Michael Lerner

Michael Lerner (born June 22, 1941) is an American actor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Lerner (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Elf (2003)

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When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Daniel Tay  •  James Caan

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Daniel Tay  •  James Caan

Barton Fink (1991)

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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

Amos & Andrew (1993)

When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer, buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver realizes his mistake and to avoid the bad publicity offers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  E. Max Frye
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Michael Lerner  •  Margaret Colin  •  Nicolas Cage

When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer, buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver realizes his mistake and to avoid the bad publicity offers a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  E. Max Frye
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Michael Lerner  •  Margaret Colin  •  Nicolas Cage

Anguish (1987)

An ophthalmologist's assistant with an unhealthy interest in human eyeballs goes on a killing spree to collect eyeballs for his overbearing mother's collection. Reality soon takes a bizarre turn, both for the characters and the audience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bigas Luna
CAST:  Zelda Rubinstein  •  Michael Lerner  •  Talia Paul  •  Àngel Jové

An ophthalmologist's assistant with an unhealthy interest in human eyeballs goes on a killing spree to collect eyeballs for his overbearing mother's collection. Reality soon takes a bizarre turn, both for the characters and the audience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bigas Luna
CAST:  Zelda Rubinstein  •  Michael Lerner  •  Talia Paul  •  Àngel Jové

Art School Confidential (2006)

Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Max Minghella  •  Sophia Myles  •  John Malkovich  •  Jim Broadbent

Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Max Minghella  •  Sophia Myles  •  John Malkovich  •  Jim Broadbent

Blank Check (1994)

Bullied by his siblings and nagged by his parents, 11-year-old Preston is fed up with his family -- especially their frugality. But he gets his chance to teach them a lesson when a money-laundering criminal nearly bulldozes Preston with his car and gives the boy a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wainwright
CAST:  Brian Bonsall  •  Karen Duffy  •  James Rebhorn  •  Jayne Atkinson

Bullied by his siblings and nagged by his parents, 11-year-old Preston is fed up with his family -- especially their frugality. But he gets his chance to teach them a lesson when a money-laundering criminal nearly bulldozes Preston with his car and gives the boy a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rupert Wainwright
CAST:  Brian Bonsall  •  Karen Duffy  •  James Rebhorn  •  Jayne Atkinson

Celebrity (1998)

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corners of Manhattan, but as he jumps from one lavish party to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

Eight Men Out (1988)

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A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Charlie Sheen  •  D. B. Sweeney

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Charlie Sheen  •  D. B. Sweeney

For Richer or Poorer (1997)

Brad Sexton and his wife, Caroline, are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to go on the lam, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Spicer
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Wayne Knight  •  Larry Miller

Brad Sexton and his wife, Caroline, are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to go on the lam, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Spicer
CAST:  Tim Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Wayne Knight  •  Larry Miller

Godzilla (1998)

When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Jean Reno  •  Maria Pitillo  •  Hank Azaria

When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Jean Reno  •  Maria Pitillo  •  Hank Azaria

Harlem Nights (1989)

'Sugar' Ray is the owner of an illegal casino and must contend with the pressure of vicious gangsters and corrupt police who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organised crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eddie Murphy
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Richard Pryor  •  Redd Foxx  •  Danny Aiello

'Sugar' Ray is the owner of an illegal casino and must contend with the pressure of vicious gangsters and corrupt police who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organised crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eddie Murphy
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Richard Pryor  •  Redd Foxx  •  Danny Aiello

Newsies (1992)

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A week in the life of the exploited, child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York. When their publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, tries to squeeze a little more profit out of their labours, they organize a strike, only to be confronted with the Pulitzer's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Bill Pullman  •  Ann-Margret  •  Robert Duvall

A week in the life of the exploited, child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York. When their publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, tries to squeeze a little more profit out of their labours, they organize a strike, only to be confronted with the Pulitzer's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Bill Pullman  •  Ann-Margret  •  Robert Duvall

Radioland Murders (1994)

In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and a soon-to-be ex-husband who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Brian Benben  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Ned Beatty  •  George Burns

In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and a soon-to-be ex-husband who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Smith
CAST:  Brian Benben  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Ned Beatty  •  George Burns

Safe Men (1998)

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Mark Ruffalo

Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic interest is added ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Sam Rockwell  •  Steve Zahn  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Mark Ruffalo

The Candidate (1972)

Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Don Porter

Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Don Porter

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Jessica Lange  •  John Colicos  •  Michael Lerner

This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Jessica Lange  •  John Colicos  •  Michael Lerner

Vibes (1988)

Medium Sylvia Pickel and psychometrist Nick Deezy meet at a psychic research facility in New York. Not long after, they're contacted by Harry Buscafusco, who offers them $50,000 to find his lost son in South America, in the heart of Incan territory where they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Cyndi Lauper  •  Peter Falk  •  Julian Sands

Medium Sylvia Pickel and psychometrist Nick Deezy meet at a psychic research facility in New York. Not long after, they're contacted by Harry Buscafusco, who offers them $50,000 to find his lost son in South America, in the heart of Incan territory where they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Jeff Goldblum  •  Cyndi Lauper  •  Peter Falk  •  Julian Sands

The Calcium Kid (2004)

When milkman Jimmy Connelly accidentally puts Britain's contender for the World title out of action, he is propelled from amateur boxer to the world stage and announced as the replacement contender for the championship fight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex De Rakoff
CAST:  Orlando Bloom  •  Michael Peña  •  Michael Lerner  •  Billie Piper

When milkman Jimmy Connelly accidentally puts Britain's contender for the World title out of action, he is propelled from amateur boxer to the world stage and announced as the replacement contender for the championship fight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex De Rakoff
CAST:  Orlando Bloom  •  Michael Peña  •  Michael Lerner  •  Billie Piper

The Beautician and the Beast (1997)

The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Fran Drescher  •  Michael Lerner  •  Ian McNeice

The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Fran Drescher  •  Michael Lerner  •  Ian McNeice

Mockingbird Don't Sing (2001)

On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to walk and unable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Bromley Davenport
CAST:  Melissa Errico  •  Joe Regalbuto  •  Sean Young  •  Michael Lerner

On November 4, 1970 on The CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite reported on a true, horrific story that was about to rock the country. A 13-year-old girl was discovered in the small Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia who was still in diapers, barely able to walk and unable ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Bromley Davenport
CAST:  Melissa Errico  •  Joe Regalbuto  •  Sean Young  •  Michael Lerner
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