Veronica Cartwright

Veronica Cartwright (born April 20, 1949) is a British-born American actress. She is known for appearing in science fiction and horror films, and has earned numerous accolades, including three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Her younger sister is actress Angela Cartwright. As a child actress, Cartwright appeared in supporting roles in The Children's Hour and The Birds, the latter of which was her first commercial success. She made her transition into mainstream, mature roles with 1978's Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The following year, she played Lambert in the science-fiction horror film Alien, which earned her recognition and a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She additionally appeared in the films The Right Stuff and The Witches of Eastwick which earned her praise, and in the 1990s, received three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, one of which was for her role on ER and two of which were for her role in The X-Files. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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InSight (2011)

While tending to a stabbing victim, Kaitlyn is electrocuted and awakens to find that she is experiencing the memories of the now-deceased woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Gabai
CAST:  Lesley-Ann Brandt  •  Max Perlich  •  Matt Knudsen  •  Rick Overton

While tending to a stabbing victim, Kaitlyn is electrocuted and awakens to find that she is experiencing the memories of the now-deceased woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Gabai
CAST:  Lesley-Ann Brandt  •  Max Perlich  •  Matt Knudsen  •  Rick Overton

Alien (1979)

FuturisticScaryClassicSuspenseful

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Harry Dean Stanton

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Harry Dean Stanton

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Tony Todd  •  Kelly Rowan  •  William O'Leary  •  Bill Nunn

The Candyman moves on to New Orleans and starts his horrific murders once more. This time, his intended victim is a school teacher. Her father was killed by the Candyman, and brother wrongly accused of the murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Tony Todd  •  Kelly Rowan  •  William O'Leary  •  Bill Nunn

Flight of the Navigator (1986)

12-year-old David is accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, but when he awakens eight years have passed. His family is overjoyed to have him back, but is just as perplexed as he is that he hasn't aged. When a NASA scientist discovers a UFO nearby, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Joey Cramer  •  Paul Reubens  •  Matt Adler  •  Veronica Cartwright

12-year-old David is accidentally knocked out in the forest near his home, but when he awakens eight years have passed. His family is overjoyed to have him back, but is just as perplexed as he is that he hasn't aged. When a NASA scientist discovers a UFO nearby, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  Joey Cramer  •  Paul Reubens  •  Matt Adler  •  Veronica Cartwright

Goin' South (1978)

Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the gallows by marrying him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Nicholson
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  John Belushi

Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the gallows by marrying him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Nicholson
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  John Belushi

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

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Slow movingMindlessClever

Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Brooke Adams  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Veronica Cartwright

Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Brooke Adams  •  Leonard Nimoy  •  Veronica Cartwright

Just Married (2003)

Tom Leezak and Sarah McNerney fall in love and plan to get married, despite opposition from Sarah's uptight, rich family. When they do get married, and get a chance to prove Sarah's family wrong, they go on a European honeymoon and run into disaster after disaster. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ashton Kutcher  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Christian Kane  •  David Moscow

Tom Leezak and Sarah McNerney fall in love and plan to get married, despite opposition from Sarah's uptight, rich family. When they do get married, and get a chance to prove Sarah's family wrong, they go on a European honeymoon and run into disaster after disaster. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ashton Kutcher  •  Brittany Murphy  •  Christian Kane  •  David Moscow

Kinsey (2004)

Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into the mystery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Laura Linney  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Peter Sarsgaard

Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into the mystery of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Liam Neeson  •  Laura Linney  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Peter Sarsgaard

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

Nightmares (1983)

A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Cristina Raines  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Richard Masur

A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Cristina Raines  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Richard Masur

Speed (1994)

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Jack Traven, an LAPD cop on SWAT detail, and veteran SWAT officer Harry Temple thwart an extortionist-bomber's scheme for a $3 million ransom. As they corner the bomber, he flees and detonates a bomb vest, seemingly killing himself. Weeks later, Jack witnesses a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Jeff Daniels

Jack Traven, an LAPD cop on SWAT detail, and veteran SWAT officer Harry Temple thwart an extortionist-bomber's scheme for a $3 million ransom. As they corner the bomber, he flees and detonates a bomb vest, seemingly killing himself. Weeks later, Jack witnesses a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan de Bont
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Sandra Bullock  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Jeff Daniels

Spencer's Mountain (1963)

Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he and Clay get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  James MacArthur  •  Donald Crisp

Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even helps a newly arrived local minister regain his flock after he and Clay get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Maureen O'Hara  •  James MacArthur  •  Donald Crisp

The Birds (1963)

IntenseViolentBrilliantEmotional

Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. Suddenly, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Rod Taylor  •  Tippi Hedren  •  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Veronica Cartwright

Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. Suddenly, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Rod Taylor  •  Tippi Hedren  •  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Veronica Cartwright

The Rat Pack (1998)

After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of his partnership with Jerry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Don Cheadle  •  Angus Macfadyen

After a brief flash-forward to Frank Sinatra as an old man, saying "I miss my guys," the movie's main narrative begins during high points in the solo careers of the Rat Pack: Dean Martin has become a big success despite the breakup of his partnership with Jerry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Cohen
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Don Cheadle  •  Angus Macfadyen

The Right Stuff (1983)

EpicFast pacedAdventurous

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Scott Glenn  •  Ed Harris  •  Dennis Quaid

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Sam Shepard  •  Scott Glenn  •  Ed Harris  •  Dennis Quaid

Twisted (2004)

Recently promoted and transferred to the homicide division, Inspector Jessica Shepard feels pressure to prove herself -- and what better way than by solving San Francisco's latest murder? However, as Shepard and her partner, Mike Delmarco, soon discover, the victim ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Andy García  •  David Strathairn

Recently promoted and transferred to the homicide division, Inspector Jessica Shepard feels pressure to prove herself -- and what better way than by solving San Francisco's latest murder? However, as Shepard and her partner, Mike Delmarco, soon discover, the victim ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Ashley Judd  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Andy García  •  David Strathairn

Wisdom (1986)

Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Demi Moore  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Veronica Cartwright

Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emilio Estevez
CAST:  Emilio Estevez  •  Demi Moore  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Veronica Cartwright

Scary Movie 2 (2001)

While the original parodied slasher flicks like Scream, Keenen Ivory Wayans's sequel to Scary Movie takes comedic aim at haunted house movies. A group of students visit a mansion called "Hell House," and murderous high jinks ensue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keenen Ivory Wayans
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Marlon Wayans  •  James DeBello  •  Shawn Wayans

While the original parodied slasher flicks like Scream, Keenen Ivory Wayans's sequel to Scary Movie takes comedic aim at haunted house movies. A group of students visit a mansion called "Hell House," and murderous high jinks ensue.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keenen Ivory Wayans
CAST:  Anna Faris  •  Marlon Wayans  •  James DeBello  •  Shawn Wayans

Quicksilver Highway (1997)

Christopher Lloyd stars as Aaron Quicksilver, a mysterious storyteller whose listeners invariably end up as the subjects of his gruesome, grisly tales. He tells a new bride stranded on a desert highway a horrifying account of a set of carnivorous toy teeth, then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Christopher Lloyd  •  Matt Frewer  •  Raphael Sbarge  •  Missy Crider

Christopher Lloyd stars as Aaron Quicksilver, a mysterious storyteller whose listeners invariably end up as the subjects of his gruesome, grisly tales. He tells a new bride stranded on a desert highway a horrifying account of a set of carnivorous toy teeth, then ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Christopher Lloyd  •  Matt Frewer  •  Raphael Sbarge  •  Missy Crider
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