Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth Ann Perkins (born November 18, 1960) is an American actress.

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Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

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Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle—Santa Claus. Her mother told her the secret about Santa a long time ago, but, after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Dylan McDermott  •  J.T. Walsh

Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle—Santa Claus. Her mother told her the secret about Santa a long time ago, but, after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Les Mayfield
CAST:  Richard Attenborough  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Dylan McDermott  •  J.T. Walsh

Finding Nemo (2003)

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Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

28 Days (2000)

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After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs they have to offer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Dominic West  •  Elizabeth Perkins

After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs they have to offer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Dominic West  •  Elizabeth Perkins

Try Seventeen (2002)

Teenager Jones has opted not to go to college and is instead renting a room in a boarding house to work on his writing skills. Soon, Jones finds himself dividing his time between two women: a young actress named Lisa and a photographer named Jane. After Jane's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Porter
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Franka Potente  •  Mandy Moore  •  Debbie Harry

Teenager Jones has opted not to go to college and is instead renting a room in a boarding house to work on his writing skills. Soon, Jones finds himself dividing his time between two women: a young actress named Lisa and a photographer named Jane. After Jane's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Porter
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Franka Potente  •  Mandy Moore  •  Debbie Harry

Avalon (1990)

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Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Leo Fuchs  •  Eve Gordon  •  Lou Jacobi  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Leo Fuchs  •  Eve Gordon  •  Lou Jacobi  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

Big (1988)

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When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Robert Loggia  •  John Heard

When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Robert Loggia  •  John Heard

Cats & Dogs (2001)

When a professor develops a vaccine that eliminates human allergies to dogs, he unwittingly upsets the fragile balance of power between cats and dogs and touches off an epic battle for pet supremacy. The fur flies as the feline faction, led by Mr. Tinkles, squares ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Guterman
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Alexander Pollock  •  Miriam Margolyes

When a professor develops a vaccine that eliminates human allergies to dogs, he unwittingly upsets the fragile balance of power between cats and dogs and touches off an epic battle for pet supremacy. The fur flies as the feline faction, led by Mr. Tinkles, squares ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Guterman
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Alexander Pollock  •  Miriam Margolyes

He Said, She Said (1991)

Womanising, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a similarly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis  •  Marisa Silver
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Nathan Lane  •  Anthony LaPaglia

Womanising, right-wing Dan Hanson and quiet, liberal Lorie Bryer work for the Baltimore Sun. Rivals for the job of new writer of a vacant column, the paper ends up instead printing their very different opinions alongside each other, which leads to a similarly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis  •  Marisa Silver
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Nathan Lane  •  Anthony LaPaglia

Kids in America (2005)

Inspired by real events, this ribald comedy pits an unlikely gang of students against their principal after she bars safe-sex activities on campus. Protesting Principal Weller's muzzling of free speech, the teens stage a bold and hilarious rebellion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Stolberg
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Stephanie Sherrin  •  Caitlin Wachs  •  Nicole Richie

Inspired by real events, this ribald comedy pits an unlikely gang of students against their principal after she bars safe-sex activities on campus. Protesting Principal Weller's muzzling of free speech, the teens stage a bold and hilarious rebellion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Stolberg
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Stephanie Sherrin  •  Caitlin Wachs  •  Nicole Richie

Must Love Dogs (2005)

Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary David Goldberg
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  John Cusack  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Christopher Plummer

Sarah Nolan is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary David Goldberg
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  John Cusack  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Christopher Plummer

Speak (2004)

Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to hide her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessica Sharzer
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Steve Zahn  •  Allison Siko

Freshman high-school student Melinda has refused to speak ever since she called the cops on a popular summer party. With her old friends snubbing her for being a rat, and her parents too busy to notice her troubles, she folds into herself, trying to hide her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessica Sharzer
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Steve Zahn  •  Allison Siko

The Doctor (1991)

Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that there is more to being a doctor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randa Haines
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Christine Lahti  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Mandy Patinkin

Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realises that there is more to being a doctor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randa Haines
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Christine Lahti  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Mandy Patinkin

The Flintstones (1994)

Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. But no good deed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Rick Moranis  •  Rosie O'Donnell

Modern Stone Age family the Flintstones hit the big screen in this live-action version of the classic cartoon. Fred helps Barney adopt a child. Barney sees an opportunity to repay him when Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive. But no good deed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  John Goodman  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Rick Moranis  •  Rosie O'Donnell

The Ring Two (2005)

Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Simon Baker  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  David Dorfman

Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hideo Nakata
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Simon Baker  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  David Dorfman

The Thing About My Folks (2005)

Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for sale. The day trip turns into a road trip ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raymond De Felitta
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Paul Reiser  •  Olympia Dukakis  •  Elizabeth Perkins

Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for sale. The day trip turns into a road trip ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raymond De Felitta
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Paul Reiser  •  Olympia Dukakis  •  Elizabeth Perkins

About Last Night... (1986)

A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Rob Lowe  •  Jim Belushi  •  Elizabeth Perkins

A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Zwick
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Rob Lowe  •  Jim Belushi  •  Elizabeth Perkins

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)

The stories of three lesbian couples -- who live in the same house at different periods of time -- who are at a crossroads in their lives. In 1961, Edith loses her lover, Abby, to a stroke. Linda and Amy struggle with feminist issues in 1972. And, in 2000, Kal and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Heche  •  Martha Coolidge  •  Jane Anderson
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Marian Seldes  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Elizabeth Perkins

The stories of three lesbian couples -- who live in the same house at different periods of time -- who are at a crossroads in their lives. In 1961, Edith loses her lover, Abby, to a stroke. Linda and Amy struggle with feminist issues in 1972. And, in 2000, Kal and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Heche  •  Martha Coolidge  •  Jane Anderson
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Marian Seldes  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Elizabeth Perkins

Teach 109 (1990)

In the future, surgeons practice their skill on androids designed to imitate patients, but Dr. Garrett sees this as pointless since she cares little about fake robotic patients. However, her latest patient Teach 109 changes her mind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Kletter
CAST:  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Jason Patric  •  Hart Bochner  •  James Earl Jones

In the future, surgeons practice their skill on androids designed to imitate patients, but Dr. Garrett sees this as pointless since she cares little about fake robotic patients. However, her latest patient Teach 109 changes her mind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Kletter
CAST:  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Jason Patric  •  Hart Bochner  •  James Earl Jones

Lesser Prophets (1997)

The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his brother, now a suicide, had lost to them  (more)

DIRECTION:  William DeVizia
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Michael Badalucco  •  Scott Glenn  •  Jimmy Smits

The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his brother, now a suicide, had lost to them  (more)

DIRECTION:  William DeVizia
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Michael Badalucco  •  Scott Glenn  •  Jimmy Smits

Hop (2011)

E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In L.A., he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hill
CAST:  Russell Brand  •  James Marsden  •  Kaley Cuoco  •  Hank Azaria

E.B., the Easter Bunny's teenage son, heads to Hollywood, determined to become a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In L.A., he's taken in by Fred after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hill
CAST:  Russell Brand  •  James Marsden  •  Kaley Cuoco  •  Hank Azaria
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