Tess Harper

Tessie Jean "Tess" Harper (née Washam; born August 15, 1950) is an American actress. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her first film role in 1983's Tender Mercies, and for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1986 film Crimes of the Heart. Her other film appearances include Flashpoint (1984), Ishtar (1987), Far North (1988), and No Country for Old Men (2007). She also had a recurring role on the first three seasons of Breaking Bad (2008–2010). From Wikipedia

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No Country for Old Men (2007)

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Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Javier Bardem  •  Josh Brolin  •  Woody Harrelson

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Javier Bardem  •  Josh Brolin  •  Woody Harrelson

Criminal Law (1989)

A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the killer, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Tess Harper  •  Karen Young

A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the killer, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Tess Harper  •  Karen Young

Flashpoint (1984)

Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. Before they decide whether to keep the money or report it, they privately investigate the clues and unravel a decades old mystery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Tannen
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Treat Williams  •  Rip Torn  •  Kevin Conway

Two Texas border guards find a jeep buried in the desert, with a skeleton, a scoped rifle, and a box with $800,000 in cash. Before they decide whether to keep the money or report it, they privately investigate the clues and unravel a decades old mystery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Tannen
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Treat Williams  •  Rip Torn  •  Kevin Conway

Her Alibi (1989)

A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife throwing) he begins to doubt ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Paulina Porizkova  •  William Daniels  •  James Farentino

A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows more and more interesting abilities (such as knife throwing) he begins to doubt ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Paulina Porizkova  •  William Daniels  •  James Farentino

Ishtar (1987)

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Charles Grodin

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Dustin Hoffman  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Charles Grodin

Tender Mercies (1983)

Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Robert Duvall  •  Tess Harper  •  Betty Buckley  •  Wilford Brimley

Alchoholic former country singer Mac Sledge makes friends with a young widow and her son. The friendship enables him to find inspiration to resume his career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Robert Duvall  •  Tess Harper  •  Betty Buckley  •  Wilford Brimley

The Jackal (1997)

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Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, a psychopathic hitman known only as The Jackal proves an elusive target for the people charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI director, a Russian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Richard Gere  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Diane Venora

Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, a psychopathic hitman known only as The Jackal proves an elusive target for the people charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI director, a Russian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Caton-Jones
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Richard Gere  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Diane Venora

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

Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983)

Starflight One, a commercial aircraft that can whisk passengers around the globe in a matter of hours, embarks on its maiden voyage. The trip goes horribly awry, however, when the aircraft is forced out of the atmosphere and into outer space. As it is too dangerous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  Lee Majors  •  Hal Linden  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Ray Milland

Starflight One, a commercial aircraft that can whisk passengers around the globe in a matter of hours, embarks on its maiden voyage. The trip goes horribly awry, however, when the aircraft is forced out of the atmosphere and into outer space. As it is too dangerous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  Lee Majors  •  Hal Linden  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Ray Milland

A Child's Wish (1997)

A family discovers their youngest daughter has cancer. But the real struggle has yet to start.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Tess Harper  •  Anna Chlumsky  •  Sarah Chalke

A family discovers their youngest daughter has cancer. But the real struggle has yet to start.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Tess Harper  •  Anna Chlumsky  •  Sarah Chalke

Daddy (1987)

Two high schoolers are unprepared for the reality of parenthood when the girl becomes pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Danny Aiello  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  John Karlen

Two high schoolers are unprepared for the reality of parenthood when the girl becomes pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Patricia Arquette  •  Danny Aiello  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  John Karlen

Far North (1988)

After generations of being apart, an accident brings a family back together and they begin to cope with their original issues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Shepard
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Charles Durning  •  Tess Harper  •  Donald Moffat

After generations of being apart, an accident brings a family back together and they begin to cope with their original issues.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Shepard
CAST:  Jessica Lange  •  Charles Durning  •  Tess Harper  •  Donald Moffat

Frank (2014)

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A young wannabe musician discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Scoot McNairy

A young wannabe musician discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lenny Abrahamson
CAST:  Michael Fassbender  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Domhnall Gleeson  •  Scoot McNairy

A Stranger to Love (1996)

In this Hallmark story, Allan is a normal middleaged man with a wife and two kids. When Alan is suddenly attacked one night, he loses his memory, leading his family to believe that he is dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Levin
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Pam Dawber  •  Tess Harper  •  Erik von Detten

In this Hallmark story, Allan is a normal middleaged man with a wife and two kids. When Alan is suddenly attacked one night, he loses his memory, leading his family to believe that he is dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Levin
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Pam Dawber  •  Tess Harper  •  Erik von Detten

Sunlight Jr. (2013)

Quickie-mart employee Melissa and paraplegic Richie are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous financial situation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Collyer
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Matt Dillon  •  Norman Reedus  •  Tess Harper

Quickie-mart employee Melissa and paraplegic Richie are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous financial situation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurie Collyer
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Matt Dillon  •  Norman Reedus  •  Tess Harper

Broken Bridges (2006)

A fading country music star (Keith) returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Goldmann
CAST:  Brian F. Durkin  •  Jason Leith  •  Richard Tillman  •  Toby Keith

A fading country music star (Keith) returns to his hometown, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Goldmann
CAST:  Brian F. Durkin  •  Jason Leith  •  Richard Tillman  •  Toby Keith

Straight A's (2013)

Pressured by his deceased mother's ghost to return home to the family he abandoned, a former addict grabs a bag of pills and a sack of marijuana and hits the road to Shreveport.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cox
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Luke Wilson  •  Powers Boothe

Pressured by his deceased mother's ghost to return home to the family he abandoned, a former addict grabs a bag of pills and a sack of marijuana and hits the road to Shreveport.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Cox
CAST:  Anna Paquin  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Luke Wilson  •  Powers Boothe

A Christmas Wish (2011)

MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she finally finds a job at a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Clyde
CAST:  Kristy Swanson  •  Aline Andrade  •  Danielle C. Ryan  •  K.C. Clyde

MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she finally finds a job at a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Clyde
CAST:  Kristy Swanson  •  Aline Andrade  •  Danielle C. Ryan  •  K.C. Clyde

Fatal Secrets (2009)

An attractive woman enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a charming man with a secret background who has pushed her to the breaking point. The women underestimate the consequences when they take matters into their own hands as their opponent forces ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Meir Sharony
CAST:  Vincent Spano  •  Dina Meyer  •  Lea Thompson  •  Lela Rochon

An attractive woman enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a charming man with a secret background who has pushed her to the breaking point. The women underestimate the consequences when they take matters into their own hands as their opponent forces ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Meir Sharony
CAST:  Vincent Spano  •  Dina Meyer  •  Lea Thompson  •  Lela Rochon

Reckless Disregard (1985)

Meredith Craig is lawyer who has a small practice. She is then approached by a Dr. Lucas who is a doctor at a clinic, who was exposed on a television news program as writing prescriptions for drugs in exchange for money. He says that he is innocent and asks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harvey Hart
CAST:  Tess Harper  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Ronny Cox  •  Henry Ramer

Meredith Craig is lawyer who has a small practice. She is then approached by a Dr. Lucas who is a doctor at a clinic, who was exposed on a television news program as writing prescriptions for drugs in exchange for money. He says that he is innocent and asks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harvey Hart
CAST:  Tess Harper  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Ronny Cox  •  Henry Ramer
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