John Ritter

Johnathan Southworth "John" Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor, voice over artist and comedian perhaps best known for playing Jack Tripper and Paul Hennessy in the ABC sitcoms Three's Company and 8 Simple Rules, respectively. Don Knotts called him the "Greatest physical comedian on the planet". Ritter's final films Bad Santa, Clifford's Really Big Movie and Stanley's Dinosaur Round-Up were all dedicated in his memory. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Ritter, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Bad Santa (2003)

ChristmasMindlessCrude

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Tony Cox  •  Brett Kelly  •  Lauren Graham

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Zwigoff
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Tony Cox  •  Brett Kelly  •  Lauren Graham

Bride of Chucky (1998)

Chucky is reborn when his old flame, Tiffany, rescues his battered doll parts from a police impound.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronny Yu
CAST:  Brad Dourif  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Nick Stabile

Chucky is reborn when his old flame, Tiffany, rescues his battered doll parts from a police impound.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronny Yu
CAST:  Brad Dourif  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Nick Stabile

North (1994)

Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Jon Lovitz

Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Jon Lovitz

Nowhere (1997)

In Los Angeles, a colorful assortment of bohemians try to make sense of their intersecting lives. The moody Dark Smith, his bisexual girlfriend, her lesbian lover and their shy gay friend plan on attending the wildest party of the year. But they'll only make it if ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Araki
CAST:  James Duval  •  Rachel True  •  Nathan Bexton  •  Ryan Phillippe

In Los Angeles, a colorful assortment of bohemians try to make sense of their intersecting lives. The moody Dark Smith, his bisexual girlfriend, her lesbian lover and their shy gay friend plan on attending the wildest party of the year. But they'll only make it if ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Araki
CAST:  James Duval  •  Rachel True  •  Nathan Bexton  •  Ryan Phillippe

Problem Child (1990)

Ben Healy and his social climbing wife Flo adopt fun-loving seven year old Junior. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Jack Warden  •  Michael J. Oliver  •  Gilbert Gottfried

Ben Healy and his social climbing wife Flo adopt fun-loving seven year old Junior. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Jack Warden  •  Michael J. Oliver  •  Gilbert Gottfried

Sling Blade (1996)

UpliftingThought provokingEmotionalTear-jerker

Karl Childers, a mentally disabled man, has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, he is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Robert Duvall  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  J.T. Walsh

Karl Childers, a mentally disabled man, has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, he is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Robert Duvall  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  J.T. Walsh

Stay Tuned (1992)

Salesman Roy Knable spends all his free time watching television, to the exasperation of his wife, Helen. One day, TV salesman Spike convinces Roy to buy a satellite dish offering 666 channels. The new addition to Roy's home entertainment system sucks him and Helen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Pam Dawber  •  David Tom  •  Heather McComb

Salesman Roy Knable spends all his free time watching television, to the exasperation of his wife, Helen. One day, TV salesman Spike convinces Roy to buy a satellite dish offering 666 channels. The new addition to Roy's home entertainment system sucks him and Helen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Pam Dawber  •  David Tom  •  Heather McComb

The Flight of Dragons (1982)

FantasticalMysteriousWhimsicalAdventurous

The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommadon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter Dickinson, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  James Earl Jones  •  Harry Morgan  •  John Ritter  •  James Gregory

The realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommadon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter Dickinson, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jules Bass  •  Arthur Rankin, Jr.
CAST:  James Earl Jones  •  Harry Morgan  •  John Ritter  •  James Gregory

The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)

Mel Edison has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age during an intense NYC heat wave.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Gene Saks  •  Elizabeth Wilson

Mel Edison has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age during an intense NYC heat wave.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melvin Frank
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Gene Saks  •  Elizabeth Wilson

Wholly Moses (1980)

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists in Israel, discover an ancient scroll about Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to free his people from slavery, but Moses keeps getting all the credit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Weis
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Laraine Newman  •  James Coco  •  Paul Sand

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists in Israel, discover an ancient scroll about Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to free his people from slavery, but Moses keeps getting all the credit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Weis
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Laraine Newman  •  James Coco  •  Paul Sand

The Other (1972)

A series of gruesome accidents plague a small American farming community in the summer of 1935, encircling two identical twin brothers and their family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mulligan
CAST:  Uta Hagen  •  Diana Muldaur  •  Chris Udvarnoky  •  Martin Udvarnoky

A series of gruesome accidents plague a small American farming community in the summer of 1935, encircling two identical twin brothers and their family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mulligan
CAST:  Uta Hagen  •  Diana Muldaur  •  Chris Udvarnoky  •  Martin Udvarnoky

Tadpole (2002)

Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from Chauncey Academy for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Aaron Stanford  •  Kate Mara  •  Bebe Neuwirth  •  John Ritter

Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from Chauncey Academy for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Aaron Stanford  •  Kate Mara  •  Bebe Neuwirth  •  John Ritter

Panic (2000)

Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He seeks the help of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Bromell
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  John Ritter  •  Neve Campbell  •  Donald Sutherland

Alex is going through a midlife crisis and it has become a very difficult time for him. His marriage is struggling, he's worried about his son, and his job of killing people for his family has become the most stressful part of his life. He seeks the help of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Bromell
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  John Ritter  •  Neve Campbell  •  Donald Sutherland

Terror Tract (2000)

A real estate agent terrifies a couple with the grim fates of the previous owners of a house they're looking at.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance W. Dreesen  •  Clint Hutchison
CAST:  John Ritter  •  David DeLuise  •  Allison Smith  •  Rachel York

A real estate agent terrifies a couple with the grim fates of the previous owners of a house they're looking at.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance W. Dreesen  •  Clint Hutchison
CAST:  John Ritter  •  David DeLuise  •  Allison Smith  •  Rachel York

Problem Child 2 (1991)

Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville. Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Michael J. Oliver  •  Jack Warden  •  Laraine Newman

Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville. Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Levant
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Michael J. Oliver  •  Jack Warden  •  Laraine Newman

For Hope (1996)

The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Saget
CAST:  Dana Delany  •  Polly Bergen  •  Harold Gould  •  Tracy Nelson

The life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Saget
CAST:  Dana Delany  •  Polly Bergen  •  Harold Gould  •  Tracy Nelson

They All Laughed (1981)

New York's Odyssey Detective Agency is hired by two different clients to follow two women suspected of infidelity. Ladies' man John Russo trails Angela Niotes, the elegant wife of a wealthy Italian industrialist, while Charles Rutledge and Arthur Brodsky follow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Patti Hansen  •  John Ritter

New York's Odyssey Detective Agency is hired by two different clients to follow two women suspected of infidelity. Ladies' man John Russo trails Angela Niotes, the elegant wife of a wealthy Italian industrialist, while Charles Rutledge and Arthur Brodsky follow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  Ben Gazzara  •  Patti Hansen  •  John Ritter

The Dreamer of Oz (1990)

The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Courtney Barilla  •  Rue McClanahan

The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  John Ritter  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Courtney Barilla  •  Rue McClanahan

The Night That Panicked America (1975)

A dramatization of the Oct. 30, 1938 mass panic that Orson Welles' radio play, "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provoked.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Vic Morrow  •  Cliff DeYoung  •  Michael Constantine  •  Walter McGinn

A dramatization of the Oct. 30, 1938 mass panic that Orson Welles' radio play, "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provoked.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Sargent
CAST:  Vic Morrow  •  Cliff DeYoung  •  Michael Constantine  •  Walter McGinn

Nickelodeon (1976)

In the silent film era, attorney Leo Harrigan and gunslinger Buck Greenway are hired to stop an illegal film production. However, they soon team up with the filmmakers and become important players in the show business industry. Leo learns he has a talent for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Tatum O'Neal  •  Brian Keith

In the silent film era, attorney Leo Harrigan and gunslinger Buck Greenway are hired to stop an illegal film production. However, they soon team up with the filmmakers and become important players in the show business industry. Leo learns he has a talent for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Burt Reynolds  •  Tatum O'Neal  •  Brian Keith
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