Larry Hankin

Larry Michael Hankin is an American character actor, performer, director, comedian and producer. He is known for his major film roles as Charley Butts in Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Ace in Running Scared (1986), and Carl Alphonse in Billy Madison (1995). He had smaller roles as Doobie in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Sergeant Balzak in Home Alone, Mr. Heckles in Friends, and Joe in Breaking Bad.

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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

Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered around a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis  •  Peter Horton  •  Joe Dante  •  Carl Gottlieb  •  Robert K. Weiss
CAST:  Arsenio Hall  •  Monique Gabrielle  •  Debby Davison  •  Rob Krausz

Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered around a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis  •  Peter Horton  •  Joe Dante  •  Carl Gottlieb  •  Robert K. Weiss
CAST:  Arsenio Hall  •  Monique Gabrielle  •  Debby Davison  •  Rob Krausz

Armed and Dangerous (1986)

After policeman Frank Dooley is framed for theft and loses his job on the force, he joins a security guard agency and teams up with inept former defense lawyer Norman Kane. When the two botch a job guarding a local warehouse, they begin to uncover corruption within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  John Candy  •  Eugene Levy  •  Robert Loggia  •  Meg Ryan

After policeman Frank Dooley is framed for theft and loses his job on the force, he joins a security guard agency and teams up with inept former defense lawyer Norman Kane. When the two botch a job guarding a local warehouse, they begin to uncover corruption within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  John Candy  •  Eugene Levy  •  Robert Loggia  •  Meg Ryan

Billy Madison (1995)

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Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire, but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that he has what it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamra Davis
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Darren McGavin  •  Bridgette Wilson-Sampras  •  Bradley Whitford

Billy Madison is the 27 year-old son of Bryan Madison, a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire, but only if he can make it through all 12 grades, 2 weeks per grade, to prove that he has what it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tamra Davis
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Darren McGavin  •  Bridgette Wilson-Sampras  •  Bradley Whitford

Home Alone (1990)

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Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Joe Pesci  •  Daniel Stern  •  John Heard

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Joe Pesci  •  Daniel Stern  •  John Heard

Money Talks (1997)

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Heather Locklear  •  Paul Sorvino

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Chris Tucker  •  Charlie Sheen  •  Heather Locklear  •  Paul Sorvino

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

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An irritable marketing executive, Neal Page, is heading home to Chicago for Thanksgiving when a number of delays force him to travel with a well meaning but overbearing shower ring curtain salesman, Del Griffith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  John Candy  •  Laila Robins  •  Michael McKean

An irritable marketing executive, Neal Page, is heading home to Chicago for Thanksgiving when a number of delays force him to travel with a well meaning but overbearing shower ring curtain salesman, Del Griffith.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  John Candy  •  Laila Robins  •  Michael McKean

Pretty Woman (1990)

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When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Richard Gere  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  Jason Alexander

When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood hooker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Richard Gere  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  Jason Alexander

Running Scared (1986)

Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Gregory Hines  •  Billy Crystal  •  Steven Bauer  •  Darlanne Fluegel

Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Gregory Hines  •  Billy Crystal  •  Steven Bauer  •  Darlanne Fluegel

She's Having a Baby (1988)

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Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

The Jerk (1979)

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After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Catlin Adams  •  Mabel King

After discovering he's not really black like the rest of his family, likable dimwit Navin Johnson runs off on a hilarious misadventure in this comedy classic that takes him from rags to riches and back to rags again. The slaphappy jerk strikes it rich, but life in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Bernadette Peters  •  Catlin Adams  •  Mabel King

The Phynx (1970)

A rock band is invented by the government as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle in Albania held by communist enemies of the USA.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Michael A. Miller  •  Ray Chippeway  •  Dennis Larden  •  Lonny Stevens

A rock band is invented by the government as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle in Albania held by communist enemies of the USA.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Michael A. Miller  •  Ray Chippeway  •  Dennis Larden  •  Lonny Stevens

The Shadow (1994)

Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's minds", the Shadow comes blazing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Mulcahy
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  John Lone  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Peter Boyle

Based on the 1930's comic strip, puts the hero up against his arch enemy, Shiwan Khan, who plans to take over the world by holding a city to ransom using an atom bomb. Using his powers of invisibility and "The power to cloud men's minds", the Shadow comes blazing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Mulcahy
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  John Lone  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Peter Boyle

The Star Chamber (1983)

As violence escalates in Los Angeles and heinous murders are committed, Steven Hardin, a young judge of the California Supreme Court, must struggle with his tortured conscience and growing despair as he watches helplessly as the ruthless criminals brought before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Sharon Gless

As violence escalates in Los Angeles and heinous murders are committed, Steven Hardin, a young judge of the California Supreme Court, must struggle with his tortured conscience and growing despair as he watches helplessly as the ruthless criminals brought before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Yaphet Kotto  •  Sharon Gless

Vegas Vacation (1997)

The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Kessler
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Randy Quaid  •  Ethan Embry

The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Kessler
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Randy Quaid  •  Ethan Embry

Viva Max! (1969)

In order to prove his greatness to his unimpressed girlfriend, Mexican general Max takes a group of men across the border and recaptures the Alamo - international hijinks ensue!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Paris
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Jonathan Winters  •  John Astin  •  Harry Morgan

In order to prove his greatness to his unimpressed girlfriend, Mexican general Max takes a group of men across the border and recaptures the Alamo - international hijinks ensue!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Paris
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Jonathan Winters  •  John Astin  •  Harry Morgan

Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

When a widower with ten children marries a widow with eight, can the twenty of them ever come together as one big happy family?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Lucille Ball  •  Henry Fonda  •  Van Johnson  •  Louise Troy

When a widower with ten children marries a widow with eight, can the twenty of them ever come together as one big happy family?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Lucille Ball  •  Henry Fonda  •  Van Johnson  •  Louise Troy

The Sure Thing (1985)

Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures complement each other. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Daphne Zuniga  •  Anthony Edwards  •  Boyd Gaines

Gib, a beer-guzzling slob, and Alison, an uptight Ivy-Leaguer, are an unlikely duo stuck together on a cross-country trip during Christmas break. At first they get on each other's nerves but, as time passes, they find their divergent natures complement each other. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Daphne Zuniga  •  Anthony Edwards  •  Boyd Gaines

The Independent (2000)

A notorious B-movie director tries for a comeback by seeking out the film rights to the life story of a serial killer who wants his biography film to be a musical.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Kessler
CAST:  Jerry Stiller  •  Paul Logan  •  Roger Corman  •  Janeane Garofalo

A notorious B-movie director tries for a comeback by seeking out the film rights to the life story of a serial killer who wants his biography film to be a musical.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Kessler
CAST:  Jerry Stiller  •  Paul Logan  •  Roger Corman  •  Janeane Garofalo

Death Warrant (1990)

The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate the murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Louis, using his outstandings martial arts skills, is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At least, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deran Sarafian
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Robert Guillaume  •  Cynthia Gibb  •  Patrick Kilpatrick

The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate the murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Louis, using his outstandings martial arts skills, is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At least, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deran Sarafian
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Robert Guillaume  •  Cynthia Gibb  •  Patrick Kilpatrick
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