Karen Allen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Karen Jane Allen (born October 5, 1951) is an American actress best known for her role as Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).[1] Allen has also had roles in films including National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), The Wanderers (1979), Cruising (1980), Starman (1984), Scrooged (1988), The Sandlot (1993), and Poster Boy (2004).

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Scrooged (1988)

In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Karen Allen  •  John Glover  •  John Forsythe

In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Karen Allen  •  John Glover  •  John Forsythe

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

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When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Freeman  •  Ronald Lacey

When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Freeman  •  Ronald Lacey

A Small Circle of Friends (1980)

In the late 1960s, three Harvard students Jessica (Karen Allen), Leo (Brad Davis) and Nick (Jameson Parker) grow close as they undergo personal changes, but their friendship is jeopardized by romantic feelings both men develop for Jessica.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Brad Davis  •  Karen Allen  •  Jameson Parker  •  Shelley Long

In the late 1960s, three Harvard students Jessica (Karen Allen), Leo (Brad Davis) and Nick (Jameson Parker) grow close as they undergo personal changes, but their friendship is jeopardized by romantic feelings both men develop for Jessica.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Brad Davis  •  Karen Allen  •  Jameson Parker  •  Shelley Long

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

Cruising (1980)

A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Richard Cox

A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Karen Allen  •  Paul Sorvino  •  Richard Cox

Ghost in the Machine (1993)

After a freak, fatal accident, the soul Karl—aka The Address Book Killer—ends up trapped in the electrical grid. He targets Terry and her son for his next victims, turning home technology against them as deadly weapons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Talalay
CAST:  Karen Allen  •  Chris Mulkey  •  Rick Ducommun  •  Jessica Walter

After a freak, fatal accident, the soul Karl—aka The Address Book Killer—ends up trapped in the electrical grid. He targets Terry and her son for his next victims, turning home technology against them as deadly weapons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Talalay
CAST:  Karen Allen  •  Chris Mulkey  •  Rick Ducommun  •  Jessica Walter

In the Bedroom (2001)

Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. His son is involved in a love affair ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Field
CAST:  Tom Wilkinson  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Nick Stahl  •  Marisa Tomei

Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. His son is involved in a love affair ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Field
CAST:  Tom Wilkinson  •  Sissy Spacek  •  Nick Stahl  •  Marisa Tomei

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets—led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko—are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young man whose friend—and Indy's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Ray Winstone

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets—led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko—are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young man whose friend—and Indy's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Cate Blanchett  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Ray Winstone

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.

Manhattan (1979)

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Michael Murphy  •  Mariel Hemingway

Manhattan explores how the life of a middle-aged television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Diane Keaton  •  Michael Murphy  •  Mariel Hemingway

Animal House (1978)

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At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  John Belushi  •  Tim Matheson  •  John Vernon  •  Tom Hulce

At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  John Belushi  •  Tim Matheson  •  John Vernon  •  Tom Hulce

Starman (1984)

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When an alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona, the government tries to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Karen Allen  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Richard Jaeckel

When an alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona, the government tries to stop them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Karen Allen  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Richard Jaeckel

The Perfect Storm (2000)

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In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Diane Lane  •  John C. Reilly

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Diane Lane  •  John C. Reilly

The Sandlot (1993)

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David M. Evans
CAST:  Tom Guiry  •  Mike Vitar  •  James Earl Jones  •  Patrick Renna

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David M. Evans
CAST:  Tom Guiry  •  Mike Vitar  •  James Earl Jones  •  Patrick Renna

When Will I Be Loved (2004)

Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Neve Campbell  •  Frederick Weller  •  James Toback  •  Alex Feldman

Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Toback
CAST:  Neve Campbell  •  Frederick Weller  •  James Toback  •  Alex Feldman

King of the Hill (1993)

Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a German immigrant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Jesse Bradford  •  Jeroen Krabbé  •  Lisa Eichhorn  •  Karen Allen

Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a German immigrant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Jesse Bradford  •  Jeroen Krabbé  •  Lisa Eichhorn  •  Karen Allen

White Irish Drinkers (2011)

A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring scheme to steal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gray
CAST:  Nick Thurston  •  Geoffrey Wigdor  •  Karen Allen  •  Stephen Lang

A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring scheme to steal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gray
CAST:  Nick Thurston  •  Geoffrey Wigdor  •  Karen Allen  •  Stephen Lang

World Traveler (2002)

After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Billy Crudup  •  Cleavant Derricks  •  Liane Balaban

After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bart Freundlich
CAST:  Julianne Moore  •  Billy Crudup  •  Cleavant Derricks  •  Liane Balaban

Animal Behavior (1989)

Biologist Alex Brisco develops a new method to communicate with chimpanzees. Instead of using machines, she teaches the chimps simple sign language. Her research is overlooked by ignorant colleagues, but one man, Mark, a cellist, helps Alex with her research.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jenny Bowen  •  Kjehl Rasmussen
CAST:  Karen Allen  •  Armand Assante  •  Josh Mostel  •  Holly Hunter

Biologist Alex Brisco develops a new method to communicate with chimpanzees. Instead of using machines, she teaches the chimps simple sign language. Her research is overlooked by ignorant colleagues, but one man, Mark, a cellist, helps Alex with her research.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jenny Bowen  •  Kjehl Rasmussen
CAST:  Karen Allen  •  Armand Assante  •  Josh Mostel  •  Holly Hunter

The Making of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' (1981)

One of the first 'Making of...' movies to become a hit in its own right.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Schuman
CAST:  Scott Beach  •  Steven Spielberg  •  George Lucas  •  Frank Marshall

One of the first 'Making of...' movies to become a hit in its own right.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Schuman
CAST:  Scott Beach  •  Steven Spielberg  •  George Lucas  •  Frank Marshall
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