent to an institution. Years later, she is let out and tracks down her dear step-dad who now lives with his new girlfriend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Graver
CAST:  Erik Estrada  •  John Phillip Law  •  Monique Gabrielle  •  Raven

Angel is a disturbed teen who becomes obsessed with her nice stepfather Steven. After her mother dies under unusual circumstances, Angel is sent to an institution. Years later, she is let out and tracks down her dear step-dad who now lives with his new girlfriend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Graver
CAST:  Erik Estrada  •  John Phillip Law  •  Monique Gabrielle  •  Raven

Moon in Scorpio (1987)

A Vietnam vet with PTSD and his new wife are invited for their honeymoon aboard his war buddy's yacht along with a third war friend and their girlfriends. Soon, they are being slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious gloved assailant with an unusual pronged murder weapon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Graver
CAST:  Britt Ekland  •  John Phillip Law  •  William Smith  •  Lewis van Bergen

A Vietnam vet with PTSD and his new wife are invited for their honeymoon aboard his war buddy's yacht along with a third war friend and their girlfriends. Soon, they are being slaughtered one-by-one by a mysterious gloved assailant with an unusual pronged murder weapon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Graver
CAST:  Britt Ekland  •  John Phillip Law  •  William Smith  •  Lewis van Bergen
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