Will Patton

William Rankin Patton (born June 14, 1954) is an American actor and audiobook narrator. He starred as Colonel Dan Weaver in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies. He also appeared in the films Remember the Titans, Armageddon, Gone in 60 Seconds and The Punisher. He appeared opposite Kevin Costner in two films: No Way Out (1987) and The Postman (1997). He won two Obie Awards for best actor in Sam Shepard's play Fool for Love and the Public Theater production of What Did He See?.

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After Hours (1985)

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Griffin Dunne  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Verna Bloom  •  Tommy Chong

An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Griffin Dunne  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Verna Bloom  •  Tommy Chong

Armageddon (1998)

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Ben Affleck  •  Liv Tyler

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Ben Affleck  •  Liv Tyler

Copycat (1995)

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An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Holly Hunter  •  Will Patton  •  William McNamara

An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Holly Hunter  •  Will Patton  •  William McNamara

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Entrapment (1999)

Two thieves, who travel in elegant circles, try to outsmart each other and, in the process, end up falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Sean Connery  •  Ving Rhames  •  Will Patton

Two thieves, who travel in elegant circles, try to outsmart each other and, in the process, end up falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Amiel
CAST:  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Sean Connery  •  Ving Rhames  •  Will Patton

Fled (1996)

During a routine prison work detail, convict Piper is chained to Dodge, a cyberhacker, when gunfire breaks out. Apparently, the attack is related to stolen money that the Mafia is after, and some computer files that somebody wants desperately to bury. The pair, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Salma Hayek  •  Will Patton

During a routine prison work detail, convict Piper is chained to Dodge, a cyberhacker, when gunfire breaks out. Apparently, the attack is related to stolen money that the Mafia is after, and some computer files that somebody wants desperately to bury. The pair, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Hooks
CAST:  Laurence Fishburne  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Salma Hayek  •  Will Patton

Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)

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Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. From countless car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Sena
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Angelina Jolie  •  T.J. Cross

Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. From countless car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dominic Sena
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Giovanni Ribisi  •  Angelina Jolie  •  T.J. Cross

Inventing the Abbotts (1997)

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Liv Tyler  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Billy Crudup

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Liv Tyler  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Billy Crudup

No Way Out (1987)

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Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sean Young  •  Will Patton

Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sean Young  •  Will Patton

Remember the Titans (2000)

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After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boaz Yakin
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Will Patton  •  Ryan Hurst  •  Wood Harris

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boaz Yakin
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Will Patton  •  Ryan Hurst  •  Wood Harris

Silkwood (1983)

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The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Kurt Russell  •  Cher  •  Craig T. Nelson

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Kurt Russell  •  Cher  •  Craig T. Nelson

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Pellington
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Laura Linney  •  Will Patton  •  Bob Tracey

Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Pellington
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Laura Linney  •  Will Patton  •  Bob Tracey

The Punisher (2004)

When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Hensleigh
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  John Travolta  •  Will Patton  •  Samantha Mathis

When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Hensleigh
CAST:  Thomas Jane  •  John Travolta  •  Will Patton  •  Samantha Mathis

The Rapture (1991)

A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tolkin
CAST:  Mimi Rogers  •  Patrick Bauchau  •  David Duchovny  •  Darwyn Carson

A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Tolkin
CAST:  Mimi Rogers  •  Patrick Bauchau  •  David Duchovny  •  Darwyn Carson

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

The Client (1994)

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A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is buried. Clifford shoots ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Anthony LaPaglia

A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is buried. Clifford shoots ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Anthony LaPaglia

Trixie (2000)

Passed over at work and numbed after she witnesses a colleague's murder, security guard Trixie Zurbo takes a relatively easy job at a lakefront casino, working undercover keeping an eye out for pickpockets. Trixie meets an assortment of colorful regulars: Kirk ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Nick Nolte  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Nathan Lane

Passed over at work and numbed after she witnesses a colleague's murder, security guard Trixie Zurbo takes a relatively easy job at a lakefront casino, working undercover keeping an eye out for pickpockets. Trixie meets an assortment of colorful regulars: Kirk ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rudolph
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Nick Nolte  •  Dermot Mulroney  •  Nathan Lane

Jesus' Son (1999)

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Denis Leary  •  Jack Black  •  Dennis Hopper

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alison Maclean
CAST:  Billy Crudup  •  Denis Leary  •  Jack Black  •  Dennis Hopper

Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Lena Olin  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Juliette Lewis

A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Medak
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Lena Olin  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Juliette Lewis

The Last Ride (2004)

After thirty years in prison, ex-con Ronnie recruits his grandson to exact revenge on Darryl, the cop who put him behind bars. Standing in their way is Ronnie's son, whom Darryl raised.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Norman Bee
CAST:  Will Patton  •  Fred Ward  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Nadine Velázquez

After thirty years in prison, ex-con Ronnie recruits his grandson to exact revenge on Darryl, the cop who put him behind bars. Standing in their way is Ronnie's son, whom Darryl raised.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Norman Bee
CAST:  Will Patton  •  Fred Ward  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Nadine Velázquez
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