Jim Metzler

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Jim Metzler (born June 23, 1951) is an American television and film actor, best known for guest-appearances on popular TV series. In 1983, he received a Golden Globe nomination for his supporting role in the 1982 film Tex. Former jobs of his include a minor league baseball player, a sports reporter, and a job that required him to repair cracks on airline runways. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Metzler was drafted by the Boston Red Sox but decided to pursue an acting career. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Metzler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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L.A. Confidential (1997)

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Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Guy Pearce  •  Danny DeVito  •  James Cromwell

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Hanson
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Guy Pearce  •  Danny DeVito  •  James Cromwell

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)

After a couple adopts a pair of orphaned brothers, it becomes alarmingly clear the boys are much more than they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James D.R. Hickox
CAST:  Daniel Cerny  •  Ron Melendez  •  Jim Metzler  •  Nancy Lee Grahn

After a couple adopts a pair of orphaned brothers, it becomes alarmingly clear the boys are much more than they seem.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James D.R. Hickox
CAST:  Daniel Cerny  •  Ron Melendez  •  Jim Metzler  •  Nancy Lee Grahn

Hot to Trot (1988)

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Dinner
CAST:  Bobcat Goldthwait  •  John Candy  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Virginia Madsen

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at the stock-market of Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Dinner
CAST:  Bobcat Goldthwait  •  John Candy  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Virginia Madsen

One False Move (1992)

Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the case, contact ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Cynda Williams  •  Bill Paxton  •  Michael Beach

Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the case, contact ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Cynda Williams  •  Bill Paxton  •  Michael Beach

River's Edge (1986)

A group of high-school friends must come to terms with the fact that one of them, Samson, killed another, Jamie. Faced with the brutality of death, each must decide whether to turn their friend in to the police, or to help him escape the consequences of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hunter
CAST:  Crispin Glover  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Ione Skye  •  Daniel Roebuck

A group of high-school friends must come to terms with the fact that one of them, Samson, killed another, Jamie. Faced with the brutality of death, each must decide whether to turn their friend in to the police, or to help him escape the consequences of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Hunter
CAST:  Crispin Glover  •  Keanu Reeves  •  Ione Skye  •  Daniel Roebuck

The United States of Leland (2003)

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A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the prison, decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Ryan Hoge
CAST:  Don Cheadle  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Chris Klein  •  Kevin Spacey

The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)

Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Kennedy
CAST:  James Arness  •  Brian Keith  •  Alec Baldwin  •  David Ogden Stiers

Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Kennedy
CAST:  James Arness  •  Brian Keith  •  Alec Baldwin  •  David Ogden Stiers

The Big Brass Ring (1999)

Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Irène Jacob

Blake Pellarin is on the campaign trail to become president of the United States. While making a stop in St. Louis, a chance encounter brings his past back to haunt him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Irène Jacob

Old Gringo (1989)

When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a famous writer, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Puenzo
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Gregory Peck  •  Jimmy Smits  •  Patricio Contreras

When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose "Old Gringo" Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a famous writer, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luis Puenzo
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Gregory Peck  •  Jimmy Smits  •  Patricio Contreras

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes (1997)

A gymnast moves to a gym where the top coach in the US is and has difficulties adjusting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Leitch
CAST:  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Courtney Peldon  •  John Ashton  •  Philip Casnoff

A gymnast moves to a gym where the top coach in the US is and has difficulties adjusting.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Leitch
CAST:  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Courtney Peldon  •  John Ashton  •  Philip Casnoff

Bad City Blues (1999)

In the aftermath of a violent robbery, a New Orleans doctor, Eugene Grimes, wakes to find a wounded woman and $2 million in cash on his doorstep. In pursuit of the thieves, police captain Clarence Jefferson discovers that Grimes is the key not only to the money but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Stevens
CAST:  Michael Massee  •  Michael McGrady  •  Judith Hoag  •  Jim Metzler

In the aftermath of a violent robbery, a New Orleans doctor, Eugene Grimes, wakes to find a wounded woman and $2 million in cash on his doorstep. In pursuit of the thieves, police captain Clarence Jefferson discovers that Grimes is the key not only to the money but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Stevens
CAST:  Michael Massee  •  Michael McGrady  •  Judith Hoag  •  Jim Metzler

Delusion (1991)

In this fast-paced, noirish road movie, a computer expert embezzles half a million dollars and races off to Reno to start anew. Unfortunately, en route, he picks up a pair of hitchers and ends up entangled with a crazed couple who commandeer his car and leave him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Colpaert
CAST:  Jim Metzler  •  Jennifer Rubin  •  Kyle Secor  •  Jerry Orbach

In this fast-paced, noirish road movie, a computer expert embezzles half a million dollars and races off to Reno to start anew. Unfortunately, en route, he picks up a pair of hitchers and ends up entangled with a crazed couple who commandeer his car and leave him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Colpaert
CAST:  Jim Metzler  •  Jennifer Rubin  •  Kyle Secor  •  Jerry Orbach

Circuitry Man (1990)

In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the brain. Lori, a female body guard steals a case of such chips and flees ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Lovy
CAST:  Jim Metzler  •  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson  •  Lu Leonard  •  Vernon Wells

In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the brain. Lori, a female body guard steals a case of such chips and flees ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Lovy
CAST:  Jim Metzler  •  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson  •  Lu Leonard  •  Vernon Wells

Wiener Dog Nationals (2013)

A family adopts a runt of a dachshund from a shelter. Only time will tell if little "Shelly" and her new family are up for the challenges of entering the nation's greatest wiener dog race, Wienerschnitzel's "Wiener Dog Nationals."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevan Peterson
CAST:  Jason London  •  Alicia Witt  •  Morgan Fairchild  •  Bryan Batt

A family adopts a runt of a dachshund from a shelter. Only time will tell if little "Shelly" and her new family are up for the challenges of entering the nation's greatest wiener dog race, Wienerschnitzel's "Wiener Dog Nationals."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevan Peterson
CAST:  Jason London  •  Alicia Witt  •  Morgan Fairchild  •  Bryan Batt

Plughead Rewired: Circuitry Man II (1994)

In the backdrop of Earths polluted future a female FBI agent removes Danner, a pleasure android from an asylum in order to coerce him into helping her hunt down the criminal psychopath Plughead. But Plughead who has tangled with Danner before has his own plans as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Lovy  •  Robert Lovy
CAST:  Vernon Wells  •  Deborah Shelton  •  Jim Metzler  •  Dennis Christopher

In the backdrop of Earths polluted future a female FBI agent removes Danner, a pleasure android from an asylum in order to coerce him into helping her hunt down the criminal psychopath Plughead. But Plughead who has tangled with Danner before has his own plans as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Lovy  •  Robert Lovy
CAST:  Vernon Wells  •  Deborah Shelton  •  Jim Metzler  •  Dennis Christopher

Love Kills (1991)

Glamorous fashion photographer Rebecca is getting even. Angered by her husband's infidelity, she takes a lover - a mysterious hunk she fist met during a photo shoot. He's exciting. He's handsome. And, after a night of lovemaking, he confesses he's a hit man hired ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Grant
CAST:  Virginia Madsen  •  Lenny Von Dohlen  •  Erich Anderson  •  Kate Hodge

Glamorous fashion photographer Rebecca is getting even. Angered by her husband's infidelity, she takes a lover - a mysterious hunk she fist met during a photo shoot. He's exciting. He's handsome. And, after a night of lovemaking, he confesses he's a hit man hired ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Grant
CAST:  Virginia Madsen  •  Lenny Von Dohlen  •  Erich Anderson  •  Kate Hodge

Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder (1989)

A young theatre director is accused of killing a more famous Broadway director. Perry takes his case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Barbara Hale  •  Alexandra Paul  •  William R. Moses

A young theatre director is accused of killing a more famous Broadway director. Perry takes his case.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian I. Nyby II
CAST:  Raymond Burr  •  Barbara Hale  •  Alexandra Paul  •  William R. Moses

What Matters Most (2001)

Despite different backgrounds and disapproving parents, a working-class teen falls in love with the wealthy son of a prominent family in a small West Texas town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Cusumano
CAST:  Chad Allen  •  Polly Cole  •  Gretchen German  •  Marshall R. Teague

Despite different backgrounds and disapproving parents, a working-class teen falls in love with the wealthy son of a prominent family in a small West Texas town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Cusumano
CAST:  Chad Allen  •  Polly Cole  •  Gretchen German  •  Marshall R. Teague

Amish Grace (2010)

When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated by the Amish ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Champion
CAST:  Kimberly Williams-Paisley  •  Tammy Blanchard  •  Matt Letscher  •  Fay Masterson

When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated by the Amish ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Champion
CAST:  Kimberly Williams-Paisley  •  Tammy Blanchard  •  Matt Letscher  •  Fay Masterson

Apollo 11: First Steps on the Moon (1996)

Fearful that the Russians would continue their lead in the space race and be the first to put a man on the moon, NASA felt an enormous pressure to push the Apollo Program forward as quickly as possible, though they knew that pushing too hard could lead to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norberto Barba
CAST:  Carmen Argenziano  •  Tuck Milligan  •  Dennis Lipscomb  •  William Mesnik

Fearful that the Russians would continue their lead in the space race and be the first to put a man on the moon, NASA felt an enormous pressure to push the Apollo Program forward as quickly as possible, though they knew that pushing too hard could lead to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norberto Barba
CAST:  Carmen Argenziano  •  Tuck Milligan  •  Dennis Lipscomb  •  William Mesnik
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