Ron Silver

Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver (July 2, 1946 – March 15, 2009) was an American actor, director, producer, radio host, and political activist. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ron Silver, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Ali (2001)

Thought provokingInspiringBrilliantDramatic

In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Jon Voight  •  Mario Van Peebles

In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Jon Voight  •  Mario Van Peebles

Enemies, A Love Story (1989)

A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Ron Silver  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Lena Olin  •  Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Ron Silver  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Lena Olin  •  Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

Festival in Cannes (2001)

Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall movie or he loses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Anouk Aimée  •  Ron Silver  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Maximilian Schell

Cannes, 1999. Alice, an actress, wants to direct an indie picture. Kaz, a talkative (and maybe bogus) deal maker, promises $3 million if she'll use Millie, an aging French star. But, Rick, a big producer, needs Millie for a small part in a fall movie or he loses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Jaglom
CAST:  Anouk Aimée  •  Ron Silver  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Maximilian Schell

Find Me Guilty (2006)

Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Alex Rocco  •  Frank Pietrangolare  •  Richard DeDomenico

Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Vin Diesel  •  Alex Rocco  •  Frank Pietrangolare  •  Richard DeDomenico

Garbo Talks (1984)

When New York accountant Gilbert Rolfe (Ron Silver) finds out his mother has a brain tumor, he is devastated. His incorrigible mother, Estelle (Anne Bancroft), has one last wish: to meet the great Greta Garbo. Gilbert, wanting to do this last thing for her, sets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Anne Bancroft  •  Ron Silver  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Catherine Hicks

When New York accountant Gilbert Rolfe (Ron Silver) finds out his mother has a brain tumor, he is devastated. His incorrigible mother, Estelle (Anne Bancroft), has one last wish: to meet the great Greta Garbo. Gilbert, wanting to do this last thing for her, sets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Anne Bancroft  •  Ron Silver  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Catherine Hicks

Girl 6 (1996)

A struggling actress in New York City takes a job as a phone sex operator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Theresa Randle  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Spike Lee  •  Jenifer Lewis

A struggling actress in New York City takes a job as a phone sex operator.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Theresa Randle  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Spike Lee  •  Jenifer Lewis

Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ron Silver  •  Annabella Sciorra

Wealthy Sunny von Bülow lies brain-dead, husband Claus guilty of attempted murder; but he says he's innocent and hires Alan Dershowitz for his appeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barbet Schroeder
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Ron Silver  •  Annabella Sciorra

Romancing the Stone (1984)

AdventurousFunnySleep-throughRomantic

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Danny DeVito  •  Zack Norman

Though she can spin wild tales of passionate romance, novelist Joan Wilder has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. It turns out that the parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Danny DeVito  •  Zack Norman

Silkwood (1983)

Thought provokingReal

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Kurt Russell  •  Cher  •  Craig T. Nelson

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Kurt Russell  •  Cher  •  Craig T. Nelson

The Entity (1982)

Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother, is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car by this invisible force. Could this be a case of hysteria or something more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  Ron Silver  •  David Labiosa  •  George Coe

Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother, is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car by this invisible force. Could this be a case of hysteria or something more ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  Ron Silver  •  David Labiosa  •  George Coe

Timecop (1994)

An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Mia Sara  •  Ron Silver  •  Bruce McGill

An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Mia Sara  •  Ron Silver  •  Bruce McGill

Tunnel Vision (1976)

A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely crack you up! This outrageous and irreverent spoof of television launched the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neal Israel  •  Bradley R. Swirnoff
CAST:  Phil Proctor  •  Howard Hesseman  •  Dan Barrows  •  Stephen Feinberg

A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely crack you up! This outrageous and irreverent spoof of television launched the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neal Israel  •  Bradley R. Swirnoff
CAST:  Phil Proctor  •  Howard Hesseman  •  Dan Barrows  •  Stephen Feinberg

Semi-Tough (1977)

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Robert Preston

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Robert Preston

Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of the world has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Crystal
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  David Paymer  •  Julie Warner  •  Mary Mara

Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of the world has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Crystal
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  David Paymer  •  Julie Warner  •  Mary Mara

Silent Rage (1982)

A mentally ill man in a small Texas town goes on a killing rampage and is fatally wounded by police. When doctors use an experimental serum to bring him back to life, the killer develops superhuman strength and the town sheriff must pursue him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Miller
CAST:  Chuck Norris  •  Ron Silver  •  Steven Keats  •  Toni Kalem

A mentally ill man in a small Texas town goes on a killing rampage and is fatally wounded by police. When doctors use an experimental serum to bring him back to life, the killer develops superhuman strength and the town sheriff must pursue him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Miller
CAST:  Chuck Norris  •  Ron Silver  •  Steven Keats  •  Toni Kalem

Lovesick (1983)

Sigmund Freud's ghost advises a married New York psychiatrist in love with a patient.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Brickman
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Guinness  •  Christine Baranski

Sigmund Freud's ghost advises a married New York psychiatrist in love with a patient.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Brickman
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Guinness  •  Christine Baranski

Live Wire (1992)

Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Duguay
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Ron Silver  •  Ben Cross  •  Lisa Eilbacher

Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Duguay
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Ron Silver  •  Ben Cross  •  Lisa Eilbacher

Danger Zone (1996)

Rick Morgan, an American engineer who runs a mine in East Africa, is approached one day by his friend Jim Scott, who needs someplace to store canisters of toxic waste. Unfortunately, a spill occurs a short time later, resulting in deaths and Morgan having to leave ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Eastman
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa  •  Lisa Collins

Rick Morgan, an American engineer who runs a mine in East Africa, is approached one day by his friend Jim Scott, who needs someplace to store canisters of toxic waste. Unfortunately, a spill occurs a short time later, resulting in deaths and Morgan having to leave ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Eastman
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa  •  Lisa Collins

The White Raven (1998)

A journalist gets pulled into an intrigue by his editor that involves a story that he received a Pulitzer for years before. It seems that the second largest diamond ever mined was used during World War II to buy a Jewish woman freedom from a prison camp. Only ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stevens  •  Jakub Z. Rucinski
CAST:  Ron Silver  •  Joanna Pacula  •  Roy Scheider  •  Hannes Jaenicke

A journalist gets pulled into an intrigue by his editor that involves a story that he received a Pulitzer for years before. It seems that the second largest diamond ever mined was used during World War II to buy a Jewish woman freedom from a prison camp. Only ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stevens  •  Jakub Z. Rucinski
CAST:  Ron Silver  •  Joanna Pacula  •  Roy Scheider  •  Hannes Jaenicke

Trapped In Silence (1986)

A compelling drama about a silent, violent teenager. Kevin suffers from elective mutism and no one has ever heard him utter a word.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Marsha Mason  •  John Mahoney  •  Ron Silver

A compelling drama about a silent, violent teenager. Kevin suffers from elective mutism and no one has ever heard him utter a word.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tuchner
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Marsha Mason  •  John Mahoney  •  Ron Silver
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