John Sayles

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an American independent film director, screenwriter and author. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Sayles, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Baby It's You (1983)

In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill and new student Sheik from the other side of the tracks make their way in a first love romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Rosanna Arquette  •  Vincent Spano  •  Joanna Merlin  •  Matthew Modine

In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill and new student Sheik from the other side of the tracks make their way in a first love romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Rosanna Arquette  •  Vincent Spano  •  Joanna Merlin  •  Matthew Modine

Eight Men Out (1988)

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A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Charlie Sheen  •  D. B. Sweeney

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Charlie Sheen  •  D. B. Sweeney

Girlfight (2000)

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Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karyn Kusama
CAST:  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Jaime Tirelli  •  Paul Calderon  •  Santiago Douglas

Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Karyn Kusama
CAST:  Michelle Rodriguez  •  Jaime Tirelli  •  Paul Calderon  •  Santiago Douglas

Gridlock'd (1997)

After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vondie Curtis-Hall
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Tim Roth  •  Thandie Newton  •  Charles Fleischer

After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vondie Curtis-Hall
CAST:  Tupac Shakur  •  Tim Roth  •  Thandie Newton  •  Charles Fleischer

Lone Star (1996)

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Chris Cooper  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Kris Kristofferson

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Chris Cooper  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Kris Kristofferson

Matewan (1987)

Filmed in the coal country of West Virginia, "Matewan" celebrates labor organizing in the context of a 1920s work stoppage. Union organizer, Joe Kenehan, a scab named "Few Clothes" Johnson and a sympathetic mayor and police chief heroically fight the power ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Chris Cooper  •  James Earl Jones  •  Mary McDonnell  •  Will Oldham

Filmed in the coal country of West Virginia, "Matewan" celebrates labor organizing in the context of a 1920s work stoppage. Union organizer, Joe Kenehan, a scab named "Few Clothes" Johnson and a sympathetic mayor and police chief heroically fight the power ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Chris Cooper  •  James Earl Jones  •  Mary McDonnell  •  Will Oldham

Passion Fish (1992)

After an accident leaves her a paraplegic, a former soap opera star struggles to recover both emotionally and mentally, until she meets her newest nurse, who has struggles of her own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Mary McDonnell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Lenore Banks  •  Angela Bassett

After an accident leaves her a paraplegic, a former soap opera star struggles to recover both emotionally and mentally, until she meets her newest nurse, who has struggles of her own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Mary McDonnell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Lenore Banks  •  Angela Bassett

Piranha (1978)

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Heather Menzies  •  Kevin McCarthy  •  Dick Miller  •  Keenan Wynn

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Heather Menzies  •  Kevin McCarthy  •  Dick Miller  •  Keenan Wynn

Return of the Secaucus Seven (1980)

Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Bruce MacDonald  •  Maggie Renzi  •  Adam LeFevre  •  Maggie Cousineau

Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Bruce MacDonald  •  Maggie Renzi  •  Adam LeFevre  •  Maggie Cousineau

Something Wild (1986)

A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Ray Liotta  •  Margaret Colin

A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Melanie Griffith  •  Ray Liotta  •  Margaret Colin

Straight Talk (1992)

Honest and straightforward small-town Shirlee Kenyon chucks her boyfriend and heads for Chicago. Accidentally having to host a radio problem phone-in show, it is clear she is a natural and is hired on the spot. But the station insists she call herself Doctor, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barnet Kellman
CAST:  Dolly Parton  •  James Woods  •  Griffin Dunne  •  Michael Madsen

Honest and straightforward small-town Shirlee Kenyon chucks her boyfriend and heads for Chicago. Accidentally having to host a radio problem phone-in show, it is clear she is a natural and is hired on the spot. But the station insists she call herself Doctor, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barnet Kellman
CAST:  Dolly Parton  •  James Woods  •  Griffin Dunne  •  Michael Madsen

The Howling (1981)

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Patrick Macnee  •  Dennis Dugan  •  Christopher Stone  •  Belinda Balaski

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Patrick Macnee  •  Dennis Dugan  •  Christopher Stone  •  Belinda Balaski

The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother was washed out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Jeni Courtney  •  Eileen Colgan  •  Mick Lally  •  John Lynch

10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother was washed out to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Jeni Courtney  •  Eileen Colgan  •  Mick Lally  •  John Lynch

Silver City (2004)

The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Chris Cooper  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Thora Birch  •  Danny Huston

The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Chris Cooper  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Thora Birch  •  Danny Huston

Lianna (1983)

Lianna's life is a succession of domestic errands and boring faculty parties, however her heaviest cross to bear is dealing with her waning marriage to Dick. In order to find intellectual stimulus, Lianna takes a college extension child-psychology course taught by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Linda Griffiths  •  Jane Hallaren  •  Jon DeVries  •  Jo Henderson

Lianna's life is a succession of domestic errands and boring faculty parties, however her heaviest cross to bear is dealing with her waning marriage to Dick. In order to find intellectual stimulus, Lianna takes a college extension child-psychology course taught by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Linda Griffiths  •  Jane Hallaren  •  Jon DeVries  •  Jo Henderson

The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Joe Morton  •  Rosanna Carter  •  Ray Ramirez  •  Yves Rene

An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Joe Morton  •  Rosanna Carter  •  Ray Ramirez  •  Yves Rene

Limbo (1999)

Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom guards a secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  David Strathairn  •  Vanessa Martinez  •  Kris Kristofferson

Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom guards a secret.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  David Strathairn  •  Vanessa Martinez  •  Kris Kristofferson

Casa de los Babys (2003)

A group of women, including Skipper, the wealthy young Jennifer and the domineering Nan, journey from the United States to South America in hopes of easily adopting children. Unfortunately, their plans are complicated by local laws that require the women to live in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Daryl Hannah  •  Lili Taylor  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Marcia Gay Harden

A group of women, including Skipper, the wealthy young Jennifer and the domineering Nan, journey from the United States to South America in hopes of easily adopting children. Unfortunately, their plans are complicated by local laws that require the women to live in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Daryl Hannah  •  Lili Taylor  •  Mary Steenburgen  •  Marcia Gay Harden

A Constant Forge (2000)

One of the great mavericks of cinema, John Cassavetes has earned a reputation as the godfather of American independent movies. The actor-turned-filmmaker invented a realist style of unadorned narrative films heavily influenced by documentaries. This in-depth ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Kiselyak
CAST:  Seymour Cassel  •  Carol Kane  •  Jon Voight  •  Ben Gazzara

One of the great mavericks of cinema, John Cassavetes has earned a reputation as the godfather of American independent movies. The actor-turned-filmmaker invented a realist style of unadorned narrative films heavily influenced by documentaries. This in-depth ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Kiselyak
CAST:  Seymour Cassel  •  Carol Kane  •  Jon Voight  •  Ben Gazzara

Untamagiru (1989)

A magical realist story of the legendary Okinawan hero Untamagiru participating in efforts to form an independent Okinawa before the island was returned to Japan in 1972.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gō Takamine
CAST:  Kaoru Kobayashi  •  Susumu Taira  •  John Sayles  •  Jun Togawa

A magical realist story of the legendary Okinawan hero Untamagiru participating in efforts to form an independent Okinawa before the island was returned to Japan in 1972.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gō Takamine
CAST:  Kaoru Kobayashi  •  Susumu Taira  •  John Sayles  •  Jun Togawa
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