Rod Steiger

Rodney Stephen "Rod" Steiger (April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American actor known for his performances in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Oklahoma!, Waterloo, The Pawnbroker, On the Waterfront, The Harder They Fall, Doctor Zhivago, and Jesus of Nazareth. Description above from the Wikipedia article Rod Steiger, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The January Man (1989)

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Harvey Keitel

Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries to uncover the secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Harvey Keitel

Duck, You Sucker (1971)

At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national bank. When it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Rod Steiger  •  Maria Monti  •  Rik Battaglia

At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national bank. When it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergio Leone
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Rod Steiger  •  Maria Monti  •  Rik Battaglia

American Gothic (1987)

When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family living in the island's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hough
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Michael J. Pollard  •  Fiona Hutchison

When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family living in the island's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hough
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Michael J. Pollard  •  Fiona Hutchison

Carpool (1996)

A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a robbery. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Tom Arnold  •  David Paymer  •  Rhea Perlman  •  Rod Steiger

A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a robbery. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Tom Arnold  •  David Paymer  •  Rhea Perlman  •  Rod Steiger

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

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The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Omar Sharif  •  Julie Christie  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Rod Steiger

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Omar Sharif  •  Julie Christie  •  Geraldine Chaplin  •  Rod Steiger

End of Days (1999)

On 28 December 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, Satan decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride—a 20-year-old woman named Christine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Robin Tunney  •  Udo Kier

On 28 December 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, Satan decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride—a 20-year-old woman named Christine ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Robin Tunney  •  Udo Kier

F.I.S.T. (1978)

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Rod Steiger  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melinda Dillon

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Rod Steiger  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melinda Dillon

Hands over the City (1963)

Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francesco Rosi
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Salvo Randone  •  Guido Alberti  •  Marcello Cannavale

Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francesco Rosi
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Salvo Randone  •  Guido Alberti  •  Marcello Cannavale

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

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An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Rod Steiger  •  Warren Oates  •  Lee Grant

An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Rod Steiger  •  Warren Oates  •  Lee Grant

Lion of the Desert (1981)

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Moustapha Akkad
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Rod Steiger  •  Oliver Reed  •  Irene Papas

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Moustapha Akkad
CAST:  Anthony Quinn  •  Rod Steiger  •  Oliver Reed  •  Irene Papas

Mars Attacks! (1996)

'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Glenn Close  •  Annette Bening  •  Pierce Brosnan

'We come in peace' is not what those green men from Mars mean when they invade our planet, armed with irresistible weapons and a cruel sense of humor. This star studded cast must play victim to the alien’s fun and games in this comedy homage to science fiction ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Glenn Close  •  Annette Bening  •  Pierce Brosnan

On the Waterfront (1954)

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Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Karl Malden  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Rod Steiger

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Karl Malden  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Rod Steiger

Poolhall Junkies (2002)

A retired pool hustler is forced to pick up the stick again when his brother starts a game he can't finish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mars Callahan
CAST:  Ricky Schroder  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Rod Steiger  •  Michael Rosenbaum

A retired pool hustler is forced to pick up the stick again when his brother starts a game he can't finish.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mars Callahan
CAST:  Ricky Schroder  •  Chazz Palminteri  •  Rod Steiger  •  Michael Rosenbaum

Seven Thieves (1960)

A discredited professor and a sophisticated thief decide to join together and pick a team to pull off one last job--the casino vault in Monte Carlo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Rod Steiger  •  Joan Collins  •  Eli Wallach

A discredited professor and a sophisticated thief decide to join together and pick a team to pull off one last job--the casino vault in Monte Carlo.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Rod Steiger  •  Joan Collins  •  Eli Wallach

The Amityville Horror (1979)

George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Margot Kidder  •  Rod Steiger  •  Don Stroud

George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Rosenberg
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Margot Kidder  •  Rod Steiger  •  Don Stroud

The Harder They Fall (1956)

Jobless sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by corrupt fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his current protégé, an unknown Argentinian boxer named Toro Moreno. Although Moreno is a hulking giant, his chances for success are hampered by a powder-puff punch and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Rod Steiger  •  Jan Sterling  •  Mike Lane

Jobless sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by corrupt fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his current protégé, an unknown Argentinian boxer named Toro Moreno. Although Moreno is a hulking giant, his chances for success are hampered by a powder-puff punch and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Rod Steiger  •  Jan Sterling  •  Mike Lane

The Hurricane (1999)

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Vicellous Reon Shannon  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  Liev Schreiber

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Vicellous Reon Shannon  •  Deborah Kara Unger  •  Liev Schreiber

The Longest Day (1962)

The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin  •  Bernhard Wicki  •  Andrew Marton
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Henry Fonda  •  Sean Connery

The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin  •  Bernhard Wicki  •  Andrew Marton
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Henry Fonda  •  Sean Connery

The Player (1992)

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

The Specialist (1994)

May Munro is a woman obsessed with getting revenge on the people who murdered her parents when she was still a girl. She hires Ray Quick, a retired explosives expert to kill her parent's killers. When Ned Trent, embittered ex-partner of Quick's is assigned to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Llosa
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Sharon Stone  •  James Woods  •  Rod Steiger

May Munro is a woman obsessed with getting revenge on the people who murdered her parents when she was still a girl. She hires Ray Quick, a retired explosives expert to kill her parent's killers. When Ned Trent, embittered ex-partner of Quick's is assigned to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Llosa
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Sharon Stone  •  James Woods  •  Rod Steiger
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