Boyd Gaines

Boyd Gaines was born on May 11, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Boyd Payne Gaines. He is an actor, known for Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Porky's (1981) and Funny Games (2007). He is married to Kathleen McNenny. They have one child.

Fame (1980)

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A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Eddie Barth  •  Irene Cara  •  Lee Curreri  •  Laura Dean

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Eddie Barth  •  Irene Cara  •  Lee Curreri  •  Laura Dean

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Marsha Mason  •  Everett McGill  •  Moses Gunn

A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Marsha Mason  •  Everett McGill  •  Moses Gunn

Porky's (1981)

Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Clark
CAST:  Dan Monahan  •  Mark Herrier  •  Wyatt Knight  •  Cyril O'Reilly

Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Clark
CAST:  Dan Monahan  •  Mark Herrier  •  Wyatt Knight  •  Cyril O'Reilly

The Sure Thing (1985)

Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures complement each other. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Daphne Zuniga  •  Anthony Edwards  •  Boyd Gaines

Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures complement each other. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Daphne Zuniga  •  Anthony Edwards  •  Boyd Gaines

Earthly Possessions (1999)

A bored homemaker planning to run away from her minister husband is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an accomplice to the young robber.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Margo Martindale  •  Boyd Gaines

A bored homemaker planning to run away from her minister husband is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an accomplice to the young robber.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Lapine
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Margo Martindale  •  Boyd Gaines

The Grass Harp (1995)

Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s. Becoming an orphan in 1935, Collin moves to his dad's cousins Verena and Dolly. Verena is a rich, bossy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Matthau
CAST:  Piper Laurie  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Walter Matthau  •  Edward Furlong

Based on the novel by Truman Capote, this often-witty coming-of-age drama looks at a young man growing up with an unusual family in the Deep South in the 1940s. Becoming an orphan in 1935, Collin moves to his dad's cousins Verena and Dolly. Verena is a rich, bossy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Matthau
CAST:  Piper Laurie  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Walter Matthau  •  Edward Furlong

A Son's Promise (1994)

An iron-willed Georgia boy accepts the burden of a man on his young shoulders. Fifteen-year-old Terry O'Kelly is fatherless and his remaining parent, his mother, is dying. Anguished, the soon-to-be orphan makes a surprising grown-up decision: Terry promises to care ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  Andrew Lowery  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Ricky Schroder  •  David Andrews

An iron-willed Georgia boy accepts the burden of a man on his young shoulders. Fifteen-year-old Terry O'Kelly is fatherless and his remaining parent, his mother, is dying. Anguished, the soon-to-be orphan makes a surprising grown-up decision: Terry promises to care ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  Andrew Lowery  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Ricky Schroder  •  David Andrews

I'm Not Rappaport (1996)

Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. Nat also takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herb Gardner
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Ossie Davis  •  Amy Irving  •  Marin Hinkle

Old Nat Moyer is a talker, a philosopher, and a troublemaker with a fanciful imagination. His companion is Midge Carter, who is half-blind, but still the super of an apartment house. When he is threatened with retirement, Nat battles on his behalf. Nat also takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herb Gardner
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Ossie Davis  •  Amy Irving  •  Marin Hinkle

Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall (1987)

In this short film, our unemployed hero finds that getting that great job depends a lot on whom you choose to dance with at Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Gordon
CAST:  John Achorn  •  Tim Choate  •  Joe D'Angerio  •  Boyd Gaines

In this short film, our unemployed hero finds that getting that great job depends a lot on whom you choose to dance with at Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Gordon
CAST:  John Achorn  •  Tim Choate  •  Joe D'Angerio  •  Boyd Gaines

Call Me (1988)

A journalist receives an obscene phonecall that she mistakes for her boyfriend. She then agrees to meet with the caller at a bar, but instead of meeting the boyfriend, she witnesses a murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sollace Mitchell
CAST:  Patricia Charbonneau  •  Stephen McHattie  •  Boyd Gaines  •  Steve Buscemi

A journalist receives an obscene phonecall that she mistakes for her boyfriend. She then agrees to meet with the caller at a bar, but instead of meeting the boyfriend, she witnesses a murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sollace Mitchell
CAST:  Patricia Charbonneau  •  Stephen McHattie  •  Boyd Gaines  •  Steve Buscemi

Funny Games (2008)

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When Ann, husband George, and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the tight-knit clan, giving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Haneke
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Tim Roth  •  Michael Pitt  •  Brady Corbet

When Ann, husband George, and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the tight-knit clan, giving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Haneke
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Tim Roth  •  Michael Pitt  •  Brady Corbet

The Confession (1999)

After his young son dies from the negligence at a hospital, Harry Fertig takes matters into his own hands and kills the doctors responsible. Slick lawyer Roy Bleakie, looking only to win a case and not caring of the matters involved, is assigned Fertig's case. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hugh Jones
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Amy Irving  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Richard Jenkins

After his young son dies from the negligence at a hospital, Harry Fertig takes matters into his own hands and kills the doctors responsible. Slick lawyer Roy Bleakie, looking only to win a case and not caring of the matters involved, is assigned Fertig's case. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Hugh Jones
CAST:  Ben Kingsley  •  Amy Irving  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Richard Jenkins

Driving Miss Daisy (2015)

Driving Miss Daisy tells the affecting story of the decades-long relationship between a stubborn Southern matriarch and her compassionate chauffeur. An iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship, the play has warmed the hearts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Ots
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  James Earl Jones  •  Boyd Gaines

Driving Miss Daisy tells the affecting story of the decades-long relationship between a stubborn Southern matriarch and her compassionate chauffeur. An iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship, the play has warmed the hearts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Ots
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  James Earl Jones  •  Boyd Gaines

The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008)

J. Robert Oppenheimer was a national hero, the brilliant scientist who during WWII led the scientific team that created the atomic bomb. But after the bomb brought the war to an end, in spite of his renown and his enormous achievement, America turned on him - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Grubin
CAST:  Harold Agnew  •  Jeremy Bernstein  •  Michael Cumpsty  •  Freeman Dyson

J. Robert Oppenheimer was a national hero, the brilliant scientist who during WWII led the scientific team that created the atomic bomb. But after the bomb brought the war to an end, in spite of his renown and his enormous achievement, America turned on him - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Grubin
CAST:  Harold Agnew  •  Jeremy Bernstein  •  Michael Cumpsty  •  Freeman Dyson

Second Best (2004)

Jealousy overwhelms a group of friends, particularly struggling writer Elliot, as they prepare for the homecoming of their old friend, a wildly successful L.A. producer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Weber
CAST:  Joe Pantoliano  •  Boyd Gaines  •  Peter Gerety  •  Bronson Pinchot

Jealousy overwhelms a group of friends, particularly struggling writer Elliot, as they prepare for the homecoming of their old friend, a wildly successful L.A. producer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Weber
CAST:  Joe Pantoliano  •  Boyd Gaines  •  Peter Gerety  •  Bronson Pinchot

The Goldfinch (2019)

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A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Ansel Elgort  •  Oakes Fegley  •  Aneurin Barnard  •  Finn Wolfhard

A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Crowley
CAST:  Ansel Elgort  •  Oakes Fegley  •  Aneurin Barnard  •  Finn Wolfhard

Pigeon Feathers (1988)

From the pen of Pulitzer Prize winning author John Updike ("Witches of Eastwick," "Rabbit Run"), comes the story of a young man's search through the questions of life and death, and the wondrous discovery of living in the soaring beauty of one of nature's simplest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharron Miller
CAST:  Christopher Collet  •  Caroline McWilliams  •  Jeffrey DeMunn  •  Lenka Peterson

From the pen of Pulitzer Prize winning author John Updike ("Witches of Eastwick," "Rabbit Run"), comes the story of a young man's search through the questions of life and death, and the wondrous discovery of living in the soaring beauty of one of nature's simplest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sharron Miller
CAST:  Christopher Collet  •  Caroline McWilliams  •  Jeffrey DeMunn  •  Lenka Peterson

Tommy and the Guru (2021)

A middle aged man seeks out a new-age master to help him overcome a life filled with loss, and stop falling on his face. An unlikely relationship forms.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Russell
CAST:  Mike Boland  •  Boyd Gaines

A middle aged man seeks out a new-age master to help him overcome a life filled with loss, and stop falling on his face. An unlikely relationship forms.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Russell
CAST:  Mike Boland  •  Boyd Gaines