Ellen Geer

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Ellen Ware Geer (born August 29, 1941) is an American actress, professor, screenwriter, film director and theatre director.Geer has enjoyed a long, distinguished career in film and television. She began her career appearing as a nun in the 1968 Richard Lester drama Petulia. Geer followed this with an appearance in 1969's The Reivers with her father, Will Geer. In 1971, Geer played the deceased wife of the lead character in Kotch, appearing throughout the movie in flashbacks. That same year, she became a regular on The Jimmy Stewart Show (which aired until the following year) and had a supporting role in the acclaimed comedy Harold and Maude. In 1974, she starred in two films which she also wrote: Silence and Memory of Us. Both featured her father. The remainder of Geer's 1970s career consisted primarily of guest appearances and made-for-TV movies. TV shows on which she appeared during this time included Police Story, The Streets of San Francisco, Baretta, Barnaby Jones, Charlie's Angels, CHiPs, and two episodes of Fantasy Island. Her TV movie credits during this time included Babe (1975), The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976), The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (1977), and A Shining Season (1979). The only theatrical film on which she worked in the late '70s was Jonathan Kaplan's Over the Edge in 1979. The remainder of her TV credits include guest appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Waltons, Quincy, M.E., Dallas, The ...

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Clear and Present Danger (1994)

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CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Donald Moffat  •  Willem Dafoe

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Donald Moffat  •  Willem Dafoe

Criminal (2004)

Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new associate, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Jacobs
CAST:  John C. Reilly  •  Diego Luna  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Peter Mullan

Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new associate, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Jacobs
CAST:  John C. Reilly  •  Diego Luna  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Peter Mullan

Harold and Maude (1971)

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The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Ruth Gordon  •  Bud Cort  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Charles Tyner

The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Ruth Gordon  •  Bud Cort  •  Cyril Cusack  •  Charles Tyner

Heart Like a Wheel (1983)

Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Beau Bridges  •  Leo Rossi  •  Hoyt Axton

Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Beau Bridges  •  Leo Rossi  •  Hoyt Axton

Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

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A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miranda July
CAST:  Miranda July  •  John Hawkes  •  Brandon Ratcliff  •  Miles Thompson

A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Miranda July
CAST:  Miranda July  •  John Hawkes  •  Brandon Ratcliff  •  Miles Thompson

Patriot Games (1992)

When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Patrick Bergin  •  Thora Birch

When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Noyce
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Archer  •  Patrick Bergin  •  Thora Birch

Petulia (1968)

An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Julie Christie  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  George C. Scott  •  Arthur Hill

An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Lester
CAST:  Julie Christie  •  Richard Chamberlain  •  George C. Scott  •  Arthur Hill

Phenomenon (1996)

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Robert Duvall

An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Robert Duvall

Practical Magic (1998)

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Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Stockard Channing

Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Griffin Dunne
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Stockard Channing

When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)

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An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Andy García  •  Meg Ryan  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Tina Majorino

An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Mandoki
CAST:  Andy García  •  Meg Ryan  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Tina Majorino

Kotch (1971)

Joseph Kotcher, retired salesman, walks out on his son and daughter-in-law after their attempts to put him in a retirement home. He tracks down their babysitter, sacked because she is pregnant, and rents a small house nearby. He finds a new purpose in life. Jack ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Lemmon
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Deborah Winters  •  Felicia Farr  •  Charles Aidman

Joseph Kotcher, retired salesman, walks out on his son and daughter-in-law after their attempts to put him in a retirement home. He tracks down their babysitter, sacked because she is pregnant, and rents a small house nearby. He finds a new purpose in life. Jack ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Lemmon
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Deborah Winters  •  Felicia Farr  •  Charles Aidman

Over the Edge (1979)

A group of bored teenagers rebel against authority in the community of New Granada.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Vincent Spano  •  Andy Romano  •  Ellen Geer

A group of bored teenagers rebel against authority in the community of New Granada.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kaplan
CAST:  Matt Dillon  •  Vincent Spano  •  Andy Romano  •  Ellen Geer

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Clayton
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Diane Ladd  •  Royal Dano

In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Clayton
CAST:  Jason Robards  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Diane Ladd  •  Royal Dano

The Odd Couple II (1998)

Brucey, the son of Oscar, calls his father to invite him to his wedding to Felix's daughter next Sunday in California. Oscar and Felix meet again at Los Angeles International Airport and rent a car in order to go to San Malina for the wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Richard Riehle  •  Jonathan Silverman

Brucey, the son of Oscar, calls his father to invite him to his wedding to Felix's daughter next Sunday in California. Oscar and Felix meet again at Los Angeles International Airport and rent a car in order to go to San Malina for the wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Jack Lemmon  •  Walter Matthau  •  Richard Riehle  •  Jonathan Silverman

Crossworlds (1996)

College good guy Joe is drawn into a battle to save the world from arch-enemy Ferris. Joe's heirloom pendant just happens to be the key to the staff that opens doors to the Crossworlds. When Laura shows up to check on the key and Ferris' goons begin their assaults, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Krishna Rao
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Josh Charles  •  Andrea Roth  •  Perry Anzilotti

College good guy Joe is drawn into a battle to save the world from arch-enemy Ferris. Joe's heirloom pendant just happens to be the key to the staff that opens doors to the Crossworlds. When Laura shows up to check on the key and Ferris' goons begin their assaults, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Krishna Rao
CAST:  Rutger Hauer  •  Josh Charles  •  Andrea Roth  •  Perry Anzilotti

Babe (1975)

This is the life story of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, from her early Texas tomboy days to her Gold Medal triumphs at the 1932 Olympics, her remarkable career as a champion golfer, her fulfilling marriage to wrestler ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buzz Kulik
CAST:  Susan Clark  •  Alex Karras  •  Slim Pickens  •  Jeanette Nolan

This is the life story of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, from her early Texas tomboy days to her Gold Medal triumphs at the 1932 Olympics, her remarkable career as a champion golfer, her fulfilling marriage to wrestler ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buzz Kulik
CAST:  Susan Clark  •  Alex Karras  •  Slim Pickens  •  Jeanette Nolan

Lonely Hearts (1991)

Alma, a lonely woman, falls for the conman who steals her money after seducing her. Frank doesn't want Alma around him, but he cannot do anything about the situation in case she goes to the police. Hot on the trail of the two is a female private detective, working ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Lane
CAST:  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Eric Roberts  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Herta Ware

Alma, a lonely woman, falls for the conman who steals her money after seducing her. Frank doesn't want Alma around him, but he cannot do anything about the situation in case she goes to the police. Hot on the trail of the two is a female private detective, working ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Lane
CAST:  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Eric Roberts  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Herta Ware

A Shining Season (1979)

The true story of University of New Mexico track star John Baker who, dying of cancer, spent his remaining time coaching a losing girls' track team to a winning season.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Margolin
CAST:  Timothy Bottoms  •  Allyn Ann McLerie  •  Constance Forslund  •  Ed Begley Jr.

The true story of University of New Mexico track star John Baker who, dying of cancer, spent his remaining time coaching a losing girls' track team to a winning season.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Margolin
CAST:  Timothy Bottoms  •  Allyn Ann McLerie  •  Constance Forslund  •  Ed Begley Jr.

The Wild Pair (1987)

A strait-laced FBI agent and a hulking, big-hearted narcotics cop team up to track down a drug lord associated with a militant hate group.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beau Bridges
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Bubba Smith  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Gary Lockwood

A strait-laced FBI agent and a hulking, big-hearted narcotics cop team up to track down a drug lord associated with a militant hate group.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beau Bridges
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Bubba Smith  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Gary Lockwood

Satan's Princess (1989)

A down-on-his-luck cop runs into harder times when he is searching for a missing woman  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bert I. Gordon
CAST:  Robert Forster  •  Lydie Denier  •  Caren Kaye  •  Phillip Glasser

A down-on-his-luck cop runs into harder times when he is searching for a missing woman  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bert I. Gordon
CAST:  Robert Forster  •  Lydie Denier  •  Caren Kaye  •  Phillip Glasser
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