Swoosie Kurtz

Swoosie Kurtz (born September 6, 1944) is an American actress. She began her career in theater during the 1970s and shortly thereafter began a career in television, garnering ten nominations and winning one Emmy Award. Her most famous television project was her role on the 1990s NBC drama Sisters. She has also appeared somewhat sporadically in films from the late 1970s up until today, including prominent roles in such films as Dangerous Liaisons, Citizen Ruth, and Liar Liar among others. Throughout her career she has remained active in theater, earning five Tony Award nominations and winning two over the last three decades. Description above from the Wikipedia article Swoosie Kurtz, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Against All Odds (1984)

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She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love her. Love turned to obsession. Obsession turned to murder. And now the price of freedom might be nothing less than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Rachel Ward  •  James Woods  •  Alex Karras

She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love her. Love turned to obsession. Obsession turned to murder. And now the price of freedom might be nothing less than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Rachel Ward  •  James Woods  •  Alex Karras

Bubble Boy (2001)

Jimmy is a young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom... who pines for the sweet caresses of girl-next-door Chloe. But when Chloe decides to marry her high school boyfriend, Jimmy – bubble suit and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blair Hayes
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Marley Shelton  •  Danny Trejo

Jimmy is a young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom... who pines for the sweet caresses of girl-next-door Chloe. But when Chloe decides to marry her high school boyfriend, Jimmy – bubble suit and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blair Hayes
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Marley Shelton  •  Danny Trejo

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Selma Blair

Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  Selma Blair

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

In 18th century France, Marquise de Merteuil asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  John Malkovich  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Swoosie Kurtz

In 18th century France, Marquise de Merteuil asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for one last night with her. Yet things don’t go as planned.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  John Malkovich  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Swoosie Kurtz

Duplex (2003)

When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Eileen Essell  •  Amber Valletta

When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Eileen Essell  •  Amber Valletta

Get Over It (2001)

When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring musical. Thus ensues a love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy O'Haver
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Ben Foster  •  Melissa Sagemiller  •  Colin Hanks

When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school's spring musical. Thus ensues a love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy O'Haver
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Ben Foster  •  Melissa Sagemiller  •  Colin Hanks

Liar Liar (1997)

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Fletcher Reed, a fast-talking, habitual liar, divorced father, is an incredibly successful lawyer who has built his career by lying. He is used to giving priority to his job and always breaking promises to be with his young son Max, but Fletcher often lets Max down ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Maura Tierney  •  Justin Cooper  •  Cary Elwes

Fletcher Reed, a fast-talking, habitual liar, divorced father, is an incredibly successful lawyer who has built his career by lying. He is used to giving priority to his job and always breaking promises to be with his young son Max, but Fletcher often lets Max down ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Maura Tierney  •  Justin Cooper  •  Cary Elwes

Reality Bites (1994)

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A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Steve Zahn

A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Steve Zahn

Slap Shot (1977)

To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Strother Martin  •  Michael Ontkean  •  Jennifer Warren

To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Strother Martin  •  Michael Ontkean  •  Jennifer Warren

Stanley & Iris (1990)

An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Robert De Niro  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Martha Plimpton

An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Robert De Niro  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Martha Plimpton

The Rules of Attraction (2002)

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Avary
CAST:  James Van Der Beek  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Ian Somerhalder  •  Jessica Biel

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Avary
CAST:  James Van Der Beek  •  Shannyn Sossamon  •  Ian Somerhalder  •  Jessica Biel

True Stories (1986)

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A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Byrne
CAST:  David Byrne  •  John Goodman  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Spalding Gray

A small but growing Texas town, filled with strange and musical characters, celebrates its sesquicentennial and converge on a local parade and talent show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Byrne
CAST:  David Byrne  •  John Goodman  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Spalding Gray

Wildcats (1986)

Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Wesley Snipes

Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When a football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite snickers from fellow staff members and her former husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Wesley Snipes

A Shock to the System (1990)

Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a loud-mouthed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Egleson
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Peter Riegert

Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a loud-mouthed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Egleson
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Peter Riegert

Oliver's Story (1978)

Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his wife Jenny, and, while he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don't ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of the senior partners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Candice Bergen  •  Nicola Pagett  •  Edward Binns

Oliver Barrett IV is emotionally devastated by the death of his wife Jenny, and, while he tries to lose himself in his work as a lawyer, the long hours don't ease his pain, especially when he finds that his leftist views conflict with those of the senior partners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  Ryan O'Neal  •  Candice Bergen  •  Nicola Pagett  •  Edward Binns

Citizen Ruth (1996)

"Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ridiculous people that rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  Laura Dern  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Kurtwood Smith  •  Mary Kay Place

"Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ridiculous people that rapidly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Payne
CAST:  Laura Dern  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Kurtwood Smith  •  Mary Kay Place

Guilty Conscience (1985)

Amid acrimonious divorce proceedings, Louise (Blythe Danner) unwittingly puts her life in danger when she contests the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying attorney Arthur Jamison (Anthony Hopkins). He plans to kill her to resolve the situation. Armed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Greene
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Blythe Danner  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Donegan Smith

Amid acrimonious divorce proceedings, Louise (Blythe Danner) unwittingly puts her life in danger when she contests the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying attorney Arthur Jamison (Anthony Hopkins). He plans to kill her to resolve the situation. Armed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Greene
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Blythe Danner  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Donegan Smith

Category 7: The End of the World (2005)

It's tornadoes, hurricanes, electrical storms, and mass destruction as the effects of global warming brew into a super storm that threatens to rend the earth with an unprecedented power. Beautiful scientist Faith Clavell, storm chaser Tommy Tornado, and Judith Carr ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Lowry
CAST:  Gina Gershon  •  Shannen Doherty  •  Cameron Daddo  •  Randy Quaid

It's tornadoes, hurricanes, electrical storms, and mass destruction as the effects of global warming brew into a super storm that threatens to rend the earth with an unprecedented power. Beautiful scientist Faith Clavell, storm chaser Tommy Tornado, and Judith Carr ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Lowry
CAST:  Gina Gershon  •  Shannen Doherty  •  Cameron Daddo  •  Randy Quaid

One Christmas (1994)

Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Henry Winkler  •  T.J. Lowther  •  Tonea Stewart

Based on Truman Capote's bittersweet tale of a young boy's adventures with the father he's never known in New Orleans in the 1930s..  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Bill
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Henry Winkler  •  T.J. Lowther  •  Tonea Stewart

Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes (2000)

Insurance agent Hutch Rimes spends a lot of time at the Sleep Easy Hotel, taking long lurid lunch breaks with a string of sexy secretaries who he hires for their "special talents". Ten years ago, one of his office honeys tried to get him to kill her abusive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Irmas
CAST:  Steven Weber  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Stacey Travis  •  Sean Moran

Insurance agent Hutch Rimes spends a lot of time at the Sleep Easy Hotel, taking long lurid lunch breaks with a string of sexy secretaries who he hires for their "special talents". Ten years ago, one of his office honeys tried to get him to kill her abusive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Irmas
CAST:  Steven Weber  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Stacey Travis  •  Sean Moran
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