Dana Elcar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dana Elcar (October 10, 1927 – June 6, 2005) was an American television and movie character actor. Although he appeared in about 40 films, his most memorable role was on the 1980s and 1990s television series MacGyver as Peter Thornton, an administrator working for the Phoenix Foundation. Elcar had appeared in the pilot episode of MacGyver as Andy Colson (a completely different character), but was later cast as Peter Thornton, making his first regular appearance in the 11th episode of the first season. Description above from the Wikipedia article Dana Elcar, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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2010 (1984)

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While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft and its sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  John Lithgow  •  Helen Mirren  •  Bob Balaban

While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft and its sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  John Lithgow  •  Helen Mirren  •  Bob Balaban

Condorman (1981)

Comic artist and writer Woody performs a simple courier operation for his friend Harry who works for the CIA. But when he successfully fends off hostile agents, he earns the respect of the beautiful Natalia, who requests his assistance for her defection. Woody uses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Jarrott
CAST:  Michael Crawford  •  Oliver Reed  •  Barbara Carrera  •  James Hampton

Comic artist and writer Woody performs a simple courier operation for his friend Harry who works for the CIA. But when he successfully fends off hostile agents, he earns the respect of the beautiful Natalia, who requests his assistance for her defection. Woody uses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Jarrott
CAST:  Michael Crawford  •  Oliver Reed  •  Barbara Carrera  •  James Hampton

Fail Safe (1964)

Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Walter Matthau  •  Fritz Weaver  •  Larry Hagman

Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Walter Matthau  •  Fritz Weaver  •  Larry Hagman

Soldier Blue (1970)

After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Peter Strauss  •  Donald Pleasence  •  John Anderson

After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Candice Bergen  •  Peter Strauss  •  Donald Pleasence  •  John Anderson

The Learning Tree (1969)

The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, frustrations and ambitions of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Parks
CAST:  Kyle Johnson  •  Alex Clarke  •  Estelle Evans  •  Dana Elcar

The story, set in Kansas during the 1920's, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, frustrations and ambitions of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Parks
CAST:  Kyle Johnson  •  Alex Clarke  •  Estelle Evans  •  Dana Elcar

The Nude Bomb (1980)

When KAOS develops a bomb that can dissolve all clothing, Maxwell Smart is brought in to foil the evil plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Donner
CAST:  Don Adams  •  Sylvia Kristel  •  Rhonda Fleming  •  Dana Elcar

When KAOS develops a bomb that can dissolve all clothing, Maxwell Smart is brought in to foil the evil plot.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clive Donner
CAST:  Don Adams  •  Sylvia Kristel  •  Rhonda Fleming  •  Dana Elcar

The Sting (1973)

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A novice con man teams up with an acknowledged master to avenge the murder of a mutual friend by pulling off the ultimate big con and swindling a fortune from a big-time mobster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robert Redford  •  Robert Shaw  •  Charles Durning

A novice con man teams up with an acknowledged master to avenge the murder of a mutual friend by pulling off the ultimate big con and swindling a fortune from a big-time mobster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robert Redford  •  Robert Shaw  •  Charles Durning

Quarterback Princess (1983)

The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to her next door neighbor against her, she's out to prove that not only can she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Don Murray  •  Barbara Babcock  •  Dana Elcar

The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to her next door neighbor against her, she's out to prove that not only can she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noel Black
CAST:  Helen Hunt  •  Don Murray  •  Barbara Babcock  •  Dana Elcar

All of Me (1984)

Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb, to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger's body instead, forcing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Victoria Tennant  •  Madolyn Smith Osborne

Just before stubborn millionaire Edwina Cutwater dies, she asks her uptight lawyer, Roger Cobb, to amend her will so that her soul will pass to the young, vibrant Terry Hoskins – but the spiritual transference goes awry. Edwina enters Roger's body instead, forcing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Lily Tomlin  •  Victoria Tennant  •  Madolyn Smith Osborne

The Fool Killer (1965)

After the Civil War, a southern boy, aged 12, runs away from his foster home, wanders the countryside, and meets various odd characters along the way, including Milo, a mysterious drifter who may or may not be the vengeful "Fool Killer" of folklore.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Servando González
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Edward Albert  •  Dana Elcar  •  Henry Hull

After the Civil War, a southern boy, aged 12, runs away from his foster home, wanders the countryside, and meets various odd characters along the way, including Milo, a mysterious drifter who may or may not be the vengeful "Fool Killer" of folklore.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Servando González
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Edward Albert  •  Dana Elcar  •  Henry Hull

Baby Blue Marine (1976)

A would-be Marine fails basic training, and is sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout. En route, he is mugged by a battle-fatigued Marine Raider, who leaves him to hitch-hike home in an undeserved hero's uniform. A small Colorado town takes him in, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John D. Hancock
CAST:  Jan-Michael Vincent  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Richard Gere  •  Bert Remsen

A would-be Marine fails basic training, and is sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout. En route, he is mugged by a battle-fatigued Marine Raider, who leaves him to hitch-hike home in an undeserved hero's uniform. A small Colorado town takes him in, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John D. Hancock
CAST:  Jan-Michael Vincent  •  Glynnis O'Connor  •  Richard Gere  •  Bert Remsen

Murder in Three Acts (1986)

In Acapulco, Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The causes seem to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Nelson
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Tony Curtis  •  Emma Samms  •  Jonathan Cecil

In Acapulco, Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The causes seem to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Nelson
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Tony Curtis  •  Emma Samms  •  Jonathan Cecil

Fireball Forward (1972)

A hard-nose general takes over a division with a bad combat record.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  Ben Gazzara  •  Anne Francis  •  Ricardo Montalban  •  Dana Elcar

A hard-nose general takes over a division with a bad combat record.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  Ben Gazzara  •  Anne Francis  •  Ricardo Montalban  •  Dana Elcar

Help Wanted: Male (1982)

An unmarried career woman decides she wants a baby and finds a suitable partner, a sportswriter working for the magazine she publishes. After she maneuvers him into proposing marriage to her, she learns that he happens to be sterile.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wiard
CAST:  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Gil Gerard  •  Bert Convy  •  Dana Elcar

An unmarried career woman decides she wants a baby and finds a suitable partner, a sportswriter working for the magazine she publishes. After she maneuvers him into proposing marriage to her, she learns that he happens to be sterile.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wiard
CAST:  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Gil Gerard  •  Bert Convy  •  Dana Elcar

Dying Room Only (1973)

A married couple are traveling on a deserted desert road at night. They stop at a diner and the husband goes to the men's room. He never returns and the wife begins to suspect serious foul play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Leacock
CAST:  Cloris Leachman  •  Ross Martin  •  Ned Beatty  •  Dana Elcar

A married couple are traveling on a deserted desert road at night. They stop at a diner and the husband goes to the men's room. He never returns and the wife begins to suspect serious foul play.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Leacock
CAST:  Cloris Leachman  •  Ross Martin  •  Ned Beatty  •  Dana Elcar

Pendulum (1969)

On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality Matthews escapes in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  George Peppard  •  Jean Seberg  •  Richard Kiley  •  Charles McGraw

On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality Matthews escapes in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  George Peppard  •  Jean Seberg  •  Richard Kiley  •  Charles McGraw

The Crucible (1967)

Landmark adaptation of the Arthur Miller play. Nominated for 3 Emmy awards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Segal
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Henry Jones

Landmark adaptation of the Arthur Miller play. Nominated for 3 Emmy awards.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Segal
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Colleen Dewhurst  •  Henry Jones

Law of the Land (1976)

A frontier sheriff and his young deputies search for a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Virgil W. Vogel
CAST:  Jim Davis  •  Don Johnson  •  Nicholas Hammond  •  Darleen Carr

A frontier sheriff and his young deputies search for a serial killer who is murdering prostitutes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Virgil W. Vogel
CAST:  Jim Davis  •  Don Johnson  •  Nicholas Hammond  •  Darleen Carr

Forbidden Love (1982)

A young doctor meets and falls in love with the older Joanna, who is on the board of directors at his hospital. The people around them, including their families, have a hard time accepting the age difference, and they must decide whether to call it quits or stick ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Hilliard Stern
CAST:  Yvette Mimieux  •  Andrew Stevens  •  Lisa Lucas  •  Jerry Houser

A young doctor meets and falls in love with the older Joanna, who is on the board of directors at his hospital. The people around them, including their families, have a hard time accepting the age difference, and they must decide whether to call it quits or stick ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Hilliard Stern
CAST:  Yvette Mimieux  •  Andrew Stevens  •  Lisa Lucas  •  Jerry Houser

Inside Out (1986)

An agoraphobic must give up his sheltered life and venture outside after a series of personal and financial problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Taicher
CAST:  Howard Hesseman  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Beah Richards  •  Dana Elcar

An agoraphobic must give up his sheltered life and venture outside after a series of personal and financial problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Taicher
CAST:  Howard Hesseman  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Beah Richards  •  Dana Elcar
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