Richard Crenna

Richard Donald Crenna (November 30, 1926 – January 17, 2003) was an American motion picture, television, and radio actor and occasional television director. He starred in such motion pictures as The Sand Pebbles, Wait Until Dark, Body Heat, the first three Rambo movies, Hot Shots! Part Deux, and The Flamingo Kid. Crenna played "Walter Denton" in the CBS radio and CBS-TV network series Our Miss Brooks, and "Luke McCoy" in ABC's TV comedy series, The Real McCoys, (1957–63), which moved to CBS-TV in September 1962. Crenna was in one of the few TV political dramatic series Slattery's People on CBS. Crenna played "Colonel Trautman" in the first three Rambo movies. He also played "Frank Skimmerhorn" in the critically acclaimed mini-series Centennial. Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Crenna, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Body Heat (1981)

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Richard Crenna  •  Ted Danson

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Kathleen Turner  •  Richard Crenna  •  Ted Danson

Catlow (1971)

Catlow is a 1971 western based on a story by Louis L'Amour. It stars Yul Brynner as a outlaw determined to pull off a gold robbery and co-stars Richard Crenna and Leonard Nimoy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Wanamaker
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Richard Crenna  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Daliah Lavi

Catlow is a 1971 western based on a story by Louis L'Amour. It stars Yul Brynner as a outlaw determined to pull off a gold robbery and co-stars Richard Crenna and Leonard Nimoy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Wanamaker
CAST:  Yul Brynner  •  Richard Crenna  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Daliah Lavi

First Blood (1982)

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When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Kotcheff
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Richard Crenna  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Bill McKinney

When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Kotcheff
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Richard Crenna  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Bill McKinney

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team—who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Valeria Golino  •  Richard Crenna

Topper Harley is found to be working as an odd-job-man in a monastery. The CIA want him to lead a rescue mission into Iraq, to rescue the last rescue team, who went in to rescue the last rescue team—who went in to rescue hostages left behind after Desert Storm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Abrahams
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Valeria Golino  •  Richard Crenna

Jade (1995)

Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Francisco big shot and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he has to deal with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Richard Crenna

Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Francisco big shot and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he has to deal with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  David Caruso  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Richard Crenna

Marooned (1969)

After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to Earth only to find their de-orbit thrusters won't activate. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Richard Crenna  •  David Janssen  •  James Franciscus

After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to Earth only to find their de-orbit thrusters won't activate. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Richard Crenna  •  David Janssen  •  James Franciscus

Rambo III (1988)

Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter MacDonald
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Richard Crenna  •  Kurtwood Smith  •  Spiros Focás

Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter MacDonald
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Richard Crenna  •  Kurtwood Smith  •  Spiros Focás

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Richard Crenna  •  Charles Napier  •  Steven Berkoff

John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Richard Crenna  •  Charles Napier  •  Steven Berkoff

Summer Rental (1985)

Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to regain his pride and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Karen Austin  •  John Candy  •  Kerri Green  •  Joey Lawrence

Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in a feud with a local yachtsman, and has to race him to regain his pride and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Karen Austin  •  John Candy  •  Kerri Green  •  Joey Lawrence

The Flamingo Kid (1984)

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Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced by the ample ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Hector Elizondo  •  Molly McCarthy  •  Martha Gehman

Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced by the ample ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Hector Elizondo  •  Molly McCarthy  •  Martha Gehman

The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Richard Crenna  •  Candice Bergen

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Richard Crenna  •  Candice Bergen

Un flic (1972)

A Parisian police chief has an affair, but unbeknownst to him, the boyfriend of the woman he’s having an affair with is a bank robber planning a heist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Melville
CAST:  Alain Delon  •  Richard Crenna  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  Simone Valère

A Parisian police chief has an affair, but unbeknownst to him, the boyfriend of the woman he’s having an affair with is a bank robber planning a heist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Melville
CAST:  Alain Delon  •  Richard Crenna  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  Simone Valère

Sabrina (1995)

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An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Julia Ormond  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Angie Dickinson

An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Julia Ormond  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Angie Dickinson

Wrongfully Accused (1998)

Ryan Harrison, a violin god, superstar and sex symbol does not want to cheat on sexy Lauren Goodhue's husband with her. Mr. Goodhue is found murdered and Ryan suddenly finds himself being the main suspect. After being sentenced to death he manages to flee while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat Proft
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Michael York  •  Richard Crenna  •  Kelly LeBrock

Ryan Harrison, a violin god, superstar and sex symbol does not want to cheat on sexy Lauren Goodhue's husband with her. Mr. Goodhue is found murdered and Ryan suddenly finds himself being the main suspect. After being sentenced to death he manages to flee while ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat Proft
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Michael York  •  Richard Crenna  •  Kelly LeBrock

Red Sky at Morning (1971)

Before going off to World War II, Frank Arnold (Richard Crenna) relocates his wife, Ann (Claire Bloom), and son, Joshua (Richard Thomas), to New Mexico. Joshua has a difficult time fitting in, finding himself a minority in a predominantly Latino community, and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  Richard Thomas  •  Catherine Burns  •  Desi Arnaz Jr.  •  Richard Crenna

Before going off to World War II, Frank Arnold (Richard Crenna) relocates his wife, Ann (Claire Bloom), and son, Joshua (Richard Thomas), to New Mexico. Joshua has a difficult time fitting in, finding himself a minority in a predominantly Latino community, and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  Richard Thomas  •  Catherine Burns  •  Desi Arnaz Jr.  •  Richard Crenna

The Day Reagan Was Shot (2001)

The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cyrus Nowrasteh
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Richard Crenna  •  Colm Feore  •  Kenneth Welsh

The Day Reagan Was Shot is a 2001 film made for television directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as Alexander Haig and Richard Crenna as Ronald Reagan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cyrus Nowrasteh
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Richard Crenna  •  Colm Feore  •  Kenneth Welsh

Deep Family Secrets (1997)

A tale of hidden family scandals. A young woman journeys back to her birthplace and discovers that much of what she had always taken for granted concerning her family life was a lie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Richard Crenna  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Molly Gross  •  Craig Wasson

A tale of hidden family scandals. A young woman journeys back to her birthplace and discovers that much of what she had always taken for granted concerning her family life was a lie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Richard Crenna  •  Angie Dickinson  •  Molly Gross  •  Craig Wasson

Our Miss Brooks (1956)

The big-screen translation of the successful television show of the 1950's. Arden stars as Connie Brooks, wisecracking English teacher at Madison High School, still hoping to tie the knot with shy biology teacher Philip Boynton (Robert Rockwell).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Al Lewis
CAST:  Eve Arden  •  Richard Crenna  •  Gale Gordon  •  Don Porter

The big-screen translation of the successful television show of the 1950's. Arden stars as Connie Brooks, wisecracking English teacher at Madison High School, still hoping to tie the knot with shy biology teacher Philip Boynton (Robert Rockwell).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Al Lewis
CAST:  Eve Arden  •  Richard Crenna  •  Gale Gordon  •  Don Porter

Kids Like These (1987)

Bob and Joanna, both over 40 years old, have a baby with the Down syndrome. Their doctor advises them to give the child away, not to "waste their time" with a kid with a mental deficiency. But the parents decide to keep their son, to allow him a life with dignity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georg Stanford Brown
CAST:  Martin Balsam  •  Warde Q. Butler  •  Paul Cavonis  •  Richard Crenna

Bob and Joanna, both over 40 years old, have a baby with the Down syndrome. Their doctor advises them to give the child away, not to "waste their time" with a kid with a mental deficiency. But the parents decide to keep their son, to allow him a life with dignity ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georg Stanford Brown
CAST:  Martin Balsam  •  Warde Q. Butler  •  Paul Cavonis  •  Richard Crenna

A Fire in the Sky (1978)

Astronomers discover a comet that they believe will crash into Phoenix, Arizona. They attempt to warn officials, but without 100% certainty, the governor of Arizona is reticent to cause a panic. Even after a television news reporter discovers the truth and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  Richard Crenna  •  Elizabeth Ashley  •  David Dukes  •  Joanna Miles

Astronomers discover a comet that they believe will crash into Phoenix, Arizona. They attempt to warn officials, but without 100% certainty, the governor of Arizona is reticent to cause a panic. Even after a television news reporter discovers the truth and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  Richard Crenna  •  Elizabeth Ashley  •  David Dukes  •  Joanna Miles
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