Dan O'Herlihy

Daniel Peter O'Herlihy (May 1, 1919 – February 17, 2005) was an Irish film actor, known for such roles as Brigadier General Warren A. "Blackie" Black in Fail Safe, Marshal Ney in Waterloo, Conal Cochran in Halloween III: Season of the Witch, "The Old Man" in RoboCop, and Andrew Packard in Twin Peaks. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1954 film Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.

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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

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Lee Wallace
CAST:  Tom Atkins  •  Stacey Nelkin  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Michael Currie

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Lee Wallace
CAST:  Tom Atkins  •  Stacey Nelkin  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Michael Currie

Imitation of Life (1959)

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Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Juanita Moore  •  John Gavin  •  Sandra Dee

Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Juanita Moore  •  John Gavin  •  Sandra Dee

Invasion, U.S.A. (1952)

A group of American witness the deadly invasion of the United States by the Soviet Union.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Gerald Mohr  •  Peggie Castle  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Robert Bice

A group of American witness the deadly invasion of the United States by the Soviet Union.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Gerald Mohr  •  Peggie Castle  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Robert Bice

Macbeth (1948)

A Scottish warlord and his wife murder their way to a pair of crowns.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Jeanette Nolan  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Alan Napier

A Scottish warlord and his wife murder their way to a pair of crowns.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Orson Welles  •  Jeanette Nolan  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Alan Napier

Odd Man Out (1947)

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman wounded in a daring robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  James Mason  •  Robert Newton  •  Cyril Cusack  •  F.J. McCormick

Belfast police conduct a door-to-door manhunt for an IRA gunman wounded in a daring robbery.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carol Reed
CAST:  James Mason  •  Robert Newton  •  Cyril Cusack  •  F.J. McCormick

RoboCop (1987)

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In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Nancy Allen  •  Ronny Cox  •  Kurtwood Smith

In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Nancy Allen  •  Ronny Cox  •  Kurtwood Smith

RoboCop 2 (1990)

After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Belinda Bauer  •  John Glover  •  Gabriel Damon

After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Peter Weller  •  Belinda Bauer  •  John Glover  •  Gabriel Damon

The Carey Treatment (1972)

Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David Tao is accused of performing the abortion. Carey doesn't buy it, and so he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Jennifer O'Neill  •  Pat Hingle  •  Skye Aubrey

Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David Tao is accused of performing the abortion. Carey doesn't buy it, and so he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  James Coburn  •  Jennifer O'Neill  •  Pat Hingle  •  Skye Aubrey

The Dead (1987)

After a convivial holiday dinner party, things begin to unravel when a husband and wife address some prickly issues concerning their marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Donal McCann  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Helena Carroll

After a convivial holiday dinner party, things begin to unravel when a husband and wife address some prickly issues concerning their marriage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Donal McCann  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Helena Carroll

The Last Starfighter (1984)

A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the attack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Castle
CAST:  Lance Guest  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Catherine Mary Stewart  •  Barbara Bosson

A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the attack.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Castle
CAST:  Lance Guest  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Catherine Mary Stewart  •  Barbara Bosson

The Rat Pack (1998)

After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of his partnership with Jerry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Don Cheadle  •  Angus Macfadyen

After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of his partnership with Jerry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Don Cheadle  •  Angus Macfadyen

The Virgin Queen (1955)

Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Richard Todd  •  Bette Davis  •  Joan Collins  •  Jay Robinson

Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Richard Todd  •  Bette Davis  •  Joan Collins  •  Jay Robinson

Waterloo (1970)

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergey Bondarchuk
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Orson Welles  •  Jack Hawkins

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergey Bondarchuk
CAST:  Rod Steiger  •  Christopher Plummer  •  Orson Welles  •  Jack Hawkins

The Blue Veil (1951)

A World War I widow loses her only child and spends the rest of her life as a children's nurse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt  •  Busby Berkeley
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charles Laughton  •  Joan Blondell  •  Richard Carlson

A World War I widow loses her only child and spends the rest of her life as a children's nurse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt  •  Busby Berkeley
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charles Laughton  •  Joan Blondell  •  Richard Carlson

100 Rifles (1969)

When half-breed Indian Yaqui Joe robs an Arizona bank, he is pursued by dogged lawman Lyedecker. Fleeing to Mexico, Joe is imprisoned by General Verdugo, who is waging a war against the Yaqui Indians. When Lyedecker attempts to intervene, he is thrown into prison ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gries
CAST:  Jim Brown  •  Raquel Welch  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Fernando Lamas

When half-breed Indian Yaqui Joe robs an Arizona bank, he is pursued by dogged lawman Lyedecker. Fleeing to Mexico, Joe is imprisoned by General Verdugo, who is waging a war against the Yaqui Indians. When Lyedecker attempts to intervene, he is thrown into prison ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gries
CAST:  Jim Brown  •  Raquel Welch  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Fernando Lamas

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

The life and career of Erwin Rommel and his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  James Mason  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Luther Adler

The life and career of Erwin Rommel and his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  James Mason  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Luther Adler

Soldiers Three (1951)

Kiplingesque tale of British forces in 19th-century India.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Stewart Granger  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  David Niven  •  Robert Newton

Kiplingesque tale of British forces in 19th-century India.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Stewart Granger  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  David Niven  •  Robert Newton

Larceny (1948)

John Payne is the no-good lowdown rat who tries to capitalize on postwar patriotism and grief. He finagles a war widow (Joan Caulfied) into giving up her savings for a nonexistent memorial. When Payne falls in love with the widow he has pangs of conscience, but he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sherman
CAST:  John Payne  •  Joan Caulfield  •  Dan Duryea  •  Shelley Winters

John Payne is the no-good lowdown rat who tries to capitalize on postwar patriotism and grief. He finagles a war widow (Joan Caulfied) into giving up her savings for a nonexistent memorial. When Payne falls in love with the widow he has pangs of conscience, but he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sherman
CAST:  John Payne  •  Joan Caulfield  •  Dan Duryea  •  Shelley Winters

Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)

The beautiful Lauren gets married with an older man. She is unexpectedly confronted with her ex, an escaped criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Curran
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Eric Roberts  •  Mädchen Amick  •  Richard Edson

The beautiful Lauren gets married with an older man. She is unexpectedly confronted with her ex, an escaped criminal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Curran
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Eric Roberts  •  Mädchen Amick  •  Richard Edson
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