Martha Coolidge

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Martha Coolidge (born August 17, 1946) is an American film director and former President of the Directors Guild of America. Description above from the Wikipedia article Martha Coolidge, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Angie (1994)

Angie lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and dreams of a better life. When she finds out she's pregnant by her boyfriend, Vinnie, she decides she'll have the baby; but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire close-knit neighborhood upside-down and starts Angie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Stephen Rea  •  James Gandolfini  •  Aida Turturro

Angie lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and dreams of a better life. When she finds out she's pregnant by her boyfriend, Vinnie, she decides she'll have the baby; but not Vinnie as a husband. This turns the entire close-knit neighborhood upside-down and starts Angie ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Stephen Rea  •  James Gandolfini  •  Aida Turturro

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by the same gang that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Héctor Elizondo  •  George Lucas

Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by the same gang that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Judge Reinhold  •  Héctor Elizondo  •  George Lucas

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)

An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen Jones", becoming the first black ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Brent Spiner  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Obba Babatundé

An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of "Carmen Jones", becoming the first black ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Brent Spiner  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Obba Babatundé

Material Girls (2006)

Two wealthy sisters, both heiresses to their family's cosmetics fortune, are given a wake-up call when a scandal and ensuing investigation strip them of their wealth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Hilary Duff  •  Haylie Duff  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Anjelica Huston

Two wealthy sisters, both heiresses to their family's cosmetics fortune, are given a wake-up call when a scandal and ensuing investigation strip them of their wealth.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Hilary Duff  •  Haylie Duff  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Anjelica Huston

Out to Sea (1997)

Care-free Charlie cons his widower brother-in-law Herb into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and the luscious Liz and lovely Vivian, our heroes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Dyan Cannon  •  Brent Spiner

Care-free Charlie cons his widower brother-in-law Herb into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and the luscious Liz and lovely Vivian, our heroes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Dyan Cannon  •  Brent Spiner

Real Genius (1985)

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Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Gabriel Jarret  •  Michelle Meyrink  •  William Atherton

Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Gabriel Jarret  •  Michelle Meyrink  •  William Atherton

The Flamingo Rising (2001)

When Hubert Lee decides to open the world's largest drive-in movie theater across the street from a funeral parlor, a feud erupts between Lee and Turner Knight, the owner of the funeral home. As Lee's many promotional ideas become more and more outrageous, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Brian Benben  •  Olivia Oguma

When Hubert Lee decides to open the world's largest drive-in movie theater across the street from a funeral parlor, a feud erupts between Lee and Turner Knight, the owner of the funeral home. As Lee's many promotional ideas become more and more outrageous, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Brian Benben  •  Olivia Oguma

The Prince & Me (2004)

A fairy tale love-story about pre-med student Paige who falls in love with a Danish Prince "Eddie" who refused to follow the traditions of his parents and has come to the US to quench his thirst for rebellion. Paige and Edward come from two different worlds, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Luke Mably  •  Ben Miller  •  Miranda Richardson

A fairy tale love-story about pre-med student Paige who falls in love with a Danish Prince "Eddie" who refused to follow the traditions of his parents and has come to the US to quench his thirst for rebellion. Paige and Edward come from two different worlds, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Luke Mably  •  Ben Miller  •  Miranda Richardson

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)

The stories of three lesbian couples -- who live in the same house at different periods of time -- who are at a crossroads in their lives. In 1961, Edith loses her lover, Abby, to a stroke. Linda and Amy struggle with feminist issues in 1972. And, in 2000, Kal and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Heche  •  Martha Coolidge  •  Jane Anderson
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Marian Seldes  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Elizabeth Perkins

The stories of three lesbian couples -- who live in the same house at different periods of time -- who are at a crossroads in their lives. In 1961, Edith loses her lover, Abby, to a stroke. Linda and Amy struggle with feminist issues in 1972. And, in 2000, Kal and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Heche  •  Martha Coolidge  •  Jane Anderson
CAST:  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Marian Seldes  •  Paul Giamatti  •  Elizabeth Perkins

Valley Girl (1983)

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Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Elizabeth Daily  •  Deborah Foreman  •  Michael Bowen

Julie, a girl from the valley, meets Randy, a punk from the city. They are from different worlds and find love. Somehow they need to stay together in spite of her trendy, shallow friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Elizabeth Daily  •  Deborah Foreman  •  Michael Bowen

12 Days of Christmas Eve (2004)

Calvin Carter, a successful business executive, has it all, but neglects those closest to him. On Christmas Eve, all that changes when the sign on his office building falls on him. He awakes in a hospital bed, attended to by Angie, a nurse who soon lets him know he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Steven Weber  •  Mark Krysko  •  Chad Willett  •  Teryl Rothery

Calvin Carter, a successful business executive, has it all, but neglects those closest to him. On Christmas Eve, all that changes when the sign on his office building falls on him. He awakes in a hospital bed, attended to by Angie, a nurse who soon lets him know he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Steven Weber  •  Mark Krysko  •  Chad Willett  •  Teryl Rothery

David: Off and On (1972)

A documentary portrait of a young man's middle class childhood and his struggle with drugs and his reasons to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Martha Coolidge

A documentary portrait of a young man's middle class childhood and his struggle with drugs and his reasons to live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Martha Coolidge

The Ponder Heart (2001)

Uncle Daniel Ponder moves to give away his fortune, while his niece, Edna Earle, tries to tighten the reins on Daniel's generosity. After Daniel marries teenager Bonnie Dee Peacock, her death leads to Daniel's trial for murder  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Angela Bettis  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Jennifer Lewis  •  Victor Slezak

Uncle Daniel Ponder moves to give away his fortune, while his niece, Edna Earle, tries to tighten the reins on Daniel's generosity. After Daniel marries teenager Bonnie Dee Peacock, her death leads to Daniel's trial for murder  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Angela Bettis  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Jennifer Lewis  •  Victor Slezak

Crazy in Love (1992)

Three generations of women live on a small island off the coast of Washington state with their men with whom they have no end of problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Bill Pullman  •  Julian Sands

Three generations of women live on a small island off the coast of Washington state with their men with whom they have no end of problems.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Bill Pullman  •  Julian Sands

The City Girl (1984)

A female photographer who is engaged to a businessman investigates a cult in the local club scene. By living out some of her sexual fantasies, she faces the truth about her life and helps one of the cult's victims escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Laura Harrington  •  Peter Riegert  •  Lawrence K. Philips  •  Carole McGill

A female photographer who is engaged to a businessman investigates a cult in the local club scene. By living out some of her sexual fantasies, she faces the truth about her life and helps one of the cult's victims escape.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Laura Harrington  •  Peter Riegert  •  Lawrence K. Philips  •  Carole McGill

Joy of Sex (1984)

Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Cameron Dye  •  Michelle Meyrink  •  Colleen Camp  •  Ernie Hudson

Teenager Leslie Hindenberg, mistakenly believing she has just weeks to live, decides she will lose her virginity before she dies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Cameron Dye  •  Michelle Meyrink  •  Colleen Camp  •  Ernie Hudson

Nora Roberts' Tribute (2009)

A former child star buys her grandmother's house to rescue it from ruin but her hope for serenity is soon eclipsed by haunting dreams of her famous grandmother, who died of a supposed overdose in the house more than 30 years ago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Brittany Murphy  •  Jason Lewis  •  Christian Oliver  •  Diana Scarwid

A former child star buys her grandmother's house to rescue it from ruin but her hope for serenity is soon eclipsed by haunting dreams of her famous grandmother, who died of a supposed overdose in the house more than 30 years ago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Brittany Murphy  •  Jason Lewis  •  Christian Oliver  •  Diana Scarwid

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DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Dirk Benedict  •  Sydney Walsh  •  Catherine Oxenberg  •  Michelle Phillips

An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)

A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Sammi Hanratty  •  Austin Thomas  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Michael Learned

A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Sammi Hanratty  •  Austin Thomas  •  Annabeth Gish  •  Michael Learned

Bare Essentials (1991)

A couple leaves for a vacation on a tropical island and finds happiness and love... just not with each-other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Gregory Harrison  •  Mark Linn-Baker  •  Lisa Hartman  •  Charlotte Lewis

A couple leaves for a vacation on a tropical island and finds happiness and love... just not with each-other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Gregory Harrison  •  Mark Linn-Baker  •  Lisa Hartman  •  Charlotte Lewis
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