Irving Metzman

Irving Metzman is known for WarGames (1983), Annie (1982) and The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985).

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Arthur (1981)

RomanticCharmingFunGoofy

Arthur is a 30-year-old child who will inherit $750 million if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Gordon
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Liza Minnelli  •  John Gielgud  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald

Arthur is a 30-year-old child who will inherit $750 million if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Gordon
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Liza Minnelli  •  John Gielgud  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald

Crocodile Dundee (1986)

When a New York reporter plucks crocodile hunter Mick Dundee from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. He proves that his instincts are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Faiman
CAST:  Paul Hogan  •  Linda Kozlowski  •  John Meillon  •  David Gulpilil

When a New York reporter plucks crocodile hunter Mick Dundee from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. He proves that his instincts are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Faiman
CAST:  Paul Hogan  •  Linda Kozlowski  •  John Meillon  •  David Gulpilil

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Stephanie Roth Haberle

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Stephanie Roth Haberle

Stardust Memories (1980)

While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Jessica Harper  •  Marie-Christine Barrault

While attending a retrospect of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Jessica Harper  •  Marie-Christine Barrault

The Flamingo Kid (1984)

Fantastical

Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced by the ample ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Hector Elizondo  •  Molly McCarthy  •  Martha Gehman

Brooklyn teenager Jeffrey Willis, thoroughly unhappy with his modest homestead, embraces the other-world aspects of his summer job at the posh Flamingo Club. He spurns his father in favor of the patronage of smooth-talking Phil Brody and is seduced by the ample ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Hector Elizondo  •  Molly McCarthy  •  Martha Gehman

The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)

A man is mistaken as a spy by the CIA when he arrives at the airport with one red shoe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Dragoti
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Lori Singer  •  Charles Durning

A man is mistaken as a spy by the CIA when he arrives at the airport with one red shoe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Dragoti
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Lori Singer  •  Charles Durning

The Money Pit (1986)

After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buy what looks like the home of their dreams—only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling mansion falls to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Shelley Long  •  Alexander Godunov  •  Maureen Stapleton

After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buy what looks like the home of their dreams—only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling mansion falls to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Benjamin
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Shelley Long  •  Alexander Godunov  •  Maureen Stapleton

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

CharmingCleverEmotionalEnjoyable

Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Danny Aiello  •  Irving Metzman

Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Jeff Daniels  •  Danny Aiello  •  Irving Metzman

WarGames (1983)

SuspensefulAction-packed

High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Ally Sheedy  •  John Wood

High School student David Lightman has a talent for hacking. But while trying to hack into a computer system to play unreleased video games, he unwittingly taps into the Defense Department's war computer and initiates a confrontation of global proportions. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Ally Sheedy  •  John Wood

Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)

Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin’s aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home after many years away and Martin falls for her. Once Pedro finds out about this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Peter Falk  •  Hope Lange

Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin’s aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home after many years away and Martin falls for her. Once Pedro finds out about this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Peter Falk  •  Hope Lange

Hands of a Stranger (1987)

A New York cop becomes obsessed with finding his wife's rapist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Elikann
CAST:  Armand Assante  •  Blair Brown  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Michael Lerner

A New York cop becomes obsessed with finding his wife's rapist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Elikann
CAST:  Armand Assante  •  Blair Brown  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Michael Lerner

So Fine (1981)

While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Jack Warden  •  Mariangela Melato  •  Richard Kiel

While trying to get his father out of a financial jam, a man comes up with an idea that turns into an unexpected overnight financial fashion success - the bottomless pants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Bergman
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Jack Warden  •  Mariangela Melato  •  Richard Kiel

Dottie Gets Spanked (1993)

A six-year-old boy in pre-hippie 1960s United States endures ridicule from his schoolmates and worry from his father over his fixation with a TV star named Dottie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Haynes
CAST:  J. Evan Bonifant  •  Barbara Garrick  •  Julie Halston  •  Robert Pall

A six-year-old boy in pre-hippie 1960s United States endures ridicule from his schoolmates and worry from his father over his fixation with a TV star named Dottie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Haynes
CAST:  J. Evan Bonifant  •  Barbara Garrick  •  Julie Halston  •  Robert Pall

Guru, the Mad Monk (1970)

A deranged 15th Century prison colony chaplain exploits his power to get money for his church including murder and grave robbing committed by his vampire mistress and one-eyed hunchback assistant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Milligan
CAST:  Neil Flanagan  •  Frank Echols  •  Jaqueline Webb  •  Gerald Jacuzzo

A deranged 15th Century prison colony chaplain exploits his power to get money for his church including murder and grave robbing committed by his vampire mistress and one-eyed hunchback assistant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Milligan
CAST:  Neil Flanagan  •  Frank Echols  •  Jaqueline Webb  •  Gerald Jacuzzo

Shoot the Moon (1982)

After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Diane Keaton  •  Karen Allen  •  Peter Weller

After fifteen years of marriage, an affluent couple divorce and take up with new partners.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Albert Finney  •  Diane Keaton  •  Karen Allen  •  Peter Weller

Used People (1992)

At her husband's funeral, Pearl, Jewish mother of two divorced and antagonistic daughters, meets an old Italian friend of her husband, whose advice years previously had stopped the husband leaving home. For 23 years he, now a widower, has secretly loved Pearl...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Bob Dishy  •  Jessica Tandy

At her husband's funeral, Pearl, Jewish mother of two divorced and antagonistic daughters, meets an old Italian friend of her husband, whose advice years previously had stopped the husband leaving home. For 23 years he, now a widower, has secretly loved Pearl...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Bob Dishy  •  Jessica Tandy

Annie (1982)

An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Aileen Quinn  •  Carol Burnett  •  Albert Finney  •  Tim Curry

An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Aileen Quinn  •  Carol Burnett  •  Albert Finney  •  Tim Curry

Off Beat (1986)

Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer/friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in the show by posing as a police officer. He falls for a female officer in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Dinner
CAST:  Judge Reinhold  •  Meg Tilly  •  Cleavant Derricks  •  Joe Mantegna

Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer/friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in the show by posing as a police officer. He falls for a female officer in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Dinner
CAST:  Judge Reinhold  •  Meg Tilly  •  Cleavant Derricks  •  Joe Mantegna

Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)

From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. The story follows officer Murphy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Ken Wahl  •  Danny Aiello  •  Ed Asner

From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. The story follows officer Murphy, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Ken Wahl  •  Danny Aiello  •  Ed Asner

Still of the Night (1982)

When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for despite her being a likely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Joe Grifasi

When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for despite her being a likely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Benton
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Meryl Streep  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Joe Grifasi
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