Cliff Gorman

Cliff Gorman was an American stage and screen actor. He won an Obie award in 1968 for the stage presentation of The Boys in the Band, and went on to reprise his role in the 1970 film version. Gorman and his wife cared for his fellow The Boys in the Band cast member Robert La Tourneaux in the last few months of his battle against AIDS, until La Tourneaux's death on June 3, 1986 Gorman died of leukemia in 2002, aged 65, although his final film, Kill the Poor, was not released until 2003. He was survived by his wife, Gayle Gorman.

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All That Jazz (1979)

Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Fosse
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Jessica Lange  •  Leland Palmer  •  Ann Reinking

Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Fosse
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  Jessica Lange  •  Leland Palmer  •  Ann Reinking

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

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An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of ancient Japan finds himself targeted for death by the mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Tricia Vessey  •  Henry Silva

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of ancient Japan finds himself targeted for death by the mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Tricia Vessey  •  Henry Silva

Kill the Poor (2003)

When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his immigrant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Taylor
CAST:  Clara Bellar  •  Heather Burns  •  Jon Budinoff  •  Paul Calderon

When a marriage of convenience becomes the real thing, Joe moves his pregnant French wife to a tenement building on New York's Lower East Side. The street is like a war zone with none of the nostalgic appeal that Joe remembers from tales of his immigrant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Taylor
CAST:  Clara Bellar  •  Heather Burns  •  Jon Budinoff  •  Paul Calderon

An Unmarried Woman (1978)

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Jill Clayburgh  •  Alan Bates  •  Michael Murphy  •  Cliff Gorman

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Jill Clayburgh  •  Alan Bates  •  Michael Murphy  •  Cliff Gorman

Hoffa (1992)

A portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro. The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Danny DeVito  •  Armand Assante  •  J.T. Walsh

A portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro. The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Danny DeVito  •  Armand Assante  •  J.T. Walsh

The Boys in the Band (1970)

A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate the event. As the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Leonard Frey  •  Frederick Combs  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Laurence Luckinbill

A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate the event. As the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Leonard Frey  •  Frederick Combs  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Laurence Luckinbill

Night and the City (1992)

Looking to get rich quick, an unsuccessful lawyer uses dishonest means to try to become a boxing promoter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jessica Lange  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Alan King

Looking to get rich quick, an unsuccessful lawyer uses dishonest means to try to become a boxing promoter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Winkler
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jessica Lange  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Alan King

Cocaine and Blue Eyes (1983)

O.J. Simpson plays Michael Brennen, a San Francisco private eye who gets dragged into a drug-smuggling operation while searching for the girlfriend of a deal client, leading Brennen to a politically prominent family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  E.W. Swackhamer
CAST:  O.J. Simpson  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Candy Clark  •  Eugene Roche

O.J. Simpson plays Michael Brennen, a San Francisco private eye who gets dragged into a drug-smuggling operation while searching for the girlfriend of a deal client, leading Brennen to a politically prominent family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  E.W. Swackhamer
CAST:  O.J. Simpson  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Candy Clark  •  Eugene Roche

Class of '63 (1973)

A jealous husband uses a college reunion to gauge whether or not his wife is still in love with her old flame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Joan Hackett  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Ed Lauter

A jealous husband uses a college reunion to gauge whether or not his wife is still in love with her old flame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Korty
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Joan Hackett  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Ed Lauter

Night of the Juggler (1980)

An ex New York cop is desperate to find his kidnapped daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Richard S. Castellano  •  Linda Miller

An ex New York cop is desperate to find his kidnapped daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Richard S. Castellano  •  Linda Miller

Brinks: The Great Robbery (1976)

In this telling of the infamous 1950 robbery, James McNally is portrayed as the one gang member who maintains his silence in the face of extreme police pressure. When he is sent up to prison and sees the other gang members letting him take all the heat, he still ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  Darren McGavin  •  Stephen Collins  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Carl Betz

In this telling of the infamous 1950 robbery, James McNally is portrayed as the one gang member who maintains his silence in the face of extreme police pressure. When he is sent up to prison and sees the other gang members letting him take all the heat, he still ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  Darren McGavin  •  Stephen Collins  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Carl Betz

Strike Force (1975)

A New York City detective teams up with a federal agent and a state trooper to bust up a drug ring.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Shear
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Don Blakely  •  Joe Spinell

A New York City detective teams up with a federal agent and a state trooper to bust up a drug ring.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Shear
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Don Blakely  •  Joe Spinell

The 60s (1999)

The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam, Michael becomes involved in the civil rights movement and after campaigning for Bobby ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Piznarski
CAST:  Josh Hamilton  •  Julia Stiles  •  Jerry O'Connell  •  Jeremy Sisto

The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam, Michael becomes involved in the civil rights movement and after campaigning for Bobby ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Piznarski
CAST:  Josh Hamilton  •  Julia Stiles  •  Jerry O'Connell  •  Jeremy Sisto

Down Came a Blackbird (1995)

A woman struggles with the death of her lover. He was killed by South-American fascists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Sanger
CAST:  Raúl Juliá  •  Laura Dern  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Cliff Gorman

A woman struggles with the death of her lover. He was killed by South-American fascists.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Sanger
CAST:  Raúl Juliá  •  Laura Dern  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Cliff Gorman

Rosebud (1975)

In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the terrorists down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Kim Cattrall  •  Isabelle Huppert

In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the terrorists down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Peter O'Toole  •  Richard Attenborough  •  Kim Cattrall  •  Isabelle Huppert

Cops and Robbers (1973)

Two disillusioned New York policemen plan a $10 million robbery to fuel their low pensions, only to run into one debacle after another in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aram Avakian
CAST:  Cliff Gorman  •  Joseph Bologna  •  Charlene Dallas  •  Randy Jurgensen

Two disillusioned New York policemen plan a $10 million robbery to fuel their low pensions, only to run into one debacle after another in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aram Avakian
CAST:  Cliff Gorman  •  Joseph Bologna  •  Charlene Dallas  •  Randy Jurgensen

Justine (1969)

In Alexandria, in 1938, Darley, a young British schoolmaster and poet, makes friends through Pursewarden, the British consular officer, with Justine, the beautiful and mysterious wife of a Coptic banker. He observes the affairs of her heart and incidentally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor  •  Joseph Strick
CAST:  Anouk Aimée  •  Dirk Bogarde  •  Robert Forster  •  Anna Karina

In Alexandria, in 1938, Darley, a young British schoolmaster and poet, makes friends through Pursewarden, the British consular officer, with Justine, the beautiful and mysterious wife of a Coptic banker. He observes the affairs of her heart and incidentally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor  •  Joseph Strick
CAST:  Anouk Aimée  •  Dirk Bogarde  •  Robert Forster  •  Anna Karina

King of the Jungle (2000)

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Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a neighborhood punk. Now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Rosie Perez  •  Julie Carmen  •  Cliff Gorman

Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a neighborhood punk. Now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
CAST:  John Leguizamo  •  Rosie Perez  •  Julie Carmen  •  Cliff Gorman

The Bunker (1981)

Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Richard Jordan  •  Cliff Gorman  •  James Naughton

Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Schaefer
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Richard Jordan  •  Cliff Gorman  •  James Naughton

Angel (1984)

15 year-old Molly Stewart is a prep school honor student who moonlights as a Hollywood prostitute. After a serial killer begins stalking and murdering some of her street friends, she becomes a target herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Vincent O'Neil
CAST:  Donna Wilkes  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Susan Tyrrell  •  Dick Shawn

15 year-old Molly Stewart is a prep school honor student who moonlights as a Hollywood prostitute. After a serial killer begins stalking and murdering some of her street friends, she becomes a target herself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Vincent O'Neil
CAST:  Donna Wilkes  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Susan Tyrrell  •  Dick Shawn
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