Peter Boyle

Peter Lawrence Boyle, Jr. (October 18, 1935 – December 12, 2006) was an American actor, best known for his role as Frank Barone on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, and as a comical monster in Mel Brooks' film spoof Young Frankenstein (1974). Boyle, who won an Emmy Award in 1996 for a guest-starring role on the science-fiction drama The X-Files, won praise in both comedic and dramatic parts following his breakthrough performance in the 1970 film Joe.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Boyle, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Sally Field  •  Telly Savalas  •  Peter Boyle

After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Sally Field  •  Telly Savalas  •  Peter Boyle

Challenger (1990)

A profile of the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. The center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments surrounding the use of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Karen Allen  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Julie Fulton  •  Richard Jenkins

A profile of the astronauts, crew, and civilians who were involved in the January 28, 1986 flight of the spaceship, Challenger, that resulted in its explosion upon takeoff. The center point of the film is the safety inspections and arguments surrounding the use of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  Karen Allen  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Julie Fulton  •  Richard Jenkins

Doctor Dolittle (1998)

A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! Now every creature within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Ossie Davis  •  Oliver Platt  •  Peter Boyle

A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! Now every creature within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Ossie Davis  •  Oliver Platt  •  Peter Boyle

F.I.S.T. (1978)

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Rod Steiger  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melinda Dillon

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and finally senator Madison starts a campaign to find the truth about the alleged ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Rod Steiger  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melinda Dillon

Hammett (1982)

Chinatown, San Francisco, 1928. Former private detective Dashiell Hammett, a compulsive drinker with tuberculosis who writes pulp fiction for a living, receives an unexpected visit from an old friend asking for help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Frederic Forrest  •  Peter Boyle  •  Marilu Henner  •  Roy Kinnear

Chinatown, San Francisco, 1928. Former private detective Dashiell Hammett, a compulsive drinker with tuberculosis who writes pulp fiction for a living, receives an unexpected visit from an old friend asking for help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wim Wenders
CAST:  Frederic Forrest  •  Peter Boyle  •  Marilu Henner  •  Roy Kinnear

Hardcore (1979)

A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Peter Boyle  •  Season Hubley  •  Dick Sargent

A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  George C. Scott  •  Peter Boyle  •  Season Hubley  •  Dick Sargent

Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in Vegas, but a wealthy gambler arranges for the man to lose $65K in a poker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  James Caan  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Peter Boyle

On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in Vegas, but a wealthy gambler arranges for the man to lose $65K in a poker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  James Caan  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Peter Boyle

In God We Tru$t (1980)

A naive monk, named Brother Ambrose (Marty Feldman), is sent by the abbot on a mission to raise $5,000 in order to save their monastery from closing. He goes to Hollywood where he encounters a number of eccentric characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marty Feldman
CAST:  Marty Feldman  •  Peter Boyle  •  Louise Lasser  •  Richard Pryor

A naive monk, named Brother Ambrose (Marty Feldman), is sent by the abbot on a mission to raise $5,000 in order to save their monastery from closing. He goes to Hollywood where he encounters a number of eccentric characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marty Feldman
CAST:  Marty Feldman  •  Peter Boyle  •  Louise Lasser  •  Richard Pryor

In the Line of Duty: Street War (1992)

In this gritty cops-and-crooks drama, two detectives hunt a gang leader suspected of murdering a New York cop. The detectives enlist the help of the dead cop's partner, who is also the brother of the gangster. There's nothing civil about this war that has two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Lowry
CAST:  Peter Boyle  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Michael Boatman

In this gritty cops-and-crooks drama, two detectives hunt a gang leader suspected of murdering a New York cop. The detectives enlist the help of the dead cop's partner, who is also the brother of the gangster. There's nothing civil about this war that has two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Lowry
CAST:  Peter Boyle  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Michael Boatman

Malcolm X (1992)

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Angela Bassett  •  Albert Hall  •  Al Freeman, Jr.

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Angela Bassett  •  Albert Hall  •  Al Freeman, Jr.

Monster's Ball (2001)

Thought provokingRomanticEmotionalTear-jerker

Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Heath Ledger  •  Sean Combs

Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Heath Ledger  •  Sean Combs

Outland (1981)

An honest marshal in a corrupt mining colony on Io, Jupiter's sunless third moon, is determined to confront a violent drug ring even though it may cost him his life. After his wife angrily deserts him, he waits alone for the arrival of killers hired by the company ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Peter Boyle  •  Frances Sternhagen  •  James B. Sikking

An honest marshal in a corrupt mining colony on Io, Jupiter's sunless third moon, is determined to confront a violent drug ring even though it may cost him his life. After his wife angrily deserts him, he waits alone for the arrival of killers hired by the company ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Peter Boyle  •  Frances Sternhagen  •  James B. Sikking

Red Heat (1988)

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jim Belushi  •  Ed O'Ross  •  Peter Boyle

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Jim Belushi  •  Ed O'Ross  •  Peter Boyle

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains...Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains...Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

Species II (1998)

Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross isn't exactly himself. He's slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with one goal -- to procreate with human women! When countless women suffer gruesome deaths after bearing half-alien offspring, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Michael Madsen  •  Natasha Henstridge  •  Marg Helgenberger  •  Mykelti Williamson

Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross isn't exactly himself. He's slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with one goal -- to procreate with human women! When countless women suffer gruesome deaths after bearing half-alien offspring, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Michael Madsen  •  Natasha Henstridge  •  Marg Helgenberger  •  Mykelti Williamson

Speed Zone (1989)

An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? Who will crash? Who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Drake
CAST:  John Candy  •  Donna Dixon  •  Matt Frewer  •  Joe Flaherty

An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan's car is not in this one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? Who will crash? Who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Drake
CAST:  John Candy  •  Donna Dixon  •  Matt Frewer  •  Joe Flaherty

Swashbuckler (1976)

A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  James Earl Jones  •  Peter Boyle  •  Geneviève Bujold

A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Goldstone
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  James Earl Jones  •  Peter Boyle  •  Geneviève Bujold

Taxi Driver (1976)

SuspensefulViolentDisturbingThought provoking

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feed his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

The year is 2087, the setting is the moon. Pluto Nash, the high-flying successful owner of the hottest nightclub in the universe, finds himself in trouble when he refuses to sell his club to lunar gangster Mogan, who just happens to be helping the mysterious Rex ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Randy Quaid  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Joe Pantoliano

The year is 2087, the setting is the moon. Pluto Nash, the high-flying successful owner of the hottest nightclub in the universe, finds himself in trouble when he refuses to sell his club to lunar gangster Mogan, who just happens to be helping the mysterious Rex ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Underwood
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Randy Quaid  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Joe Pantoliano

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
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