Bruce Altman

Married and has one daughterStudied in NYC with William Hickey and at the William Esper studio.A 1990 graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

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Changing Lanes (2002)

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kim Staunton  •  Toni Collette

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Michell
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kim Staunton  •  Toni Collette

Cop Land (1997)

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ray Liotta  •  Robert De Niro

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

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When an office full of Chicago real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Alan Arkin

When an office full of Chicago real estate salesmen is given the news that all but the top two will be fired at the end of the week, the atmosphere begins to heat up. Shelley Levene, who has a sick daughter, does everything in his power to get better leads from his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Alan Arkin

L.I.E. (2001)

In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he loses nearly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Paul Dano  •  Bruce Altman  •  Brian Cox  •  Billy Kay

In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he loses nearly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Paul Dano  •  Bruce Altman  •  Brian Cox  •  Billy Kay

Matchstick Men (2003)

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A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Alison Lohman  •  Bruce Altman

A phobic con artist and his protege are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Alison Lohman  •  Bruce Altman

Quiz Show (1994)

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Lawyer Richard Goodwin discovers that 'Twenty-One', a successful TV quiz show, is rigged and decides to expose the team behind the show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Rob Morrow  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Paul Scofield

Lawyer Richard Goodwin discovers that 'Twenty-One', a successful TV quiz show, is rigged and decides to expose the team behind the show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Rob Morrow  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Paul Scofield

Regarding Henry (1991)

Respected lawyer, Henry Turner survives a convenience-store shooting only to find he has lost his memory, and has serious speech and mobility issues. After also losing his job—where he no longer 'fits in'—his loving wife and daughter give him all their love and support.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael Haley  •  Bill Nunn

Respected lawyer, Henry Turner survives a convenience-store shooting only to find he has lost his memory, and has serious speech and mobility issues. After also losing his job—where he no longer 'fits in'—his loving wife and daughter give him all their love and support.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael Haley  •  Bill Nunn

Rookie of the Year (1993)

12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in that arm heals too ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Stern
CAST:  Thomas Ian Nicholas  •  Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine  •  Gary Busey  •  Albert Hall

12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in that arm heals too ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Stern
CAST:  Thomas Ian Nicholas  •  Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine  •  Gary Busey  •  Albert Hall

Running Scared (2006)

Joey Gazelle is a low level mobster whose job it is to dispose of "hot" guns from mob killings. But Joey has been hiding these guns in the drywall of his basement, instead of tossing them in the river. When Joey's son and his best friend, Oleg, witness Joey hiding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Cameron Bright  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Chazz Palminteri

Joey Gazelle is a low level mobster whose job it is to dispose of "hot" guns from mob killings. But Joey has been hiding these guns in the drywall of his basement, instead of tossing them in the river. When Joey's son and his best friend, Oleg, witness Joey hiding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Cameron Bright  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Chazz Palminteri

The Paper (1994)

Henry Hackett is the workaholic editor of a New York City tabloid. He loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchet-man Alicia Clark—Henry's nemesis—impose unpopular ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Robert Duvall  •  Glenn Close  •  Marisa Tomei

Henry Hackett is the workaholic editor of a New York City tabloid. He loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchet-man Alicia Clark—Henry's nemesis—impose unpopular ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Robert Duvall  •  Glenn Close  •  Marisa Tomei

12 and Holding (2006)

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Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Zoe Weizenbaum  •  Conor Donovan  •  Jesse Camacho  •  Jeremy Renner

Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Zoe Weizenbaum  •  Conor Donovan  •  Jesse Camacho  •  Jeremy Renner

The Object of My Affection (1998)

A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Paul Rudd  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Alan Alda

A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Paul Rudd  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Alan Alda

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)

David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family problems crop up in the present ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Peter Gallagher  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Claire Danes  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family problems crop up in the present ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Pressman
CAST:  Peter Gallagher  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Claire Danes  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

Touched with Fire (2016)

Carla and Marco are manic-depressive poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they go off their meds, they end up in the same psychiatric hospital. As the chemistry between them stirs up their emotions, it intensifies their mania. Despite ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Dalio
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Luke Kirby  •  Christine Lahti  •  Griffin Dunne

Carla and Marco are manic-depressive poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they go off their meds, they end up in the same psychiatric hospital. As the chemistry between them stirs up their emotions, it intensifies their mania. Despite ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Dalio
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Luke Kirby  •  Christine Lahti  •  Griffin Dunne

Delivery Man (2013)

Slow movingEnjoyableLighthearted

An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Scott
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Chris Pratt  •  Britt Robertson

An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Scott
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Cobie Smulders  •  Chris Pratt  •  Britt Robertson

Arbitrage (2012)

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A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Jarecki
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Tim Roth  •  Brit Marling

A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Jarecki
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Tim Roth  •  Brit Marling

Game Change (2012)

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During the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Ed Harris  •  Peter MacNicol

During the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Ed Harris  •  Peter MacNicol

Big Miracle (2012)

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Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is adapted from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  John Krasinski  •  Kristen Bell  •  Vinessa Shaw

Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is adapted from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  John Krasinski  •  Kristen Bell  •  Vinessa Shaw

The Sitter (2011)

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Noah, is not your typical entertain-the-kids-no-matter-how-boring-it-is kind of sitter. He's reluctant to take a sitting gig; he'd rather, well, be doing anything else, especially if it involves slacking. When Noah is watching the neighbor's kid he gets a booty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Gordon Green
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Jonah Hill  •  Max Records  •  Ari Graynor

Noah, is not your typical entertain-the-kids-no-matter-how-boring-it-is kind of sitter. He's reluctant to take a sitting gig; he'd rather, well, be doing anything else, especially if it involves slacking. When Noah is watching the neighbor's kid he gets a booty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Gordon Green
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Jonah Hill  •  Max Records  •  Ari Graynor

Peter and Vandy (2009)

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Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay DiPietro
CAST:  Jason Ritter  •  Jess Weixler  •  Jesse L. Martin  •  Tracie Thoms

Flashbacks and flash-forwards illustrate the rise and fall of a love affair between two New Yorkers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay DiPietro
CAST:  Jason Ritter  •  Jess Weixler  •  Jesse L. Martin  •  Tracie Thoms
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