Penny Marshall

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Carole Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943 - December 17, 2018) was an American actress, producer and director. After playing several small roles for television, she was cast as Laverne DeFazio in the sitcom Laverne & Shirley. A ratings success, the show ran from 1976 until 1983, and Marshall received three Golden Globe award nominations for her performance. She progressed to directing films such as Big (1988), the first film directed by a woman to gross in excess of $100 million at the U.S. box office, Awakenings (1990), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, and A League of Their Own (1992). In more recent years, she produced Cinderella Man (2005) and Bewitched (2005). Description above from the Wikipedia article Penny Marshall, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

2 3

1941 (1979)

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  Ned Beatty  •  John Belushi  •  Lorraine Gary

A League of Their Own (1992)

Thought provokingUpliftingFunnyReal

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Geena Davis  •  Madonna  •  Lori Petty

As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey. Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson and Kit Keller spar with each ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Geena Davis  •  Madonna  •  Lori Petty

Big (1988)

FunnyLightheartedBrilliantCharming

When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Robert Loggia  •  John Heard

When a young boy makes a wish at a carnival machine to be big—he wakes up the following morning to find that it has been granted and his body has grown older overnight. But he is still the same 13-year-old boy inside. Now he must learn how to cope with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Elizabeth Perkins  •  Robert Loggia  •  John Heard

Hocus Pocus (1993)

After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it is up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Kathy Najimy  •  Omri Katz

After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it is up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega
CAST:  Bette Midler  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Kathy Najimy  •  Omri Katz

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)

To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sheetal Sheth  •  Amy Ryan  •  Fred Dalton Thompson

To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sheetal Sheth  •  Amy Ryan  •  Fred Dalton Thompson

Renaissance Man (1994)

An advertising man is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job: teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that there is no structure set up for the class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Gregory Hines  •  James Remar  •  Ed Begley Jr.

An advertising man is slowly sliding downhill. When he is fired from his job in Detroit, he signs up for unemployment. One day they find him a job: teaching thinking skills to Army recruits. He arrives on base to find that there is no structure set up for the class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Gregory Hines  •  James Remar  •  Ed Begley Jr.

Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Steve Zahn  •  Adam Garcia  •  Brittany Murphy

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Drew Barrymore  •  Steve Zahn  •  Adam Garcia  •  Brittany Murphy

She's Having a Baby (1988)

Clever

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life all that there is? ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hughes
CAST:  Kevin Bacon  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William Windom

The Hard Way (1991)

Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. John Moss and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  James Woods  •  Stephen Lang  •  Annabella Sciorra

Seeking to raise his credibility as an actor and to land a role as a tough cop on a new show, Hollywood action star Nick Lang works a deal with New York City Police Capt. Brix, who by chance is one of his fans. Nick will be paired with detective Lt. John Moss and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  James Woods  •  Stephen Lang  •  Annabella Sciorra

The Preacher's Wife (1996)

Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property developer Joe Hamilton. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Whitney Houston  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Gregory Hines

Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all this, his church is coming under threat from property developer Joe Hamilton. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Whitney Houston  •  Courtney B. Vance  •  Gregory Hines

Awakenings (1990)

Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Robin Williams  •  Julie Kavner  •  Ruth Nelson

Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Robin Williams  •  Julie Kavner  •  Ruth Nelson

Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day, she gets a strange coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Stephen Collins  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  John Wood

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day, she gets a strange coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes embroiled in an espionage ring. People are killed, and Terry is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Stephen Collins  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  John Wood

The Feminist and the Fuzz (1971)

A dedicated women's libber and a male chauvinist cop become roommates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Paris
CAST:  Barbara Eden  •  David Hartman  •  Jo Anne Worley  •  Herb Edelman

A dedicated women's libber and a male chauvinist cop become roommates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Paris
CAST:  Barbara Eden  •  David Hartman  •  Jo Anne Worley  •  Herb Edelman

In Name Only (1969)

In this romantic comedy, an unwed couple who run a wedding planning business discover, to their horror, that the Justice of the Peace who had officiated their first three weddings was only an actor. Hilarity ensues as they set about trying to get these marrieds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  E.W. Swackhamer
CAST:  Michael Callan  •  Ann Prentiss  •  Eve Arden  •  Ruth Buzzi

In this romantic comedy, an unwed couple who run a wedding planning business discover, to their horror, that the Justice of the Peace who had officiated their first three weddings was only an actor. Hilarity ensues as they set about trying to get these marrieds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  E.W. Swackhamer
CAST:  Michael Callan  •  Ann Prentiss  •  Eve Arden  •  Ruth Buzzi

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the NY Accent (2013)

The story of the New York accent, as told by New Yorkers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Heather Quinlan
CAST:  Penny Marshall  •  Amy Heckerling  •  Pat Cooper  •  James McBride

The story of the New York accent, as told by New Yorkers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Heather Quinlan
CAST:  Penny Marshall  •  Amy Heckerling  •  Pat Cooper  •  James McBride

Mother's Day (2016)

Intersecting stories with different moms collide on Mother's Day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Julia Roberts  •  Kate Hudson  •  Jason Sudeikis

Intersecting stories with different moms collide on Mother's Day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Julia Roberts  •  Kate Hudson  •  Jason Sudeikis

Challenge of a Lifetime (1985)

Nora Scoonover is 35, divorced, in debt and going nowhere when her 16 year-old son, Steven, runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with her. Together they decide that she will enter the Ironman Triathlon competition in Hawaii, although she has not done ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russ Mayberry
CAST:  Penny Marshall  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Jonathan Silverman  •  Mary Woronov

Nora Scoonover is 35, divorced, in debt and going nowhere when her 16 year-old son, Steven, runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with her. Together they decide that she will enter the Ironman Triathlon competition in Hawaii, although she has not done ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russ Mayberry
CAST:  Penny Marshall  •  Richard Gilliland  •  Jonathan Silverman  •  Mary Woronov

The Crooked Hearts (1972)

A charming but somewhat larcenous widow attempts to snare a rich bachelor through a lonely hearts club, but her scheme boomerangs into a deadly cat-and-mouse game. This marked the TV-movie debut of both Rosalind Russell and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and was sadly also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Sandrich
CAST:  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  Rosalind Russell  •  Ross Martin  •  Michael Murphy

A charming but somewhat larcenous widow attempts to snare a rich bachelor through a lonely hearts club, but her scheme boomerangs into a deadly cat-and-mouse game. This marked the TV-movie debut of both Rosalind Russell and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and was sadly also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Sandrich
CAST:  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  Rosalind Russell  •  Ross Martin  •  Michael Murphy

The Odd Couple: Together Again (1993)

Felix's daughter Edna is getting married, and his wife Gloria throws him out of the house for a few days, so that she can plan the wedding herself, without him getting in the way. Felix temporarily moves in with Oscar, who is still living in the same apartment from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Klane
CAST:  Jack Klugman  •  Tony Randall  •  Penny Marshall

Felix's daughter Edna is getting married, and his wife Gloria throws him out of the house for a few days, so that she can plan the wedding herself, without him getting in the way. Felix temporarily moves in with Oscar, who is still living in the same apartment from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Klane
CAST:  Jack Klugman  •  Tony Randall  •  Penny Marshall
2 3