Del Close

Thief (1981)

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Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he signs on with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  James Caan  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Willie Nelson  •  Jim Belushi

Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he signs on with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  James Caan  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Willie Nelson  •  Jim Belushi

A League of Their Own (1992)

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As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Geena Davis  •  Madonna  •  Lori Petty

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Geena Davis  •  Madonna  •  Lori Petty

American Graffiti (1973)

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A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Ron Howard  •  Paul Le Mat  •  Charles Martin Smith

A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Lucas
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Ron Howard  •  Paul Le Mat  •  Charles Martin Smith

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

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After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Alan Ruck  •  Mia Sara  •  Jeffrey Jones

After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Alan Ruck  •  Mia Sara  •  Jeffrey Jones

One More Saturday Night (1986)

The problems faced by both teenagers and adults in a small Minnesota town who are trying to get dates for a Saturday night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Klein
CAST:  Tom Davis  •  Al Franken  •  Moira Sinise  •  David Reynolds

The problems faced by both teenagers and adults in a small Minnesota town who are trying to get dates for a Saturday night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Klein
CAST:  Tom Davis  •  Al Franken  •  Moira Sinise  •  David Reynolds

The Public Eye (1992)

A crime photographer gets involved in a conspiracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Richard Riehle  •  Stanley Tucci

A crime photographer gets involved in a conspiracy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Franklin
CAST:  Joe Pesci  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Richard Riehle  •  Stanley Tucci

The Untouchables (1987)

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Young Treasury Agent Eliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Sean Connery  •  Robert De Niro  •  Andy García

Young Treasury Agent Eliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one on the force. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Sean Connery  •  Robert De Niro  •  Andy García

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

Assigned to oversee the development of the atomic bomb, Gen. Leslie Groves is a stern military man determined to have the project go according to plan. He selects J. Robert Oppenheimer as the key scientist on the top-secret operation, but the two men clash fiercely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Dwight Schultz  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  John Cusack

Assigned to oversee the development of the atomic bomb, Gen. Leslie Groves is a stern military man determined to have the project go according to plan. He selects J. Robert Oppenheimer as the key scientist on the top-secret operation, but the two men clash fiercely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Joffé
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Dwight Schultz  •  Bonnie Bedelia  •  John Cusack

Light of Day (1987)

Cleveland siblings rise with a rock band while coping with personal problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Joan Jett  •  Michael McKean

Cleveland siblings rise with a rock band while coping with personal problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Joan Jett  •  Michael McKean

Gold (1972)

Uptight killjoy square cop Captain Harold Jinks doesn't approve of the local hippies in an Old West-style rural community romping about naked, so he zealously enforces various strict laws to ban public nudity. It's up to loopy long-haired rebel Hawk to save the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Desloge  •  Bob Levis
CAST:  Del Close  •  Garry Goodrow  •  Caroline Parr  •  Sam Ridge

Uptight killjoy square cop Captain Harold Jinks doesn't approve of the local hippies in an Old West-style rural community romping about naked, so he zealously enforces various strict laws to ban public nudity. It's up to loopy long-haired rebel Hawk to save the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Desloge  •  Bob Levis
CAST:  Del Close  •  Garry Goodrow  •  Caroline Parr  •  Sam Ridge

You Are What You Eat (1968)

A montage of the weird, a freak-out film that appeared when the expression was in fashion and in flower, along with the flower people. The film was one of the first exponents of the mobile camera-rock track-optical effect school of filmmaking, and it is much a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Feinstein
CAST:  Paul Butterfield  •  David Crosby  •  Luana Anders  •  Del Close

A montage of the weird, a freak-out film that appeared when the expression was in fashion and in flower, along with the flower people. The film was one of the first exponents of the mobile camera-rock track-optical effect school of filmmaking, and it is much a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Feinstein
CAST:  Paul Butterfield  •  David Crosby  •  Luana Anders  •  Del Close

Goldstein (1965)

GOLDSTEIN, the feature film debut of talented director Philip Kaufman (The Right Stuff, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Quills), is an early example of American independent filmmaking from the early 1960s. A fable about an old man with an odd effect on those he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman  •  Benjamin Manaster
CAST:  Lou Gilbert  •  Ellen Madison  •  Tom Erhart  •  Ben Carruthers

GOLDSTEIN, the feature film debut of talented director Philip Kaufman (The Right Stuff, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Quills), is an early example of American independent filmmaking from the early 1960s. A fable about an old man with an odd effect on those he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman  •  Benjamin Manaster
CAST:  Lou Gilbert  •  Ellen Madison  •  Tom Erhart  •  Ben Carruthers

Beware! The Blob (1972)

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace-- the local hippies, cops, drunks and bowlers must all face the Blob!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Hagman
CAST:  Robert Walker Jr.  •  Richard Stahl  •  Richard Webb  •  Shelley Berman

A technician brings a frozen specimen of the original Blob back from the North Pole. When his wife accidentally defrosts the thing, it terrorizes the populace-- the local hippies, cops, drunks and bowlers must all face the Blob!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Hagman
CAST:  Robert Walker Jr.  •  Richard Stahl  •  Richard Webb  •  Shelley Berman

The Blob (1988)

Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government agents try to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Kevin Dillon  •  Shawnee Smith  •  Donovan Leitch  •  Jeffrey DeMunn

Remake of the 1958 horror sci-fi about a deadly blob which is the spawn of a secret government germ warfare project which consumes everyone in its path. Teenagers try in vain to warn the townsfolk, who refuse to take them seriously, while government agents try to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Kevin Dillon  •  Shawnee Smith  •  Donovan Leitch  •  Jeffrey DeMunn

Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon (2015)

Del Close was never a household name, but any comedy enthusiast is aware of his impact. From Bill Murray to Chris Farley to Amy Poehler, many of the most famous comedians consider him their mentor. Fifteen years after Del Close’s death, thousands of Improv students ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Bieber
CAST:  Amy Poehler  •  Matt Walsh  •  Del Close  •  Bill Murray

Del Close was never a household name, but any comedy enthusiast is aware of his impact. From Bill Murray to Chris Farley to Amy Poehler, many of the most famous comedians consider him their mentor. Fifteen years after Del Close’s death, thousands of Improv students ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Bieber
CAST:  Amy Poehler  •  Matt Walsh  •  Del Close  •  Bill Murray

The Big Town (1987)

It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George Cole, and falls in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Bolt
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Diane Lane  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Bruce Dern

It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George Cole, and falls in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Bolt
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Diane Lane  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Bruce Dern

Next of Kin (1989)

Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Irvin
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Liam Neeson  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Helen Hunt

Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Irvin
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Liam Neeson  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Helen Hunt

The Last Affair (1976)

The wife of a sterile man steps outside the marriage with a gigolo in order to conceive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henri Charr
CAST:  Jack Wallace  •  Ron Dean  •  Del Close  •  Betty Thomas

The wife of a sterile man steps outside the marriage with a gigolo in order to conceive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henri Charr
CAST:  Jack Wallace  •  Ron Dean  •  Del Close  •  Betty Thomas