Tom Atkins

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tom Atkins  (born November 13, 1935) is an American television and film actor. He is primarily known for his work in the horror film genre, having worked with writers and directors such as John Carpenter, Stephen King, and George A. Romero. He is also a familiar face to mainstream viewers, often playing police officers. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tom Atkins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia 

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Bob Roberts (1992)

Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the filmmakers follow his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Alan Rickman  •  David Strathairn

Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the filmmakers follow his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Alan Rickman  •  David Strathairn

Creepshow (1982)

ViolentMindlessDarkScary

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Ed Harris  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Ted Danson

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Ed Harris  •  Hal Holbrook  •  Ted Danson

Escape from New York (1981)

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In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Donald Pleasence

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Donald Pleasence

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Lee Wallace
CAST:  Tom Atkins  •  Stacey Nelkin  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Michael Currie

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tommy Lee Wallace
CAST:  Tom Atkins  •  Stacey Nelkin  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Michael Currie

Lethal Weapon (1987)

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Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Mitchell Ryan

Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Mitchell Ryan

Night of the Creeps (1986)

In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that transform their hosts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Dekker
CAST:  Jason Lively  •  Steve Marshall  •  Jill Whitlow  •  Tom Atkins

In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that transform their hosts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred Dekker
CAST:  Jason Lively  •  Steve Marshall  •  Jill Whitlow  •  Tom Atkins

The Fog (1980)

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Janet Leigh  •  John Houseman

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Janet Leigh  •  John Houseman

Two Evil Eyes (1990)

Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her doctor/hypnotist lover hypnotize the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero  •  Dario Argento
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ramy Zada  •  E.G. Marshall

Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her doctor/hypnotist lover hypnotize the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero  •  Dario Argento
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Ramy Zada  •  E.G. Marshall

The Ninth Configuration (1980)

Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane's own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Peter Blatty
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  Scott Wilson  •  Ed Flanders  •  Neville Brand

Col. Vincent Kane is a military psychiatrist who takes charge of an army mental hospital situated in a secluded castle. Among Kane's many eccentric patients is Capt. Billy Cutshaw, a troubled astronaut in the midst of an existential crisis. Although Kane's own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Peter Blatty
CAST:  Stacy Keach  •  Scott Wilson  •  Ed Flanders  •  Neville Brand

Striking Distance (1993)

Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowdy Herrington
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Dennis Farina  •  Tom Sizemore

Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowdy Herrington
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Dennis Farina  •  Tom Sizemore

Maniac Cop (1988)

In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police search and find a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, suspected of murdering his own wife and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Lustig
CAST:  Tom Atkins  •  Bruce Campbell  •  Richard Roundtree  •  Laurene Landon

In New York, people are slain and strangled to death brutally on the open street. All witnesses agree that the murderer was in a cop's uniform. Soon the police search and find a suspect in its own ranks: Jack Forrest, suspected of murdering his own wife and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Lustig
CAST:  Tom Atkins  •  Bruce Campbell  •  Richard Roundtree  •  Laurene Landon

Bruiser (2000)

Bruiser is the story of a man who has always tried to fit in. He keeps his mouth shut, follows the rules, and does what he's supposed to do. But one morning, he wakes up to find his face is gone. All the years of acquiescence have cost him the one thing he can't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Peter Stormare  •  Leslie Hope  •  Nina Garbiras

Bruiser is the story of a man who has always tried to fit in. He keeps his mouth shut, follows the rules, and does what he's supposed to do. But one morning, he wakes up to find his face is gone. All the years of acquiescence have cost him the one thing he can't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Jason Flemyng  •  Peter Stormare  •  Leslie Hope  •  Nina Garbiras

Fantasm (2013)

At 15 years old, Kyle Kuchta went to his first horror convention. Years later, he visits multiple cons to understand why these gatherings are so important to horror fans, vendors and celebrity guests.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kyle Kuchta
CAST:  Heather Langenkamp  •  Tom Atkins  •  Lloyd Kaufman  •  Asta Paredes

At 15 years old, Kyle Kuchta went to his first horror convention. Years later, he visits multiple cons to understand why these gatherings are so important to horror fans, vendors and celebrity guests.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kyle Kuchta
CAST:  Heather Langenkamp  •  Tom Atkins  •  Lloyd Kaufman  •  Asta Paredes

Power (1980)

Loosely based on the life of Jimmy Hoffa, this traces the rise of Tommy Vanda (Joe Don Baker) from a Chicago dock worker to an influential labor leader who, like Hoffa, finds himself behind bars in a federal prison, and not long after, taken for a ride by shady men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Shear  •  Virgil W. Vogel
CAST:  Joe Don Baker  •  Karen Black  •  David Groh  •  Howard Da Silva

Loosely based on the life of Jimmy Hoffa, this traces the rise of Tommy Vanda (Joe Don Baker) from a Chicago dock worker to an influential labor leader who, like Hoffa, finds himself behind bars in a federal prison, and not long after, taken for a ride by shady men ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Shear  •  Virgil W. Vogel
CAST:  Joe Don Baker  •  Karen Black  •  David Groh  •  Howard Da Silva

Lemon Sky (1988)

An out of high school teen from the midwest moves to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. Escaping his past may not be as easy as he had hoped...or is it all a dream?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Egleson
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Tom Atkins  •  Lindsay Crouse  •  Kyra Sedgwick

An out of high school teen from the midwest moves to San Diego, California in the 1950s to live with his estranged father and new family. Escaping his past may not be as easy as he had hoped...or is it all a dream?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jan Egleson
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Tom Atkins  •  Lindsay Crouse  •  Kyra Sedgwick

The Chief (2010)

1976- Step inside the cluttered office of Art Rooney and meet "The Chief." Come face to face with the guiding force behind the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hear Rooney's personal tales of faith, family, and football.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Parys
CAST:  Tom Atkins

1976- Step inside the cluttered office of Art Rooney and meet "The Chief." Come face to face with the guiding force behind the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hear Rooney's personal tales of faith, family, and football.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Parys
CAST:  Tom Atkins

The Heist (1989)

Ex-con Neal Skinner seeks revenge against track owner Ebbet Berens for framing him in an emerald smuggling deal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Orme
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Wendy Hughes  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Noble Willingham

Ex-con Neal Skinner seeks revenge against track owner Ebbet Berens for framing him in an emerald smuggling deal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Orme
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Wendy Hughes  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Noble Willingham

A Death in Canaan (1978)

When a teenager is accused of his mother's murder, the community of Canaan rallies to his defense.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Stefanie Powers  •  Paul Clemens  •  Tom Atkins  •  Jacqueline Brooks

When a teenager is accused of his mother's murder, the community of Canaan rallies to his defense.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Richardson
CAST:  Stefanie Powers  •  Paul Clemens  •  Tom Atkins  •  Jacqueline Brooks

Special Delivery (1976)

A gang of thieves plan a daring bank robbery, making their escape across the rooftops of Los Angeles. The police are quickly called in, however, and only one of the robbers, Murdock, makes a clean getaway. Unfortunately, in order to do so, he is forced to dump the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Bo Svenson  •  Mel Scott  •  Phillip R. Allen  •  Michael C. Gwynne

A gang of thieves plan a daring bank robbery, making their escape across the rooftops of Los Angeles. The police are quickly called in, however, and only one of the robbers, Murdock, makes a clean getaway. Unfortunately, in order to do so, he is forced to dump the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Bo Svenson  •  Mel Scott  •  Phillip R. Allen  •  Michael C. Gwynne

Drive Angry (2011)

Milton is a hardened felon who has broken out of Hell, intent on finding the vicious cult who brutally murdered his daughter and kidnapped her baby. He joins forces with a sexy, tough-as-nails waitress, who's also seeking redemption of her own. Caught in a deadly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Lussier
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Amber Heard  •  William Fichtner  •  Billy Burke

Milton is a hardened felon who has broken out of Hell, intent on finding the vicious cult who brutally murdered his daughter and kidnapped her baby. He joins forces with a sexy, tough-as-nails waitress, who's also seeking redemption of her own. Caught in a deadly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Lussier
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Amber Heard  •  William Fichtner  •  Billy Burke
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