Mary Pat Gleason

Mary Pat Gleason (February 23, 1950 - June 2, 2020) was an American film and television actress. From 1983–85 she appeared on The Guiding Light as Jane Hogan. Since the early 1980s she appeared on such television series as Full House, Murphy Brown, Empty Nest, L.A. Law, Saved by the Bell, Murder, She Wrote, Friends, Step by Step, Suddenly Susan, Will & Grace, Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, Family Matters, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Middleman, Up All Night, 1600 Penn, Motive, and Baby Daddy. She appeared in such feature films as I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Basic Instinct, Traffic, Bruce Almighty, 13 Going on 30, The Crucible, Bottle Shock, A Cinderella Story, and The Island.

2 3 4

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

WhimsicalEnjoyableAction-packedCharming

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Goran Dukic
CAST:  Patrick Fugit  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Will Arnett  •  Tom Waits

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Goran Dukic
CAST:  Patrick Fugit  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Will Arnett  •  Tom Waits

13 Going on 30 (2004)

CuteRomanticGoofyFunny

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Judy Greer  •  Andy Serkis

After total humiliation at her thirteenth birthday party, Jenna Rink wants to just hide until she's thirty. With a little magic, her wish is granted, but it turns out that being thirty isn't as always as awesome as she thought it would be!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Judy Greer  •  Andy Serkis

A Cinderella Story (2004)

Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Samantha Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rosman
CAST:  Hilary Duff  •  Jennifer Coolidge  •  Chad Michael Murray  •  Dan Byrd

Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Samantha Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Rosman
CAST:  Hilary Duff  •  Jennifer Coolidge  •  Chad Michael Murray  •  Dan Byrd

A Walk in the Clouds (1995)

World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Aráu
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Giancarlo Giannini  •  Angélica Aragón

World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Aráu
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Giancarlo Giannini  •  Angélica Aragón

Basic Instinct (1992)

ThrillingFast pacedSuspensefulRomantic

A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sharon Stone  •  George Dzundza  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn

A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Verhoeven
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Sharon Stone  •  George Dzundza  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn

Bruce Almighty (2003)

SmartFunnyRomanticClever

Bruce Nolan toils as a 'human interest' television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., but despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules God—and the Almighty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Philip Baker Hall  •  Catherine Bell

Bruce Nolan toils as a 'human interest' television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., but despite his high ratings and the love of his beautiful girlfriend, Bruce remains unfulfilled. At the end of the worst day in his life, he angrily ridicules God—and the Almighty ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Philip Baker Hall  •  Catherine Bell

Defending Your Life (1991)

OriginalCleverEmotionalInsightful

In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Meryl Streep  •  Rip Torn  •  Lee Grant

In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Meryl Streep  •  Rip Torn  •  Lee Grant

Easy Money (1983)

To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Signorelli
CAST:  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Joe Pesci  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Candice Azzara

To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before it gets the best of him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Signorelli
CAST:  Rodney Dangerfield  •  Joe Pesci  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Candice Azzara

Evolution (2001)

FunnyOriginalFunLighthearted

A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the only people standing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Julianne Moore  •  Orlando Jones  •  Seann William Scott

A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the only people standing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  David Duchovny  •  Julianne Moore  •  Orlando Jones  •  Seann William Scott

Memron (2004)

Mockumentary of the Enron scandal. The bankrupt company's CEO (McShane) is locked away at a country club prison where he spends his time practicing his golf swing. Meanwhile, his greedy wife (Forlani) spends what cash is left, and the company's former employees ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Hower
CAST:  Wynn Irwin  •  Claire Forlani  •  Mary Pat Gleason  •  Joey Slotnick

Mockumentary of the Enron scandal. The bankrupt company's CEO (McShane) is locked away at a country club prison where he spends his time practicing his golf swing. Meanwhile, his greedy wife (Forlani) spends what cash is left, and the company's former employees ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Hower
CAST:  Wynn Irwin  •  Claire Forlani  •  Mary Pat Gleason  •  Joey Slotnick

Moving McAllister (2007)

Rick Robinson, a law intern, is scheduled to take the bar exam in just four days. Anxious to score points with his boss Mr. McAllister, Rick unwisely agrees to help the man move. The next day, Rick finds himself in a moving van from Miami to Los Angeles, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Black
CAST:  Ben Gourley  •  Mila Kunis  •  Jon Heder  •  Rutger Hauer

Rick Robinson, a law intern, is scheduled to take the bar exam in just four days. Anxious to score points with his boss Mr. McAllister, Rick unwisely agrees to help the man move. The next day, Rick finds himself in a moving van from Miami to Los Angeles, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Black
CAST:  Ben Gourley  •  Mila Kunis  •  Jon Heder  •  Rutger Hauer

Peter Gunn (1989)

Peter Gunn, a connoisseur of beautiful women and cool jazz, is an ex-cop turned private eye who's caught in the middle of a dangerous gang war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Strauss  •  Peter Jurasik  •  Jennifer Edwards  •  Barbara Williams

Peter Gunn, a connoisseur of beautiful women and cool jazz, is an ex-cop turned private eye who's caught in the middle of a dangerous gang war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Peter Strauss  •  Peter Jurasik  •  Jennifer Edwards  •  Barbara Williams

Room 6 (2006)

A schoolteacher with a phobia of hospitals finds herself searching for her boyfriend inside one while teaming up with a man suffering the same ordeal that she's in.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hurst
CAST:  Christine Taylor  •  Shane Brolly  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Jerry O'Connell

A schoolteacher with a phobia of hospitals finds herself searching for her boyfriend inside one while teaming up with a man suffering the same ordeal that she's in.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hurst
CAST:  Christine Taylor  •  Shane Brolly  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Jerry O'Connell

Soapdish (1991)

CharmingCleverLighthearted

Celeste Talbert is the star of the long-running soap opera "The Sun Also Sets." With the show's ratings down, Celeste's ruthlessly ambitious co-star, Montana Moorehead, and the show's arrogant producer, David Seton Barnes, plot to aggravate her into leaving the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Kevin Kline  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Cathy Moriarty

Celeste Talbert is the star of the long-running soap opera "The Sun Also Sets." With the show's ratings down, Celeste's ruthlessly ambitious co-star, Montana Moorehead, and the show's arrogant producer, David Seton Barnes, plot to aggravate her into leaving the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Kevin Kline  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Cathy Moriarty

The Alibi (2006)

Con man Ray Elliot decides to leave crime behind to start a company that sells fake alibis to clients who have been unfaithful to their significant others. It seems that the streetwise Ray has found his calling, until he unexpectedly becomes a murder suspect in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Checkowski  •  Kurt Mattila
CAST:  Rebecca Romijn  •  Steve Coogan  •  Jerry O'Connell  •  Jon Polito

Con man Ray Elliot decides to leave crime behind to start a company that sells fake alibis to clients who have been unfaithful to their significant others. It seems that the streetwise Ray has found his calling, until he unexpectedly becomes a murder suspect in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Checkowski  •  Kurt Mattila
CAST:  Rebecca Romijn  •  Steve Coogan  •  Jerry O'Connell  •  Jon Polito

The Island (2005)

FuturisticEnjoyableAdventurousEpic

In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Sean Bean

In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ewan McGregor  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Djimon Hounsou  •  Sean Bean

Traffic (2000)

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Jacob Vargas  •  Andrew Chavez

You Lucky Dog (1998)

Jack Morgan is a dog therapist, once famous for being able to read his dog's mind. Although Jack cannot read the minds of other dogs, he still operates a canine mind-reading business, without divulging his inability to customers. Mr. Mooney and his wife bring their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schneider
CAST:  Kirk Cameron  •  Chelsea Noble  •  John de Lancie  •  Christine Healy

Jack Morgan is a dog therapist, once famous for being able to read his dog's mind. Although Jack cannot read the minds of other dogs, he still operates a canine mind-reading business, without divulging his inability to customers. Mr. Mooney and his wife bring their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schneider
CAST:  Kirk Cameron  •  Chelsea Noble  •  John de Lancie  •  Christine Healy

Grand Theft Parsons (2004)

There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and fatally overdosed on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Caffrey
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Christina Applegate  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Marley Shelton

There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and fatally overdosed on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Caffrey
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Christina Applegate  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Marley Shelton

Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

InsightfulTear-jerkerDepressingHeartbreaking

Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7, until he started experiencing blackouts, memory lapses and other strange mental phenomena. Eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD—an extremely rare and incurable degenerative brain disorders—his parents, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Nick Nolte  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Ann Hearn

Lorenzo Odone was a normal child until the age of 7, until he started experiencing blackouts, memory lapses and other strange mental phenomena. Eventually diagnosed as suffering from ALD—an extremely rare and incurable degenerative brain disorders—his parents, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Nick Nolte  •  Peter Ustinov  •  Ann Hearn
2 3 4