Rebecca De Mornay

Rebecca De Mornay  (born August 29, 1959, height 5' 5½" (1,66 m)) is an American film and television actress. Her breakthrough film role came in 1983, when she played Lana in Risky Business opposite Tom Cruise. Her other notable film roles include Sara in Runaway Train in 1985, Helen McCaffrey in the thriller Backdraft in 1991 and her portrayal of the chillingly twisted nanny Peyton Flanders in the popular 1992 thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.

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Identity (2003)

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Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ray Liotta  •  Amanda Peet  •  John Hawkes

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Mangold
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ray Liotta  •  Amanda Peet  •  John Hawkes

Runaway Train (1985)

A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Eric Roberts  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Kyle T. Heffner

A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrei Konchalovsky
CAST:  Jon Voight  •  Eric Roberts  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Kyle T. Heffner

Feds (1988)

Ellie DeWitt and Janis Zuckermann are admitted to the very strict FBI Training Academy. They get a hard course, in which they learn to deal with guns and to recognise crimes. They also get a physical training. It appears that Ellie is a real fighting- machine, in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Goldberg
CAST:  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Mary Gross  •  Fred Thompson  •  Larry Cedar

Ellie DeWitt and Janis Zuckermann are admitted to the very strict FBI Training Academy. They get a hard course, in which they learn to deal with guns and to recognise crimes. They also get a physical training. It appears that Ellie is a real fighting- machine, in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Goldberg
CAST:  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Mary Gross  •  Fred Thompson  •  Larry Cedar

Lords of Dogtown (2005)

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The radical true story behind three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever. Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva and Jay Adams are the Z-Boys, a bunch of nobodies until they create a new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Victor Rasuk  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  John Robinson

The radical true story behind three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever. Stacy Peralta, Tony Alva and Jay Adams are the Z-Boys, a bunch of nobodies until they create a new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Victor Rasuk  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  John Robinson

One from the Heart (1982)

Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Frannie leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright as they may seem, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Teri Garr  •  Frederic Forrest  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Lainie Kazan

Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Frannie leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright as they may seem, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Teri Garr  •  Frederic Forrest  •  Raúl Juliá  •  Lainie Kazan

Raise Your Voice (2004)

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A coming-of-age story centered around a small-town singer brokenhearted by the death of her brother in a car crash, who had secretly submitted her for a summer session at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. In the academy, she experiences a whole new way of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean McNamara
CAST:  Hilary Duff  •  Oliver James  •  David Keith  •  Johnny Lewis

A coming-of-age story centered around a small-town singer brokenhearted by the death of her brother in a car crash, who had secretly submitted her for a summer session at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. In the academy, she experiences a whole new way of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean McNamara
CAST:  Hilary Duff  •  Oliver James  •  David Keith  •  Johnny Lewis

Risky Business (1983)

Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Brickman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Richard Masur

Meet Joel Goodson, an industrious, college-bound 17-year-old and a responsible, trustworthy son. However, when his parents go away and leave him home alone in the wealthy Chicago suburbs with the Porsche at his disposal he quickly decides he has been good for too ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Brickman
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Joe Pantoliano  •  Richard Masur

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)

A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The nail-biting suspense builds quickly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Annabella Sciorra  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Matt McCoy  •  Ernie Hudson

A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The nail-biting suspense builds quickly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Annabella Sciorra  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Matt McCoy  •  Ernie Hudson

The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940s Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish – just once before she dies – is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas town of her youth which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Masterson
CAST:  Geraldine Page  •  John Heard  •  Richard Bradford  •  Carlin Glynn

Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940s Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish – just once before she dies – is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas town of her youth which ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Masterson
CAST:  Geraldine Page  •  John Heard  •  Richard Bradford  •  Carlin Glynn

Wedding Crashers (2005)

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John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Christopher Walken  •  Rachel McAdams

John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random hook-up. But when John ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Dobkin
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Vince Vaughn  •  Christopher Walken  •  Rachel McAdams

By Dawn's Early Light (1990)

A nuclear warhead launched by Soviet insurgents protesting the waning Cold War destroys the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The destruction sets off a race between American and Soviet politicians to prevent a nuclear holocaust. While the U.S. president feverishly works ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder
CAST:  Powers Boothe  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  James Earl Jones  •  Martin Landau

A nuclear warhead launched by Soviet insurgents protesting the waning Cold War destroys the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. The destruction sets off a race between American and Soviet politicians to prevent a nuclear holocaust. While the U.S. president feverishly works ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Sholder
CAST:  Powers Boothe  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  James Earl Jones  •  Martin Landau

Testament (1983)

It is just another day in the small town of Hamlin until something disastrous happens. Suddenly, news breaks that a series of nuclear warheads has been dropped along the Eastern Seaboard and, more locally, in California. As people begin coping with the devastating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynne Littman
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  William Devane  •  Kevin Costner  •  Ross Harris

It is just another day in the small town of Hamlin until something disastrous happens. Suddenly, news breaks that a series of nuclear warheads has been dropped along the Eastern Seaboard and, more locally, in California. As people begin coping with the devastating ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynne Littman
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  William Devane  •  Kevin Costner  •  Ross Harris

Backdraft (1991)

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Firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey battle each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Robert De Niro  •  Donald Sutherland  •  William Baldwin

Firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey battle each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Robert De Niro  •  Donald Sutherland  •  William Baldwin

Guilty as Sin (1993)

Before a criminal lawyer knows what has happened, she is forced to defend a wife killer she knows is guilty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Don Johnson  •  Dana Ivey  •  Stephen Lang

Before a criminal lawyer knows what has happened, she is forced to defend a wife killer she knows is guilty.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Don Johnson  •  Dana Ivey  •  Stephen Lang

The Winner (1996)

A long lucky streak makes a nice guy the target of opportunists like his brother, his girlfriend, and some guys from New Jersey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Richard Edson  •  Delroy Lindo

A long lucky streak makes a nice guy the target of opportunists like his brother, his girlfriend, and some guys from New Jersey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Richard Edson  •  Delroy Lindo

The Three Musketeers (1993)

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D'Artagnan travels to Paris hoping to become a musketeer, one of the French king's elite bodyguards, only to discover that the corps has been disbanded by conniving Cardinal Richelieu, who secretly hopes to usurp the throne. Fortunately, Athos, Porthos and Aramis ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Oliver Platt

D'Artagnan travels to Paris hoping to become a musketeer, one of the French king's elite bodyguards, only to discover that the corps has been disbanded by conniving Cardinal Richelieu, who secretly hopes to usurp the throne. Fortunately, Athos, Porthos and Aramis ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Charlie Sheen  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Oliver Platt

Thick as Thieves (1999)

Two master thieves go at odds with one another as one sets the other up for a crime. The first, a suave pro who does his job and then hides in his own privacy, listening to old jazz records and caring for his ailing dog, Wally. The other is a local gangster with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Sanders
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Andre Braugher  •  Michael Jai White  •  Rebecca De Mornay

Two master thieves go at odds with one another as one sets the other up for a crime. The first, a suave pro who does his job and then hides in his own privacy, listening to old jazz records and caring for his ailing dog, Wally. The other is a local gangster with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Sanders
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Andre Braugher  •  Michael Jai White  •  Rebecca De Mornay

The Right Temptation (2000)

A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lyndon Chubbuck
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Dana Delany  •  Adam Baldwin

A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lyndon Chubbuck
CAST:  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Dana Delany  •  Adam Baldwin

Wicked Ways (1999)

A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Senkowski
CAST:  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Michael Rooker  •  Mark Rolston  •  Lisa Zane

A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Senkowski
CAST:  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Michael Rooker  •  Mark Rolston  •  Lisa Zane

A Girl Thing (2001)

A Girl Thing is a mini-series that revolves around a New York city street, a coffee house and a shrinks office. Dr. Beth Noonan is the therapist to one star per hour. Hour one deals with a woman not capable of having a relationship. Hour Two is about sisters who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Rose
CAST:  Kate Capshaw  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Stockard Channing  •  Mia Farrow

A Girl Thing is a mini-series that revolves around a New York city street, a coffee house and a shrinks office. Dr. Beth Noonan is the therapist to one star per hour. Hour one deals with a woman not capable of having a relationship. Hour Two is about sisters who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Rose
CAST:  Kate Capshaw  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  Stockard Channing  •  Mia Farrow
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