Joanna Cassidy

Joanna Cassidy (born August 2, 1945, height 5' 9" (1,75 m)) is an American film and television actress. She is known for her role replicant Zhora in the Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner (1982). She also has starred in films such as Under Fire, The Fourth Protocol, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Package, Where the Heart Is and Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Vampire in Brooklyn and Ghosts of Mars.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

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'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Charles Fleischer

'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime suspect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Charles Fleischer

Blade Runner (1982)

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In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Sean Young  •  Edward James Olmos

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Sean Young  •  Edward James Olmos

1969 (1988)

Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual mother, Ev. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest Thompson
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Bruce Dern  •  Mariette Hartley

Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual mother, Ev. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernest Thompson
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Bruce Dern  •  Mariette Hartley

Barbarians at the Gate (1993)

A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  James Garner  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Peter Riegert  •  Joanna Cassidy

A television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR Nabisco.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Jordan
CAST:  James Garner  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Peter Riegert  •  Joanna Cassidy

Chain Reaction (1996)

Two researchers in a green alternative energy project forced on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Fred Ward

Two researchers in a green alternative energy project forced on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Fred Ward

Club Paradise (1986)

When Chicago firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small Caribbean island, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort. Together they renovate the resort and lure tourists to Club Paradise in an effort to fight off corrupt officials and businessmen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Rick Moranis  •  Jimmy Cliff

When Chicago firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small Caribbean island, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort. Together they renovate the resort and lure tourists to Club Paradise in an effort to fight off corrupt officials and businessmen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Ramis
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Rick Moranis  •  Jimmy Cliff

Dangerous Beauty (1998)

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Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the exotic companions ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Herskovitz
CAST:  Catherine McCormack  •  Rufus Sewell  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Oliver Platt

Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the exotic companions ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Herskovitz
CAST:  Catherine McCormack  •  Rufus Sewell  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Oliver Platt

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)

Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Christina Applegate  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Josh Charles  •  Keith Coogan

Sue Ellen Crandell is a teenager eagerly awaiting her mother's summer-long absence. While the babysitter looks after her rambunctious younger siblings, Sue Ellen can party and have fun. But then the babysitter abruptly dies, leaving the Crandells short on cash. Sue ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Herek
CAST:  Christina Applegate  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Josh Charles  •  Keith Coogan

Ghosts of Mars (2001)

Melanie Ballard is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend dangerous criminal James Williams. Mars has been occupied by humans for some time and they have set up mining facilities. The mining ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Natasha Henstridge  •  Ice Cube  •  Jason Statham  •  Clea DuVall

Melanie Ballard is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend dangerous criminal James Williams. Mars has been occupied by humans for some time and they have set up mining facilities. The mining ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Natasha Henstridge  •  Ice Cube  •  Jason Statham  •  Clea DuVall

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)

A slovenly cable repairman becomes a big-city health inspector and is tasked with uncovering the source of a food poisoning epidemic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trent Cooper
CAST:  Larry the Cable Guy  •  Iris Bahr  •  Tony Hale  •  David Koechner

A slovenly cable repairman becomes a big-city health inspector and is tasked with uncovering the source of a food poisoning epidemic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trent Cooper
CAST:  Larry the Cable Guy  •  Iris Bahr  •  Tony Hale  •  David Koechner

Stay Hungry (1976)

A dishonest businessman asks rich layabout Craig Blake to help him buy a gym, which will be demolished for a development project in Alabama. But after spending time with weightlifter Joe Santo and gym worker Mary Tate Farnsworth, Craig wants out of the deal. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Sally Field  •  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  R. G. Armstrong

A dishonest businessman asks rich layabout Craig Blake to help him buy a gym, which will be demolished for a development project in Alabama. But after spending time with weightlifter Joe Santo and gym worker Mary Tate Farnsworth, Craig wants out of the deal. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Rafelson
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Sally Field  •  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  R. G. Armstrong

The American Standards (2008)

At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is it too late?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wehinger
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Corin Nemec  •  Kirk Kepper

At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is it too late?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Wehinger
CAST:  James Brolin  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Corin Nemec  •  Kirk Kepper

The Grudge 2 (2006)

A young woman encounters a malevolent supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo, a mean high school prank goes horribly wrong, and strange things begin happening in a Chicago apartment building.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Shimizu
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Amber Tamblyn  •  Edison Chen  •  Arielle Kebbel

A young woman encounters a malevolent supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo, a mean high school prank goes horribly wrong, and strange things begin happening in a Chicago apartment building.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Shimizu
CAST:  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Amber Tamblyn  •  Edison Chen  •  Arielle Kebbel

Under Fire (1983)

Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Ed Harris  •  Gene Hackman  •  Joanna Cassidy

Three U.S. journalists (Nick Nolte, Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman) get too close to one another and their work in 1979 Nicaragua.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Ed Harris  •  Gene Hackman  •  Joanna Cassidy

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Maximillian, the lone survivor of a race of vampires, comes to Brooklyn in search of a way to live past the next full moon. His ticket to survival is Rita, a NYPD detective who doesn't know she's half vampire -- and Maximillian will do whatever's necessary to put ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Angela Bassett  •  Allen Payne  •  Kadeem Hardison

Maximillian, the lone survivor of a race of vampires, comes to Brooklyn in search of a way to live past the next full moon. His ticket to survival is Rita, a NYPD detective who doesn't know she's half vampire -- and Maximillian will do whatever's necessary to put ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Angela Bassett  •  Allen Payne  •  Kadeem Hardison

Witches of the Caribbean (2005)

A persistent nightmare about a 16th century sorceress burned to death on a beach sends 17-year-old Angela looking for enlightenment at a fortnight retreat on a beautiful Caribbean isle. All the teens at the gathering are part of Angela's inexplicable dream, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David DeCoteau
CAST:  Joanna Cassidy  •  Nicole Cavazos  •  Nicole Marie Monica  •  Kelli Giddish

A persistent nightmare about a 16th century sorceress burned to death on a beach sends 17-year-old Angela looking for enlightenment at a fortnight retreat on a beautiful Caribbean isle. All the teens at the gathering are part of Angela's inexplicable dream, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David DeCoteau
CAST:  Joanna Cassidy  •  Nicole Cavazos  •  Nicole Marie Monica  •  Kelli Giddish

Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003)

Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart is a 2003 NBC TV movie starring Cybill Shepherd as Martha Stewart in which the life of Martha Stewart is outlined starting from her life in New Jersey to the scandal behind her arrest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Ensler
CAST:  Cybill Shepherd  •  Tim Matheson  •  Joanna Cassidy

Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart is a 2003 NBC TV movie starring Cybill Shepherd as Martha Stewart in which the life of Martha Stewart is outlined starting from her life in New Jersey to the scandal behind her arrest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Ensler
CAST:  Cybill Shepherd  •  Tim Matheson  •  Joanna Cassidy

Where the Heart Is (1990)

A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Dabney Coleman  •  Uma Thurman  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Crispin Glover

A wealthy businessman shows his young adult kids how tough life can be.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Boorman
CAST:  Dabney Coleman  •  Uma Thurman  •  Joanna Cassidy  •  Crispin Glover

Anderson's Cross (2010)

Nick Anderson, Kevin Daniels, and Tracey Green do everything together. They are the best of friends, and yet they couldn't be more different. Neighbors from adolescence, they finish each other's thoughts and sentences, joys and pains, happiness and tears. Using ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerome Elston Scott
CAST:  Joanna Cassidy  •  Joyce Guy  •  Bill Moseley  •  Jerome Elston Scott

Nick Anderson, Kevin Daniels, and Tracey Green do everything together. They are the best of friends, and yet they couldn't be more different. Neighbors from adolescence, they finish each other's thoughts and sentences, joys and pains, happiness and tears. Using ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerome Elston Scott
CAST:  Joanna Cassidy  •  Joyce Guy  •  Bill Moseley  •  Jerome Elston Scott

For Sale By Owner (2009)

One man's journey to find his past leads him to discover the secret to one of America's most haunting mysteries.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert J. Wilson
CAST:  Scott Cooper  •  Rachel Nichols  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Tom Skerritt

One man's journey to find his past leads him to discover the secret to one of America's most haunting mysteries.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert J. Wilson
CAST:  Scott Cooper  •  Rachel Nichols  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Tom Skerritt
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