Gary Busey

William Gary Busey (born June 29, 1944), best known as Gary Busey, is an American film and stage actor and artist. He has appeared in over 120 films, as well as making regular appearances on Gunsmoke, Walker, Texas Ranger, Law & Order, and Entourage. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in 1978 for his role in The Buddy Holly Story. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gary Busey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Surviving the Game (1994)

A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Ice-T  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Gary Busey

A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest R. Dickerson
CAST:  Ice-T  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Gary Busey

A Star Is Born (1976)

Drunken, has-been rock star John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman, after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Pierson
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gary Busey  •  Oliver Clark

Drunken, has-been rock star John Norman Howard falls in love with unknown singer, Esther Hoffman, after seeing her perform at a club. He lets her sing a few songs at one of his shows and she becomes the talk of the music industry. Esther's star begins to rise, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Pierson
CAST:  Barbra Streisand  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gary Busey  •  Oliver Clark

Big Wednesday (1978)

Three 1960s California surfers fool around, drift apart and reunite years later to ride epic waves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Jan-Michael Vincent  •  William Katt  •  Gary Busey  •  Patti D'Arbanville

Three 1960s California surfers fool around, drift apart and reunite years later to ride epic waves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Milius
CAST:  Jan-Michael Vincent  •  William Katt  •  Gary Busey  •  Patti D'Arbanville

Black Sheep (1996)

When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime when he tries to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Chris Farley  •  David Spade  •  Grant Heslov  •  Tim Matheson

When dignified Albert Donnelly runs for Governor, his team moves to keep his slow-witted and klutzy younger brother, Mike, out of the eye of the media. To baby-sit Mike, the campaign assigns sarcastic Steve, who gets the experience of a lifetime when he tries to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Chris Farley  •  David Spade  •  Grant Heslov  •  Tim Matheson

D.C. Cab (1983)

The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees to want to make something out of themselves. It is only when Albert is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Max Gail  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Mr. T  •  Gary Busey

The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees to want to make something out of themselves. It is only when Albert is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Max Gail  •  Adam Baldwin  •  Mr. T  •  Gary Busey

Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006)

Lisa Dolittle sends her daughter to 'Durango', a Dude Ranch, to find herself. While there, she uses her talent to talk to the animals in order to save Durango from being taken over by a neighboring Ranch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rich Thorne
CAST:  Kyla Pratt  •  Kristen Wilson  •  Tara Wilson  •  Walker Howard

Lisa Dolittle sends her daughter to 'Durango', a Dude Ranch, to find herself. While there, she uses her talent to talk to the animals in order to save Durango from being taken over by a neighboring Ranch.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rich Thorne
CAST:  Kyla Pratt  •  Kristen Wilson  •  Tara Wilson  •  Walker Howard

Drop Zone (1994)

A team of skydiving crooks led by rogue DEA agent Ty Moncrief specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so they can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete Nessip lost a brother to this crew and learns skydiving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Gary Busey  •  Yancy Butler  •  Michael Jeter

A team of skydiving crooks led by rogue DEA agent Ty Moncrief specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so they can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete Nessip lost a brother to this crew and learns skydiving ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Gary Busey  •  Yancy Butler  •  Michael Jeter

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Complex

Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Tobey Maguire  •  Christina Ricci

Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Tobey Maguire  •  Christina Ricci

Homo Erectus (2007)

Ishbo is a caveman living in the prehistoric age who thinks there's more to life than hunting and gathering. He tries to better the lives of those in his tribe by inventing things like spoons and the toothbrush, which leave everyone, including his parents, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Rifkin
CAST:  Adam Rifkin  •  Ali Larter  •  Hayes MacArthur  •  David Carradine

Ishbo is a caveman living in the prehistoric age who thinks there's more to life than hunting and gathering. He tries to better the lives of those in his tribe by inventing things like spoons and the toothbrush, which leave everyone, including his parents, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Rifkin
CAST:  Adam Rifkin  •  Ali Larter  •  Hayes MacArthur  •  David Carradine

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Action-packedFunnyClassicFun

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

Lost Highway (1997)

A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Bill Pullman  •  Patricia Arquette  •  John Roselius  •  Louis Eppolito

A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Bill Pullman  •  Patricia Arquette  •  John Roselius  •  Louis Eppolito

The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972)

Marshal Chris Adams turns down a friend's request to help stop the depredations of a gang of Mexican bandits. When his wife is killed by bank robbers and his friend is killed capturing the last thief, Chris feels obligated to take up his friend's cause and recruits ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George McCowan
CAST:  Lee Van Cleef  •  Stefanie Powers  •  Michael Callan  •  Mariette Hartley

Marshal Chris Adams turns down a friend's request to help stop the depredations of a gang of Mexican bandits. When his wife is killed by bank robbers and his friend is killed capturing the last thief, Chris feels obligated to take up his friend's cause and recruits ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George McCowan
CAST:  Lee Van Cleef  •  Stefanie Powers  •  Michael Callan  •  Mariette Hartley

Point Break (1991)

Fast pacedAction-packedEnjoyableFun

In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers who call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. Believing that the members of the gang could be surfers, the F.B.I. sends young agent Johnny Utah to the beach ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Gary Busey  •  Lori Petty

In Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers who call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. Believing that the members of the gang could be surfers, the F.B.I. sends young agent Johnny Utah to the beach ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kathryn Bigelow
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Gary Busey  •  Lori Petty

Predator 2 (1990)

Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth—and this time, it’s drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug dealers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Kevin Peter Hall  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Rubén Blades

Ten years after a band of mercenaries first battled a vicious alien, the invisible creature from another world has returned to Earth—and this time, it’s drawn to the gang-ruled and ravaged city of Los Angeles. When it starts murdering drug dealers, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Kevin Peter Hall  •  Danny Glover  •  Gary Busey  •  Rubén Blades

Rookie of the Year (1993)

12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in that arm heals too ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Stern
CAST:  Thomas Ian Nicholas  •  Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine  •  Gary Busey  •  Albert Hall

12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, whose late father was a minor league baseball player, grew up dreaming of playing baseball, despite his physical shortcomings. After Henry's arm is broken while trying to catch a baseball at school, the tendon in that arm heals too ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Stern
CAST:  Thomas Ian Nicholas  •  Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine  •  Gary Busey  •  Albert Hall

Soldier (1998)

Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors who lead out a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Jason Scott Lee  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Connie Nielsen

Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors who lead out a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Jason Scott Lee  •  Jason Isaacs  •  Connie Nielsen

Straight Time (1978)

After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ulu Grosbard
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Theresa Russell  •  Gary Busey  •  Harry Dean Stanton

After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ulu Grosbard
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Theresa Russell  •  Gary Busey  •  Harry Dean Stanton

The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Rash
CAST:  Gary Busey  •  Don Stroud  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Conrad Janis

A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Rash
CAST:  Gary Busey  •  Don Stroud  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Conrad Janis

The Firm (1993)

Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Gene Hackman  •  Hal Holbrook

Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Jeanne Tripplehorn  •  Gene Hackman  •  Hal Holbrook

The Player (1992)

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg
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