Burt Reynolds

Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018) was an American actor, director, and producer, considered a sex symbol and icon of American popular culture. Reynolds first rose to prominence when he starred in several different television series such as Gunsmoke (1962–1965), Hawk (1966), and Dan August (1970–1971). Although Reynolds had leading roles in such films as Navajo Joe (1966), his breakthrough role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). Reynolds played the leading role – often a lovable rogue – in a number of subsequent box office hits, such as The Longest Yard (1974), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Semi-Tough (1977), The End (1978), Hooper (1978), Starting Over (1979), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981), Sharky's Machine (1981), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), and Cannonball Run II (1984), several of which he directed himself. He was nominated twice for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Reynolds was voted the world's number one box office star for five consecutive years (from 1978 to 1982) in the annual Top Ten Money Making Stars Poll, a record he shares with Bing Crosby. After a number of box office failures, Reynolds returned to television, starring in the sitcom Evening Shade (1990–1994), which won him a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. His performance as high-minded pornographer Jack Horner in Paul ...

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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Judith Barsi  •  Melba Moore

When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Judith Barsi  •  Melba Moore

Bean (1997)

Childlike Englishman, Mr. Bean, is an incompetent watchman at the Royal National Gallery. After the museum's board of directors' attempt to have him fired is blocked by the chairman, who has taken a liking to Bean, they send him to Los Angeles to act as their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Peter MacNicol  •  John Mills  •  Pamela Reed

Childlike Englishman, Mr. Bean, is an incompetent watchman at the Royal National Gallery. After the museum's board of directors' attempt to have him fired is blocked by the chairman, who has taken a liking to Bean, they send him to Los Angeles to act as their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Rowan Atkinson  •  Peter MacNicol  •  John Mills  •  Pamela Reed

Boogie Nights (1997)

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Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Burt Reynolds  •  John C. Reilly  •  Julianne Moore

Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Thomas Anderson
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Burt Reynolds  •  John C. Reilly  •  Julianne Moore

City Heat (1984)

Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but are now bitter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Jane Alexander  •  Madeline Kahn

Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but are now bitter ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Jane Alexander  •  Madeline Kahn

Cop and ½ (1993)

When a pint-sized 8-year-old kid witnesses a murder he offers to help the police, if they make him a cop, too. Saddled with this streetwise sidekick, a hardboiled cop is forced to take his new partner seriously as they race the clock to bring the bad guys to justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Winkler
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Norman D. Golden II  •  Ruby Dee  •  Holland Taylor

When a pint-sized 8-year-old kid witnesses a murder he offers to help the police, if they make him a cop, too. Saddled with this streetwise sidekick, a hardboiled cop is forced to take his new partner seriously as they race the clock to bring the bad guys to justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Winkler
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Norman D. Golden II  •  Ruby Dee  •  Holland Taylor

Deliverance (1972)

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Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Ronny Cox

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Ned Beatty  •  Ronny Cox

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality. From aphrodisiacs to sexual perversion to the mystery of the male orgasm, characters like a court jester, a doctor, a queen and a journalist adventure through lab experiments ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Lynn Redgrave  •  Gene Wilder  •  John Carradine  •  Lou Jacobi

A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality. From aphrodisiacs to sexual perversion to the mystery of the male orgasm, characters like a court jester, a doctor, a queen and a journalist adventure through lab experiments ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Lynn Redgrave  •  Gene Wilder  •  John Carradine  •  Lou Jacobi

Gator (1976)

After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose custody of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Jack Weston  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Jerry Reed

After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose custody of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Jack Weston  •  Lauren Hutton  •  Jerry Reed

Grilled (2006)

Maurice and Dave sell high-end cuts of beef, but after hitting a patch of no sales, they're facing being fired. Maurice needs money to enroll in his final semester of acupuncture school, and the recently-separated Dave needs money for his daughter's birthday gift. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Ensler
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  Kevin James  •  Sofía Vergara  •  Juliette Lewis

Maurice and Dave sell high-end cuts of beef, but after hitting a patch of no sales, they're facing being fired. Maurice needs money to enroll in his final semester of acupuncture school, and the recently-separated Dave needs money for his daughter's birthday gift. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Ensler
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  Kevin James  •  Sofía Vergara  •  Juliette Lewis

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son -- two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uwe Boll
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  John Rhys-Davies  •  Ray Liotta  •  Leelee Sobieski

A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son -- two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Uwe Boll
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  John Rhys-Davies  •  Ray Liotta  •  Leelee Sobieski

Mad Dog Time (1996)

With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Bishop
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Gabriel Byrne

With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Bishop
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Jeff Goldblum  •  Gabriel Byrne

Sherman's March (1985)

Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by women who come and go in his life, his recurring dreams of nuclear holocaust, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ross McElwee
CAST:  Ross McElwee  •  Dede McElwee  •  Ross McElwee Jr.  •  Patricia Rendleman

Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by women who come and go in his life, his recurring dreams of nuclear holocaust, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ross McElwee
CAST:  Ross McElwee  •  Dede McElwee  •  Ross McElwee Jr.  •  Patricia Rendleman

Silent Movie (1976)

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Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Marty Feldman  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sid Caesar

Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Marty Feldman  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sid Caesar

Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

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A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Sally Field  •  Jerry Reed  •  Jackie Gleason

A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Sally Field  •  Jerry Reed  •  Jackie Gleason

Stick (1985)

Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Candice Bergen  •  George Segal  •  Charles Durning

Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Reynolds
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Candice Bergen  •  George Segal  •  Charles Durning

Striptease (1996)

Bounced from her job, Erin Grant needs money if she's to have any chance of winning back custody of her child. But, eventually, she must confront the naked truth: to take on the system, she'll have to take it all off. Erin strips to conquer, but she faces ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Armand Assante  •  Ving Rhames

Bounced from her job, Erin Grant needs money if she's to have any chance of winning back custody of her child. But, eventually, she must confront the naked truth: to take on the system, she'll have to take it all off. Erin strips to conquer, but she faces ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Demi Moore  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Armand Assante  •  Ving Rhames

The Cannonball Run (1981)

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A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Roger Moore  •  Farrah Fawcett  •  Dean Martin

A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Roger Moore  •  Farrah Fawcett  •  Dean Martin

The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

Cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, with the help of their eye-catching cousin, Daisy and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse, try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner, Boss Hogg. Their efforts constantly find the 'Duke Boys' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Chandrasekhar
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Seann William Scott  •  Alice Greczyn  •  Steve Lemme

Cousins, Bo and Luke Duke, with the help of their eye-catching cousin, Daisy and moonshine-running Uncle Jesse, try and save the family farm from being destroyed by Hazzard County's corrupt commissioner, Boss Hogg. Their efforts constantly find the 'Duke Boys' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Chandrasekhar
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Seann William Scott  •  Alice Greczyn  •  Steve Lemme

The Longest Yard (2005)

Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in a football game ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Chris Rock  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Michael Irvin

Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in a football game ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Chris Rock  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Michael Irvin

The Longest Yard (1974)

In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' semi-pro football team to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Eddie Albert  •  Ed Lauter  •  Bernadette Peters

In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' semi-pro football team to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Eddie Albert  •  Ed Lauter  •  Bernadette Peters
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