Patrick McGoohan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Patrick Joseph McGoohan (March 19, 1928 – January 13, 2009) was an American-born actor, raised in Ireland and England, with an extensive stage and film career, most notably in the 1960s television series Danger Man (renamed Secret Agent when exported to the US), and The Prisoner. McGoohan wrote and directed several episodes of The Prisoner himself, occasionally using the pseudonyms Joseph Serf and Paddy Fitz. He subsequently appeared in several Columbo episodes, winning the Emmy twice, David Cronenberg's Scanners, and in Mel Gibson's Braveheart as King Edward I. Description above from the Wikipedia article Patrick McGoohan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

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San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1960. Frank Lee Morris is transferred to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison located on a rocky island. Although no one has ever managed to escape from there, Frank and other inmates begin to carefully prepare an escape plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Fred Ward  •  David Cryer

San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1960. Frank Lee Morris is transferred to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison located on a rocky island. Although no one has ever managed to escape from there, Frank and other inmates begin to carefully prepare an escape plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Fred Ward  •  David Cryer

Braveheart (1995)

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Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Sophie Marceau  •  Patrick McGoohan

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Sophie Marceau  •  Patrick McGoohan

A Time to Kill (1996)

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A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Matthew McConaughey  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey

Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985)

A paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, and try to protect them from hunters who want to capture them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill L. Norton
CAST:  William Katt  •  Sean Young  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Julian Fellowes

A paleontologist and her husband discover a mother and baby brontosaurus in Africa, and try to protect them from hunters who want to capture them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill L. Norton
CAST:  William Katt  •  Sean Young  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Julian Fellowes

Hell Drivers (1957)

An ex-con trying to go clean ends up working for a crooked trucking company swindling money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cy Endfield
CAST:  Stanley Baker  •  Herbert Lom  •  Peggy Cummins  •  Patrick McGoohan

An ex-con trying to go clean ends up working for a crooked trucking company swindling money.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cy Endfield
CAST:  Stanley Baker  •  Herbert Lom  •  Peggy Cummins  •  Patrick McGoohan

Scanners (1981)

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After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Jennifer O'Neill  •  Stephen Lack  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Lawrence Dane

After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Jennifer O'Neill  •  Stephen Lack  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Lawrence Dane

Silver Streak (1976)

A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes is to get the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Richard Pryor  •  Patrick McGoohan

A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes is to get the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Jill Clayburgh  •  Richard Pryor  •  Patrick McGoohan

The Phantom (1996)

The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Treat Williams  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Treat Williams  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

Treasure Planet (2002)

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms on their journey to find treasure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Emma Thompson  •  Roscoe Lee Browne

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms on their journey to find treasure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  David Hyde Pierce  •  Emma Thompson  •  Roscoe Lee Browne

Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at the age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years later the life of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Jarrott
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Timothy Dalton

Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at the age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years later the life of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Jarrott
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Glenda Jackson  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Timothy Dalton

All Night Long (1962)

Over the course of one eventful evening, the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous, ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Keith Michell  •  Betsy Blair  •  Paul Harris

Over the course of one eventful evening, the anniversary celebration of the musical and romantic partners Aurelius Rex and Delia Lane, a jealous, ambitious drummer, Johnny Cousin, attempts to tear the interracial couple apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Keith Michell  •  Betsy Blair  •  Paul Harris

The Three Lives of Thomasina (1963)

Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan Hampshire), who is said ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Chaffey
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Susan Hampshire  •  Karen Dotrice  •  Laurence Naismith

Thomasina is the pet cat of Mary McDhui, the daughter of Scottish veterinarian Andrew McDhui. When Thomasina falls ill, McDhui declares that the pet should be put down. But when Mary and her father try to bury the cat, Lori MacGregor (Susan Hampshire), who is said ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Chaffey
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Susan Hampshire  •  Karen Dotrice  •  Laurence Naismith

Zarak (1956)

A notorious bandit develops a grudging respect for the English military man assigned to capture him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Anita Ekberg  •  Michael Wilding  •  Bonar Colleano

A notorious bandit develops a grudging respect for the English military man assigned to capture him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terence Young
CAST:  Victor Mature  •  Anita Ekberg  •  Michael Wilding  •  Bonar Colleano

Passage Home (1955)

Set in 1931, the film takes place aboard a merchant ship, briefly harboured in South America. A young woman (Diane Cilento) boards the ship as a passenger, resulting in disharmony among the superstitious crew members. Virtuous seaman Anthony Steel protects the girl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Anthony Steel  •  Peter Finch  •  Diane Cilento  •  Cyril Cusack

Set in 1931, the film takes place aboard a merchant ship, briefly harboured in South America. A young woman (Diane Cilento) boards the ship as a passenger, resulting in disharmony among the superstitious crew members. Virtuous seaman Anthony Steel protects the girl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Anthony Steel  •  Peter Finch  •  Diane Cilento  •  Cyril Cusack

The Quare Fellow (1962)

Thomas Crimmins is a new warder, or guard, in an Irish prison. He is young, naive, and idealistic, determined to serve his country by his part in meting out justice to criminals. His superior, Regan, however, realizes that even prisoners are human beings, and Regan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Dreifuss
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Sylvia Syms  •  Walter Macken  •  Hilton Edwards

Thomas Crimmins is a new warder, or guard, in an Irish prison. He is young, naive, and idealistic, determined to serve his country by his part in meting out justice to criminals. His superior, Regan, however, realizes that even prisoners are human beings, and Regan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Dreifuss
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Sylvia Syms  •  Walter Macken  •  Hilton Edwards

Kings and Desperate Men (1981)

A group of terrorists take a radio disk jockey and his wife and child hostage in order to get their manifesto out to the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexis Kanner
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Alexis Kanner  •  Andrea Marcovicci  •  Margaret Trudeau

A group of terrorists take a radio disk jockey and his wife and child hostage in order to get their manifesto out to the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexis Kanner
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Alexis Kanner  •  Andrea Marcovicci  •  Margaret Trudeau

Hysteria (1997)

Legendary actor Patrick McGoohan turns his famous character from THE PRISONER upside down as the psychiatrist in charge of an insane asylum. He has connected his inmates into a group mind where they share each other's psychoses, dreams and sexuality with all the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Daalder
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Joanne Vannicola  •  Michael Maloney

Legendary actor Patrick McGoohan turns his famous character from THE PRISONER upside down as the psychiatrist in charge of an insane asylum. He has connected his inmates into a group mind where they share each other's psychoses, dreams and sexuality with all the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  René Daalder
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Joanne Vannicola  •  Michael Maloney

Two Living, One Dead (1961)

Three Post Office employees are at work when the facility is held up. The robber kills the supervisor and knocks out another employee. The third one offers no resistance and survives unscathed. Afterwards he begins to wonder if his refusal to resist was a prudent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Bill Travers  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Alf Kjellin

Three Post Office employees are at work when the facility is held up. The robber kills the supervisor and knocks out another employee. The third one offers no resistance and survives unscathed. Afterwards he begins to wonder if his refusal to resist was a prudent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Virginia McKenna  •  Bill Travers  •  Patrick McGoohan  •  Alf Kjellin

The Hard Way (1979)

John Connor is a soon-to-retire hitman that agrees to take on one last job. After years plying his deadly trade, he has finally had enough. Seeking to retire to Dublin and maybe salvage his dying marriage, Connor wants to leave the lonely world of the marksman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Dryhurst
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Edna O'Brien  •  Donal McCann

John Connor is a soon-to-retire hitman that agrees to take on one last job. After years plying his deadly trade, he has finally had enough. Seeking to retire to Dublin and maybe salvage his dying marriage, Connor wants to leave the lonely world of the marksman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Dryhurst
CAST:  Patrick McGoohan  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Edna O'Brien  •  Donal McCann

The Gypsy and the Gentleman (1958)

About to enter a marriage he wants no part of, rich nobleman Mitchell takes up with gypsy Mecouri. They marry, but she soon discovers he's deeply in debt. (TCM)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Melina Mercouri  •  Keith Michell  •  Flora Robson  •  Patrick McGoohan

About to enter a marriage he wants no part of, rich nobleman Mitchell takes up with gypsy Mecouri. They marry, but she soon discovers he's deeply in debt. (TCM)  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Losey
CAST:  Melina Mercouri  •  Keith Michell  •  Flora Robson  •  Patrick McGoohan
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