Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard (born November 5, 1943) was an American playwright, actor, and television and film director. He is author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff (1983). Description above from the Wikipedia article Sam Shepard, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Felon (2008)

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A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ric Roman Waugh
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Val Kilmer  •  Marisol Nichols  •  Vincent Miller

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ric Roman Waugh
CAST:  Stephen Dorff  •  Val Kilmer  •  Marisol Nichols  •  Vincent Miller

August: Osage County (2013)

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A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Wells
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Julia Roberts  •  Chris Cooper  •  Ewan McGregor

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Wells
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Julia Roberts  •  Chris Cooper  •  Ewan McGregor

Days of Heaven (1978)

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In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Brooke Adams  •  Linda Manz  •  Sam Shepard

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Brooke Adams  •  Linda Manz  •  Sam Shepard

Mud (2013)

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Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Nichols
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Tye Sheridan  •  Jacob Lofland  •  Sam Shepard

Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Nichols
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Tye Sheridan  •  Jacob Lofland  •  Sam Shepard

All the Pretty Horses (2000)

The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his pal embark on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Henry Thomas  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Sam Shepard

The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his pal embark on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Henry Thomas  •  Penélope Cruz  •  Sam Shepard

Baby Boom (1987)

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The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Sam Shepard  •  Harold Ramis  •  Kristina Kennedy

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Shyer
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Sam Shepard  •  Harold Ramis  •  Kristina Kennedy

Bandidas (2006)

Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Salma Hayek  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  Steve Zahn

Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Salma Hayek  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  Steve Zahn

Black Hawk Down (2001)

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When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Tom Sizemore

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Josh Hartnett  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Tom Sizemore

Charlotte's Web (2006)

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Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Steve Buscemi  •  John Cleese  •  Oprah Winfrey

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Steve Buscemi  •  John Cleese  •  Oprah Winfrey

Don't Come Knocking (2005)

Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Jessica Lange  •  Sarah Polley  •  Tim Roth

Howard Spence has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Jessica Lange  •  Sarah Polley  •  Tim Roth

Fool for Love (1985)

A woman is waiting in a motel for her boyfriend, when an old flame turns up and tries to take her back to the life she is trying to leave behind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  Sam Shepard  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Randy Quaid

A woman is waiting in a motel for her boyfriend, when an old flame turns up and tries to take her back to the life she is trying to leave behind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  Sam Shepard  •  Harry Dean Stanton  •  Randy Quaid

Hamlet (2000)

Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Diane Venora  •  Sam Shepard

Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Diane Venora  •  Sam Shepard

Stealth (2005)

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control ... before it initiates the next world war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Josh Lucas  •  Jessica Biel  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Sam Shepard

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control ... before it initiates the next world war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Josh Lucas  •  Jessica Biel  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Sam Shepard

Steel Magnolias (1989)

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This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Dolly Parton  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Julia Roberts

This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Dolly Parton  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Julia Roberts

Swordfish (2001)

Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. Enter Stanley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Sena
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Halle Berry  •  Don Cheadle

Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. Enter Stanley ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Sena
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Halle Berry  •  Don Cheadle

The Accidental Husband (2008)

When radio love guru Dr Emma Lloyd convinces Patrick Sullivan's fiancée to dump him the week before their wedding. He sets about teaching her a lesson for interfering in other peoples lives that she knows nothing about. Things take a turn when he finds himself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Uma Thurman  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Sam Shepard

When radio love guru Dr Emma Lloyd convinces Patrick Sullivan's fiancée to dump him the week before their wedding. He sets about teaching her a lesson for interfering in other peoples lives that she knows nothing about. Things take a turn when he finds himself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Uma Thurman  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Sam Shepard

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

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Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Dominik
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Brooklynn Proulx  •  Dustin Bollinger

Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Dominik
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Brooklynn Proulx  •  Dustin Bollinger

The Pelican Brief (1993)

Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Denzel Washington  •  Sam Shepard  •  William Atherton

Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Denzel Washington  •  Sam Shepard  •  William Atherton

The Return (2006)

Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, and it seems that she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Asif Kapadia
CAST:  Adam Scott  •  Kate Beahan  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Peter O'Brien

Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, and it seems that she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Asif Kapadia
CAST:  Adam Scott  •  Kate Beahan  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Peter O'Brien

The Right Stuff (1983)

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A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Scott Glenn  •  Ed Harris  •  Dennis Quaid

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Scott Glenn  •  Ed Harris  •  Dennis Quaid
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