Brooke Adams

Brooke Adams (born February 8, 1949) is an American actress known for her compelling performances in film, television, and theatre. She gained recognition for her roles in movies like "Days of Heaven" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," showcasing her acting depth and versatility. Adams' talent and dedication to her craft have earned her acclaim in the entertainment industry. On television, she has appeared in Thirtysomething (1987), Moonlighting (1985), Family (1976), The Lion of Africa (1987), Special People (1984), the miniseries Lace (1984) and Lace II (1985), 5 episodes of Monk (2002), BrainDead (2016) on CBS and she was writing, producing, directing, and starring in a web-series called "All Downhill from Here." (2015).

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Days of Heaven (1978)

RomanticTear-jerker

In 1916, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Brooke Adams  •  Linda Manz  •  Sam Shepard

In 1916, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Brooke Adams  •  Linda Manz  •  Sam Shepard

Gas Food Lodging (1992)

Nora, a single mother raising two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, waits tables at a truck-stop diner in a small New Mexico town. The beautiful and rebellious Trudi drops out of school and gets a job alongside Nora, while the younger Shade whittles away her time ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allison Anders
CAST:  Brooke Adams  •  Ione Skye  •  Fairuza Balk  •  James Brolin

Nora, a single mother raising two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, waits tables at a truck-stop diner in a small New Mexico town. The beautiful and rebellious Trudi drops out of school and gets a job alongside Nora, while the younger Shade whittles away her time ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allison Anders
CAST:  Brooke Adams  •  Ione Skye  •  Fairuza Balk  •  James Brolin

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

Man on Fire (1987)

Creasy, a traumatized ex-CIA agent, gets a job as a bodyguard for Samantha, the twelve-year-old daughter of a wealthy Italian family living in a swanky villa on the shores of Lake Como.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Jade Malle  •  Joe Pesci  •  Brooke Adams

Creasy, a traumatized ex-CIA agent, gets a job as a bodyguard for Samantha, the twelve-year-old daughter of a wealthy Italian family living in a swanky villa on the shores of Lake Como.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Élie Chouraqui
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Jade Malle  •  Joe Pesci  •  Brooke Adams

Shock Waves (1977)

Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of zombie soldiers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Wiederhorn
CAST:  Peter Cushing  •  John Carradine  •  Brooke Adams  •  Fred Buch

Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of zombie soldiers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Wiederhorn
CAST:  Peter Cushing  •  John Carradine  •  Brooke Adams  •  Fred Buch

The Accidental Husband (2008)

Emma, a radio host, is about to be married to Richard, her perfect match. But right before her wedding, she learns she's already married to Patrick, a charming but irresponsible fireman. Furthermore, Patrick has a secret: he has arranged this little trick because ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Uma Thurman  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Sam Shepard

Emma, a radio host, is about to be married to Richard, her perfect match. But right before her wedding, she learns she's already married to Patrick, a charming but irresponsible fireman. Furthermore, Patrick has a secret: he has arranged this little trick because ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Colin Firth  •  Uma Thurman  •  Jeffrey Dean Morgan  •  Sam Shepard

The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)

Seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melanie Mayron
CAST:  Schuyler Fisk  •  Bre Blair  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Larisa Oleynik

Seven junior-high-school girls organize a daycare camp for children while at the same time experiencing classic adolescent growing pains.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melanie Mayron
CAST:  Schuyler Fisk  •  Bre Blair  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Larisa Oleynik

The Dead Zone (1983)

EmotionalViolentDramaticFantastical

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Brooke Adams  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Martin Sheen

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Christopher Walken  •  Brooke Adams  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Martin Sheen

The Stuff (1985)

Amalgamated Dairies hires David Rutherford, an FBI man turned industrial saboteur, to investigate a popular new product called “the Stuff,” a new dessert product that is blowing ice cream sales out of the water. Nobody knows how it’s made or what’s in it, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Cohen
CAST:  Michael Moriarty  •  Andrea Marcovicci  •  Garrett Morris  •  Paul Sorvino

Amalgamated Dairies hires David Rutherford, an FBI man turned industrial saboteur, to investigate a popular new product called “the Stuff,” a new dessert product that is blowing ice cream sales out of the water. Nobody knows how it’s made or what’s in it, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Larry Cohen
CAST:  Michael Moriarty  •  Andrea Marcovicci  •  Garrett Morris  •  Paul Sorvino

Bridesmaids (1989)

Four very different women, best friends during high school many years earlier, gather in the small town where they grew up for a reunion as bridesmaids in preparation for a wedding for a fifth friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lila Garrett
CAST:  Shelley Hack  •  Sela Ward  •  Stephanie Faracy  •  Brooke Adams

Four very different women, best friends during high school many years earlier, gather in the small town where they grew up for a reunion as bridesmaids in preparation for a wedding for a fifth friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lila Garrett
CAST:  Shelley Hack  •  Sela Ward  •  Stephanie Faracy  •  Brooke Adams

Murder on Flight 502 (1975)

On a flight to London, a note is found stating that there will be murders taking place on the airliner before it lands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George McCowan
CAST:  Ralph Bellamy  •  Polly Bergen  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Sonny Bono

On a flight to London, a note is found stating that there will be murders taking place on the airliner before it lands.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George McCowan
CAST:  Ralph Bellamy  •  Polly Bergen  •  Theodore Bikel  •  Sonny Bono

Probable Cause (1994)

A series of cop murders plagues the city. The remaining officers on the force are increasingly worried as the deaths increase with no leads. As the department's finest must solve the case before the killer strikes again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Ziller
CAST:  James Downing  •  Kate Vernon  •  David McNally  •  Craig T. Nelson

A series of cop murders plagues the city. The remaining officers on the force are increasingly worried as the deaths increase with no leads. As the department's finest must solve the case before the killer strikes again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Ziller
CAST:  James Downing  •  Kate Vernon  •  David McNally  •  Craig T. Nelson

Key Exchange (1985)

A young woman wants to get her boyfriend to commit to her, but the most she can get him to do is exchange apartment keys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barnet Kellman
CAST:  Ben Masters  •  Brooke Adams  •  Seth Allen  •  Kerry Armstrong

A young woman wants to get her boyfriend to commit to her, but the most she can get him to do is exchange apartment keys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barnet Kellman
CAST:  Ben Masters  •  Brooke Adams  •  Seth Allen  •  Kerry Armstrong

The Fire This Time (1994)

Social conditions of Los Angeles are considered in drawing parallels between Watts riots and those in 1992.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randy Holland
CAST:  Brooke Adams

Social conditions of Los Angeles are considered in drawing parallels between Watts riots and those in 1992.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randy Holland
CAST:  Brooke Adams

Made-Up (2002)

A look at how our cultural obsession with youthful good looks affects women who are told their value is dependent on their appearance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Shalhoub
CAST:  Brooke Adams  •  Lynne Adams  •  Eva Amurri Martino  •  Kalen Conover

A look at how our cultural obsession with youthful good looks affects women who are told their value is dependent on their appearance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Shalhoub
CAST:  Brooke Adams  •  Lynne Adams  •  Eva Amurri Martino  •  Kalen Conover

James Dean (1976)

A dramatization of the story of legendary movie actor James Dean. The film's writer, William Bast, had roomed with Dean in the early '50s, when both were trying to break into films as actors, and was his lover for a time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Stephen McHattie  •  Brooke Adams  •  Michael Brandon  •  Meg Foster

A dramatization of the story of legendary movie actor James Dean. The film's writer, William Bast, had roomed with Dean in the early '50s, when both were trying to break into films as actors, and was his lover for a time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Stephen McHattie  •  Brooke Adams  •  Michael Brandon  •  Meg Foster

Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

BoringWeird

Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Clive Owen  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Robert Duvall

Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Clive Owen  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Robert Duvall

Almost You (1985)

Alex and Erica Boyer are a young couple in crisis. Alex, despite his loving wife, beautiful home and high-paying job, feels trapped. When Erica has an accident that leaves her temporarily confined to a wheelchair and requiring the services of a private nurse, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Brooks
CAST:  Brooke Adams  •  Griffin Dunne  •  Karen Young  •  Marty Watt

Alex and Erica Boyer are a young couple in crisis. Alex, despite his loving wife, beautiful home and high-paying job, feels trapped. When Erica has an accident that leaves her temporarily confined to a wheelchair and requiring the services of a private nurse, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Brooks
CAST:  Brooke Adams  •  Griffin Dunne  •  Karen Young  •  Marty Watt

The Last Hit (1993)

A retired asassin tries to make himself at home in New Mexico.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Egleson
CAST:  Brooke Adams  •  Bryan Brown  •  Harris Yulin  •  Daniel von Bargen

A retired asassin tries to make himself at home in New Mexico.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Egleson
CAST:  Brooke Adams  •  Bryan Brown  •  Harris Yulin  •  Daniel von Bargen

F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Last of the Belles (1974)

A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  Richard Chamberlain  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Blythe Danner  •  David Huffman

A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  Richard Chamberlain  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Blythe Danner  •  David Huffman
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