Bess Armstrong

Bess Armstrong (born December 11, 1953) is an American film and television actress.

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Jaws 3-D (1983)

This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a guest at Sea World. What ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Alves
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Simon MacCorkindale  •  Louis Gossett Jr.

This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a guest at Sea World. What ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Alves
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Simon MacCorkindale  •  Louis Gossett Jr.

Nothing in Common (1986)

On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Héctor Elizondo

On his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Eva Marie Saint  •  Héctor Elizondo

Pecker (1998)

A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Edward Furlong  •  Christina Ricci  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Mark Joy

A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called "Pecker" because he pecks at his food like a bird.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Waters
CAST:  Edward Furlong  •  Christina Ricci  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Mark Joy

That Darn Cat (1997)

While making his nightly rounds in the neighborhood, Patti's pet cat D.C. finds himself the carrier of a call for help from a kidnap victim. Patti enlists skeptical law enforcement help to find the victim before it's too late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Doug E. Doug  •  Dean Jones  •  Peter Boyle

While making his nightly rounds in the neighborhood, Patti's pet cat D.C. finds himself the carrier of a call for help from a kidnap victim. Patti enlists skeptical law enforcement help to find the victim before it's too late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Spiers
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Doug E. Doug  •  Dean Jones  •  Peter Boyle

Diamond Men (2000)

After 30 years on the road, a veteran jewellery salesman is forced to show his young replacement the tricks of the trade. But when the kid introduces him to the ladies of the "Altoona Riding Club," the old dog is introduced to a whole new set of "tricks."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Cohen
CAST:  Robert Forster  •  Donnie Wahlberg  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Jasmine Guy

After 30 years on the road, a veteran jewellery salesman is forced to show his young replacement the tricks of the trade. But when the kid introduces him to the ladies of the "Altoona Riding Club," the old dog is introduced to a whole new set of "tricks."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Cohen
CAST:  Robert Forster  •  Donnie Wahlberg  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Jasmine Guy

Christmas Every Day (1996)

Christmas

Billy Jackson is not having a good Christmas. He got a basketball for Christmas and just cannot make a jump shot. His Uncle David is coming to town to open a Valu-Mall, which will put his Dad's store out of business. When he tells his little sister Sarah that there ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Peerce
CAST:  Erik von Detten  •  Robert Hays  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Yvonne Zima

Billy Jackson is not having a good Christmas. He got a basketball for Christmas and just cannot make a jump shot. His Uncle David is coming to town to open a Valu-Mall, which will put his Dad's store out of business. When he tells his little sister Sarah that there ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Peerce
CAST:  Erik von Detten  •  Robert Hays  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Yvonne Zima

Stolen Innocence (1995)

Stacy, a rebellious teenager, leaves home for the freedom and adventure of life on the road away from her parents. Afraid and alone, she is befriended by Richard, a handsome ex-con traveling across the country on a crime spree. Her short lived joy soon turns to terror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill L. Norton
CAST:  Tracey Gold  •  Thomas Calabro  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Nick Searcy

Stacy, a rebellious teenager, leaves home for the freedom and adventure of life on the road away from her parents. Afraid and alone, she is befriended by Richard, a handsome ex-con traveling across the country on a crime spree. Her short lived joy soon turns to terror.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill L. Norton
CAST:  Tracey Gold  •  Thomas Calabro  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Nick Searcy

Her Best Friend's Husband (2002)

Would you betray your best friend for your own happiness? This is the moral dilemma one woman faces after she is called upon to help save her best friend's marriage, and the unthinkable happens. She and the husband find themselves falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Cheryl Ladd  •  Bess Armstrong  •  William R. Moses  •  Lindy Booth

Would you betray your best friend for your own happiness? This is the moral dilemma one woman faces after she is called upon to help save her best friend's marriage, and the unthinkable happens. She and the husband find themselves falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  Cheryl Ladd  •  Bess Armstrong  •  William R. Moses  •  Lindy Booth

This Girl For Hire (1983)

In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. Along the way, Brady gets help from her flamboyant mother Zandra, a washed-up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  Bess Armstrong  •  Celeste Holm  •  Cliff DeYoung  •  Ray Walston

In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. Along the way, Brady gets help from her flamboyant mother Zandra, a washed-up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Jameson
CAST:  Bess Armstrong  •  Celeste Holm  •  Cliff DeYoung  •  Ray Walston

The House of God (1984)

Comedy about a couple of interns in a hospital named 'The House of God'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Wrye
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Charles Haid  •  Michael Sacks  •  Lisa Pelikan

Comedy about a couple of interns in a hospital named 'The House of God'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Donald Wrye
CAST:  Tim Matheson  •  Charles Haid  •  Michael Sacks  •  Lisa Pelikan

Getting Married (1978)

A man falls madly in love with a pretty newscaster and goes all out to win her heart and her hand in marriage before she weds another man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Hilliard Stern
CAST:  Richard Thomas  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Mark Harmon  •  Katherine Helmond

A man falls madly in love with a pretty newscaster and goes all out to win her heart and her hand in marriage before she weds another man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Hilliard Stern
CAST:  Richard Thomas  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Mark Harmon  •  Katherine Helmond

The Perfect Daughter (1996)

She can run from her dangerous past.... But she can't hide!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Longstreet
CAST:  Tracey Gold  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Michael Shulman  •  Mark Joy

She can run from her dangerous past.... But she can't hide!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Longstreet
CAST:  Tracey Gold  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Michael Shulman  •  Mark Joy

The Skateboard Kid (1993)

No one could be more bored than Zack, the new kid in town with no friends in sight. When a gang of hip, skateboarding thrashers start cruising his neighborhood, Zack hopes his luck will change. But they want nothing to do with him. Then Zack makes the discovery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Swerdlove
CAST:  Timothy Busfield  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Cliff DeYoung  •  Rick Dean

No one could be more bored than Zack, the new kid in town with no friends in sight. When a gang of hip, skateboarding thrashers start cruising his neighborhood, Zack hopes his luck will change. But they want nothing to do with him. Then Zack makes the discovery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Swerdlove
CAST:  Timothy Busfield  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Cliff DeYoung  •  Rick Dean

Mixed Blessings (1995)

Three couples are followed as they struggle to have children. Pilar and Brad Coleman are both very mature, Brad already has grown up a daughter and Pilar wants to have a baby of her own. Diana and Andy Douglas are a newlywed couple with great careers. It would be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bethany Rooney
CAST:  Gabrielle Carteris  •  Scott Baio  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  James Naughton

Three couples are followed as they struggle to have children. Pilar and Brad Coleman are both very mature, Brad already has grown up a daughter and Pilar wants to have a baby of her own. Diana and Andy Douglas are a newlywed couple with great careers. It would be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bethany Rooney
CAST:  Gabrielle Carteris  •  Scott Baio  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  James Naughton

The Lies Boys Tell (1994)

Ed Reece, an old travelling salesman, decides to end his days in the place in which he was born. Therefore he convinces his elder son to acompany him on his last long voyage of farewell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McLaughlin
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Bess Armstrong

Ed Reece, an old travelling salesman, decides to end his days in the place in which he was born. Therefore he convinces his elder son to acompany him on his last long voyage of farewell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McLaughlin
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Craig T. Nelson  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Bess Armstrong

Corporate Affairs (2008)

A family man (Meyer) recent promoted to middle management at work immerses himself in a world of questionable personal and professional ethics by a colleague (Scott).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Cohen
CAST:  Breckin Meyer  •  Laura Harris  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Adrian Martinez

A family man (Meyer) recent promoted to middle management at work immerses himself in a world of questionable personal and professional ethics by a colleague (Scott).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Cohen
CAST:  Breckin Meyer  •  Laura Harris  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Adrian Martinez

High Road to China (1983)

A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian G. Hutton
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Wilford Brimley  •  Jack Weston

A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian G. Hutton
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Wilford Brimley  •  Jack Weston

Forever Love (1998)

This TVmovie is suggested by a true story. Lizzie and Alex Brooks are a young couple in love and parents of a little girl, Emma. A stroke puts Lizzie into a coma. Alex takes her home, providing love, care and devotion through the years. Gail, Lizzie's best friend, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Switzer
CAST:  Reba McEntire  •  Tim Matheson  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Heather Stephens

This TVmovie is suggested by a true story. Lizzie and Alex Brooks are a young couple in love and parents of a little girl, Emma. A stroke puts Lizzie into a coma. Alex takes her home, providing love, care and devotion through the years. Gail, Lizzie's best friend, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Switzer
CAST:  Reba McEntire  •  Tim Matheson  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Heather Stephens

Jekyll and Hyde ... Together Again (1982)

Dr. Jekyll (Mark Blankfield) inhales white powder and becomes an obnoxious Southern Californian.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Belson
CAST:  Mark Blankfield  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Krista Errickson  •  Tim Thomerson

Dr. Jekyll (Mark Blankfield) inhales white powder and becomes an obnoxious Southern Californian.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Belson
CAST:  Mark Blankfield  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Krista Errickson  •  Tim Thomerson

Dream Lover (1993)

Emotional

Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone through a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage and stability is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Kazan
CAST:  James Spader  •  Mädchen Amick  •  Fredric Lehne  •  Bess Armstrong

Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone through a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage and stability is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Kazan
CAST:  James Spader  •  Mädchen Amick  •  Fredric Lehne  •  Bess Armstrong
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